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Jacob Pullen
PG/SG - 6'0, 200 lbs - 33 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Signed in Slovenia - Signed with Cedevita Olimpija
  • Birthdate: 11/10/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Kansas State
  • Country: USA/Georgia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Byron Irvin (Dynasty Sports Management)
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
6th July, 2011ItalySigned a one year contract with Angelico Biella.
1st August, 2012IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.
13th March, 2013IsraelLeft Hapoel Jerusalem.
13th March, 2013ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Bologna.
13th August, 2013SpainSigned a one year contract with Barcelona.
11th August, 2014ChinaSigned a one year contract with Liaoning.
17th September, 2014ChinaReleased by Liaoning.
28th September, 2014SpainSigned a one year contract with Sevilla.
8th November, 2014SpainLeft Sevilla.
12th November, 2014ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Enel Brindisi.
8th August, 2015CroatiaSigned a one year contract with Cedevita Zagreb.
29th September, 2016RussiaSigned a one month contract with Khimki. Included team option for the remainder of the season.
31st October, 2016RussiaKhimki exercised team option for the remainder of the season.
21st September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Kansas State (NCAA)
July 2011 - June 2012Angellico Biella (Italy)
July 2012Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2012Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2012 - March 2013Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
March 2013 - June 2013Bologna (Italy)
August 2013 - June 2014Barcelona (Spain)
August 2014 - September 2014Liaoning (China)
September 2014 - November 2014Sevilla (Spain)
November 2014 - June 2015Enel Brindisi (Italy)
August 2015 - June 2016Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia)
September 2016 - June 2017Khimki (Russia)
September 2017 - presentPhiladelphia 76ers (NBA)
Articles about Jacob Pullen

June 22, 2011

Jacob Pullen - All attempts to turn Pullen into a real point guard ended in failure. He doesn't get the position, and he's never going to. The reason he makes the point guard list anyway is the same reason Randy Culpepper did - Pullen is only 6'0, and you are who you defend in this business. A good if somewhat streaky outside shooter, Pullen scores 20 points per game despite his size through a medley of catch-and-shoots, shots off the dribble, long range J's, mid-range J's, transition attempts, and some forays to the basket. His shot selection improved, and he got to the line 7 times a game, an impressive number for a lead guard. The effort was never in question.

What Pullen doesn't have is Culpepper's athleticism - he couldn't finish at the basket even in college, and this will be magnified in the pro game. Pullen defends the point guard spot fairly well and has good hands, but he's overmatched sizewhere even there, let alone at the two guard spot. And given that Pullen was suspended in the midst of his senior season - one in which a young, depleted and wobbling Kansas State team was crying out for upperclassman leadership - Pullen put up another strike against himself. It is highly likely, then, that he never plays in the NBA, despite the calibre of his jumpshot.

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March 17, 2011

Clemente was even less easily replaced. The initial decision to move Jacob Pullen to point guard didn't work out, because, despite his size and his defensive effectiveness at the position, Pullen just isn't a point guard. He is a secondary ball handler at best, and just not a natural passer like that. He's a scorer. He just is. If he's to e'er play point guard, it would have to be in the same way that Eddie House does it, and this wasn't that. (Pullen then suffered the same leadership/suspension problems as Kelly, which didn't help anybody.) Freshman Will Spradling then got a chance at it, and had some initial success - he shot the ball well, made solid decisions, and took a ton of charges, the best way to defend if you're a small unathletic guard. But then he hit the freshman wall early, and stopped making said decisions. He has nevertheless again become a big minute player for the team, mainly on account of the fact he's one of the few good ball handlers and shooters.

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