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Reeves Nelson
PF - 6'8, 235lbs - 32 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 09/18/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: UCLA
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
16th December, 2011NCAADismissed by UCLA.
26th December, 2011LithuaniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Zalgiris.
31st January, 2012LithuaniaReleased by Zalgiris Kaunas.
5th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
20th October, 2012NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
22nd October, 2012NBAClaimed off waivers by Houston.
27th October, 2012NBAWaived by Houston.
1st November, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
21st November, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Rio Grande Valley Vipers due to injury.
20th December, 2012D-LeagueRe-acquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
20th December, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
28th March, 2013D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
29th August, 2013D-LeagueDrafted 11th overall in the 2013 D-League Expansion Draft by Delaware 87ers.
10th January, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Delaware 87ers.
10th April, 2014MexicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Fuyerza Guinda de Nogales.
24th June, 2014BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Willebroek Kangoeroes.
14th November, 2014BelgiumLeft Willebroek Kangoeroes.
12th January, 2015IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Maccaibi Ra'anana.
20th February, 2015IsraelReleased by Maccabi Ra'anana.
25th February, 2015GreeceSigned for the remainder of the season with Panelefsiniakos.
2nd March, 2015GreeceReleased by Panelefsiniakos.
Career Moves
2009 - December 2011UCLA (NCAA)
December 2011 - January 2012Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
July 2012L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2012Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2012 - December 2012Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
March 2013 - June 2013Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
August 2013 - January 2014Delaware 87ers (D-League)
April 2014 - May 2014Fuerza de Nogales (Mexico)
June 2014 - November 2014Willebroek Kangoeroes (Belgium)
January 2015 - February 2015Maccabi Ra'anana (Israel, National League)
February 2015 - March 2015Panelefsiniakos (Greece)
Articles about Reeves Nelson

December 12, 2013

Reeves Nelson - Nelson has only played four games this season due to the suicide of his father, but he has been very productive in those four, putting up 53 points and 26 rebounds in 73 minutes. He is undersized and infamously temperamental, but he scores from inside and out, and he plays hard.

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March 17, 2011

Reeves Nelson is nothing if not fearless.

Also in the frontcourt, 6'8 forward Reeves Nelson is amazingly effective for a slow, grounded, undersized interior player. Nelson is a fighter, a hustler and a competitor, strong and fearless on the interior; most importantly, though, he is skilled. Nelson gets open off of cuts and pick-and-roll situations, as well as creating in the post and sticking occasional mid-range jumpshots. He'll break plays at times and throw the ball away, but he leads the team in scoring at 13.9ppg, and gobbles up rebounds, leading the team there as well with 9.0 per game. Of course, the lack of speed means big time defensive concerns, which aren't usually something UCLA accepts. How Ben Howland figures he'll be able to play his usual brand of defense based around Nelson, Smith and the two Wear twins (currently redshirting) is unclear.

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