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Von Wafer
SG - 6'5, 209lbs - 38 years old - 7 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 07/21/1985
  • Drafted (NBA): 39th pick, 2005
  • Pre-draft team: Florida State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2005 NBA DraftNBADrafted 39th overall by L.A. Lakers.
1st August, 2005NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
27th February, 2006D-LeagueAssigned by L.A. Lakers to Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
22nd March, 2006D-LeagueRecalled by L.A. Lakers from Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
12th April, 2006D-LeagueAssigned by L.A. Lakers to Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.
26th October, 2006NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
1st November, 2006D-LeagueDrafted 22nd overall in the 2006 D-League Draft by Colorado 14ers.
21st February, 2007NBASigned a 10 day contract with L.A. Clippers.
28th February, 2007NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
6th March, 2007D-LeagueRe-acquired by Colorado 14ers.
13th April, 2007NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2007/08 with Denver.
21st February, 2008NBATraded by Denver to Portland in exchange for Taurean Green.
29th September, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
12th August, 2009GreeceSigned a two year contract with Olympiakos.
22nd December, 2009GreeceLeft Olympiakos.
24th February, 2010NBASigned a 10 day contract with Dallas.
3rd August, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
4th August, 2011ItalySigned a one year contract with Vanoli Cremona. Included opt-out clause upon end of the NBA lockout.
6th December, 2011ItalyOpted out to return to the NBA.
12th December, 2011NBASigned and traded by Boston with a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract, along with a signed and traded Glen Davis, to Orland in exchange for Brandon Bass.
29th May, 2012NBAWaived by Orlando.
20th August, 2012ChinaSigned a one year contract with Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
7th October, 2013ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanghai Sharks.
6th January, 2014D-LeagueAcquired by Bakersfield Jam.
28th January, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Bakersfield Jam.
3rd February, 2014RussiaSigned for the remainder of the regular season with Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd.
12th March, 2014Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Indios de Mayaguez (to join after completion of Russian contract).
17th May, 2014ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanxi Zhongyu (to join after completion of Puerto Rican contract).
7th August, 2015ChinaSigned a one year contract with Jiangsu.
2nd February, 2016Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Leones de Ponce (to join after completion of Chinese season).
25th November, 2016D-LeagueAcquired by Delaware 87ers.
14th December, 2016D-LeagueTraded by Delaware 87ers to Westchester Knicks in exchange for Devondrick Walker.
7th June, 2017ChinaSigned a one season contract with Shaanxi Wolves.
16th September, 2017ChinaSigned a one year contract with Jilin.
23rd May, 2018Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Leones de Ponce.
11th June, 2018Puerto RicoReleased by Leones de Ponce.
Career Moves
2003 - 2005Florida State (NCAA)
June 2005 - October 2006L.A. Lakers (NBA)
November 2006 - February 2007Colorado 14ers (D-League)
February 2007L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2007 - April 2007Colorado 14ers (D-League)
April 2007 - February 2008Denver Nuggets (NBA)
February 2008 - July 2008Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2008New York Knicks (Summer League)
September 2008 - July 2009Houston Rockets (NBA)
August 2009 - December 2009Olympiakos (Greece)
February 2010 - March 2010Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
August 2010 - June 2011Boston Celtics (NBA)
August 2011 - December 2011Cremona (Italy)
December 2011 - May 2012Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2013Xinjiang (China)
October 2013 - November 2013Shanghai (China)
January 2014Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
February 2014 - March 2014Krasny Volgrograd (Russia)
March 2014 - July 2014Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
July 2014 - June 2015Shanxi Zhongyu (China)
August 2015 - February 2016Jiangsu (China)
February 2016 - June 2016Ponce (Puerto Rico)
November 2016 - December 2016Delaware 87ers (D-League)
December 2016 - June 2017Westchester Knicks (D-League)
June 2017 - September 2017Shaanxi (China, NBL)
September 2017 - May 2018Jilin (China)
May 2018 - June 2018Ponce (Puerto Rico)
Articles about Von Wafer

January 10, 2011

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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September 28, 2010

Wafer showed in his fourth NBA season with Houston that he could produce in the NBA in a very select role. Give him shots around screens from off the bench, don't expect much else from him, and you'll have yourself a useful contributor. Wafer has the talent to produce in the NBA, and would serve Boston as an entry-level Ray Allen for the times Ray Allen is on the bench. Marquis Daniels certainly can't do that. For this reason, he's the only one of the unguaranteed contracts to have any guaranteed compensation.

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July 26, 2010

December 2009: Von Wafer

Wafer started the 2009/09 season with Greek spenders Olympiakos, but was released early due to his poor performances. He averaged 7.7 points in his three Euroleague games, but only 3.0ppg in his three Greek league games, and the team decided they preferred Patrick Beverley. Wafer subsequently returned to America.

The Rockets then brokered a deal to re-sign Wafer for the remainder of the season, who had had his career breakout with the team in the previous season. However, the signing was vetoed when Wafer failed his physical, for reasons that initially went unexplained. Later that same month, the Memphis Grizzlies expressed an interest in signing him as well, yet they passed on signing him; the reason cited was for back and hip problems that would have prevented him from playing right away.

It is obviously too early to say in this instance what impact these injuries, and the failed physical, will mean for Wafer's career longevity. All that is known is that two months later, the Mavericks signed Wafer to a ten day contract. That contract represented the only other games he played this season.

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June 14, 2010

Von Wafer - Wafer flaked out with Olympiakos, because Greece just doesn't suit him. The NBA does, though, and if you need some athleticism and jumpshooting with absolutely no other statistical production whatsoever, then Vaekeaton is your man.

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May 29, 2010

- Von Wafer

Wafer started out as Vujcic's team mate in Olympiakos, but was released early due to his poor performances. Wafer averaged 7.7 points in his three Euroleague games, but only 3.0ppg in his three Greek league games, and the team decided they preferred Patrick Beverley. Wafer returned to America and played a ten day contract with the Mavericks, but has not played this year other than that.

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December 15, 2009

- Olympiakos released Von Wafer, who had disappointed greatly. Wafer had started the year in the rotation, but had worked his way down to being on the inactive list. Greek teams are allowed a maximum of only 3 Americans and 6 non-Greeks for Greek league games, and Olympiakos have 7. And while Yotam Halperin started the year as the inactive player, he played his way into contention, as did Patrick Beverley. Wafer, meanwhile, played his way onto it. And now Olympiakos has decided to save the money and cut him. Wafer is now a candidate to join the Memphis Grizzlies, who are totally awesome yet who could use an extra bench scorer. They're currently having to pretend that Sam Old is a backup two. And it's not really working.

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