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Vander Blue
SG - 6'4, 196lbs - 31 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Last played with Penarol (Uruguay, 2022)
  • Birthdate: 07/17/1992
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: Marquette
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: James Dunleavy (Excel Sports Management))
24th September, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed four year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2016/17.
25th October, 2013NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
30th October, 2013IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Maccabi Rishon.
31st December, 2013IsraelReleased by Maccabi Rishon.
14th January, 2014D-LeagueAcquired by Delaware 87ers.
22nd January, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Boston.
31st January, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
1st February, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
1st February, 2014D-LeagueRe-acquired by Delaware 87ers.
7th March, 2014D-LeagueAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Delaware 87ers to Idaho Stampede in exchange for a 2014 second round pick from Canton Charge.
26th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
3rd October, 2014NBAWaived by Washington.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Idaho Stampede.
31st October, 2014D-LeagueTraded by Idaho Stampede to Los Angeles D-Fenders in exchange for a 2014 second round pick.
13th April, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with L.A. Lakers.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
2nd August, 2016ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Guangxi.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
4th August, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
14th October, 2017NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
18th October, 2017NBA/G-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with L.A. Lakers/South Bay Lakers.
12th January, 2018NBA/G-LeagueL.A. Lakers ended two-way contract.
2nd February, 2018ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Torino.
20th April, 2018ItalyReleased by Torino.
16th November, 2018G-LeagueReturning player rights traded by South Bay Lakers (formerly Los Angeles D-Fenders) to Wisconsin Herd in exchange for the returning player rights to Joel Bolomboy.
20th November, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Wisconsin Herd.
24th January, 2019G-LeagueTraded by Wisconsin Herd to Texas Legends in exchange for the returning player rights to Damon Lynn and a 2019 second round pick.
Career Moves
2010 - 2013Marquette (NCAA)
July 2013Houston Rockets (Summer League)
July 2013Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2013 - December 2013Maccabi Rishon (Israel)
January 2014Delaware 87ers (D-League)
January 2014 - February 2014Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2014 - March 2014Delaware 87ers (D-League)
March 2014 - June 2014Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2014San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
October 2014Idaho Stampede (D-League)
October 2014 - April 2015Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
April 2015 - June 2015L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2015Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
November 2015 - June 2016Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
July 2016Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 2016Guangxi (China, NBL)
October 2016 - June 2017Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
July 2017L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
August 2017 - October 2017L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2017 - January 2018L.A. Lakers (NBA)/South Bay Lakers (G-League)
February 2018 - April 2018Torino (Italy)
November 2018 - January 2019Wisconsin Herd (G-League)
January 2019 - presentTexas Legends (G-League)
Articles about Vander Blue

July 8, 2013

Vander Blue

Blue unexpectedly declared for the draft, after what was a good year for his program but not necessarily a good one for him. As of right now, it's not obvious what role he could fit. He has a shooting guard's height, great athleticism, and a strong transition game, yet his jumpshot is mediocre, and much as some may want him to play point guard on account of his decent passing vision and pick-and-roll game, he cannot handle the ball sufficiently to be a full time one. Blue needs to develop more, and while he can do so while still being paid to play, he needs consistent work somewhere and minimal upheaval to do so. The D-League, then, may be the place.

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March 16, 2011

[...] Previous installments of the Buzz Williams Experience have seen Marquette be primarily guard reliant, and true to form, they still have some good ones. In addition to the aforementioned Johnson-Odom, prize recruit Vander Blue can defend any guard of any description, creating quite the defensive backcourt pairing. It's an even stronger defensive guard lineup when accounting for Junior Cadougan, a sophomore who nobly declined an entirely justified medical redshirt last season in order to play sparse minutes in a nothing season, earning brownie points and acclaim for his magnanimity. Both Blue and Cadougan are good, versatile, interested defenders, and Cadougan also thrives as a playmaker and facilitator. At this stage, however, neither can make a shot. The backcourt scoring therefore is built around Johnson-Odom, as well as fellow JuCo transfer Dwight Buycks (Bikes), who has emerged as a three point threat as a senior and plays some decent defense of his own.

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