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D.J. Stephens
SG/SF - 6'5, 188lbs - 32 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Signed in Japan - Signed with Chiba Jets
  • Birthdate: 12/19/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: Memphis
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Keith Kreiter (Edge Sports)
13th August, 2013GreeceSigned a one year contract with Ilysiakos.
11th March, 2014GreeceLeft Ilysiakos.
26th March, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Milwaukee.
10th April, 2014TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Anadolu Efes.
1st October, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
24th October, 2014NBAWaived by New Orleans.
2nd December, 2014RussiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Zenit St Petersburg.
28th September, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
23rd October, 2015NBAWaived by Cleveland.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Canton Charge.
4th March, 2016D-LeagueTraded by Canton Charge to Iowa Energy in exchange for a 2016 fifth round pick.
21st July, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
22nd October, 2016NBAWaived by Memphis.
21st November, 2016UkraineSigned for the remainder of the season with Budivelnyk Kiev.
19th May, 2017Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Bayamon.
28th June, 2017Puerto RicoReleased by Bayamon.
17th July, 2017FranceSigned a one year contract with Le Mans.
23rd August, 2017D-LeagueDrafted 11th overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Memphis Hustle.
8th October, 2018NBA/G-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with Memphis Grizzlies/Memphis Hustle.
30th December, 2018NBA/G-LeagueMemphis ended two-way contract.
13th February, 2019BahrainSigned for the remainder of the season with Al Manama.
Career Moves
2009 - 2013Memphis (NCAA)
July 2013Miami Heat (Summer League)
July 2013Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 2013 - March 2014Ilysiakos (Greece)
March 2014 - April 2014Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
April 2014 - June 2014Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
October 2014New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
December 2014 - June 2015Zenit St Petersburg (Russia)
September 2015 - October 2015Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
November 2015 - March 2016Canton Charge (D-League)
March 2016 - June 2016Iowa Energy (D-League)
July 2016Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)
July 2016 - October 2016Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2016 - May 2017Budivelnyk Kyiv (Ukraine)
May 2017 - June 2017Bayamon (Puerto Rico)
July 2017 - June 2018Le Mans (France)
July 2018Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)
October 2018 - December 2018Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)/Memphis Hustle (G-League)
February 2019 - presentAl Manama (Bahrain)
Articles about D.J. Stephens

July 9, 2013

D.J. Stephens

Stephens has a terrific physical profile for a shooting guard, standing a solid 6'5 tall with a huge 7 foot wingspan, good strength, and record breakingly good leaping ability. Unfortunately, he's not a shooting guard. He's a power forward, and not one of those needs-to-work-on-his-handle-to-convert-to-the-wing-position forwards like Jae Crowder once was, but an actual power forward. He doesn't have much offensive skill on any part of the floor, save for the looks such athleticism affords, yet he clearly guards the interior (2.6 blocks per game) much better than the perimeter. This is fine in college when you're under 200 pounds, but not fine in the NBA. Stephens has an obvious impact any game he plays in with his disruptive athleticism, but it'll take a real optimist to project that as sufficient at the NBA level. I would like to be wrong here.

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