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Keith Appling
PG - 6'1, 185lbs - 31 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2020
  • Birthdate: 02/13/1993
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Michigan State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
23rd September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
20th October, 2014NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
6th March, 2015D-LeagueTraded by Los Angeles D-Fenders to Erie BayHawks in exchange for the returning player rights to Cleveland Melvin.
24th September, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
19th October, 2015NBAWaived by Orlando.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
18th January, 2016NBASigned a 10 day contract with Orlando.
29th January, 2016NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Orlando.
8th February, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
Career Moves
2010 - 2014Michigan State (NCAA)
July 2014Portland Trail Blazers (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2014 - March 2015Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
March 2015 - June 2015Erie BayHawks (D-League)
July 2015Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2015 - October 2015Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2015 - January 2016Erie BayHawks (D-League)
January 2016 - February 2016Orlando Magic (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016Erie BayHawks (D-League)
Articles about Keith Appling

March 17, 2011

[...] Further compounding the problem has been the struggles of team leader Kalin Lucas, who got injured at the end of last season, and who has been noticably hobbled all season. Lucas nevertheless leads the team in scoring, as is the case every year, using his transition ability and use of screens to get open for jumpshots and into the paint, a high IQ undersized scorer that doesn't have to resort to calling 1-4 sets all the time. Lucas has been stuck on full-on scorer's mode all season, by design and quite correctly, forgoing point guard play other than to get the ball over halfcourt and start moving it around. He has been effective at doing this, even with the gimpiness, pouring in 17.2 points per game with 39% three point shooting, both very respectable numbers. But perhaps without the injury, he probably could have cracked 20. (Welcome guard relief came in the form of freshman Keith Appling, who was billed initially as a scoring guard, but who quickly emerged as a defensive presence as well. A combination of the tenacious D, plus the 40% three point shooting, plugged a huge gap in the Spartans lineup and went a long way to restoring their season.)

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