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Trenton Hassell
SG/SF - 6'5, 227lbs - 45 years old - 9 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
  • Birthdate: 03/04/1979
  • Drafted (NBA): 30th pick, 2001
  • Pre-draft team: Austin Peay
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 29th overall by Chicago.
27th September, 2001NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
23rd October, 2003NBAWaived by Chicago.
29th October, 2003NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Minnesota.
26th July, 2004NBASigned a six year, $26.1 million offer sheet with Portland. Included early termination option after 2008/09 season.
4th August, 2004NBAMinnesota matched Portland's offer sheet.
29th September, 2007NBATraded by Minnesota to Dallas in exchange for Greg Buckner.
19th February, 2008NBATraded by Dallas, along with Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, a signed-and-traded Keith Van Horn, Maurice Ager, a 2008 first round pick (#21, Ryan Anderson), a 2010 first round pick (#27, Jordan Crawford) and $3 million cash to New Jersey in exchange for Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright.
8th July, 2011ABASigned with Nashville Soul.
27th October, 2011ABALeft Nashville Soul.
27th October, 2011ABASigned a one year contract with Clarksville Cavaliers.
Career Moves
1998 - 2001Austin Peay (NCAA)
June 2001 - October 2003Chicago Bulls (NBA)
October 2003 - September 2007Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
September 2007 - February 2008Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
February 2008 - June 2010New Jersey Nets (NBA)
July 2011 - October 2011Nashville Soul (ABA)
October 2011 - December 2011Clarksville Cavaliers (ABA)
Articles about Trenton Hassell

January 5, 2011

Trenton Hassell - Hassell's $27 million contract expired this summer, and his NBA career seems to have expired with it. He is only 31 years old, yet throughout the life of his contract, Hassell became such a poor offensive player that his defense no longer made up for it. Hassell is unsigned, and offers good if unathletic defensive play, but all he will contribute offensively is one post-up a night and reasonable entry passing. Others in this list will offer more than that.

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October 6, 2010

[Dwight] Lewis just graduated from USC, where last year he was both their leading scorer and best defender. (Marcus Johnson gambled a bit too much for my liking.) He's 6'5, athletic, fundamentally sound and strong, with all the physical tools to be such a defender at the next level. However, while he was the team's leading scorer, he wasn't a particularly good one. Lewis scored 13.8 points per game, but used 36mpg to do so, and shot less than 40% from the field. He is not a good outside shooter or ball-handler, and is a finisher not a creator. This is evidenced in those senior year numbers; as the supporting cast around him got worse, his offensive production went down, not up. His decent defense won't be enough on it's own. Even Trenton Hassell was a scorer once, both at Austin Peay and in his rookie year. (He really was. His knuckleball jumpshots used to go in. They quickly stopped doing so.)

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July 30, 2010

Sasha Pavlovic - I'm in the midst of writing a half-arsed defense of David Kahn, which, far from announcing that the man has any kind of plan, instead focuses on good moves of his that have gone underrated. But even I cannot defend the Sasha Pavlovic move. A team with absolutely no short term ambition (nor any reason to have any) decided to bring in a 26 year old on a one year contract, who had put up PER's of below 9.0 in 5 of his previous six seasons. Sasha responded with yet more sterling basketball, playing 877 minutes in 71 games and shooting 37% from the floor, scoring only 10.8 points per 36 minutes and not playing any defense. Signing veterans with fringe talent and no upside, to one year contracts, whilst in the midst of a full rebuild, is not indicative of a plan.

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June 14, 2010

Trenton Hassell - Hassell's six year contract - given to him by Lord of the Contract, Kevin McHale - has finally expired. And throughout its life span, Hassell was pretty terrible. The always-terrible offense only got worse, and now aged 31, Hassell's defense is starting to slip too. Nevertheless, if it's at the minimum salary, he still has something to contribute. And he might be able to help out with some post-up offense. (I only half-meant that.)

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