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Cliff Alexander
C - 6'9, 245lbs - 28 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Signed in Lebanon - Signed with Beirut Club
  • Birthdate: 11/16/1995
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2015
  • Pre-draft team: Kansas
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Mark Bartelstein/Andy Shiffman (Priority Sports)
24th July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Portland.
10th March, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Portland to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
20th March, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Portland from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
7th July, 2016NBAWaived by Portland.
8th September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
17th October, 2016NBAWaived by Orlando.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Erie BayHawks.
31st January, 2017D-LeagueTraded by Erie BayHawks to Long Island Nets in exchange for a 2017 third round pick.
2nd April, 2017NBASigned a $75,000 contract for the remainder of the season with Brooklyn.
3rd April, 2017NBAWaived by Brooklyn.
25th September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
14th October, 2017NBAWaived by New Orleans.
20th October, 2017G-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Long Island Nets, along with a 2018 fourth round pick, to Wisconsin Herd in exchange for two 2018 second round picks.
20th October, 2017G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Wisconsin Herd.
10th March, 2018G-LeagueLeft Wisconsin Herd.
1st August, 2018GermanySigned a one year contract with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
Career Moves
2014 - 2015Kansas (NCAA)
July 2015Brooklyn Nets (Summer League)
July 2015 - July 2016Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2016Portland Trail Blazers (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016Orlando Magic (NBA)
October 2016 - January 2017Erie BayHawks (D-League)
January 2017 - April 2017Long Island Nets (D-League)
April 2017Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
September 2017 - October 2017New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
October 2017 - March 2018Wisconsin Herd (G-League)
March 2018 - June 2018ASVEL Villerbanne (France)
July 2018New Orleans Pelicans (Summer League)
August 2018 - presentBrose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)
Articles about Cliff Alexander

June 19, 2015

Cliff Alexander

An out and out post player, Alexander was something of a disappointment as a freshman, which is a little unfair given that no one ultimately can control the expectation of others but which nonetheless speaks to his underwhelming season, in which he showed distinct limitations.

Alexander has a strong frame with a good amount of muscle on it for one so young, and although he is not much of a run and jump athlete, he is not a stiff. His very long arms make up for being a couple of inches short of ideal in height, and he can outmuscle pretty much all the competition, particularly on the glass. The physical profile is quite established.

The skill set isn't. Alexander looks a bit bewildered in the post, has no handle and very little jump shot away from it, misses a lot of shots (his only consistent offensive tool is the dunk), shows little skill with his off-hand, and has little offensive poise or awareness. He also shows little defensive poise or awareness, being little help on the perimeter and either getting lost or jumping needlessly on the perimeter. At this point he's a rebounder and opportunity scorer, and given that he is not especially explosive (Alexander dunks a lot, but has to gather himself to do it), the skills are going to have to develop quite a lot to overcome the current problems.

As a general rule, early declarations should not be frowned upon, given the backwardness of the NCAA model. In Alexander's case, however, it might have been in his best interests. Some continuity and intense skill development is needed. Alexander will make money anyway, but the big money will elude unless things change.

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