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Derrick Nix
PF/C - 6'9, 270lbs - 33 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Free agent - TBD
  • Birthdate: 12/11/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
  • Pre-draft team: Michigan State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: Reed Nopponen (Entersport)
24th July, 2013SloveniaSigned a one year contract with Krka Novo Mesto.
26th September, 2013SloveniaReleased by Krka Novo Mesto.
9th October, 2013LatviaSigned a two week tryout with VEF Riga.
23rd October, 2013LatviaSigned for the remainder of the season with VEF Riga.
30th April, 2014LatviaLeft VEF Riga.
22nd July, 2014FranceSigned a one year contract with Entente Orleans.
3rd February, 2015FranceLeft Entente Orleans.
15th October, 2015PolandSigned a one month tryout with Energa Czarni Slupsk.
20th December, 2015D-LeagueAcquired by Grand Rapids Drive.
16th February, 2016D-LeagueWaived by Grand Rapids Drive.
20th February, 2016LatviaSigned for the remainder of the season with Ventspils.
21st October, 2017G-LeagueDrafted 90th overall in the 2017 G-League Draft by Windy City Bulls.
2nd November, 2017D-LeagueWaived by Windy City Bulls.
Career Moves
2009 - 2013Michigan State (NCAA)
July 2013 - September 2013Krka (Slovenia)
October 2013 - April 2014VEF Riga (Latvia)
July 2014 - February 2015Orleans (France)
October 2015 - November 2015Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland)
December 2015 - February 2016Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
February 2016 - June 2016Ventspils (Latvia)
July 2016Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
October 2017 - November 2017Windy City Bulls (G-League)
Articles about Derrick Nix

March 17, 2011

[...] Michigan State has struggled to find the right big men combinations this season. 6'10 sophomore Garrick Sherman has been an occasional starter, but he's unathletic and a mediocre rebounder, who struggles to guard anybody. He is at the least a good passer, who makes his open looks around the basket, so much so that he shoots the odd percentages of 69% from the field and 37% from the foul line. (Is that better or worse than shooting 37% from the field and 69% from the line?) Speaking of terrible free throw shooting, very strong sophomore centre Derrick Nix has almost doubled his percentage, from 27% last season to 53% in this. But it's about the only thing he's improved; he is still overweight, clumsy and easily exposed in quicker matchups. Athletic freshman Adreian Payne has had his moments in the paint, but not without a huge amount of mistakes; this leaves 6'8 junior Delvon Roe as the only consistent frontcourt performer. Roe has reinvented himself into a technically precise defensive presence and good rebounder, who contributes some finishes around the rim, if not a whole lot of creating. Worryingly, however, he continues to have knee problems.

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