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Jamal Sampson
PF/C - 6'11, 257lbs - 41 years old - 5 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
  • Birthdate: 05/15/1983
  • Drafted (NBA): 47th pick, 2002
  • Pre-draft team: California
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2002 NBA DraftNBADrafted 47th overall by Utah.
2002 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Utah, along with the draft rights to Ryan Humphrey (#19), to Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Curtis Borchardt (#18).
2002 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Orlando to Milwaukee in exchange for the draft rights to Rashard Griffith (#38, 1995).
17th September, 2002CBADrafted 24th overall in the 2002 CBA Draft by Dakota Wizards.
30th September, 2002NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
10th July, 2003NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
24th July, 2003NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
22nd June, 2004NBASelected by Charlotte in the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft.
8th February, 2005NBAWaived by Charlotte.
8th August, 2005NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento,
28th July, 2006NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Denver.
1st October, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
22nd October, 2007NBAWaived by Dallas.
24th November, 2007GermanySigned a five day tryout with Frankfurt Skyliners.
26th December, 2007ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Liaoning.
15th April, 2008JordanSigned for the remainder of the season with Zain.
29th September, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
22nd October, 2008NBAWaived by Toronto.
24th October, 2008ChinaSigned a one year contract with DongGuan.
6th February, 2009ChinaLeft DongGuan.
9th December, 2009PhilippinesSigned a one year contract with Smart Gilas.
26th January, 2010PhilippinesLeft Smart Gilas.
28th November, 2010ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanxi.
18th December, 2010ChinaLeft Shanxi.
3rd November, 2011D-LeagueDrafted 5th overall in the 2011 D-League Draft by Texas Legends.
12th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
22nd December, 2011NBAWaived by Boston.
22nd December, 2011D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Texas Legends.
9th January, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Texas Legends.
Career Moves
2001 - 2002California (NCAA)
September 2002 - July 2003Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2003Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
July 2003 - June 2004L.A. Lakers (NBA)
June 2004 - February 2005Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
July 2005San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2005Washington Wizards (Summer League)
August 2005 - June 2006Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2006 - June 2007Denver Nuggets (NBA)
October 2007Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
November 2007Frankfurt Skyliners (Germany)
December 2007 - April 2008Liaoning (China)
April 2008 - June 2008Zain (Jordan)
September 2008 - October 2008Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2008 - June 2009DongGuan (China)
July 2009Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
December 2009 - January 2010Smart Gilas (Philippines)
November 2010 - December 2010Shanxi (China)
November 2011 - December 2011Texas Legends (D-League)
December 2011Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2011 - January 2012Texas Legends (D-League)
Articles about Jamal Sampson

March 13, 2011

Jamal Sampson - 2 games, 20.0 mpg, 3.5 ppg, 9/5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.0 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.0 TOpg, 40% FG, 0% 3PT, 50% FT

More than anyone above, Shanxi have struggled to find import consistency. Last year, they famously had Stephon Marbury playing for them, yet they released him a couple of weeks before this season began. [More on him later.] In his place, Shanxi began the season with Sampson and Rodgers, both CBA veterans. Sampson played in the first two games only before leaving the team over a contract dispute; it was initially announced that his replacement would be ex-NBA forward Donnell Harvey, but the reason for said announcement was not clear. Harvey was playing for Igokea in Bosnia at the time, and still is.

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August 21, 2010

- Jamal Sampson - Sampson is 27, has five years of NBA experience, and yet hasn't played in the NBA for the last three years. He was an early starter, athletic and an incredibly good rebounder, with many questions about his offensive game. Those questions still remain. But so does the very good rebounding.

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May 28, 2010

[...] Despite retiring from regular playing in 2007, Vinson still dusts off the cobwebs every summer to play in the IBL. The IBL is a very minor league with no coverage here, other than the exploits of one team; the Los Angeles Lightning. Last summer [the IBL plays in the summer], the Lightning churned out a veritably stacked roster of people you've heard of; Lamond Murray Jamal Sampson, Bryon Russell, Toby Bailey, Juaquin Hawkins, Adam Parada, California State senator Tony Strickland, and Darrick Martin. Some of those, such as Vinson, were retired players (or politicians) just looking to scratch their playing itch; some (Parada, Sampson, Murray) were still playing professional careers and just wanted a little summer gig. Either way, the team was stacked, and the Lightning breezed to the IBL title.

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April 19, 2010

- Jamal Sampson

Sampson played in China last year, and was said to join up with the stacked L.A. Lightning IBL team last summer, but never played a game for the team. This season, he joined up with Philippines team Smart Gilas to act as C.J. Giles's replacement (and not his predecessor as I mistakenly wrote earlier). Statistics are unavailable, but it's not gone well.

Also, in a summer league round-up for the Golden State Warriors back in July, I called him "a pretty terrible offensive player," citing it as a reason for his offensive struggles in China. Sampson wants it known that the reason he averaged only 10.7 points per game in China was because he was playing injured all year. Correction noted.

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