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Damien Wilkins
SG/SF - 6'6, 225lbs - 44 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 01/11/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2004
  • Pre-draft team: Georgia
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
4th October, 2004NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Seattle.
18th August, 2005NBASigned a five year, $14.5 million offer sheet with Minnesota. Included early termination option after 2008/09 season.
24th August, 2005NBASeattle matched Minnesota's offer sheet.
30th June, 2010NBADeclined to exercise early termination option.
27th July, 2009NBATraded by Oklahoma City/Seattle, along with Chucky Atkins, to Minnesota in exchange for Etan Thomas and two 2010 second round picks (#32, Dexter Pittman; #51, Magnum Rolle).
28th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
21st October, 2010NBAWaived by Memphis.
3rd December, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
5th January, 2011NBAWaived by Atlanta.
8th January, 2011NBASigned a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
18th January, 2011NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
28th January, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Atlanta.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.
1st October, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
18th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
14th October, 2013NBAWaived by Atlanta.
1st December, 2013ChinaSigned a two month contract with Beijing Ducks.
1st May, 2014Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Indios de Mayaguez.
1st November, 2014D-LeagueDrafted 16th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
19th April, 2015Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Indios de Mayaguez.
16th October, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Charlotte.
23rd October, 2015NBAWaived by Charlotte.
26th October, 2015VenezuelaSigned a one year contract with Guaros de Lara.
24th August, 2016D-LeagueDrafted 29th overall in the 2016 D-League Expansion Draft by Greensboro Swarm.
20th September, 2016Dominican RepublicSigned for the last game of the LNB season by Metros de Santiago.
11th October, 2016VenezuelaSigned another one year contract with Guaros de Lara.
23rd October, 2016VenezuelaLeft Guaros de Lara.
1st November, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Greensboro Swarm.
10th April, 2017Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Brujos de Guayama.
15th August, 2017NBASigned a partiallly guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
7th January, 2018NBAWaived by Indiana.
31st January, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Greensboro Swarm.
Career Moves
1999 - 2001North Carolina State (NCAA)
2001 - 2004Georgia (NCAA)
July 2004Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
July 2004Seattle Supersonics (Summer League)
October 2004 - July 2009Seattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
July 2009 - July 2010Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
September 2010 - October 2010Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
December 2010 - June 2011Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012Detroit Pistons (NBA)
October 2012 - June 2013Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
September 2013 - October 2013Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
December 2013 - January 2014Beijing Ducks (China)
May 2014 - July 2014Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
November 2014 - April 2015Iowa Energy (D-League)
April 2015 - June 2015Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
October 2015Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
October 2015 - June 2016Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
September 2016Metros de Santiago (Dominican Republic)
October 2016Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
November 2016 - April 2017Greensboro Swarm (D-League)
April 2017 - August 2017Guayama (Puerto Rico)
August 2017 - January 2018Indiana Pacers (NBA)
January 2018 - June 2018Greensboro Swarm (G-League)
Articles about Damien Wilkins

January 10, 2011

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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January 5, 2011

Damien Wilkins - Wilkins was picked up midseason by the Hawks when Joe Johnson got injured, but he too was released because of the contract guarantee date. He didn't manage much in his 13 games with the team, putting up a PER of 9.7 and not exactly being an ideal fit for the team already with the fairly similar Maurice Evans. Wilkins can contribute on both ends of the floor, but he turns 31 next week and offers no one particular speciality.

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October 1, 2010

Wilkins is perhaps the best player of the bunch, a decent NBA player as recently as last year. Playing for the Timberwolves - the team who initially signed him to that 5 year contract back in the McHale era - Wilkins averaged 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20 minutes per game, playing on a bad team insistent upon a lot of triangle offense with a load of players who didn't know how to run it. Nothing about those numbers is stand-outy, nor does Wilkins shine in any facet of the game when given the eye test. But he's solid. Wilkins does absolutely nothing attractively, not being a great athlete, not being a great ball handler, not being a good shooter, and prone to mistakes. But he's good at most things, is versatile both defensively and offensively, and does just enough. (He even scored 40 points once. A bit of a fluke, yet fun nonetheless.) He's never advanced beyond being an ordinary NBA player, and he never will do, but that's enough. There will be about 70 players in the NBA next year that are worse than that. There always are.

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July 30, 2010

Damien Wilkins - Wilkins didn't score well last season, shooting only 43%, .295% from three point range, and averaging only 5.6 points in 20 minutes per game. Then again, he never scores well. Apart from that night he scored 41.

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