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Michael Stewart
PF/C - 6'10, 230lbs - 49 years old - 8 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2006 season
  • Birthdate: 04/24/1975
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 1997
  • Pre-draft team: California
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
17th July, 1997NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
21st January, 1999NBASigned a one year, $1 million contract with Toronto.
12th August, 1999NBARe-signed by Toronto to a six year, $24 million contract with Toronto. Included early termination option after 2003/04 season.
25th September, 2002NBATraded by Toronto, along with a protected future first round pick (#22, 2007, Jared Dudley) to Cleveland in exchange for Lamond Murray and a 2004 second round pick (#39, Albert Miralles).
15th December, 2003NBATraded by Cleveland, along with Ricky Davis, Chris Mihm and a 2005 second round pick (#50, Ryan Gomes) to Boston in exchange for Eric Williams, Tony Battie and Kedrick Brown.
30th June, 2004NBADeclined to exercise early termination option.
24th February, 2005NBATraded by Boston, along with Gary Payton, Tom Gugliotta and a protected 2005 first round pick (deferred to 2006; #22, Rajon Rondo) to Atlanta in exchange for Antoine Walker.
23rd February, 2006SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Huelva.
Career Moves
1993 - 1997California (NCAA)
July 1997 - June 1998Sacramento Kings (NBA)
January 1999 - September 2002Toronto Raptors (NBA)
September 2002 - December 2003Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
December 2003 - February 2005Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2005 - June 2005Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2006 - June 2006Huelva (Spain, LEB Gold)
Articles about Michael Stewart

March 19, 2013

Michael Stewart - Stewart is the vice president of the Unison Group, a medical supply company.

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April 29, 2010

- Michael Stewart

Yogi Stewart signed a one year minimum salary as an undrafted free agent with the Kings in 199798, and averaged 4.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in only 21.7 minutes per game. When the lockout came the following summer, Stewart was only able to get a 1 year, $1 million contract with the Raptors (which at the time was quite a lot more than the minimum salary); more importantly, that's all the Raptors were able to give him. Then-GM Glen Grunwald promised Stewart that he would sign him to a big long term contract as soon as he was able to, and he kept his word when he signed Stewart to a 6 year, $24 million deal the following summer. Seemingly, Grunwald didn't think the 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds that Stewart had averaged in the strike shortened 98-99 season was a sufficient reason to break his promise. But he soon wished he had, because Stewart played only 163 games over the life of that 6 year deal, totalling 1,148 minutes, 187 points, 272 rebounds and 55 blocks.

That ambitious six year contract kept him in the league until the 2004-05 season, which he spent with the ramshackle Atlanta Hawks. That season also saw him post his highest averages since his rookie season; 2.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in all of 12 games for the team of expiring contracts that saw Bob Sura go for three straight triple doubles. But after that season, the deal expired, the NBA never called again. Stewart's only other basketball gig came in February 2006, when he played 7 games for LEB Gold team Huelva and averaged 7.4ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.9bpg. But he was released due to injury and never played again. He is now a businessman in south Florida, and a keen proponent of the P90X diet thing.

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