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DeSagana Diop
C - 7'0, 280lbs - 42 years old - 12 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
  • Birthdate: 01/30/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): 8th pick, 2001
  • Pre-draft team: Oak Hill Academy
  • Country: Senegal
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 8th overall by Cleveland.
5th July, 2001NBASigned four year, $8,637,084 rookie scale contract with Cleveland. Included team option for 2004/05.
28th October, 2003NBACleveland exercised 2004/05 team option.
19th August, 2005NBASigned a three year, $5,994,000 contract with Dallas. Included team option for 2007/08.
11th May, 2007NBADallas exercised 2007/08 team option.
19th February, 2008NBATraded by Dallas, along with Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell, a signed-and-traded Keith Van Horn, Maurice Ager, a 2008 first round pick (#21, Ryan Anderson), a 2010 first round pick (#27, Jordan Crawford) and cash to New Jersey in exchange for Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright.
9th July, 2008NBASigned a five year, $32,393,000 contract with Dallas. Included player option for 2012/13.
16th January, 2009NBATraded by Dallas to Charlotte in exchange for Matt Carroll and Ryan Hollins.
26th June, 2012NBAExercised 2012/13 player option.
1st October, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
25th October, 2013NBAWaived by Cleveland.
Career Moves
June 2001 - July 2005Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
August 2005 - February 2008Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
February 2008 - July 2008New Jersey Nets (NBA)
July 2008 - January 2009Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
January 2009 - June 2013Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
October 2013Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Articles about DeSagana Diop

December 12, 2013

DeSagana Diop - Over the past five seasons, Diop has been arguably the worst player in the NBA. He turns 32 next month so rawness is no longer to blame.

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June 9, 2011

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Charlotte: DeSagana Diop, Matt Carroll and Eduardo Najera - Even after the Gerald Wallace and Emeka Okafor trades, and the other thing that we're about to come to, Charlotte will still be caked in salary. Diop spent most of last season inactive, and has more than $14 million remaining over the next two years. Carroll has only $7.4 million remaining over the same time frame, but is similarly unwanted. And the aging Najera will cost $2,750,000 next season to further prop up the inactive list.

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