January 5, 2011
Renaldo Major - Major received a ten day contract four years ago with the Chris Mullin-era Warriors back in 2006-07, but things have not gone so well since. Major was in the D-League at the time of that call-up, and has been there ever since, a consistently productive player on both ends of the floor. However, he also suffered quite a serious heart scare that robbed him of the 2007-08 season, that required open heart surgery. Major is fine now, though, and still productive; he's averaging 16.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Dakota Wizards this season, along with some of the best perimeter D in the D-League, and a fine two point jumpshot.
April 7, 2010
- Renaldo Major
Like Maddox above, another former Fresno State basketball player was laid low to serious illness recently. Former Warriors swingman Renaldo Major had open heart surgery in October 2007 to replace a heart valve that was described as "loose." The problem was found during a physical Major was taking for SerieA team Cantu, and the recovery from the surgery cost him the whole 2007-08 season. He has since spent two years in the D-League with the Dakota Wizards, and while his numbers have dropped off this year (down to 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game), his defense is still there. Major will probably never play in the NBA again, and should start looking for good continental money since he turns 28 next month. But he's doing all right.