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Aaron Gray
C - 7'0, 270lbs - 39 years old - 7 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
  • Birthdate: 12/07/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): 49th pick, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Pittsburgh
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 49th overall by Chicago.
25th July, 2007NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
22nd September, 2009NBARe-signed by Chicago to a one year, $1,000,497 contract.
25th January, 2010NBATraded by Chicago to New Orleans in exchange for Devin Brown.
15th July, 2010NBARe-signed by New Orleans to a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract. Included player option for 2011/12.
30th June, 2011NBADeclined 2011/12 player option.
11th December, 2011NBASigned a one year, $2.5 million contract with Toronto.
27th July, 2012NBARe-signed by Toronto to a two year, $5,265,875 contract. Included player option for 2013/14.
13th May, 2013NBAExercised 2013/14 player option.
9th December, 2013NBATraded by Toronto, along with Quincy Acy and Rudy Gay, to Sacramento in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes.
18th August, 2014NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Detroit. Included player option for 2015/16.
26th October, 2014NBAWaived by Detroit.
Career Moves
2003 - 2007Pittsburgh (NCAA)
June 2007 - January 2010Chicago Bulls (NBA)
January 2010 - June 2011New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
December 2011 - December 2013Toronto Raptors (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2014Sacramento Kings (NBA)
August 2014 - October 2014Detroit Pistons (NBA)
Articles about Aaron Gray

August 12, 2010

The other type of no-trade clause - the one made famous by Devean George - involves players on one year contracts who will have early or full Bird rights at the season's end are given the right to veto any trades that they may be in, so that they aren't powerless to prevent having their Bird rights taken away from them (which is what happens when such players are traded, for reasons I am not aware of.) The players who qualify for that criteria and thus yield that power are as follows;

1) Jason Collins (Atlanta)
2) Marquis Daniels (Boston)
3) Anthony Carter (Denver)
4) Rasual Butler and Craig Smith (L.A. Clippers)
5) Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers; this can be avoided if he invokes his player option for next season concurrent to the trade.)
6) Jamaal Magloire and Carlos Arroyo (Miami)
7) Aaron Gray (New Orleans; same as Brown.)
8) Josh Howard (Washington)

Just because they have this power, it doesn't mean they will use it. Devean George did, but that was the exception; players last year who could have done but didn't include Nate Robinson and Royal Ivey. Nor did Aaron Gray, who has achieved the unusual feat of having the right to veto a trade in back to back seasons. It is, however, something to note.

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