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Derrick Byars
SG/SF - 6'7, 220lbs - 40 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2017 season
  • Birthdate: 04/25/1984
  • Drafted (NBA): 42nd pick, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Vanderbilt
  • Country: USA/Ivory Coast
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 42nd overall by Portland.
2007 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Portland, along with cash, to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Petteri Koponen (#30).
11th September, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
22nd October, 2007NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
25th October, 2007GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Koeln 99ers.
21st December, 2007GermanyReleased by Koeln 99ers.
24th January, 2008FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Chorale Roanne.
26th September, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.
21st October, 2008NBAWaived by Oklahoma City.
7th November, 2008D-LeagueDrafted 5th overall in the 2008 D-League Draft by Bakersfield Jam.
25th September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
28th October, 2009NBAWaived by Chicago.
2nd November, 2009GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with ALBA Berlin.
26th September, 2010GreeceSigned a one year contract with Panellinios.
6th January, 2011GreeceLeft Panellinios.
8th January, 2011D-LeagueAcquired by Bakersfield Jam.
4th May, 2011VenezuelaSigned a one season contract with Guaiqueries.
31st July, 2011FranceSigned a one year contract with Cholet.
11th November, 2011FranceLeft Cholet.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
23rd December, 2011NBAWaived by Miami.
2nd February, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
25th April, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2013 with San Antonio.
21st August, 2012NBAWaived by San Antonio.
20th November, 2012GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with ALBA Berlin.
2nd June, 2013Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Caciques de Humacao.
26th June, 2013Puerto RicoReleased by Caciques de Humacao.
29th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
6th October, 2013NBAWaived by Memphis.
4th March, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
12th April, 2014BelgiumSigned for the remainder of the season with Mons-Hainaut.
14th August, 2014SpainSigned a two year contract with Sevilla. Included team option for 2015/16.
30th June, 2015SpainSevilla declined 2015/16 team option.
15th September, 2015IsraelSigned a one year contract with Maccabi Rishon.
20th October, 2015IsraelLeft Maccabi Rishon.
6th January, 2016Puerto RicoSigned a one season contract with Aguada.
11th March, 2016Puerto RicoReleased by Aguada.
20th July, 2016FranceSigned a one year contract with Vichy-Clermont.
2nd February, 2017FranceReleased by Vichy-Clermont.
25th February, 2017D-LeagueAcquired by Delaware 87ers.
Career Moves
2002 - 2004Virginia (NCAA)
2004 - 2007Vanderbilt (NCAA)
July 2007Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2007 - October 2007Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2007 - December 2007Koeln 99ers (Germany)
January 2008 - June 2008Chorale Roanne (France)
July 2008New Orleans Hornets (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
November 2008 - June 2009Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
July 2009Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
July 2009Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Chicago Bulls (NBA)
November 2009 - June 2010ALBA Berlin (Germany)
July 2010Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
September 2010 - January 2011Panellinios (Greece)
January 2011 - May 2011Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
May 2011 - June 2011Guaiqueries (Venezuela)
July 2011 - November 2011Cholet (France)
December 2011Miami Heat (NBA)
February 2012 - April 2012Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
April 2012 - August 2012San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
November 2012 - June 2013ALBA Berlin (Germany)
June 2013Humacao (Puerto Rico)
September 2013 - October 2013Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
March 2014 - April 2014Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
April 2014 - June 2014Mons-Hainaut (Belgium)
August 2014 - June 2015Sevilla (Spain)
September 2015 - October 2015Maccabi Rishon (Israel)
January 2016 - March 2016Aguada (Puerto Rico)
July 2016 - February 2017Vichy Clermont (France, ProB)
February 2017 - June 2017Delaware 87ers (D-League)
Articles about Derrick Byars

December 13, 2013

Derrick Byars - The sweet shooting Byars recently attended camp with the Grizzlies, but was an early cut. Now 29. Byars has still only 37 minutes of NBA experience under his belt, and his window for getting more might have closed.

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January 10, 2011

Derrick Byars - Byars was Brown's team mate at Panellinios, and he too was cut after the team's terrible start. He played better than Brown, putting up 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in A1 play, but was released as a part of the makeover and returned to the D-League, where he has joined the Bakersfield Jam. Byars can shoot, Byars can defend, Byars will rebound, and Byars has good size for the wing. But Byars is an average athlete without a whole lot of ability to create his own shot. He could potentially be a solid role player at the NBA level, but adding some Landry Fields to his game would help greatly.

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August 21, 2010

- Derrick Byars - Byars would have made the Bulls roster last season, were it not for the financial constraints inflicted by the final year of the repercussions of the Ben Wallace disaster. The Bulls need for him is not what it was, now that Keith Bogans is on board; Byars is a comparable shooter and defender, is younger and about the same size, but he doesn't have the reputation and the perceived advantage of age that Bogans does. Byars could still make the Bulls roster, but if he doesn't, Vanoli Cremona are said to be interested.

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January 14, 2010

- Derrick Byars

Byars is American, so he's obviously in the German league. He's with ALBA Berlin, yet he's averaging only 6.4 points and 2.0 rebounds in the German league, along with 5.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in the Eurocup, shooting only 26% from three point range in the Budnesliga and 33% in the Eurocup.

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