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Thomas Gardner
SG/SF - 6'5, 225lbs - 37 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
  • Birthdate: 02/08/1985
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2006
  • Pre-draft team: Missouri
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
3rd August, 2006BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Verviers-Pepinster.
27th September, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
7th December, 2007NBAWaived by Chicago.
31st December, 2007RussiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Lokomotiv Rostov.
13th March, 2008RussiaLeft Lokomotiv Rostov.
19th March, 2008Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Indios de Mayaguez.
11th April, 2008Puerto RicoLeft Indios de Mayaguez.
6th August, 2008NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
20th February, 2009D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Anaheim Arsenal of the D-League.
23rd February, 2009D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Anaheim Arsenal of the D-League.
28th September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
8th October, 2009NBAWaived by Memphis.
28th December, 2009BelgiumSigned for the remainder of the season with Antwerp Giants.
27th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
30th September, 2010NBAWaived by San Antonio.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Austin Toros.
15th December, 2010D-LeagueWaived by Austin Toros due to injury.
30th December, 2010D-LeagueRe-acquired by Austin Toros.
6th January, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Austin Toros due to injury.
1st February, 2011D-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Austin Toros to Reno Bighorns in exchange for Eric Boateng from Idaho Stampede.
4th February, 2011D-LeagueLeft Reno Bighorns.
10th February, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Reno Bighorns.
10th March, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Reno Bighorns due to injury.
9th December, 2011MexicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Toros de Nuevo Laredo.
20th January, 2012MexicoLeft Toros de Nuevo Laredo.
Career Moves
2003 - 2006Missouri (NCAA)
August 2006 - June 2007Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
July 2007Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
September 2007 - December 2007Chicago Bulls (NBA)
December 2007 - March 2008Lokomotiv Rostov (Russia)
March 2008 - April 2008Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)
July 2008Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
August 2008 - June 2009Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2009Portland Trail Blazers (Summer League)
September 2009 - October 2009Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
December 2009 - June 2010Antwerp Giants (Belgium)
July 2010Utah Jazz (Summer League)
September 2010San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
October 2010 - February 2011Austin Toros (D-League)
February 2011 - March 2011Reno Bighorns (D-League)
December 2011 - January 2012Toros de Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)
Articles about Thomas Gardner

August 21, 2010

- Thomas Gardner - Gardner signed with the Grizzlies for training camp last year, but was an early cut. He later signed in Belgium, and scored 100 points in 8 games for the Antwerp Giants. 63 of those points came via the three, which demonstrates Gardner's style on offense. Last year was a bit of a nothing year for him, but with two years of NBA experience under his belt, he is capable of good things.

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July 2, 2010

Thomas Gardner

After going undrafted, Gardner was on the Bulls roster for two months of the 2007/08 season, and on the Hawks one for all of 2008/09. He also signed with the Grizzlies for training camp last season; however, even with all that time served in the NBA, he has only managed to appear in 20 games and 143 minutes.

When the Grizzlies waived Gardner, he went to Belgium and signed for Antwerp. He didn't shoot well in his three Belgian league games, averaging 9.7 points on 35% shooting, but in 5 EuroChallenge games he averaged a much healthier 14.2 points on 46% shooting. However, the fans didn't take to Gardner's performance (which they considered underwhelming for a man with such an NBA resumé, and he was benched in February with a knee injury.

Furthermore, in true Gardner style, shooting numbers are his only numbers. Gardner is a shooting specialist in a decent frame, and doesn't do much else. If Morris Almond didn't work out, neither will Gardner. Not here.

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February 25, 2010

- Thomas Gardner

Gardner spent his third consecutive October in his NBA training camp when he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies, but he was an early and quiet cut. He then moved to Belgium in January where he is playing for the Antwerp Giants. Gardner hasn't shot well in his first three Belgian league games, averaging 9.7 points on 35% shooting, but in 5 EuroChallenge games he is averaging a much healthier 14.2 points on 46% shooting.

I did not mention any other statistics of his because, true to form, there are very few of them. The guy is a shooting specialist.

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