Darrell Arthur

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Darrell Arthur
Darrell Arthur.jpg
Arthur in 2008
No. 00 – Denver Nuggets
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-03-25) March 25, 1988 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas)
College Kansas (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
20082013 Memphis Grizzlies
2013–present Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darrell Antwonne Arthur (born March 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks for two seasons where he was part of the 2007–08 national championship team. He was originally drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2008 NBA draft but after two trades, he ended up with the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he signed on July 8, 2008.[1] He is listed at 6'9", 235 lb (107 kg) and plays the power forward position.

Arthur is the first cousin of fellow basketball player Quinton Ross.[2]

High school career[edit]

In high school, Arthur guided South Oak Cliff High School to back-to-back Texas 4A state titles in 2005 and 2006 and was the tournament's MVP both years. However, it was later determined that the school illegally changed player's grades to keep them eligible and the titles have since been forfeited.[3] He went on to earn McDonald's All-American honors in 2006.

College career[edit]

Arthur's uniform number in college was 00, making him the first Jayhawk to wear that number since Greg Ostertag. Following his freshman season in 2006–07, he was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie team.

After winning the 2008 NCAA championship, Arthur was named to the All-Big 12 first team.

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

Arthur was selected by the New Orleans Hornets as the 27th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, but was promptly traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash. The Trail Blazers then traded Arthur to the Houston Rockets for draft rights to 25th overall pick Nicolas Batum. Soon afterwards, the Rockets traded Arthur to the Memphis Grizzlies for draft rights to the 28th overall pick Donté Greene.[4]

On September 3, 2008, Arthur and fellow former Kansas Jayhawks teammate Mario Chalmers were excused from NBA's Rookie Training Camp following a marijuana-related incident.[5] Police responding to their hotel room following a fire alarm at 2:00 a.m. claimed that the room smelled strongly of marijuana but none was found and no charges were filed. Fellow NBA rookie Michael Beasley was also reported to have been in the room at the time, but was not asked to leave camp.[6][7] Beasley was later fined $50,000 for his involvement in the incident[8] Arthur later released a statement denying any involvement with marijuana.[9] Arthur was later fined $20,000 by the league for missing the rookie camp, but was not fined or suspended for any drug-related violations.[10]

On June 29, 2012, the Grizzlies extended a qualifying offer to Arthur, making him a restricted free agent.[11]

Denver Nuggets[edit]

On June 27, 2013, Arthur was traded to the Denver Nuggets along with 55th overall draft pick Joffrey Lauvergne in exchange for Kosta Koufos.[12] On June 23, 2014, he exercised his player option for the 2014–15 season.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Memphis 76 64 19.3 .438 .000 .667 4.6 .6 .7 .7 5.6
2009–10 Memphis 32 1 14.3 .432 .000 .567 3.4 .5 .4 .4 4.5
2010–11 Memphis 80 9 20.1 .497 .000 .813 4.3 .7 .7 .8 9.1
2012–13 Memphis 59 3 16.4 .451 .278 .717 2.9 .6 .4 .6 6.1
2013–14 Denver 68 1 17.1 .395 .375 .855 3.1 .9 .6 .7 5.9
Career 315 78 18.0 .450 .319 .759 3.7 .7 .6 .7 6.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Memphis 13 0 15.5 .459 1.000 .765 2.2 .5 .5 .9 7.1
2013 Memphis 15 0 11.7 .472 .000 .889 2.5 .4 .1 .3 3.9
Career 28 0 13.4 .464 .333 .808 2.4 .5 .3 .6 5.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grizzlies Sign Arthur". NBA. July 8, 2008. Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Grizzlies sign Quinton Ross". Inside Hoops. Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brett Shipp (February 20, 2009). "South Oak Cliff High School stripped of another basketball title". WFAA. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Arthur Traded 3 times on draft night, ends up with Grizzlies". Sports Illustrated. June 27, 2008. Archived from the original on July 23, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 
  5. ^ Chris Broussard (September 4, 2008). "Chalmers, Arthur caught with marijuana at rookie camp". ESPN The Magazine (ESPN.com). Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved September 4, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Perhaps The Concerns About Michael Beasley Were Warranted". September 5, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Report: Arthur, Chalmers Sent Home from Rookie Camp". WIBW-TV. September 3, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Beasley fined $50,000 for involvement in Rookie Transition Program incident". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 18, 2008. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
  9. ^ Ronald Tillery (September 5, 2008). "Arthur says he learned lesson". Archived from the original on February 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Chalmers, Arthur fined $20,000 after rookie symposium incident". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 10, 2008. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Grizzlies extend qualifying offers to Arthur and Speights". NBA.com. June 29, 2012. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Nuggets Acquire F Darrell Arthur From Memphis Grizzlies". NBA.com. June 27, 2013. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Nuggets' Arthur, Robinson exercise player options". NBA.com. June 23, 2014. Archived from the original on June 24, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 

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