Devean George

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Devean George
Devean George Feb 24 2008 crop.jpg
George with the Mavericks
No. 3, 40, 19
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1977-08-29) August 29, 1977 (age 37)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Benilde-St. Margaret's School
(St. Louis Park, Minnesota)
College Augsburg (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 1999–2010
Career history
19992006 Los Angeles Lakers
20062009 Dallas Mavericks
2009–2010 Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards

Devean Jamar George (born August 29, 1977) is a former American professional basketball player.

Early life and college[edit]

He attended high school at Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where he played basketball. During his college career at Augsburg College, George was named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player two consecutive years (1997–98 and 1998–99), and set school records as a senior by scoring 770 points and averaging 27.5 ppg in leading Augsburg to 24–4 record and the NCAA Division III tournament for the second year in a row.

Professional career[edit]

He was taken by the Lakers with the 23rd overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft, and showed considerable promise, especially by his third season where his hustle, outside shooting, and defense made him a key substitute and he appeared in every single game. The Lakers gave him a contract extension in 2002 as a result and over the years, his effort, defensive activity, three-point shooting, and willingness to do what the Lakers required of him endeared him to many Laker fans.

George signed a two-year $4.2 million contract with the Mavericks as a free agent in August 2006[1] and as the season continued he gained coach Avery Johnson's trust and became more integral to the Mavericks' gameplan.

After the end of the 2006–07 NBA season, George became an unrestricted free agent. The Mavericks gave him and his agent a chance to opt in or opt out of a possible second season with the Mavericks at $2.16 m. As of June 30, George decided to opt out of a second season with the Mavericks but eventually, with no other choices, re-signed on July 9 to a $2.5 million deal.[2]

In February 2008, George received a lot of publicity when he refused to be included as part of a larger trade which would have sent Jason Kidd to the Mavericks and George to the New Jersey Nets.[3][4] The trade was ultimately completed without George being part of it.[5]

On March 11, 2009, George injured his right knee in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.[6] On March 27, George had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose fragments of cartilage from the injured knee.[7] George had the option to become a free agent at the end of the season,[8] but chose to exercise his player option to remain with the team.[9]

On July 8, 2009, George was a part of a three-team trade that sent him and Antoine Wright to the Toronto Raptors, Shawn Marion and Kris Humphries to the Mavericks and Jerry Stackhouse to the Memphis Grizzlies. George was later traded to the Golden State Warriors along with cash considerations on July 30, 2009 for Marco Belinelli.[10]

George tried out for his hometown Minnesota Timberwolves in December 2011 after the NBA lockout of that year ended.[11] He did not make their final roster.

After basketball[edit]

In 2012, George announced a proposal for an affordable apartment project in Minneapolis.[12]

On September 7th, 2014, Devean and 3 former Augsburg teammates captured the Gus Macker 3-on-3 "Next Step Down" bracket, championship in St. Paul, MN.

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
1999–00 L.A. Lakers 49 1 7.0 .389 .340 .659 1.5 .2 .2 .1 3.2
2000–01 L.A. Lakers 59 1 10.1 .309 .221 .709 1.9 .3 .2 .2 3.1
2001–02 L.A. Lakers 82 1 21.5 .411 .371 .675 3.7 1.4 .9 .5 7.1
2002–03 L.A. Lakers 71 7 22.7 .390 .371 .790 4.0 1.3 .8 .5 6.9
2003–04 L.A. Lakers 82 48 23.8 .408 .349 .760 4.0 1.4 1.0 .5 7.4
2004–05 L.A. Lakers 15 3 20.4 .356 .362 .750 3.5 .9 .5 .1 7.3
2005–06 L.A. Lakers 71 5 21.7 .400 .313 .674 3.9 1.0 .9 .5 6.3
2006–07 Dallas 60 17 21.4 .395 .353 .750 3.6 .6 .8 .4 6.4
2007–08 Dallas 53 4 15.5 .357 .324 .706 2.6 .7 .4 .2 3.7
2008–09 Dallas 43 17 16.5 .380 .289 .773 1.8 .3 .5 .3 3.4
2009–10 Golden State 45 4 16.9 .432 .390 .696 2.5 .7 .9 .2 5.4
Career 630 108 18.5 .392 .343 .721 3.1 .9 .7 .4 5.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000 L.A. Lakers 9 0 5.0 .368 .200 .545 1.1 .2 .1 .0 2.4
2001 L.A. Lakers 7 0 3.9 .500 .500 .500 .7 .1 .0 .0 2.0
2002 L.A. Lakers 19 0 17.2 .365 .229 .733 3.6 .6 .6 .5 5.0
2003 L.A. Lakers 11 7 28.9 .449 .333 .889 4.5 2.2 1.0 .4 8.0
2004 L.A. Lakers 22 19 21.4 .430 .373 .650 2.3 .5 .9 .4 5.5
2006 L.A. Lakers 7 0 17.3 .382 .429 .400 2.3 .6 .6 .1 5.3
2007 Dallas 6 1 18.2 .200 .250 .800 3.0 .7 1.0 .3 3.5
2008 Dallas 5 0 12.4 .393 .333 .600 3.0 .0 .4 .4 5.8
Career 86 27 17.2 .395 .326 .675 2.7 .7 .6 .3 5.0

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