Jamario Moon

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Jamario Moon
Jamario Moon Clippers.jpg
Moon with the Los Angeles Clippers
Free agent
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1980-06-13) June 13, 1980 (age 34)
Goodwater, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Coosa Central (Rockford, Alabama)
College Meridian CC (1999–2000)
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Mobile Revelers (D-League)
2002 Dodge City Legend (USBL)
2002 Mobile Revelers (D-League)
2004 Huntsville Flight (D-League)
2004–2005 Kentucky Colonels (ABA)
2005 Rome Gladiators (WBA)
2005–2006 Albany Patroons (CBA)
2006 Fort Worth Flyers (D-League)
2006 Marietta Storm (WBA)
2006 Fuerza Regia (Mexico)
2006–2007 Albany Patroons (CBA / USBL)
2007 Gary Steelheads (USBL)
2007 Fuerza Regia (Mexico)
20072009 Toronto Raptors
2009 Miami Heat
20092011 Cleveland Cavaliers
2011 Los Angeles Clippers
2012 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2012 Charlotte Bobcats
2012–2014 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2014 Olympiacos (Greece)
2014 Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
2014 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2015 Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2008)
  • All-USBL First Team (2007)
  • USBL All-Defensive Team (2007)
  • All-CBA First Team (2007)
  • CBA Defensive Player of the Year (2007)
  • CBA All-Defensive Team (2007)
  • CBA All-Star (2006)
  • WBA champion (2005)
  • All-WBA Fourth Team (2005)
  • WBA All-Defensive Team (2005)

Jamario Raman Moon (born June 13, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto (LPB). He played college basketball for one season at Meridian Community College and began his professional career with teams in the United States Basketball League and NBA Development League, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Mexican basketball team Fuerza Regia before signing with the Toronto Raptors in 2007. He has since played for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, along with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.

Professional career[edit]

Early years[edit]

After attending Coosa Central High School, Moon attended Meridian Community College where he played one season of college basketball for the Eagles in 1999–2000, averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Moon entered the 2001 NBA draft as an early candidate, but went undrafted.[1] After playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2001 NBA Summer League, Moon joined the Mobile Revelers for the 2001–02 season. He then joined the Dodge City Legend following the D-League season. After playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz in the 2002 NBA Summer League, he re-joined the Mobile Revelers for the 2002–03 season. He left the Revelers in November 2002.

Moon joined the Huntsville Flight via the 2003 D-League draft but was released by the team prior to the 2003–04 season. He re-joined them in January 2004, he was again released after just one game. After playing for the Harlem Globetrotters in 2004, he joined the Rockford Lightning for the 2004–05 season, but was released prior to the 2004–05 season. In December 2004, he joined the Kentucky Colonels before being released in February 2005.[2] He then helped the Rome Gladiators win the 2005 World Basketball Association (WBA) championship. In December 2005, he joined the Albany Patroons before joining the Fort Worth Flyers in April 2006. He then played for Marietta Storm and Fuerza Regia.[3] In 2006–07, he again played for the Albany Patroons. In 2007, he played for both the Gary Steelheads and Fuerza Regia.

NBA[edit]

Moon signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors on July 10, 2007, after he had impressed the coaching staff in a three-day mini-camp held by the club.[1][4] In his first start against the Chicago Bulls, he had 12 points, six rebounds, three steals, and one block in 23 minutes. Moon remained in the starting lineup over the next few games, recording 15 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and three steals in another game against the Bulls on November 25. Two days later, Moon broke a club record by recording at least one block in twelve consecutive games.

On February 1, 2008, Moon was named NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. He had a career-high five steals on January 18 against the Atlanta Hawks, and scored a career-high 17 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers the next night.[5][6] Moon was invited to participate in two events at the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. He scored 13 points for the rookies in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge,[7] and competed in the Slam Dunk Contest,[8] finishing behind winner Dwight Howard and 2007 defending champion Gerald Green.[9]

On February 13, 2009, Moon was traded by Toronto to the Miami Heat, along with Jermaine O'Neal and conditional draft pick, for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.[10]

On July 17, 2009, the Cavaliers signed Moon to an offer sheet.[11] On July 24, the Heat declined to match the offer, and Moon officially joined the Cavaliers.[12] The offer sheet is estimated to be worth $8.92 million over 3 years (the final year only being partially guaranteed).

On February 24, 2011, Moon was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Mo Williams in exchange for Baron Davis and an unprotected first round pick.[13]

On March 2, 2012, Moon signed with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Developmental League.[14] That month, Moon was named Player of the Month in the league.[15]

On April 15, 2012, Moon signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[16] On July 2, 2012, he was waived by the Bobcats.[17]

In November 2012, he was re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

In November 2013, he was again re-acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[18] In early January 2014, he left the D-Fenders.

Greece/Venezuela[edit]

On January 8, 2014, Moon signed with the reigning back-to-back Euroleague champions, Olympiacos of the Greek League, for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[19] In March 2014, he was released by Olympiacos.[20] Later that month, he signed with Guaros de Lara for the 2014 LPB season.[21]

Return to D-League[edit]

On November 1, 2014, Moon was reacquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[22] On December 18, 2014, he was waived by the D-Fenders.[23]

Return to Venezuela[edit]

On January 5, 2015, Moon signed with Guaros de Lara for the 2015 LPB season, returning to the club for a second stint.[24] On February 26, 2015, he was waived by the club.[25]

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
2007–08 Toronto 78 75 27.8 .485 .328 .741 6.2 1.2 1.0 1.4 8.5
2008–09 Toronto 54 39 25.5 .473 .345 .846 4.6 1.3 1.2 .8 7.3
2008–09 Miami 26 21 26.5 .459 .370 .867 4.5 1.0 .8 .6 7.1
2009–10 Cleveland 61 2 17.2 .462 .320 .800 3.1 .8 .6 .5 4.9
2010–11 Cleveland 40 13 19.1 .402 .284 .909 3.0 1.1 .6 .7 4.7
2010–11 L.A. Clippers 19 7 14.6 .424 .393 .833 2.5 .4 .2 .3 3.5
2011–12 Charlotte 8 0 15.4 .292 .200 1.000 2.8 .6 .1 .6 2.3
Career 286 157 22.6 .461 .329 .803 4.3 1.0 .8 .8 6.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Toronto 5 3 20.8 .379 .364 1.000 4.8 .8 1.2 .6 5.4
2009 Miami 3 0 13.3 1.000 1.000 .000 3.0 .3 .3 .3 4.0
2010 Cleveland 11 0 10.3 .583 .500 .667 1.5 .5 .4 .5 3.5
Career 19 3 13.5 .517 .483 .500 2.6 .5 .6 .5 4.1

NBA career highs[edit]

  • Points: 17 5 times
  • Rebounds: 15 vs. Denver 03/23/08
  • Assists: 6 @ Philadelphia 03/15/09
  • Steals: 5 2 times
  • Blocks: 6 vs. Chicago 11/25/07

Personal life[edit]

In January 2009, Moon's wife, Tamara, gave birth to their first child.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hareas, John (2007-11-28). "Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo on Jamario Moon". nba.com. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ LeMaster, Steve (April 23, 2010). "Keathley-coached player Jamario Moon in the hunt for NBA championship". Floyd County Times. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ More WBA Signings
  4. ^ "Raptors Sign Jamario Moon". nba.com/raptors. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  5. ^ Grange, Michael (2007-11-13). "Overlooked rookie Moon making an impact". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Calderon Leads Raptors Over Bulls". nba.com. Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  7. ^ NBA.com: 2008 Rookies at Sophomores BoxScore
  8. ^ RAPTORS: Jamario Moon Selected for 2008 Sprite Slam Dunk
  9. ^ All-Star: Slam Dunk Year-by-Year Results 2008 RESULTS
  10. ^ Raptors Acquire Marion And Banks From Miami
  11. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Jamario Moon to Offer Sheet". NBA.com. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  12. ^ "Cavaliers and Jamario Moon Enter Into Contract". NBA.com. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  13. ^ "CLIPPERS ACQUIRE WILLIAMS AND MOON". NBA.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  14. ^ D-Fenders Acquire Jamario Moon
  15. ^ "Los Angeles D-Fenders Jamario Moon Named NBA D-League Player of the Month". NBA.com/DLeague. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 3, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Bobcats Sign Jamario Moon". NBA.com. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  17. ^ "Bobcats Waive Jamario Moon". HoopsRumours.com. July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  18. ^ 2013-14 Training Camp Roster
  19. ^ "OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS adds Moon". Euroleague.net. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ Jamario Moon will part ways with Olympiacos?
  21. ^ Jamario Moon signs with Guaros de Lara
  22. ^ D-Fenders Finalize Training Camp Roster
  23. ^ D-Fenders Acquire Alfred Aboya
  24. ^ Jamario Moon inks with Guaros de Lara
  25. ^ Jamario Moon waived by Guaros de Lara
  26. ^ Moon missing from lineup

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