Joey Graham

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Joey Graham
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Joey Graham as a Toronto Raptors player in 2007.
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 31)
Wilmington, Delaware
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Brandon (Brandon, Florida)
College Central Florida (2000–2002)
Oklahoma State (2002–2004)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Pro playing career 2005–present
Career history
20052009 Toronto Raptors
2009–2010 Denver Nuggets
2010–2011 Cleveland Cavaliers
2012 Erie BayHawks
2012 Mets de Guaynabo
2013 Capitanes de Arecibo
2013 Mets de Guaynabo
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joseph "Joey" Graham (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player. He made his NBA debut on November 2, 2005. He last played in the NBA in 2011 for the Cleveland Cavaliers.[1]

College career[edit]

Graham played at Central Florida from 2000 to 2002, and at Oklahoma State from 2003 to 2005. (He did not play during the 2002–2003 season because he was a transfer student.)

After a stellar senior year at Oklahoma State, Graham was drafted by the Toronto Raptors with the 16th overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft. Graham also earned a degree in aviation management while at Oklahoma State University.

NBA career[edit]

Graham was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 2005 draft. He was chosen with one of the two first round picks acquired from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Vince Carter during the 2004–05 season. Joey started his rookie season as a Raptors starter, playing as small forward. After five games, he was moved out of the starting lineup and replaced by the 5-year Raptors veteran, Morris Peterson. For his entire rookie season, Graham averaged 6.5 points per game.

On October 29, 2007, the Raptors extended Graham's contract which ran through 2008–09.[2]

During the 2008–09 season, Graham set career-highs in points (7.7) and rebounds (3.7) and tied a career-high in minutes. Graham also set a new career-high for points on February 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers with 24, which he tied 6 days later against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On September 26, 2009, Joey Graham signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Denver Nuggets.[3]

On July 30, 2010, Graham signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[4]

On December 9, 2011, Graham was waived by the Cavaliers, making him a free agent.[5]

On March 19, 2012, Graham was acquired by the Erie BayHawks.[6]

Family[edit]

Joey Graham has an identical twin brother, Stephen, who has been his long-time rival and has played for several NBA teams.

Along with his brother, Joey attended Brandon High School, and attended Central Florida for their first two years of college. Later, they transferred to OSU.

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
2005–06 Toronto 80 24 19.8 .478 .333 .812 3.1 .8 .5 .2 6.7
2006–07 Toronto 79 21 16.7 .495 .290 .840 3.1 .6 .4 .1 6.4
2007–08 Toronto 38 3 8.7 .434 .667 .844 1.8 .4 .1 .0 3.6
2008–09 Toronto 78 10 19.8 .481 .188 .825 3.7 .6 .4 .2 7.7
2009–10 Denver 63 18 12.0 .520 .154 .740 2.0 .3 .4 .1 4.2
2010–11 Cleveland 39 8 15.0 .458 .300 .806 2.2 .5 .2 .2 5.2
Career 377 84 16.2 .483 .300 .815 2.8 .5 .4 .1 5.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Toronto 6 3 18.2 .286 .000 .800 3.3 .3 .7 .0 2.7
2008 Toronto 2 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2010 Denver 4 0 7.3 .588 .333 .600 2.5 .0 .5 .3 6.0
Career 12 3 11.7 .400 .200 .700 2.5 .2 .5 .1 3.3

NBA career highs[edit]

  • Points: 24 2 times
  • Rebounds: 12 2 times
  • Assists: 5 2 times
  • Steals: 3 2 times
  • Blocks: 3 3 times

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joey Graham NBA & ABA Stats". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Raptors exercise 4th year option on Joey Graham". InsideHoops.com. October 29, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nuggets sign forward Graham". ESPN.com. September 26, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cavaliers sign free agent Joey Graham
  5. ^ Transactions: 2011-12 Season
  6. ^ BayHawks Acquire Joey Graham

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