Stromile Swift

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Stromile Swift
Stromile Swift.jpg
Swift in 2005.
No. 4, 6
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1979-11-21) November 21, 1979 (age 34)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Fair Park (Shreveport, Louisiana)
College LSU (1998–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
Pro career 2000–2010
Career history
20002005 Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies
2005–2006 Houston Rockets
20062008 Memphis Grizzlies
20082009 New Jersey Nets
2009 Phoenix Suns
2009–2010 Shandong Lions (China)
Career highlights and awards

Stromile Swift (pronounced STROH-myl; born November 21, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player. At 6'10" and 220 lbs, he played the power forward and center positions.

College and early NBA career (Vancouver Grizzlies)[edit]

Swift spent his college career at Louisiana State University, where he led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament his sophomore year, during the time when the LSU men's basketball program was under probation and had limited scholarships available. Swift was selected second overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies.

He competed in the 2001 Slam Dunk Competition against Baron Davis, DeShawn Stevenson, Corey Maggette, Desmond Mason and Jonathan Bender. Swift placed fourth as Mason, of the Seattle SuperSonics, won the competition.

Houston Rockets[edit]

After the 2004–05 season, he left the Grizzlies as a free agent and signed a four-year, $22 million contract with the Houston Rockets.[1] At the time of his departure to Houston for the 2005–06 season, Swift was the last remaining player on the Grizzlies roster to have moved with the team from Vancouver.

Second stint with Grizzlies (Memphis)[edit]

In 2006, he was traded back to the Grizzlies along with the rights to the #8 draft pick Rudy Gay in exchange for Shane Battier, in a draft day trade.[2] For some time, he was their starting center.

New Jersey Nets[edit]

On February 4, 2008, Stromile Swift was traded to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Collins and cash considerations.[3] Four days later, Swift played his first minutes with the Nets, scoring his first basket late in the game, on a jumper, against the Charlotte Bobcats. In the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, on February 12, he scored on an alley-oop dunk from Jason Kidd, in the only game they would see time on the court together in a Nets uniform, as Kidd would be traded to the Dallas Mavericks shortly thereafter.

On March 1, 2009 Swift was waived by the Nets.[4]

Phoenix Suns[edit]

On March 4, 2009 the Suns signed Swift for the remainder of the season.[5]

Philadelphia 76ers[edit]

Stromile Swift signed with the 76ers in September 2009,[6] but was released on October 12, 2009.[7]

Shandong Lions[edit]

Swift signed with the Shandong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association in December 2009, and made his debut the same month.

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
2000–01 Vancouver 80 6 16.4 .451 .000 .603 3.6 .4 .8 1.0 4.9
2001–02 Memphis 68 14 26.5 .480 .000 .711 6.3 .7 .8 1.7 11.8
2002–03 Memphis 67 26 22.1 .481 .000 .722 5.7 .7 .8 1.6 9.7
2003–04 Memphis 77 10 19.8 .469 .250 .725 4.9 .5 .7 1.5 9.4
2004–05 Memphis 60 14 21.3 .449 .000 .758 4.6 .7 .7 1.5 10.1
2005–06 Houston 66 5 20.4 .491 .000 .651 4.4 .4 .6 .8 8.9
2006–07 Memphis 54 18 19.1 .465 .000 .724 4.6 .3 .6 1.1 7.8
2007–08 Memphis 35 4 15.7 .525 .000 .642 3.7 .6 .3 1.0 6.8
2007–08 New Jersey 21 0 14.0 .477 .000 .750 3.3 .2 .2 .9 5.0
2008–09 New Jersey 6 0 10.7 .600 .000 .455 2.2 .2 .0 .3 3.8
2008–09 Phoenix 13 0 9.3 .366 1.000 .533 2.5 .2 .3 .5 3.0
Career 547 97 19.8 .473 .074 .699 4.6 .5 .6 1.2 8.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 Memphis 4 0 18.5 .346 .000 .750 4.8 .8 .8 1.5 6.0
2005 Memphis 3 0 16.0 .600 .000 .571 4.7 .3 .3 .0 9.3
Career 7 0 17.4 .457 .000 .667 4.7 .6 .6 .9 7.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houston Rockets Sign Stromile Swift". NBA.com. 2005-08-02. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Grizzlies Trade Shane Battier to Houston in Exchange for Forward Stromile Swift and Draft Rights to Rudy Gay". NBA.com. 2006-07-12. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ "NETS ACQUIRE STROMILE SWIFT". NBA.com. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Nets Waive Stromile Swift". NBA.com. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Swift Signs With the Suns". NBA.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  6. ^ Philadelphia 76ers pick up free agents
  7. ^ Sixers waive Swift, Singletary. Retrieved on October 12, 2009.

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