Garrett Temple

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Garrett Temple
Garrett Temple.jpg
Temple with the Washington Wizards in March 2013
No. 17 – Memphis Grizzlies
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1986-05-08) May 8, 1986 (age 32)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolLSU Laboratory School
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
CollegeLSU (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010Houston Rockets
2010Sacramento Kings
2010San Antonio Spurs
2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010–2011Erie BayHawks
2011Milwaukee Bucks
2011Erie BayHawks
2011Charlotte Bobcats
2011–2012Novipiù Casale Monferrato
2012Reno Bighorns
20122016Washington Wizards
20182019Sacramento Kings
2018Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2009)
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2009)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Garrett Bartholomew Temple (born May 8, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Louisiana State University from 2005 until 2009. He was 13 years old when he was first able to dunk a basketball.

High school career[edit]

Temple attended LSU Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a senior, he averaged 13.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists in leading University High to the 2004 Class 2A state championship.[1]

At University High, Temple also competed in track and field, where he was a long jump and triple jump specialist.[1]

College career[edit]

After redshirting the 2004–05 season at Louisiana State University to work on his game, Temple earned a reputation as a defensive stopper as a freshman in 2005–06. In 36 games (35 starts), he averaged 5.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.3 minutes per game.[1]

In his sophomore season, he finished the year with 138 assists and 83 turnovers, a 1.7 assist/turnover ratio, which was 10th best in the SEC. In May 2007, he was part of the Reach USA Tour of China, an all-star team of players that went 6-2 against two Chinese league teams. In 32 games (all starts), he averaged 8.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game.[1]

In his junior season, he played a team high 1,066 minutes and ranked 11th in the league in assist average. In 31 games, he averaged 6.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game.[1]

In his senior season, he became LSU's all-time leader in minutes played (4,432), breaking a record set by Howard Carter in 1983. He earned All-SEC Defensive team honors, as well as being named to the coaches' All-SEC second team. In 35 games, he averaged 7.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Early years (2009–2012)[edit]

2009–10 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2009 NBA draft, Temple joined the Houston Rockets for the 2009 NBA Summer League. In September 2009, he signed with the Rockets. However, he was later waived by the Rockets on October 21, 2009.[2] In November 2009, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers as an affiliate player.

On February 8, 2010, he signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets.[3] On February 20, 2010, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Rockets.[4]

On March 3, 2010, he signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.[5] On March 13, 2010, he signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[6] On March 23, 2010, he signed with the Spurs for the rest of the season.[7]

2010–11 season[edit]

In July 2010, Temple joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On November 11, 2010, he was waived by the Spurs.[8] On November 30, 2010, he was re-acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[9] On December 30, 2010, he was traded to the Erie BayHawks in exchange for Jeff Adrien.[10]

On January 25, 2011, Temple signed a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.[11] On February 5, 2011, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Bucks.[12] On February 17, 2011, he returned to the BayHawks.

On March 7, 2011, Temple signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.[13] On March 17, 2011, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Bobcats.[14] On March 28, 2011, he signed with the Bobcats for the rest of the season.[15]

2011–12 season[edit]

On July 27, 2011, Temple signed a one-year deal with Novipiù Casale Monferrato of Italy.[16] In 28 games, he averaged 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game as Casale finished last on the ladder in 2011–12 with an 8-24 record.

2012–13 season[edit]

In July 2012, Temple joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Orlando Summer League and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On September 13, 2012, Temple signed with the Miami Heat.[17] He was later waived by the Heat on October 27, 2012.[18] On November 1, 2012, he was re-acquired by the Erie BayHawks.[19] Four days later, he was traded to the Reno Bighorns.[20]

Washington Wizards (2012–2016)[edit]

On December 25, 2012, Temple signed with the Washington Wizards.[21]

On July 10, 2013, Temple re-signed with the Wizards.[22] On July 18, 2014, he again re-signed with the Wizards to a two-year, $2 million deal.[23][24] On November 1, 2014, he scored a then career-high 18 points in a 108–97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.[25]

On June 15, 2015, Temple exercised his player option with the Wizards for the 2015–16 season.[26][27] On November 14, he matched his career-high of 18 points in a 108–99 win over the Orlando Magic.[28] On December 19, he set a new career-high with 21 points in a 109–101 win over the Charlotte Hornets.[29] On December 21, he topped that mark with 23 points in a 113–99 win over the Sacramento Kings.[30][31] Two days later, he had another strong performance for the Wizards with 20 points against the Memphis Grizzlies, becoming the first NBA player to score at least 20 in three straight games after not reaching that level for his first 250 contests.[32]

Sacramento Kings (2016–2018)[edit]

On July 9, 2016, Temple signed with the Sacramento Kings.[33] He made his debut for the Kings in their season opener on October 26, 2016, scoring 12 points in just under 18 minutes off the bench in a 113–94 win over the Phoenix Suns.[34] On November 5, 2016, he scored a team-high 19 points off the bench and tied his career high with five three-pointers in a 117–91 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.[35] On February 1, 2017, he was ruled out for two to three weeks after an MRI revealed a partial tear of his left biceps femoris muscle.[36][37]

On January 23, 2018, Temple scored 19 of his career-high 34 points in the final quarter to lift the Kings to a 105–99 win over the Orlando Magic.[38]

Memphis Grizzlies (2018–2019)[edit]

On July 17, 2018, Temple was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Deyonta Davis, Ben McLemore, a 2021 second-round pick and cash considerations.[39][40] On October 19, 2018, he scored a game-high 30 points in a 131–117 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[41]

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
2009–10 Houston 9 0 13.1 .448 .250 .667 1.6 .8 .4 .4 5.0
2009–10 Sacramento 5 0 4.6 .375 .000 1.000 .6 .4 .2 .0 2.2
2009–10 San Antonio 13 4 14.8 .438 .435 .667 1.1 .9 .6 .2 6.2
2010–11 San Antonio 3 0 7.0 .200 .000 .000 .7 .7 .3 .3 .7
2010–11 Milwaukee 9 0 9.2 .333 .300 .000 .7 .7 .1 .1 1.9
2010–11 Charlotte 12 0 10.5 .286 .269 .636 1.3 2.0 .8 .3 3.2
2012–13 Washington 51 36 22.7 .407 .325 .703 2.4 2.3 1.0 .3 5.1
2013–14 Washington 75 0 8.5 .362 .207 .698 .9 1.0 .5 .1 1.8
2014–15 Washington 52 18 14.1 .400 .375 .729 1.7 1.1 .8 .2 3.9
2015–16 Washington 80 43 24.4 .398 .345 .728 2.7 1.8 .9 .2 7.3
2016–17 Sacramento 65 20 26.6 .424 .373 .784 2.8 2.6 1.3 .4 7.8
2017–18 Sacramento 65 35 24.8 .418 .392 .769 2.3 1.9 .9 .4 8.4
Career 439 156 19.1 .405 .357 .725 2.0 1.7 .8 .3 5.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 San Antonio 6 0 2.5 .333 .333 1.000 .3 .3 .2 .0 .7
2014 Washington 10 0 .9 1.000 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .5
2015 Washington 4 0 6.5 .167 .000 .625 .8 .3 .5 .0 1.8
Career 20 0 2.5 .364 .286 .667 .3 .2 .2 .0 .8

Personal life[edit]

Temple is the son of Collis Temple and Soundra Temple Johnson. Collis was the first African-American to play basketball at LSU (1971–74). He has a younger sister, Colleen Noelle, and two older brothers, Collis III (who played at LSU, 1999–03) and Elliott.[1][42]

Temple is a Christian. He wears a wrist band that says "In Jesus Name I Play".[43]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g #14 Garrett Temple
  2. ^ Rockets waive guards Beck, Temple
  3. ^ Rockets sign Garrett Temple to 10-day contract
  4. ^ Rockets waive Brian Cook, keep Garrett Temple 10 more days
  5. ^ Kings sign Garrett Temple to 10-day contract
  6. ^ Spurs Sign Garrett Temple To 10-Day Contract
  7. ^ Spurs Sign Garrett Temple
  8. ^ Spurs Waive Garrett Temple
  9. ^ Garrett Temple Returns to Vipers
  10. ^ Vipers Acquire Former Warriors Big Man
  11. ^ "Bucks Sign Garrett Temple to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 25, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
  12. ^ "Bucks sign Garrett Temple to second 10-day contract". InsideHoops.com. February 5, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  13. ^ "Bobcats Sign Guard Garrett Temple to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 7, 2011. Retrieved March 7, 2011.
  14. ^ "Bobcats sign G Temple to 2nd 10-day contract". USAToday.com. March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  15. ^ "Bobcats Sign Guard Garrett Temple for Remainder of 2010-11 Season". NBA.com. March 28, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  16. ^ Fastweb Casale announces Garrett Temple
  17. ^ HEAT Sign Garrett Temple
  18. ^ Miami Heat waive guard Garrett Temple
  19. ^ Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps Archived December 18, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ RENO BIGHORNS COMPLETE TRADES FOR TEMPLE, MCCLINTON AND TUCKER
  21. ^ Wizards Sign Shelvin Mack And Garrett Temple
  22. ^ Wizards Re-Sign Garrett Temple
  23. ^ GARRETT TEMPLE Q&A - 7/31/14
  24. ^ Garrett Temple comes back to Wizards on two-year deal
  25. ^ Paul Pierce ejected; Wizards top Bucks 108-97
  26. ^ "Report: Garrett Temple exercises 2015-16 player option with Wizards". TheScore.com. June 16, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  27. ^ "Veteran Wizards reserve opts in for 2015-16 season". CSNWashington.com. June 16, 2015. Archived from the original on July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  28. ^ Wizards beat Magic 108-99 to end 3-game skid
  29. ^ Wall scores 27 points to lead Wizards over Hornets 109-101
  30. ^ Wall has 19 assists, Wizards beat Sacramento 113-99
  31. ^ Hard work finally pays off for Garrett Temple
  32. ^ Wall helps Wizards beat Grizzlies 100-91
  33. ^ "Kings Sign Four Free Agents". NBA.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  34. ^ "Kings vs. Suns – Box Score". ESPN.com. October 26, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  35. ^ "Teletovic, Parker lead Bucks to 117-91 win over Kings". ESPN.com. November 5, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  36. ^ "Garrett Temple Injury Update". NBA.com. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  37. ^ Kawahara, Matt (February 1, 2017). "Kings' Garrett Temple to miss up to 3 weeks with hamstring injury". Sacbee.com. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  38. ^ "Temple scores 34 to lead Kings past Magic, 105-99". ESPN.com. January 23, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  39. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies acquire Garrett Temple in trade with Sacramento". NBA.com. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  40. ^ "Kings Acquire Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis, 2021 Second-Round Draft Selection, and Cash Considerations". NBA.com. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  41. ^ "Temple, Jackson Jr. lead Grizzlies past Hawks 131-117". ESPN.com. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  42. ^ Temple family legacy carries on at LSU
  43. ^ "Interview with Washington Wizards Guard Garrett Temple on His Christian Faith". GospelHerald.com. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

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