Jared Dudley

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Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley Clippers.jpg
Dudley with the Clippers
No. 3 – Phoenix Suns
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1985-07-10) July 10, 1985 (age 31)
San Diego, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Horizon (San Diego, California)
College Boston College (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
20072008 Charlotte Bobcats
20082013 Phoenix Suns
2013–2014 Los Angeles Clippers
2014–2015 Milwaukee Bucks
2015–2016 Washington Wizards
2016–present Phoenix Suns
Career highlights and awards

Jared Anthony Dudley (born July 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also played for the Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards. Standing at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), he plays as a swingman.

College career[edit]

During his college years, Dudley played with the Boston College Eagles. Along with fellow senior Sean Marshall, he was one of the team's two captains, and was the leading scorer and rebounder on the team during his final season. Dudley was a four-year starter for the Eagles, and played in every BC game in his first three years. He had a streak of over 100 consecutive starts snapped when he suffered a stress fracture in December 2006. In his college days he earned the nickname "Junkyard Dog" for his toughness and nose for the ball.

He scored 30 points on November 29, 2006 against Michigan State on national television.[1] His career-high in points is 36, which he scored against Villanova in a January 19, 2005 victory during his sophomore season.[2] He averaged 19 points and 3 assists per game during his senior year.

After his senior season, Dudley was voted the ACC Player of the Year for 2007 and was a second team All-American.

NBA career[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats (2007–2008)[edit]

On June 28, 2007, Dudley was taken 22nd overall in the NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Contrary to projections[by whom?] soon after the 2007 draft, Dudley quickly entered the Bobcats' regular playing rotation and made his first start on November 24, 2007 vs. Boston, scoring 11 points and grabbing nine rebounds.[3] He went on to establish himself as a key player in the Bobcats' rotation, starting often while with the team. He finished the 2007–08 season averaging 5.8 points a game. He also played as the team's power forward during his rookie season with the Bobcats before being more of a small forward in his second season with them.

Dudley played 20 games for the Bobcats in 2008 before he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. In those 20 games, he averaged what would be a career low 5.4 points.

Phoenix Suns (2008–2013)[edit]

Dudley was traded to the Suns on December 18, 2008, along with teammate Jason Richardson and the Bobcats' 2010 second round pick, in exchange for Raja Bell, Boris Diaw, and Sean Singletary.[4] He gained media attention for posting journalist-style videos of interviews with his Suns teammates on Twitter under the name of JMZ or JSPN (parodies of TMZ.com and ESPN respectively).[5] Dudley played in 48 games for the Suns that season and averaged 3.0 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists a game, and 5.5 points per game.

In the 2009–10 season Dudley was a key player in the 2010 NBA Playoffs. He played in all of the Suns 16 playoff games that season, shooting 42.4% on three pointers. But the Suns eventually lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals by a margin of four games to two.

Although the Suns failed to reach the playoffs in the 2010–11 season, Dudley averaged a career high 10.6 points per game. He once again played in all 82 games, and started a career high 15 of them.

In the shortened 2011–12 season, Dudley increased his career high with 12.7 points while also averaging a career high 4.6 rebounds and career high 1.7 assists per game while starting for the Suns in 60 of their games as a shooting guard instead of a small forward. However, the Suns missed the playoffs once again. After the 2011–12 NBA season, NBA TV announced that Dudley was the first ever winner of the "BIG Award",[6] beating out the likes of James Harden and Kevin Love due to his use of social media websites like Twitter.[7]

Due to the departure of veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill, Dudley and Jermaine O'Neal were named the Suns' captains for the 2012–13 NBA season. On December 27, 2012, Dudley recorded a career-high 36 points on 11-of-17 shooting (5-of-8 from the three-point line and a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line), as well as five rebounds and three assists against the New York Knicks.

Los Angeles Clippers (2013–2014)[edit]

On July 10, 2013, Dudley was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team deal that also included the Milwaukee Bucks getting draft picks and Phoenix Suns getting players in exchange, primarily Eric Bledsoe.[8] Dudley was the Clippers' starting small forward until January 20, 2014, when he was replaced by Matt Barnes.

Milwaukee Bucks (2014–2015)[edit]

On August 26, 2014, Dudley was traded, along with a 2017 conditional first round draft pick, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second round draft pick.[9] He would play as the team's shooting guard that season due to Milwaukee's size at the frontcourt. On December 26, 2014, Dudley became the first player to shoot 100% from the field for an entire game with at least 10 overall shots and 3 three-point shots by making 10-of-10 field goals and 4-of-4 shots from the three-point line as he recorded 24 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists off the bench in a blowout 107-77 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.[10]

On June 30, 2015, Dudley opted in with the Bucks for the 2015–16 season.[11][12]

Washington Wizards (2015–2016)[edit]

On July 9, 2015, Dudley was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for a protected future second round pick.[13] On July 21, he was ruled out for three to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk.[14] Dudley spent much of the 2015–16 season as the team's power forward due to the team's lack of size at that position.

Return to Phoenix (2016–present)[edit]

On July 8, 2016, Dudley signed with the Phoenix Suns, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[15]

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 Charlotte 73 14 19.0 .468 .220 .737 3.9 1.1 .8 .1 5.8
2008–09 Charlotte 20 7 21.4 .469 .375 .625 3.0 1.0 .9 .1 5.4
2008–09 Phoenix 48 0 15.2 .481 .394 .691 3.0 .8 .8 .1 5.5
2009–10 Phoenix 82 1 24.3 .459 .458 .754 3.4 1.4 1.0 .2 8.2
2010–11 Phoenix 82 15 26.1 .477 .415 .743 3.9 1.3 1.1 .2 10.6
2011–12 Phoenix 65 60 31.1 .485 .383 .726 4.6 1.7 .8 .3 12.7
2012–13 Phoenix 79 50 27.5 .468 .391 .796 3.1 2.6 .9 .1 10.9
2013–14 L.A. Clippers 74 43 23.4 .438 .360 .655 2.2 1.4 .6 .1 6.9
2014–15 Milwaukee 72 22 23.8 .468 .385 .716 3.1 1.8 1.0 .2 7.2
2015–16 Washington 81 41 25.9 .478 .420 .735 3.5 2.1 .9 .2 7.9
Career 676 253 24.3 .470 .399 .736 3.4 1.6 .9 .2 8.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Phoenix 16 0 23.6 .465 .424 .607 3.8 1.8 1.1 .4 7.6
2014 L.A. Clippers 7 0 6.4 .273 .500 .000 .9 .3 .1 .0 1.3
2015 Milwaukee 6 0 18.3 .467 .571 .571 1.8 1.3 2.0 .3 6.7
Career 29 0 18.3 .449 .456 .600 2.7 1.3 1.1 .3 5.9

Personal life[edit]

Dudley is a Christian.[16][17] He appeared in the comedy film Movie 43 (2013), as a basketball player named Moses.[18] Fellow NBA players Corey Brewer and Larry Sanders also appeared in the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BC tops MSU behind 30 points, 10 boards from Dudley
  2. ^ Villanova Is Getting Hot When It Counts Most
  3. ^ "Celtics 96, Bobcats 95". espn.go.com. 
  4. ^ "Suns Trade for Richardson, Dudley and 2010 Second-Round Pick". NBA.com. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  5. ^ azcentral.com (2010). Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley gains followers with Twitter videos. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  6. ^ "2011-12 Social Media Award Winners". NBA.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Big Award". NBA.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "CLIPPERS ACQUIRE JARED DUDLEY AND J.J. REDICK IN THREE-TEAM TRADE". NBA.com. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Bucks Acquire Jared Dudley and First Round Pick From Clippers
  10. ^ Perfect 10: Dudley doesn't miss, Bucks rout Hawks
  11. ^ "Report: Jared Dudley opting in with Bucks next season". NBA.com. June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bucks' Jared Dudley opts in for final year of deal". JournalSentinelOnline.com. June 30, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ "WIZARDS ACQUIRE JARED DUDLEY". MonumentalNetwork.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Jared Dudley out 3 to 4 months after surgery to fix herniated disk". ESPN.com. July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Suns Sign Jared Dudley to Multiyear Deal". NBA.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Jared Dudley". 
  17. ^ "Jared Dudley". 
  18. ^ Jared Dudley is the new era Phoenix Suns' Big Bang

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