Joey Dorsey

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Joey Dorsey
Joey Dorsey Barca 2016.jpg
No. 9 – Best Balıkesir
Position Power forward / Center
League Turkish Basketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1983-12-16) December 16, 1983 (age 33)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school Laurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
College Memphis (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082010 Houston Rockets
2008–2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010 Sacramento Kings
2010–2011 Toronto Raptors
2011–2012 Caja Laboral
2012 Olympiacos
2012–2013 Royal Halı Gaziantep
2013–2014 FC Barcelona
2014–2015 Houston Rockets
2015–2016 Galatasaray Odeabank
2016–2017 FC Barcelona
2017–present Best Balıkesir
Career highlights and awards

Richard Elmer "Joey" Dorsey (born December 16, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Best Balıkesir of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college basketball for the University of Memphis.

College career[edit]

During both his sophomore and junior years on the team, the Tigers ended their season in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight.[1]

However, during his senior year Dorsey led the Memphis Tigers to the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship game with Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts. The Tigers fell to Kansas 75–68 in overtime.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Rockets[edit]

Dorsey was chosen as the 33rd overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. After the draft, he was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for the draft rights to the 25th pick, Nicolas Batum. In the 2008–09 NBA season, Dorsey played in 3 games, scoring a total of 2 points, grabbing one rebound, and making one assist.

The Rockets assigned Dorsey to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[2] On February 5, 2010, after previously being called back up from the NBDL, Dorsey played a career-high 19 minutes and grabbed 12 rebounds.[3]

Sacramento Kings / Toronto Raptors[edit]

On February 18, 2010, Dorsey was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three team deal that also moved the Rockets' Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks.[4] On March 28, 2010, Dorsey was waived by the Kings.[5]

On April 4, 2010, Dorsey was signed to a non-guaranteed contract by the Raptors.[6]

Europe[edit]

In September 2011, Dorsey signed a one-year deal with the Spanish League club Caja Laboral.[7] On January 10, 2012, he parted ways with Caja Laboral.[8] The next day, he signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos for the rest of the season.[9] With Olympiacos, he won the 2011–12 EuroLeague championship, as well as the 2011–12 Greek League championship. In August 2012, he re-signed with Olympiacos on a two-year deal.[10] On September 12, 2012, during a preseason exhibition game against Dinamo Sassari, Dorsey ended up shattering a backboard, with around two minutes left in the fourth quarter.[11]

On November 7, 2012, Dorsey was released by Olympiacos, ending their relationship two weeks after he criticized the organization, and he stopped playing with the team.[12] On November 22, 2012, he signed with Turkish club Royal Halı Gaziantep for the rest of the 2012–13 Turkish Basketball League season.[13]

On July 17, 2013, Dorsey signed a one-year deal (with the option of a second) with the Spanish club FC Barcelona.[14][15]

Return to the NBA[edit]

On July 19, 2014, Dorsey signed with the Houston Rockets.[16] On January 21, 2015, he had a season-best game with seven points and 12 rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.[17]

On July 20, 2015, the Rockets traded Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, a 2016 first round draft pick, and cash considerations to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second round draft pick.[18] On August 18, 2015, he was waived by the Nuggets in a buyout deal.[19]

Return to Europe[edit]

On August 29, 2015, Dorsey signed a one-year, $650,000 net income contract with Galatasaray.[20][21] On February 19, 2016, he left Galatasaray, and returned to his former club, FC Barcelona Lassa, for the rest of the season.[22][23]

On August 17, 2016, Dorsey signed a two-year contract extension with Barcelona.[24] On January 18, 2017, he was released from the team due to disciplinary reasons.[25]

On February 13, 2017, Dorsey signed with Turkish club Best Balıkesir for the rest of the 2016–17 BSL season.[26]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College career[edit]

  • Conference USA All-Freshman Team: (2004–05)
  • Conference USA All-Tournament Team: (2006)
  • All-Conference USA First-Team: (2006–07)
  • Conference USA All-Defensive Team: (2006–07)
  • Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year: (2006–07)
  • Conference USA All-Tournament Team: (2007)

Professional career[edit]

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

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Houston 3 0 2.0 .500 .000 .000 .3 .3 .0 .0 .7
2009–10 Houston 7 0 7.7 .455 .000 .500 3.6 .3 .3 .1 1.6
2009–10 Sacramento 8 0 6.5 .444 .000 .400 2.3 .0 .1 .1 1.5
2010–11 Toronto 43 9 12.1 .525 .000 .477 4.4 .6 .6 .4 3.1
2014–15 Houston 69 17 12.4 .552 .000 .289 4.0 .4 .6 .4 2.7
Career 130 26 11.5 .534 .000 .375 3.9 .4 .5 .3 2.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ One to go: After UCLA romp, Tigers eye Jayhawks
  2. ^ Rockets call up Joey Dorsey from NBA Development League - ESPN
  3. ^ Dorsey gives Rockets a pick-me-up
  4. ^ "KINGS: KINGS ACQUIRE CARL LANDRY, JOEY DORSEY AND LARRY HUGHES". NBA.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Kings Waive Dorsey". NBA.com. 2010-03-28. Archived from the original on April 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Raptors Sign Free Agent Joey Dorsey". NBA.com. April 4, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ CAJA LABORAL lands big man Dorsey
  8. ^ Caja Laboral and Joey Dorsey part ways
  9. ^ Olympiacos signs Joey Dorsey
  10. ^ Olympiacos re-signs Dorsey through 2014
  11. ^ Ex-Rocket, King and Raptor Joey Dorsey shatters backboard with dunk during game for Greek team Olympiacos (VIDEO)
  12. ^ Olympiacos officially releases Dorsey
  13. ^ Dorsey signs with Gaziantep BB
  14. ^ "FC Barcelona adds former Euroleague champ Joey Dorsey". Sportando.com. July 17, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ "BARCELONA lands former champ Dorsey". Euroleague.net. July 17, 2013. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rockets Add Depth to Roster with Signings". NBA.com. July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  17. ^ Joey Dorsey 2014-15 Game Log
  18. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Cash Considerations and First Round Pick From Houston". NBA.com. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Denver Nuggets Waive Dorsey". NBA.com. August 18, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Joey Dorsey Galatasaray'da". Galatasaray.org (in Turkish). August 29, 2015. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Joey Dorsey inks a deal with Galatasaray". Sportando.com. August 18, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  22. ^ "FC Barcelona Lassa sign Joey Dorsey until the end of the season". Fcbarcelona.com. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  23. ^ "FC Barcelona brings back center Dorsey". Euroleague.net. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Barcelona officially signs Joey Dorsey to a two-year contract extension". Sportando.com. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Despido disciplinario de Joey Dorsey". FCBarcelona.com (in Spanish). January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Joey Dorsey signed with Best Balikesir". Eurohoops.net. February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 

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