Joey Graham with the Toronto Raptors in 2007.
June 11, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Brandon (Brandon, Florida)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the Toronto Raptors|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|2012||Mets de Guaynabo|
|2013||Capitanes de Arecibo|
|2013||Mets de Guaynabo|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Joseph Graham (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He made his NBA debut on November 2, 2005. He last played in the NBA in 2011 for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.) He was also an all ACC Tight End his sophomore year.
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.
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.
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 July 30, 2010, Graham signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On December 9, 2011, Graham was waived by the Cavaliers, making him a free agent.
On March 19, 2012, Graham was acquired by the Erie BayHawks. He had a stellar year with the BayHawks. In nine games he averaged 20.8 points per game, 6.8 rebounds, and shooting 55% from the field goal in 33.4 minutes a game.
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
|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 career highs
- Points: 24 2 times
- Rebounds: 12 2 times
- Assists: 5 2 times
- Steals: 3 2 times
- Blocks: 3 3 times
- "Joey Graham NBA & ABA Stats". Retrieved 17 November 2013.
- "Raptors exercise 4th year option on Joey Graham". InsideHoops.com. October 29, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- "Nuggets sign forward Graham". ESPN.com. September 26, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- Cavaliers sign free agent Joey Graham
- Transactions: 2011-12 Season
- BayHawks Acquire Joey Graham
- Joey Graham D-League Stats