Willie Reed

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Willie Reed
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1990-05-16) May 16, 1990 (age 27)
Kansas City, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Bishop Miege
(Roeland Park, Kansas)
College Saint Louis (2008–2010)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2012–2014 Springfield Armor
2014 Reno Bighorns
2014–2015 Grand Rapids Drive
2015 Iowa Energy
2015 Metros de Santiago
2015–2016 Brooklyn Nets
2016–2017 Miami Heat
2017–2018 Los Angeles Clippers
2018 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Willie Reed Jr. (born May 16, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Saint Louis University.

College career[edit]

Reed spent two seasons playing for Saint Louis University between 2008–09 and 2009–10. Reed, who had had previous run-ins with Saint Louis University's student conduct board, was suspended during the Fall semester of the 2010–11 academic year for his involvement in a controversial sexual assault incident involving three other players. He returned at the start of the Spring semester but was later "administratively withdrawn" by the university for failing to meet the terms of his reinstatement as a student.[1]

In April 2011, Reed declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.

Professional career[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Reed went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In August 2011, he signed a two-year deal with CB Sant Josep of Spain.[2] He later left before the start of the regular season.

2012–13 season[edit]

On September 21, 2012, Reed signed with the Sacramento Kings.[3][4] However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 26, 2012.[5] In November 2012, he was acquired by the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.[4] He went on to earn Honorable Mention All-Development League Team honors after averaging 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game throughout the 2012–13 season.[6]

On April 17, 2013, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies for the remainder of the season.[7][8][9]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Reed joined the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On October 26, 2013, he was waived by the Grizzlies before appearing in a regular season game for them.[10]

On November 1, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Springfield Armor.[11]

On March 28, 2014, he signed with the Sacramento Kings for the rest of the season, but was immediately assigned to the Reno Bighorns.[12] On April 9, 2014, he was recalled by the Kings.[13] The next day, he was reassigned to the Bighorns.[14] On April 14, 2014, he was recalled by the Kings.[15]

On June 29, 2014, Reed was waived by the Kings before he appeared in a game for them.[16]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Reed joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[17] On September 25, 2014, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[18] However, he was later waived by the Nets on October 23, 2014.[19]

On November 21, 2014, Reed was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive.[20] On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[21] On February 26, he was traded to the Iowa Energy in exchange for Diante Garrett.[22]

On April 28, Reed signed with Metros de Santiago for the 2015 LNB season.[23]

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 1, 2015, Reed joined the Miami Heat for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[24] However, on July 9, he left the Heat's summer league team and signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with the Brooklyn Nets.[25][26] On October 14, Reed suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb in a preseason game against the Boston Celtics[27] and underwent surgery to repair it, leaving him out of action for six to eight weeks.[28] On December 4, Reed made his long awaited NBA debut, recording eight points in 11 minutes against the New York Knicks.[29] On January 22, 2016, he scored a season-high 12 points in a loss to the Utah Jazz.[30] On April 6, he left the team for the remainder of the season due to personal reasons.[31]

2016–17 season[edit]

On July 13, 2016, Reed signed with the Miami Heat.[32] He made his debut for the Heat in their season opener on October 26 against the Orlando Magic. In 17 minutes off the bench, he recorded 10 points, six rebounds, one assist and one block in a 108–96 win.[33] On January 3, 2017, he recorded career highs of 22 points and 18 rebounds in a 99–90 loss to the Phoenix Suns.[34] Three days later, he had a second 22-point effort in a 127–100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.[35]

2017–18 season[edit]

On August 3, 2017, Reed signed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[36][37]

On January 29, 2018, Reed, along with Blake Griffin and Brice Johnson, was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović, a future protected first-round draft pick and a future second-round draft pick.[38][39] On February 6, 2018, Reed was suspended by the NBA for six games without pay as a result of a domestic violence incident involving his wife on August 5, 2017.[40] Two days later, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls alongside future second-round draft considerations in exchange for Jameer Nelson.[41] He was immediately waived by the Bulls upon being acquired.[42]

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
2015–16 Brooklyn 39 2 10.9 .571 .000 .545 3.1 .3 .2 .8 4.7
2016–17 Miami 71 5 14.5 .568 .200 .557 4.7 .4 .3 .7 5.3
2017–18 L.A. Clippers 39 5 14.5 .667 .500 .582 3.1 .2 .2 .6 4.9
2017–18 Detroit 3 0 3.0 1.000 .000 .000 .3 .3 .0 .0 0.7
Career 152 12 12.4 .592 .333 .561 3.8 .3 .2 .7 4.9

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "El hijo de otro mítico NBA desembarca en la Adecco Oro: Willie Reed, nuevo fichaje de Girona". SoloBasket.com (in Spanish). August 20, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2012-13 SACRAMENTO KINGS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Willie Reed Player Profile – RealGM". RealGM.com. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "KINGS WAIVE TONY MITCHELL, HAMADY NDIAYE, WILLIE REED". NBA.com. October 26, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Springfield Armor's Willie Reed, Kris Joseph make All-NBA D-League teams". MassLive.com. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Grizzlies sign Donte Greene and Willie Reed". InsideHoops.com. April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ Schlosser, Keith (April 15, 2013). "Willie Reed Signs With Grizzlies & Earns Coveted Late Season NBA Call-Up". ridiculousupside.com. SB Nation. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ Dodd, Rustin (April 24, 2013). "Ex-KC Star will make it into NBA". KansasCity.com. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies waive Andre Barrett, Melvin Ely, Tony Gaffney and Willie Reed". InsideHoops.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
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  14. ^ "Kings Assign Willie Reed to Reno". NBA.com. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
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  19. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Willie Reed". NBA.com. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Grand Rapids Adds Center Willie Reed". NBA.com. November 22, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire". NBA.com. February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Grand Rapids Drive Make Two Trades, Acquire Diante Garrett and Kevin Murphy". NBA.com. February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  23. ^ "The Mets announced reinforcement of Santiago Willie Reed Jr". Hoy.com.do. April 29, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  24. ^ Fernandez, Surya (July 1, 2015). "Miami Heat announce complete Summer League roster". HotHotHoops.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  25. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN WILLIE REED". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Willie Reed leaves Heat summer team for Nets' $500,000". Sun-Sentinel.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  27. ^ "WILLIE REED MEDICAL UPDATE". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 15, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  28. ^ "WILLIE REED MEDICAL UPDATE (10/16/15)". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 16, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Anthony has 28, Knicks rout Nets 108-91 to get back to .500". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Hayward scores 21 points to lead Jazz past Nets 108-86". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 22, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
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  36. ^ "Press Release: L.A. CLIPPERS SIGN WILLIE REED". NBA.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 
  37. ^ Haynes, Chris (July 18, 2017). "Sources: Center Willie Reed agrees to 1-year, $1.5 million deal with Clippers". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 22, 2017. 
  38. ^ "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Acquire Harris, Bradley, Marjanović, First & Second-Round Picks". NBA.com. January 29, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 
  39. ^ "Detroit Pistons acquire Blake Griffin, Willie Reed, Brice Johnson from LA Clippers". NBA.com. January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 
  40. ^ "Detroit Pistons' Willie Reed suspended six games". NBA.com. February 6, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2018. 
  41. ^ "Detroit Pistons Acquire Veteran Guard Jameer Nelson". NBA.com. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018. 
  42. ^ Smith, Sam (February 8, 2018). "WITH THE TRADE DEADLINE PASSED, PAXSON FEELS GOOD ABOUT WHERE THE BULLS ARE HEADING". NBA.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018. 

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