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Stephen Graham biography

Date of birth : 1982-06-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard-forward for the Nets, NBA Draft

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Stephen Graham is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA.

Career history:

Houston Rockets (2005)
Chicago Bulls (2006)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2006)
Portland Trail Blazers (2006–2007)
Indiana Pacers (2007–2009)
Charlotte Bobcats (2009–2010)
New Jersey Nets (2010–present)

CAREER:

Signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs on September 29, 2005… Released by the San Antonio Spurs on October 26, 2005… Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on December 11, 2005… Released by the Houston Rockets on December 29, 2005… Signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls on January 17, 2006… February 6, 2006, signed two 10-day contracts with the Cleveland Cavaliers, then signed a contract for the rest of the season… Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 24, 2006… Claimed on waivers by the Portland Trail Blazers on October 24, 2006… Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 3, 2007… Signed with the Bobcats as a free agent on September 29, 2009… Signed with the Nets as a free agent on September 15, 2010.

2009-2010:
Appeared in a career-high 70 games, including eight starts, with Charlotte… Averaged 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.5 minutes… Shot .496 (119-240) from the field and .646 (42-65) from the free-throw line… Scored in double figures eight times… Led the team in steals four times and blocks twice… Scored a career-high 19 points and tied his career-high with eight rebounds on March 16 at Indiana… Tied his career-high 19 points the next night vs. Oklahoma City… In his eight starts, averaged 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds, while shooting .523 from the field (34-65).

2008-2009:
Averaged a career-high 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.2 minutes in 58 games played for the Pacers… Scored in double figures 11 times, including four straight games from 1/1-1/11… Recorded single-season career-highs in three-point field goals (20), free throws (50), rebounds (96), assists (33) and blocked shots (4)… After logging a total of 58 games in his first three NBA seasons combined (and no more than 22 in any of those campaigns), he saw action in 52 games in 2008-09… He drew DNP-CDs in each of the Pacers' first six games while playing in 15 of the first 32 contests… In those first 15 appearances, he scored a total of 67 points (4.5 ppg) with three games in double figures… In his regular season debut at New Jersey, 11/12, he scored 12 points on 2-2 3-point FG's and 6-6 FT's… He tallied 16 points at Denver on 1/5 and scored 10+ points in the next four games… He went on to score in double figures just four more times with a high of 14 points twice… In the season finale vs. Milwaukee on 4/15, he tallied 11 points on 4-8 shooting from the floor and 3-3 shooting from downtown… In a 13 game stretch from (1/5 to 1/28), he shot .530 (44-of-83) from the field and averaged 8.2 points per contest… As a starter against the Suns, he collected seven boards to go along with 13 points and three assists… In his last four starts, he shot 24-of-40 from the field and averaged 9.8 points with three games in double figures… While he sat out 30 games, he was one of only two players on the Pacers' roster that did not make an appearance on the inactive list in 2008-09.

COLLEGE:

Played for Oklahoma State during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons after sitting out the 2002-03 campaign as a transfer from Central Florida... During his senior season (2004-05), appeared in 33 games, averaging 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 17.9 minutes... Shot .483 from the field, .725 from the line and .455 from behind the arc... During his junior year he and his twin brother, Joey, teamed with Tony Allen to lead the Cowboys to the 2004 NCAA Final Four... In 34 games as a junior, averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds, while shooting .500 from the field and .667 from the line... Averaged 12.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a sophomore at Central Florida.

PERSONAL:

Has a twin brother, Joey, who played for the Denver Nuggets in 2009-10… His other brother, Brian, played collegiately at the University of South Florida and his father, Joe, played collegiately at Clark College… Named to the All-State Academic Team in Florida while playing basketball at Brandon High School; and was also named to the McDonald’s All-American Team… He also played football and soccer and ran track in high school… Speaks conversational Spanish… Favorite book is "Gifted Hands" by Ben Carson… Has a chocolate lab named Bear… He has his pilot’s license and likes to fly planes… Hobbies are bowling, reading the Bible and going to church… Wears a size 15 basketball shoe.



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