DeShawn Stevenson
American basketball player
DeShawn Stevenson
DeShawn Stevenson is an American professional basketball player. Before his NBA career, he originally committed to play at the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, California, and was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 23rd selection of the 2000 NBA Draft. He is well known for his defense and his athleticism.
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NBA-National Basketball Association roundup
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Aug 2 (The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Hawks continued to overhaul their roster on Friday when they waived DeShawn Stevenson, who started 31 games for them last season. Stevenson had a $2.2 million contract. He was replaced on the roster by DeMarre Carroll, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Carroll agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract on July 5. The delay in the signing was the result of salary cap issues. Stevenson, who can play either shooting guard or small forward, shot 36.4 percent from three-point range last season, when he averaged just 5.1 points in 20. ...
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Bulls Soar Past Hawks 93-76
Huffington Post - about 4 years
ATLANTA -- Luol Deng had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls used their stifling defense to shut down the Atlanta Hawks in a 93-76 victory on Saturday night. Playing without injured starters Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, Chicago dominated near the basket and got a lift from the frenetic play of Nate Robinson. The Bulls used only eight players for the second straight night, but it was more than enough for an impressive road win. Taj Gibson had 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. Jimmy Butler added another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Robinson went 4 for 6 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points. Josh Smith led Atlanta with 19 points and 13 rebounds but he scored only three points in the second half. Jeff Teague scored 16, and Al Horford had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Hinrich had a procedure in Chicago on Saturday to have an infection cleaned out of his right e ...
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Atlanta Hawks: Stevenson weighs in on back-to-back situation (updated)
ajc - about 4 years
Vivlamore reporting. I thought I would post a quick blog before Hawks practices opens. I will update with injury news, etc. following practice. As promised, I did catch up with DeShawn Stevenson to get his side of playing in back-to-backs. I will give you his full quote, but the short answer is he wants to play but understands he needs to listen to the medical staff. Q. How are your knees? A. The knees are holding up. It’s a sensitive subject because sometimes I feel like I can play. Your body feels good and you end up hurting it more. I think the staff has been doing a great job with me conditioning wise, eating wise and the back-to-back thing. Q. Are you OK with not playing in back-to-back games? A. I’m not OK because I love to play. I’m a warrior. Everybody knows that about me. I love basketball. Just to sit on the bench and see situations, like in Detroit, where I can feel like I can go out there and have an effect and it doesn’t happen. At the same, I think they (team ...
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Atlanta Hawks practice report: Pachulia, Harris limited
ajc - over 4 years
Vivlamore reporting from the first day of Hawks practice. Just a quick report as I didn’t get to see much of practice Tuesday. The sessions that were open to the media involved only  some running, stretching and free-throw shooting. Here is coach Larry Drew’s assessment of the first day, including an injury report. Zaza Pachulia (leg) and Devin Harris (knee) participated in practice but were limited in contract drills. Harris stayed long after practice and continued shooting jump shots. Drew also said DeShawn Stevenson was ailing but he fully participated in the workout. Pachulia injured his leg before going to Georgia to play for his national team. Drew said the injury was not related to the foot issue that caused him to miss playoff games last season. Harris got an injection in his knee several days ago, according to Drew, and the soreness from the shot is beginning to subside. Drew said Pachulia and Harris moved well in practice. “Me personally, I thought this was a very … ...
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Atlanta Hawks agree to trade Joe Johnson to Brooklyn Nets – NBA Report
Bettor - over 4 years
Atlanta Hawks agree to trade Joe Johnson to Brooklyn Nets – NBA Report Atlanta Hawks have reportedly agreed to a trade six times All-Star Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for five of their players plus a draft pick. According to a person familiar with the matter, as part of the deal, Hawks will receive services of Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, DeShawn Stevenson, Jordan Williams and Johan Petro and will also get the rights to a draft pick owned by Nets which they acquired...
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Atlanta Hawks: Hawks agree to trade Joe Johnson to New Jersey, Marvin Williams to Utah
ajc - over 4 years
The Hawks and Nets have agreed to terms on a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson to Brooklyn for multiple players with expiring contracts and a first-round draft pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Update: The Hawks also have agreed to trade forward Marvin Williams to Utah for point guard Devin Harris, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. Trades can’t be officially consummated until the NBA moratorium ends on July 11 but the person said the Hawks have agreed on the framework of the deals with the Nets and Jazz. The person said in exchange for Johnson, the Hawks would receive Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro, DeShawn Stevenson and Jordan Williams from the Nets. Atlanta also would receive the lottery-protected, 2013 first-round draft pick that the Nets acquired in a trade with the Rockets. Williams is meeting with the Nets and Mavericks today. The Nets plan to pair Johnson with Williams and re-sign free-agent center … ...
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NBA star has ATM in his kitchen
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
NBA star DeShawn Stevenson is left stunned by a Twitter uproar he inadvertently sparks by revealing he has an ATM installed in his kitchen.
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What A Season – Dallas Mavericks Survive Shortened Season, Now Playoff Time
isports web - almost 5 years
Well, it’s over and the Dallas Mavericks survived another season and are ready to defend their title. Or I hope so anyway. Here we are at the playoff podium and a lot of people are questioning the tenacity that Dallas will have to fend off the foes that are after their trophy. Last season, a lot of people had written off the Mavericks as another “one and done” team in the playoffs, but they fooled everyone and got the upper hand when the defeated the Portland Trailblazers in the first round; then took on the formidable foe, Los Angeles Lakers who some thought would take the Western Conference and not only did Dallas beat them, they swept them and in good fashion. So much so that in the final game of the series, two players were ejected for stupid plays and I stress stupid, because it was and they went home, but Dallas moved on. The next round of play found Dallas going up against another opponent who was a heavy favorite to win the West as well, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now not t ...
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NBA Western Conference Playoff Matchups And Predictions
CBS St. Louis - almost 5 years
(credit: Harry How/Getty Images) By: Martin Sumners The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Western Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top. WESTERN CONFERENCE (1) San Antonio Spurs vs. (8) Utah Jazz The Spurs enter the playoffs playing better than anyone in the league. In the past, their high seeds masked injuries to its aged core, but Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker seem to be healthy and playing (if not better than) just as well as during their last title run in 2007. In fact, Parker is playing better. At 29, he is a ten-year vet with age and speed still on his side, but with a wealth of experience and deadly mid-range jumper. Parker’s emergence has been the catalyst from the Spurs as a half-court and defensive team to a high octane perimeter shooting team. The Jazz too re-shaped its image but almost on the fly like, well, a great im ...
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Athletes & Hoes: Deshawn Stevenson Has A Happy Birthday But Is Teammate Kris “The Dumped Hump” Humphries On The Rebound With THIS Chick?
Bossip - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-398427" href="/Deshawn+Stevenson+1">DeShawn Stevenson</a> Celebrates His Birthday With Nets Teammate <a class="fplink fp-558256" href="/Kris+Humphries+1">Kris Humphries</a> And Ladies At Vanquish New Jersey Nets ballers <a class="fplink fp-398427" href="/Deshawn+Stevenson+1">DeShawn Stevenson</a> and <a class="fplink fp-558256" href="/Kris+Humphries+1">Kris Humphries</a> partied it up at Vanquish “Dubai Thursdays” in Atlanta for Deshawn’s birthday… While Deshawn, who previously dated Basketball Wives L.A. star Draya Michele seemed happy to get close with another reality tv “character” and model Cristal Steverson, “The Hump” did not seem into the chick who trailed him around the club all night. But at least the birthday boy had fun, right? Photo Credit: Prince Williams/ATLPics More On Bossip! One In Every Family: Celebrity “Ugly Ducklings” Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Jenny From The Block Still Wants To Hop On Diddy’s … Cheapskates: Ce ...
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Jay-Z's 'Blow The Whistle' Target DeShawn Stevenson Signs To Nets
MTV News - about 5 years
As the CEO of Roc Nation, Jay-Z no doubt calls the shots regarding the talent his company signs, but things might be a little different when it comes to his minority ownership in the Nets basketball franchise. This week the NBA team completed a deal to sign former Dallas Maverick player, <a class="fplink fp-398427" href="/deshawn+stevenson">DeShawn Stevenson</a>, to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. The twist: Back in 2008, Hov took a few shots at Stevenson on the freestyle “Blow The Whistle,” after Stevenson made some disparaging comments about his pal Lebron James. In an interview three years ago, Stevenson called the Miami Heat superstar “overrated” – prompting James to address the issue by saying that a response to the jab would be like his pal Jay-Z responding to Soulja Boy (who actually happens to be close pals with Stevenson). The mild dustup prompted Jay-Z to record the diss freestyle “Blow The Whistle” which took some swipes at Stevenson. Stevenson is fresh off an NBA ...
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Are the NBA and its players closer than they're letting on? - Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It&#39;s not Granger&#39;s fault his stock (if I&#39;m reading and re-reading this correctly, and I wholeheartedly submit that I may not be) and stake would leave him eating the relative-to-other-NBA-players can of beans, while DeShawn Stevenson (notes) dines on
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Video: Deshawn Stevenson Pays Tribute To Lil Wayne & Takes A Shot At LeBron James - Gack Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Dallas Mavericks forward DeShawn Stevenson wanted to show his appreciation for his favorite rappers, including Lil Wayne, by having their images air brushed on the walls in his studio. During the video, DeShawn took some time to mention his buddy Miami
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B-E comes back to beat Edisto - The Times and Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
As the BE fans hugged and celebrated on the field with the players, Edisto&#39;s Andy Palmer consoled a tearful DeShawn Stevenson, who rushed for two touchdowns in a losing effort. &quot;It was back and forth all the way back through,&quot; Palmer said
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NBA Free Agents 2011: 20 Veterans That Could Pay Dividends for a Contender - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
If there&#39;s hope for JR Smith he might well find it in the unlikely rise of DeShawn Stevenson. Though they&#39;re very different types of players — Smith is an offensive force while Stevenson makes his name on the other end — they share a reputation as
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Drifting Back - Hardwood Paroxysm
Google News - over 5 years
DeShawn Stevenson was highly regarded (to put it lightly) coming out of high school. Knowing what we know now, it&#39;s a bit of a farce. But back then, he had the defensive mindset, he had the jaw-dropping athleticism. He had an NBA-ready body,
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Dallas Mavericks want DeShawn Stevenson to stay for the 2011-2012 NBA season - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Among those players, DeShawn Stevenson has been on top of the list. In this year&#39;s finals, it was the zone defence of the Mavericks that kept the Miami Heat&#39;s trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh from penetrating into their D at will and
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Will the Mavericks Re-Sign DeShawn Stevenson? - SLAM Online
Google News - over 5 years
From ESPN: “Mark Bartelstein, agent for down-and-dirty shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson, who proved himself as being resilient, a hard-edged defender and quite capable of draining big 3-pointers on a championship squad, said he spoke to [Donnie] Nelson
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Agent: Mavs still want DeShawn Stevenson - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Mark Bartelstein, agent for down-and-dirty shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson, who proved himself as being resilient, a hard-edged defender and quite capable of draining big 3-pointers on a championship squad, said he spoke to Nelson after the Mavs
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of DeShawn Stevenson
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    On August 2, 2013, he was waived by the Hawks.
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  • 2012
    On July 11, 2012, the Nets traded Stevenson (sign-and-trade), Jordan Farmar, Jordan Williams, Anthony Morrow, and Johan Petro to the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson.
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  • 2011
    On December 23, 2011, Stevenson signed one-year $2.5 million contract with the New Jersey Nets.
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    On June 12, 2011, Stevenson won the NBA championship when the Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 105-95 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
    More Details Hide Details In that game, Stevenson made three of five three point shots, resulting in 9 crucial points. Even more important than any contributions he made on offense may have been his assignment to guard LeBron James throughout the series, in part causing James to average significantly lower than his regular season average on most major statistical categories.
  • 2010
    He used his player option and made $4.15 million during the 2010–11 NBA season.
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    On February 13, 2010, Stevenson was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross.
    More Details Hide Details Stevenson became the first player in NBA history to wear number 92 on his jersey. Stevenson chose number 92 because he wore number 9 in Orlando and number 2 with Utah and Washington.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    At the start of the 2008–09 season, Stevenson struggled and could not bring his offensive game to the level it was in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details As a result, Stevenson's minutes dipped slightly with the development of second year shooting guard Nick Young and former Maryland standout Juan Dixon.
    After Stevenson, with a sore knee, scored a career-high 33 points, including a game winning three-pointer as time expired in a February 25, 2008 victory over the New Orleans Hornets, Wizards coach Eddie Jordan described Stevenson by saying, "He's a warrior, man, a true warrior.
    More Details Hide Details His confidence is growing, he's making threes, he's just a true pro. This is a man's league and he is man. In the dictionary next to that word there is a picture of DeShawn Stevenson."
  • 2007
    On the early morning of August 20, 2007, a 31-year-old man, Curtis Ruff, was shot and injured at Stevenson's home, following an argument with women that were invited from Destiny's Club in Orlando.
    More Details Hide Details Circumstances of the incident remain unclear.
    On July 16, 2007, Stevenson re-signed with the Wizards on a 4-year, $15 million deal.
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  • 2006
    Following the 2006–07 season, he opted-out of the second year of the his contract to test free agency.
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    On August 5, 2006, Stevenson signed a two-year contract with the Washington Wizards worth the NBA minimum salary.
    More Details Hide Details Stevenson quickly adjusted to coach Eddie Jordan's system, averaging 11.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, and 2.7 apg in his first season with Washington.
    Stevenson opted out of the third and final year of his contract with Orlando and on August 5, 2006 he signed a two-year minimum contract with the Washington Wizards.
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  • 2005
    He had his best year during the 2005–06 season when he averaged 11. ppg, 2.9 rpg, and 2. apg.
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  • 2004
    On February 19, 2004, Stevenson and a future second round draft pick were acquired by the Orlando Magic from the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard–forward Gordan Giricek.
    More Details Hide Details Stevenson played with the Orlando Magic for 2½ seasons.
  • 2001
    In 2001, Stevenson finished second in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Stevenson pleaded no contest to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
  • 2000
    At 19 years old, he became the youngest player to ever play and start for the Jazz during the 2000–01 season.
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    Stevenson was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 23rd selection of the 2000 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details Stevenson appeared in 222 regular season games during his time with Utah. He averaged 5.9 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 16.7 minpg. during that time. Stevenson played in five career playoff outings.
    Before his NBA career, he originally committed to play at the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, California and was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 23rd selection of the 2000 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details He is well known for his defense and his athleticism. Stevenson was born in Fresno, California. His father, Darryl Stevenson, never married the mother of his child, and eventually was forcibly placed in a facility after threatening family members. Darryl signed a court order agreeing he had a duty to support his son, but eventually murdered his own mother and died of cancer at the age of 36. DeShawn's name was tattooed on his chest. Due to the absence of his father, DeShawn lived with his godparents in Easton, California. He played high school ball at the same school his father had played at, and won a state championship his junior year. Stevenson signed with the Kansas Jayhawks in the fall of his senior year. Jayhawks head coach Roy Williams called him his "most gifted recruit ever". As a senior, Stevenson averaged 30.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists a game. Not only was he named to the McDonald's All-American team, he scored 25 points to lead the West to a 146–120 win, and won the slam-dunk contest. His mother advised him not to go straight to the NBA, but after there were irregularities with his SAT test, Stevenson did indeed enter the league straight out of high school.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Born on April 3, 1981.
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