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Toney Douglas
Toney Douglas
Position: G
Born: 03/16/86
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:196 lbs. / 88.9 kg.
Salary: $1,185,784
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed guard Toney Douglas to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Douglas, 6-2, 185, most recently played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, appearing in 35 games while averaging 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals. Drafted 29th overall out of Florida State in 2009 by the Los Angeles Lakers, Douglas has appeared in 297 career NBA games with New York, Houston, Sacramento, Golden State and Miami, averaging 7.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Are there any dudes on the team who spend a little too much time in front of the mirror? Stephen Curry: We used to have one, Toney Douglas was like that. He’s not on the team anymore, but he’d spend an hour getting dressed. For the most part everybody’s pretty normal. Andre Iguodala probably has the most extreme style day to day. He’s the guy that stands out. We don’t have too many guys feeling themselves.
After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; and guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
That was all Toney Douglas had played in his two weeks since joining the Heat, acquired to fill the roster spot previously occupied by the popular Joel Anthony. Now, on Feb. 11 in Phoenix, the journeyman guard would be starting for the two-time defending champions against the upstart Suns, pressed into action because Dwyane Wade had suffered a midday migraine. He was anxious to make an impression. The Heat’s leader sensed he needed some validation, so he offered three words: “Be you, Toney.” That’s what it took to settle Douglas’ stomach. That’s not where LeBron James stopped. Every time Douglas played, over the final few weeks of the season, James made sure to make him feel comfortable and valuable. Douglas quickly got a handle on James’ leadership style, which was largely “by example every day, in practice, in the locker room, on and off the court; he doesn’t cheat the game.”
The trade will save the Heat about $7.7 million in salary and luxury taxes this season and frees them on the $3.8 million they owed Anthony for next season. Depending on the Heat’s salary-situation for next season, this is a deal that could end up saving them more than $15 million in salary and luxury taxes for a player who played just 37 minutes this season.