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Ira Newble (born January 20, 1975, in Detroit, Michiganmarker) is an Americanmarker professional basketball player currently playing for Keravnos Strovolos in Cyprus. He has previously played in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He attended and graduated from Southfield High School, in Southfield, Michiganmarker in 1993. He went to Miami Universitymarker in Oxfordmarker, Ohiomarker where he studied sports marketing.

College career

Newble went to Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Collegemarker before attending Miami Universitymarker. As a senior in Miami University, he averaged 11.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game while earning Honorable Mention All-Mid American Conference honors.

NBA career

After an uneventful first season with the Spurs and one and-a-half consistent ones with the Hawks, the Cavaliers signed Newble as a free agent on July 2003. Injuries hampered Newble in the 2005-06 NBA season. He missed 21 games with a right foot strain and missed 14 games with a facial abscess. On December, 2007, it was revealed that the Cavaliers fined Newble and Damon Jones an undisclosed amount of money, for refusing to come off the bench during the final minute of their Christmas Day win over the Miami Heat. On February 21, 2008 he was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in a multi-player deal including Ben Wallace, Joe Smith, Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Donyell Marshall, and more . He was then waived by the Sonics one week later. On March, 2008, it was confirmed that Newble signed a ten-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Nine days later, the Lakers signed Newble for the remainder of the 2007-2008 Season.

European career

Newble started his professional career overseas in the Cypriot League playing for Keravnos Strovolos. In March 2009, he signed with Bnei HaSharon from the Israeli BSL for the remainder of the season. He joined the Greek League club Aris Thessaloniki in August 2009. However, he had to leave them before he played any games with them due to legal matters.

Darfur Campaign

Ira Newble leads a campaign to help bring awareness to China's involvement in the Darfurmarker crisis. He was collecting signatures around the league for a letter that then was presented to the Chinese Government and the President of the Olympic Committee for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Honors



NBA career statistics

Regular season

2000–01
San Antonio
27 6 6.8 .382 .444 .500 1.3 .2 .1 .2 2.0
2001–02
Atlanta
42 35 30.3 .498 .143 .852 5.3 1.1 .9 .5 8.0
2002–03
Atlanta
73 45 26.5 .495 .381 .778 3.7 1.4 .7 .4 7.7
2003–04
Cleveland
64 25 19.5 .391 .105 .783 2.4 1.1 .4 .3 4.0
2004–05
Cleveland
74 69 24.8 .429 .358 .797 3.0 1.2 .7 .2 5.9
2005–06
Cleveland
36 3 9.8 .298 .231 .688 1.6 .3 .1 .3 1.3
2006–07
Cleveland
15 1 8.6 .432 .533 .600 2.0 .1 .4 .0 3.1
2007–08
Cleveland
41 13 15.9 .449 .333 .769 2.8 .3 .7 .2 4.3
2007–08
Seattle
2 0 8.5 .286 .000 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 2.0
2007–08
Los Angeles
6 0 5.2 .333 .500 .000 1.8 .5 .2 .2 1.2
Career
380 197 20.1 .446 .341 .778 2.9 .9 .5 .2 5.1

Playoffs

2005–06
Cleveland
5 0 2.2 1.000 1.000 .000 .4 .0 .2 .0 1.4
2006–07
Cleveland
6 0 1.7 .000 .000 .000 .2 .2 .0 .0 .0
2007–08
Los Angeles
1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career
12 0 1.8 .600 .333 .000 .3 .1 .1 .0 .6

Notes

  1. Report: Cavs' Jones, Newble refused to play game's final minute., ESPN.com, December 28, 2007
  2. Sonics Roster Updates
  3. Lakers sign Ira Newble
  4. Lakers Sign Ira Newble For Remainder Of Season
  5. Bnei Hasharon, Newble to replace Onyekwe
  6. Arisbc.gr πό τα κίτρινα των Lakers, στα κίτρινα του ΑΡΗ o IRA NEWBLE
  7. Cavs' Newble Takes Up Darfur Cause - FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog


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