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Stromile Swift (born November 21, 1979 in Shreveport, Louisianamarker) is an Americanmarker professional basketball player. He is a 6'10" and 220 lbs power forward/center. Swift is the only player still in the NBA to have played for the Grizzlies in both Vancouver and Memphis.

College and early NBA career (Vancouver Grizzlies)

After a college career at Louisiana State Universitymarker, where he led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament his sophomore year, during the time when the LSU men's basketball program was under probation and had limited scholarships available. Swift was selected second overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Houston Rockets

After the 2004–05 season, he left the Grizzlies as a free agent and signed a four-year, $22 million dollar contract with the Houston Rockets. Before his departure to Houston for the 2005–06 season, Swift was the last remaining player on the Grizzlies roster to have moved with the team from Vancouver. He was also one of only two Vancouver Grizzlies players to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend festivities other than the rookie game. Swift competed in the 2001 slam dunk competition, following Mike Bibby's participation in the 2000 long-distance shootout.

Memphis Grizzlies

In 2006, he was traded back to the Grizzlies along with the rights to the #8 draft pick Rudy Gay in exchange for Shane Battier, in a draft day trade. For some time, he was their starting center.

New Jersey Nets

On February 4, 2008, Stromile Swift was traded to the New Jersey Nets for Jason Collins and cash considerations. Four days later, Swift played his first minutes with the Nets, scoring his first basket late in the game, on a jumper, against the Charlotte Bobcats. In the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, on February 12, he scored on an alley-oop dunk from Jason Kidd, in the only game they would see time on the court together in a Nets uniform, as Kidd would be traded to the Dallas Mavericks shortly thereafter.

On March 1, 2009 Swift was waived by the Nets.

Phoenix Suns

On March 4, 2009 the Suns signed Swift for the remainder of the season.

Philadelphia 76ers

Stromile Swift was signed by the 76ers in September of 2009, but was released on October 12, 2009.

NBA career statistics

Regular season

2000–01
Vancouver
80 6 16.4 .451 .000 .603 3.6 .4 .8 1.0 4.9
2001–02
Memphis
68 14 26.5 .480 .000 .711 6.3 .7 .8 1.7 11.8
2002–03
Memphis
67 26 22.1 .481 .000 .722 5.7 .7 .8 1.5 9.7
2003–04
Memphis
77 10 19.8 .469 .250 .725 4.9 .5 .7 1.5 9.4
2004–05
Memphis
60 14 21.3 .449 .000 .758 4.6 .7 .7 1.5 10.1
2005–06
Houston
66 5 20.4 .491 .000 .651 4.4 .4 .6 .8 8.9
2006–07
Memphis
54 18 19.1 .465 .000 .724 4.6 .3 .6 1.1 7.8
2007–08
Memphis
35 4 15.7 .525 .000 .642 3.7 .6 .3 1.0 6.8
2007–08
New Jersey
21 0 14.0 .477 .000 .750 3.3 .2 .2 .9 5.0
2008–09
New Jersey
6 0 10.7 .600 .000 .455 2.2 .2 .0 .3 3.8
2008–09
Phoenix
13 0 9.3 .366 1.000 .533 2.5 .2 .3 .5 3.0
Career
547 97 19.8 .473 .074 .699 4.6 .5 .6 1.2 8.4

Playoffs

2003–04
Memphis
4 0 18.5 .346 .000 .750 4.8 .8 .8 1.5 6.0
2004–05
Memphis
3 0 16.0 .600 .000 .571 4.7 .3 .3 .0 9.3
Career
7 0 17.4 .457 .000 .667 4.7 .6 .6 .9 7.4

References

  1. Philadelphia 76ers pick up free agents
  2. Sixers waive Swift, Singletary. Retrieved on October 12, 2009.


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