Jerryd Andrew Bayless (born August 20, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played a year of college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats after playing high school basketball at St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, where he scored a career-high 52 points in a loss to eventual state champions, Mesa Mountain View. He was selected 11th overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers and then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Bayless with the Timberwolves in 2019
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||August 20, 1988|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||St. Mary's (Phoenix, Arizona)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|2008–2010||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2010||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
As a freshman at Arizona in 2007–08, Bayless led the Wildcats in scoring with average of 19.7 points per game with 45.8% shooting (40.7% 3-point shooting). He also averaged 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds and 35.7 minutes per game in 30 games. He became the first freshman in school history to lead Arizona in scoring, as well as the first freshman to win team MVP honors since Sean Elliott did so in 1985–86. He earned multiple awards including All-Pac-10 second team and All-Freshman honors, First Team All-District honors by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press, and was a finalist for the Wooden Award. The Wildcats finished the regular season with a 19–14 record (8–10 in the Pac-10), making it through to the first round of the NCAA tournament where they lost to West Virginia. On April 5, 2008, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Portland Trail Blazers (2008–2010)Edit
Bayless was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded by Indiana with Ike Diogu to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush on July 9. At the 2008 Las Vegas Summer League, he earned the Most Valuable Player award after leading the league in scoring at 29.8 points per game and leading the Trail Blazers to a 3–2 win/loss record.
New Orleans Hornets (2010)Edit
Toronto Raptors (2010–2012)Edit
Bayless was traded by New Orleans with Peja Stojaković to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for David Andersen, Marcus Banks and Jarrett Jack on November 20, 2010. On December 11, 2010, he tied his career-high of 31 points against the Detroit Pistons. He recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists on February 22, 2011 against the Charlotte Bobcats, tying career-highs by shooting 11-of-12 from the free throw line, making him the first NBA player to record a points/assists double-double without a made field goal since Magic Johnson did so in 1996.
In the lockout shortened 2011–12 season, Bayless set career-highs in scoring (11.4 points), assists (3.8), FG% (.424), 3P% (.423) and FT% (.852) in 31 games (11 starts).
Memphis Grizzlies (2012–2014)Edit
Boston Celtics (2014)Edit
Milwaukee Bucks (2014–2016)Edit
On July 31, 2014, Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. He had a solid first half of the 2014–15 season before his form dropped post All-Star break. During the season, Bayless was often relied upon to carry a significant load as he knew the system and head coach Jason Kidd's trust. This was especially true in the first week that followed the All-Star break, as newly acquired Michael Carter-Williams was still nursing a toe-injury.
On December 28, 2015, Bayless returned to the Bucks' lineup after missing 11 games with a left ankle sprain and led Milwaukee with 19 points and seven assists off the bench in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He later missed six games in early January with the same injury, and a further five games in late February with a left knee injury.
Philadelphia 76ers (2016–2018)Edit
On July 13, 2016, Bayless signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. Due to a left wrist injury, Bayless was assigned to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League on November 14 for an injury rehabilitation assignment. He was recalled on November 16 and made his season debut for the 76ers on November 21 after missing the first 13 games of the season; he scored four points in 16 minutes against the Miami Heat. He made three appearances for the 76ers before the injury forced him to the sidelines again. On December 15, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after he underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.
Bayless started the first seven games of the 2017–18 season before quickly lost his starting job and then had his thumb injury resurface. After missing six games, he returned to the rotation, but he struggled with his shot and defense. With the young talent that was emerging on the roster, Bayless found himself out of the rotation by mid-January.
Bayless sat out the start of the 2018–19 season to rehabilitate a hyperextended right knee.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2018–2019)Edit
On November 12, 2018, Bayless was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Robert Covington, Dario Šarić and a 2022 second-round pick, in exchange for Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton. He made his season debut on December 21 against the San Antonio Spurs. On January 30, 2019, he recorded 19 points and a career-high 12 assists in a 99–97 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies. It was his first double-double since November 7, 2015, and just the fifth of his career.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Honors and awardsEdit
- 2007 First-team Parade All-American
- Named to the 2007 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team
- Named to the 2006 USA Men's U18 National Team which went on to win a gold medal in the FIBA World Championship
- Four-time Arizona Republic All-Arizona team selection (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007)
- 2006 Fourth-team Parade All-American
- Ranked as the No. 9 overall recruit and the No. 2 shooting guard by both Scout.com and Rivals.com.
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- "Jerryd Bayless Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Arizona Wildcats Schedule – 2007–08". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Bayless Declares for NBA Draft". arizonawildcats.com. April 5, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Q&A with the Las Vegas MVP". NBA.com. July 21, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- "Bayless' 31 points power short-handed Trail Blazers past Spurs". ESPN.com. December 23, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2009.
- "HORNETS ACQUIRE JERRYD BAYLESS FROM PORTLAND". NBA.com. October 23, 2010. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
- "Raptors Acquire Bayless, Stojakovic And Cash Considerations From New Orleans". NBA.com. November 20, 2010. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
- "Grizzlies sign guard Jerryd Bayless :InsideHoops". Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- "Bayless exercises player option - THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES". Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- "Celtics Acquire Jerryd Bayless". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- "Bucks Sign Jerryd Bayless". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 31, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
- "Milwaukee Bucks 2014-15 Season Review: Jerryd Bayless". May 13, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- "Bucks vs Mavericks". Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- "Bucks vs Hornets". Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- "Rockets vs Bucks". Retrieved November 16, 2016.
- "Sixers Sign Guards Bayless and Rodriguez". NBA.com. July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
- "Sixers Assign Jerryd Bayless To Delaware 87ers". NBA.com. November 14, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- "Sixers Recall Bayless, Luwawu-Cabarrot". NBA.com. November 16, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- "Embiid leads 76ers over Heat 101-94 for 4th straight at home". ESPN.com. November 21, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
- "Bayless Has Successful Surgery on Left Wrist". NBA.com. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
- Hudrick, Paul (May 15, 2018). "Sixers 2017-18 player evaluation: Jerryd Bayless". nbcsports.com. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- Campbell, Dave (November 14, 2018). "Without Butler, Wolves move on with warm welcome for newbies". APNews.com. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- "MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES ACQUIRE ROBERT COVINGTON, DARIO ŠARIĆ, JERRYD BAYLESS AND A FUTURE SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK FROM PHILADELPHIA". NBA.com. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Jerryd Bayless 2018-19 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
- "Towns hits desperate shot, Wolves beat Grizzlies 99-97 in OT". ESPN.com. January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- "Jerryd Bayless". Scout.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Jerryd Bayless". Yahoo.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- "Jerryd Bayless Prospect Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- "Ring of Honor".
- "Arizona to add Jerryd Bayless, Deandre Ayton to Ring of Honor".