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Michael Scott Machado (born June 8, 1990)[1] is an American-born Brazilian professional basketball player for the Cairns Taipans of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Iona College. He played for the Brazilian national basketball team on several occasions.

Scott Machado
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Machado with the Cairns Taipans in 2019
No. 3 – Cairns Taipans
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1990-06-08) June 8, 1990 (age 29)
Queens, New York
NationalityBrazilian / American
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolSaint Benedict's Prep
(Newark, New Jersey)
CollegeIona (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Houston Rockets
2012–2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2013Santa Cruz Warriors
2013Golden State Warriors
2013–2014→Santa Cruz Warriors
2014Idaho Stampede
2014ASVEL Basket
2014–2015BC Kalev/Cramo
2015–2016EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2016Rasta Vechta
2016–2017ICL Manresa
2017–2019South Bay Lakers
2019Los Angeles Lakers
2019–presentCairns Taipans
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

High school careerEdit

Machado played for three years at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York, where he was teammates with future NBA player Danny Green. He transferred to Saint Benedict's Preparatory School for his senior year, where he played for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley's son, Danny.[2]

College careerEdit

As a freshman at Iona, Machado led the Gaels in points scored (288, a 9.2 per game average), set a school record for assists by a freshman (150) and was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rookie of the year. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 assists, leading the Gaels to a 21-win season. He was selected second team All-Conference. As a junior, Machado broke out, averaging 13.2 points and 7.6 assists per game (second in the nation). He set a school record for assists in a season (281) and was named first team all-conference.[2]

As a senior, Machado broke the school record for assists in the first game of the season and broke Siena's Ronald Moore's MAAC record in a February 18 game against Nevada.[3] After emerging as one of the top point guards in the country, he was named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award[4] and the Wooden Award.[5]

Professional careerEdit

2012–13 seasonEdit

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Machado joined the Houston Rockets for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[6] In five games, he averaged 8.0 points, 5.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.[7] On September 7, 2012, he signed with the Rockets.[8][9]

On November 14, 2012, Machado was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[10] On November 26, 2012, he was recalled by the Rockets.[11] Two days later, he made his NBA debut with the Rockets, recording two points and one assist in a 98-120 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[12] On November 30, 2012, he was reassigned to the Vipers.[13] On December 22, 2012, he was recalled by the Rockets.[14] On January 7, 2013, he was waived by the Rockets.[15]

On January 29, 2013, Machado was acquired by the Vipers. On March 8, 2013, he was traded to the Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for Chris Daniels and a second-round draft pick.[16]

On April 7, 2013, Machado signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.[17] The next day, he was assigned back to Santa Cruz.[18] On April 17, 2013, he signed with Golden State for the rest of the season.[19] Machado stayed with the Santa Cruz Warriors for the team's D-League playoff run until Santa Cruz lost the best-of-three 2013 NBA D-League Finals series to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on April 26. Two days later, he returned to Golden State and made his debut in Game 4 of the Warriors' first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, recording two points and one rebound in the Warriors' 115-101 victory.[20]

2013–14 seasonEdit

In July 2013, Machado joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On July 24, 2013, he was waived by the Warriors.[21]

On September 26, 2013, he signed with the Utah Jazz.[22] However, he was later waived by the Jazz on October 26, 2013.[23] On January 14, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.[24] On February 26, 2014, he was traded to the Idaho Stampede.[25]

On April 7, 2014, he signed with ASVEL Basket of France for the rest of the 2013–14 LNB Pro A season.[26]

2014–15 seasonEdit

In July 2014, Machado joined the Toronto Raptors for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 3, 2014, he signed with BC Kalev/Cramo of Estonia for the 2014–15 season.[27]

2015–16 seasonEdit

On July 24, 2015, Machado signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany for the 2015–16 season.[28]

2016–17 seasonEdit

On August 7, 2016, Machado signed with Rasta Vechta of Germany for the 2016–17 season.[29] On December 5, 2016, he parted ways with Vechta.[30] Eight days later, he signed with Spanish club ICL Manresa for the rest of the 2016–17 ACB season.[31] In its second game in Spain, its first at home, Machado scored a winning layup against Movistar Estudiantes.[32]

2017-18 seasonEdit

Machado signed with the South Bay Lakers for the 2017/18 season. Where he played in 46 games (22 starts), averaging 15.9 points (.450 FG%, .405 3P%), 8.7 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 31.4 minutes per game.

2018-19 seasonEdit

On October 12, 2018, Machado signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, but was waived a day later.[33] He subsequently signed with the Lakers' G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.[34]. On March 21, 2019, Machado signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. He had a career high 7 points and 3 assists on March 27th against the Utah Jazz.

2019–20 seasonEdit

On August 9, 2019, Machado signed with the Cairns Taipans in Australia for the 2019–20 NBL season.[35]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT)Edit

In the summer of 2017, Machado competed in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for Team Fancy. In three games, he averaged 13.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 3.0 assists per game to help lead his team to the Super 16 Round where they lost 65-61 to Boeheim's Army; a team composed of Syracuse University basketball alum.

In TBT 2018, Machado suited up for Gael Nation. In 2 games, he averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 assists, and 6 rebounds per game. Gael Nation reached the second round before falling to Armored Athlete. [36]

National team careerEdit

Machado is a member of the senior Brazilian national basketball team. With Brazil, he played at the 2019 Americas FIBA World Cup qualification.

NBA career statisticsEdit

  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

Regular seasonEdit

2012–13 Houston 6 0 3.5 .500 .000 1.000 .2 1.0 .3 .0 1.3
Career 6 0 3.5 .500 .000 1.000 .2 1.0 .3 .0 1.3


2013 Golden State 5 0 1.6 .500 .000 .500 .2 .2 .0 .0 .6
Career 5 0 1.6 .500 .000 .500 .2 .2 .0 .0 .6

Personal lifeEdit

Machado is the son of Brazilian parents Luiz and Solenir Machado.[37] As a child, Machado started referring to himself by his middle name "Scott" instead of his birth name "Michael" after his childhood favourite team, the New York Knicks, were constantly beaten in the playoffs by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.[38]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Michael Scott MACHADO | Season 2012/2013
  2. ^ a b "#3 Scott Machado". Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Singelais, Mark (February 21, 2012). "Iona's Machado passes Siena's Moore on MAAC assist list". Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 Bob Cousy Award 20 Finalists Announced". January 4, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "John R. Wooden Award 2011-12 Midseason Top 25 Candidates Announced". January 17, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Braziller, Zach (July 2, 2012). "Iona's Machado agrees to join Rockets for Summer League". Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  7. ^ "2012 Summer League Statistics – Scott Machado". Retrieved July 18, 2012.
  8. ^ Rockets Sign Scott Machado
  9. ^ Rockets sign Scott Machado
  10. ^ Machado, Motiejūnas assigned to D-League
  11. ^ Houston Rockets recall guard Scott Machado from D-League
  12. ^ Notebook: Thunder 120, Rockets 98
  13. ^ Rockets Assign Jones and Machado to Vipers
  14. ^ Rockets recall Scott Machado from D-League
  15. ^ Rockets Sign Beverley
  16. ^ Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Guard Scott Machado from Vipers Archived 2015-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Warriors Sign Scott Machado To 10-Day Contract
  18. ^ Golden State Warriors Assign Santa Cruz Warriors Guard Scott Machado to NBA D-League Affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors
  19. ^ Warriors Sign Scott Machado for Remainder of Season
  20. ^ "Notebook: Warriors 115, Nuggets 101". April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  21. ^ Golden State Warriors Waive Dwayne Jones, Scott Machado and Kevin Murphy
  22. ^ Jazz round out roster with three camp invites
  23. ^ Utah Jazz waive Brian Cook, Dominic McGuire, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson and Scott Machado
  24. ^ Santa Cruz Warriors Re-Acquire Scott Machado
  25. ^ Stampede trade for CJ Leslie, Scott Machado Archived 2015-11-07 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ "ASVEL Villeurbanne announces Scott Machado". April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  27. ^ "Scott Machado signs in Estonia with Kalev/Cramo". September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  28. ^ "Scott Machado signs with EWE Baskets Oldenburg". July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  29. ^ "Rasta Vechta inks Scott Machado". August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  30. ^ "Rasta Vechta parted ways with Scott Machado". December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  31. ^ Scott Machado, un nou líder per a l’ICL Manresa (in Spanish)
  32. ^ "Machado da al ICL Manresa su segunda victoria de la temporada (77-75)" (in Spanish). 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  33. ^ "Lakers Waive Machado and Williams". October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  34. ^ "South Bay finalizes training camp roster and schedule". October 20, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  35. ^ "Cairns Confirm Scott Machado Signing". National Basketball League. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  36. ^
  37. ^ Iona College’s Machado set to tryout for Brazilian National Team
  38. ^ Iona's junior point guard Scott Machado makes name for self as Division I leader in assists

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