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Wade Manson Baldwin IV (born March 29, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for Vanderbilt.

Wade Baldwin IV
Wade Baldwin IV (cropped).jpg
Wade Baldwin IV in March 2018
No. 2 – Olympiacos
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueEuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1996-03-29) March 29, 1996 (age 23)
Belle Mead, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Joseph (Metuchen, New Jersey)
CollegeVanderbilt (2014–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Memphis Grizzlies
2016–2017Iowa Energy
20172019Portland Trail Blazers
2017–2019Texas Legends
2019Raptors 905
2019–presentOlympiacos
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2016)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school and college careerEdit

Born in the Belle Mead section of Montgomery Township, New Jersey, Baldwin attended Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey and transferred to St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey prior to his junior year.[1]

As a freshman at Vanderbilt,[2] Baldwin started 24 of 35 games and averaged 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, while shooting 43.9% from 3 point range. He set a Vanderbilt freshman record of 155 assists.[3][4]

During his sophomore year, he averaged 14.1 points, 4 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game, while shooting 40.6% from 3 point range.[5] Baldwin led Vanderbilt to an appearance in the First Four in 2016 where they lost to Wichita State, 70-50.

On March 28, 2016, Baldwin declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Memphis Grizzlies (2016–2017)Edit

On June 23, 2016, Baldwin was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 17th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.[7] On July 16, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Grizzlies.[8] He made his debut for the Grizzlies in their season opener on October 26, 2016, recording seven points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks in 24 minutes off the bench in a 102–98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[9] On December 6, 2016, he recorded his first double-digit scoring game with 11 points in the Grizzlies' 96–91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[10] During his rookie season, Baldwin had multiple assignments with the Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies' D-League affiliate.[11] On October 16, 2017, Baldwin was waived by the Grizzlies.[12]

Portland Trail Blazers (2017–2019)Edit

On October 19, 2017, Baldwin was signed on a two-way contract by the Portland Trail Blazers.[13] Under the terms of the deal, for the 2017–18 season, he will have a one-year deal splitting time between the Trail Blazers and a G-League affiliate that would be best suited for him, since Portland is currently one of four teams to not hold a G-League affiliate of their own this season. In this instance, he would be spending time with the Texas Legends. On March 12, 2018, Baldwin signed a standard NBA contract with the Blazers.[14]

On February 4, 2019, Baldwin was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Nik Stauskas and two second-round picks for Rodney Hood.[15]

On February 7, the Cleveland Cavaliers then traded both him and Stauskas to the Houston Rockets.[16] Hours later, he was traded again, this time to the Indiana Pacers alongside Stauskas, a 2021 second-round draft pick and the rights to Maarty Leunen, in exchange for cash considerations.[17] On February 8, 2019, Baldwin was waived by the Indiana Pacers.[18]

Raptors 905 (2019)Edit

On February 25, 2019, Baldwin was claimed off waivers by the Raptors 905.[19]

Olympiacos BC (2019–present)Edit

On July 17, 2019, Baldwin signed a two-year contract with Olympiacos.[20]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Memphis 33 1 12.3 .313 .136 .838 1.4 1.8 .5 .2 3.2
2017–18 Portland 7 0 11.4 .667 .800 .600 1.1 .7 .3 .1 5.4
2018–19 Portland 16 0 5.9 .303 .222 .727 .9 .8 .1 .1 1.9
Career 56 1 10.3 .355 .250 .776 1.2 1.4 .4 .2 3.1

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Memphis 3 0 4.0 .000 .000 1.000 1.3 .7 .0 .0 0.7
2018 Portland 4 0 4.8 .250 1.000 .500 .8 .8 .3 .3 1.0
Career 7 0 4.4 .200 1.000 .750 1.0 .7 .1 .1 0.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Haley, John (March 19, 2014). "Boys basketball Tournament of Champions preview, St. Joseph (Metuchen): The Wade Baldwin Story". NJ.com. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Payne, Terrence (September 1, 2013). "Three-star guard Wade Baldwin commits to Vanderbilt". NBCSports.com. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Boclair, David (February 22, 2016). "Baldwin climbing school, conference assists lists". NashvillePost.com. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Sparks, Adam (December 25, 2015). "Wade Baldwin serves as Vanderbilt's 'challenger'". Tennessean.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Wade Baldwin College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Vecenie, Sam (March 28, 2016). "Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin to declare for NBA Draft: What you need to know". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Grizzlies select Wade Baldwin IV in First Round of 2016 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Grizzlies sign 2016 1st Round Draft Pick Wade Baldwin IV to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  9. ^ "Wade Baldwin 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Gasol has 26 points, 12 boards to lead Grizzlies past Sixers". ESPN.com. December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "Grizzlies finalize 2017-18 regular season roster". NBA.com. October 16, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN WADE BALDWIN TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "Portland Trail Blazers sign Wade Baldwin IV to standard NBA contract". NBA.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE RODNEY HOOD". NBA.com. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "Cavs Acquire Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss Plus Picks in Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  17. ^ "Pacers Complete Trade with Houston Rockets". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  18. ^ "Pacers Waive Stauskas and Baldwin". NBA.com. February 8, 2019. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  19. ^ "Raptors 905 Claim Wade Baldwin IV". NBA.com. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  20. ^ Maggi, Alessandro (July 17, 2019). "Olympiacos signs Wade Baldwin". Sportando. Retrieved July 17, 2019.

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