Larry Hughes

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Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes Apr 2007.jpg
Hughes in April 2007.
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born(1979-01-23) January 23, 1979 (age 35)
St. Louis, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolChristian Brothers College
(St. Louis, Missouri)
CollegeSaint Louis (1997–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career1998–2012
Career history
19982000Philadelphia 76ers
20002002Golden State Warriors
20022005Washington Wizards
20052008Cleveland Cavaliers
20082009Chicago Bulls
20092010New York Knicks
2010Charlotte Bobcats
2011–2012Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Larry Hughes
Larry Hughes Apr 2007.jpg
Hughes in April 2007.
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born(1979-01-23) January 23, 1979 (age 35)
St. Louis, Missouri
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolChristian Brothers College
(St. Louis, Missouri)
CollegeSaint Louis (1997–1998)
NBA draft1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career1998–2012
Career history
19982000Philadelphia 76ers
20002002Golden State Warriors
20022005Washington Wizards
20052008Cleveland Cavaliers
20082009Chicago Bulls
20092010New York Knicks
2010Charlotte Bobcats
2011–2012Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Larry Darnell Hughes (born January 23, 1979) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 185 lb (84 kg) shooting guard. Hughes attended Saint Louis University and was the eighth pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Early years[edit]

Hughes started his basketball career at Christian Brothers College High School, winning the Missouri state championship in 1997. He was a childhood friend of rapper Nelly.[1]

Hughes played 1 season of college basketball at Saint Louis University. He finished the 1997–98 season with per game averages of 20.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.16 steals. He led the Billikens to the NCAA Tournament that year, making it to the second round after a win over University of Massachusetts.

NBA career[edit]

Hughes has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic. He was drafted by Philadelphia in the 1st round of the 1998 NBA Draft out of Saint Louis University, where he was named Freshman of the Year.[2] He is known for being a versatile and athletic guard with strong defensive abilities, and was selected to the 2004–05 NBA All-Defensive 1st Team as a member of the Wizards. He led the league in steals per game with 2.89 in 2004–05.[2]

Larry participated in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest in Oracle Arena (home of the Golden State Warriors) in Oakland, California. He is notable for not completing a dunk in the time limit.

Hughes signed a five-year $70 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent in the summer of 2005.[3] He was brought into Cleveland to provide assistance to young superstar LeBron James, the Cavs' first overall draft pick in 2003.[2] In the 2005–06 season he helped LeBron and the Cavs to an 18–10 record before requiring surgery on his broken finger. His last performance before the injury came in a 97–84 home upset of the Detroit Pistons, in which he scored 16 points on 7–10 shooting to go with two steals, five rebounds and three assists.

Prior to injuries in 2005, he averaged 16.2 points, and 37.6 minutes per game. Both of those statistics were the second best on the team, to LeBron James. He has an ongoing rivalry with former backcourt partner Gilbert Arenas, with whom he played with for three seasons, two in Washington and one in Golden State.

On May 2, 2006 Hughes was recipient of the inaugural Austin Carr Good Guy Award, designed to recognize the Cavaliers player who is cooperative and understanding of the media, the community and the public.

On February 21, 2008, Hughes was traded to the Chicago Bulls, in a three-team trade, along with Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons and Shannon Brown in exchange for Ben Wallace and Joe Smith.[4]

On February 19, 2009 just before the trade deadline, Hughes was traded from the Bulls to the New York Knicks for Tim Thomas, Jerome James, and Anthony Roberson.[5]

On February 18, 2010, Hughes was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three team deal that also moved Tracy McGrady to the Knicks.[6] He was waived by the Kings on February 23, 2010.[7] On March 13, 2010, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats for the rest of the season.[8]

On December 9, 2011, Hughes signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Orlando Magic. He was waived on February 1, 2012, after averaging 1.3 points in nine games.[9]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames 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 season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1998–99Philadelphia50119.8.411.154.7093.81.5.9.39.1
1999–00Philadelphia50520.4.416.216.7463.21.51.1.210.0
1999–00Golden State323240.8.389.243.7365.94.11.9.522.7
2000–01Golden State504536.9.383.187.7665.54.51.9.616.5
2001–02Golden State735628.1.423.194.7373.44.31.5.312.3
2002–03Washington675631.9.467.367.7314.63.11.3.412.8
2003–04Washington616133.8.397.341.7975.32.41.6.418.8
2004–05Washington616138.7.430.282.7776.34.72.9.322.0
2005–06Cleveland363135.6.409.368.7564.53.61.5.615.5
2006–07Cleveland706837.1.400.333.6763.83.71.3.414.9
2007–08Cleveland403230.3.377.341.8153.62.41.5.312.3
2007–08Chicago282528.9.387.353.7753.13.11.4.212.0
2008–09Chicago30626.4.412.392.8173.12.01.2.312.0
2008–09New York251427.5.390.385.7942.62.41.4.211.2
2009–10New York311426.5.366.289.8233.53.51.3.49.6
2009–10Charlotte14221.1.327.357.8532.32.0.9.38.1
2011–12Orlando9012.7.227.143.500.6.8.2.01.3
Career72750930.8.406.309.7574.23.11.5.414.1

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1999Philadelphia8224.8.403.000.8334.62.01.91.110.3
2005Washington1010.401.376.212.8317.13.72.0.720.7
2006Cleveland9837.3.319.278.7423.04.02.2.111.1
2007Cleveland181835.5.347.352.7463.92.41.4.411.3
2010Charlotte4014.5.471.400.5713.31.5.0.06.0
Career493833.3.361.287.7824.52.81.6.512.6

Career highs[edit]

Statistical categoryNumberDateOpponent
Points444/09/00Denver Nuggets
Field Goals Made171/10/04Philadelphia 76ers
Field Goals Attempted324/13/00Sacramento Kings
3 Point Field Goals612/31/04Boston Celtics
3 Point FG Attempted91/30/04Phoenix Suns
Free Throws Made1412/16/03Utah Jazz
Free Throws Attempted173/29/04Phoenix Suns
Offensive Rebounds62 TimesN/A
Defensive Rebounds123/25/04Los Angeles Clippers
Total Rebounds132 TimesN/A
Assists132/19/02New Jersey Nets
Steals72 TimesN/A
Blocks41/05/01Boston Celtics
Minutes Played5211/28/04Toronto Raptors

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