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Tyronn Lue
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Point Guard
Born May 3, 1977 (1977-05-03) (age 32)
Mexico, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
League NBA
High school Raytown Senior High School
College Nebraska
Draft 23rd overall, 1998
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1998–2009
Former teams Los Angeles Lakers (1998–2001)
Washington Wizards (2001–2003)
Orlando Magic (2003–2004;2009)
Houston Rockets (2004)
Atlanta Hawks (2004–2008)
Dallas Mavericks (2008)
Milwaukee Bucks
(2008–2009)
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Tyronn Jamar Lue (born on May 3, 1977 in Mexico, Missouri) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st) point guard was selected out of the University of Nebraska by the Denver Nuggets with the 23rd overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won two NBA championships in his first three seasons. Lue now works as Director of Basketball Development for the Boston Celtics.[1]

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High school and college

Lue attended Raytown Senior High School in Raytown, Missouri. He later went to University of Nebraska. He played basketball and studied Sociology. He finished his Nebraska career ranked third on the all-time list in assists (432), fourth in three-pointers made (145) and attempted (407), fifth in steals (154) and seventh in scoring (1,577). He led the Cornhuskers in assists in each of his three seasons, and finished his career tied with Dave Hoppen for most games with 30 or more points (7).

NBA

Lue opted for early entry into the 1998 NBA Draft. He was selected 23rd overall by the Denver Nuggets, but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers with Tony Battie in exchange for Nick Van Exel on draft night. His first three years with the Lakers were disappointing. He did not get a lot of playing time and suffered from injuries in the year 2000. However, Lue excelled in the 2001 playoffs. Due to his quickness, he was specifically used to guard Allen Iverson during the NBA Finals. Despite being tripped by one of Iverson's classic crossover dribble moves in Game 1 of the Finals, Lue helped the Lakers defeat Iverson's 76ers 4–1 on route to the second of three consecutive titles.

In the off-season of 2001, Lue signed with the Washington Wizards, where he got considerably more playing time and subsequently became a better player at the point. He played with the Orlando Magic in 2003–04 where he got to play a lot of minutes alongside Tracy McGrady while leading the team to the worst record in the NBA that season: 21–61. After the season Lue, along with Juwan Howard and McGrady were traded to the Houston Rockets for Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley and Kelvin Cato. In Houston, Lue did not get many minutes of playing time because of the number of point guards the Rockets had on their roster. He was traded during the mid-season to the Atlanta Hawks for Jon Barry. Lue starred in Atlanta, although he again led the team with the worst record in the NBA that year, and the worst record in franchise history: 13–69.

On February 16, 2008, Lue was acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks and was waived by the Sacramento Kings on February 28, 2008. Lue signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks after clearing waivers.[2]

On July 17, 2008, Lue signed a two-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.[3]

On February 5, 2009, Lue was traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Keith Bogans and cash considerations. [4]

On October 23, 2009, Boston named Lue director of basketball development. [5]

NBA career statistics

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 season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 LA Lakers 15 0 12.5 .431 .438 .571 .4 1.7 .3 .0 5.0
1999–00 LA Lakers 8 0 18.3 .487 .500 .750 1.5 2.1 .4 .0 6.0
2000–01 LA Lakers 38 1 12.3 .427 .324 .792 .8 1.2 .5 .0 3.4
2001–02 Washington 71 0 20.5 .427 .447 .762 1.7 3.5 .7 .0 7.8
2002–03 Washington 75 24 26.5 .433 .341 .875 2.0 3.5 .6 .0 8.6
2003–04 Orlando 76 69 30.7 .433 .383 .771 2.5 4.2 .8 .1 10.5
2004–05 Houston 21 3 22.8 .393 .333 .778 1.9 2.8 .4 .0 6.0
2004–05 Atlanta 49 46 31.2 .464 .364 .871 2.2 5.4 .5 .0 13.5
2005–06 Atlanta 51 10 24.2 .459 .457 .855 1.6 3.1 .5 .1 11.0
2006–07 Atlanta 56 17 26.6 .416 .348 .883 1.9 3.6 .4 .0 11.4
2007–08 Atlanta 33 3 17.1 .439 .435 .857 1.2 1.8 .3 .0 6.8
2007–08 Dallas 17 0 10.1 .474 .529 .250 .8 .9 .0 .1 3.8
2008–09 Milwaukee 30 0 13.1 .454 .467 .750 1.2 1.5 .2 .0 4.7
2008-09 Orlando 14 0 9.2 .395 .353 .667 .8 1.0 .1 .0 3.0
Career 554 173 22.7 .437 .391 .829 1.7 3.1 .5 .0 8.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 LA Lakers 3 0 11.0 .412 .000 .000 .7 2.0 .7 .0 4.7
2000–01 LA Lakers 15 0 8.7 .345 .385 .800 .7 .7 .8 .1 1.9
2007–08 Dallas 2 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .5 .5 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 Orlando 1 0 4.0 1.000 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 5.0
Career 21 0 8.1 .388 .375 .800 .6 .8 .7 .1 2.3

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