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Renaldo Major ● 6 feet, 6 inches ● 210 pounds ● Guard/Forward
Renaldo Major is a rare five-year NBA D-League veteran. One of the most consistent players over the last half decade, Major was named All-NBA D-League Honorable Mention in 2012. In his five years in the NBA D-League, four of which came with Dakota and one last year with Bakersfield, Major never averaged less than 12 points per game or shot worse than 50 percent from the field. The 6-foot-6 forward is also an elite defender, having won NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year in 2006-07. His leadership and maturity immediately becomes an asset on any team that he suits up for.

After a strong 2006-07 campaign that also saw him get a NBA Call-Up with Golden State and win a NBA D-League title with Dakota, Major had to sit out the entire 2007-08 basketball season with a heart condition. During a physical with the Denver Nuggets, the teams physicians found a heart murmur and further tests revealed a loose valve in his heart. Major returned to playing for the 2009-10 season, but he has not been back to the NBA since.

Prior to the NBA D-League, Major starred at Fresno State for two years and South Plains College before that. He also had stints in the CBA and the USBL. He is an Illinois native.

His Ceiling

At this point in his career, Major is a guy that could step in for an injured player and give a team some quality fill-in minutes. Hes a proven commodity, but his breakout potential is limited.

What He Needs from Summer League

NBA scouts know Major so he will not be sneaking up on anyone this year. If he can show improved shooting range, his offensive explosiveness against NBA defenders may open some eyes.

Quote

Hes an amazingly efficient player. He was one of the most efficient offensive guards in the entire league and then on top of that hes also one of the better defenders in our league. He brings a lot to the table. Bakersfield Head Coach Will Voigt

More on Major

NBA Experience

Golden State Warriors (1 game 06-07)

NBA D-League Experience

5 seasons (06-07, 08-09, 09-10 with Dakota; 11-12 with Bakersfield)

International Experience

None

College

Fresno State

NBA Equivalent

Trevor Ariza

Skills

Slashing, Versatile Defender

Areas of Improvement

Strength, 3-point shooting