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Royal Ivey

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Biography

Background

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Selected by Atlanta with the 37th overall pick in the second round of the 2004 NBA Draft. Signed as a free-agent with Milwaukee on 9/18/07. Signed as a free-agent with Philadelphia on 7/28/08. Re-signed as a free agent with Philadelphia on 8/11/09. Traded by Philadelphia along with Primoz Brezec and a future second round pick to Milwaukee in exchange for Francisco Elson and Jodie Meeks on 2/18/12. Signed as a free agent with Oklahoma City on 7/21/10. Signed as a free agent with Philadelphia on 7/27/12.


2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 53 games with five starts, averaged 3.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.1% on the floor, 42.0% from 3-point range and 56.3% from the line.
  • Recorded 23 DNP-CD's this past season, missed three games (12/7-12/10/12) with a right groin strain and two games with strep throat (12/12-12/14/12).
  • Had 32 assists and 23 steals with 20 turnovers this past season, from 2008-09 through 2012-13, has 98 steals with just 68 turnovers in 227 games played, for his career, has 230 steals with 255 turnovers
  • Scored in double-figures in three of his final 18 games played last season after scoring below 10 points in 171 consecutive games played from 2/9/09-2/26/13.
  • Scored a season-high 17 points on 6-of-6 shooting vs. Golden State on 3/2/13… last Sixer to score 17+ points without missing a shot was Samuel Dalembert on 1/15/10 (17 points, 7-7 FGs).
  • Hit 33 3-pointers on 45.2% shooting over his final 39 games played in 2012-13, dating back to 2009-10, shooting 39.5% from 3-point range after shooting 33.6% his first five seasons.
  • As a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, reached the Western Conference Finals in 2011 and the NBA Finals in 2012.
  • Appeared in a total of 97 regular season games for Philadelphia during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

  • PRO CAREER: Nine NBA seasons, In 490 games with 114 starts, averaging 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.6 minutes per game while shooting 40.7% from the floor, 36.2% from 3-point range and 70.6% from the line.


    PLAYOFFS:In 16 games, averaging 2.0 points in 5.1 minutes per game while shooting 36.7% from the floor, 37.5% from 3-point range and 66.7% from the line. 2009: Appeared in all six games of the Sixers' First Round series vs. Orlando, averaging 1.8 points in 7.5 minutes per game while shooting 27.3% from the floor, 28.6% from 3-point range and 3-of-4 from the line. 2010: Appeared in three of Milwaukee's First Round games vs. Atlanta, averaging 1.3 points in 3.7 minutes per game while shooting 33.3% from the floor. 2011: Saw action in two games for a total of 6 minutes during Oklahoma City's run to the Western Conference Finals, scoring a total of 6 points on 2-of-2 shooting from 3-point range. 2012: Appeared in five games during Oklahoma City's run to the NBA Finals, averaging 2.2 points in 4.2 minutes per game while shooting 36.4% from the floor, 40.0% from 3-point range and 1-of-2 from the line.


    2011-12: Eighth NBA season (Oklahoma City): In 34 games, averaged 2.1 points in 10.4 minutes per game while shooting 35.6% from the floor, 34.0% from 3-point range and 1-of-8 from the line.


    2010-11: Seventh NBA season (Oklahoma City): In 25 games, averaged 1.6 points in 6.2 minutes per game while shooting 42.1% from the floor, 43.8% from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the line.


    2009-10: Sixth NBA season (Philadelphia and Milwaukee):In 44 games, averaged 2.1 points in 7.4 minutes per game while shooting 42.2% from the floor, 40.0% from 3-point range and 75.0% from the line. In 26 games for Philadelphia, averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game while shooting 47.3% from the floor, 50.0% from 3-point range and 85.7% from the line. In 18 games for Milwaukee, averaged 1.3 points in 5.0 minutes per game while shooting 32.1% from the floor, 18.2% from 3-point range and 60.0% from the line.


    2008-09: Fifth NBA season (Philadelphia): In 71 games, averaged 3.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game while shooting 33.2% from the floor, 34.2% from 3-point range and 79.1% from the line. Had the sixth-highest steal-to-turnover ratio (1.56) of any player in the league. Scored 10 of his season-high tying 11 points in the Sixers fourth quarter comeback vs. Miami on 2/7/09.


    2007-08: Fourth NBA season (Milwaukee): In 75 games with 20 starts, averaged career-highs of 5.6 points, 2.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game. Shot 39.4% from the floor, 32.7% from 3-point range and 72.6% from the line. Hit 35 3-pointers after having just 12 3FGM his first three seasons combined. Scored 10+ points 15 times after doing so a total of 14 times his first three seasons combined. Scored a career-high 19 points at New Jersey (1/29/08). In 20 games as a starter, averaged 8.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 30.9 minutes per game. Issued a 3-game suspension for an altercation vs. Chicago (4/14/08) Served the first game of the suspension on 4/16/08 and missed the first two games of the 2008-09 season.


    2006-07: Third NBA season (Atlanta): In 53 games with 18 starts, averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per game. Shot 44.8% from the floor, 31.3% from 3-point range and 68.6% from the line. As a starter, averaged 4.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Scored a season-high 16 points at Milwaukee (4/16/07).


    2005-06: Second NBA season (Atlanta): In 73 games with 66 starts, averaged 3.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 13.3 minutes per game. Shot 43.9% from the floor, 40.0% from 3-point range and 72.7% from the line. Committed just 23 turnovers the entire season, including 16 over his final 64 games played (897 minutes of play). Scored a season-high 14 points at Denver (12/6/05).


    2004-05: First NBA season (Atlanta): In 62 games with five starts, averaged 3.5 points, 1.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game. Shot 42.9% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-point range and 70.1% from the foul line. Missed a total of 17 games due to injury (10 with a sprained right medial collateral ligament, six games due to right knee tendonitis and one with a mild concussion).


    COLLEGE
    As a four-year starter at the University of Texas, helped guide the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament each season, including three consecutive Sweet 16 berths and one Final Four appearance. Was a two-time Big 12 Conference All-Defensive team selection and was named third-team All-Big 12 by the media his senior season. Finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in career starts (126) and ranked third in games played (133). For his career, averaged 7.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 45.4% from the floor, 33.8% from 3-point range and 70.9% from the line. As a senior, recorded an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.76, the second-best mark in school history.


    OFF THE COURT
    Full name is Royal (pronounced roy-AL) Terence Ivey. Named after the combined first and last names of his grandfather, Roy Allen. Nickname is "Cheese" because of the line "Royal with cheese" in the movie Pulp Fiction. Born in Harlem, New York. Attended one year of prep school at Blair Academy in New Jersey where he was teammates with Chicago's Luol Deng. Both of his parents (Rodney and Jennifer) are artists. Majored in education at Texas. Enjoys bowling and swimming. Some of his favorite movies include Reservoir Dogs, Waiting, Wedding Crashers and Napoleon Dynamite. Favorite player growing up was Dominique Wilkins.
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