Once considered one of the NBA's premier point guards, Terrell Brandon spent most of his early career with the Cleveland Cavaliers toiling in the shadows of All-Star Mark Price. However, during his fourth season began to overtake the starting point guard duties and became the true leader of the Cavs after Price's departure following the 1994-95 season. Continued to show his overall point guard skills after being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks and then the Minnesota Timberwolves which have allowed him to score and dish out assists among the best until recent injuries have slowed him down.
Missed all of the 2002-03 campaign due to surgery to repair a cartilage fracture on the surface of his left femur during the 2001-02 season.
Wrapped up an injury-plagued 11th NBA season (fourth with the Wolves), limited to 32 outings (28 starts)...Placed on the Injured List on 2/13/02...Underwent surgery on 2/21/02 to repair a cartilage fracture on the surface of his left femur, and missed the final 34 games...Minnesota is 43-31 overall when he's been injured (30-20 in 2001-02)...Led the Wolves with 21 points and added a season-high nine rebounds in 44 minutes on 2/1/02 at Boston... It was his fourth 20+ effort of the year and the second time he'd been Minnesota's top scorer ... Posted an NBA-record ast/TO ratio of 6.14-to-1 (min. 250 assists) ... Missed just one FT (hitting 98.8%), and is working on a string of 61 consecutive makes (dating to Nov. 16 at Indiana)...Had 14 points and 12 assists on 1/26/01 vs. Atlanta, his first start since 12/15/01 at Dallas...Returned to the lineup on 1/19/02 at Golden State, after missing 16 games due to synovitis in his left knee; he was placed on the Injured List on 12/18/01 and underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose cartilage in the knee on 12/20/01...Notched season highs with 13 assists and four steals on 12/11/01 vs. Golden State, and scored a season-high 22 points on 12/6/01at Memphis... Sank the game-winning basket with :02.4 remaining on 11/3/01at Houston...The 11/16/01 game at Indiana was the 700th of his NBA career...Needs six points to crack the 10,000 plateau.
Concluded his 10th NBA campaign (third with the Wolves), averaging 16.0 ppg (.451 FG%, .363 3pt%, .871 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 7.5 apg, 2.06 spg and 36.2 mpg in starting all 78 contests he played ... Missed four games (Nov. 11-18) with a sprained left ankle ... Logged a total of 2,821 minutes, the second-highest figure of his career ... Minnesota's second-leading scorer and leader in assists and steals ... Led the Wolves in scoring on 16 occasions, including a career-high 34 points (15-25 FG, 2-2 3pt, 2-2 FT) March 25 vs. New Jersey and a 30-point (11-20 FG, 0-1 3pt, 8-8 FT) effort April 1 at Portland ... Minnesota was 11-5 when he led the team in scoring, and 14-7 when he tallied 20+ points; they also went 21-8 when he grabbed 5+ boards ... Set a single-season franchise record for rebounds by a point guard (3.8 rpg), surpassing Pooh Richardson's 3.7 rpg in 1991-92 ... Connected on 15 of his last 31 three-pointers (48.4%), as well as 45 of his last 48 free throws (93.8%) ... Posted his second career triple-double (27 pts/10 reb/16 ast) Feb. 23 vs. Golden State ... Averaged 20.0 ppg (53.0%), 4.4 rpg, 8.7 apg and 3.18 spg during Minnesota's club-record 11-game winning streak (Jan. 17-Feb. 7) ... Tied his career high with 16 assists Jan. 29 vs. Milwaukee, and had 15 assists March 4 vs. Seattle; he notched 16 point/assist double-doubles overall ... Enjoyed a midseason stretch in which he swiped 5+ steals in six consecutive road games (Jan. 7-Feb. 1); he finished the season ranked 6th in the NBA in steals ... Was also 10th in assists, 10th in free-throw accuracy and 4th in ast/TO ratio (3.77-to-1) ... Moved into third place on the Wolves' all-time assist chart April 12 at the L.A. Lakers, passing Stephon Marbury ... Surpassed the 20,000-minute mark for his career March 14 at San Antonio ... Handed out his 4,000th assist March 9 at Miami, and grabbed his 2,000th rebound March 4 vs. Seattle ... Scored his 9,000th career point Jan. 27 vs. Portland, and picked up his 1,000th steal Jan. 10 vs. Dallas.
Played in 71 games, missing 11 due to injury ... Recorded his first career triple-double Jan. 9 at Philadelphia (27 pts/10 reb/14 ast) ... Handed out 16 assists March 21 vs. Cleveland, equaling his career high ... Averaged a career-high 8.9 apg on the season (5th in the NBA), just shy of Pooh Richardson's single-season club record (9.0) set in 1990-91 ... Scored a season-high 30 points twice (Dec. 23 vs. Seattle, April 7 at Sacramento) ... Swiped a career-high eight steals March 24 at New Jersey, matching Tyrone Corbin's single-game club record; he had 50 steals in his last 18 games (2.78 spg), and ranked 7th in the NBA in that category (1.89 spg) ... Finished the season hitting 89.9% at the free throw line (4th in the NBA), the 2nd-highest percentage in franchise history ... Hit a career-best 40.2% from three-point range, including 47.6% (30-for-63) in road games ... Scored his 8,000th career point March 11 at Houston
Appeared in 21 games for the Wolves, averaging 14.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 9.8 apg ... Played in 36 total contests, averaging 13.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 8.6 apg ... Led the NBA in ast/TO ratio (4.18-to-1) and also ranked 5th in assists (8.6); those numbers were 5.39-to-1 and 9.8 with Minnesota ... Scored a season-high 22 points March 30 vs. Dallas; he tied the club record for FG% in a quarter by shooting 7-for-7 in the 3rd period of that game ... Made his Wolves debut by tallying eight points and four assists in 27 minutes March 13 at Utah ... Averaged 13.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 6.9 apg in 15 games with the Bucks, while shooting 40.9% from the field ... Scored his 7,000th career point April 2 vs. Denver
Acquired by Milwaukee on Sept. 25 from Cleveland in a three-way trade that also included Seattle ... Averaged 16.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, a team-high 7.7 apg and 2.22 spg for the Milwaukee Bucks ... Scored in double-figures in 44 of 50 contests with 18 20+ efforts ... Led the Bucks in scoring 13 times, assists 40 times and steals 24 times ... Recorded 13 point/assist double-doubles ... Forced to the Injured List on two separate occasions with a sprained left ankle and missed 32 games because of the injury ... Tallied a season-high 29 points on Jan. 8 at Utah ... Registered a career-high with seven steals on Jan. 10 vs. Portland
Played in his second straight All-Star Game, scoring 10 points and adding eight assists in 17 minutes for the East on Feb. 9 at Cleveland's Gund Arena ... Was the winner of the Sportsmanship Award, designed to honor a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court ... Led the Cavaliers in scoring for the second straight year with a career-high 19.5 ppg (23rd in the NBA) ... Also paced the Cavs in free throw percentage at a career-best 90.2 (2nd in the NBA), steals at 1.77 spg (19th in the NBA) and assists at 6.3 apg (19th in the NBA) ... Scored a then career-high 33 points vs. Utah on Dec. 22 ... Scored 30+ points on nine occasions ... Paced Cleveland in scoring a team-best 46 times and in assists a team-high 47 times
Named by the Eastern Conference coaches as a reserve for the 1996 All-Star Game at San Antonio ... Became the eighth player under 6-feet to be selected as an All-Star ... Led the Cavs in scoring (19.3 ppg) and assists (6.5 apg) ... Paced Cleveland in scoring 38 times and in assists on 55 occasions ... Had a season-high 32 points against the Wolves on Dec. 19 ... Sat out seven games in early March because of a severe contusion of the tail bone and a mild rotator cuff sprain of the right shoulder ... Ranked third in the NBA with a career-high free throw percentage of .887, and also ranked 11th in the league in steals, 16th in assists, 26th in scoring and 35th in three-point field goal percentage (.387) ... Sank 91 three-pointers, more than his total of 69 over his first four NBA seasons ... Named the NBA Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 3 after averaging 23.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 8.8 apg and 3.5 spg, shooting .538 from the field and 1.000 (19-for-19) from the line ... Sank 67 consecutive free throws from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5 and hit game-winning baskets at the buzzer against Indiana on Dec. 23 and with 2.3 seconds remaining at the Clippers on March 28 ... In three playoff games against New York, averaged team-highs of 19.3 points, 8.0 assists and 1.33 steals in 41.7 minutes per game, with career highs of 21 points and 12 assists in Game 2
Missed the final 10 games of the regular season and the first-round playoff series vs. New York after sustaining a stress fracture of the right tibia vs. Boston on April 4 ... Was third on the Cavs in scoring with 13.3 ppg ... Played in 67 games, starting 41 ... Scored a season-high 31 points vs. Orlando on Feb. 15 ... Led Cleveland with 5.4 apg ... Had five games of 10+ assists ... Ranked 14th in the NBA in free throw percentage at .855 ... Paced the club in steals with 1.60 per game Started in 36 consecutive games from Jan. 7 to March 31.
Missed all of training camp and the first nine games of the regular season with mononucleosis ... Scored a season-best 22 points at Miami on March 19 and vs. Milwaukee on April 12 ... Led Cleveland in assists 14 times ... Appeared in 73 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers while continuing to study under All-Star Mark Price, averaging 8.3 points and 3.8 assists.
Played in all 82 games, starting on eight occasions ... Paced the Cavaliers in assists in 15 games ... Had four games of 10+ assists and three games of 20+ points ... Brandon and Craig Ehlo were the only two Cavaliers to play in every game of the 1992-93 season ... Started eight times during the season ... Dished out a season-high 12 assists on two occasions the last against the Charlotte Hornets on March 11.
Named to the NBA's All-Rookie Second Team ... Was the only member of the Cavs to play in all 82 games ... Started nine games, including the first five of the season ... Ranked first among NBA rookies with 316 assists (3.9 apg)
Brandon finished his college career with two spectacular years at Oregon. After sitting out his freshman year, he averaged 17.9 points as a sophomore. As a junior in 1990-91 he recorded the third-highest scoring average in Pac-10 Conference history at 26.6 points per game and earned the conference's Player of the Year Award