DeShawn Stevenson is a professional basketball player in the United States with a net worth of $10 million. DeShawn Stevenson was born in Fresno, California, and by the time he graduated from Washington Union High School, he had already piqued the interest of several scouts.
He had committed to play at the University of Kansas, but instead chose to enter the NBA straight out of high school, and was selected by the Utah Jazz with the 23rd choice in the 2000 NBA draft. In 2011, he was a part of the Dallas Mavericks, who won the NBA championship. Stevenson joined Power, one of the eight teams in the BIG3 basketball competition, in 2017.
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Stevenson signed a two-year contract with the Washington Wizards for the NBA minimum salary on August 5, 2006. In his first season with Washington, Stevenson rapidly adjusted to coach Eddie Jordan’s system, averaging 11.2 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. He chose to test free agency after the 2006–07 season, opting out of the second year of his contract. Stevenson re-signed with the Wizards on July 16, 2007, for a four-year, $15 million contract.
Curtis Ruff, a 31-year-old male, was shot and injured at Stevenson’s home early on August 20, 2007, after an argument with women who had been invited from Destiny’s Club in Orlando.
Stevenson was dealt with the Dallas Mavericks on February 13, 2010, along with Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood, in exchange for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton, and Quinton Ross. Stevenson was the first NBA player to wear the number 92 on his jersey. Because he wore number 9 in Orlando and number 2 with Utah and Washington, Stevenson picked number 92. During the 2010–11 NBA season, he exercised his player option and earned $4.15 million. The Mavericks won the NBA championship on June 12, 2011, when they defeated the LeBron James-led Miami Heat 105-95 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Stevenson scored nine points on three of five three-point attempts in the contest.
The New Jersey Nets 2011–2012 is a professional basketball team based in New Jersey.
Stevenson signed a one-year $2.5 million contract with the New Jersey Nets on December 23, 2011.
On July 11, 2012, the Nets transferred Stevenson to the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal that included Jordan Farmar, Jordan Williams, Anthony Morrow, and Johan Petro. He was waived by the Hawks on August 2, 2013.
Stevenson’s final game was Game 5 of the Eastern Conference’s First Round on May 1, 2013. With Stevenson just playing 16 seconds, the Hawks lost the game 83-106. On December 19, 2016, Stevenson formally announced his retirement after three and a half years.