Joey Graham

Joseph Graham (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He made his NBA debut on November 2, 2005. He last played in the NBA in 2011 for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Graham was selected with the 16th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 2005 draft. He was chosen with one of the two first round picks acquired from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Vince Carter during the 2004–05 season. Joey started his rookie season as a Raptors starter, playing as small forward. After five games, he was moved out of the starting lineup and replaced by the 5-year Raptors veteran, Morris Peterson. For his entire rookie season, Graham averaged 6.5 points per game.

On October 29, 2007, the Raptors extended Graham’s contract which ran through 2008–09.

During the 2008–09 season, Graham set career-highs in points (7.7) and rebounds (3.7) and tied a career-high in minutes. Graham also set a new career-high for points on February 4 against the Los Angeles Lakers with 24, which he tied 6 days later against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On September 26, 2009, Joey Graham signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Denver Nuggets.

On July 30, 2010, Graham signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On December 9, 2011, Graham was waived by the Cavaliers, making him a free agent.

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Career highlights and awards
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2005)
First-team All-Big 12 (2005)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2004)