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Jason Maxiell | Center/Forward | #54

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 260
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (26) / DET

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Jason Maxiell signed a contract with Detroit, allowing him to retire as a member of the Pistons.
Maxiell played eight seasons in Detroit after the Pistons selected him with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 draft. He had spent the last couple of years playing abroad in China and Turkey. Fri, Aug 4, 2017 11:37:00 AM

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Jason Maxiell has signed a one-month deal to play in the United Arab Emirates.

While the 33-year-old is trying to work his way back to the NBA, he hasn't played in the league since the end of the 2014-15 season and doesn't have any fantasy value.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Jason Maxiell is "done with China," and he's now considering a move to Europe or possibly the NBA.

Maxiell looked out of shape in China, and it's hard to envision an NBA team having interest in the big man considering they'd have to wait until the CBA's season is over in order to sign him.
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Jason Maxiell has signed to play for Tianjin Steel in China.

The deal doesn't include an opt-out clause to return to the NBA, so Maxiell can be ignored in all fantasy leagues next season. The 10-year veteran averaged 3.3 points and 3.3 boards in 61 appearances for the Hornets last season.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Jason Maxiell (undisclosed) is "pretty beaten up" right now, according to coach Steve Clifford.

The Hornets are dealing with injuries all over their frontline with Al Jefferson (knee/groin), Cody Zeller (shoulder) and Jason Maxiell (undisclosed) all dealing with concerns. Maxiell doesn't much matter for fantasy owners, but it's worth noting considering Jefferson and Zeller are hurting, as well. Marvin Williams, who has played 35-plus minutes in four of his last five games, seems likely to continue to pick up minutes.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Jason Maxiell blocked a career-high seven shots against the Wizards on Thursday with 11 points, eight rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

He turned into Rudy Gobert with his rim protection and didn't allow the Wizards to get many clean looks tonight. Maxiell is only playing minutes in the high teens, but he does have 12 blocks in his last three games. Unless Al Jefferson or Cody Zeller go down, he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 09:53:00 PM

The Hornets are reportedly planning on keeping Jason Maxiell past Wednesday, which will guarantee his contract for the rest of the season.

Maxiell's minutes have been trending up lately with Al Jefferson (groin) sidelined, however, he hasn't done much with the increased floor time averaging just 3.8 points and 4.5 rebounds over the past four games. He can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Jason Maxiell played 29 minutes off the bench against the Magic on Saturday with three points, eight rebounds and one block.

He's played 22.7 minutes per game in his last three and is picking up a huge chunk of Al Jefferson's minutes. Maxiell is not capable of putting up big stat lines and can be left on the wire.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Head coach Steve Clifford confirmed on Friday that Jason Maxiell will make the Hornets' regular-season roster.

Maxiell will serve as a veteran presence in the locker room, but with career averages of 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds, he's not making a blip on the fantasy radar.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:42:00 PM

The Hornets officially signed Jason Maxiell to a non-guaranteed deal on Sunday.

Maxiell will try to earn the 15th and final roster spot with the Hornets, but with career averages of 5.9 points, and 4.3 rebounds, he's not someone to target in standard leagues.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:22:00 AM

The Hornets are expected to sign veteran big-man Jason Maxiell on Friday.

Maxiell was waived by the Magic before his $2.5 million salary became guaranteed. The contract he is expected to sign in Charlotte is non-guaranteed, so the 15th and final roster spot for the Hornets is still yet to be determined. With career averages of 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds, Maxiell should not be on fantasy radars.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 02:53:00 PM

The Magic have waived veteran forward Jason Maxiell.

His contract, worth $2.5 million, was set to become guaranteed on July 10, so this was an expected move. Maxiell has career averages of 5.9 points, and 4.3 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game; he is not a fantasy option in any format.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 10:51:00 AM

The Magic are expected to waive veteran forward Jason Maxiell if he isn't traded in the next couple of days, according to a source of Yahoo! Sports.

At this point in Maxiell's career, he doesn't offer much more than a veteran presence. Maxiell played 34 games for the Magic last season, averaging 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and not much else. His contract of $2.5 million for the 2014-15 season becomes fully guaranteed if he is not waived on, or before, the July 10 deadline. Wherever Maxiell lands, he will not be considered a fantasy option in any format.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 02:33:00 PM

Jason Maxiell (personal) is not with the team and will not play on Sunday.

He has been out of the lineup since Jan. 28 and has only played in two games since Jan. 15. The Magic won't be missing Maxiell at all with Nikola Vucevic back and healthy.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Jason Maxiell started at center in place of Nikola Vucevic (sprained ankle) and had six points, six rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 43 minutes.

You would have thought he could have done a little more with all those minutes, but the steals and blocks were nice. Maxiell hasn't been doing much at all this season and should return to obscurity once Vucevic is back, which should be soon.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:01:00 PM

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