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Joe Alexander | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: West Virginia
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The Nuggets have invited former lottery pick Joe Alexander to training camp.
Alexander was the No. 8 pick by the Bucks in 2008, but he played only two seasons in the NBA before heading to the D-League. The athletic forward is a longshot to make Denver's final roster -- he's much more likely to return to the D-League or sign a more lucrative deal overseas. Sep 24 - 9:21 AM

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Former Bucks first-round pick forward Joe Alexander has been invited to training camp by the Warriors.

He was a real bust with the Bucks after being taken with the No. 8 pick in the 2008 draft and it would be surprising to see Alexander back in the NBA this season.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 08:57:00 PM

Joe Alexander's one-year contract with the Russian team Krasyne Kaylya Samara will not include an out clause to return to the NBA this season.

Alexander has largely been a bust since being selected eighth overall in the 2008 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He'll likely attempt to return to the NBA once the labor dispute is resolved, but he's a fringe player who may or may not find his way back into the league. Similarly to Gerald Green, Alexander's athleticism hasn't translated into his finding success.
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 02:10:00 PM

Joe Alexander has signed with Russian team Krasyne Kaylya Samara.

The team also agreed to terms with ex-NBA forward Jarvis Hayes last week as well. Both should do better overseas than they did during their tenure in the NBA.
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 10:17:00 AM

The Nuggets have invited Joe Alexander, Rodney Carney, and DeMarre Carroll to a free agent minicamp this weekend.

More players will be in attendance, and judging by this list the Nuggets are looking for an athletic swingman.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:30:00 PM

The Hornets have released forward Joe Alexander.

Alexander was the eighth overall pick in 2008 draft, taken by Milwaukee, but he hasn't panned out. He could stick with another team before long, but even so he wouldn't have fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 13, 2010 03:01:00 PM

Joe Alexander and Pops Mensah-Bonsu are battling it out for the backup power forward job in New Orleans.

"I couldn’t say one is ahead of the other right now," Monty Williams said. "They both have done a lot of good stuff." Whoever wins the job will be worth monitoring on draft night, but would only offer true value if David West goes down.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 06:42:00 PM

The Hornets have agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with forward Joe Alexander.

A serious hamstring injury cost Alexander his entire season last year and there is no indication that he'll be worth owning in fantasy leagues any time soon. Ignore him, if he makes the team.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 08:05:00 PM

The Wolves are going to workout former lottery pick Joe Alexander.

He climbed draft boards in 2008 when his pre-draft workouts and athleticism made him a trendy No. 8 overall pick. He has never come close to fulfilling the hype, however, and even though GM David Kahn has an affinity for former busts, his chances of being a fantasy asset in Minny are minimal.
Fri, Aug 6, 2010 08:22:00 PM

Bulls acquired Joe Alexander from the Bucks as part of the John Salmons trade.

Alexander is a very long shot to hold any value. A change of scenery for Alexander should do him some good, but probably not until next season at the earliest.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 10:44:00 AM

The Bucks have assigned Joe Alexander to the D-League.

Alexander is healthy enough to return from his hamstring injury, but does not appear to be in the Bucks' long-term plans. With this news, he belongs on the waiver wire even in the deepest fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 02:42:00 PM

Joe Alexander is reportedly heading to the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Alexander had been on track to return from a hamstring injury but now looks to be out of the Bucks plans this season. With the signing of Jerry Stackhouse, Alexander could spend the rest of the season in the D-League, leaving his NBA future in doubt.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 01:00:00 PM

Bucks forward Joe Alexander (hamstring) could return to action vs. the Rockets on Monday.

"So far nothing has happened," said coach Scott Skiles. "More than likely we'll get through (Saturday), work him again on Sunday, and then he will have had three, four or five days of contact." The Bucks declined his third-year option last November, largely because of his injuries, and we don't expect the #8 overall draft pick to have reliable fantasy value this season.
Sat, Jan 16, 2010 04:53:00 PM

The Bucks are not making an immediate roster move to replace Michael Redd (torn ACL).

Perhaps they are counting on Joe Alexander, who hasn't played all season due to a torn hamstring, for some rotational minutes off the bench. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2008 draft is practicing again and appears close to a return.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 02:00:00 PM

Joe Alexander (hamstring) will travel with the Bucks on their West Coast roadtrip, though it's not clear when he might return to action.

Alexander will be worked slowly into the rotation, and he'll be little more than an energy guy off the bench this season. The Bucks have tried to trade him in the past, so we're not ruling that out as the February deadline approaches.
Sat, Jan 9, 2010 01:35:00 PM

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