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Josh Akognon | Guard

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
College: Cal State Fullerton

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Josh Akognon has signed with the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Akognon most recently played with the Delaware 87ers of the D-League and will now take his talents overseas for the 2014-15 season. The 28-year-old has only played nine minutes in the NBA and isn't anyone who fantasy owners need to commit to memory. Thu, Sep 18, 2014 11:14:00 AM

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Josh Akognon is drawing interest from teams in China.

He was with the Mavericks and Grizzlies, but he's only played a grand total of nine minutes in the NBA. Akognon showed some flashes in Vegas a couple years ago, but he's not going to be in the NBA any time soon.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:34:00 PM

Grizzlies waive G Josh Akognon.

Dallas let him go after he led their team in points per game in summer league, and reportedly wanted to bring him back after he pasted through waivers in July. The Mavs do have plenty of depth in the backcourt, but there are some other teams with guard deficiencies that may want to give Akognon a shot at their camp.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 06:09:00 PM

The Grizzlies claimed Josh Akognon off waivers Wednesday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Mavs waived Akognon on Sunday due to financial restrictions. He led Dallas during summer league with 17.5 points and they had hoped to re-sign him if he made it through waivers.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 05:25:00 PM

The Mavericks waived Josh Akognon on Sunday due to salary cap considerations.

Akognon led the Mavs during Summer League with 17.5 points per game, though he shot just 41.8 percent from the field. Dallas is interested in re-signing him, but he may get claimed off waivers and is also expected to receive some lucrative offers from teams in China.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 01:03:00 PM

The Mavericks are expected to offer Josh Akognon a second 10-day contract.

Akognon is the latest and should be the last in a rotating list of guards the Mavs are auditioning with their final roster spot. Akognon has appeared in one game with Dallas, scoring two points to go with one assist in four minutes.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 12:58:00 PM

The Mavericks have officially signed Josh Akognon to a 10-day contract.

The Mavs have used their final roster spot to audition several D-League guards on 10-day contracts, with Akognon being the latest. If he does play, expect it to be very limited minutes.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 04:57:00 PM

The Mavericks will sign Josh Akognon to a 10-day contract.

Akognon was signed by the Mavs before training camp but was waived before the season began, and now Dallas will give him a chance to show his stuff as the season winds down.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 08:00:00 AM

Mavericks sign PG Josh Akognon for training camp.

Akognon has been dominating for the DongGuan Leopards in China the past few years (he averaged 28 ppg last season), and after tearing up the Summer League for the Kings he'll take his shot in Dallas. He's a quality scorer that can play at the NBA level, but stands just 5'11" and isn't a great defender. The Mavs' roster limit is also working against him, as they'll have 15 guaranteed contracts once they sign rookie Jae Crowder.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 05:13:00 PM

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