Rodney Carney

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Rodney Carney
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Free agent
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1984-04-15) April 15, 1984 (age 35)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Northwest (Indianapolis, Indiana)
College Memphis (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
20062008 Philadelphia 76ers
2008–2009 Minnesota Timberwolves
2009–2010 Philadelphia 76ers
2010–2011 Golden State Warriors
2011 Memphis Grizzlies
2011–2012 Liaoning Dinosaurs
2013 Antalya BSB
2014 Capitanes de Arecibo
2014 Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
2014 Tropang TNT
2014–2015 Cocodrilos de Caracas
2015 Reales de La Vega
2015–2016 Delaware 87ers
2016 Indios de Mayagüez
2016–2018 Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Rodney Dion Carney (born April 15, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya of the B.League. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis and was selected in the 2006 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls and shortly afterwards traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

High school

While at Northwest High School, The Indianapolis Star named Carney as Player of the Year. He also made the Indiana All-Star team. Outside of basketball, Carney was the Indiana state high jump champion in his senior year, with a personal best of 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m).[1]


Early college career

Carney made the Conference USA all-freshman team in 2002–03, his first season at the University of Memphis. In the same season, the Tigers made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1996, but the seventh-seeded Tigers lost in the opening round to Arizona State.

In 2003–2004, Carney showed improvement in his stats. He needed surgery after suffering from a cracked bone above his eye, but he missed only two games. The Tigers again made it to the NCAA Tournament as a seven seed and won their opening round game against South Carolina before losing in the second round against Oklahoma State.

Carney made all-Conference USA second team in 2004–05. He led the Tigers in scoring (16 points per game) and free throw percentage (73.3%). This season, the Tigers likely wouldn't reach the NCAA Tournament unless they won the Conference USA Tournament. The Tigers reached the final game against rival Louisville. They trailed 75–73 when freshman Memphis point guard Darius Washington Jr. was fouled on a 3-point shot with no time left. However, Washington made only the first free throw, and so Memphis lost. Carney had only 5 points and 3 rebounds in the game. In the 2005 National Invitation Tournament, Memphis defeated Northeastern, Virginia Tech, and Vanderbilt before losing in the semifinals to Saint Joseph's.

2005–06 season

In 2005–06, Carney was on the preseason and mid-season lists for the John R. Wooden Award All-American team. Carney improved his stats again, becoming one of the top players in Conference USA. Carney, the only starting senior on the team, helped lead Memphis as one of the top-ranked teams in the country and was named the Conference USA player of the year. Memphis won the 2006 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships, and entered the NCAA Tournament with a 30–3 record and the number one seed in the Oakland region.

In the opening round against Oral Roberts, Carney led Memphis with 19 points and added 5 rebounds in a 94–78 victory. In the next round, Carney scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds to help Memphis beat Bucknell 72–56. Against Bradley in the Sweet Sixteen, Carney scored 23 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, and added 3 steals to help Memphis win 80–64. In the Elite Eight, Memphis was defeated 50–45 by UCLA in one of the lowest scoring games in tournament history. Carney's last game of his collegiate career was his worst of the season, managing only 3 rebounds and 1 steal and connecting on only 2 out of 12 field goals for 5 points in 26 minutes of play.

Professional career

Carney was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th pick in the 2006 NBA draft. The Bulls then traded Carney and a 2007 second-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for their 13th pick, Thabo Sefolosha.

During the beginning of his rookie year in 2006–07, Carney was averaging only a little over 3 points per game and less than 1 rebound per game. But in February 2007, Carney became a starter due to the departure of Allen Iverson and Chris Webber, two of the Sixers' star players. When these events occurred, Carney was allotted more playing time, lifting his averages to over 9 points and 3 rebounds per game. Carney continued to make himself a key player on the Sixers. With a little under 20 minutes of playing time a night, Carney was a tough defender while also being a third scoring option in the starting lineup.

On July 9, 2008, Rodney Carney, Calvin Booth and a future first-round pick were traded by the Sixers to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a future conditional second round pick.[2] In return, Minnesota sent Philadelphia a future conditional second-round draft pick.[3]

On September 15, 2009, Carney signed a deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers.[4]

On September 8, 2010, Carney signed with the Golden State Warriors.[5] On January 4, 2011, he was waived by the Warriors.[6]

On September 27, 2012, Carney signed with the Miami Heat.[7] However, he was waived on October 26, 2012.[8]

In January 2013, he signed with Antalya BSB of Turkey.[9]

On October 1, 2013, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.[10][11] However, he was waived on October 7.[12]

In March 2014, he signed with Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League.[13]

On May 28, 2014, he was played for Tropang TNT as an import replacement for Othyus Jeffers who had a problem on his NBA contract. Carney first game as an import for the texters was not easy due to not enough rest for almost 24 hours He scored 13 points . But On his Second Game Against San Miguel Beermen (Philippines) He Scored 28 points and 9 rebounds . And They Win Over the San Miguel Beermen (Philippines)

In November 2014, he signed with Cocodrilos de Caracas of Venezuela.[14]

On May 5, 2015, he signed with Reales de La Vega of the Dominican Republic's Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.[15]

On October 31, 2015, Carney was selected by the Oklahoma City Blue with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft,[16] only to be traded to the Delaware 87ers on draft night.[17] On November 29, he made his debut for the 87ers in a 125–109 win over Raptors 905, recording nine points and one rebound in 19 minutes off the bench.[18]

On April 7, 2016, Carney signed with Indios de Mayagüez of the Puerto Rican League.[19] The next day, he made his debut in an 82–75 loss to the Cangrejeros de Santurce, recording nine points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes.[20]

On August 19, 2016, Carney signed with the Japanese team Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya.[21]


  • Among rookie qualifiers in 2006–07, ranked 14th in scoring (6.6 ppg) and fifth in field goal percentage (46.4%); also had the second highest three-point percentage (34.7%) of any Sixer this past season.
  • At Golden State on December 26, 2006, he posted career-highs of 25 points and 8 rebounds,[22] becoming the first Sixer rookie to have at least 25 points and 8 boards in the same game since Allen Iverson did it on April 9, 1997.[23]
  • Scored in double-figures 13 times over his final 28 games played in 2006–07 after doing so just five times in his first 39 games played... averaged 8.8 points on 53.7% shooting in his final eight games played.
  • Committed just 43 turnovers in 67 games played in 2006–07 and almost had as many steals (38) as turnovers.
  • At the 2006 Rocky Mountain Revue, averaged 16.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 25.7 minutes and led the Revue in 3-point field goal percentage (.714, 5–7 3FG).
  • Holds the University of Memphis career record for 3-pointers made (287), which ranks in Conference USA history,[clarification needed] and single-season record for three-pointers made (102, 2005–06).
  • Finished four-year college career ranked third in school history career points (1,901) and second for games played (133).
  • Averaged 17.2 points as a senior (2005–06) and was named Conference USA Player of the Year and selected to the conference's All-Tournament Team selection.


Carney's mother, DeAndra Ware,[1] was a world-class sprinter holding the world indoor record in the 60-yard dash and 55-meter dash and would have competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics if not for the U.S. boycott. The fact that she could not compete in the Olympics motivated Rodney to play in the NBA. DeAndra was also the Indiana state champion in the 100m and 200m dash. His brother, Ron Slay, was a basketball star at the University of Tennessee and plays professional basketball in Europe. He also has two other half-brothers: Ramon Foster who played football at University of Tennessee, and Renardo Foster, who played football at University of Louisville. Renardo played for the NFL's St. Louis Rams and Ramon is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2006–07 Philadelphia 67 35 17.4 .464 .347 .609 1.9 .4 .6 .3 6.6
2007–08 Philadelphia 70 6 14.8 .403 .317 .679 2.1 .5 .6 .3 5.8
2008–09 Minnesota 67 6 17.9 .416 .350 .758 1.9 .4 .7 .4 7.2
2009–10 Philadelphia 68 0 12.6 .401 .304 .825 2.0 .5 .4 .3 4.7
2010–11 Golden State 25 1 13.2 .421 .459 .667 1.9 .4 .4 .2 5.0
2010–11 Memphis 2 0 2.5 .333 .000 .000 .5 .0 .5 .0 1.0
Career 299 48 15.4 .422 .338 .704 2.0 .4 .5 .3 5.9


2008 Philadelphia 6 0 14.0 .387 .500 .500 1.2 .8 1.2 .3 5.0
Career 6 0 14.0 .387 .500 .500 1.2 .8 1.2 .3 5.0


  1. ^ a b Drive: The Magazine – Born to Run, Driven by Defense
  2. ^ "Wolves Acquire First-Round Pick, Carney and Booth". July 9, 2008. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Sixers' trade of Carney, Booth to Wolves paves way for Brand signing
  4. ^ 76ers sign Rodney Carney
  5. ^ Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard/Forward Rodney Carney
  6. ^ Warriors waive Rodney Carney
  7. ^ Miami Heat add Rodney Carney and Robert Dozier to training camp
  8. ^ HEAT Waive Carney and Varnado
  9. ^ Antalya announced Rodney Carney
  10. ^ Pelicans sign Rodney Carney
  11. ^ Pelicans Add Rodney Carney To Camp Roster
  12. ^ Pelicans waive forward Rodney Carney
  13. ^ "Rodney Careny signs with Al Riyadi Beirut". Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  14. ^ Cocodrilos tab Rodney Carney, ex Talk N Text
  15. ^ Reales de La Vega adds Carney to their roster, ex Cocodrilos
  16. ^ "2015 NBA D-League Draft Board". October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  17. ^ "87ers acquire Gary Talton, Rodney Carney in three-team deal". November 8, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  18. ^ "Kilpatrick, McRae Combine for 68 Points as 87ers Notch Comeback Win". November 29, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  19. ^ "Indios firman a Rodney Carney". (in Spanish). April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "Regular Season Round 21: Mayaguez - Santurce 75-82". April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  21. ^ "Rodney Carney signs with Fighting Eagles Nagoya". 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  22. ^ Davis (21 points, 16 assists) golden for Warriors in win
  23. ^ : Rodney Carney Bio Page

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