The Cleveland Cavaliers selected him in the second round (39th selection) in the 1991 NBA Draft on June 26, 1991. The Detroit Pistons signed him as a free agent on October 9, 1992. The Detroit Pistons waived him on November 3, 1992. He never played for them.
In 91 games with Cleveland and Denver, he averaged 7.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. After playing one season with Denver, he retired from professional basketball.
He is the father of former University of Kentucky player John Oliver. Jimmy Oliver died of cancer on January 4, 2015 at the age of 51.
On June 17, 1986, he was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round (8th selection) in the NBA Draft. He played only one season for them and then moved to the Seattle SuperSonics, where he stayed for four years.
During his time with the Sonics, Ron Harper became a fan favorite due to his energetic play on the court and friendly personality off it. In 1991, he helped lead his team to the NBA Finals, where they lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in seven games. After that season, he decided to call it a career.
After playing 14 seasons in the NBA, Ron Harper finished with averages of 10.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He won two championships with the Sonics and was named an All-Star five times.
Today, he is part of the Sonics/Thunder organization and works as a color analyst for Seattle's NBC affiliate, KOMO-TV.
In 2011, he admitted that gambling was one of his many problems during his career. In April 1992, just a few months after announcing his retirement, he was suspended for one season by the NBA for attempting to fix a playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers.
On June 24, 2004, he was picked by the Boston Celtics in the first round (25th selection) of the 2004 NBA Draft. On July 13, 2010, he signed as a free agent with the Memphis Grizzlies. He has since been traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Allen attended the University of Georgia where he played basketball for four years. As a freshman, he started all 34 games for the Bulldogs and averaged 14.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he had 12 point 3.6 rebounds per game while leading Georgia to its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. As a junior, he had 17 points and 10 rebounds against Louisville in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. His senior year was cut short due to injury as he only appeared in six games before having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. After graduating from Georgia, Allen entered the 2004 NBA Draft where he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (25th selection).
In his rookie season, he appeared in 76 games (all starts) for the Celtics and averaged 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals per game. He made his debut in on November 2nd against the Philadelphia 76ers and scored nine points off the bench.
On June 27, 2001, he was picked by the Golden State Warriors in the second round (31st selection) of the 2001 NBA Draft. On August 8, 2003, he signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards. He played only 7 games for them before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he ended up playing 51 games.
Arenas's draft year was a disappointing one for the Warriors; they used their second-round pick on Stephen Jackson from Kansas. Arenas would go on to play only 7 more games for the Warriors before being traded away. He would eventually end up back in Washington where he started his career.
Arenas is the son-in-law of former NBA player Joe Smith. He has 2 children with his wife Vanessa: a daughter named Zoe and a son named Jaden.
Here are Gilbert Arenas' stats during his first two seasons in the NBA: 963 points, 442 rebounds, and 210 assists. Those are very impressive numbers for a 20-year-old rookie!
Gilbert Arenas became an overnight success when he was named the MVP of the 2005 NBA All-Star Game. The previous season, he had led the Wizards to the playoffs after they were eliminated by the Detroit Pistons in the first round. After that series, Arenas decided to switch teams.