Jared Dudley Bio, Age, wife, College, Lakers, Salary, Contract, Twitter
Jared Dudley Biography
A native of San Diego, California, Jared Dudley is an American professional basketball player who is now signed by the Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Dudley has also played for the Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Washington Wizards.
Jared Dudley Age
Dudley was born on July 10, 1985, in San Diego, California. He is 36 years old as of 2021.
Jared Dudley Wife
Dudley is married to Christina Dudley. There is no much information available about his wife. It is, however, known that in 2015, she participated in a Family-to-Family shopping event at the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
It is an initiative that was created 19 years ago by the Wizards that provides holiday cheer to underserved and deserving families in Washington, D.C.
Jared Dudley College
Dudley played with the Boston College Eagles during his college years. During the 2004–05 season, he helped the Eagles start 20–0, as they finished 25–5.
Dudley was a four-year starter for the Eagles and played in every BC game in his first three years. He had a streak of over 100 consecutive starts snapped when he suffered a stress fracture in December 2006.
During his final season, Dudley was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder and was one of two captains alongside fellow senior Sean Marshall.
On November 29, 2006, he scored 30 points against Michigan State on national television.
Dudley’s career-high in points is 36, which he scored against Villanova in a January 19, 2005 victory during his sophomore season.
He averaged 19 points and 3 assists per game during his senior year. After his senior season, he has voted the ACC Player of the Year for 2007 and was a second-team All-American.
Jared Dudley Phoenix Suns
Dudley was traded to the Suns on December 18, 2008, along with teammate Jason Richardson and the Bobcats’ 2010 second round pick, in exchange for Raja Bell, Boris Diaw, and Sean Singletary.
He gained media attention for posting journalist-style videos of interviews with his Suns teammates on Twitter under the name of JMZ or JSPN (parodies of TMZ.com and ESPN respectively).
Dudley played in 48 games for the Suns that season and averaged 3.0 rebounds per game, 0.8 assists a game, and 5.5 points per game.
In the 2009–10 season Dudley was a key player in the 2010 NBA Playoffs. He played in all of the Suns 16 playoff games that season, shooting 42.4% on three-pointers. But the Suns eventually lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals by a margin of four games to two.
In the shortened 2011–12 season, Dudley increased his career high with 12.7 points while also averaging a career-high 4.6 rebounds and career-high 1.7 assists per game while starting for the Suns in 60 of their games as a shooting guard instead of a small forward.
However, the Suns missed the playoffs once again. After the 2011–12 NBA season, NBA TV announced that Dudley was the first ever winner of the “BIG Award” beating out the likes of James Harden and Kevin Love due to his use of social media websites like Twitter.
Due to the departure of veterans Steve Nash and Grant Hill, Dudley and Jermaine O’Neal were named the Suns’ captains for the 2012–13 NBA season.
On December 27, 2012, Dudley recorded a career-high 36 points on 11-of-17 shooting (5-of-8 from the three-point line and a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line), as well as five rebounds and three assists against the New York Knicks.
Jared Dudley Return to Phoenix
On July 8, 2016, Dudley signed with the Phoenix Suns, returning to the franchise for a second stint. While not his primary position, Dudley was made the Suns’ power forward to start the 2016–17 season.
He was moved to the bench after seven games, and on November 9, he scored a season-high 19 points off the bench in a 107–100 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Later on March 24, 2017, he recorded a season-high 10 assists in a 130–120 loss to the Boston Celtics. On April 5, he scored a season-high-tying 19 points in a 120–111 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
On June 23, 2017, Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure, ruling him out for three to four months.
Jared Dudley Brooklyn Nets
On July 20, 2018, Dudley and a protected 2021 second-round draft pick were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Darrell Arthur.
He missed 16 games over January and February of the 2018–19 season with a strained left hamstring.
Jared Dudley Lakers
On July 2, 2019, Dudley was signed by the Lakers on a one-year deal to help bolster their frontcourt as they continue to chase Leonard.
Jared Dudley Salary
His contract with The Lakers included a $2,564,753 guarantee and an annual average salary of $2,564,753. In 2021, Dudley earns a base salary of $2,564,753, while carrying a cap hit of $1,620,564 and a dead cap value of $1,620,564.
Jared Dudley Contract
Dudley signed a 2,564,753 million dollar contract with the Lakers.