J. R. Reid
|No. 34, 7, 11, 31|
March 31, 1968 |
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|Listed weight||247 lb (112 kg)|
|High school||Kempsville (Virginia Beach, Virginia)|
|College||North Carolina (1986–1989)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Pro playing career||1989–2003|
|1992–1996||San Antonio Spurs|
|1996||New York Knicks|
|1996–1997||Paris Basket Racing (France)|
|1999||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2002–2003||Baloncesto León (Spain)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||5,680 (8.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,381 (5.0 rpg)|
|Assists||639 (1.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Herman "J. R." Reid, Jr. (born March 31, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player for several NBA teams. He is currently an assistant coach at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia.
The 6-foot 9-inch, 247-pound (2.06 m, 112 kg) Reid starred at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, being named the 1986 Gatorade and USA TODAY player of the year. He was ranked #1 by Bob Gibbons of All-Star Sports, and certified his reputation by getting 29 points in the Capital Classic, and 23 points in the McDonald's Game, being MVP of both games. One of most highly recruited players of his time, he went on to become a top pro prospect, playing college basketball at the University of North Carolina.
- Drafted by Charlotte Hornets in first round (5th overall) of 1989 NBA Draft.
- Traded by Charlotte to the San Antonio Spurs for Sidney Green, a 1993 first-round pick and a 1996 second-round pick on December 9, 1992.
- Traded by San Antonio with Brad Lohaus and a future first-round pick to the New York Knicks for Charles Smith and Monty Williams on February 12, 1996.
- Played in France during 1996–97 season.
- Signed as a free agent by Charlotte on July 16, 1997.
- Traded by Charlotte with B. J. Armstrong and Glen Rice to the Los Angeles Lakers for Elden Campbell and Eddie Jones on March 10, 1999.
- Signed as free agent by Milwaukee Bucks on August 20, 1999.
- Traded by Milwaukee with Robert Traylor to Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team deal on June 27, 2000 (Golden State Warriors received Vinny Del Negro from Milwaukee and Bob Sura from Cleveland; Milwaukee received Jason Caffey and Billy Owens from Golden State).
- Waived by Cleveland on January 2, 2001.