Former NBA player J.R. Giddens (196 cm, New Mexico’06) has signed with Penarol Mar del Plata (Argentina-LigaA) for this season. The American player was last seen for Vaqueros de Bayamon (Puerto Rico-BSN) where over 4 games he averaged 10.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The 2011/12 and 2013/14 seasons the swingman played for Italian Centrale del Latte Brescia (DNA Gold). He featured in 39 games for Brescia and logged averages of 16.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game in his first season there. During 2013-2014 season he improved to 17.6ppg and 9.2rpg for the Italian team.
J.R. Giddens was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2008, but despite featuring for the franchise on numerous occasions he has never become a comfortable player in the NBA.