How BAD Was Ryan Hollins Really? Fun Facts!

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How BAD Was Ryan Hollins Really? Fun Facts!
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  • If you follow basketball and watch those debate shows you probably have noticed there’s
  • a certain guy who from time to time appears on ESPN’s First Take.
  • His name is Ryan Hollins.
  • His takes on certain stuff are, well… insane and his arguments are well… insane as well.
  • But he’s an ex-player.
  • He played in the NBA for a lot of years, but at only age 31 he was out of the league.
  • And believe me, there is a reason why.
  • Hey guys.
  • PRPLPRNCH here, and this time, we’re gonna do something different.
  • In honor of Ryan’s awful takes on TV, I present You this video.
  • Let’s look at How BAD was Ryan Hollins really?
  • Going into UCLA Ryan Hollins had some great size.
  • At 7 foot tall and 230 pounds he definitely had the tools to be effective.
  • In college he was a borderline bench player, but mostly started the games.
  • In his best season though, Ryan Hollins averaged only 7 points and 4.8 rebounds.
  • For his whole college tenure Hollins held an averages of 5.7 points, 4 rebounds and
  • 0.9 blocks in 20.2 minutes per.
  • The extreme success in college bumped up Ryan Hollins into the ranked players of the 2006
  • NBA Draft.
  • Back then, it was thought that it was a steal, as Ryan Hollins got drafted with the 50th
  • pick, in the 2nd round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • Right away he showed his impressive skills in Charlotte by averaging 2.4 points and 1.1
  • rebounds in 6.9 minutes in 27 games as a rookie.
  • Next season, he was moved to the power forward position and the move really showed off his
  • best skills.
  • He got to start 1 game out of 60 played, and raised his averages to 2.5 points and 1.8
  • rebounds per game.
  • After 2 and a half seasons and with tears in Charlotte’s fans eyes, they traded Ryan
  • Hollins to the Dallas Mavericks, where he would play just 27 games.
  • By this time Hollins was a polished 10th guy off the bench averaging 3.2 points and 2.2
  • rebounds.
  • Hollins then joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2009-2010 season where he went full
  • insane mode.
  • He started 27 out of 73 games, played 16.8 minutes per game and averaged 6.1 points and
  • 2.8 rebounds.
  • He was well ahead his draft position already, but as strong as his success was, he had some
  • left for the fans of Cleveland.
  • After 1 season in Minnesota, Ryan Hollins joined the Cleveland Cavaliers, and had another
  • strong season - being the starting center in 16 out of 70 possible games and averaging
  • 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds.
  • Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to lift the reeling Cavaliers team after they lost Lebron,
  • but he made a strong impression on the organization and started the 2011-2012 basketball season
  • under their uniform.
  • For 24 games, until he was traded to the Boston Celtics, who absolutely adored Hollins skill
  • and professionalism in the organization.
  • For 15 games, night in and night out, he brought his best playing 10.7 minutes per game and
  • averaging 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds.
  • Boston didn’t have max space so they didn’t sign Hollins to a max contract, but the Clippers
  • saw the potential of the 27-year old and gave him 2 seasons with the team.
  • In those 2 seasons with the Clippers, Ryan Hollins didn’t start a game as he was doing
  • the right thing by giving the opportunity to other, younger, up and coming players.
  • In 121 games with the Clippers Hollins gave them a major boost averaging 2.9 points and
  • 1.9 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game.
  • Unfortunately, it seemed, that at age 30, the father time was starting to catch up with
  • Ryan.
  • Sacramento bet on his potential by signing him and he rewarded them with 46 games played,
  • 9 starts, 9.6 minutes per game and averages of 3 points and 2.2 rebounds.
  • His last season in the NBA was in 2015-2016 when already a 31-year old Ryan Hollins was
  • still balling.
  • He spent 5 games with the Washington Wizards and 32 with the Memphis Grizzlies finishing
  • his career on a high note averaging 3.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in his final season in the
  • league.
  • He spent a couple of seasons in Europe but couldn’t really adapt and had to end his
  • basketball career.
  • Here are some fun facts about Ryan Hollins for you guys:
  • - He played for 9 NBA teams and never spent more than 3 seasons with any team and even
  • then it was 2 and a half seasons with Charlotte, which was the team that drafted him.
  • - Ryan Hollins scored 1913 points for his NBA career putting him into an elite company
  • of all the players who have scored more than 1000 points for their careers
  • - In his best season with Minnesota Ryan Hollins scored a total of 447 points which is 39 points
  • more than what Michael Jordan scored in his second season with the Bulls in 1985-86.
  • - Hollins is also to my knowledge the only ex-NBA player who averaged 3.7 points for
  • his career and later collected at least 3.7 thousand dislikes on a youtube video
  • - Ryan Hollins is on the same boat as Ben Simmons skill-wise.
  • Both of them haven’t made a three-pointer in their NBA careers, but Ryan is better as
  • he has missed his only attempted three pointer in his outburst season with Minnesota.
  • Thank you Ryan for all the great NBA accomplishments.
  • Your presence on the TV as an analyst is well rated by your fans and critics.
  • See you soon!
  • Thanks for watching guys.
  • Did you enjoy Ryan Hollins in his heyday?
  • Have you seen some of his takes on ESPN?
  • And most importantly, did you enjoy this video?
  • I hope you did, because I had fun making it.
  • Please be sure to leave this video a like, as well as go check my other videos.
  • There’s a lot of interesting stuff on my channel.
  • Please, share this video around,. so others as well can properly evaluate the greatness
  • Ryan Hollins has brought to the game of basketball.
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  • This
  • was PRPLPRNCH, and I’m out!

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Ryan Hollins is the new punching bag on the TV. His opinion is often wrong and just pure insane. He was a player in the NBA though, so let's take a look at how bad was Ryan Hollins really?

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