Jerryd Bayless

Jerryd Bayless (PHI) “J. Bay Bay” | “Yellow, Yellow” ad

(Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
(Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)


PHI Guard: 6’3, 220 lbs; 10th year, Arizona

NBA Role: scoring combo guard • Salty DOG

Amongst the league’s veteran combo guards, Philly’s Jerryd Bayless is near the top; Bayless gives you a lot in the second unit (or as a starter) – can play both guard spots, digs in & defends opposing PGs; has gotten better at creating his own look (off the bounce) – good scoring aptitude in the midrange area (leaning jumpers, Js after high ball screens); doesn’t leap as well as his ‘Zona days but Bayless can finish over the top when the stars align; dribbling in place and poor shot selection has plagued Jerryd his entire career – performs better next to a playmaker in the backcourt; tough on-ball defender, won’t normally let you get off for a big night; signature look: shaved head (or is he bald?), headband aka the Nick Van Exel special; played just 3 games* in 2016-17- in PHI’s plans moving forward?

*wrist surgery

Signature Shot: 3 after a screen

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 8.6 points/game, 2.9 assists/game, 41% FG
  • Has played for 7 different franchises