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Quincy Douby To Work Out For Sixers, Other Teams

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A report from SNY's Josh Newman says that former first round bust Quincy Douby will be working out for the Sixers, as well other NBA teams this month.

Just about the only picture of Quincy Douby we could find.
Just about the only picture of Quincy Douby we could find.
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When a team is looking to avoid winning as many games as humanly possible in one season, they typically look to fill out the roster with cheap, filler players who once had some upside.

Quincy Douby fits that description perfectly.

According to SNY.tv's Joshua Newman (and uncovered by the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey), the former Rutgers shooting guard will be working out for the Sixers sometime this month, as well as the Los Angeles Lakers. He worked out for the Knicks in late June.

Douby, now 29, was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Sacramento Kings. He spent two and a half seasons with the Kings (and a half season with the Toronto Raptors), and averaged just 4.1 PPG.. Granted, he didn't average more than 12 minutes a game, but never shot the ball well enough to become a mainstay in an NBA rotation.

From there, he started on a magical mystery tour of foreign basketball leagues, stopping in Turkey to play for a second division team called "Cooper Tires", then spent two separate stints in China, as well as playing in Spain in between. Douby gained some notoriety in January of this year, scoring a record 75 points in the Chinese Basketball Association while with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. He averaged 31.6 PPG while with Zhejiang, while shooting an impressive 57.2% from the floor.

When the CBA season ended, Douby signed a deal to play in Lebanon, but seems to have his sights set on returning to the NBA.

He may catch on somewhere, but I imagine the Sixers are just doing their due diligence here.