Jeff Ayres, a three-year veteran, will make his first appearance in the NBA this season.
Ayres, formerly known (as much as he was “known”) as Jeff Pendergraph, changed his last name this offseason to his biological father’s surname. Pendergraph told the San Antonio Express-News that Pendergraph was the named of the stepfather his mother married when Ayres was in high school...
Jeff Pendergraph is changing his last name to Ayres as he begins a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
Ayres is the family name of his biological father.
Ayres had taken the surname of a stepfather who hasn't been in his life since he was in high school.
“I didn't know who my dad was until I was a senior in high school,” Jeff Ayres said Wednesday.
September 19, 2013
Spurs’ big man Jeff Pendergraph will be donning a new name on his jersey this season after legally changing his last name to Ayres.
According to the San Antonio Express-News:
Last month, Pendergraph walked into a courthouse in downtown Phoenix, his wife Raneem and newborn daughter Naomi in tow.
He walked out with a new name — Jeff Ayres.
Ayres is the family name of his biological...
As the newest addition to the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph brings a certain dynamic to the game with his hustle and energy. Pendergraph comes over from the Indiana Pacers who had nothing but good things to say about him.
In a good piece by Ken Rodriguez, Pendergraph and the Pacers talked about what he brings to a team.
“The thing people don’t know...
He may have what it takes to play at the NBA level but San Antonio Spurs' Jeff Pendergraph also is quite the interviewer. Of course his guest of choice to interview would be none other than himself.
Back in his college playing days at Arizona State, Pendergraph had some fun with himself and made a video where he goes 1-on-1 with himself.
From asking himself on how good...
The San Antonio Spurs signed Jeff Pendergraph, a scantly utilized 6-foot-9 power forward, at the behest of former Indiana Pacers assistant Jim Boylen. Pendergraph will net $3.58 million over the next two seasons, despite appearing in just 96 games through four seasons. (A torn right ACL undercut his entire 2010-11 season.)
Boylen worked closely with the bruising 26-year...
Scott Agness of IndianaPacers.com recently wrote a one-on-one piece with one of the newest members of the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Pendergraph. In the article, Pendergraph revealed to Agness why he chose San Antonio, what he expects to do, and how he is looking forward to learning and thriving with the Spurs.
Pendergraph says he and his wife wanted to return to Indiana, but he...
The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to a two-year contract with forward Jeff Pendergraph.
Pendergraph made the announcement on Tuesday before a workout at Arizona State, his alma mater.
The 6-foot-9 Pendergraph spent the past two seasons at Indiana, mostly in a reserve role. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season with the Pacers, who reached the Eastern Conference...
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July 16, 2013
Jeff Pendergraph of the Indiana Pacers has been the first player to be fined under the NBA's anti- flopping rules. The league fined Pendergraph $5,000.
Pendergraph was fined for his Game 5 flop while defending the Atlanta Hawks' Josh Smith. In the regular season players get a warning for flopping. In the playoffs there is no warning given. Players automatically receive...
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The NBA announced Sunday that they have fined Pacers forward, Jeff Pendergraph, $5,000 for flopping during Indiana’s 106-86 Game 5 victory over the Hawks on May 1. Pendergraph is the first player to be fined under the league’s new harsher anti-flopping policy for the playoffs in which no warnings are granted.
The offense came with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter when...