After a college career at Louisiana State University, where he led the Fightin' Tigers to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament his sophomore year, Swift was selected second overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. His career has been marked by inconsistency and after five seasons, during which he averaged nine points and five rebounds per game.
After the 2004-2005 season, he left the Grizzlies as a free agent and signed a five year, $30 million dollar contract with the Rockets. Swift hasn't lived up to what the Rockets expected as they were hoping they finally got a power forward that would take pressure off of Yao Ming.
Stromile Swift is one of the best dunkers in the NBA. But throughout his NBA career, he has not lived up to the expectations.
Swift is the holder of a unique piece of Vancouver Grizzlies history. Before his departure to Houston for the 2004-05 season, Swift was the last remaining player on the Grizzlies roster to have moved with the team to Memphis. He was also one of only two Vancouver Grizzlies players to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend festivities other than the rookie game. Swift competed in the 2001 slam dunk competition, following Mike Bibby's participation in the 2000 long-distance shootout.
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