|No. 5, 10, 0|
|Date of birth||October 22, 1974|
|Place of birth||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Listed height||6 ft 4|
|Listed weight||179 lbs|
|NBA Draft||1996; Round: 2 / Pick: 37th|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|Denver Nuggets (1996)|
Washington Wizards (1999)
Los Angeles Clippers (2000–2002)
Portland Trail Blazers (2002–2004)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004–2005)
New Jersey Nets (2005–2007)
Charlotte Bobcats (2007–2008)
|Career Highlights and Awards|
Jeff Lemans McInnis (born October 22, 1974 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a former American basketball player. He previously played for the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a 1996 2nd round draft pick of the Nuggets. McInnis who was playing for the Quad City Thunder was named CBA's 2000 MVP.
At a morning shoot-around while a member of the Clippers at the Staples Center prior to a December 1, 2000 game against the visiting Toronto Raptors, Charles Oakley unprovokedly punched McInnis from behind. Oakley was suspended for three games and fined US$15,000. McInnis attempted to retaliate but was not disciplined. The fight was believed to be over a woman.
McInnis signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets prior to the 2005-06 season, primarily to back up Jason Kidd. He received limited playing minutes, and on January 15, he tore cartilage in his left knee, causing him to miss significant time. While he was ready to return to action for the 2006 playoffs, the Nets decided to keep him inactive. (The Nets were evidently unhappy with McInnis' work regimen while rehabing).
The Nets tried to work out a buyout of McInnis' contract or a trade prior to the 2006-07 season, but were unsuccessful, and at the start of 2007 McInnis remained in limbo, on the Nets roster but exiled from the team.
On January 3, 2007, the Nets traded McInnis to the Charlotte Bobcats for Bernard Robinson and cash considerations. Jeff played in 38 games for Charlotte and was a reliable reserve when Brevin Knight went down with an injury. He averaged 4.3 points per game and 3.3 assists.