Joel Przybilla

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Joel Przybilla
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Przybilla with the Trail Blazers
Center
Personal information
Born (1979-10-10) October 10, 1979 (age 34)
Monticello, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Monticello (Monticello, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1998–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro playing career 2000–present
Career history
20002004 Milwaukee Bucks
2004 Atlanta Hawks
20042011 Portland Trail Blazers
2011 Charlotte Bobcats
2012 Portland Trail Blazers
2012–2013 Milwaukee Bucks
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joel Przybilla (/prɨzˈbɪlə/;1 born October 10, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He is a 7'1" (2.16 m) center.

High school career

Przybilla was born in Monticello, Minnesota, and attended Monticello High School, where he was coached by Max LaVelle of the Monticello Magic. He was named 1998 Minnesota Mr. Basketball, along with Darius Lane.2

High school awards and honors

College career

He played two seasons at the University of Minnesota. He left Minnesota during the middle of his sophomore season, and declared for the NBA Draft.

Stats PPG RPG APG FT% FG% BPG SPG
1999–2000 season 14.2 8.4 2.4 49.5% 61.3% 3.9 0.8
2000–2001 season 6.7 5.8 1.5 57.7% 56.0 3.0 0.6
College career 9.9 6.9 1.9 52.1% 59.1% 3.3 0.7

NBA career

Przybilla was the 9th overall selection in the 2000 NBA Draft, chosen by the Houston Rockets, but traded the same day to the Milwaukee Bucks for their first round pick, Jason Collier, and a future first round pick. After playing for the Bucks for over three seasons, on February 15, 2004, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in a three team trade.3 Upon free agency, Phoenix and Toronto showed interest but Portland was the only team offering guaranteed money4 and he signed for a reported $3.35 million over two years on August 24, 2004.5 He made an immediate impact averaging 7.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in that 2004–2005 NBA season.

Przybilla became a free agent again at the end of the 2005–2006 season. After being pursued by several teams, he agreed to re-sign with the Blazers; the contract is reportedly for 5 years and US $32 million.6 Among his suitors were the Chicago Bulls, and the Detroit Pistons, seeking to replace the outgoing Ben Wallace.6 Bill Duffy, Przybilla's agent, explained his reasons for re-signing with the Blazers this way: "He's extremely loyal, and they gave him an opportunity two years ago when no one else did."6 At the same time, the Blazers' offer was the most generous, surpassing the Pistons' $29 million offer and the $24 million offered by the Spurs. On 22 March 2008, Przybilla pulled a career high 25 rebounds, two shy of the franchise record overall and one shy of franchise record in a regulation game.7

On January 2, 2009, he was fined $7,500 and assessed a flagrant foul for striking Tyson Chandler.8

In a game against the Dallas Mavericks on December 22, 2009, he suffered a ruptured patella tendon as well as a dislocated patella after landing awkwardly on his right knee during a rebound. Two days later, he had surgery to repair the tear in the tendon.9

It was reported on March 7, 2010 that Przybilla re-injured his right knee while slipping in the shower. The Trail Blazers said the knee would require more surgery,10 and Przybilla missed the rest of the season.

On February 24, 2011 Przybilla was traded along with Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks, and two future first round draft picks to the Charlotte Bobcats for Gerald Wallace.11

On February 27, 2012, Przybilla was re-signed by the Trail Blazers.12

On August 9, 2012, Przybilla signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he began his NBA career.13

Personal life

Przybilla was born the third of four children of Doug Przybilla, an American Express employee, and Linda, a middle school teacher's assistant.14 He is of German (maternally) and Polish descent.15 He and wife Noelle have two sons, Anthony and Jayden.1416

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Milwaukee 33 13 8.2 .343 .000 .273 2.2 .1 .1 .9 .8
2001–02 Milwaukee 71 62 15.9 .535 .000 .422 4.0 .3 .3 1.7 2.7
2002–03 Milwaukee 32 17 17.1 .391 .000 .500 4.5 .4 .3 1.4 1.5
2003–04 Milwaukee 5 0 6.6 .000 .000 .500 2.0 .6 .0 .0 .2
2003–04 Atlanta 12 12 26.2 .360 .000 .414 8.4 .3 .4 1.4 4.0
2004–05 Portland 76 50 24.4 .598 .000 .517 7.7 1.0 .3 2.1 6.4
2005–06 Portland 56 52 24.9 .548 .000 .532 7.0 .8 .4 2.3 6.1
2006–07 Portland 43 43 16.3 .474 .000 .370 3.9 .3 .2 1.6 2.0
2007–08 Portland 77 67 23.6 .576 .000 .680 8.4 .4 .2 1.2 4.8
2008–09 Portland 82 43 23.8 .625 .000 .663 8.7 .3 .4 1.2 5.5
2009–10 Portland 30 9 22.7 .523 .000 .647 7.9 .3 .3 1.4 4.1
2010–11 Portland 31 9 14.4 .618 .000 .565 3.9 .4 .2 .5 1.8
2010–11 Charlotte 5 0 14.8 .400 .000 .250 4.8 .0 .0 .2 1.8
2011–12 Portland 27 19 16.6 .458 .000 .611 5.1 .2 .2 .6 2.0
2012–13 Milwaukee 12 1 5.7 .250 .000 .000 1.8 .3 .1 .2 .2
Career 592 397 19.8 .552 .000 .557 6.2 .4 .3 1.4 3.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Milwaukee 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2003 Milwaukee 4 3 8.3 1.000 .000 .000 2.5 .3 .0 .5 .5
2009 Portland 6 6 27.0 .556 .000 .500 7.3 1.3 .7 2.0 3.8
Career 11 9 17.9 .579 .000 .500 4.9 .8 .4 1.3 2.3

References

  1. ^ International NBA Players - Pronunciation Guide
  2. ^ "Separate agendas; Joel Przybilla and Darius Lane, rivals in high school, have chosen their own routes". Minneapolis Star-Tribune (HighBeam Research). February 23, 2000. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hawks Acquire Doleac, Przybilla, Pick". NBA.com. 2004-02-15. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  4. ^ BLAZERS: Joel Przybilla Rip City Feature
  5. ^ ESPN – Blazers sign Przybilla – NBA
  6. ^ a b c Liz Robbins (2006-07-05). "Pistons Quickly Plug a Hole in the Middle With Mohammed". New York Times. Retrieved 2006-07-05. 
  7. ^ "Przybilla powers Blazers over Clippers". Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ Chandler given one-game suspension, January 3, 2009
  9. ^ "Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla out for season after surgery". ESPN.com. 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  10. ^ "Przybilla needs another knee surgery". Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cunningham, Przybilla, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  12. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Joel Przybilla". NBA.com. 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  13. ^ Bucks Sign Free-Agent Center Joel Przybilla
  14. ^ a b Eggers, Kerry (March 25, 2008). "Star on home court". Portland Tribune. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ Falk, Jonas (February 11, 2009). "Weiterer NBA-Star für Deutschland?" [Another NBA star to play for Germany] (in German). basket.de. Archived from the original on December 14, 2010. 
  16. ^ Quick, Jason (February 22, 2012). "Joel Przybilla on rejoining Blazers: 'My heart was in Portland'". The Oregonian. 

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