Joel Przybilla

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Joel Przybilla
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Przybilla with the Trail Blazers
No. 6, 10
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 career 2000–2013
Career history
20002004 Milwaukee Bucks
2004 Atlanta Hawks
20042011 Portland Trail Blazers
2011 Charlotte Bobcats
2012 Portland Trail Blazers
2012–2013 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joel Przybilla (/prɨzˈbɪlə/;1 born October 10, 1979) is a retired American professional basketball player who played the center position for 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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 He was also named to USA TODAY's All-USA second team and earned Parade All-American honors, and was a two-time Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year honoree.

College career

Przybilla spent two years at the University of Minnesota and left as second on the Golden Gophers' all-time single season list with 84 blocks. He finished his sophomore season first in the Big Ten in field goal percentage, second in blocks and third in rebounding.3

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Minnesota 28 25.5 .560 .000 .577 5.8 1.5 .0 .0 6.7
1999–2000 Minnesota 21 30.4 .613 .000 .495 8.4 2.4 .8 3.9 14.2

NBA career

Przybilla was selected with the 9th overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, but was later traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for their first round pick, Jason Collier, and a future first round pick on draft night. 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.4

On August 25, 2004, Przybilla signed a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.5 He made an immediate impact averaging 7.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in the 2004–05 NBA season. On July 17, 2006, he re-signed with the Trail Blazers to a reported five-year, $32 million contract.67 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."7

On March 22, 2008, Przybilla recorded a career high 25 rebounds, two shy of the franchise record overall and one shy of the franchise record in a regulation game.8 On January 2, 2009, he was fined $7,500 and assessed a flagrant foul for striking Tyson Chandler.9

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. Two days later, he had surgery to repair the tear in the tendon and missed the rest of the 2009–10 season.10

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

On February 27, 2012, Przybilla re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.12

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

On August 24, 2014, Przybilla officially retired from the NBA after sitting out the entire 2013–14 season.14

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 .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 .500 4.5 .4 .3 1.4 1.5
2003–04 Milwaukee 5 0 6.6 .000 .500 2.0 .6 .0 .0 .2
2003–04 Atlanta 12 12 26.2 .360 .414 8.4 .3 .4 1.4 4.0
2004–05 Portland 76 50 24.4 .598 .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 .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 .647 7.9 .3 .3 1.4 4.1
2010–11 Portland 31 9 14.4 .618 .565 3.9 .4 .2 .5 1.8
2010–11 Charlotte 5 0 14.8 .400 .250 4.8 .0 .0 .2 1.8
2011–12 Portland 27 19 16.6 .458 .611 5.1 .2 .2 .6 2.0
2012–13 Milwaukee 12 1 5.7 .250 .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 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2003 Milwaukee 4 3 8.3 1.000 .000 2.5 .3 .0 .5 .5
2009 Portland 6 6 27.0 .556 .500 7.3 1.3 .7 2.0 3.8
Career 11 9 17.9 .579 .500 4.9 .8 .4 1.3 2.3

Personal

Przybilla was born the third of four children of Doug, an American Express employee, and Linda Przybilla, a middle school teacher's assistant.15 He is of German (maternally) and Polish descent.16 He and his wife, Noelle, have two sons, Anthony and Jayden.1517

References

  1. ^ International NBA Players - Pronunciation Guide
  2. ^ Wicker, Brian (February 23, 2000). "Separate agendas; Joel Przybilla and Darius Lane, rivals in high school, have chosen their own routes". HighBeam.com (Star Tribune). Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ Answers from Joel Przybilla
  4. ^ "Hawks Acquire Doleac, Przybilla, Pick". NBA.com. February 15, 2004. Retrieved January 7, 2009. dead link
  5. ^ Blazers sign Przybilla
  6. ^ TRAIL BLAZERS RE-SIGN CENTER JOEL PRZYBILLA
  7. ^ a b Pistons Quickly Plug a Hole in the Middle With Mohammed
  8. ^ "Przybilla powers Blazers over Clippers". BettingExpress.com. March 23, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ Chandler given one-game suspension
  10. ^ "Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla out for season after surgery". ESPN.com. December 25, 2009. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Przybilla, Cunningham, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  12. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN JOEL PRZYBILLA". NBA.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ Bucks Sign Free-Agent Center Joel Przybilla
  14. ^ "Joel Przybilla Retires". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 25, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b Eggers, Kerry (March 25, 2008). "Star on home court". PortlandTribune.com. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. 
  16. ^ Falk, Jonas (February 11, 2009). "Weiterer NBA-Star für Deutschland?". Basket.de (in German). Archived from the original on December 14, 2010. 
  17. ^ Quick, Jason (February 22, 2012). "Joel Przybilla on rejoining Blazers: 'My heart was in Portland'". OregonLive.com. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 

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