Joel Przybilla
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Joel Przybilla
Joel Przybilla
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Przybilla with the Trail Blazers in 2011
Personal information
Born (1979-10-10) October 10, 1979 (age 41)
Monticello, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolMonticello (Monticello, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (1998-2000)
NBA draft2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career2000-2013
PositionCenter
Number6, 10
Career history
2000-2004Milwaukee Bucks
2004Atlanta Hawks
2004-2011Portland Trail Blazers
2011Charlotte Bobcats
2012Portland Trail Blazers
2012-2013Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points2,293 (3.9 ppg)
Rebounds3,665 (6.2 rpg)
Blocks836 (1.4 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Joel Przybilla (;[1] born October 10, 1979) is an American retired 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.[6][7] 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

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 - .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 - - .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2003 Milwaukee 4 3 8.3 1.000 - - 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 life

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.[15][17]

References

  1. ^ "International NBA Players - Pronunciation Guide". NBA.com. July 10, 2007. Retrieved .
  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. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Answers from Joel Przybilla". NBA.com. February 2, 2005. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Hawks Acquire Doleac, Przybilla, Pick". NBA.com. February 15, 2004. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 2009.
  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. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ Chandler given one-game suspension
  10. ^ "Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla out for season after surgery". ESPN.com. December 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  11. ^ "Przybilla, Cunningham, Marks, 2 First Round Picks Acquired from Portland". NBA.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN JOEL PRZYBILLA". NBA.com. February 27, 2012. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ Bucks Sign Free-Agent Center Joel Przybilla
  14. ^ "Joel Przybilla Retires". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 25, 2014. Retrieved 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 2012.

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