Damien Wilkins


Damien Wilkins
Damien Wilkins
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Date of birth January 11, 1980 (1980-01-11) (age 31)
Place of birth Washington, North Carolina
Nationality American
High school Dr. Phillips
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College North Carolina State (1999–2001)
Georgia (2002–2004)
NBA Draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
20042009 Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
2009–2010 Minnesota Timberwolves
2010–2011 Atlanta Hawks
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Damien Lamont Wilkins (born January 11, 1980 in Washington, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Atlanta Hawks. He attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida and then enrolled at North Carolina State University. After two years at NCSU he transferred to the University of Georgia. He is the son of retired 13-year NBA veteran Gerald Wilkins and nephew of nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins.

After a quick and promising start to his NCAA career at North Carolina State, Wilkins entered the 2001 NBA Draft but decided to withdraw and transfer to Georgia.[1] There, he had two solid but unspectacular seasons and went undrafted in 2004. A renewed diligence in the weight room helped Wilkins have a big summer league and shine in preseason action for the Sonics, allowing him to make the team. After biding his time and working after practice, Wilkins got his shot in late March of his rookie season and came through, scoring a career-high 21 points, including a few game-saving baskets, at Portland on March 24, 2005.[2] Wilkins would start seven games the rest of the way as the Sonics battled injuries. He proved himself in the 2005 Playoffs when injuries struck again, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and five steals in the Sonics' Game 4 win over San Antonio.[3] A restricted free agent in the summer of 2005, Wilkins received an offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in August 2005,[4] which the Sonics matched within 7 days.[5]

Wilkins playing for the Sonics.

In the 2007 season, the departure of Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen gave way to start Damien Wilkins. On November 16, 2007 he scored a career-high 41 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a game against the Atlanta Hawks.[6]

On July 27, 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Chucky Atkins for center Etan Thomas and two future second-round draft picks. [7] In the Minnesota 2009 home opener, Damien made a game-winning shot that beat the New Jersey Nets.

On September 28, 2010, he was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies, but he was waived at the end of training camp on October 21.

On December 3, 2010, he signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks after Joe Johnson's injury.[8] The Hawks released him after one month.[9]

On January 8, 2011, the Atlanta Hawks signed Wilkins to a 10-day contract.[10] On January 28, 2011, the Hawks signed him for the remainder of the season.[11]

Contents

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
2004–05 Seattle 29 7 17.9 .435 .271 .618 2.3 .9 .8 .3 6.3
2005–06 Seattle 82 12 18.6 .444 .250 .840 2.3 1.3 .9 .2 6.5
2006–07 Seattle 82 31 24.8 .435 .410 .882 2.8 1.9 1.1 .2 8.8
2007–08 Seattle 76 31 24.3 .403 .323 .736 3.2 2.0 .8 .2 9.2
2008–09 Oklahoma City 41 14 15.5 .362 .375 .804 1.7 .9 .5 .2 5.3
2009-10 Minnesota 80 31 19.8 .433 .295 .798 3.1 1.7 .8 .3 5.6
2010-11 Atlanta 52 0 13.0 .504 .200 .714 1.7 0.8 .5 .2 3.5
Career 442 126 20.0 .425 .331 .800 2.6 1.5 .8 .2 6.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Seattle 7 0 19.4 .444 .273 .444 2.6 .4 1.4 .1 5.6
2010–11 Atlanta 8 0 4.9 .538 .000 .000 1.0 .1 .3 .3 1.8
Career 15 0 11.7 .469 .231 .444 1.7 .3 .8 .2 3.5

Notes

  1. ^ Cole, Bill (June 17, 2001). "Wilkins is expected to make choice on Tuesday". Winston-Salem Journal. Archived from the original on July 2, 2001. http://web.archive.org/web/20010702051156/http://www.journalnow.com/wsj/sports/basketball/college/MGB1WBP92OC.html. 
  2. ^ Seattle withstands Blazers' final-period rally - Wilkins' 3-pointer put the Sonics up 92-91 with 1:09 left, and he added a pair of free throws and had a one-handed dunk to finish off the scoring.
  3. ^ With Lewis sidelined, Allen shoulders load with 32 points
  4. ^ Wilkins gets offer sheet from Wolves
  5. ^ Wilkins to stay with Sonics
  6. ^ Wilkins scores 41, but Durant's 3-pointer clinches Sonics' double-OT win
  7. ^ "Minnesota Acquires Wilkins and Atkins from Thunder". NBA.com. 2009-07-27. http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/Minnesota_Acquires_Damien_Wilk-090727.html. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  8. ^ "HAWKS SIGN SWINGMAN DAMIEN WILKINS". NBA.com. 2010-12-03. http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/Damien_Wilkins_PR_120310.html. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  9. ^ Hawks release backup Damien Wilkins
  10. ^ "HAWKS SIGN DAMIEN WILKINS TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2011-01-08. http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/Damien_Wilkins_PR_010811.html. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  11. ^ "HAWKS SIGN DAMIEN WILKINS FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON". NBA.com. 2011-01-28. http://www.nba.com/hawks/news/Damien_Wilkins_PR_012811.html. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 

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