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Chris Gatling
Power forward
Born September 3, 1967 (1967-09-03) (age 42)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College Old Dominion
Draft 16th overall, 1991
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1991–2002
Former teams Golden State Warriors (1991–1996)
Miami Heat (1996, 2001–2002)
Dallas Mavericks (1996–1997)
New Jersey Nets (1997–1999)
Milwaukee Bucks (1999)
Orlando Magic (1999–2000)
Denver Nuggets (2000)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2000–2001)
CSKA Moscow (Russia) (2002)
Awards 1996–97 NBA All-Star

Chris Raymond Gatling (born September 3, 1967 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a retired American professional basketball player, having played for numerous NBA teams from 1991 to 2002.

He played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[1]

Nickednamed "The Energizer," Gatling was drafted 16th overall out of Old Dominion University by the Golden State Warriors in the 1991 NBA Draft. He spent the first four years of his career with the Warriors, and averaged 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his final full season with the Warriors, 1994–95. That same year, Gatling led the NBA in field goal percentage at 0.633-one of the ten highest percentages in NBA history.

Gatling would never again know that kind of stability. He was traded, along with Tim Hardaway, to the Miami Heat halfway through the 1995–96 season, and also played for the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets during the 1996–97 season (representing the Mavs in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game only a few days before being traded to the Nets).

He only played 78 games in a little over two seasons with the Nets before requesting a trade. His next stop was the Milwaukee Bucks for the final thirty games of the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season. He split the 1999–2000 season with the Denver Nuggets and the Orlando Magic. His final two NBA seasons saw him with the Cleveland Cavaliers and again, the Heat. Gatling retired from pro basketball following the 2001–02 season with career averages of 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, and a .513 field goal percentage.

After years of moving from one team to another, his frustration grew over the NBA's unstable nature regarding personnel changes and thus took his game to the Russian League for CSKA Moscow.

Gatling is best known for his frequent use of the headband as an accessory to his NBA uniform. He claims that he started the practice as a reminder that he is lucky to be alive after suffering a serious head injury as a teenager.[2]

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College Career

Chris Gatling played three years at Old Dominion University after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh. He is ODU's sixth all-time scorer with 1,811 points. He also hauled down 859 career rebounds which rank him ninth all-time. Gatling is the school's all-time field goal percentage leader at .606 (697-1150), and is second all-time at ODU with (12) 30-point games. He shot .620 (251-405) from the field in 1991.

Gatling scored 36 points in a game against UNC Charlotte in 1991 and against Alabama-Birmingham in March of 1989.He earned honorable mention All-American honors in 1990 and 1991. Gatling was named sophomore of the year in 1988, junior of the year in 1990 and senior of the year in 1991 by the Sun Belt Conference. In 1991, he was named the Sun Belt Conference tournament MVP as he led the then seventh seeded Monarchs to the finals before losing to South Alabama.

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
1991–92 Golden State 54 1 11.3 .568 .000 .661 3.4 .3 .6 .7 5.7
1992–93 Golden State 70 11 17.8 .539 .000 .725 4.6 .6 .6 .8 9.3
1993–94 Golden State 82 23 15.8 .588 .000 .620 4.8 .5 .5 .8 8.2
1994-95 Golden State 58 22 25.3 .633 .000 .592 7.6 .9 .7 .9 13.7
1995-96 Golden State 47 2 18.3 .555 .000 .636 5.1 .6 .4 .6 9.1
1995-96 Miami 24 0 23.5 .598 .000 .733 7.3 .7 .7 .5 15.2
1996-97 Dallas 44 1 27.1 .533 .167 .706 7.9 .6 .8 .7 19.1
1996-97 New Jersey 3 0 30.7 .419 .000 .938 7.3 1.0 1.3 .0 17.0
1997-98 New Jersey 57 16 23.8 .455 .250 .600 5.9 .9 .9 .5 11.5
1998-99 New Jersey 18 2 15.6 .371 .000 .500 3.6 .7 .4 .2 4.7
1998-99 Milwaukee 30 1 16.5 .482 .143 .362 3.8 .7 .8 .2 6.3
1999-00 Orlando 45 0 23.1 .455 .304 .698 6.6 .9 1.1 .2 13.3
1999-00 Denver 40 0 19.3 .456 .234 .742 5.1 .8 .8 .3 10.4
2000-01 Cleveland 74 6 22.6 .449 .304 .684 5.3 .8 .7 .4 11.4
2001-02 Miami 54 1 15.0 .447 .125 .701 3.8 .5 .3 .2 6.4
Career 700 86 19.7 .513 .249 .660 5.3 .7 .7 .5 10.3
All-Star 1 0 12.0 .125 .000 .000 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 2.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Golden State 4 0 20.3 .621 .000 .636 6.3 .0 .5 2.5 12.5
1993–94 Golden State 3 1 18.0 .615 .000 .769 5.7 1.3 .7 .3 8.7
1995–96 Miami 3 0 22.7 .273 .000 .500 8.0 0.3 .7 .0 6.0
1997–98 New Jersey 3 1 27.0 .500 .000 .667 3.3 .7 .7 .7 15.3
1998–99 Milwaukee 2 0 6.0 .000 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .5 .0 .0
Career 15 2 19.7 .490 .000 .623 5.3 .5 .6 .9 9.3

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