The Full Wiki

Etan Thomas: Wikis

  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Etan Thomas
Etan Thomas.jpg
Oklahoma City Thunder  – No. 36
Center
Born April 1, 1978 (1978-04-01) (age 31)
Harlem, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
League NBA
Salary $7,906,088[1]
College Syracuse University
Draft 12th overall, 2000
Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Washington Wizards (2001-2009)
Profile Info Page

Dedreck Etan Thomas, commonly referred to as Etan Thomas (born April 1, 1978 in Harlem, New York), is an American professional basketball player in the NBA with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Contents

College

Etan Thomas played college basketball at Syracuse University from 1996–2000, where he averaged 11 points per game and almost 7 rebounds per game. His senior year he was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. At the end of his Syracuse career, Thomas was drafted 12th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He also played basketball at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK, where he was a teammate of De'mond Parker, R.W. McQuarters and Ryan Humphrey.

Professional career

Without ever playing a game for the Mavericks, he was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2001 and has averaged 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds throughout his career.

On June 23, 2009, he was traded along with Oleksiy Pecherov, Darius Songaila, and a first-round draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Randy Foye and Mike Miller.[2]

On July 27, 2009, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with a 2010 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2010 second-round draft pick in exchange for guards Chucky Atkins and Damien Wilkins.[3]

Health concerns

During the Wizards' training camp for the 2007–08 NBA season, a routine physical examination discovered that he had a leaking aortic valve. On October 11, 2007, Thomas successfully underwent open heart surgery. He returned to play for the Wizards on October 29, 2008, a full year after his surgery. In his first game back, he had 10 points and eight rebounds.[4]

Personal life

In 2005, Thomas released a book of poetry titled "More Than an Athlete: Poems by Etan Thomas" which included works critical of former Wizards head coach Doug Collins.

He is a peace activist; in September 2005, Thomas was one of several celebrities to speak at the anti-war rally in Washington D.C.. He also spoke out at the September 15, 2007 anti-war protest in Washington D.C.[5] He regularly blogs on the Huffington Post.[6]

Thomas actively supported President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. On August 16, 2008, he appeared with Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean at stops in northern Virginia as part of the Democratic National Committee's "Register for Change" bus tour to encourage local voter registration drives. Thomas gave speeches at two stops in Fairfax County (Lee District: Etan Thomas speech) and the City of Alexandria.[7]

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
2001–02 Washington 47 0 13.1 .536 .000 .554 3.9 .1 .4 .7 4.3
2002–03 Washington 38 0 13.5 .492 .000 .638 4.3 .1 .2 .6 4.8
2003–04 Washington 79 15 24.1 .489 .000 .647 6.7 .9 .5 1.6 8.9
2004–05 Washington 47 10 20.8 .502 .000 .528 5.2 .4 .4 1.1 7.1
2005–06 Washington 71 9 15.8 .533 .000 .600 3.9 .2 .3 1.0 4.7
2006–07 Washington 65 32 19.2 .574 .000 .558 5.8 .4 .3 1.4 6.1
2008–09 Washington 26 7 11.8 .485 .000 .696 2.5 .2 .1 .7 3.1
Career 373 73 17.9 .516 .000 .600 4.9 .4 .3 1.0 6.0

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Washington 8 0 15.8 .655 .000 .455 4.5 .3 .0 .9 6.0
2005–06 Washington 3 0 6.0 .400 .000 .500 2.0 .0 .7 .7 2.0
2006–07 Washington 4 4 21.0 .412 .000 .667 5.5 .3 .5 .8 5.0
Career 15 4 15.2 .549 .000 .514 4.3 .2 .3 .8 4.9

References

External links








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message