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Mickaël Piétrus
Mickael Pietrus.jpg
Orlando Magic  – No. 20
shooting guard/small forward
Born February 7, 1982 (1982-02-07) (age 28)
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
League NBA
Salary $5,300,000[1]
Draft 11th overall, 2003
Golden State Warriors
Pro career 1999–present
Former teams Pau-Orthez (1999–2003)
Golden State Warriors (2003–2008)
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Mickaël Piétrus (born on February 7, 1982 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a Caribbean-French professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is listed at 6'6" and is a swingman, playing both the shooting guard and small forward positions. Piétrus was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th pick of the 2003 NBA Draft, and is originally from Guadeloupe, a Caribbean island that is a part of France. His older brother, Florent Piétrus, is a professional basketball player in Spain.

In September 2005 he won the Bronze Medal at the 2005 European Championship with the French national team. With ÉB Pau-Orthez he won the French championship in 2001 and 2003, as well as the national cup in the year 2002. During the 2008 off-season, he was signed by the Orlando Magic.[2][3]

Piétrus is also known by the nicknames MP, Air France, and Puma.[4][5][6] He speaks French and English fluently.[4]

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Pro career

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Golden State Warriors

After leaving his native France, Piétrus was drafted by the Golden State Warriors. He played there for 5 seasons with the last being the 07–08 season.

Orlando Magic

During the 2008 offseason, he signed with the Orlando Magic.

In Piétrus's debut he scored 20 points against the Atlanta Hawks and continued to be a key player for the Orlando Magic, with one of his best games being against the Dallas Mavericks where he made 5 three-point field goals to lead the Magic into a comeback and their first win in Dallas.

Piétrus helped the Magic throughout the 2009 NBA Playoffs where the team reached its second Finals appearance.

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
2003–04 Golden State 53 22 14.1 .416 .333 .693 2.2 .5 .6 .2 5.3
2004–05 Golden State 67 3 20.0 .427 .344 .698 2.8 1.2 .7 .3 9.5
2005–06 Golden State 52 18 22.7 .404 .318 .608 3.1 .8 .6 .2 9.3
2006–07 Golden State 72 38 26.9 .488 .388 .648 4.5 .9 .7 .8 11.1
2007–08 Golden State 66 16 19.9 .439 .361 .673 3.7 .7 1.0 .6 7.2
2008–09 Orlando 54 25 24.6 .413 .359 .709 3.3 1.2 .6 .4 9.4
Career 364 122 21.6 .436 .354 .668 3.3 .9 .7 .4 8.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Golden State 11 0 19.0 .347 .259 .694 3.8 .5 .4 .8 6.0
2008–09 Orlando 24 0 25.8 .483 .385 .723 2.6 .6 .8 .5 10.5
Career 35 0 23.6 .453 .358 .713 3.0 .6 .7 .6 9.1

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