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Ryan Bowen
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Free agent  – No. 40
Power forward
Born November 20, 1975 (1975-11-20) (age 34)
Fort Madison, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
College Iowa
Draft 2nd round, 26th pick (55th overall), 1998
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1998–present
Former teams Denver Nuggets (19982004)
Houston Rockets (200406)
TAU Cerámica (2007)
Ironi Naharyia (2007)
New Orleans Hornets (2007–2009)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2009)

Ryan Cleo Bowen (born November 20, 1975 in Fort Madison, Iowa) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. He is a 6'9", 218 lb (99 kg) power forward.

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Career

Bowen played college basketball at the University of Iowa, where he finished in the top 10 of career blocks and rebounds, and continues to hold the record in career steals.[1] In his senior year at Iowa, Bowen averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Bowen was a second-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in the 1998 NBA Draft, but played for a year at Oyak Renault in the Turkish Basketball League before joining the Nuggets in 1999.[2] He played five seasons for Denver before being picked up by the Houston Rockets. After two seasons with Houston, Bowen was released before the 2006–07 NBA season began.

In January 2007, he was signed by TAU Cerámica to a two-month deal in advance of the Euroleague top 16, in which they had already secured a top seed. The team has the option to extend the contract through the end of the European season.[3] Because of an injury he left Spain and in March 2007, he signed with Ironi Naharia of the Israel Premier League. During his stay with the team, he kept a blog of his experiences in Israel.[4] He was waived in May 2007 by Naharia.[5][6]

New Orleans Hornets

In the 2007 NBA offseason, Bowen signed with the New Orleans Hornets as a free agent.

Oklahoma City Thunder

In the 2009 NBA offseason, Bowen was a non-roster invite with the Oklahoma City Thunder and after training camp was offered a one-year contract. He was waived on November 25, 2009.[7]

Off the court

Ryan Bowen has an older brother and an older sister, and has had a daughter and two sons with his wife Wendy.[2] He was awarded the Chopper Travaglini Award for his work in the Denver community,[2] and has established the Ryan Bowen Family Foundation to help sponsor youth athletics, athletic facilities and college scholarships for children in southeastern Iowa and Denver, Colorado.[8] The foundation also sponsors the "Floor Burns" basketball camp, which is held every summer in Iowa.[9]

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
1999–00 Denver 52 0 11.3 .393 .111 .717 2.2 .4 .8 .2 2.5
2000–01 Denver 57 0 12.2 .556 .364 .614 2.0 .5 .6 .2 3.4
2001–02 Denver 75 21 22.5 .479 .083 .750 4.0 .7 1.0 .6 4.9
2002–03 Denver 62 31 16.1 .492 .286 .659 2.5 .9 1.0 .5 3.6
2003–04 Denver 52 1 7.5 .340 .000 .833 1.7 .3 .3 .3 .9
2004–05 Houston 66 6 9.2 .423 .500 .667 1.2 .3 .3 .1 1.7
2005–06 Houston 68 19 9.6 .298 .136 .786 1.3 .4 .3 .1 1.3
2007–08 New Orleans 53 4 12.5 .490 .000 .552 1.9 .5 .6 .2 2.2
2008–09 New Orleans 21 3 10.4 .579 .000 .600 1.1 .4 .7 .2 2.2
2009–10 Oklahoma City 1 0 8.0 1.000 .000 1.000 2.0 .0 1.0 .0 4.0
Career 507 85 12.8 .456 .206 .693 2.1 .5 .6 .3 2.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Denver 4 0 1.5 1.000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .5
2004–05 Houston 7 3 17.9 .320 .000 .667 2.0 .9 .9 .0 2.6
2007–08 New Orleans 9 0 4.3 .167 .000 1.000 1.6 .2 .1 .0 .4
2008–09 New Orleans 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 21 3 8.2 .303 .000 .800 1.3 .4 .3 .0 1.1

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