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Sergio Rodriguez Gomez
Sergio Rodríguez en 20 minutos.jpg
Sergio Rodríguez in 20 minutos
Sacramento Kings  – No. 10
Point guard
Born June 12, 1986 (1986-06-12) (age 23)
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 176 lb (80 kg)
League NBA
Draft 27th overall, 2006
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams CB Estudiantes (Spain) (2003–2006)

Portland Trail Blazers (2006–2009)

Awards 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP
2005 Spanish League Rising Star Award
Profile Info Page
For the football (soccer) players, see Sergio Rodríguez García and Sergio Rodríguez (footballer).

Sergio Rodriguez Gomez (born June 12, 1986 in Tenerife, Canary Islands) is a Spanish professional basketball player. He is a member of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. His nickname is "Spanish Chocolate", an homage to flashy NBA player Jason "White Chocolate" Williams and which was acquired after the junior European tournament in which Rodríguez displayed his spectacular passing and ball-handling abilities.[1]

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Pro career

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Spain

Prior to joining the Trail Blazers, Rodriguez was chosen to play for the 2004 World Junior Select team to play against the best high school players at the Nike Hoop Summit, located in the United States. Before joining the NBA, Rodríguez also played professional basketball at the senior club level for CB Estudiantes of the Spanish ACB league, in which he played a final against Barcelona FC in 2003–04 season and won the ACB Rising Star Award for the 2004–05 season.

NBA

Rodríguez was selected with the 27th pick in the first round by the Phoenix Suns in the 2006 NBA Draft (and later that day traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations). On July 20, 2006, it was announced that the Trail Blazers had negotiated a buyout with his Spanish club CB Estudiantes, and signed him to an NBA rookie-scale contract.

On June 25, 2009, Rodríguez was traded along with the 38th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and cash considerations to the Sacramento Kings for the 31st pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.[2]

Spanish national team

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Basketball
FIBA World Championship
Gold 2006 Japan National team
European Championships
Silver 2007 Spain National team

Thought to be one of the best European prospects of his age, Rodríguez was named the MVP of the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, which was held in Zaragoza, Spain, while playing with the Spanish national junior team. He led the host Spanish team to the tournament's gold medal. In the eight games of that tournament, he averaged 19 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 8.5 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game.

In August 2006, Rodríguez won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship while playing with the senior Spanish National Team. He also won the silver medal with Spain's senior national team at the 2007 European Championship.

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

Spanish national team

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
2006–07 Portland 67 1 12.9 .423 .282 .808 1.4 3.3 .5 .0 3.7
2007–08 Portland 72 0 8.7 .352 .293 .658 .8 1.7 .3 .0 2.5
2008–09 Portland 80 13 15.3 .392 .325 .792 1.6 3.6 .7 .0 4.5
Career 219 14 12.4 .391 .304 .759 1.3 2.9 .5 .0 3.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Portland 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .2 .8
Career 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .2 .8

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Erazem Lorbek
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP
2004
Succeeded by
Dragan Labović

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