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Tony Battie
Tony Battie.jpg
New Jersey Nets  – No. 7
Power forward/Center
Born February 11, 1976 (1976-02-11) (age 33)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
League NBA
Salary $6,606,600[1]
High school South Oak Cliff
College Texas Tech
Draft 1st round, 5th overall, 1997
Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1997–present
Former teams Denver Nuggets (1997-1998)
Boston Celtics (1998-2003)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-2004)
Orlando Magic (2005-2009)
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Demetrius Antonio Battie (born February 11, 1976 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's New Jersey Nets.

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High school and college career

Battie attended South Oak Cliff High School[2] in Dallas and played college basketball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders where he ended his career as the school all-time leader in blocked shots with 162.

NBA career

Battie was drafted fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997 NBA Draft where he played one season. He then played for the Boston Celtics. He remained with the Celtics for six years before moving on to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers traded him to the Orlando Magic for Drew Gooden and Anderson Varejão. On June 25, 2009, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets along with Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee in exchange for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson.[3]

On September 25, 2000, Battie, along with his brother, saved his teammate, Paul Pierce, by rushing him to a nearby hospital after a near-fatal stabbing.[4]

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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
1997–98 Denver 65 49 23.2 .446 .214 .702 5.4 .9 .8 1.1 8.4
1998–99 Boston 50 15 22.4 .519 .000 .672 6.0 1.1 .6 1.4 6.7
1999–00 Boston 82 4 18.4 .477 .125 .675 5.0 .8 .6 .9 6.6
2000–01 Boston 40 25 21.1 .537 .000 .638 5.8 .4 .7 1.5 6.5
2001–02 Boston 74 73 24.6 .541 .000 .677 6.5 .5 .8 .9 6.9
2002–03 Boston 67 62 25.1 .539 .200 .746 6.5 .7 .5 1.2 7.3
2003–04 Boston 23 6 21.8 .479 1.000 .697 5.1 .9 .3 .9 5.9
2003–04 Cleveland 50 1 19.5 .427 .125 .768 4.8 .7 .4 .9 5.4
2004–05 Orlando 81 32 23.4 .460 .000 .723 5.6 .5 .4 1.0 4.9
2005–06 Orlando 82 82 27.0 .507 .000 .664 5.6 .6 .6 .8 7.9
2006–07 Orlando 66 66 23.9 .489 .000 .675 5.2 .5 .4 .4 6.1
2008–09 Orlando 77 3 15.6 .489 .222 .659 3.6 .4 .3 .3 4.8
Career 757 418 22.2 .492 .136 .690 5.4 .6 .5 .9 6.5
Playoffs
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Boston 16 16 27.7 .488 .000 .619 7.6 .8 .6 1.9 6.1
2002–03 Boston 10 10 21.3 .564 .000 .500 4.9 .5 .4 1.4 6.6
2006–07 Orlando 4 4 21.8 .389 .000 .250 4.0 .3 .0 .0 3.8
2008–09 Orlando 21 0 6.1 .467 .000 .600 1.0 .1 .0 .1 2.1
Career 51 30 17.1 .495 .000 .553 4.0 .4 .3 .9 4.4

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