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Wálter Herrmann
Herrmann with the Detroit Pistons.
Herrmann with the Detroit Pistons.
Position Small Forward
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
League Spanish League
Euroleague
Team Saski Baskonia
Born June 26, 1979 (1979-06-26) (age 30)
Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province
Nationality Argentinian
Draft Undrafted, 2001
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Olimpia Venado Tuerto (1996–00)
Atenas Córdoba (2000–02)
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (2002–03)
Unicaja Málaga (2003–06)
Charlotte Bobcats (2006–07)
Detroit Pistons (2007–09)
Awards Argentine League Newcomer of the Year 1999
2x Argentine League Slam-Dunk Contest Winner 1999, 2000
Argentine League MVP 2002
Argentine League Finals MVP 2002
Spanish League All-Star Game MVP 2003
Spanish League Slam-Dunk Contest Winner 2003
Spanish League MVP 2003
NBA All-Rookie Second Team 2007

Wálter Herrmann Heinrich (born June 26, 1979, in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine professional basketball player. He is listed at 6'9" and 225 lbs. He was a key member of the Argentinian national basketball team that won the gold medal during the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament. He is currently with the pro club Saski Baskonia.

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Pro career

Argentina

Herrmann began his pro career in the Argentine League with Olimpia Venado Tuerto in 1996. He played there until the year 2000. He won two Argentine League slam dunk contests during that time. In 2000, he moved to the Argentine club Atenas Córdoba, and he played there until 2002. He was the MVP of the Argentine League regular season and Finals in 2002 with Atenas.

Spain

Herrmann moved to the Spanish ACB League club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada for the 2002–03 season. He was named the regular season ACB League MVP that year. He then moved the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga and he played there until the year 2006. Then he moved on to the NBA (National Basketball Association). He returned to the Spanish League in July 2009, when he signed a 4 year contract worth 5.05 million euros net income with Saski Baskonia. The last two years of the contract being team options.[1][2]

NBA

In 2006, Herrmann signed a one-year contract worth $1.8 million with a team option for a 2nd year to play for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats during the 2006–07 NBA season [3] Herrmann won the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month honors in March 2007.[4] In his 13 March games, Herrmann averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game and he shot 58.5 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from 3-point range.

Herrmann finished the 2006–07 NBA season averaging 9.2 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game. Wálter scored his NBA career-high 30 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 14 and also grabbed a career high 7 defensive rebounds in the same game. Wálter made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team along with his teammate Adam Morrison at the end of the season. After the season was over, the Bobcats activated their team option on Herrmann for the 2007–08 NBA season, paying him $1.944 million.

On December 14, 2007, Herrmann, along with center Primož Brezec, was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for center Nazr Mohammed.[5] On August 2, 2008, it was announced that Herrmann had signed a one year deal to keep him in Detroit for another season.[6]

Argentine national team

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Argentina
Men's Basketball
Gold 2001 Americas Championship National Team
Gold 2004 Athens Olympics National Team

Herrmann was a key reserve for years on the Argentine national basketball team. With Argentina's national team he won the gold medal at the 2001 FIBA Americas Championship. He also won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament.

Herrmann also played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship with Argentina's national team.

Personal

The son of Héctor Herrmann and María Cristina Heinrich, Wálter Herrmann is of German descent.[7] He lost his mother, his younger sister and his fiancée in a car accident in July 2003. Exactly one year later, his father died of a heart attack.[8] . Herrmann is married to his wife Elena[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
2006–07 Charlotte 48 12 19.5 .527 .461 .774 2.9 .5 .3 .2 9.2
2007–08 Charlotte 17 0 10.2 .385 .346 .900 2.1 .2 .2 .0 4.0
2007–08 Detroit 28 0 7.1 .392 .289 .800 1.3 .5 .1 .0 3.0
2008–09 Detroit 59 0 10.7 .396 .342 .760 1.8 .4 .1 .1 3.8
Career 152 12 12.8 .458 .381 .786 2.1 .4 .2 .0 5.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Detroit 4 0 6.8 .250 1.000 .500 .3 .0 .0 .0 1.3
2008–09 Detroit 4 0 5.5 .375 .500 .000 .3 .5 .2 .0 2.0
Career 8 0 6.1 .333 .600 .500 .3 .3 .1 .0 1.6

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