Amar'e Stoudemire

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Amar'e Stoudemire
Amar'e Stoudemire March 2012.jpg
Stoudemire with the Knicks
No. 1 – New York Knicks
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1982-11-16) November 16, 1982 (age 31)
Lake Wales, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Cypress Creek (Orlando, Florida)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
20022010 Phoenix Suns
2010–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (/əˈmɑr ˈstɒdəmaɪər/; born November 16, 1982)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Stoudemire played high school basketball for five different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player. He won several prep honors, including being selected as Florida's Mr. Basketball. The Phoenix Suns selected him as the ninth overall pick in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft. He would spend eight seasons with them before signing with the New York Knicks.

Listed at 6 feet 11 inches (211 cm) and 245 pounds (111 kg), the highly athletic Stoudemire has suffered from chronic knee problems, including undergoing microfracture surgery on his knees. In spite of this he won the 2003 NBA Rookie of the Year Award, made six appearances in the NBA All-Star Game, was a first-team All-NBA selection in 2007, and won a bronze medal with the United States men's national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

His off-court ventures include a record label, a clothing line, acting and a series of children's books for Scholastic Press. In addition, Stoudemire owns a significant share of the Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club.

Stoudemire's first name had previously been listed in the Phoenix Suns media guide as Amaré or Amare, but it was changed to Amar'e in October 2008.[2] Stoudemire told NBA.com that his name had always been spelled Amar'e, but the media had been spelling it incorrectly since he joined the NBA.[3]

Early life[edit]

Stoudemire was born in Lake Wales, Florida, a small city within an hour's drive of Orlando, Florida. Stoudemire's parents, Hazell and Carrie (née Palmorn), divorced when he was young.[4] Together they had two sons: Hazell Jr. and Amar'e. Stoudemire's mother did agricultural work, picking oranges in Florida and migrating north to Upstate New York to pick apples during the fall. Upon divorcing Hazell, she met Artis Wilmore, with whom she had a son, Marwan, Stoudemire's half brother. Hazell died of a heart attack when Stoudemire was 12, and his mother was in and out of prison for crimes such as petty theft and forgery during that time.[5][6] In his parents' absence, Stoudemire had other outside influences to help guide him, including a policeman, Burney Hayes, he occasionally stayed with; he also lived with his Fastbreak USA, AAU squad's coach, Travis King, as well as a minister, Rev. Bill Williams.[7]

High school[edit]

As a result of moving in-and-out with his mother and her problems with the law, Stoudemire transferred between five high schools in two states six different times. He first attended Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida, transferred to Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina in October 1999, moved to Emanuel Christian Academy in Leland, North Carolina, returned to Lake Wales, then moved to West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. His final move was to Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated in 2002.[8]

Due to all the transfers he missed his entire junior year of basketball.[6] He told Isaac Perry in an article for Dime Magazine that what kept him going during that difficult time was God and the words of rapper Tupac Shakur. Apart from basketball, Stoudemire excelled in football. He was coached by his father in Pop Warner football and imagined himself a star receiver for the University of Miami, Florida or Florida State. Growing up he rooted for Shaquille O'Neal, center for the hometown Orlando Magic of the NBA.[7]

Stoudemire did not start playing organized basketball until he was 14.[9] He only played two years of it in high school, but in both he was named the MVP of the Nike Summer League. In his senior year he averaged 29.1 points, 15 rebounds, 6.1 blocked shots, and 2.1 steals per game.[10] Among Stoudemire's high school honors was being selected to play in the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where he played with two future New York Knicks teammates, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton. He was also named Florida's Mr. Basketball, the Orlando Sentinel's Florida High School Player of the Year, and to USA Today's's All-USA Basketball First Team.[10]

With his biggest goal in high school being making it to the NBA,[11] Stoudemire made bad grades and committed to the University of Memphis. However, he later de-committed and declared for the NBA draft, being taken with the ninth pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He was the only high school player taken that year in the first round.

NBA career[edit]

Phoenix Suns (2002–2010)[edit]

Early years[edit]

In his rookie season, Stoudemire averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, with a season high of 38 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 30, 2002, the highest score by a prep-to-pro player until broken a year later by LeBron James. Stoudemire was selected to the Rookie squad in the Rookie Challenge. In the game, Stoudemire recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Stoudemire won the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, beating out Yao Ming and Caron Butler and becoming the first player drafted out of high school to win the award. Stoudemire also was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. The Suns, led by Stoudemire, Stephon Marbury, Shawn Marion, Anfernee Hardaway and Joe Johnson, made it to the playoffs but were defeated in six games by the eventual champions, the San Antonio Spurs.

The following season, Stoudemire improved statistically,[12][13] but his team stumbled to a 29–53 record, and point guard Marbury was traded to the New York Knicks. During the season Stoudemire had a 10-block game against the Utah Jazz; he recorded six blocks in the first quarter alone (both team records as of 2012). During the summer of 2004, Stoudemire was selected to play for the eventual bronze medal-winning United States national team in the 2004 Summer Olympics. However, head coach Larry Brown declined to give him significant playing time (6,875 MPG).[14]

During the 2004–05 NBA season, Stoudemire teamed up with point guard Steve Nash who the Suns signed as a free agent, to lead the Suns to a 62–20 record. Averaging 26 points per game that year and achieving a new career high of 50 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on January 2, 2005, he was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game as a reserve forward. Stoudemire participated in the slam dunk contest. Stoudemire and Nash ran a pick-and-roll many[citation needed] have compared to Hall of Famers John Stockton and Karl Malone. In the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, Stoudemire averaged 37 points per game, but the Suns still lost in five games.[15]

Knee problems[edit]

Stoudemire goes up for a dunk

During the 2005–06 NBA pre-season, knee cartilage damage was discovered and Stoudemire underwent microfracture surgery on October 18, 2005. Initially, the Suns thought he would return by mid-February,[16] but his rehab took longer than expected. Stoudemire, however, scored 20 points in his return against the Portland Trail Blazers, but went scoreless his third game against the New Jersey Nets on March 27, 2006. On March 28 it was announced that he would likely miss the rest of the regular season due to ongoing stiffness in both knees. His manager stated that the comeback came a little too soon, and Stoudemire needed to do more rehab.[17] Stoudemire's rehabilitation, which was led by Suns trainer Aaron Nelson[18] and Dr. Micheal Clark, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),[19] went well as he stated during the rehab that he was explosive and he gradually gained his strength back.

Stoudemire attended the 2006 USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas, although he ultimately did not play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Injuries and playoff defeats[edit]

Stoudemire shoots a free throw.

Before the 2006–07 season, Stoudemire changed his jersey number from 32 to 1.[20] Dijon Thompson, last wore #1 the previous season.[20]

On February 18, 2007, Stoudemire appeared in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, his second all-star game appearance. He scored 29 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, and came in second in MVP voting to Kobe Bryant.[citation needed] He had previously announced that he would make the all-star game in his first season back after his knee recovered.[citation needed]

During the 2007 NBA Playoffs, in a series against the San Antonio Spurs, Stoudemire accused Manu Ginóbili and Bruce Bowen of being "dirty" players.[21][22] Stoudemire was suspended for Game 5 for leaving the bench area after an altercation between teammate Steve Nash and Spurs forward Robert Horry. The Suns lost to the Spurs in six games despite Stoudemire averaging 25 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks throughout the series. He finished the regular season averaging 20.4 points and 9.6 rebounds. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team.

Stoudemire played in the FIBA Americas Championship 2007, but withdrew from the national team for the 2008 Olympics. Jerry Colangelo, managing director for the national team, said, "Amar'e has pulled himself out of consideration for the roster and that's predicated on, despite the fact that he's had an injury-free year coming back, he's a little hesitant on pushing the envelope too hard." Stoudemire had said in April 2008, "It's more than a year-round grind. It's last year and the year before that and the year before that. It's really been like a three-year-round basketball circuit."[23]

Stoudemire led the Suns in scoring (25.2 ppg) and rebounds (9.1 pg) in the 2007–08 season. He made the all-star team and was named 2nd Team All-NBA. Stoudemire also adjusted well to playing with veteran center Shaquille O'Neal, who the Suns had acquired in February. The Suns however faltered in the playoffs, again losing to their rivals the San Antonio Spurs. The Suns blew a big lead in game one of the series, and seemed to never recover, losing the series 4–1 to the Spurs. Stoudemire averaged 23 points in the series. After the season, Suns head coach Mike D'Antoni left the team to coach the New York Knicks.

With new coach Terry Porter, the Suns game turned more to an emphasis on defense and a more controlled offense[citation needed]. The Suns' offensive slowdown affected Stoudemire[citation needed], whose scoring average dropped about 4 points from the previous season, although he was still leading the team in scoring and rebounding. The Suns also struggled with Porter's system, and were just 28–23 and had lost their last five games just before the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. Stoudemire was voted a starter for the Western Conference who would be victors. On February 19, in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Stoudemire suffered a detached retina, although he may have injured it earlier as he had been bothered by the same eye even before this game[citation needed]. He had injured the same eye in preseason, although this injury involved a partially torn iris, with no damage to his retina. He said then that he would have to wear protective goggles for the rest of his career, but stopped wearing them after seven games.[24] Stoudemire underwent eye surgery to repair the retina. The recovery took eight weeks, which forced him to miss the remainder of the regular season.[25] He announced that he would wear protective goggles when he returned to play the following season.[26]

In the 2009–10 season, Stoudemire was once again named to the all-star team. During the season, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reported that the Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers discussed a trade that would have sent Stoudemire to Cleveland to pair up with LeBron James; the deal, however, never went through.[27] Stoudemire would eventually lead the Suns to a 54–28 record, clinching the third seed in the Western Conference. Stoudemire finished the season averaging 23 points and 9 rebounds on 56% shooting. The Suns would defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 4–2 during the first round of the playoffs and beat the San Antonio Spurs 4–0 in the Conference Semifinals, to meet the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Finals. After dropping the first two games, Stoudemire would score 42 points in game 3 and 21 in game 4, to help the Suns tie the series 2–2. The Suns failed to win any additional games in the series, dropping it 4–2.

Stoudemire finished his tenure with the Suns fourth in franchise history in scoring average (21.4ppg), third in rebounds, free throws made and attempted, fifth in blocked shots, and single-game records of consecutive free throws in one game (20) and blocked shots (10).

New York Knicks (2010–present)[edit]

First Season in New York[edit]

On June 30, 2010, Stoudemire opted out of his contract with the Phoenix Suns, which made him an unrestricted free agent. On July 5, 2010, Stoudemire and the New York Knicks agreed in principle to a contract estimated to be worth around $99.7 million over five years.[28] On the first day that free agents were allowed to officially sign, the Knicks formally introduced Stoudemire at Madison Square Garden. There Stoudemire proclaimed "the Knicks are back!" referring to the team's lack of success the past few years.[29] With the Knicks, Stoudemire was reunited with head coach Mike D'Antoni, who had coached him with the Suns. On December 15, 2010, in a loss against the Boston Celtics, Stoudemire set a franchise record with his ninth straight 30-point game.[30] On December 17, 2010, Stoudemire set a franchise record with his ninth straight game shooting 50 percent or better from the field.[31] On January 27, 2011, Stoudemire was named a starter on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, and Dwight Howard. He became the first Knick player to start in the game since Patrick Ewing. In the game Stoudemire scored 29 points, which tied him with LeBron James for most on the Eastern Conference team. On February 22, 2011 the Knicks made a 3-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves that sent Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks along with the Nuggets' starting point guard Chauncey Billups.[32] In 2011, the Knicks made the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Stoudemire was injured during the playoffs. In game 3, Stoudemire attempted a Willis Reed-like comeback by playing in the game despite a bad back.[33] In the first round of the playoffs, the Knicks were swept by the Boston Celtics.[34] Stoudemire ended up having one of the best seasons in his career, averaging 25.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2 blocks and a career high 2.6 assists. Stoudemire developed a mid-range game and shot a career high 43% from three point range. Stoudemire was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

2011 NBA lockout[edit]

During the 2011 NBA lockout, Stoudemire served as a player representative for the Knicks. Stoudemire represented the Knicks along with teammates Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Toney Douglas and Roger Mason, Jr., who was Vice President of the Players Union. Stoudemire considered playing overseas for the Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. due to his Jewish heritage; instead Stoudemire opted to stay with the players union.[35] Stoudemire appeared on ESPN First Take, where he promoted his new sneaker line, the Nike Air Max Sweep Thru. The conversation quickly veered to the NBA lockout, and Stoudemire predicted the lockout would end on November 14, 2011; however, his prediction was wrong.[36] During the lockout, Stoudemire trained and took history seminars at Florida International University. Stoudemire also dabbled in acting, appearing in the second to last episode of Entourage.[37] Additionally, Stoudemire participated in various workouts in order to rehab his back. The workouts improved Stoudemire's posture as he went from 6'10 (208 cm) to 6'11 (211 cm). Stoudemire also added 20 pounds to his frame going from 240 (110 kg) to 260 (118 kg).[38] The lockout was eventually resolved on December 8, 2011.

Stoudemire with the Knicks.

Second season in New York[edit]

Before the 2011-12 season, the Knicks acquired Tyson Chandler, but released point guard Chauncey Billups via the amnesty clause. Early on in the season, Stoudemire struggled without a point guard to distribute the basketball . In February 2012, Stoudemire missed four games mourning the death of his older brother, Hazell, who had died in a car accident. Later that month, the Eastern Conference All-Stars were announced; Stoudemire was not voted in, nor selected by the coaches to play in the All-Star game. It was the first year since 2006 that he was not selected to the All-Star Game. Stoudemire was struggling with efficiency and explosiveness and blamed it on the weight he gained during the NBA lockout and so engaged in a weight loss program, losing 10 pounds in 10 days with the goal to reach 245 pounds.[39] The weight loss proved to be beneficial for Stoudemire, as he averaged 18 points per game on 56% shooting in the month of March.[40] After a good March, however, Stoudemire suffered a bulging disk in his back.[41] Stoudemire returned with a few games remaining in the regular season. The seventh-seeded Knicks were paired with the defending Eastern Conference champions the Miami Heat heading into the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After a loss in Game 2, Stoudemire suffered from a self-inflicted cut to his left hand after punching a fire extinguisher box in the visitors' locker room. The wound required stitches to mend.[42] Stoudemire returned for game four and recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds, in a Knicks victory. The victory snapped a record 13 game playoff losing streak for the Knicks.[43] The Knicks would however not win another game as they lost the series 4-1 to the Heat.[44] In the Heat's series clinching win in game 5, Stoudemire fouled out after the Heat's Shane Battier drew an offensive foul; this led to the Heat's PA announcer announcing Stoudemire had been extinguished, referring to Stoudemire's hand injury. The Heat later issued an apology to Stoudemire.[45] The 2011-2012 season was a disappointment as Stoudemire's production dropped off in every statistical category from the prior year. Stoudemire averaged 17.5 points, which was down almost 8 points from the prior year, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1 block.

2012–13: Third Season in New York[edit]

Stoudemire missed the first 30 games of the 2012–13 NBA season with a knee injury. On December 18, 2012, he was assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League so that he could practice with that team as he continued his rehab.[46] He was recalled by the Knicks on December 21.[47] Stoudemire made his season debut on January 1, 2013 at home against Portland, playing 17 minutes off the bench, scoring six points and grabbing one rebound.[48] After returning Stoudemire was restricted to playing a maximum of 30 minutes a game.[49]

It was announced on March 9, 2013, that Stoudemire would have a right knee debridement.[50] He missed the rest of the regular season because of that. For the first time in his career, he was not a starter, but a sixth man for the New York Knicks. He only played 29 games during the season, averaging 14.2 points per game and 5 rebounds per game in 23.5 minutes per game. Even without him for most of the time, the Knicks finished 54-28 (2nd best in the Eastern Conference), made the playoffs for the third time in a row, and won their first Atlantic Division title since the 1993-1994 NBA season. Stoudemire was still out when the New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics in six games which would be the Knicks first playoff victory since 2000. He returned to action on May 11, 2013, in Game 3 during the Knicks' Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers.[51] The Knicks ended up losing to the Pacers in 6 games.

Philanthropy[edit]

Stoudemire started the Each One, Teach One foundation in 2003. Stoudemire also funded his very own AAU team, named Team STAT. Stoudemire played Wheel of Fortune during its NBA week and donated all his winnings to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Phoenix area. In November 2008, Stoudemire received the NBA's Community Assist Award, for his work with his Each 1, Teach 1 Foundation, and its efforts to provide safe drinking water in Sierra Leone by funding the building of water wells in impoverished villages. Stoudemire visited the country in summer 2008, making visits to water well sites and meeting with President Ernest Bai Koroma and the rest of the cabinet. In 2010 Stoudemire hosted the first Amar'e Stoudemire Basketball Academy in Mali.[52][53] That same year, he posed shirtless on behalf of PETA's Ink Not Mink campaign, protesting the wearing of animal fur.[54]

Personal life[edit]

Stoudemire has four children with his wife, Alexis.[55][56][57]

In a 2010 interview, Stoudemire said, "I have been aware since my youth that I am a Hebrew through my mother, and that is something that has played a subtle but important role in my development." He visited Israel that year, saying he intended "to get a better understanding of [his] heritage."[58][59] Traveling with Stoudemire was Idan Ravin, who works as a private coach for many NBA players who include LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.[60][61] Ravin, raised by an Israeli mother and a Russian father in Washington D.C., shares Stoudemire’s Jewish heritage. During the trip, Ravin linked Stoudemire’s language skills to his ability to decipher defensive schemes on the court. Ravin also worked with Stoudemire on a daily basis during the trip.[62][63] Stoudemire was named an assistant coach of the Canadian basketball team for the 2013 Maccabiah Games, giving him an opportunity to return to Israel.[64] In July 2013, Stoudemire met with Israeli president Shimon Peres, who urged him to join the Israel national basketball team.[65]

In the early morning hours of February 6, 2012, Stoudemire's older brother, Hazell, was killed in a car accident in Polk County, Florida. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.[66]

Stoudemire has stated that he is a fan of the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.[67]

Film and Television[edit]

After guest appearances on “Law & Order: SVU,” “Entourage” and “Sesame Street” in 2011, Amar'e appeared on TV Land’s “The Exes” opposite Kristen Johnston in a January episode. Stoudemire also appeared on Fox’s comedy series, “The Mindy Project”, where Mindy Kaling’s character went on an outing with her co-workers to a nightclub, and wound up hanging in the VIP section with the New York big man. Stoudemire’s acting roles have not been limited to television. He had a role in the film “McGruber” and appeared in the blockbuster romance “New Years Eve.” [68]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2011, Stoudemire started his own clothing line which launched at Macy's in late 2011. It was designed with the help of Rachel Roy. Stoudemire described the line as "courtside apparel for the fashion-forward female".[69] Stoudemire has his own record label named Hypocalypto and has signed rappers from Phoenix to Atlanta.[70]

In the summer of 2013, Stoudemire became a major shareholder of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club together with sports agent Arn Tellem and Ori Allon. The team set many goals for itself in the first year with some succeeding and some not. The club, which is Jerusalem's only professional one, is expected to move into its new home, the Jerusalem Arena, in August 2014. Furthermore, the club is determined to join the Euroleague by 2018. Stoudemire expressed the option that he will play for Hapoel when his contract with the Knicks expires in an interview with the The New York Post.[71][72]

In August 2011, Stoudemire signed a deal with Scholastic Press to write a series of middle-grade chapter books called STAT: Standing Tall And Talented.[73] The first book in the series, STAT: Home Court (ISBN 0545387590), which Stoudemire described as biographical, was published in August 2012.[74]

Awards/honors[edit]

  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2003
  • NBA All-Star: 2005, 2007–11
  • All-NBA First Team: 2007
  • All-NBA Second Team: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2003
  • NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge MVP: 2004
  • Orlando Sentinel Florida High School Player of the Year:2002
  • Florida’s Mr. Basketball:2002
  • USA Today All-USA Basketball First Team:2002
  • Prep Stars Recruiter’s Handbook #1 High School Player in the United States:2002
  • NBA’s Community Assist Award:2008

NBA career statistics[edit]

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[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Phoenix 82 71 31.3 .472 .200 .661 8.8 1.0 .8 1.1 13.5
2003–04 Phoenix 55 53 36.8 .475 .200 .713 9.0 1.4 1.2 1.6 20.6
2004–05 Phoenix 80 80 36.1 .559 .188 .733 8.9 1.6 1.0 1.6 26.0
2005–06 Phoenix 3 3 16.7 .333 .000 .889 5.3 .7 .3 1.0 8.7
2006–07 Phoenix 82 78 32.8 .575 .000 .781 9.6 1.0 1.0 1.3 20.4
2007–08 Phoenix 79 79 33.9 .590 .161 .805 9.1 1.5 .8 2.1 25.2
2008–09 Phoenix 53 53 36.8 .539 .429 .835 8.1 2.0 .9 1.1 21.4
2009–10 Phoenix 82 82 34.6 .557 .167 .771 8.9 1.0 .6 1.0 23.1
2010–11 New York 78 78 36.8 .502 .435 .792 8.2 2.6 .9 1.9 25.3
2011–12 New York 47 47 32.8 .483 .238 .765 7.8 1.1 .8 1.0 17.5
2012–13 New York 29 0 23.5 .577 .000 .808 5.0 .4 .3 .7 14.2
2013–14 New York 65 21 22.6 .557 .000 .739 4.9 .5 .4 .6 11.9
Career 735 645 33.0 .535 .244 .762 8.3 1.3 .8 1.3 20.4
All-Star 6 3 19.5 .571 .400 .750 7.5 1.2 .7 .7 18.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 Phoenix 6 6 33.8 .523 1.000 .571 7.8 1.2 1.7 1.5 14.2
2005 Phoenix 15 15 40.1 .539 .000 .781 10.7 1.2 .7 2.0 29.9
2007 Phoenix 10 10 34.3 .523 .333 .769 12.1 .6 1.3 1.9 25.3
2008 Phoenix 5 5 40.8 .485 .250 .633 9.0 .4 1.4 2.4 23.2
2010 Phoenix 16 16 36.5 .519 .000 .754 6.6 1.1 .7 1.5 22.2
2011 New York 4 4 33.5 .382 .000 .667 7.8 1.8 .3 .8 14.5
2012 New York 4 4 36.5 .556 .000 .750 6.5 .8 1.3 .3 15.3
2013 New York 4 0 8.3 .385 1.000 1.000 2.3 .0 .0 .0 3.8
Career 64 60 35.0 .514 .250 .747 8.5 1.0 .9 1.5 21.8

See also[edit]

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