For the writer of the same name, see Damien Wilkins (writer).
Wilkins with the 76ers
|No. 21 – Iowa Energy|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|League||NBA Development League|
January 11, 1980 |
Washington, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Florida)|
|College||NC State (1999–2001)
|NBA draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|2004–2009||Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2013–2014||Beijing Ducks (China)|
|2014||Indios de Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)|
|2014–present||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Damien Lamont Wilkins (born January 11, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. He is the son of retired 13-year NBA veteran Gerald Wilkins and nephew of nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins.
After graduating from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida Wilkins enrolled at North Carolina State University. Two years into a quick and promising start to his NCAA career at North Carolina State, Wilkins entered the 2001 NBA Draft but decided to withdraw and transfer to University of Georgia. There, he had two solid but unspectacular seasons and went undrafted in 2004.
Diligence in the weight room helped Wilkins have a big summer league and shine in preseason action for the Sonics, allowing him to make the team. After working after practice, Wilkins got his shot towards the end of his rookie season and scored 21 points at Portland on March 24, 2005. Wilkins would start seven games the rest of the way as the Sonics battled injuries. He proved himself in the 2005 Playoffs when injuries struck again, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and five steals in the Sonics' Game 4 win over San Antonio. A restricted free agent in the summer of 2005, Wilkins received an offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in August 2005, which the Sonics matched within 7 days.
In the 2007 season, the departure of Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen made Wilkins a starter. On November 16, 2007 he scored a career-high 41 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
On July 27, 2009, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Chucky Atkins for center Etan Thomas and two future second-round draft picks. In the Minnesota 2009 home opener, Damien made a game-winning shot that beat the New Jersey Nets.
On September 28, 2010, he was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies, but he was waived at the end of training camp on October 21.
On November 1, 2014, he was selected by the Iowa Energy with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League draft. On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Cole, Bill (June 17, 2001). "Wilkins is expected to make choice on Tuesday". Winston-Salem Journal. Archived from the original on July 2, 2001.
- ESPN.com - Dick Vitale - vpreview021031toptransfers
- Seattle withstands Blazers' final-period rally - Wilkins' 3-pointer put the Sonics up 92-91 with 1:09 left, and he added a pair of free throws and had a one-handed dunk to finish off the scoring.
- With Lewis sidelined, Allen shoulders load with 32 points
- Wilkins gets offer sheet from Wolves
- Wilkins to stay with Sonics
- Wilkins scores 41, but Durant's 3-pointer clinches Sonics' double-OT win
- "Minnesota Acquires Wilkins and Atkins from Thunder". NBA.com. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- "HAWKS SIGN SWINGMAN DAMIEN WILKINS". NBA.com. 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-12-04.
- Hawks release backup Damien Wilkins
- "HAWKS SIGN DAMIEN WILKINS TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
- "HAWKS SIGN DAMIEN WILKINS FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON". NBA.com. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
- Sixers Announce 2012 Training Camp Roster
- Atlanta Hawks fill up their training camp roster
- Atlanta Hawks waive David Lighty, Adonis Thomas, Damien Wilkins
- Damien Wilkins Signing With Beijing Ducks Of China
- Damien Wilkins agreed to terms with Beijing
- Regular Season Round 10: Liaoning H. - Beijing Ducks 99-106
- Damien Wilkins signs with Indios de Mayaguez
- IOWA ENERGY FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
- Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire