David Andersen

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David Andersen
DavidAndersen.jpg
Andersen with FC Barcelona.
No. 7 – Strasbourg IG
Position Power forward / Center
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1980-06-23) 23 June 1980 (age 34)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian / Danish
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Ginninderra
(Canberra, ACT)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1998–present
Career history
1998–1999 Wollongong Hawks
1999–2003 Kinder Bologna
2003–2004 Montepaschi Siena
2004–2008 CSKA Moscow
2008–2009 FC Barcelona
2009–2010 Houston Rockets
2010 Toronto Raptors
2010–2011 New Orleans Hornets
2011–2012 Montepaschi Siena
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2014–present Strasbourg IG
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Emil Andersen (born 23 June 1980) is an Australian professional basketball player. He also holds a Danish passport because he has a Danish father and an Australian mother.[1]

Player profile[edit]

Andersen played in the Euroleague for 9 seasons before moving to the NBA, and was a part of three Euroleague championship teams: Virtus Bologna in 2001, and CSKA Moscow in 2006 and 2008. He did not play during the 2006 Euroleague playoffs, as he was injured, but he still was on CSKA's team that season that won the championship.

He is a power forward/center. In Europe, he is not known for being a defensive player and rebounder for his size, but for being a good offensive power forward/center that could both spread the floor and score in the low post.

Professional career[edit]

Andersen started playing basketball with Frankston and as a teenager before he moved to the Australian Institute of Sport. He signed his first professional contract was with the Wollongong Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League in 1998. After just one year, he moved to the Italian A League and signed a multi-year contract with Virtus Bologna, with whom he won numerous titles in his four-year span with the team. After the team went into bankruptcy in the summer of 2003, he moved to the Italian club Montepaschi Siena, with whom he won another Italian Championship.

The following season he moved again, this time to the Russian Superleague A club CSKA Moscow. Andersen earned an All-Euroleague First Team selection in the 2004–05 Euroleague season, when CSKA made it to the Euroleague Final Four. Before the 2008–09 season, he transferred to the Spanish ACB League club FC Barcelona. With FC Barcelona, he won the Spanish Championship.

In the summer of 2011, Andersen went back to Europe by signing a contract with Montepaschi Siena.[2] In the summer of 2012, he signed with Fenerbahçe Ülker.[3]

In January 2014, he signed with Strasbourg IG for the rest of the season.[4]

NBA[edit]

Andersen was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 37th draft pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. On 14 July 2009, his NBA draft rights were traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Houston Rockets for $2 million cash and a future second round draft pick.[5][6] The Rockets then paid a $500,000 contract buyout to Andersen's Spanish club FC Barcelona. Andersen then signed a 3-year contract with the Rockets worth $7.5 million, with the third year of the contract being a team option.[7]

On 28 July 2010, Andersen was traded to the Toronto Raptors for a protected second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.[8]

On 20 November 2010, Andersen was traded along with Jarrett Jack and Marcus Banks to the New Orleans Hornets for Jerryd Bayless and Peja Stojaković.[9]

Australian national team[edit]

Andersen is a member of the senior Australian national basketball team. He won the gold medal at the FIBA Oceania Championship 2003, the FIBA Oceania Championship 2005, and the FIBA Oceania Championship 2007. He also represented Australia at both the 2004 Olympics Basketball Tournament and the 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament.

Andersen also played for Australia in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

With Andrew Bogut missing the 2012 London Olympic Games with an injury, Andersen became the Boomers' starting centre at the 2012 Olympics Basketball Tournament. He was the Boomers' third-leading scorer behind Patty Mills and Joe Ingles, and in six games he had averages of 12 points, 6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, and an impressive 40% 3-point field goal percentage.

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Australian national team[edit]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Andersen's team won the Euroleague

NBA[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Houston 63 0 14.1 .432 .346 .687 3.3 .7 .2 .2 5.8
2010–11 Toronto 11 0 13.6 .489 .300 1.000 3.1 .6 .3 .3 5.1
2010–11 New Orleans 29 0 7.7 .446 .385 .467 1.7 .2 .1 .2 2.7
Career 103 0 12.3 .440 .347 .674 2.8 .6 .2 .2 4.9

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Kinder Bologna 22 7 18.1 .550 .250 .828 3.7 .5 .5 .5 7.3 8.5
2001–02 Kinder Bologna 22 11 21.5 .483 .000 .671 4.3 .4 .9 .2 8.7 9.3
2002–03 Kinder Bologna 8 5 24.4 .415 .000 .842 4.8 .6 .5 .9 8.8 10.1
2003–04 Montepaschi 21 8 20.0 .503 .000 .641 4.6 .7 .6 .3 9.1 9.1
2004–05 CSKA Moscow 23 20 24.1 .573 .000 .828 7.0 .8 .8 .5 12.4 17.7
2005–06 CSKA Moscow 12 12 28.1 .512 .500 .917 7.7 1.1 .8 .2 14.8 17.9
2006–07 CSKA Moscow 25 6 22.4 .463 .486 .776 5.0 .9 .5 .4 9.8 11.0
2007–08 CSKA Moscow 25 20 24.5 .463 .510 .847 5.8 1.2 .6 .4 12.8 14.7
2008–09 Barcelona 23 9 21.0 .508 .404 .800 4.1 .8 .4 .6 11.1 11.2
2011–12 Montepaschi 20 19 25.7 .433 .333 .738 6.2 .9 .4 .4 11.7 11.9
2012–13 Fenerbahçe 23 15 20.2 .429 .342 .800 4.0 .4 .4 .1 7.3 6.6
Career 224 132 22.4 .491 .413 .788 5.1 .8 .6 .4 10.3 11.5

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