Erick Dampier

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Erick Dampier
Erick Dampier Heat.jpg
Dampier with the Heat
Center
Personal information
Born (1975-07-14) July 14, 1975 (age 39)
Jackson, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Lawrence County
(Monticello, Mississippi)
College Mississippi State (1993–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro playing career 1996–present
Career history
1996–1997 Indiana Pacers
19972004 Golden State Warriors
20042010 Dallas Mavericks
20102011 Miami Heat
2012 Atlanta Hawks
dampier Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Erick Travez Dampier[1] (born July 14, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He has most recently played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a 6 ft 11 in / 265 lb. center.

Career[edit]

Dampier played competitively at Lawrence County High School in Monticello, Mississippi, where he led the rural county to two state championships. Dampier played college basketball at Mississippi State University. While there he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He was an early entry to the 1996 NBA draft after his junior season, in which he led MSU to the 1996 Southeastern Conference tournament championship, and the NCAA Final Four before being drafted as the tenth pick in the first round by the Indiana Pacers.

He played 72 games in his rookie year with the Pacers, starting 21 of them and finishing with averages of 5.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. On August 12, 1997 he and Duane Ferrell were traded to the Golden State Warriors for Chris Mullin.

He spent the next seven years, primarily as the starting center, for the Warriors, hitting his peak production in 2003–04 with averages of 12.3 points, 12 rebounds and 1.85 blocks per game. However, some critics claimed that he stepped up his production because he was in a contract year, and indeed he was considered a top free-agent commodity in the 2004 off-season.

On August 24, 2004, Dampier was signed and traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Dan Dickau, Evan Eschmeyer and rights to Steve Logan in exchange for Christian Laettner, Eduardo Nájera, 2 future first round picks and rights to Luis Flores and Mladen Sekularac.[2] In his first season in Dallas he played in 59 games (starting 56), averaging 9.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.85 blocks per game.

On July 13, 2010, Dampier was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats along with Matt Carroll and Eduardo Nájera in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinça.[3] He was waived on September 14, 2010.[4]

On November 23, 2010, he signed a contract with the Miami Heat.[5]

With Dampier and the Heat losing the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, Dampier had the unfortunate distinction of being on the losing end of both the 2006 NBA Finals and the 2011 series, which was a rematch of the former that saw the Heat defeat a Maverick team which featured Dampier.

Dampier signed a ten-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks on February 9, 2012.[6]

On February 19, 2012, he signed his second ten-day contract with the Hawks.[7]

On March 1, 2012, Dampier signed with the Hawks for the rest of the season.[8]

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
1996–97 Indiana 72 21 14.6 .390 1.000 .637 4.1 .6 .3 1.0 5.1
1997–98 Golden State 82 82 32.4 .445 .000 .669 8.7 1.1 .5 1.7 11.8
1998–99 Golden State 50 50 28.3 .389 .000 .588 7.6 1.1 .5 1.2 8.8
1999–00 Golden State 21 12 23.6 .405 .000 .529 6.4 .9 .4 .7 8.0
2000–01 Golden State 43 26 24.1 .401 .000 .532 5.8 1.4 .4 1.3 7.4
2001–02 Golden State 73 46 23.8 .435 .000 .645 5.3 1.2 .2 2.3 7.6
2002–03 Golden State 82 82 24.1 .496 .000 .698 6.6 .7 .3 1.9 8.2
2003–04 Golden State 74 74 32.5 .535 .000 .654 12.0 .8 .4 1.9 12.3
2004–05 Dallas 59 56 27.3 .550 .000 .605 8.5 .9 .3 1.4 9.2
2005–06 Dallas 82 36 23.6 .493 .000 .591 7.8 .6 .3 1.3 5.7
2006–07 Dallas 76 73 25.2 .626 .000 .623 7.4 .6 .3 1.1 7.1
2007–08 Dallas 72 64 24.4 .643 .000 .575 7.5 .9 .3 1.5 6.1
2008–09 Dallas 80 80 23.0 .650 .000 .638 7.1 1.0 .3 1.2 5.7
2009–10 Dallas 55 47 23.3 .624 .333 .604 7.3 .6 .3 1.4 6.0
2010–11 Miami 51 22 16.0 .584 .000 .545 3.5 .4 .3 .9 2.5
2011–12 Atlanta 15 0 5.5 .125 .000 .000 1.7 .3 .1 .3 .1
Career 987 771 24.3 .498 .125 .626 7.1 .8 .3 1.4 7.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Dallas 13 13 23.7 .597 .000 .393 7.5 .5 .5 1.4 7.0
2006 Dallas 19 2 23.9 .540 .000 .614 6.7 .3 .6 1.3 5.0
2007 Dallas 5 2 7.6 .667 .000 .500 3.4 .2 .0 .0 1.0
2008 Dallas 5 5 19.0 .412 .000 .400 4.2 .0 .2 .6 3.6
2009 Dallas 10 10 25.5 .611 .000 .619 6.1 .7 .4 .9 5.7
2010 Dallas 5 4 23.6 .000 .000 .417 6.6 .6 .2 1.0 1.0
2012 Atlanta 4 0 13.8 .538 .000 .667 3.5 .0 .0 .3 4.0
Career 61 36 21.7 .541 .000 .525 6.1 .4 .4 1.0 4.7

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