Jamaal Magloire

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Jamaal Magloire
Jamaal MagloireHeat.jpg
Magloire with the Miami Heat
No. 21, 20
Center
Personal information
Born (1978-05-21) May 21, 1978 (age 35)
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (211 cm)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Eastern Commerce
(Toronto, Ontario)
College Kentucky (1996–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Pro playing career 2000–2012
Career history
20002005 Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets
2005–2006 Milwaukee Bucks
2006–2007 Portland Trail Blazers
2007–2008 New Jersey Nets
2008 Dallas Mavericks
20082011 Miami Heat
2011–2012 Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards

Jamaal Dane Magloire (born May 21, 1978) is a Canadian former professional basketball player who last played for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] He also played for the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st) center was selected out of the University of Kentucky by the Charlotte Hornets with the 19th overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft, after withdrawing his name from the previous draft. He was voted into the NBA All-Star Game in 2004, becoming only the second Canadian All-Star in NBA history.

He attended high school at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Toronto, and is of Trinidadian heritage.[2]

College career[edit]

Magloire started 12 games as a sophomore for the Kentucky Wildcats team that won the national championship in 1998. He finished his college career as Kentucky's all-time leader in blocked shots, with 268. Magloire's tenure with the Wildcats earned him the nickname "Big Cat".

NBA career[edit]

Charlotte and New Orleans[edit]

He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the 19th pick of the 2000 NBA Draft, and filled a reserve role for his first two seasons in which he averaged 6.5 points in 16.8 minutes per game. In 2002–03, the Hornets' first year in New Orleans, he started all 82 games, averaging 10.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

During the 2003–04 season, Magloire averaged 13.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while starting all 82 games, and was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. He became only the second Canadian All-Star in NBA history, after Steve Nash. Magloire played well, leading the Eastern All-Stars with 19 points,[3] along with 8 rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

Milwaukee[edit]

Jamaal Magloire with the Milwaukee Bucks

On October 26, 2005, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Desmond Mason, a 2006 first-round draft pick and cash considerations.[4]

Portland[edit]

On July 31, 2006, during the off-season, Magloire was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Steve Blake, Ha Seung-Jin, and Brian Skinner.[5]

Although Magloire has averaged nearly 10 points per game throughout his entire NBA career, he did not score over nine points in a single game during his first 20 games as a Trail Blazer. In fact, only eight times did Magloire record over 11 points during 81 regular season games in 2006–07.[6] Magloire finished the season with an average of only 21 minutes played per game, down from 30 minutes played in the previous two seasons. Magloire became a free agent in the off-season.

New Jersey[edit]

The New Jersey Nets signed Magloire on July 17, 2007.[7] In the 2007–08 season, he played little, averaging only 1.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Magloire was waived by the Nets on February 22, 2008.[8]

Dallas[edit]

The Dallas Mavericks signed Magloire on February 26, 2008 to back up center Erick Dampier after former Maverick center DeSagana Diop was traded to the New Jersey Nets in the blockbuster trade involving point guards Devin Harris and Jason Kidd.[9]

Miami[edit]

Magloire signed with the Miami Heat on August 30, 2008 for the veteran's minimum after nearing the luxury tax threshold.[10] Magloire provided additional depth and experience at the center position. He was upgraded to starter on Monday, January 26, 2009 vs. the Atlanta Hawks.[11] Miami re-signed Magloire with the Heat for the 2009–10 season. Magloire was valued as an enforcer during his tenure with Miami. On July 19, 2010, the Heat re-signed Magloire for the 2010-11 season.[12]

Toronto[edit]

On December 9, 2011, Magloire signed a one year deal with the Toronto Raptors for the veteran's minimum. This marked the first time a Canadian born player played for the Raptors, the only NBA franchise in Canada.[13] Magloire re-signed with the team on September 18, 2012,[14] but was waived by the team on October 27, 2012.[15]

On November 18, 2012, the Raptors hired Magloire as a consultant and team ambassador.[16]

Personal[edit]

In the early morning hours of June 23, 2001, Magloire's half-brother, 19-year-old Justin Sheppard, was shot and killed on the footbridge that spans the ravine around Rosedale Valley Road between Bloor Street East and Glen Road near Sherbourne subway station in Toronto. Like Magloire, Sheppard was a promising basketball talent at Eastern Commerce, and was supposed to begin a scholarship at a Maryland prep school that fall. Magloire helped post a CAD$50,000 reward, but to date, there have been no arrests and the killing remains unsolved.[17][18]

See also[edit]

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
2000–01 Charlotte 74 0 14.8 .450 .000 .655 4.0 .4 .2 1.1 4.6
2001–02 Charlotte 82 8 18.9 .551 .000 .730 5.6 .4 .3 1.0 8.5
2002–03 New Orleans 82 82 29.8 .480 .000 .717 8.8 1.1 .6 1.4 10.3
2003–04 New Orleans 82 82 33.9 .473 .000 .751 10.3 1.0 .5 1.2 13.6
2004–05 New Orleans 23 22 30.6 .432 .000 .602 8.9 1.3 .3 1.0 11.7
2005–06 Milwaukee 82 82 30.1 .467 .000 .535 9.5 .7 .4 1.0 9.2
2006–07 Portland 81 23 21.0 .504 .000 .541 6.1 .4 .3 .8 6.5
2007–08 New Jersey 24 2 10.8 .306 .000 .452 3.4 .3 .0 .4 1.8
2007–08 Dallas 7 0 3.9 .500 .000 .462 1.1 .0 .1 .0 1.7
2008–09 Miami 55 12 12.9 .496 .000 .483 4.0 .4 .2 .5 2.9
2009–10 Miami 36 0 10.0 .500 .000 .356 3.4 .0 .3 .3 2.1
2010–11 Miami 18 0 8.8 .591 .000 .500 3.4 .2 .2 .1 1.9
2011–12 Toronto 34 1 11.0 .378 .000 .259 3.3 .2 .1 .3 1.2
Career 680 314 21.5 .480 .000 .639 6.5 .6 .3 .9 7.2
All-Star 1 0 21.0 .563 .000 .500 8.0 .0 1.0 1.0 19.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Charlotte 10 0 11.0 .571 .000 .304 2.8 .3 .0 .6 3.9
2002 Charlotte 8 0 21.0 .550 .000 .761 5.6 .6 .0 1.9 12.3
2003 New Orleans 6 6 31.3 .449 .000 .758 8.3 .3 .7 1.0 11.5
2004 New Orleans 7 7 34.1 .418 .000 .750 9.1 .7 .4 1.0 11.0
2006 Milwaukee 5 5 27.0 .474 .000 .600 8.0 1.0 .4 1.2 9.0
2009 Miami 6 0 7.8 .333 .000 .000 1.8 .2 .0 .0 .3
2010 Miami 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2011 Miami 3 0 6.0 .400 .000 .000 1.7 .7 .3 .0 1.3
Career 46 18 19.8 .470 .000 .682 5.3 .5 .2 .9 7.3

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