Kenny Thomas (basketball)

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Kenny Thomas
Kenny Thomas 2006.jpg
No. 21, 9
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1977-07-25) July 25, 1977 (age 37)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Austin (El Paso, Texas)
Albuquerque (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
College New Mexico (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 1999–2010
Career history
19992002 Houston Rockets
2002–2005 Philadelphia 76ers
20052010 Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kenneth Cornelius "Kenny" Thomas (born July 25, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player.

He attended Austin High School, in El Paso, Texas, for three seasons before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico to play for Albuquerque High School during his senior season. Averaging 25.2 points and 16.9 rebounds each game, Thomas helped Albuquerque to a 22-3 record and Class 4A state title. Parade named him a boys' basketball All-American in 1995.[1]

Thomas attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, one of the highest-profile recruits to ever attend the school. He is second on the Lobos' all-time scoring list (1,931 points), career blocks list (239), and career dunks list (114), and leads the school's lists in career rebounds (1,032), freshman scoring (484) and rebounding (256), and personal fouls for a season (118) and career (383). Thomas is one of five Lobos to be selected as an All-American (1998).[1]

The Houston Rockets selected Thomas as the 22nd pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. He led his team in rebounds for the 1999–2000 season, making him one of only two rookies to do so. Thomas was consistently among the team leaders in rebounds and blocked shots before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2002–03 season.

Thomas was one of only eleven players to average a double-double for the 2003–04 season, and the shortest one at 6-foot, 7-inches.

On February 23, 2005, Thomas was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a deal that sent Chris Webber to Philadelphia. On February 18, 2010, the Kings released Thomas after the trade deadline.[2]

Thomas was invited to the Memphis Grizzlies 2010 pre-season camp, but was waived on October 11.[3]

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
1999–00 Houston 72 29 25.0 .399 .262 .660 6.1 1.6 .8 .3 8.3
2000–01 Houston 74 21 24.6 .443 .272 .722 5.6 1.0 .5 .6 7.1
2001–02 Houston 72 71 34.5 .478 .000 .664 7.2 1.9 1.2 .9 14.1
2002–03 Houston 20 14 29.3 .432 .000 .733 6.9 2.0 .8 .3 9.9
2002–03 Philadelphia 46 28 30.3 .482 .000 .750 8.5 1.6 1.0 .5 10.2
2003–04 Philadelphia 74 72 36.5 .469 .200 .752 10.1 1.5 1.1 .4 13.6
2004–05 Philadelphia 47 43 28.6 .456 .250 .798 6.6 1.6 .9 .1 11.3
2004–05 Sacramento 26 15 31.7 .492 .000 .722 8.7 2.9 1.0 .4 14.5
2005–06 Sacramento 82 55 28.0 .505 .000 .676 7.5 2.0 .9 .5 9.1
2006–07 Sacramento 62 53 22.8 .482 .000 .513 6.1 1.2 .7 .3 5.3
2007–08 Sacramento 23 3 12.2 .421 .000 .000 2.7 .6 .3 .0 1.4
2008–09 Sacramento 8 0 7.8 .375 .000 .000 1.9 .1 .8 .1 .8
2009-10 Sacramento 26 2 12.0 .486 .000 .583 3.3 .6 .4 .4 1.6
Career 632 406 27.4 .465 .244 .699 6.9 1.5 .8 .4 9.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Philadelphia 12 12 32.4 .535 .000 .655 9.3 .9 .7 .4 10.6
2004–05 Sacramento 5 5 30.6 .511 .000 .700 8.8 2.4 .8 .4 12.0
2005–06 Sacramento 6 6 24.7 .542 .000 .692 4.5 1.3 .8 .0 5.8
Career 23 23 30.0 .529 .000 .677 8.0 1.3 .7 .3 9.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kenny Thomas Career Biography". New Mexico Lobos. September 8, 1999. Archived from the original on January 10, 2001. 
  2. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (February 18, 2010). "Kings cut Thomas after trade deadline". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Transactions: 2010-11 Season". NBA. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 

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