Lou Amundson

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Lou Amundson
Kevin Seraphin Lou Amundson.jpg
Amundson (right) against Kevin Séraphin in 2013
Free Agent
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1982-12-07) December 7, 1982 (age 31)
Ventura, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Monarch (Louisville, Colorado)
College UNLV (2001–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Colorado 14ers (D-League)
2007 Utah Jazz
20072008 Philadelphia 76ers
20082010 Phoenix Suns
2010–2011 Golden State Warriors
2011–2012 Indiana Pacers
2012–2013 Minnesota Timberwolves
2013 Chicago Bulls
2013 New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
2014 Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards

Louis Gabriel "Lou" Amundson (/ɑːˈmʌndsʌn/ born December 7, 1982) is an American professional basketball player.

Early life and college[edit]

Amundson grew up in Boulder, Colorado.[1]

He played college basketball at UNLV from 2001 to 2002 and then from 2003 to 2006, missing the 2002–03 season as a medical redshirt due to a thumb infection.

Professional career[edit]

NBA D-League[edit]

Amundson has played in the NBA D-League and was named the NBA D-League Rookie of the Year in 2007.

Philadelphia 76ers (2007–2008)[edit]

On March 8, 2007, Amundson signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[2]

Phoenix Suns (2008–2010)[edit]

On August 14, 2008, Amundson signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[3] On June 30, 2009, Suns exercised the team option on Amundson's contract.[4]

Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)[edit]

On September 13, 2010, Amundson signed a two-year $4.17 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, with the second year being a player option.[5] During 46 games, he averaged 4.3 points and 4 rebounds in 15 minutes of play. After the 2010–2011 season, he exercised his option to stay with the Warriors for one more year.[6]

Finger injury[edit]

On October 16, 2010, in a game against the Trail Blazers in Portland, Amundson dislocated the middle knuckle on his right index finger and had a fracture at its base that required surgery.[7]

On October 18, 2010, Amundson underwent successful surgery to repair this fractured right index finger. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Gutow, a hand specialist from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at the Menlo Park Surgical Hospital.[8]

Indiana Pacers (2011–2012)[edit]

On December 19, 2011, Amundson was traded to the Indiana Pacers for Brandon Rush.[9]

On March 13, 2012, Amundson helped avenge his broken finger from the prior season when he was with Golden State and scored a career-high 21 points to help Indiana beat the Portland Trail Blazers 92–75.[10]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2012–2013)[edit]

He signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 2012.[11] He was waived on February 8, 2013.[12]

Chicago Bulls (2013)[edit]

On March 2, 2013, the Chicago Bulls signed Amundson to a 10-day contract.[13]

New Orleans Hornets (2013)[edit]

On March 12, 2013, Amundson signed with the New Orleans Hornets for the rest of the 2012–13 NBA season.[14]

Los Angeles Clippers (2013)[edit]

On September 30, 2013, Amundson signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] On October 26, 2013, he was waived by the Clippers.[16]

New Orleans Pelicans (2013)[edit]

On November 12, 2013, Amundson signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the rest of the 2013–14 NBA season.[17] On December 31, 2013, he was waived by the Pelicans.[18]

Return to the Chicago Bulls (2014)[edit]

On April 10, 2014, Amundson signed with the Chicago Bulls for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[19] On July 15, 2014, he was waived by the Bulls.[20]

Accomplishments[edit]

  • Played 25 games with the Colorado 14ers of the D-League in 2006–07, averaging 11.1 points (56.3% FGs), 7.6 rebounds and 2.48 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game.
  • Was named All-NBA D-League First Team for the 2006–07 season while also picking up Rookie of the Year honors.
  • At Detroit on April 15, 2007, recorded career-highs of 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in 23 minutes of play.
  • Led all NBA rookies in blocks per 48 minutes played (4.32) in 2006–07 and ranked sixth among all players league-wide.
  • Graduated cum laude from UNLV in May 2005 with a bachelor's degree in university studies with areas of study in English and philosophy.
  • Was the first player in Mountain West Conference history to record multiple career games with 20+ points and 20+ rebounds.
  • As a senior, earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors.

International career[edit]

Amundson has Swedish heritage on his father's side, and also lived in Stockholm for a time. He expressed a desire to play for the Swedish national team, but that failed when the Swedish immigration ministry rejected his application for citizenship.[21]

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
2006–07 Utah 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2006–07 Philadelphia 10 0 8.7 .400 .000 .400 2.8 .1 .1 .8 1.6
2007–08 Philadelphia 16 0 4.0 .500 .000 .286 .8 .0 .1 .1 1.1
2008–09 Phoenix 76 0 13.7 .536 .000 .442 3.6 .4 .4 .9 4.2
2009–10 Phoenix 79 0 14.8 .551 .000 .545 4.4 .4 .3 .9 4.7
2010–11 Golden State 46 7 15.0 .454 .000 .391 4.0 .4 .3 .7 4.3
2011–12 Indiana 60 0 12.6 .430 .000 .427 3.7 .2 .5 .7 3.6
2012–13 Minnesota 20 0 8.1 .368 .000 .200 2.4 .2 .4 .3 1.6
2012–13 Chicago 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2012–13 New Orleans 18 0 11.6 .429 .000 .500 3.2 .4 .5 .3 2.4
2013–14 New Orleans 18 0 10.2 .500 .000 .250 3.1 .3 .5 .6 2.1
2013–14 Chicago 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 346 7 12.6 .491 .000 .436 3.5 .3 .4 .7 3.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Philadelphia 2 0 5.0 .500 .000 .500 3.5 .0 .0 .0 2.5
2010 Phoenix 16 0 12.1 .528 .000 .429 3.5 .1 .4 .4 2.9
2012 Indiana 11 0 8.5 .522 .000 .500 2.1 .2 .2 .5 2.5
Career 29 0 10.3 .524 .000 .448 3.0 .1 .3 .4 2.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 Questions for Phoenix Suns Louis Amundson
  2. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Sign Louis Amundson to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Suns Sign Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Suns Exercise Team Option on Amundson". NBA.com. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Warriors Forward Lou Amundson Exercises Contract Option For 2011–12 Season". NBA.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  7. ^ "Warriors lose Amundson with fractured finger". sfgate.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  8. ^ "Lou Amundson Undergoes Successful Surgery". NBA.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  9. ^ "Pacers Acquire Amundson from Golden State". NBA.com. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  10. ^ "Amundson scores career-high 21 as Pacers beat Trail Blazers 92–75 to end 4-game losing streak". startribune.com. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  11. ^ "Wolves Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season". NBA.com. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bulls sign forward Amundson to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hornets Sign Amundson". NBA.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ Clippers add Lou Amundson, Mustapha Farrakhan, JaMychal Green to training camp
  16. ^ "Clippers waive forward Amundson". NBA.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ Pelicans sign Lou Amundson and Josh Childress, waive Lance Thomas and Arinze Onuaku
  18. ^ PELICANS WAIVE AMUNDSON
  19. ^ BULLS SIGN JAMES AND AMUNDSON FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
  20. ^ BULLS WAIVE AMUNDSON, BREWER AND JAMES
  21. ^ "NBA-stjärna ville spelas för Sverige- stoppas". expressen.se. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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