Marcus Banks

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Marcus Banks
Marcus banks.jpg
No. 5 – SLUC Nancy Basket
Position Point guard
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1981-11-19) November 19, 1981 (age 32)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Cimarron-Memorial
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
College Dixie JC (1999–2001)
UNLV (2001–2003)
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
20032006 Boston Celtics
2006 Minnesota Timberwolves
20062008 Phoenix Suns
20082009 Miami Heat
20092010 Toronto Raptors
20102011 New Orleans Hornets
2012 Idaho Stampede
2012–2013 Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)
2014–present SLUC Nancy Basket (France)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Arthur Lemarcus "Marcus" Banks III (born November 19, 1981), is an American professional basketball player.

Banks is 6'2" (1.88 m) tall and 205 lb (93 kg). He played college basketball at the UNLV with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, where he was Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He was selected with the thirteenth pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, then traded to the Boston Celtics, along with Kendrick Perkins.

College career[edit]

After playing two years at Dixie College, a junior college in St. George, Utah, Banks transferred to UNLV.[1] He played for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, where he was Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Boston Celtics[edit]

Banks was selected as the thirteenth pick in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies; however, he was then traded to the Boston Celtics along with Kendrick Perkins. He was traded to the Lakers in 2004 for Gary Payton, but returned to Boston after the trade was amended following Payton's refusal to take a physical. In Boston, Banks was known for his good defense and ball handling; however, he was also known for his poor shooting and decision making. In addition, Coach Doc Rivers had high hopes for rookie Delonte West, who also played point guard. As a result, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge declined to pick up a club option on Banks.

Minnesota Timberwolves[edit]

On January 26, 2006, it was announced that Banks, Mark Blount, Ricky Davis, and Justin Reed were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Wally Szczerbiak, Michael Olowokandi and Dwayne Jones.[2]

Phoenix Suns[edit]

Banks signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns on July 19, 2006.[3]

In 2007, the Suns spent training camp working Banks into a shooting-guard role when they were not seeking a trade, a tough proposition with Banks in the second year of a five-year, $21.3 million contract.

Miami Heat[edit]

On February 6, 2008, Banks, along with All-Star forward Shawn Marion, was traded to the Miami Heat for Shaquille O'Neal.[4]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On February 13, 2009, Marcus Banks was traded to the Toronto Raptors with Shawn Marion in exchange for Jermaine O'Neal and Jamario Moon.[5]

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

On November 20, 2010, Banks was traded to the New Orleans Hornets with Jarrett Jack and David Andersen for Peja Stojaković and Jerryd Bayless.[6]

Panathinaikos[edit]

On November 12, 2012, Banks was acquired by the Greek League club Panathinaikos Athens.[7] He was released in May.[8]

NBA career transactions[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
2003–04 Boston 81 2 17.1 .400 .314 .756 1.6 2.2 1.1 .2 5.9
2004–05 Boston 81 2 14.1 .402 .356 .742 1.6 1.9 .8 .2 4.6
2005–06 Boston 18 1 14.9 .413 .316 .900 1.1 1.8 .4 .0 5.5
2005–06 Minnesota 40 28 30.7 .479 .364 .778 2.9 4.7 1.2 .3 12.0
2006–07 Phoenix 45 1 11.2 .429 .172 .800 .8 1.3 .5 .1 4.9
2007–08 Phoenix 24 1 12.9 .404 .385 .750 .8 1.0 .3 .3 5.2
2007–08 Miami 12 2 21.6 .512 .405 .789 2.1 3.0 .5 .4 9.5
2008–09 Miami 16 0 10.4 .385 .143 .667 .9 1.4 .6 .1 2.6
2008–09 Toronto 6 0 6.7 .333 .200 .333 .5 1.0 .2 .0 2.3
2009–10 Toronto 22 0 11.1 .534 .292 .828 1.0 1.2 .5 .1 5.0
2010–11 Toronto 3 0 7.3 .000 .000 .750 .3 1.0 .3 .0 2.0
Career 348 37 16.0 .432 .327 .768 1.5 2.1 .8 .2 5.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004 Boston 4 0 15.0 .438 .400 1.000 1.8 1.8 .5 .3 5.0
2005 Boston 7 0 15.1 .448 .500 .500 1.6 1.0 .6 .0 4.6
2007 Phoenix 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 1.000 .0 .5 .0 .0 1.0
Career 13 0 13.3 .426 .417 .750 1.4 1.2 .5 .1 4.2

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