Troy Hudson

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Troy Hudson
Troy Hudson.jpg
Hudson on the bench in February 2007.
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1976-03-13) March 13, 1976 (age 38)
Carbondale, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Carbondale Community
(Carbondale, Illinois)
College Missouri (1994–1995)
Southern Illinois (1995–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Pro career 1997–2013
Career history
1997–1998 Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)
1998 Utah Jazz
1998–1999 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
19992000 Los Angeles Clippers
20002002 Orlando Magic
20022007 Minnesota Timberwolves
2007–2008 Golden State Warriors
2012–2013 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)

Troy Hudson (born March 13, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball point guard who last played with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.

Basketball career[edit]

After a college career at the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University that finished in his junior year,[1] Hudson was not selected in the 1997 NBA draft, and played his first season in the Continental Basketball Association. After earning a hard-fought spot on the Utah Jazz in 1998, which only lasted two months, he later played for the Los Angeles Clippers (also playing during the short-lived 1999 season in the CBA) and the Orlando Magic, where he first developed into an important player, averaging 12 points and 3 assists per game during 2001-02, while appearing in 81 games.

However, Hudson's most productive seasons came with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he averaged a career-best 14.2 pts and 5.7 assists in 2002-03, also receiving the nickname "Laker Killer" for his outstanding postseason play against the Los Angeles Lakers, where he increased his numbers to 23.5 points in a 2-4 first-round loss.

After landing a lucrative contract extension in 2003, Hudson was plagued by nagging injuries that subsequently hurt his production, as he only appeared in 70 games from 2005-07 combined. His contract with the Timberwolves was bought out on August 3, 2007.[2]

Originally signed to the Golden State Warriors on September 24, 2007, Hudson appeared in only nine games in the 2007-08 season.[3] Following hip surgery on January 10, 2008, he was waived by the Warriors on January 29, to make room for Chris Webber,[3] averaging 9.0 points per game throughout his NBA career.

On October 31, 2012, Hudson signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.[4] After struggling with injuries, he decided to retire at the end of January 2013.[5]

Music career[edit]

Hudson released one major album, Undrafted, also having recorded around 800 songs. A drum machine usually accompanies him on road trips. "I have my own label — Nutty Boyz Entertainment — and I have three artists (that I manage)", he said in an interview.[6] However, the albums were not big sellers, with Hudson only selling 78 copies of his own in its first week of sales.[7]

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
1997–98 Utah 8 0 2.9 .429 .000 .000 .3 .5 .2 .0 1.5
1998–99 L.A. Clippers 25 6 21.0 .400 .319 .895 2.2 3.7 .4 .1 6.8
1999–00 L.A. Clippers 62 38 25.7 .377 .311 .811 2.4 3.9 .7 .0 8.8
2000–01 Orlando 75 7 13.4 .336 .202 .817 1.4 2.2 .5 .0 4.8
2001–02 Orlando 81 4 22.9 .434 .353 .876 1.8 3.1 .7 .1 11.7
2002–03 Minnesota 79 74 32.9 .428 .365 .900 2.3 5.7 .8 .1 14.2
2003–04 Minnesota 29 1 17.3 .386 .403 .818 1.2 2.4 .2 .0 7.5
2004–05 Minnesota 79 32 21.9 .401 .345 .778 1.3 3.6 .3 .1 8.7
2005–06 Minnesota 36 0 22.2 .381 .396 .923 1.2 2.9 .3 .1 9.5
2006–07 Minnesota 34 6 16.3 .379 .350 .813 1.4 2.1 .4 .1 5.9
2007–08 Golden State 9 0 10.3 .290 .333 1.000 .8 1.0 .3 .0 3.1
Career 517 168 21.8 .401 .339 .858 1.7 3.4 .5 .0 9.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Orlando 4 0 14.0 .286 .000 .833 2.3 2.3 .2 .0 4.3
2002 Orlando 4 0 26.5 .375 .000 .938 1.0 1.5 .0 .0 12.8
2003 Minnesota 6 6 36.8 .415 .436 .947 2.0 5.5 1.3 .0 23.5
Career 14 6 27.4 .389 .362 .933 1.8 3.4 .6 .0 14.9

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