Ajinça with New Orleans Pelicans in January 2014
|No. 42 – New Orleans Pelicans|
May 6, 1988 |
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||248 lb (112 kg)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats|
|2009||→Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2009–2010||→Maine Red Claws|
|2013–present||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Alexis Ajinça (French pronunciation: [alɛksi aʒɛ̃sa]; born May 6, 1988) is a French professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m), 248 lb (112 kg; 17.7 st) center.
- 1 Junior career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 French national team
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Personal life
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
From 2003–2006, he played junior basketball for INSEP Centre Federal.
In 2006, he joined Pau-Orthez for the 2006–07 season.
In 2007, he joined Hyères-Toulon for the 2007–08 season.
Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2010)
Ajinça was selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. On March 9, 2009, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On April 20, 2009, he was recalled by the Bobcats.
On October 29, 2009, the Bobcats exercised their third-year team option on Ajinça, thus keeping him under contract through the 2010–11 season.
Dallas Mavericks (2010–2011)
Toronto Raptors (2011)
Return to Hyeres-Toulon (2011)
On November 2, 2011, Ajinça joined Paris-Levallois for a one-week try-out. On November 8, he left Paris-Levallois. On November 10, he joined Hyeres-Toulon. He left Hyeres-Toulon after two games.
SIG Strasbourg (2011–2013)
New Orleans Pelicans (2013–present)
French national team
|Tournament||Games played||Points per game||Rebounds per game||Assists per game|
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Married Courtney Sadler on March 10, 2014.
On October 12, 2014, Ajinça's wife, Courtney, gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Carter.
- Bobcats Select Augustin, Ajinca and Weaver in 2008 NBA Draft Archived June 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Bobcats Exercise Option On Alexis Ajinca". NBA.com. October 29, 2009. Archived from the original on December 1, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009.
- 09-10 Transactions
- "MAVERICKS ACQUIRE CHANDLER AND AJINCA IN FIVE-PLAYER TRADE". NBA.com. July 13, 2010. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
- "Raptors Acquire Ajinca, Draft Pick And Cash Considerations From Dallas". NBA.com. January 24, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
- Paris-Levallois announced the arrival for a 1-week tryout of Ajinca
- Alexis Ajinca leaves Paris-Levallois
- Alexis Ajinca returns to Hyeres-Toulon
- SIG Strasbourg signs big man Alexis Ajinca
- SIG Strasbourg keeps Alexis Ajinca
- Alexis Ajinca re-signs with SIG Strasbourg
- Alexis Ajinca leaves SIG Strasbourg to join New Orleans Pelicans
- PELICANS SIGN AJINCA
- Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102
- "Pelicans Re-Sign Ajinca, Asik and Cunningham". NBA.com. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- Pelicans beat Lakers, Kobe Bryant 110-102
- Christmas is special day for NBA; this year it’s even more memorable for Pelicans’ Alexis Ajinca, John Salmons
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