Cezary Trybański

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Cezary Trybański
No. 15 – Legia Warszawa
Position Center
League Polish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1979-09-22) September 22, 1979 (age 37)
Warsaw, Poland
Nationality Polish
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2001 / Undrafted
Playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–1998 Legia Warszawa
1999–2002 Znicz Pruszków
2002–2003 Memphis Grizzlies
2003–2004 Phoenix Suns
2004 New York Knicks
2005–2007 Tulsa 66ers
2007–2008 Peristeri BC
2009–2010 Reno Bighorns
2010–2011 BK NH Ostrava
2012–2013 BC Dzūkija
2013–2014 Polpharma Starogard Gdański
2014 AZS Koszalin
2014–present Legia Warsaw

Cezary Trybański (born September 22, 1979) is a Polish basketball player. He is a 7'2" 235 lb center. He was the first Polish-born player in the NBA.[1]

Born in Warsaw, he is the brother of a Polish triple jumper, Małgorzata Trybańska.

Early career[edit]

In Poland, he played for Legia Warszawa in 1997-98 and MKS Pruszkow of PLK league from 1999 to 2002. Previously, he played in Shmoolky, which is, and was in 1990s, one of the best non-professional/amateur clubs in Warsaw.[2][3]

NBA career[edit]

Cezary Trybański signed a 3-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 22, 2002. He became the first Polish-born player to appear in an NBA game on November 15, 2002, in a six-minute debut. He played a total of 22 NBA games with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Phoenix Suns, and the New York Knicks from 2002 to 2004. On August 5, 2004, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in a six-player trade that sent Jamal Crawford to the New York Knicks. In October 2004, he was waived by the Bulls. In 2005, he was selected 63rd overall in the 2005 NBDL Draft by the Tulsa 66ers. He appeared in 45 games, making 15 starts and put up averages of 3.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, and nearly 2 blocks in just 16 minutes. In October 2006, he signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors worth about US$600,000. Soon after signing this deal, Trybanski was released. He was then reacquired by the 66ers. He was waived on November 22, 2006, to rehabilitate an injury, and re-signed on December 1, 2006.


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