|Born||August 14, 1974|
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Maynard Evans (Orlando, Florida)|
|College||South Florida (1992–1996)|
|NBA draft||1996: undrafted|
|Number||31, 7, 9, 32, 3, 12, 8, 17|
|1996–1997||La Crosse Bobcats|
|2004–2005||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2009||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||6,863 (9.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,186 (1.7 rpg)|
|Assists||2,396 (3.4 apg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Kenneth Lavon "Chucky" Atkins (born August 14, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who played for nine different NBA teams throughout his career.
Atkins was undrafted in the 1996 NBA draft. In 1996–97, he played with the LaCrosse Bobcats in the now-defunct CBA before going overseas to play for the Cibona Zagreb club in Croatia from 1997 to 1999.
Atkins started his NBA career in 1999 with his hometown Orlando Magic, with immediate impact, playing in all 82 games and averaging nine points and four assists per game. The following year, the Magic dealt Atkins and center Ben Wallace to the Detroit Pistons for star forward Grant Hill, who was acquired by Orlando in a sign-and-trade deal. In 2004, Atkins was acquired by the Boston Celtics in a three-team deal with the Atlanta Hawks, sending Mike James and Rasheed Wallace to Detroit, helping the Pistons win the 2004 NBA Finals.
In the offseason of 2004, Atkins, Chris Mihm, and Jumaine Jones were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Gary Payton and Rick Fox. During the 2004–05 NBA season, Atkins played well, registered career-highs in points (14 ppg) and minutes (35), playing and starting in all 82 regular season contests for the Lakers.
In the summer of 2005, Atkins was traded along with Caron Butler to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit in the 2005 offseason. As Atkins appeared sparingly throughout the season, the Wizards bought out the remainder of his contract on January 18, 2006. Atkins had voiced displeasure with the amount of playing time he was receiving, and he and the team both felt a change of scenery was needed.
On July 27, 2009, Atkins was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Damien Wilkins for center Etan Thomas and two future second-round draft picks. On September 22, 2009, Chucky Atkins was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He signed a non guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 28, 2009. Atkins played 40 games for the Pistons in his second stint with them during the 2009–2010 season .
After retiring from the game in 2011, Atkins went on to coach his alum high school in 2012–13 and 2013–14 before quitting the job on the eve of the 2014–15 season after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence twice within three months.
NBA career statistics
|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|
|*||Led the league|
- "Nuggets trade Atkins, first-round pick to Thunder". nba.com. 7 January 2009. Archived from the original on 30 August 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "Minnesota Acquires Wilkins and Atkins from Thunder". NBA.com. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
- "Timberwolves Waive Guard Chucky Atkins". nba.com. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "Chucky Atkins". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "Veteran Chucky Atkins waived by Suns". ESPN. October 11, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010.
- Chucky Atkins out as Evans basketball coach