Lou Amundson

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Lou Amundson
Kevin Seraphin Lou Amundson.jpg
Amundson (right) against Kevin Séraphin in 2013
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1982-12-07) December 7, 1982 (age 32)
Ventura, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Monarch (Louisville, Colorado)
College UNLV (2001–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Colorado 14ers (D-League)
2007 Utah Jazz
20072008 Philadelphia 76ers
20082010 Phoenix Suns
2010–2011 Golden State Warriors
2011–2012 Indiana Pacers
2012–2013 Minnesota Timberwolves
2013 Chicago Bulls
2013 New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
2014 Chicago Bulls
2014–2015 Cleveland Cavaliers
2015 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Louis Gabriel "Lou" Amundson (/ˈɑːməndsən/ born December 7, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life and college[edit]

Amundson grew up in Boulder, Colorado.[1]

He played college basketball at UNLV from 2001 to 2002 and then from 2003 to 2006, missing the 2002–03 season as a medical redshirt due to a thumb infection.

Professional career[edit]

NBA D-League[edit]

Amundson has played in the NBA D-League and was named the NBA D-League Rookie of the Year in 2007.

Philadelphia 76ers (2007–2008)[edit]

On March 8, 2007, Amundson signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[2]

Phoenix Suns (2008–2010)[edit]

Amundson with the Suns in 2009

On August 14, 2008, Amundson signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[3] On June 30, 2009, Suns exercised the team option on Amundson's contract.[4]

Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)[edit]

On September 13, 2010, Amundson signed a two-year $4.17 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, with the second year being a player option.[5] During 46 games, he averaged 4.3 points and 4 rebounds in 15 minutes of play. After the 2010–2011 season, he exercised his option to stay with the Warriors for one more year.[6]

On October 16, 2010, in a game against the Trail Blazers in Portland, Amundson dislocated the middle knuckle on his right index finger and had a fracture at its base that required surgery.[7]

On October 18, 2010, Amundson underwent successful surgery to repair this fractured right index finger. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Gutow, a hand specialist from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at the Menlo Park Surgical Hospital.[8]

Indiana Pacers (2011–2012)[edit]

On December 19, 2011, Amundson was traded to the Indiana Pacers for Brandon Rush.[9]

On March 13, 2012, Amundson helped avenge his broken finger from the prior season when he was with Golden State and scored a career-high 21 points to help Indiana beat the Portland Trail Blazers 92–75.[10]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2012–2013)[edit]

He signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 2012.[11] He was waived on February 8, 2013.[12]

Chicago Bulls (2013)[edit]

On March 2, 2013, the Chicago Bulls signed Amundson to a 10-day contract.[13]

New Orleans Hornets (2013)[edit]

Lou Amundson With Hornets

On March 12, 2013, Amundson signed with the New Orleans Hornets for the rest of the 2012–13 NBA season.[14]

Los Angeles Clippers (2013)[edit]

On September 30, 2013, Amundson signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] On October 26, 2013, he was waived by the Clippers.[16]

New Orleans Pelicans (2013)[edit]

On November 12, 2013, Amundson signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the rest of the 2013–14 NBA season.[17] On December 31, 2013, he was waived by the Pelicans.[18]

Return to the Chicago Bulls (2014)[edit]

On April 10, 2014, Amundson signed with the Chicago Bulls for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[19] On July 15, 2014, he was waived by the Bulls.[20]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–2015)[edit]

On September 26, 2014, Amundson signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[21]

New York Knicks (2015)[edit]

On January 5, 2015, Amundson was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-team trade that also involved the Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks received Amundson, Alex Kirk, and a second round pick in the 2019 NBA draft, while Cleveland received Iman Shumpert and J. R. Smith from the Knicks and a first round pick in the 2015 NBA draft from the Thunder, while Cleveland sent Dion Waiters to Oklahoma City, and the Thunder send Lance Thomas to the Knicks.[22] After being waived by the Knicks on January 7,[23] he signed a 10-day contract with the team three days later.[24] With his Knicks debut on January 15, he became just the twelfth player to play for at least ten NBA teams.[25] On January 20, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks.[26] On January 30, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season.[27]

Accomplishments[edit]

  • Played 25 games with the Colorado 14ers of the D-League in 2006–07, averaging 11.1 points (56.3% FGs), 7.6 rebounds and 2.48 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game.
  • Was named All-NBA D-League First Team for the 2006–07 season while also picking up Rookie of the Year honors.
  • At Detroit on April 15, 2007, recorded career-highs of 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in 23 minutes of play.
  • Led all NBA rookies in blocks per 48 minutes played (4.32) in 2006–07 and ranked sixth among all players league-wide.
  • Graduated cum laude from UNLV in May 2005 with a bachelor's degree in university studies with areas of study in English and philosophy.
  • Was the first player in Mountain West Conference history to record multiple career games with 20+ points and 20+ rebounds.
  • As a senior, earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors.
  • Career-high 17 rebounds as a Knick vs Spurs

International career[edit]

Amundson has Swedish heritage on his father's side, and also lived in Stockholm for a time. He expressed a desire to play for the Swedish national team, but that failed when the Swedish immigration ministry rejected his application for citizenship.[28]

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
2006–07 Utah 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2006–07 Philadelphia 10 0 8.7 .400 .000 .400 2.8 .1 .1 .8 1.6
2007–08 Philadelphia 16 0 4.0 .500 .000 .286 .8 .0 .1 .1 1.1
2008–09 Phoenix 76 0 13.7 .536 .000 .442 3.6 .4 .4 .9 4.2
2009–10 Phoenix 79 0 14.8 .551 .000 .545 4.4 .4 .3 .9 4.7
2010–11 Golden State 46 7 15.0 .454 .000 .391 4.0 .4 .3 .7 4.3
2011–12 Indiana 60 0 12.6 .430 .000 .427 3.7 .2 .5 .7 3.6
2012–13 Minnesota 20 0 8.1 .368 .000 .200 2.4 .2 .4 .3 1.6
2012–13 Chicago 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2012–13 New Orleans 18 0 11.6 .429 .000 .500 3.2 .4 .5 .3 2.4
2013–14 New Orleans 18 0 10.2 .500 .000 .250 3.1 .3 .5 .6 2.1
2013–14 Chicago 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2014–15 Cleveland 12 0 6.6 .333 .000 .600 1.7 .4 .1 .0 .9
2014–15 New York 41 35 20.9 .432 .000 .463 6.0 1.6 .5 1.3 6.0
Career 399 42 13.3 .478 .000 .441 3.7 .4 .4 .7 3.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Philadelphia 2 0 5.0 .500 .000 .500 3.5 .0 .0 .0 2.5
2010 Phoenix 16 0 12.1 .528 .000 .429 3.5 .1 .4 .4 2.9
2012 Indiana 11 0 8.5 .522 .000 .500 2.1 .2 .2 .5 2.5
Career 29 0 10.3 .524 .000 .448 3.0 .1 .3 .4 2.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 Questions for Phoenix Suns Louis Amundson
  2. ^ "Philadelphia 76ers Sign Louis Amundson to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Suns Sign Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Suns Exercise Team Option on Amundson". NBA.com. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. 2010-09-13. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  6. ^ "Warriors Forward Lou Amundson Exercises Contract Option For 2011–12 Season". NBA.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  7. ^ "Warriors lose Amundson with fractured finger". sfgate.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  8. ^ "Lou Amundson Undergoes Successful Surgery". NBA.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  9. ^ "Pacers Acquire Amundson from Golden State". NBA.com. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  10. ^ "Amundson scores career-high 21 as Pacers beat Trail Blazers 92–75 to end 4-game losing streak". startribune.com. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  11. ^ "Wolves Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season". NBA.com. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bulls sign forward Amundson to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hornets Sign Amundson". NBA.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ Clippers add Lou Amundson, Mustapha Farrakhan, JaMychal Green to training camp
  16. ^ "Clippers waive forward Amundson". NBA.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ Pelicans sign Lou Amundson and Josh Childress, waive Lance Thomas and Arinze Onuaku
  18. ^ PELICANS WAIVE AMUNDSON
  19. ^ BULLS SIGN JAMES AND AMUNDSON FOR REMAINDER OF THE SEASON
  20. ^ BULLS WAIVE AMUNDSON, BREWER AND JAMES
  21. ^ Cavaliers Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster
  22. ^ Knicks Part of Three-Team Trade
  23. ^ Knicks waive Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas, Alex Kirk
  24. ^ Knicks sign Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas to 10-day contracts
  25. ^ NBA's all-time 10-team club
  26. ^ Knicks Sign Lou Amundson to Second 10-Day Contract
  27. ^ Knicks Sign Amundson for Remainder of Season
  28. ^ "NBA-stjärna ville spelas för Sverige- stoppas". expressen.se. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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