Amundson in 2013
|Position||Power forward / Center|
December 7, 1982 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Monarch (Louisville, Colorado)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Undrafted|
|2010–2011||Golden State Warriors|
|2013||New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans|
|2015–2016||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Louis Gabriel "Lou" Amundson (// born December 7, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for UNLV.
- 1 Early life and college
- 2 Professional career
- 2.1 NBA D-League
- 2.2 Philadelphia 76ers (2007–2008)
- 2.3 Phoenix Suns (2008–2010)
- 2.4 Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)
- 2.5 Indiana Pacers (2011–2012)
- 2.6 Minnesota Timberwolves (2012–2013)
- 2.7 Chicago Bulls (2013)
- 2.8 New Orleans Hornets (2013)
- 2.9 Los Angeles Clippers (2013)
- 2.10 New Orleans Pelicans (2013)
- 2.11 Return to the Chicago Bulls (2014)
- 2.12 Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–2015)
- 2.13 New York Knicks (2015–2016)
- 3 Accomplishments
- 4 International career
- 5 NBA career statistics
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early life and college
Philadelphia 76ers (2007–2008)
Phoenix Suns (2008–2010)
Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)
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. 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.
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.
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.
Indiana Pacers (2011–2012)
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.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2012–2013)
Chicago Bulls (2013)
New Orleans Hornets (2013)
Los Angeles Clippers (2013)
New Orleans Pelicans (2013)
Return to the Chicago Bulls (2014)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–2015)
New York Knicks (2015–2016)
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. After being waived by the Knicks on January 7, he signed a 10-day contract with the team three days later. With his Knicks debut on January 15, he became just the twelfth player to play for at least ten NBA teams. On January 20, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks. On January 30, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season.
- 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
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.
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|
- 10 Questions for Phoenix Suns Louis Amundson[dead link]
- "Philadelphia 76ers Sign Louis Amundson to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 8, 2007. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- "Suns Sign Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. August 14, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- "Suns Exercise Team Option on Amundson". NBA.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. September 13, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- "Warriors Forward Lou Amundson Exercises Contract Option For 2011–12 Season". NBA.com. June 30, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- "Warriors lose Amundson with fractured finger". sfgate.com. October 18, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- "Lou Amundson Undergoes Successful Surgery". NBA.com. October 18, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- "Pacers Acquire Amundson from Golden State". NBA.com. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
- "Amundson scores career-high 21 as Pacers beat Trail Blazers 92–75 to end 4-game losing streak". startribune.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- "Wolves Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- "Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season". NBA.com. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Bulls sign forward Amundson to 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- "Hornets Sign Amundson". NBA.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
- Clippers add Lou Amundson, Mustapha Farrakhan, JaMychal Green to training camp. Insidehoops.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2016.
- "Clippers waive forward Amundson". NBA.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- Pelicans sign Lou Amundson and Josh Childress, waive Lance Thomas and Arinze Onuaku. Insidehoops.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2016.
- Pelicans Waive Amundson. Nba.com (December 31, 2013). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Bulls Sign James And Amundson For Remainder Of The Season. Nba.com (April 10, 2014). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Bulls Waive Amundson, Brewer And James. Nba.com (July 15, 2014). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Cavaliers Announce 2014–15 Training Camp Roster. Nba.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2016.
- Knicks Part of Three-Team Trade. Nba.com (January 5, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Knicks waive Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas, Alex Kirk. Insidehoops.com (January 5, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Knicks sign Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas to 10-day contracts. Insidehoops.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2016.
- NBA's all-time 10-team club. Espn.go.com (January 10, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Knicks Sign Lou Amundson to Second 10-Day Contract. Nba.com (January 20, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- Knicks Sign Amundson for Remainder of Season. Nba.com (January 30, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
- "Knicks Re-Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- "Knicks Re-Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
- "Knicks waive Lou Amundson, Cleanthony Early, Chasson Randle, J.P. Tokoto and Damien Inglis". InsideHoops.com. October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
- "NBA-stjärna ville spelas för Sverige- stoppas". expressen.se. May 27, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2012.