Sergio Rodríguez

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Sergio Rodríguez
Chacho21.jpg
Rodríguez with Real Madrid in November 2013
No. 14 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-06-12) 12 June 1986 (age 30)
San Cristóbal de La Laguna,
Canary Islands, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2006 Estudiantes
20062009 Portland Trail Blazers
2009–2010 Sacramento Kings
2010 New York Knicks
2010–2016 Real Madrid
2016–present Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Sergio Rodríguez Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈserxjo roˈðɾiɣeθ]; born 12 June 1986) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays at the point guard position. He won the EuroLeague title in 2015 and was an All-EuroLeague First Team selection as well as the EuroLeague MVP the year before. Rodríguez is nicknamed as "El Chacho".[1]

Rodríguez is a regular member of the Spanish national basketball team, with whom he won a FIBA World Cup title in 2006, Olympic silver medal in 2012, as well as a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also won a EuroBasket title in 2015, a silver medal in 2007 and a bronze medal in 2013. He earned an All-EuroBasket Team selection in 2015.

Professional career[edit]

Estudiantes (2003–2006)[edit]

Prior to joining the Portland Trail Blazers, Rodríguez was chosen to play for the 2004 World Junior Select team to play against the best high school players at the Nike Hoop Summit, located in the United States. Before joining the NBA, Rodríguez also played professional basketball at the senior club level for Estudiantes of the Spanish League, in which he played a final against FC Barcelona in the 2003–04 season, and won the ACB Rising Star Award for the 2004–05 season.

Portland Trail Blazers (2006–2009)[edit]

Rodríguez with the Trail Blazers in January 2008

Rodríguez was selected with the 27th pick in the first round, by the Phoenix Suns, in the 2006 NBA draft (and later that day traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations). On July 20, 2006, it was announced that the Trail Blazers had negotiated a buyout with his Spanish League club Estudiantes, and signed him to an NBA rookie-scale contract.

Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks (2009–2010)[edit]

On June 25, 2009, Rodríguez was traded, along with the 37th pick in the 2009 NBA draft, and cash considerations, to the Sacramento Kings for the 31st pick in the 2009 NBA draft.[2] In 39 games played for the Kings, he averaged 6 points and 3.1 assists per game.

On February 18, 2010, Rodríguez was traded to the New York Knicks, along with Tracy McGrady, in a 3-team trade deal.[3] He appeared in 27 games for the Knicks, averaging 7.4 points and 3.4 assists per game.

Real Madrid (2010–2016)[edit]

Rodríguez with Real Madrid in May 2011

On July 5, 2010, after spending four seasons in the NBA, Rodríguez signed a 3-year contract with the Spanish team Real Madrid.[4] In July 2012, he signed a 2-year contract extension with Real Madrid, extending his contract through the 2014–15 season.[5]

On January 9, 2014, he signed an extension with Real Madrid, staying in the club until 2018.[6] In May 2014, alongside his teammate Rudy Fernández, he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague.[7] Prior to the 2014 Final Four, he was named the EuroLeague MVP of the season, after averaging 14 points, 4.9 assists, and 2 rebounds per game, over 31 games played, despite not starting in any game.[8]

In the 2014–15 season, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59 in the 2015 finals game.[9] Real Madrid eventually finished the season by also winning the season's Spanish League championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League's final series against Barcelona. With that title win, Real Madrid won the triple crown.[10]

Philadelphia 76ers (2016–present)[edit]

On 13 July 2016, Rodríguez signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[11] He made his debut for the 76ers in their season opener on 26 October 2016, recording 12 points and nine assists in a 103–97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[12]

Spanish national team[edit]

Rodríguez with the Spanish national team in 2012

Thought to be one of the best European prospects of his age, Rodríguez was named the MVP of the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, which was held in Zaragoza, Spain, while playing with the Spanish national junior team. He led the host Spanish team to the tournament's gold medal. In the eight games of that tournament, he averaged 19 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 8.5 assists per game, and 2.1 steals per game.

In August 2006, Rodríguez won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, while playing with the senior men's Spanish national team. He also won the silver medal with Spain's senior national team at the EuroBasket 2007. In 2012, he won a silver medal at the Summer Olympic Games in London. In 2016, he won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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.

Denotes seasons in which Rodríguez won the EuroLeague

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Portland 67 1 12.9 .423 .282 .808 1.4 3.3 .5 .0 3.7
2007–08 Portland 72 0 8.7 .352 .293 .658 .8 1.7 .3 .0 2.5
2008–09 Portland 80 13 15.3 .392 .325 .792 1.6 3.6 .7 .0 4.5
2009–10 Sacramento 39 0 13.3 .463 .357 .694 1.3 3.1 .7 .1 6.0
2009–10 New York 27 8 19.7 .491 .347 .806 1.4 3.4 .8 .1 7.4
Career 285 22 13.2 .418 .316 .748 1.3 2.9 .6 .0 4.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Portland 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .2 .8
Career 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .2 .8

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2004–05 Estudiantes 14 5 17.4 .419 .318 .636 1.9 2.8 1.2 .0 6.4 5.7
2010–11 Real Madrid 18 10 18.8 .413 .200 .938 1.9 3.1 .5 .0 6.1 6.2
2011–12 16 5 20.1 .494 .469 .821 1.5 5.4 .8 .0 7.4 9.9
2012–13 29 4 18.2 .374 .295 .875 1.8 3.9 .7 .0 7.5 7.2
2013–14 31 0 22.5 .498 .500 .906 2.0 4.9 1.2 .1 14.0 15.9
2014–15 28 2 21.6 .438 .381 .836 1.4 5.1 1.0 .0 11.1 12.1
2015–16 27 10 23.9 .446 .409 .741 2.2 6.2 .7 .1 10.9 14.0
Career 163 36 20.4 .443 .399 .831 1.8 4.6 .9 .0 9.7 10.5

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Adecco Estudiantes Liga ACB 34 19.6 .547 .317 .780 1.6 2.9 1.1 .0 8.9
2005–06 34 23.5 .454 .306 .676 2.4 4.9 1.3 .1 9.2
2010–11 Real Madrid 31 18.9 .418 .333 .854 1.4 2.7 .7 .1 7.0
2011–12 34 18.1 .413 .302 .766 1.9 3.8 .7 .1 5.8
2012–13 34 18.5 .478 .442 .889 1.9 4.0 1.1 .0 9.1
2013–14 34 22.9 .497 .377 .864 1.9 6.1 1.5 .1 12.7
2014–15 31 21.7 .404 .388 .825 2.0 5.3 1.1 .0 9.9
2015–16 31 24.5 .504 .405 .895 2.0 6.1 .8 .0 12.1

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Spanish national team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the New Guys: Sergio Rodriguez | Philadelphia 76ers". NBA.com. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Trail Blazers trade Sergio Rodriguez, Jon Brockman to Kings for Jeff Pendergraph". InsideHoops.com. June 25, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Knicks obtain McGrady in 3-team, 9-player trade". SI.com. February 18, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sergio Rodriguez joins Real Madrid". Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ Euroleague.net REAL MADRID, Rodriguez agree to extension through 2015.
  6. ^ "Sergio Rodriguez extends with Real Madrid till 2018". sportando.com. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rodriguez voted bwin MVP of the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Real Madrid make it 4 out of 4". marca.com (in Spanish). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sixers Sign Guards Bayless and Rodriguez". NBA.com. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Thudner at 76ers". NBA.com. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  13. ^ acb.com
  14. ^ acb.com

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