Tony Battie

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Tony Battie
Tony Battie.jpg
Battie with the Magic in 2008
Personal information
Born (1976-02-11) February 11, 1976 (age 39)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas)
College Texas Tech (1994–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1997–2012
Position Power forward / Center
Number 4, 40, 7
Career history
1997–1998 Denver Nuggets
19982003 Boston Celtics
2003–2004 Cleveland Cavaliers
20042008 Orlando Magic
2009–2010 New Jersey Nets
20102012 Philadelphia 76ers
Career statistics
Points 5,082 (6.1 ppg)
Rebounds 4,287 (5.1 rpg)
Blocks 713 (0.9 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Demetrius Antonio Battie (born February 11, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is currently an analyst for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school and college career[edit]

Battie attended South Oak Cliff High School[1] in Dallas and played college basketball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders where he ended his career as the school all-time leader in blocked shots with 162 blocks. His best season, statistically, was in his junior year when he scored 18.8 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game.[2]

NBA career[edit]

Battie was drafted fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997 NBA Draft, where he played one season. He then played for the Boston Celtics. He remained with the Celtics for six years before moving on to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers traded Battie to the Orlando Magic for Drew Gooden and Anderson Varejão. On June 25, 2009, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets along with Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee in exchange for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson.[3] In July, 2010 Battie signed a contract with Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent. He would spend the last two seasons with the 76ers before announcing his retirement.[4]

Battie was a solid role player who only became more valuable with age. As an offensive player, he lacked the skills to be an effective scorer, but he still developed an adept mid-range jump shot. Battie's worth came from his perfected offensive and defensive screens which aided in the team strategy. On the defensive side, Battie was an average rebounder and blocker. As his career progressed, Battie's veteran presence was a helpful tool to young, emerging teams like the Magic and the 76ers.[5]

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
1997–98 Denver 65 49 23.2 .446 .214 .702 5.4 .9 .8 1.1 8.4
1998–99 Boston 50 15 22.4 .519 .000 .672 6.0 1.1 .6 1.4 6.7
1999–00 Boston 82 4 18.4 .477 .125 .675 5.0 .8 .6 .9 6.6
2000–01 Boston 40 25 21.1 .537 .000 .638 5.8 .4 .7 1.5 6.5
2001–02 Boston 74 73 24.6 .541 .000 .413 6.5 .5 .8 .9 6.9
2002–03 Boston 67 62 25.1 .539 .200 .746 6.5 .7 .5 1.2 7.3
2003–04 Boston 23 6 21.8 .479 1.000 .697 5.1 .9 .3 .9 5.9
2003–04 Cleveland 50 1 19.5 .427 .125 .768 4.8 .7 .4 .9 5.4
2004–05 Orlando 81 32 23.4 .460 .000 .723 5.6 .5 .4 1.0 4.9
2005–06 Orlando 82 82 27.0 .507 .000 .664 5.6 .6 .6 .8 7.9
2006–07 Orlando 66 66 23.9 .489 .000 .675 5.2 .5 .4 .5 6.1
2008–09 Orlando 77 3 15.6 .489 .222 .659 3.6 .4 .3 .3 4.8
2009–10 New Jersey 15 0 8.9 .350 .250 .700 1.5 .2 .3 .1 2.4
2010–11 Philadelphia 38 0 9.9 .469 .667 .571 2.6 .3 .1 .4 2.6
2011–12 Philadelphia 27 11 10.9 .373 .000 1.000 2.5 .6 .1 .2 1.6
Career 837 429 21.1 .488 .162 .690 5.1 .6 .5 .9 6.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002 Boston 16 16 27.7 .488 .000 .619 7.6 .8 .6 1.9 6.1
2003 Boston 10 10 21.3 .564 .000 .500 4.9 .5 .4 1.4 6.6
2007 Orlando 4 4 21.8 .389 .000 .250 4.0 .3 .0 .0 3.8
2009 Orlando 21 0 6.1 .467 .000 .600 1.0 .1 .0 .1 2.1
2011 Philadelphia 5 0 7.6 .429 .000 .500 2.0 .0 .0 .6 1.4
Career 56 30 16.2 .493 .000 .550 3.9 .4 .3 .9 4.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "My High School: South Oak Cliff", The Dallas Morning News sports section online
  2. ^ "Tony Battie - Basketball Tips". bestbasketballtips.com. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nets Acquire Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee from Orlando". NBA.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  4. ^ Sixers sign free agent Tony Battie
  5. ^ "Player: Tony Battie". hoopshype.com. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
  • Tony Battie at Basketball-Reference.com