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The Thunder and 7-footers: Big-man busts?

Darnell Mayberry Published: June 27, 2009
A look at the Thunder franchise’s recent history with 7-footers.

→Height/weight: 7-1, 270

→School/country: Bakersfield High School (Bakersfield, Calif.)

→Drafted: 12th overall in 2004

→Career averages: 4.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.2 assists, 15.5 minutes

→Of note: Injury-plagued throughout his career and has never played more than 47 games in a season.

→Where is he now?: Set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after playing on a one-year qualifying offer for $3.57 million. It’s unlikely the Thunder will re-sign him after he couldn’t prove he could stay healthy and played just 26 games this season.

→Height/weight: 7-0, 247

→School/country: France

→Drafted: 25th overall in 2005

→Career averages: 5.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, 0.4 assists, 17.3 minutes

→Of note: Has managed to start nearly half of his 270 career games but never averaged 19 minutes in a season.

→Where is he now?: Last seen as a seldom-used reserve in Denver after January trade to the Nuggets.

Big-man busts?


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