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Antonio Robert Daniels (born March 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a basketball analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder on FOX Sports Oklahoma and co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

Antonio Daniels
Antonio Daniels.jpg
Daniels during his tenure with the Wizards in 2007
Personal information
Born (1975-03-19) March 19, 1975 (age 44)
Columbus, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Francis DeSales
(Columbus, Ohio)
CollegeBowling Green (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
Playing career1997–2011
PositionPoint guard
Number33, 10, 6, 50, 22
Career history
1997–1998Vancouver Grizzlies
19982002San Antonio Spurs
2002–2003Portland Trail Blazers
20032005Seattle SuperSonics
20052008Washington Wizards
2008–2009New Orleans Hornets
2010–2011Texas Legends
2011Philadelphia 76ers
2011Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points6,623 (7.6 ppg)
Assists2,934 (3.4 apg)
Steals564 (0.6 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Playing careerEdit

After playing college basketball at Bowling Green, Daniels was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the fourth overall pick of the 1997 NBA draft. On June 24, 1998, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for rookie Felipe López and Carl Herrera.[1][2][3] He helped the Spurs win an NBA championship in 1999. On August 5, 2002, Daniels along with Spurs teammates Charles Smith and Amal McCaskill was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Erick Barkley, Steve Kerr, and a conditional second-round pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He later signed as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics. After his run with the Sonics had come to an end, he signed with the Washington Wizards.

He was sent to the New Orleans Hornets in a three-team trade with the Washington Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies on December 10, 2008.[4]

On September 9, 2009, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with a 2014 second round pick in exchange for Bobby Brown and Darius Songaila.[5] On September 24, 2009, Daniels agreed to a contract buyout.[6]

On November 1, 2010 Daniels was selected by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League in the second round (pick 13) of the 2010 NBA Development League Draft.

On April 5, 2011, Daniels was signed to a 10-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.[7] He returned to Texas Legends for the next season.[8]

Post-playing careerEdit

On October 22, 2015, Daniels was named as an analyst for Fox Sports Oklahoma covering the Oklahoma City Thunder games.[9]

NBA career statisticsEdit

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
Denotes seasons in which Daniels won an NBA Championship

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997–98 Vancouver 74 50 26.4 .416 .212 .659 1.9 4.5 .7 .1 7.8
1998–99 San Antonio 47 0 13.1 .454 .294 .754 1.1 2.3 .6 .1 4.7
1999–00 San Antonio 68 1 17.6 .474 .333 .713 1.3 2.6 .8 .1 6.2
2000–01 San Antonio 79 23 26.1 .468 .404 .776 2.1 3.8 .8 .2 9.4
2001–02 San Antonio 82 13 26.5 .440 .291 .752 2.1 2.8 .6 .1 9.2
2002–03 Portland 67 2 13.0 .452 .305 .855 1.1 1.3 .5 .1 3.7
2003–04 Seattle 71 32 21.3 .470 .362 .842 2.0 4.2 .6 .1 8.0
2004–05 Seattle 75 2 27.0 .438 .297 .816 2.3 4.1 .7 .0 11.2
2005–06 Washington 80 17 28.5 .418 .228 .845 2.2 3.6 .7 .1 9.6
2006–07 Washington 80 8 22.0 .442 .302 .832 1.9 3.6 .5 .1 7.1
2007–08 Washington 71 63 30.4 .459 .230 .776 2.9 4.8 1.0 .0 8.4
2008–09 Washington 13 5 22.2 .400 .455 .758 1.7 3.6 .5 .0 5.1
2008–09 New Orleans 61 4 12.0 .424 .347 .821 .9 2.1 .3 .0 3.8
2010–11 Philadelphia 4 0 8.8 .400 .000 1.000 1.3 .5 .0 .0 1.5
Career 872 220 22.6 .444 .311 .793 1.8 3.4 .6 .1 7.6

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999 San Antonio 15 0 7.1 .429 .667 .833 .7 1.1 .3 .0 1.8
2000 San Antonio 4 0 20.5 .391 .250 .692 2.5 1.5 1.8 .0 7.3
2001 San Antonio 13 8 31.2 .481 .370 .943 2.0 2.9 .5 .1 13.5
2002 San Antonio 10 0 22.4 .455 .375 .864 2.7 1.5 .7 .3 9.5
2003 Portland 6 1 16.3 .474 .600 .500 1.3 2.0 .2 .2 3.7
2005 Seattle 11 3 30.1 .468 .286 .857 2.8 4.5 1.0 .0 13.8
2006 Washington 6 0 36.0 .538 .273 .909 2.8 3.3 .5 .2 13.2
2007 Washington 4 4 44.0 .447 .200 .857 4.5 11.8 1.3 .3 13.3
2008 Washington 6 4 25.7 .452 .250 .882 2.3 3.0 .3 .3 7.3
2009 New Orleans 5 0 12.8 .154 .250 .818 .6 1.8 .4 .2 2.8
Career 80 20 23.2 .461 .353 .863 2.1 2.9 .6 .1 8.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Duarte, Jeph (June 1, 2018). "Spurs used the 1998 draft to acquire Antonio Daniels". Pounding The Rock.
  2. ^ "San Antonio Spurs: 25 Best Players To Play For The Spurs". August 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Popper, Steve (June 25, 1998). "PRO BASKETBALL; Lopez of St. John's Ends Up With Grizzlies" – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE ANTONIO DANIELS FROM WIZARDS". NBA. December 10, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dallas Acquire Antonio Daniels from New Orleans". NBA.com. September 9, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
  6. ^ "Dallas Request Waivers on Antonio Daniels". NBA.com. October 24, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
  7. ^ "Texas' Antonio Daniels Signs With Philadelphia 76ers". NBA D-League. April 5, 2011. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "ANTONIO DANIELS REJOINS THE LEGENDS". NBA D-League. January 17, 2012. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  9. ^ "Antonio Daniels named Thunder Live analyst for FOX Sports Oklahoma". Fox Sports. October 22, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2016.

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