Brian Skinner (born May 19, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9", 255 lb forward-center from Baylor University, Skinner was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft. He played for the Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, as well as the Italian team Benetton Treviso.
|Born||May 19, 1976|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school||Temple (Temple, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1998–2001||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2006||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2008–2010||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
He was traded from the 76ers to Sacramento in the deal that sent Kings superstar Chris Webber to Philadelphia. During his stint in Sacramento during the 2004–05 season, he had one of his best career years with a 7.4 points per game average on a 55.4 percent shooting while also grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game. He also recorded a career high of 1.7 blocks per game during that season.
For the 2006–07 season, Skinner averaged 4.4 points and 5.7 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game.
On July 31, 2008, Skinner signed with the Clippers, his former team, and re-signed with Los Angeles again the following season. In 2010, he joined the Bucks for the third time. He was released on January 5, 2011.
In 2011, Skinner made the Memphis Grizzlies' roster after training camp, but he was waived on December 29, 2011.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
- KINGS ACQUIRE CORLISS WILLIAMSON, KENNY THOMAS, BRIAN SKINNER
- TRAIL BLAZERS ACQUIRE ALL-STAR CENTER JAMAAL MAGLOIRE
- Suns agree with Skinner to fill in for Thomas departure, September 25, 2007
- "Clippers Sign Free Agent Brian Skinner". NBA.com. July 31, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
- Bucks Sign Brian Skinner
- ARRIVA BRIAN SKINNER, CENTRO DI ESPERIENZA CON 12 ANNI DI CARRIERA NBA Archived January 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Italian)