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Louis Gabriel Amundson (/ˈɑːməndsən/ born December 7, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for UNLV.

Lou Amundson
Lou Amundson Hornets cropped.jpg
Amundson in 2013
Free agent
PositionPower forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1982-12-07) December 7, 1982 (age 36)
Ventura, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolMonarch (Louisville, Colorado)
CollegeUNLV (2001–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2007Colorado 14ers
2007Utah Jazz
20072008Philadelphia 76ers
20082010Phoenix Suns
2010–2011Golden State Warriors
2011–2012Indiana Pacers
2012–2013Minnesota Timberwolves
2013Chicago Bulls
2013New Orleans Hornets / Pelicans
2014Chicago Bulls
2014–2015Cleveland Cavaliers
20152016New York Knicks
2017TNT KaTropa
2017–2018Kawasaki Brave Thunders
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early life and collegeEdit

Amundson was born in Ventura, California, and grew up in Boulder, Colorado.[1]

He played college basketball at UNLV from 2001 to 2002 and then from 2003 to 2006, missing the 2002–03 season as a medical redshirt due to a thumb infection.

Professional careerEdit

NBA D-LeagueEdit

Amundson has played in the NBA D-League and was named the NBA D-League Rookie of the Year in 2007.

Philadelphia 76ers (2007–2008)Edit

On March 8, 2007, Amundson signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[2]

Phoenix Suns (2008–2010)Edit

 
Amundson with the Suns in 2009

On August 14, 2008, Amundson signed a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[3] On June 30, 2009, Suns exercised the team option on Amundson's contract.[4]

Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)Edit

On September 13, 2010, Amundson signed a two-year $4.17 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, with the second year being a player option.[5] During 46 games, he averaged 4.3 points and 4 rebounds in 15 minutes of play. After the 2010–2011 season, he exercised his option to stay with the Warriors for one more year.[6]

On October 16, 2010, in a game against the Trail Blazers in Portland, Amundson dislocated the middle knuckle on his right index finger and had a fracture at its base that required surgery.[7]

On October 18, 2010, Amundson underwent successful surgery to repair this fractured right index finger. The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Gutow, a hand specialist from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, at the Menlo Park Surgical Hospital.[8]

Indiana Pacers (2011–2012)Edit

On December 19, 2011, Amundson was traded to the Indiana Pacers for Brandon Rush.[9]

On March 13, 2012, Amundson helped avenge his broken finger from the prior season when he was with Golden State and scored a career-high 21 points to help Indiana beat the Portland Trail Blazers 92–75.[10]

Minnesota Timberwolves (2012–2013)Edit

He signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 2012.[11] He was waived by the Timberwolves on February 8, 2013.[12]

Chicago Bulls (2013)Edit

On March 2, 2013, the Chicago Bulls signed Amundson to a 10-day contract.[13]

New Orleans Hornets (2013)Edit

On March 12, 2013, Amundson signed with the New Orleans Hornets for the rest of the 2012–13 NBA season.[14]

Los Angeles Clippers (2013)Edit

On September 30, 2013, Amundson signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[15] On October 26, 2013, he was waived by the Clippers.[16]

New Orleans Pelicans (2013)Edit

On November 12, 2013, Amundson signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the rest of the 2013–14 NBA season.[17] On December 31, 2013, he was waived by the Pelicans.[18]

Return to the Chicago Bulls (2014)Edit

On April 10, 2014, Amundson signed with the Chicago Bulls for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[19] On July 15, 2014, he was waived by the Bulls.[20]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–2015)Edit

On September 26, 2014, Amundson signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[21]

New York Knicks (2015–2016)Edit

On January 5, 2015, Amundson was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-team trade that also involved the Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Knicks received Amundson, Alex Kirk, and a second round pick in the 2019 NBA draft, while Cleveland received Iman Shumpert and J. R. Smith from the Knicks and a first round pick in the 2015 NBA draft from the Thunder, while Cleveland sent Dion Waiters to Oklahoma City, and the Thunder send Lance Thomas to the Knicks.[22] After being waived by the Knicks on January 7,[23] he signed a 10-day contract with the team three days later.[24] With his Knicks debut on January 15, he became just the twelfth player to play for at least ten NBA teams.[25] On January 20, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks.[26] On January 30, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season.[27]

On July 30, 2015, Amundson re-signed with the Knicks.[28] He re-signed with the Knicks for a second time on September 19, 2016,[29] but was later waived on October 21, 2016.[30]

Philippines (2017)Edit

On March 23, 2017, Amundson signed with TNT KaTropa of the Philippine Basketball Association as an import for the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[31] He appeared in two games for TNT KaTropa before parting with the team on March 27.[32][33]

Japan (2017–present)Edit

On December 28, 2017, Amundson signed with the Kawasaki Brave Thunders of the B.League.[34][35]

The Basketball Tournament (2017–present)Edit

Amundson has played in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a $2 million winner-take-all summer tournament broadcast on the ESPN family of channels. In TBT 2017, he played for The Stickmen, scoring 27 points in one game played. Amundson helped take The Stickmen to the second round of the tournament, where they lost to Team Challenge ALS, 87–73.[36] In TBT 2018, he returned to the team, then named Eberlein Drive.[37] Eberlein Drive made it to the championship game, where they lost to Overseas Elite.

Personal lifeEdit

Amundson has Swedish heritage on his father's side, and also lived in Stockholm for a time. He expressed a desire to play for the Swedish national team, but that failed when the Swedish immigration ministry rejected his application for citizenship.[38]

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

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Utah 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2006–07 Philadelphia 10 0 8.7 .400 .000 .400 2.8 .1 .1 .8 1.6
2007–08 Philadelphia 16 0 4.0 .500 .000 .286 .8 .0 .1 .1 1.1
2008–09 Phoenix 76 0 13.7 .536 .000 .442 3.6 .4 .4 .9 4.2
2009–10 Phoenix 79 0 14.8 .551 .000 .545 4.4 .4 .3 .9 4.7
2010–11 Golden State 46 7 15.0 .454 .000 .391 4.0 .4 .3 .7 4.3
2011–12 Indiana 60 0 12.6 .430 .000 .427 3.7 .2 .5 .7 3.6
2012–13 Minnesota 20 0 8.1 .368 .000 .200 2.4 .2 .4 .3 1.6
2012–13 Chicago 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2012–13 New Orleans 18 0 11.6 .429 .000 .500 3.2 .4 .5 .3 2.4
2013–14 New Orleans 18 0 10.2 .500 .000 .250 3.1 .3 .5 .6 2.1
2013–14 Chicago 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2014–15 Cleveland 12 0 6.6 .333 .000 .600 1.7 .4 .1 .0 .9
2014–15 New York 41 35 20.9 .432 .000 .463 6.0 1.6 .5 1.3 6.0
2015–16 New York 29 0 7.0 .358 .000 .519 1.7 .4 .2 .2 1.8
Career 428 42 12.9 .474 .000 .444 3.6 .4 .4 .7 3.7

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Philadelphia 2 0 5.0 .500 .000 .500 3.5 .0 .0 .0 2.5
2010 Phoenix 16 0 12.1 .528 .000 .429 3.5 .1 .4 .4 2.9
2012 Indiana 11 0 8.5 .522 .000 .500 2.1 .2 .2 .5 2.5
Career 29 0 10.3 .524 .000 .448 3.0 .1 .3 .4 2.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 10 Questions for Phoenix Suns Louis Amundson[dead link]
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  3. ^ "Suns Sign Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. August 14, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Suns Exercise Team Option on Amundson". NBA.com. June 30, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward Louis Amundson". NBA.com. September 13, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  6. ^ "Warriors Forward Lou Amundson Exercises Contract Option For 2011–12 Season". NBA.com. June 30, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  7. ^ "Warriors lose Amundson with fractured finger". sfgate.com. October 18, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Lou Amundson Undergoes Successful Surgery". NBA.com. October 18, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Pacers Acquire Amundson from Golden State". NBA.com. December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
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  11. ^ "Wolves Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. September 25, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Johnson, Gelabale To Stay For Rest Of Season". NBA.com. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
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  14. ^ "Hornets Sign Amundson". NBA.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  15. ^ Clippers add Lou Amundson, Mustapha Farrakhan, JaMychal Green to training camp Archived October 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Insidehoops.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "Clippers waive forward Amundson". NBA.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  17. ^ Pelicans sign Lou Amundson and Josh Childress, waive Lance Thomas and Arinze Onuaku Archived November 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Insidehoops.com. Retrieved on October 30, 2016.
  18. ^ Pelicans Waive Amundson. Nba.com (December 31, 2013). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
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  25. ^ NBA's all-time 10-team club. Espn.go.com (January 10, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-10-30.
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  29. ^ "Knicks Re-Sign Lou Amundson". NBA.com. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
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  33. ^ Lintag, Paul (March 27, 2017). "Bittersweet PBA exit for Lou Amundson". abs-cbn.com. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  34. ^ ルー・アマンドソン選手 加入のお知らせ (in Japanese)
  35. ^ Lou Amundson signs with Kawasaki Brave Thunders
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