Muscala with the Atlanta Hawks
|No. 31 – Los Angeles Lakers|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Born||July 1, 1991|
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Roseville (Roseville, Minnesota)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|2013–2014||Río Natura Monbús|
|2014–2015||→Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|2019–present||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Muscala, (prounounced /muˈSKĂ luh/), was born on July 1, 1991 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to parents Bob and Mary. His mother later married Thomas Maida. He has a stepsister, Madeline. Muscala grew up in Minnesota, and attended schools in Roseville, Minnesota, graduating from Roseville High School.
Muscala played for the Bucknell Bison men's basketball team for four seasons. He was the 2011 Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Bison to an NCAA Tournament appearance. In addition, he was named to the First Team All-Patriot League and AP All-American Honorable Mention in 2010-2011. He was a 2012–13 Academic All-America selection. He was also a 2012–13 Senior CLASS Award finalist. In 2013, Muscala also won the Patriot League Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and earned First-Team All Conference honors, becoming the first player in Patriot League history to earn Player of the Year and Tournament MVP twice. During his 2012–13 campaign, Muscala also became Bucknell's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Al Leslie's 32-year record.
NBA draft and Spain (2013–2014)Edit
On June 27, 2013, Muscala was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 44th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Hawks on draft night, and later joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League.
On August 1, 2013, Muscala signed a one-year deal with Río Natura Monbús Obradoiro of the Liga ACB. On February 25, 2014, he parted ways with Obradoiro and returned to the United States. In 20 games for the club, he averaged 14.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
Atlanta Hawks (2014–2018)Edit
On February 27, 2014, Muscala signed a multi-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks. He made his debut for the Hawks on March 2, recording four points and five rebounds in a loss to the Phoenix Suns. In the team's regular season finale on April 16, Muscala scored a season-high 15 points in a 111–103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
In July 2014, Muscala re-joined the Hawks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. During the 2014–15 season, he received multiple assignments to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. On March 28, 2015, he had a season-best game with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Muscala again played for the Hawks' summer league team in 2015, averaging 9.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in six games. On February 3, 2016, he scored a season-high 12 points in a 125–86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. On March 26, 2016, he was presented with the Jason Collier Memorial Trophy for being the player who best exemplifies the characteristics Collier displayed off the court as a community ambassador.
On June 29, 2016, the Hawks exercised the option for the 2016–17 season on Muscala's contract.
On July 25, 2017, Muscala re-signed with the Hawks. On March 11, 2018, he scored a career-high 19 points in a 129–122 loss to the Chicago Bulls. On March 28, 2018, he set a new career high and led all scorers with 24 points in a 126–114 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Philadelphia 76ers (2018–2019)Edit
Los Angeles Lakers (2019–present)Edit
On February 6, 2019, Muscala was traded, along with Wilson Chandler, Landry Shamet and a number of future draft picks, to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović and Mike Scott. The following day, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac.
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|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|
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- 2012-13 men's basketball all-patriot league team and major awards announced
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- Mike Muscala flying to Atlanta to sign with Hawks, agent says
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- HAWKS SIGN MIKE MUSCALA TO CONTRACT
- Notebook: Suns 129, Hawks 120
- Mike Muscala 2013-14 Game Log
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- Mike Muscala 2014-15 Game Log
- Mike Muscala 2015-16 Game Log
- Mike Muscala Awarded Jason Collier Memorial Trophy
- Hawks Bringing Muscala Back Next Season
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- "LaVine, Portis lead Bulls past short-handed Hawks, 129-122". ESPN.com. March 11, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- "Towns' franchise-record 56 lead Wolves over Hawks 126-114". ESPN.com. March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- "Team Acquires Mike Muscala in a Three-Team Deal". NBA.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
- "L.A. Clippers Aquire Chandler, Muscala, Shamet And Two First Round Draft Picks". NBA.com. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- "Lakers Acquire Mike Muscala". NBA.com. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2019.