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Sergio Rodríguez Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈseɾxjo roˈðɾiɣeθ]; born 12 June 1986) is a Spanish professional basketball player who last played in Cska Moscow, VTB United League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays at the point guard position. Rodriguez, nicknamed "El Chacho", won the EuroLeague title in 2015, and was an All-EuroLeague First Team selection, as well as the EuroLeague MVP the year before.
Rodríguez with CSKA Moscow in October 2017
|Born||12 June 1986|
San Cristóbal de La Laguna,
Canary Islands, Spain
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Suns|
|2006–2009||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2010||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Rodríguez is a regular member of the senior Spanish national basketball team, with whom he won a FIBA World Cup title in 2006, an Olympics silver medal in 2012, as well as a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also won a EuroBasket title in 2015, a silver medal in 2007, and a bronze medal in 2013. He earned an All-EuroBasket Team selection in 2015.
Prior to joining the Portland Trail Blazers, Rodríguez was chosen to play for the 2004 World Junior Select team to play against the best high school players at the Nike Hoop Summit, located in the United States. Before joining the NBA, Rodríguez also played professional basketball at the senior club level for Estudiantes of the Spanish League, in which he played a final against FC Barcelona in the 2003–04 season, and won the ACB Rising Star Award for the 2004–05 season.
Portland Trail Blazers (2006–2009)Edit
Rodríguez was selected with the 27th pick in the first round, by the Phoenix Suns, in the 2006 NBA draft (and later that day traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations). On July 20, 2006, it was announced that the Trail Blazers had negotiated a buyout with his Spanish League club Estudiantes, and signed him to an NBA rookie-scale contract.
Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks (2009–2010)Edit
On June 25, 2009, Rodríguez was traded, along with the 37th pick in the 2009 NBA draft, and cash considerations, to the Sacramento Kings for the 31st pick in the 2009 NBA draft. In 39 games played for the Kings, he averaged 6 points and 3.1 assists per game.
On February 18, 2010, Rodríguez was traded to the New York Knicks, along with Tracy McGrady, in a 3-team trade deal. He appeared in 27 games for the Knicks, averaging 7.4 points and 3.4 assists per game.
Real Madrid (2010–2016)Edit
On July 5, 2010, after spending four seasons in the NBA, Rodríguez signed a 3-year contract with the Spanish team Real Madrid. In July 2012, he signed a 2-year contract extension with Real Madrid, extending his contract through the 2014–15 season.
On January 9, 2014, he signed an extension with Real Madrid, staying in the club until 2018. In May 2014, alongside his teammate Rudy Fernández, he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague. Prior to the 2014 Final Four, he was named the EuroLeague MVP of the season, after averaging 14 points, 4.9 assists, and 2 rebounds per game, over 31 games played, despite not starting in any game.
In the 2014–15 season, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59 in the 2015 finals game. Real Madrid eventually finished the season by also winning the season's Spanish League championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League's final series against Barcelona. With that title win, Real Madrid won the triple crown.
Philadelphia 76ers (2016–2017)Edit
On 13 July 2016, Rodríguez signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. He made his debut for the 76ers in their season opener on 26 October 2016, recording 12 points and nine assists in a 103–97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On April 8, 2017 Rodriguez was ruled out for the final three games of the season due to knee soreness after playing 68 games and starting a career high 30 games for the franchise.
CSKA Moscow (2017–2019)Edit
Spanish national teamEdit
Thought to be one of the best European prospects of his age, Rodríguez was named the MVP of the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, which was held in Zaragoza, Spain, while playing with the Spanish national junior team. He led the host Spanish team to the tournament's gold medal. In the eight games of that tournament, he averaged 19 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 8.5 assists per game, and 2.1 steals per game.
In August 2006, Rodríguez won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, while playing with the senior men's Spanish national team. He also won the silver medal with Spain's senior national team at the EuroBasket 2007. In 2012, he won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in London. In 2016, he won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|†||Denotes seasons in which Rodríguez won the EuroLeague|
Awards and accomplishmentsEdit
- 3× Liga ACB (Spanish League) Champion: (2013, 2015, 2016)
- 4× Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) winner: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- 3× Supercopa de España (Spanish Supercup) winner: (2012, 2013, 2014)
- EuroLeague Champion: (2015)
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion: (2015)
- Spanish ACB League Rising Star Award: (2005)
- 3× All-Spanish ACB League Team: (2013, 2014, 2016)
- Spanish Supercup MVP: (2013)
- All-EuroLeague First Team: (2014)
- EuroLeague MVP: (2014)
- Spanish ACB League Most Spectacular Player of the Year (KIA Award): (2014).
- Best Spanish ACB League Passer: (2013–14).
- 2× All-Europe Player of the Year: (2014, 2015)
- VTB United League champion: (2018)
- VTB United League Final Four MVP: (2018)
Spanish junior national teamEdit
Spanish senior national teamEdit
- "Meet the New Guys: Sergio Rodriguez | Philadelphia 76ers". NBA.com. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
- "Trail Blazers trade Sergio Rodriguez, Jon Brockman to Kings for Jeff Pendergraph". InsideHoops.com. June 25, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- "Knicks obtain McGrady in 3-team, 9-player trade". SI.com. February 18, 2010. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- "Sergio Rodriguez joins Real Madrid". Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
- Euroleague.net REAL MADRID, Rodriguez agree to extension through 2015.
- "Sergio Rodriguez extends with Real Madrid till 2018". sportando.com. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- "2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "Rodriguez voted bwin MVP of the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
- "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- "Real Madrid make it 4 out of 4". marca.com (in Spanish). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Sixers Sign Guards Bayless and Rodriguez". NBA.com. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
- "Thunder at 76ers". NBA.com. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
- "Sergio Rodriguez: first Spanish player in CSKA history!". cskabasket.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- "2017-18 All-EuroLeague Second Team presented by 7DAYS". euroleague.net. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.