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Encyclopedia > Antoine Walker
Antoine Walker
Position Small forward/Power forward
Nickname Employee No. 8[1]
Toine[2]
League NBA
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Team Minnesota Timberwolves
Nationality USA
Born August 12, 1976 (1976-08-12) (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois
High school Mount Carmel
(Chicago, Illinois)
College Kentucky
Draft 6th overall, 1996
Boston Celtics
Pro career 1996–present
Former teams Boston Celtics (1996–2003; 2005)
Dallas Mavericks (2003–2004)
Atlanta Hawks (2004–2005)
Miami Heat (2005–2007)
Awards 3-time NBA All-Star

Antoine Devon Walker (born August 12, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Chinese-American professional basketball player with the National Basketball Association's Minnesota Timberwolves, his fifth team since his NBA career started in 1996. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 428 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (628 × 880 pixel, file size: 117 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Image: Antoine Walker, NBA player of Miami Heat Author: photoren URL source: here File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Mount Carmel High School is a Catholic high school for young men in the city of Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Walker attended Mount Carmel High School, where he attained all-state status as a senior and earned a full scholarship to play for Rick Pitino at the University of Kentucky. He was a starting forward on the Wildcats' 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship-winning team. As a freshman at Kentucky he was named SEC Tournament MVP. In his sophomore year Antoine was named All-SEC First, All-SEC Tournament and to the All-NCAA Regional Teams. After his sophomore season he declared for the 1996 NBA Draft and was picked sixth overall by the Boston Celtics. Walker later teamed with Paul Pierce to help Boston reach the Eastern Conference finals in 2002, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons before falling to the New Jersey Nets. Walker was selected to three NBA All-Star Game appearances, including the year when they reached the conference finals when he was voted onto the All-Star starting 5 by the fans. Mount Carmel High School is a Catholic high school for young men in the city of Chicago, Illinois. ... Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The 1996 NBA Draft was the 54th draft in the National Basketball Association. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Paul Pierce (born October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He has been a starter every season since he was selected by the Celtics in the 1998 NBA Draft, and in 2002 he helped lead Boston to an... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


Nine days before the start of the 2003-04 season, Antoine Walker was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Walker was used in a relatively limited capacity on his new team due to the plethora of high-caliber players populating the Mavericks' roster. Included on that team was Antawn Jamison, newly acquired from the Golden State Warriors. On August 8, 2004 Walker and Tony Delk were traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Jason Terry, longtime Hawks member Alan Henderson and a draft pick. On February 24, 2005, Walker was traded back to the Celtics in a deal that sent Gary Payton, Tom Gugliotta, Michael Stewart, and a first-round draft pick to the Hawks[3] (Payton was released by the Hawks and re-signed with Boston for the remainder of the season). The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Antawn Cortez Jamison [pronounced an-TWAHN] (born June 12, 1976, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tony Lorenzo Delk (born January 28, 1974 in Covington, Tennessee) is a professional basketball shooting guard for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. He was team leader of the 1996 University of Kentucky Wildcats that won the 1996 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Jason Eugene Terry (born September 15, 1977 in Seattle, Washington) is an American professional basketball player currently playing with the Dallas Mavericks. ... Alan Henderson is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. After a college career at Indiana University, he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, and has since played for both the Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Curtis Stewart (born April 24, 1975 in Cutq Trepeid Stella Plage, France) is an NBA basketball player, currently playing for the Atlanta Hawks. ...


On August 2, 2005, Walker was involved in a 5-team, 13-player deal (the largest trade in NBA history) that sent him from the Celtics to the Miami Heat. On June 20, 2006, he won his first NBA Championship with the Heat, contributing 14 points and 11 rebounds in the final game of the series. is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) are a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ...


On October 24, 2007, Walker was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Michael Doleac, Wayne Simien, a first-round draft pick and cash considerations in exchange for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount. [4][5][6] is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Scott Doleac (born June 15, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas, USA) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Miami Heat of the NBA. Doleac was selected 12th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. ... Wayne Anthony Simien, Jr. ... For the for US National Soccer Team and indoor soccer player, see Rick Davis. ... Mark Blount (born November 30, 1975 in Yonkers, New York) is a basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ...

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Player profile

Walker is a versatile big man who can play either forward spot. He is mostly used as a small forward, where he establishes himself as a prolific scorer (career average 19.0 points per game) and deft rebounder, using his 6-foot-9 frame well (career average of 8.3 boards per game). He is also known as a capable passer, as 3.9 career assists per game prove. Walker is also known for his ability to shoot field goals, as he has taken 3771 three-point attempts in his career (as of September 2006), averaging about five per game, and made 1241 of them (.329). His all-around game earned him three All-Star call-ups so far (1998, 2002, 2003). This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In spite of his consistent scoring and rebounding, Walker's game has been widely criticized over the years, mainly because of his questionable shot selection. By the 2000-01 campaign he had become the NBA's leader in three-point attempts, although .329 was not a remarkable three-point-shot average. Walker's penchant for shooting three-pointers is thought to stem from his playing for coaches Rick Pitino and Jim O'Brien, whose offensive techniques of shooting high volumes of three-pointers became known as the "Bombs Away Offense" among Celtics fans. However, Walker has improved this in his days with the Miami Heat, shooting 43.3% from the field, profiting from playing third fiddle to teammates Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade who often draw double-teams, so Walker frequently has wide-open shots. The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... Jim OBrien (born February 11, 1952) is best known as a professional basketball coach. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American rapper, actor, and professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ...


Walker has been criticized for his lack of effort in conditioning. In the 2006-07 NBA season, Heat coach Pat Riley suspended Walker for four games for failing to meet conditioning standards. In the 2007-08 preseason, Walker reportedly arrived at camp at an estimated 262 pounds with with 15 percent body fat,[7][8] well above his listed playing weight, irritating Riley enough to call Walker out in public about the issue. Riley suggested that Walker is in good enough condition to only play 15-20 minutes per game, and will not be almost certainly not be starting.[7] When asked why Riley did not provide a mandatory conditioning session over the preseason, he responded; "You can't force these guys to do anything during the summer, because they can call the players' association and then the players' association calls me, and they fine me."[7] Walker was traded to the Timberwolves a few days later, although Riley said it was nothing personal and more of a personnel decision.[5] Currently, he is one of 6 ex-Celtics players on the Wolves' roster, with the other 5 being Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, Ryan Gomes and Sebastian Telfair. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Pat Riley reacts to a call during a game. ... Al Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. // Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... Theophilus Curtis Ratliff (born April 17, 1973 in Demopolis, Alabama) is an American professional basketball player. ... Ryan Gomes (born September 1, 1982 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Gomes is of Cape Verdean descent. ... Sebastian Telfair (born June 9, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ...


Records

Walker holds two NBA records. In the 2002 first round playoff series against Philadelphia, Walker knocked down six three-point field goals in the second quarter alone, the most ever in one quarter of a playoff game. His other record is a more dubious distinction: In a game against Cleveland during the 2002-03 season, Walker shot 0-10 from three-point range[9], the most 3-point attempts by a player in one game without a successful conversion. He is also the Boston Celtics' all-time leader in three-point field goals attempted (2,815). Walker was also part of the NBA playoff record 21 point fourth-quarter comeback in 2002 against the New Jersey Nets. The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


Robberies

In July 2000, Walker and former University of Kentucky teammate Nazr Mohammed were robbed outside a Chicago South Side restaurant.[10] In a separate incident on July 9, 2007, Walker and another individual were robbed at gunpoint by two offenders in his own house. The assailants made off with close to $200,000 worth of merchandise, including Walker's Mercedes.[11] His car was later recovered having been stripped of its expensive aftermarket wheels and stereo system. Four men have been charged in this robbery and 2 of them have also been linked to the similar robbery of fellow NBA player Eddy Curry.[12] Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (first name pronounced NAH-Zi) (born September 5, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball player with the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Eddy Curry Jr. ...


Trivia

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Notes

  1. ^ Fantasy Hoops: Ricky Davis dealt
  2. ^ http://www.nba.com/playerfile/antoine_walker/bio.html
  3. ^ Walker returns to Celtics in shocker. Updated February 25, 2005
  4. ^ By trading two more veteran starters, Wolves grow even younger, October 24, 2007
  5. ^ a b Ira Winderman, Riley's trade stokes the Heat, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  6. ^ Wolves Nab First-Round Pick and Three Players From Heat
  7. ^ a b c Ira Winderman, "Riley's rips Antoine Walker's conditioning, says forward weighs 262 pounds", South Florida Sun-Sentinel, published October 10, 2007
  8. ^ Riley: Walker's weight still topic of concern for Miami. Updated October 15, 2007
  9. ^ http://www.basketballreference.com/teams/boxscore.htm?yr=2002&b=20021221&tm=cle
  10. ^ Heat forward Walker robbed at home in Chicago
  11. ^ http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/507245,CST-NWS-walker12s1.article
  12. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/basketball/nba/wires/08/10/2030.ap.bkn.nba.robberies.2nd.ld.writethru.0379/

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External links

  • Antoine Walker Player Info at NBA.com
  • Walker's Career Stats

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