Antonio McDyess NBA highlights – VIDEO

antonio_mcdyessAntonio McDyess has been a star in the NBA, when he first arrived into the league.

In 1995 he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers as the second overall pick in the NBA Draft and was traded to the Denver Nuggets before the season began for fellow power forward Rodney Rogers and a mid-first round pick that turned out to be Brent Barry.

McDyess averaged 17.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game over his first six seasons. McDyess was selected to be a part of the gold-winning U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics (as a replacement for injured Tim Duncan).

Early in the 2001–2002 season McDyess suffered a serious knee injury, a Patellar tendon rupture, that required season-ending surgery. McDyess struggled to play through the injury, re-aggravating it several times and going through additional surgeries over the next few seasons. He was sidelined due to injury for the remainder of the 2001–2002 season as well as the entire 2002–2003 NBA season.

When McDyess came back, he was no longer the leaping, explosive dunker he once was. McDyess spent his last two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, helping out the starting all-star power forward Tim Duncan.

McDyess made some adjustments to his game, and aside from being known as a gentleman in the league, he became a dependable role player.

In his final season, McDyess averaged 5.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19 minutes a game for the Spurs. He played in 1015 NBA games (645 started), averaging 12 ppg, 7.5 rpg, in 27.6 minutes of playing time. He played for the USA Olympic basketball team, and has been selected to the 2001 NBA All-Star game.

In 2012, 38-year old McDyess said he wanted to come out of retirement, and play in the NBA again, however he never did.

Below are three video highlights of McDyess, during his time with the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, and other teams.




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