Joel Przybilla


Position: Center
Height: 7-1
Weight: 255
Birthdate: 10/10/79
College: Minnesota
Years Pro: 12 years
Drafted: Acquired by the Bucks from the Houston Rockets for the draft rights to Jason Collier (15th pick overall) and a future first round draft choice on June 28, 2000.


PERSONAL ... Full name is Joel Anthony Przybilla (pronounced Priz-BIL-ah) … married to Noelle, and father to Anthony and Jayden … owns an English bulldog named Beanie … an avid outdoorsman, Joel loves to fish … boxes during the off-season as one way to stay in shape … lists his favorite movie as "The Big Lebowski" … at Monticello High School, he was a two-time winner of Minnesota's Associated Press Player of the Year Award.

2012-13 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Completed his 13th NBA season by appearing in a career-low 12 games, with averages of 0.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest … played more than 10 minutes in a game just once (17 vs. Chicago on 11/24) … missed one game due to an NBA suspension (12/18), with 30 DNP-CDs and 38 games on the Inactive List.

2011-12 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Posted averages of 2.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.59 blocks and 16.6 minutes in 27 games (19 starts) after signing with Portland as a free agent on 2/27 … grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds on 4/11 vs. Golden State … started 19 consecutive outings after making his first start on 3/16 at Chicago ... blocked two shots on 4/15 at Sacramento, surpassing Jerome Kersey for fourth place on Portland's all-time list with 623 career blocked shots as a Trail Blazer … pulled down 11 rebounds on 3/18 at Oklahoma City ... appeared in his first game in nearly a year against Miami on 3/1, finishing with four points (1-of-2 FG), two blocks, and six rebounds in 19 minutes of action … led the team in rebounding on four different occasions in 2011-12.
PRO CAREER ... Holds career averages of 4.0 points (55.2% FG), 6.3 rebounds, 1.43 blocks and 20.1 minutes in 580 games (396 starts) … posted averages of 4.6 points (57.2% FG), 7.1 rebounds, 1.63 blocked shots and 22.0 minutes in 422 games (292 starts) with Portland from 2004-12 … notched 37 career double-doubles, including 36 with Portland … 2010-11: Averaged 1.8 points, 40 rebounds and 14.4 minutes in 36 games (nine starts) with Portland and Charlotte … before being traded to the Bobcats on 2/24, posted averages of 1.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 31 games (nine starts) with the Trail Blazers … blocked a season-high three shots on 2/13 at Detroit ... in his first start since injuring his knee on 12/22/09, grabbed seven rebounds and scored two points on 1/20  against the Clippers ... recorded season highs in minutes (29), rebounds (11) and assists (three) on 1/19 at Sacramento ... posted a season-high six points (3-3 FG) on 1/17 vs. Minnesota ... passed Clyde Drexler for fifth in franchise history for blocks (596) on 12/13 at Memphis ... totaled four points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes during his first game of the season on 12/3 at Washington ... missed first 18 games of the season due to a right knee injury and the stomach flu … 2009-10: Posted averages of 4.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.43 blocks and 22.7 minutes in 30 games (nine starts) … underwent surgery to repair a ruptured right patella tendon on 12/24/09, after suffering the injury on 12/22 at Dallas ... underwent surgery to repair a re-ruptured right patella tendon on 3/8/10 ... in 29 games before injury, placed second on team in rebounds, offensive rebounds (2.4) and blocked shots ... pulled in double figures in rebounds in six straight games from 12/11-20 for first time since a seven-game stretch in March of 2005 ... in 21 games as a reserve, led NBA in rebounds (154), and ranked second in offensive rebounds (50) and blocked shots (27) before entering the starting lineup on 12/7 … 2008-09: Averaged 5.5 points, a career-best 8.7 rebounds, 1.18 blocks and 23.8 minutes in 82 games (43 starts) … led Portland in rebounds in a team-high 43 games (inc. ties) ... pulled down double figures in rebounds 34 times, including 14 games of 14 or more boards ... led the team in field goal shooting (62.5%), rebounds (8.7) and blocks (1.18) ... was the only Trail Blazer to appear in all 82 games, doing so for the first time in his career … 2007-08: Posted averages of 4.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.21 blocked shots, 23.6 minutes and a 57.8 percent field goal mark … his 26 rebounds on 3/22 at L.A. Clippers tied him with LeRoy Ellis and Bill Walton for the most in franchise history in a regulation game, and fell just one shy of Sidney Wicks' team-record 27 (set in 2OT) … 2006-07: In 43 games (all starts), averaged 2.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, a team-high 1.56 blocked shots and 16.3 minutes … 2005-06: Averaged 6.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.32 blocks and 24.9 minutes in 56 games (52 starts) … missed 25 games because of patella tendonitis in his right knee … ranked seventh in NBA for the second consecutive year in blocks per game (2.32) … tied a franchise record for most blocked shots in a game with a career-high nine on 4/2 at Seattle … 2004-05: Averaged 6.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.14 blocked shots and 24.4 minutes in 76 games (50 starts) … finished seventh in NBA in blocked shots (2.14) … led team with a 59.8 percent field goal shooting mark … 2003-04: In 12 games (all starts) with Atlanta, averaged 4.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.42 blocked shots and 26.2 minutes … appeared in five games with Milwaukee before being traded … averaged 0.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 33 minutes of action with the Bucks … 2002-03: Saw action in 32 games with the Bucks and averaged 1.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.40 blocks and 17.1 minutes … sat out the first 13 games with left ankle bone spurs, then was on injured list for 31 games because of ankle soreness … 2001-02: Averaged 2.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.66 blocks and 15.9 minutes in 71 games (62 starts) … 2000-01: In 33 games (13 starts), averaged 0.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.91 blocks.

COLLEGE ... Played two seasons at Minnesota before entering the NBA Draft … 1999-00: Averaged 14.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and shot 61.3 percent from the field in 21 games during his sophomore season with the Golden Gophers … ranked fourth in the nation in blocks … finished first in the Big Ten in field goal percentage, second in blocks and third in rebounds … 1998-99: Earned Basketball News All-American recognition as a freshman … started 26 of 28 games as a freshman and finished eighth in the nation in blocked shots with a 3.0 average.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (11 games, 9 starts) ... Averaged 2.3 points (57.9% FG), 4.9 rebounds, 1.27 blocked shots and 17.9 minutes in 11 career playoff games (nine starts) … 2009: Started all six games for Portland, averaging 3.8 points (10-18 FG), 7.3 rebounds (3.2 off.), 2.00 blocks and 27.0 minutes … led team in rebounds three times (inc. ties) … 2003: Started three of Milwaukee's five playoff games, and averaged 0.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game … 2001: Appeared in one game, playing two minutes for Milwaukee in Game 2 vs. Philadelphia.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 9th overall pick in the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft … traded to Milwaukee in a draft-night deal on 6/28/00 in exchange for Jason Collier and a future first-round pick ... dealt to Atlanta on 2/15/04 as part of a three-team trade that also sent Tim Thomas to New York and brough Keith Van Horn to Milwaukee ... signed as a free agent with Portland on 8/25/04 ... traded to Charlotte along with Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks and a future first-round pick (later dealt to Milwaukee and used to select current-teammate Tobias Harris) in exchange for Gerald Wallace ... signed as a free agent with Portland on 2/27/12 ... signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 8/9/12.

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