HEAT Player 2010: Zydrunas Ilgauskas

  • Position: Center | Height: 7'3" | Weight: 260
  • Years Pro: 12
  • Birthdate: 6/5/75 (Kaunas, Lithuania)


  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft (20th overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers…signed a six-year contract extension with the Cavs on Jan. 29, 1999…signed a contract extension on Aug. 2, 2005…traded to the Washington Wizards along with Cleveland’s 2010 first-round pick, Al Thornton and the draft rights to Emir Preldzic in a three-team trade that sent Antawn Jamison and Sebastian Telfair to the Cavaliers and Drew Gooden to the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 18, 2010…waived by the Wizards on Feb. 25, 2010…signed by the Cavaliers as a free agent on Mar. 23, 2010…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 17, 2010.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 771 regular season games (673 starts) during his 12-year NBA career and has averaged 13.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.65 blocks, 1.2 assists and 28.3 minutes while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor, 31.3 percent from three-point range and 78 percent from the foul line…has missed 318 games due to injury, six games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list, four games due to personal/family health matters, two games due to NBA-imposed suspensions and two games as a DNP-CD…has scored in double figures on 552 occasions, including 157 games with at least 20 points and 10 30-point performances…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 38 (Jan. 11, 2005-Mar. 31, 2005) and his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point games is five (Feb. 17-28, 2005)…11 times in his career he has averaged double figures in scoring…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 215 times, including one 20-rebound effort…his longest streak of consecutive games grabbing double-figure rebounds is six (Oct. 31, 2007-Nov. 9, 2007)…has recorded 191 double-doubles…his longest stretch of consecutive double-doubles is four and occurred four times (most recently from Feb. 26, 2009-Mar. 2, 2009)…his high for consecutive field goals made is 13 (Mar. 8-10, 2004) and his longest string of consecutive free throws made is 31 (Mar. 11-28, 2007)…has recorded 369 multi-block games and 78 multi-steal games…is the Cavs all-time leader in games played, rebounds and blocked shots…has appeared in 71 postseason games (64 starts) and has averaged 11.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.15 blocks, 1.0 assists and 28.4 minutes while connecting on 47.7 percent from the floor, 15.4 percent from three-point range and 74.6 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 40 times, including six 20-point performances…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 17 times and posted 14 double-doubles…in his two NBA All-Star Game appearances has averaged 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.00 blocks, 0.5 assists and 10.5 minutes while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the foul line.

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Appeared in 64 games (six starts) for the Cavs and averaged 7.4 points (.443 FG%, .743 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 0.78 blocks, 0.5 assists and 20.9 minutes…was traded to Washington on Feb. 18 but did not play a game for the Wizards before being released on Feb. 25 and re-signing with the Cavs on Mar. 23…missed one game as a DNP-CD with the Cavs and four games as a healthy scratch on the Wizards inactive list…became the Cavs’ all-time leader in games played on Dec. 2 vs. Phoenix…topped the Cavs in scoring once, in blocks 19 times, in rebounds on nine occasions and in steals in three games…scored in double figures 19 times, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times…Season Highs: 25 points (at Sacramento, Dec. 23), 12 rebounds (vs. Orlando, Apr. 11), five blocks (vs. Charlotte, Oct. 31), four assists (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 21), two steals (vs. Utah, Nov. 14) and 34:00 minutes (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 21).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Started all 65 games in which he saw action and averaged 12.9 points (.472 FG%, .799 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 1.29 blocks, 1.0 assists and 27.2 minutes…missed a total of 16 games due to a sprained left ankle (three games from Dec. 12-17 and 13 from Jan. 2-29) and one game (the regular season finale) as a healthy scratch on the inactive list…became the Cavs’ all-time leader in rebounds vs. Toronto on Dec. 9 and Cleveland’s all-time leading shot blocker vs. New Jersey on Mar. 22…ranked second on the Cavs in offensive rebounds and blocks…led the team in scoring five times, in blocks 27 times, in rebounds on 23 occasions and in steals seven times…scored in double figures 49 times, including seven 20-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds 18 times and posted 14 double-doubles…scored his 10,000th career point vs. Atlanta on Mar. 21…played his 700th career game vs. Detroit on Mar. 29…Season Highs: 23 points (twice), 17 rebounds (at Milwaukee, Nov. 29), four assists (at New Jersey, Nov. 18), four blocks (three times), two steals (six times) and 36:10 minutes (at Atlanta, Mar. 1).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Started all 73 games he participated in and averaged 14.1 points (.474 FG%, .802 FT%), a career-high 9.3 rebounds, 1.64 blocks, 1.4 assists and 30.4 minutes…missed a total of eight games due to injury (seven from Mar. 2-13 with a back strain and one on Feb. 26 with an upper respiratory infection) and sat out the final game of the season as a healthy scratch on the inactive list…ranked among the NBA leaders in offensive rebounds per game (4th), blocks per game (13th), rebounds per game (16th) and double-doubles (tied-21st)…led the Cavs in offensive rebounds, total rebounds and blocks and ranked second in scoring, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted and defensive rebounds…topped the team in scoring five times, in blocks 43 times, in rebounds on 32 occasions, in steals seven times and in assists twice…scored in double figures 52 times, including 16 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 34 times and recorded 29 double-doubles…grabbed double-figure rebounds in a career-high six consecutive games from Oct. 31-Nov. 9…recorded nine games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds…grabbed his 5,000th career rebound vs. New Orleans on Mar. 26…Season Highs: 29 points (vs. New Orleans, Mar. 26), 18 rebounds (vs. Dallas, Oct. 31), six assists (at New Jersey, Dec. 14), six blocks (vs. Utah, Nov. 16), three steals (vs. Houston, Feb. 19) and 44:30 minutes (vs. Boston, Nov. 27).

    2006-2007 SEASON:

    Started each of the 78 games in which he appeared and averaged 11.9 points (.485 FG%, .807 FT%), 7.7 rebounds, 1.26 blocks, 1.6 assists and 27.3 minutes…missed four games from Feb. 14-22 due to personal/family health matters…became the Cavs all-time leader in offensive rebounds with his first offensive board against Toronto on Dec. 6…ranked among the NBA leaders in offensive rebounds per game (8th), offensive rebounds (9th), rebounds per game (22nd), blocks (24th), blocks per game (25th) and field goal percentage (32nd)…led the Cavs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and blocks and was second in offensive and total rebounds…topped the team in scoring and assists twice each, in blocks 41 times, in rebounds on 23 occasions and in steals nine times…scored in double figures on 47 occasions, including six 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 21 times and recorded 17 double-doubles…hit a career-high 31 consecutive free throws from Mar. 11-28…tied the Cleveland franchise records for offensive rebounds in a game with 12 (tying his career high) and for a half with 10 in first half vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 25…Season Highs: 27 points (at Boston, Jan. 3), 16 rebounds (vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 7), seven assists (vs. Sacramento, Mar. 13), five blocks (twice), four steals (at Atlanta, Dec. 1) and 42:05 minutes (at Boston, Jan. 3).

    2005-2006 SEASON:

    Started all 78 games in which he appeared and averaged 15.6 points (.506 FG%, .834 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.74 blocks, 1.2 assists and 29.3 minutes…missed one game (Dec. 13 vs. Atlanta) due to a sprained right knee and three games (Apr. 5-10) with a sprained left ankle…recorded a career high in free throw percentage…ranked among the NBA leaders in offensive rebounds per game (tied-6th), blocks per game (16th), field goal percentage (22nd), rebounds per game (24th) and free throw percentage (26th)…led the Cavs in free throw percentage, offensive rebounds and blocks and was the second leading scorer…topped the team in scoring four times, in blocks 47 times, in rebounds in 28 games and in steals nine times…scored in double figures a career-high 68 times, including 20 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 18 times and posted 18 double-doubles…Season Highs: 29 points (twice), 15 rebounds (vs. Detroit, Feb. 27), five assists (vs. Milwaukee, Feb. 6), five blocks (six times), three steals (at Boston, Feb. 15) and 40:47 minutes (vs. L.A. Clippers, Nov. 30).

    2004-2005 SEASON:

    Started each of the 78 games he played and averaged 16.9 points (.468 FG%, .799 FT%), 8.6 rebounds, 2.12 blocks, 1.3 assists and 33.5 minutes…missed four games from Apr. 6-11 due to a dislocated right ring finger…set a Cleveland franchise record for offensive rebounds in a season…recorded career highs in minutes, free throws made and offensive rebounds…led the NBA in offensive rebounds and ranked among the league leaders in offensive rebounds per game (2nd), blocks (6th), blocks per game (8th), rebounds per game (19th) and scoring average (31st)…led the Cavs in offensive rebounds and blocks…topped the team in scoring eight times, in blocks 51 times, in rebounds on 26 occasions and in steals in six games…scored in double figures 67 times, including 30 games with at least 20 points and three 30-point efforts…scored in double figures in a career-high 38 consecutive games from Jan. 11-Mar. 31, including a career-high five straight games with at least 20 points from Feb. 17-28…grabbed double-figure rebounds 25 times and tallied 24 double-doubles…grabbed 10-or-more offensive rebounds in a game five times, including a career-high, NBA season-high and franchise single-game record 12 vs. Atlanta on Feb. 16…matched his career high in scoring with 35 points vs. Indiana on Nov. 3…played a career-high 48 minutes vs. Boston on Dec. 18…was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver and tallied 12 points, seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 17 minutes…Season Highs: 35 points (vs. Indiana, Nov. 3), 18 rebounds (three times), seven blocks (vs. Chicago, Feb. 23), five assists (at Portland, Jan. 19), five steals (vs. Detroit, Nov. 24) and 48 minutes (vs. Boston, Dec. 18).

    2003-2004 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he saw action and averaged 15.3 points (.483 FG%, .746 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 2.48 blocks, 1.3 assists and 31.3 minutes…missed one game (Jan. 20) due to an NBA-imposed suspension…was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 14...ranked among the NBA leaders in offensive rebounds (3rd), blocks (4th), offensive rebounds per game (5th), blocks per game (7th) and field goal percentage (19th)…registered a single-season career high in blocks…led the Cavs in starts, offensive rebounds and blocks…topped Cleveland in scoring and rebounding 21 times each, in blocks 54 times, in steals on nine occasions and in assists once…scored in double figures 62 times, including 19 games with at least 20 points and three 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 24 times and posted 22 double-doubles…made a career-high 13 consecutive field goal attempts from Mar. 8-10…recorded at least one block in a career-high 37 consecutive games from Jan. 9-Mar. 29 and at least two blocks in 20 straight games from Feb. 11-Mar. 27…Season Highs: 31 points (at New York, Feb. 22), 17 rebounds (twice), seven assists (vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 15), six blocks (at Washington, Feb. 1), three steals (at New Orleans, Nov. 26) and 44 minutes (three times).

    2002-2003 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he appeared and averaged 17.2 points (.441 FG%, .781 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 1.88 blocks, 1.6 assists and 30.0 minutes…missed one game (Oct. 29) due to an NBA-imposed suspension…ranked among the NBA leaders in blocks (11th), rebounding (23rd) and scoring (40th)…increased his scoring average from 2001-02 by 6.1 ppg, tied for the fourth best improvement in the NBA…recorded single-season career highs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws attempted, assists and steals…led Cleveland in free throws made and attempted, offensive and total rebounds and blocks…topped the Cavs in scoring 22 times, in blocks 45 times, in rebounds on 25 occasions, in steals 15 times and in assists four times…was the only Cavalier to start every game he played…scored in double figures a career-high 68 times, including a career-best 31 games with at least 20 points and three 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 20 times, including the lone 20-rebound effort of his career…tallied 20 double-doubles…recorded career highs in points (35) and both field goals made (15) and attempted (28) vs. Orlando on Jan. 21…garnered career highs in defensive (16) and total (22) rebounds at Phoenix on Nov. 1…selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve by the coaches and went scoreless in four minutes…Season Highs: 35 points (vs. Orlando, Jan. 21), 22 rebounds (at Phoenix, Nov. 1), seven blocks (twice), six assists (twice), three steals (six times) and 41 minutes (at Phoenix, Nov. 1).

    2001-2002 SEASON:

    Saw action in 62 games (23 starts) and averaged 11.1 points (.425 FG%, .754 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 1.35 blocks, 1.1 assists and 21.4 minutes…missed a total of 19 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD once…missed the first 17 games of the season (Oct. 30-Dec. 1) rehabbing from left foot surgery and a pair of games (Mar. 26-28) with back spasms…led the Cavs in offensive rebounds…topped the team in scoring five times, in blocks 27 times, in rebounds on 10 occasions and in steals six times…scored in double figures 38 times, including seven games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds six times and recorded six double-doubles…made his 2001-02 debut on Dec. 4 vs. Detroit after missing 75 consecutive games dating back to Dec. 22, 2000 due to a left foot injury…Season Highs: 26 points (vs. New Jersey, Mar. 19), 14 rebounds (vs. New Jersey, Mar. 19), four assists (twice), four blocks (vs. New Jersey, Dec. 26), three steals (at Indiana, Feb. 22) and 31 minutes (vs. Miami, Jan. 21).

    2000-2001 SEASON:

    Started all 24 games in which he appeared and averaged 11.7 points (.487 FG%, .679 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 1.54 blocks, 0.8 assists and 25.7 minutes…missed the final 58 games of the season (Dec. 23-Apr. 18)…was placed on the injured list on Dec. 26 after removing himself in a game at Miami on Dec. 22 after experiencing sudden pain in his left foot…underwent surgery on Feb. 7 to repair a fractured navicular bone in his left foot…the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Mark Myerson at Baltimore’s Union Memorial Hospital, consisted of the removal of two existing screws, the insertion of three new screws and extensive bone grafting…additionally he had a calcaneal osteotomy performed to realign his left heel and a first metatarsal osteotomy that further contoured his foot to distribute stresses on the foot more evenly…topped the Cavs in scoring and rebounds five times each, in blocks on 11 occasions and in steals four times…scored in double figures on 14 occasions, including three 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and recorded four double-doubles…Season Highs: 24 points (twice), 13 rebounds (at Philadelphia, Nov. 15), six blocks (twice), three assists (vs. Detroit, Nov. 21), three steals (at Philadelphia, Nov. 15) and 37 minutes (vs. Utah, Dec. 16).

    1999-2000 SEASON:

    Sat out the entire 1999-00 season due to an injured left foot…was placed on the injured list on Nov. 1…underwent surgery on Jan. 26, 2000 to correct a fractured navicular bone in his left foot.

    1998-1999 SEASON:

    Started the first five games of the season before being diagnosed with a season-ending fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot on Feb. 17…sat out the final 45 games of the season from Feb. 16-May 5 and was placed on the injured list on Feb. 18…averaged 15.2 points (.509 FG%, .600 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 1.40 blocks, 0.8 assists and 34.2 minutes…topped the Cavs in scoring and steals once each and in rebounds and blocks three times each…scored in double figures in all five games, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…Season Highs: 22 points (at Atlanta, Feb. 5), 17 rebounds (at Atlanta, Feb. 5), two assists (at Boston, Feb. 6), two steals (vs. Indiana, Feb. 8), two blocks (three times) and 38 minutes (at Atlanta, Feb. 5).

    1997-1998 SEASON:

    Appeared in all 82 games (81 starts) for the Cavs and averaged 13.9 points (.518 FG%, .762 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 1.65 blocks, 0.9 assists and 29.0 minutes…was an All-Rookie First Team selection…ranked among the league leaders in offensive rebounds per game (8th), field goal percentage (11th), rebounds per game (15th) and blocks per game (18th)…ranked among NBA rookie leaders in field goal percentage (2nd), rebounds per game (2nd), blocks per game (3rd), scoring average (4th), minutes per game (8th) and free throw percentage (9th)…was one of only three rookies in the NBA to play all 82 games…registered career highs in games played, starts, field goal percentage, defensive rebounds and total rebounds…led the Cavs in field goal percentage, offensive rebounds and blocks and tied for the team lead in games played…topped the team in scoring 16 times, in rebounds 31 times, in blocks on 51 occasions, in steals three times and assists once…tied a Cavs franchise-record for rebounds in a half with 16 in the first half at Utah on Jan. 12…scored in double figures 63 times, including 16 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 39 times and recorded a career-high 35 double-doubles…started in his NBA debut at Houston on Oct. 31 and totaled 16 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes…his lone non-start of the season was in the second game of the season at San Antonio on Nov. 1…started for the Eastern Conference in the Schick Rookie Game at All-Star Weekend in Madison Square Garden in New York and was named MVP after tallying a game-high 18 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes…Season Highs: 32 points (vs. Detroit, Jan. 31), 18 rebounds (at Utah, Jan. 12), five assists (at Toronto, Feb. 12), five blocks (twice), three steals (at Orlando, Mar. 6) and 44 minutes (three times).

    1996-1997 SEASON:

    Was placed on the injured list on Oct. 31 due to a broken bone in his right foot and missed the entire season…underwent surgery preformed by Dr. Jim Sferra on Oct. 16, 1996 and his foot was in a cast until Jan. 6…the injury was to the same bone that caused him to miss the 1995-96 season…following two surgeries he played all summer in 1996 before sustaining the injury that caused him to sit out the 1996-97 campaign.

    1995-1996 SEASON:

    Did not play basketball while rehabilitating from a broken right foot…was an early entry candidate for the 1996 NBA Draft.

    1994-1995 SEASON:

    Played for Atletas Basketball Club in his hometown of Kaunas, Lithuania…appeared in 36 games, averaging 20.3 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 30.3 minutes while shooting 60 percent from the field and 68 percent from the foul line…led the league in rebounding, was second in blocked shots, third in field goal percentage and sixth in scoring…applied for early entry into the 1995 NBA Draft, then withdrew prior to the draft.

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2010: Came off the bench in all seven games in which he appeared for the Cavs and averaged 1.7 points (.385 FG%, .667 FT%), 1.6 rebounds, 1.00 blocks, 0.4 assists and 9.9 minutes…sat out four games as a DNP-CD…appeared in four games in Cleveland’s five-game Opening Round series against Chicago and averaged 1.3 points (.400 FG%, .500 FT%), 2.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 8.3 minutes…saw action in three games in Cleveland’s six-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Boston and averaged 2.3 points (.375 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.67 blocks, 1.0 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 11.3 minutes…2009: Started all 14 games for Cleveland and averaged 10.5 points (.449 FG%, .636 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.93 blocks and 29.1 minutes…ranked second on the team in offensive, defensive and total rebounds and blocks…scored in double figures nine times and grabbed double-figure rebounds four times…posted four double-doubles, including a postseason career-high three consecutive games from May 11-22…averaged 11.3 points (.444 FG%, .800 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.25 blocks and 28.0 minutes in the four-game Opening Round sweep of Detroit…averaged 10.3 points (.459 FG%, .462 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.00 blocks and 29.5 minutes in the four-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series sweep of Atlanta…in the six-game Eastern Conference Finals series against Orlando he averaged 10.2 points (.446 FG%, .733 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 29.5 minutes…2008: Started all 13 games for the Cavs and averaged 13.1 points (.479 FG%, .818 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.08 blocks and 30.2 minutes…led the Cavs in field goal percentage and offensive rebounds and ranked second in scoring, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds and blocks…scored in double figures seven times, including a pair of 20-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions and posted a pair of double-doubles…in the six-game Opening Round series against Washington he averaged 14.5 points (.530 FG%, .739 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 31.2 minutes…in the seven-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series against Boston he averaged 11.9 points (.432 FG%, .905 FT%), 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.29 blocks and 29.6 minutes…handed out a postseason career-high six assists in Game 3 vs. Boston on May 10…2007: Started all 20 postseason games for the Cavs and averaged 12.6 points (.492 FG%, .838 FT%), 9.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 32.5 minutes…led the Cavs in blocks and offensive and total rebounds and ranked second in points, free throws made and attempted and minutes…scored in double figures 13 times, including a pair of 20-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and posted a pair of double-doubles…in Cleveland’s Opening Round series sweep of Washington he averaged 19.0 points (.600 FG%, .842 FT%), 11.0 rebounds, 1.50 blocks, 0.8 assists and 38.3 minutes…scored 20 points and grabbed a postseason career-high 19 rebounds in Game 4 at Washington on Apr. 30…in the six-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. New Jersey he averaged 11.2 points (.479 FG%, .875 FT%), 9.0 rebounds. 1.0 assists and 33.0 minutes…in the six-game Eastern Conference Finals series vs. Detroit he averaged 12.8 points (.500 FG%, .789 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists blocks and 32.3 minutes…in the four-game NBA Finals series vs. San Antonio he averaged 7.8 points (.351 FG%, .833 FT%), a team-high 10.3 rebounds, 1.00 blocks, 0.5 assists and 25.8 minutes…2006: Started all 13 postseason games for Cleveland and averaged 10.4 points (.454 FG%, .750 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.08 blocks, 0.8 assists and 27.2 minutes…led the Cavs in offensive rebounds and blocks and ranked second in points scored, field goals made and attempted and free throws made and attempted…scored in double figures seven times…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…in the six-game Opening Round series vs. Washington he averaged 9.8 points (.429 FG%, .708 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 2.33 blocks, 0.7 assists and 28.0 minutes…in the seven-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Detroit he averaged 10.9 points (.471 FG%, .833 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 1.86 blocks, 0.9 assists and 26.4 minutes…1998: Started all four games in Cleveland’s four-game Opening Round series against Indiana and averaged 17.3 points (.571 FG%, .520 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 1.25 blocks, 0.5 assists and 36.8 minutes…led the team in field goal percentage and blocks and ranked second in scoring, offensive, defensive and total rebounds…ranked among the NBA playoff leaders in field goal percentage (5th), blocks per game (14th), scoring average (19th) and rebounds per game (22nd)…scored in double-figures in all four games, including his postseason career-high 25 points in Game 2 at Indiana on Apr. 25…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…made his postseason debut in Game 1 at Indiana on Apr. 23 and tallied 16 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes.

    HONORS:

    2004-05: Was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver…led the NBA in offensive rebounds…2003-04: Was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 14...2002-03: Was selected as an Eastern Conference reserve for the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta…1997-98: Earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors…was named MVP of the Schick Rookie Game at All-Star Weekend in New York.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Zydrunas Ilgauskas…name is pronounced GHEE-drew-nus ill-GAUS-kus…nickname is “Big Z”…is the son of Mecislovas Ilgauskas and Antanina Ilgauskiene…has a sister (Zivle Ilgauskaite)…married his wife, Jennifer, in the summer of 2004…adopted his two sons (Deividas and Povilas) in the summer of 2009 from his hometown of Kaunas, Lithuania…owns four physical therapy centers in Cleveland…admired Arvydas Sabonis growing up…his favorite sport other than basketball is soccer and his favorite team is Manchester United…enjoys fishing…says something most people don’t know about him is that he loves to read and follow politics…wears size 17 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 48, vs. Boston (12-18-04)
    FGM:   15, vs. Orlando (1-21-03)
    FGA: 28, vs. Orlando (1-21-03)
    3-PT FGM: 3, at Sacramento (12-23-09)
    3-PT FGA:  3, four times (last: at Sacramento, 12-23-09)
    FTM:  17, vs. Chicago (2-23-05)
    FTA: 19, vs. Chicago (2-23-05)
    OR: 12, two times (last: vs. Philadelphia, 11-25-06)
    DR:   16, at Phoenix (11-1-02)
    TOT:  22, at Phoenix (11-1-02)
    AST:   7, two times (last: at Sacramento, 3-13-07)
    STL: 5, vs. Detroit (11-24-04)
    TO: 11, vs. Denver (12-14-02)
    BLK:   7, three times (last: vs. Chicago, 2-23-05)
    PTS: 35, two times (last: vs. Indiana, 11-3-04)
       

    POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS: 40:52, at Washington (4-28-07)
    FGM:   10, two times (last: at Washington, 4-28-07)
    FGA:  18 at Boston (5-6-08)
    3-PT FGM: 1, two times (last: at Atlanta, 5-11-09)
    3-PT FGA:  3, at Orlando (5-24-09)
    FTM:  8, two times (last: vs. Washington, 4-19-08)
    FTA: 10, vs. Washington (4-22-07)
    OR: 10, vs. San Antonio (6-12-07)
    DR:   15, at Washington (4-30-07)
    TOT:  19, at Washington (4-30-07)
    AST:   6, vs. Boston (5-10-08)
    STL: 2, three times (last: at Orlando, 5-30-09)
    TO: 5, two times (last: at Washington, 4-30-06)
    BLK:   6, at Detroit (5-17-06)
    PTS: 25, at Indiana (4-25-98)