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Damien Wilkins

N/A | Guard-Forward

Hawks

Biography

Background

TRANSACTIONS: Was not selected in the 2004 NBA Draft. Signed as a rookie free agent with Seattle on 10/4/04… Resigned as a restricted free agent with Seattle on 8/24/05. Traded to Minnesota along with Chucky Atkins in exchange for Etan Thomas and two future second round picks on 7/27/09. Signed as a free agent with Memphis on 9/28/10. Waived by Memphis on 10/21/10. Signed as a free agent with Atlanta on 12/3/10. Waived by Atlanta on 1/5/11. Signed a 10-day contract with Atlanta on 1/8/11 and a second 10-day contract on 1/18/11 before signing for the remainder of the season on 1/27/ 11. Signed as a free agent with Detroit on 12/10/11. Signed as a free agent with Philadelphia on 9/27/12.


2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 61 games with 21 starts, averaged 6.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 18.0 minutes per game while shooting 45.9% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the line.
  • Recorded 18 DNP-CD's this past season, missed two games (12/10-12/12/12) with a right calf strain and one game (1/30/13) due to personal reason.
  • Scored 10+ points in 18 of his final 29 games played after not scoring above 7 points prior this past season… had 21 points at Atlanta on 3/6/13, marking his first 20-point effort since 3/24/08 for Seattle vs. Portland, scored 20+ points three times this past season.
  • Scored 10+ points in four consecutive games from 3/6-3/11/13, his longest streak since a seven-game span from 3/21-4/6/08.
  • Started the final 21 games of last season (Sixers 11-10 mark) after coming off the bench his first 40 games played… as a starter, averaged 12.1 points on 48.7% shooting in 31.0 minutes per game.
  • Had 16 3FGM over the past 22 games this past season after having just one his first 38 games played.
  • Son of former NBA player Gerald Wilkins and the nephew of Dominique Wilkins.


  • PRO CAREER: Nine NBA seasons... In 563 games with 149 starts, averaging 6.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.3 minutes per game while shooting 42.7% from the floor, 33.0% from 3-point range and 78.3% from the line.

    PLAYOFFS: In 15 games off the bench, averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game while shooting 46.9% from the floor, 23.1% from 3-point range and 44.4% from the line. 2005: Appeared in seven games for Seattle during its run to the Western Conference Semifinals, averaging 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.43 steals in 19.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.4% from the floor, 27.3% from 3-point range and 44.4% from the line. Had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. San Antonio on 5/15/05... 2011: Appeared in eight games for Atlanta during its run to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 4.9 minutes per game while shooting 53.8% from the floor and 0-of-2 from 3-point range..

    2011-12: Eighth NBA season (Detroit)... In 60 games with two starts, averaged 3.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game while shooting 39.4% from the floor, 30.4% from 3-point range and 63.0% from the line... Had almost as many steals (29) as turnovers (30)… Scored in double-figures once vs. Chicago on 1/4/12.

    2010-11: Seventh NBA season (Atlanta)... In 52 games off the bench, averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game while shooting 50.4% from the floor, 20.0% from 3-point range and 71.4% from the line... Had 27 steals with 21 turnovers... Scored in double-figures five times.

    2009-10: Sixth NBA season (Minnesota)... In 80 games with 31 starts, averaged 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 19.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.3% from the floor, 29.5% from 3-point range and 79.8% from the line... Scored 10+ points 15 times and recorded three double-doubles... Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Washington on 12/26/09... Hit the game winning shot as time expired vs. New Jersey on 10/28/09.

    2008-09: Fifth NBA season (Oklahoma City)... In 80 games with 31 starts, averaged 5.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.5 minutes per game while shooting 36.2% from the floor, 37.5% from 3-point range and 80.4% from the line.

    2007-08: Fourth NBA season (Seattle)... In 76 games with 31 starts, averaged career-highs of 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24.3 minutes per game while shooting 40.3% from the floor, 32.3% from 3-point range and 73.6% from the line... Scored 20+ points four times, including a career-high 41 points on 15-of-20 shooting at Atlanta on 11/16/09.

    2006-07: Third NBA season (Seattle)... Appeared in all 82 games with 31 starts, averaging 8.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.12 steals in 24.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.5% from the floor, 41.0% from 3-point range and 88.2% from the line... Scored 20+ points four times.

    2005-06: Second NBA season (Seattle)... Appeared in all 82 games with 12 starts, averaging 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.88 steals in 18.6 minutes per game while shooting 44.4% from the floor, 25.0% from 3-point range and 84.0% from the line... Scored 20+ points four times and recorded two double-doubles.

    2004-05: Rookie NBA season (Seattle)... In 29 games with seven starts, averaged 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 17.9 minutes per game while shooting 43.5% from the floor, 27.1% from 3-point range and 61.8% from the line... Scored 20+ points twice.

    COLLEGE CAREER: Spent his first two seasons at N.C. State before transferring to Georgia... Sat out the 2001-02 season due to NCAA transfer regulations... Named ACC All-Freshman team... Severed as co-captain for the Bulldogs his senior season and averaged 12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 rebounds.

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