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Daniel Gibson

N/A | Guard

Cavaliers

Biography

Background

DRAFTED:
Selected in the second round (42nd overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers.

2011-12:
Played in 35 games (seven starts)…averaged 7.5 points on .351 shooting, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26.2 minutes per game…in seven games as a starter, averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.2 minutes per game…scored a season-high 19 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting, including 5-7 (.714) from three-point range in 27 minutes off the bench against New Jersey on Jan. 1…scored 18 points on 6-11 (.545) shooting and added two rebounds in 26 minutes at Milwaukee on Mar. 14…pulled down a season high and career-high tying eight rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Atlanta on Mar. 18…recorded back-to-back 17 point games on Feb. 8 versus the L.A. Clippers (on .545 shooting in 36 minutes) and Feb. 10 against Milwaukee (on .583 shooting, to go along with six rebounds and a season-high eight assists in a season-high 42 mintues)…made three or more three-pointers six times…scored 10 or more points eight times…led the team in assists two times, steals five times and blocks five times…missed game on Jan. 20, due to personal reasons…missed game on Jan 29 due to sore neck…missed games from Jan. 31-Feb 7 due to soft tissue infection in neck…missed games from Feb. 17 – Feb. 19 and March 21-25 due to left ankle sprain…missed games from Mar. 27-April 26 due to a torn tendon-left foot/ankle…was DND four times and NWT 12 times on the season…was on the Inactive List 16 times for the year.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
In the 2010-11 season, played in 67 games (15) starts…averaged a career-highs of 11.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 27.8 minutes per game…in 15 games as a starter, averaged 13.7 points and shot .479 from behind the arc, 3.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.9 minutes per game…shot .403 from three-point range for the season and ranked 25th in the league, for the fourth time in his career he has shot over .400 from beyond the arc for a season…scored in double figures 44 times, including scoring 20 or more points five times…led or tied the team lead in points seven times, in assists 10 times, steals 12 times and six times in blocks…scored a season-high 29 points, including shooting a career-high 7-8 from three-point range versus Utah on Dec. 20…dished out a season-high nine assists versus Portland on Feb. 5…scored 26 points on 10-16 (.625) shooting, including shooting 4-7 (.571) from behind the arc…missed the game on Dec. 26 due to flu-like symptoms…missed two games from Jan. 1 – Jan. 2 due to a left inner thigh contusion…missed five games from Jan. 7 – Jan. 15 due to a left ankle sprain…missed a total of five games due to a left quad contusion from Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 and March 2 – March 6…missed two games due to personal reasons on Feb. 4 and Feb. 23…was placed on the Inactive List seven times and was a DND on one occasion. played in 56 games (10 starts) during the 2009-10 season…averaged 6.3 points on career highs of .466 shooting from the field and .477 from behind the arc, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 19.1 minutes per game…led the Cavaliers with .477 three-point field goal percentage and ranked 3rd in the NBA; also notched the 3rd highest single-season mark in franchise history (Steve Kerr at .507 in 1989-90 and Mark Price at .486 in 1987-88)…in 10 games as a starter (Cavs were 9-1), averaged 11.7 points on .488 shooting and .479 shooting from behind the arc, 2.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 35.1 minutes per game…totaled 18 games in double figures, 18 games with at least two three-point field goals and five games with four three-point shots made…in 10 games from Jan. 23- Feb. 10, averaged 12.1 points on .466 shooting, 2.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists…on Jan. 31 versus the L.A. Clippers, scored 14 points on 5-10 (.500) shooting and dished out six assists…on Feb. 2 versus Memphis, scored a season-high 16 points on 6-11 (.545) shooting to go along with three assists and two steals…scored in double figures for the seventh consecutive game (beginning on Jan. 23 and finishing the longest stretch of his career) with 12 points on Feb. 4 versus Miami…dished out a season-high seven assists on Feb. 6 versus New York…led or tied for the team lead in steals six times and in blocks once…missed nine games due to injuries: Dec. 11-13 with right hand contusion; Mar. 1-6 and Apr. 14 for personal reasons; Apr. 6-9 with mid-foot contusion…was placed on the Inactive List on six occasions and was a DNP-CD for 20 games…played in a career-best 75 games during the 2008-09 season…averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 23.9 minutes…over a seven-game stretch from Nov. 25 - Dec. 6, averaged 13.1 points and 3.3 assists…from Jan. 7 – 13, averaged 12.0 points on 12-16 (.750) shooting, including 8-11 (.727) from three-point range, and 2.7 assists…scored 25 points on 10-14 (.714) shooting, including 4-6 (.667) from three-point range versus Charlotte on Oct. 30…on Dec. 6, finished with 22 points, including making a season-high 7-8 (.875) from the line and dished out five assists…led or tied the team in points four times, in assists twice, in steals on 10 occasions and in blocks twice…tied his career high with four steals versus Phoenix on Feb. 11…scored a career-high 28 points while shooting 12-24 (.500) and dished out seven assists versus Philadelphia on April 15…set career highs in field goals made (206), field goals attempted (527), three-point field goals attempted (283), offensive rebounds (31), defensive rebounds (124), total rebounds (155), blocks (16) and minutes (1795)…missed five games from Dec. 10-19 with left great toe sprain…was placed on Inactive List on five occasions and a DNP-CD for two games…played in 58 games (26 starts) during the 2007-08 season…averaged career highs of 10.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a career-high 30.4 minutes per game…in his 26 starts, averaged 12.6 points on .478 shooting and .504 (63-125) from three-point range to go along with 3.2 assists per game…set career highs in three-pointers made (118), assists (145) and steals (47)…ranked fifth in the NBA in three-point percentage…led or tied for team lead in points in two games, in assists eight times, in steals five times and in blocks on six occasions…averaged 13.8 points and shot .500 (30-60) from three-point range over an 11-game stretch from Nov. 30–Dec. 25…hit three or more three-pointers in 20 games and scored 15 or more points in 13 games…set a season high with 26 points on 9-15 (.600) shooting, including 5-8 from three-point range against Milwaukee on Nov. 20…dished out a career-high eight assists at Washington on Dec. 5 to go along with 13 points…named the MVP of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend after scoring 33 points on 11 three-pointers made in the Sophomores 136-109 win…finished second in the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend after posting 17 points in both the first round and the final round…was on the Inactive List for 22 games; two games on Dec. 11 and 15 with wisdom tooth pain, three games from Feb. 8–11 with a strained right hamstring and 17 games with a left ankle sprain…was a DNP-CD in one game…played in 60 games (16 starts) during 2006-07 season…averaged 4.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.5 minutes per game…in his 16 starts, averaged 8.8 points on .539 shooting, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.6 minutes…among all rookies, ranked third in three point percentage (.419) and tied for eighth in three-pointers made (52)…scored a season-high 19 points and tied his season high with four three-pointers at Miami on Feb. 1…dished out his season high of five assists on three occasions (Jan. 26 at Philadelphia, Jan. 28 versus Phoenix and Feb. 14 at Utah)…put up 18 points, five rebounds and two assists versus Toronto in his first career start on Dec. 6…shot a team-best .419 from three-point range (52-124); his 52 three-pointers ranked third for most three-pointers made by a Cavaliers rookie in team history behind LeBron James (63 in 2003-04) and Dajuan Wagner (55 in 2002-03)…led or tied for the team lead in assists five times and in steals on four occasions…scored 10 or more points on nine occasions (Cavs were 6-3) and made three or more three-point field goals in five games…averaged 13.3 points on .565 shooting, including .571 (8-14) from three-point range and 4.0 rebounds from Dec. 6-11…over a four-game stretch from Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, averaged 12.0 points on .538 (14-26) shooting and 3.3 assists; connected on 11-15 (.733) from three-point range over that span…missed game on Feb. 15 with a sprained left great toe and missed eight consecutive games from March 3-17 with a left great toe sprain…was placed on the Inactive List in 15 games…was a DNP-CD on seven occasions.

PLAYOFF CAREER:
Played in five games during the 2010 Playoffs…scored seven points in 22 minutes of play...Played in 11 of the 13 games during the 2008 Playoffs…averaged 9.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25.8 minutes per game…scored all 12 of his points on four three-pointers and added five assists in 35 minutes in Game 4 versus Washington…tallied 22 points on 9-14 shooting including 4-6 from three-point range in the Game 6 series clincher versus Washington…shot .550 (11-20) from three-point range over the last three games in the Wizards series…played 29.5 minutes during the first-round series…totaled 14 points, six rebounds and four assists in Game 4 of the Boston series...played in all 20 games (two starts) during the 2007 Playoffs…averaged 8.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.1 minutes per game…became the first rookie since Sam Cassell in 1994 to average double figures in the NBA Finals as he averaged 10.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game against the Spurs…averaged 13.5 points on .462 shooting in the conference finals versus Detroit…made 12-24 (.500) from three-point range and 33-37 (.892) from the free throw line against Detroit…scored a postseason-best 31 points, including tying a franchise record with 25 points in the second half and setting a franchise record for points in a quarter with 19 in the fourth in Game 6 versus Detroit…his 12 three-pointers in the conference finals tied for the second most in a playoff series by a Cavalier…put up 21 points on 4-7 shooting and made all 12 free throw attempts in Game 4 versus Detroit…became just the fourth rookie to shoot 12-12 or better from the free throw line in a postseason game (Bob Leonard, Elgin Baylor and Magic Johnson)…averaged 21.0 points on .565 shooting (.583 from the three-point line and .909 from the free throw line) in Games 4-6 of the conference finals…ranked first among all rookies in the postseason in three-pointers made (27) and second in three-point percentage (.409)…made his career playoff debut in Game 1 versus Washington on April 22, playing one minute.

COLLEGE CAREER:
Played two seasons at Texas and averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 68 games (all starts)…named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press following his sophomore season...averaged 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as a sophomore…earned First-Team NABC All-District 9 honors and was named All-Big 12 Third Team…set a school record for most three-point field goals made in a season (101)…one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation’s top point guard…scored in double figures in 24 games…hit nine three-pointers on his way to a career-high 37 points on Jan. 21 at Baylor…hit four or more three-pointers in a game 10 times…named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year after his freshman season in which he averaged 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game…named All-Big 12 Third Team and became the first freshman in school history to lead Texas in scoring…scored in double figures in 24 of 31 games.

PERSONAL:
Full name: Daniel Hiram Gibson…son of Byron and Cheryl Gibson…proud father of Daniel Hiram Gibson, Jr…his father played basketball at the University of Houston…majored in corporate communications at Texas…a McDonald’s All-American recruit and a Second-Team Parade All-American…finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Houston high school basketball...averaged 25.5 points per game as a senior, leading his team to its first state title since 1965…graduated sixth out of 212 students in his high school senior class…member of the National Honor Society in high school.

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