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Francisco Garcia

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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
DND for one game (11/11/13) with flu symptoms … placed on the inactive list for one game (1/18/14) and DND seven games (1/20/14- 2/1/14) due to a sore left knee … NWT two games (3/22/14-3/24/14) for personal reasons … inactive for one game with a sore back … went 5- of-9 (.556) from beyond the arc en route to 19 points (7-13 FG) vs. Charlotte (10/30/13) … came off the bench with a season-high 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3FG) vs. Atlanta (11/27/13) … registered 15 points on 5- of-7 from downtown vs. Brooklyn (11/29/13), adding five assists and three blocks … started for Chandler Parsons (back spasms) at Utah (12/2/13), recording 13 points (5-10 FG), six boards and a season-high four blocked shots in 34:31 of action … started again at forward vs. Phoenix (12/4/13) … matched his season bests of six rebounds and four blocks in a 105-83 win vs. Golden State (12/6/13) … recorded 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-8 3FG) in a start at guard for James Harden (ankle) at Detroit (12/21/13) … made another start at guard and handed out a season-high six assists vs. Dallas (12/23/13) … tied his season high of six boards vs. Denver (4/6/14).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-2013: In his first season with Houston, averaged 6.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.78 steals in 18 games (five starts) with the Rockets … placed on the inactive list for two games (2/22/13-2/23/13) and was a DNP (CD) for five games (2/27/13-3/1/13; 3/20/13; 3/27/13-3/29/13) with Houston … DND for one game (3/24/13) due to illness with the Rockets … acquired by Houston in a trade with Sacramento on Feb. 20 … averaged 5.2 points, 1.7 boards and 1.1 assists in 17.8 minutes per outing over 40 games (15 starts) with the Kings … with Sacramento, was DNP (CD) in 12 games, NWT (flu) in one game and DND (sore lower back) in two games (12/21/12, 12/23/12) … recorded a season-high 25 points (9-16 FG) and three blocks with the Kings at Dallas (12/10/12), setting his career best in 3-pointers made (7-12 3FG) … made his Rockets debut vs. Dallas (3/3/13) … matched his season-high three steals at Golden State (3/8/13) and three at Phoenix (3/9/13) … came off the bench with 15 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3FG) vs. the L.A. Clippers (3/30/13), which marked his best scoring output since joining the Rockets … made his first start with the Rockets in place of Chandler Parsons (sickness) vs. Orlando (4/1/13), totaling 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3FG), a seasonhigh five assists and three blocks … got start at small forward with Parsons out (calf) at Portland (4/5/13), notching 11 points (3-7 3FG) and a season-high-tying three steals … netted 12 points on 4-of-8 shots from downtown in a start for Parsons (calf) at Denver (4/6/13) … recorded 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-10 3FG) in another start vs. Phoenix (4/9/13) … also started vs. Memphis (4/12/13).

2011-12: With the Kings, averaged 4.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 16.3 minutes in 49 games (three starts) … scored in double-figures in 12 games … recorded a season-high 18 points (7-11 FG), three rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block in 23 minutes off the bench at LA Lakers (3/2/12).

2010-11: Averaged 9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 23.9 minutes in 58 games (34 starts) with Sacramento … as a starter, averaged 11.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.09 steals and 26.8 minutes in 34 games.

2009-10: With Sacramento, averaged 8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 23.0 minutes in 25 games (four starts) … missed the first 52 games after undergoing successful surgery to repair a fractured right forearm and ligament damage in the wrist.

2008-09: Averaged a careerhigh 12.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, a career-high 2.3 assists, 1.23 steals, a career-high 1.03 blocks and 30.4 minutes in 65 games (36 starts) with the Kings.

2007-08: With Sacramento, averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.22 steals and 26.5 minutes in 79 games (20 starts) … averaged 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.74 steals as a starter … tallied 20 or more points in a career-high 14 games and 30 or more in three outings … scored a career-high 31 points at Phoenix (11/21/07) and matched total with 31 points at Golden State (4/8/08) … recorded 22 points (9-18 FG) and a career-best 12 rebounds vs. Indiana (1/12/08).

2006-07: Averaged 6.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.8 minutes in 79 games (five starts) with the Kings … tallied 20 or more points in one game … as a starter, averaged 15.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 35.0 minutes in five outings. 2005-2006: Saw action in 67 games as a rookie in with the Kings, averaging 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists … had one double-double with 21 points and 10 boards vs. Phoenix (1/17/06).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Sacramento as an early entry candidate out of Louisville with the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft … signed a multi-year contract with the Kings on July 6, 2005 … re-signed by Sacramento to a multi-year contract extension on Sept. 29, 2008 … acquired by Houston in a trade with Sacramento on Feb. 20, 2013 … Rockets declined the team option on his contact on June 30, 2013 … re-signed by Houston on Aug. 2, 2013.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.48 steals and 1.37 blocks in 98 games (80 starts) at Louisville (2002-03 to 2003-04) … finished collegiate career ranked fourth in Cardinal history in 3-pointers made (180), third in free throw percentage, eighth in blocked shots (134), and 23rd in points scored (1,413) … as a sophomore (2003-04), earned First-Team All- Conference USA honors … honored as the C-USA Freshman of the Year (2002-03) and earned C-USA All-Tournament honors.

PERSONAL:
Born Francisco Alberto Garcia on Dec. 31, 1980, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic … nickname is “Flaco” … son of Miguelina Garcia … father to daughter, Abigail Marie … younger brother, Hector Lopez, died in Dec. 2003 … joins Atlanta’s Al Horford as the only current NBA players born in the Dominican Republic … named the 2009 Oscar Robertson Triple-Double Award winner, bestowed annually to a Kings player that personifies excellence on and off the basketball court … twice named to the Louisville Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognizing athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better … majored in communications at Louisville … played baseball and basketball in high school at The Winchendon School (MA) … also attended Cheshire Academy (CT) … lists chicken and pasta as his favorite foods … cites Al Pacino as the actor who would best portray him in a film … enjoys shooting pool … is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

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