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Joel Freeland

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HOW ACQUIRED/DRAFT BACKGROUND: Selected by Portland in the first round (30th pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

2012-13: Averaged 2.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 9.4 minutes per contest in 51 games played (one start) in his rookie campaign …Set career highs with 13 points (5-10 FG) and six defensive rebounds at the L.A. Clippers on April 16 … Scored 11 points (4-6 FG) and grabbed four rebounds at Toronto on Jan. 2 … Tied for the team lead in rebounds once (April 16 at LAC) … Recorded a career-high tying six rebounds three times: Feb. 10 at Orlando, April 12 vs. Oklahoma City and April 16 at L.A. Clippers … Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Detroit on March 16 … Played in two games (both starts) with the D-League’s Idaho Stampede Dec. 14-15, and averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 37.0 minutes.

PRO CAREER: 2011-12: Led Unicaja Malaga in scoring and rebounding with 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in 28.2 minutes over 31 games … The team leader with 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 14 contests in 2011-12 EuroCup games, as Malaga made it to the round of 16 for the second consecutive season … Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Spanish ACB Third Team … Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season … 2010-11: His 13.2 points and team leading 6.2 rebounds per game earned him a place on the Spanish ACB League Team of the Year … Selected to the Eurobasket.com All-Imports team … Selected as a Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention … 2009-10: Team leader in points with 12.3 per game and second in rebounds at 5.1 per game, as Malaga reached the Spanish ACB semifinals for the third year in a row … All-Spanish ACB Honorable Mention … 2008-09: Posted double figures in points scored for the first time in his Spanish ACB career, averaging 10.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 28 games … 2007-08: Averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 28 ACB games … 2006-07: Made his Spanish ACB debut at age 19 with Gran Canaria and scored 32 points in 15 appearances.

BRITISH NATIONAL TEAM: A member of Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic team, he averaged 14.6 points (second on team), 6.6 rebounds (tied for second on team) and 25.1 minutes in five games … Has made 41 career appearances for the British National Team … Played in five games for Great Britain at the European Championships in Lithuania, averaging 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, including a 27-point, 12-for-12 field goal shooting performance in Great Britain’s 88-81 win over Poland … Made eight appearances at the 2009 European Championships in Poland, posting 8.4 point and 4.4 rebounds per contest … Averaged 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in six European Championship qualifying games … Was named to the English U18 National Team in 2005.
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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: February 07, 1987
From: England
Draft: 1st Round (30th pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Portland Trail Blazers 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Farnborough College (England)/England

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