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Johan Petro

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HOW JOHAN BECAME A HAWK: Obtained from the Brooklyn Nets, along with Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, DeShawn Stevenson, Jordan Williams, a first- and second-round pick, and other draft considerations in exchange for Joe Johnson on July 11, 2012... Originally selected by Seattle in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft... Traded to Denver on January 7, 2009, along with a 2009 second-round pick, in exchange for Chucky Atkins and a first-round pick... Re-signed with Denver as a free agent on August 27, 2009... Signed as a free agent with the Nets on July 14, 2010.

LAST SEASON (2011-12): In 59 games (10 starts) with New Jersey, averaged 4.2 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 15.6 mpg (.419 FG%, .838 FT%)... Tallied 9 pts and a season-high 12 rebs @Tor (4/26)... Recorded 12 pts on 5-10 FGs, v/Phil on 4/10... Tallied 12 pts, 5 boards and 2 blks @Sac (3/31)... Dished out a season-high tying 4 assts, adding 8 pts and 7 rebs @Orl (3/16)... Pulled down 9 boards v/Hou (3/10)... Recorded season-high 16 pts (6-10 FGs) and 5 boards in 20 mins @Det (2/10)... SEASON HIGHS: 16 pts @Det (2/10), 12 rebs @Tor (4/26), 4 assts (2x), 3 stls v/Chi (2/6), 4 blks v/Ind (1/2), 6 FGM (2x), 1 3FGM @Mia (3/6), 4 FTM (2x), 39 mins @Tor (4/26).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: In 442 career games, including 131 starts, holds averages of 4.7 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 15.6 mpg (.463 FG%, .669 FT%)... Has missed eight career games due to injury/illness... CAREER HIGHS: 22 pts (2x), 15 rebs (2x), 4 assts (3x), 4 stls (2x), 5 blks v/Atl (1/25/08), 11 FGM v/Mem (3/30/07) , 1 3FGM @Mia (3/6/12), 6 FTM @Sac (2/11/07), 39 mins (3x)... 2010-11: In 77 games (one start), put up 3.5 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 11.6 mpg (.445 FG%, .536 FT%)... Had a season-best 13 pts along with 8 rebs @Chi (4/13) ... 2009-10 (with Denver): Played in 36 games (16 starts), averaging 3.4 ppg and 3.6 rpg in 12.1 mpg (.535 FG%, .667 FT%), registering 4.8 ppg and 5.5 rpg in his 16 appearances as a starter... 2008-09 (with Oklahoma City and Denver): Played in 49 games for the Nuggets and Thunder (22 starts), averaging 3.3 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 11.4 mpg on the year (.415 FG%, .552 FT%)... Played in 27 games for the Nuggets (10 starts) and averaged 2.2 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 8.0 mpg... Averaged 4.6 ppg and 4.3 rpg in 22 appearances with Oklahoma City... 2007-08 (with Seattle): Played in 72 games (28 starts), averaging 6.0 ppg and 5.1 rpg (.419 FG%, .736 FT%)... Grabbed 10-or-more rebounds eight times, and led the team in rebounding nine times... Blocked a career-high five shots v/Atl (1/25)... 2006-07: Appeared in 81 games and averaged 6.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 18.6 mpg (.516 FG%, .649 FT%), scoring 10-or-more 18 times... 2005-06: As a rookie, made 68 appearances (41 starts), averaging 5.2 rpg and 4.4 rpg, hitting .510 FGs and .627 FTs... Notched his first career double-double with 10 pts and 12 rebs @Orl (2/24).

PLAYOFF HISTORY: Holds career playoff averages of 1.4 ppg and 1.1 rpg (.400 FG%, .600 FT%) in 16 games... In 2009-10, appeared in six postseason games for the Nuggets, including one start, averaging 2.2 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 7.5 mpg (.545 FG%, .500 FT%)... Scored a playoff career-high five points @Utah (4/30)... During 2008-09 postseason, played in 10 contests for Denver, averaging 0.9 ppg and 0.6 rpg in 2.6 mpg (.222 FG%, .625 FT%)... PLAYOFF CAREER HIGHS: 5 pts @Utah (4/30/10), 6 rebs v/Utah (4/28/10), 1 asst (2x), 1 stl v/Utah (4/28/10), 1 blk (4x), 2 FGM (3x), 2 FTM (2x), 20 mins v/Utah (4/28/10).

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: With Pau Orthez in 2004-05, averaged 6.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 13.0 mpg in 28 games, recording 5.1 ppg and 2.9 rpg in 11 games during Euroleague play... Averaged 2.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 7.9 mpg in 15 games as a rookie in 2003-04, tallying 2.6 ppg, 1.3 rpg and 6.4 mpg during seven games in Euroleague play... Participated in the 2004 European Championship for Juniors, averaging 17.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2.4 bpg and 2.2 spg in 26.8 mpg during five appearances for the French Junior National Team... In 2002-03, averaged 10.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 3.2 bpg in 25.5 mpg during his second season with INSEP in French Nationale... During 2001-02, totalled 8.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 2.2 bpg in 23.2 mpg in his debut campaign with INSEP.

PERSONAL INFO: Johan C. Petro was born January 27, 1986 in Paris France, but spent much of his childhood living in the Caribbean (Saint Martin and Guadeloupe)... Name is pronounced JO-hawn PEH-tro... Married to Vanessa... Has two sisters, Axelle and Marjorie... Enjoys cooking (favorite food is pasta carbonera), and likes to DJ... Enjoyed karate and soccer as a child... Most embarrassing moment was when he took off his jersey top along with his warmup when checking into his first NBA preseason game... Favorite NBA city is Miami... Top actor is Denzel Washington, and enjoys the music of R&B singer Kem... Toughest opponent is Tim Duncan... After his playing career, hopes to be an ambassador for Guadeloupe... Twitter handle is @Frenchi27, and has a website (johanpetro27.com).
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