Has appeared in 117 games (one start) in his four-year NBA career and has averaged 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 9.9 minutes while shooting 41.3 percent from the floor, 38 percent from three-point range and 74.8 percent from the foul line…has missed 41 games due to injury…has scored in double figures on 16 occasions, including one game with at least 20 points…has appeared in 16 NBA postseason contests and has averaged 1.9 points, 0.6 rebounds and 4.6 minutes while shooting 41.7 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three-point range and 66.7 percent from the foul line…prior to signing with the Mavericks, played five seasons (1996-01) with Bayi in the Chinese League, averaging 22.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 139 games…also was a member of the Chinese Olympic team in 1996 and 2000…averaged a team-high 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the foul line in the 2000 Olympics.
Split the season with the Los Angeles Clippers and the HEAT and appeared in 16 games (no starts)…averaged 2.9 points (.370 FG%, .900 FT%), 1.1 rebounds and 7.1 minutes per game…missed a total of 31 games due to injury (all with Miami) and was a DNP-CD on 26 occasions (20 with the HEAT)…missed nine games from Dec. 12-27 after being placed on the injured list on Dec. 12 due to right knee patella tendinitis…missed 16 games from Feb. 7-Mar. 12 after being placed on the injured list on Feb. 7 with a sprained right ankle…sat out six games while on the injured list from Mar. 31-Apr. 10 with turf toe of his great right toe…scored in double figures once…appeared in 14 games with the HEAT and averaged 3.1 points (.378 FG%, .833 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 7.5 minutes…in his two games with the Clippers he averaged 2.0 points (.000 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 4.5 minutes… Season Highs: 11 points (vs. New Jersey, Jan. 23), four rebounds (at New Orleans, Jan. 31), one steal (three times), one block (four times), one assist (two times) and 18 minutes (at Cleveland, Jan. 28).
Saw action in 41 games (one start) as a member of the L.A. Clippers and averaged 4.4 points (.383 FG%, .724 FT%), 1.9 rebounds and 10.0 minutes…missed five games while on the injured list from Feb. 15-26 due to back spasms and was a DNP-CD on 36 occasions…scored in double figures on four occasions, including once as a starter, and registered one 20-point game…led the Clippers in scoring once, in blocks four times and in steals twice…set an individual career high in offensive rebounds (26)…scored a career-high 21 points off the bench versus Denver on Mar. 19…grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Utah on Jan. 22…made his lone career start at Utah on Mar. 22 and had 12 points, five rebounds and a season-high two steals in a season-high 26 minutes… Season Highs: 21 points (vs. Denver, Mar. 19), seven rebounds (at Utah, Jan. 22), two steals (at Utah, Mar. 22), two blocks (at Utah, Jan. 22), one assist (10 times) and 26 minutes (three times).
Appeared in 55 games for the Dallas Mavericks, averaging a career-high 5.6 points (.440 FG%, .737 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 10.9 minutes per game…missed five games while on the injured list from Nov. 23-Dec. 2 due to Achilles tendinitis…returned to Dallas on Nov. 21 after fulfilling competition duties in China…set individual career highs in games played, minutes (600), points (308), field goals made (109), field goals attempted (248), field goal percentage, three-point field goals made (48), three-point field goals attempted (116), three-point field goal percentage (.414), free throws made (42), defensive rebounds (92), total rebounds (111), assists (22), steals (11) and blocks (18)…led the team in scoring once…scored in double figures a career-high 10 times…had a career-high three assists against the Lakers in L.A. on Mar. 17…made his season debut against Washington on Dec. 8 after being activated prior to the Mavericks game against Sacramento on Dec. 2… Season Highs: 18 points (vs. Memphis, Mar. 23), six rebounds (four times), two steals (vs. Houston, Apr. 11), two blocks (at Orlando, Jan. 14), three assists (at L.A. Lakers, Mar. 17) and 25 minutes (vs. Memphis, Mar. 23).
Appeared in five games for the Mavericks and averaged 4.8 points (.421 FG%, .800 FT%), 1.4 rebounds and 7.6 minutes…became the first NBA player from China when he signed with Dallas on Apr. 4…made his NBA debut against Atlanta on Apr. 5 and totaled six points and three rebounds in eight minutes…scored in double figures in one contest… Season Highs: 13 points (vs. Minnesota, Apr. 18), three rebounds (twice) and 17 minutes (vs. Minnesota, Apr. 18).
2004: Came off the bench in each of the three games in which he appeared for the HEAT and totaled one assist in seven minutes of action… 2002: Appeared in eight playoff games for Dallas and averaged 2.5 points (.438 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.0 rebounds and 5.5 minutes… 2001: Saw action in three postseason games for the Mavericks and averaged 2.0 points (.375 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 0.4 rebounds and 4.6 minutes…made his NBA postseason debut in Game 4 of the Mavericks' Opening Round series against Utah on May 1 and finished with seven points (his postseason career high), one rebound and one steal in five minutes.
2000: His 13.5 points per game scoring average led the Chinese Olympic team and he also grabbed 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the free throw line…led China in scoring in three of the six games, including a team-high 13 points in China's 119-72 loss to the USA…scored a team-high 19 points in the 75-60 win over New Zealand…grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in a loss to France… 1996: Averaged 11.1 points and 5.6 rebounds…posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 70-67 win over Angola…scored 18 points in a loss to Lithuania and totaled 15 points, seven rebounds and a team-high four blocks in a loss to Croatia…had six points and three rebounds in a 133-70 loss to the USA.
Wang (pronounced Wong) is his actual last name and Zhi-Zhi (pronounced Zhu-Zhu) is his first name…both of his parents were basketball players…he and his wife, Song Yang, have a son, Jerry, who was born a United States citizen in April of 2004…likes playing video games…nickname is Americanized to “Dodger”…was a teammate of Yao Ming and Mengke Bateer on the Chinese Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000 where they became known as “The Walking Great Wall”.