Antonio Daniels

Antonio Robert Daniels (born March 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a basketball analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder on FOX Sports Oklahoma and co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

Antonio Daniels
Antonio Daniels
Daniels during his tenure with the Wizards in 2007
Personal information
BornMarch 19, 1975 (age 44)
Columbus, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Francis DeSales
(Columbus, Ohio)
CollegeBowling Green (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
Playing career1997–2011
PositionPoint guard
Number33, 10, 6, 50, 22
Career history
1997–1998Vancouver Grizzlies
19982002San Antonio Spurs
2002–2003Portland Trail Blazers
20032005Seattle SuperSonics
20052008Washington Wizards
2008–2009New Orleans Hornets
2010–2011Texas Legends
2011Philadelphia 76ers
2011Texas Legends
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points6,623 (7.6 ppg)
Assists2,934 (3.4 apg)
Steals564 (0.6 spg)
Stats at

Playing career

After playing college basketball at Bowling Green, Daniels was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the fourth overall pick of the 1997 NBA draft. On June 24, 1998, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for rookie Felipe López and Carl Herrera. He helped the Spurs win an NBA championship in 1999. On August 5, 2002, Daniels along with Spurs teammates Charles Smith and Amal McCaskill was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Erick Barkley, Steve Kerr, and a conditional second-round pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He later signed as a free agent with the Seattle SuperSonics. After his run with the Sonics had come to an end, he signed with the Washington Wizards.

He was sent to the New Orleans Hornets in a three-team trade with the Washington Wizards and the Memphis Grizzlies on December 10, 2008.[1]

On September 9, 2009, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with a 2014 second round pick in exchange for Bobby Brown and Darius Songaila.[2] On September 24, 2009, Daniels agreed to a contract buyout.[3]

On November 1, 2010 Daniels was selected by the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League in the second round (pick 13) of the 2010 NBA Development League Draft.

On April 5, 2011, Daniels was signed to a 10-day contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.[4] He returned to Texas Legends for the next season.[5]

Post-playing career

On October 22, 2015, Daniels was named as an analyst for Fox Sports Oklahoma covering the Oklahoma City Thunder games.[6]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Daniels won an NBA Championship

Regular season

1997–98 Vancouver 74 50 26.4 .416 .212 .659 1.9 4.5 .7 .1 7.8
1998–99 San Antonio 47 0 13.1 .454 .294 .754 1.1 2.3 .6 .1 4.7
1999–00 San Antonio 68 1 17.6 .474 .333 .713 1.3 2.6 .8 .1 6.2
2000–01 San Antonio 79 23 26.1 .468 .404 .776 2.1 3.8 .8 .2 9.4
2001–02 San Antonio 82 13 26.5 .440 .291 .752 2.1 2.8 .6 .1 9.2
2002–03 Portland 67 2 13.0 .452 .305 .855 1.1 1.3 .5 .1 3.7
2003–04 Seattle 71 32 21.3 .470 .362 .842 2.0 4.2 .6 .1 8.0
2004–05 Seattle 75 2 27.0 .438 .297 .816 2.3 4.1 .7 .0 11.2
2005–06 Washington 80 17 28.5 .418 .228 .845 2.2 3.6 .7 .1 9.6
2006–07 Washington 80 8 22.0 .442 .302 .832 1.9 3.6 .5 .1 7.1
2007–08 Washington 71 63 30.4 .459 .230 .776 2.9 4.8 1.0 .0 8.4
2008–09 Washington 13 5 22.2 .400 .455 .758 1.7 3.6 .5 .0 5.1
2008–09 New Orleans 61 4 12.0 .424 .347 .821 .9 2.1 .3 .0 3.8
2010–11 Philadelphia 4 0 8.8 .400 .000 1.000 1.3 .5 .0 .0 1.5
Career 872 220 22.6 .444 .311 .793 1.8 3.4 .6 .1 7.6


1999 San Antonio 15 0 7.1 .429 .667 .833 .7 1.1 .3 .0 1.8
2000 San Antonio 4 0 20.5 .391 .250 .692 2.5 1.5 1.8 .0 7.3
2001 San Antonio 13 8 31.2 .481 .370 .943 2.0 2.9 .5 .1 13.5
2002 San Antonio 10 0 22.4 .455 .375 .864 2.7 1.5 .7 .3 9.5
2003 Portland 6 1 16.3 .474 .600 .500 1.3 2.0 .2 .2 3.7
2005 Seattle 11 3 30.1 .468 .286 .857 2.8 4.5 1.0 .0 13.8
2006 Washington 6 0 36.0 .538 .273 .909 2.8 3.3 .5 .2 13.2
2007 Washington 4 4 44.0 .447 .200 .857 4.5 11.8 1.3 .3 13.3
2008 Washington 6 4 25.7 .452 .250 .882 2.3 3.0 .3 .3 7.3
2009 New Orleans 5 0 12.8 .154 .250 .818 .6 1.8 .4 .2 2.8
Career 80 20 23.2 .461 .353 .863 2.1 2.9 .6 .1 8.6


  1. ^ "HORNETS ACQUIRE ANTONIO DANIELS FROM WIZARDS". NBA. December 10, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "Dallas Acquire Antonio Daniels from New Orleans". September 9, 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "Dallas Request Waivers on Antonio Daniels". October 24, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
  4. ^ "Texas' Antonio Daniels Signs With Philadelphia 76ers". NBA D-League. April 5, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "ANTONIO DANIELS REJOINS THE LEGENDS". NBA D-League. January 17, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Antonio Daniels named Thunder Live analyst for FOX Sports Oklahoma". Fox Sports. October 22, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2016.

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1997 NBA draft

The 1997 NBA draft took place on June 25, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the Boston Celtics had the second-worst record in the 1996–97 season and the best odds (36 percent) of winning the lottery with two picks, the Spurs, usually a model of winning and consistency, lost David Robinson and Sean Elliott to injury early in the season, finished with the third-worst record, and subsequently won the lottery. Leading up to the draft, there was no doubt that Tim Duncan would be selected at No. 1 by the Spurs, and the rest of the draft was regarded with some skepticism. The Celtics had the third and sixth picks, selecting Chauncey Billups and Ron Mercer, both of whom were traded in the next two years.

The Washington Wizards forfeited their 1997 first-round pick in connection with the signing of Juwan Howard. (Washington would have had the 17th pick.) Thus, the draft only had 28 first-round selections and 57 selections overall.

1997 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans

The Consensus 1997 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of three major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

1997–98 Vancouver Grizzlies season

The 1997–98 NBA season was the Grizzlies' third season in the National Basketball Association. After finishing with the worst record in their first two seasons, the Grizzlies hired Brian Hill as head coach. In the offseason, they acquired Otis Thorpe from the Detroit Pistons, Sam Mack from the Houston Rockets, and signed free agent Tony Massenburg. The Grizzlies would play around .500 early into the season with a 6–7 start, but then struggle again posting a 13-game losing streak between December and January. At midseason, Thorpe was traded back to the Sacramento Kings while Anthony Peeler was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies finally escaped last place by finishing sixth in the Midwest Division with a 19–63 record.

Leading the way in scoring again was second-year star Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who averaged 22.3 points per game. Following the season, top draft pick Antonio Daniels was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, George Lynch signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Blue Edwards was released.

For the season, the Grizzlies added black alternate road uniforms, which would become their primary road jerseys for the 2000–01 season.

1998–99 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1998–99 NBA season was the Spurs' 32nd season as a franchise, the 26th in San Antonio, and the 23rd in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Spurs acquired second-year guard Antonio Daniels from the Vancouver Grizzlies and signed free agents Mario Elie, Steve Kerr and Jerome Kersey. After a promising rookie season from second-year star Tim Duncan, Spurs fans had to wait three and a half months as part of the NBA regular season was wiped out by a lockout. When the season started, the Spurs started slowly, posting a 6–8 record in February. However, in March and April, they won 31 of their final 36 games on their way to a league-best record, 37–13.

In the playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in four games of the first round winning three games to one. In the semifinals, the Spurs' "Twin Towers" of David Robinson and Tim Duncan outplayed Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant as the Spurs swept the Los Angeles Lakers in four straight games. In the Western Conference Finals, the Spurs faced the Portland Trail Blazers. After taking Game 1, the Spurs trailed in Game 2 as the Blazers largest lead was by double digits 17 points. However, in the fourth quarter, the Spurs made a run and with 9 seconds left, Sean Elliott tip-toed down the sidelines staying barely inbounds to nail a game-winning three-pointer. From there, the Spurs would go on to sweep the Trail Blazers to become the first former American Basketball Association (ABA) team to play in the NBA Finals.

In the Finals, they defeated the 8th-seeded New York Knicks in five games. Avery Johnson hit the title-winning basket with 47 seconds left to seal the Spurs' first title in franchise history. Following the season, Will Perdue signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

1999–2000 San Antonio Spurs season

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the San Antonio Spurs' 24th season in the National Basketball Association, their 27th season as the Spurs, and their 33rd season as a franchise. During the 1999 offseason, the Spurs signed free agents Terry Porter and Samaki Walker. Coming off their first NBA championship, the Spurs entered the season as defending NBA champions, and were still among the best teams in the Western Conference, winning 14 of their first 17 games. They battled for first place in the Midwest Division all season, with Tim Duncan and David Robinson both being selected for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game. On March 14, the Spurs' playoff spirits would get a lift when Sean Elliott, who had received a kidney transplant prior to the season, returned and played in the final 19 games. However, as the season wound down, Duncan suffered a knee injury. The Spurs finished second in the Midwest Division with a 53–29 record, but without Duncan, they were eliminated in the first of the playoffs by the fifth-seeded Phoenix Suns. Following the season, Mario Elie signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns, and Jerome Kersey signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.

2000–01 San Antonio Spurs season

The 2000–01 NBA season was the Spurs' 25th season in the National Basketball Association, their 28th season in San Antonio, and their 34th season as a franchise. During the offseason, the Spurs signed free agents Derek Anderson and Danny Ferry. The Spurs continued to be among the NBA's elite teams, winning 23 of their final 29 games to recapture the Midwest Division with a 58–24 record and posting a league best 33–8 record at home. Tim Duncan and David Robinson were both selected for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Spurs would easily defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves in four games. In the semifinals, they beat the 5th-seeded Dallas Mavericks in five games to advance to the Western Conference Finals, where they were swept by the second-seeded defending and eventual back-to-back NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Following the season, Anderson was traded along with Steve Kerr to the Portland Trail Blazers for Steve Smith, Avery Johnson signed as a free agent with the Denver Nuggets, Samaki Walker signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Sean Elliott retired.

2001–02 San Antonio Spurs season

The 2001–02 NBA season was the Spurs' 26th season in the National Basketball Association, the 29th in San Antonio, and 35th season as a franchise. During the offseason, the Spurs acquired Steve Smith from the Portland Trail Blazers, and signed free agents Bruce Bowen and second-year guard Stephen Jackson. This was the Spurs' last season at the Alamodome, as they moved into the brand new AT&T Center the next season. The Spurs won 20 of their first 24 games, then posted a 13-game winning streak in March and won their final nine games, finishing first place in the Midwest Division with a 58–24 record. The season saw Tim Duncan earn his first NBA MVP award joining David Robinson as the only Spurs to win the award, and was selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, while first round draft pick Tony Parker made the All-Rookie First Team.

The Spurs breezed past the Seattle SuperSonics in five games in the first round, but they were eliminated in the next round by the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in five games, and for the second year in a row, the Spurs had their playoff run ended by the Lakers. Following the season, Antonio Daniels was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and Terry Porter retired.

2003–04 Seattle SuperSonics season

The 2003–04 NBA season was the SuperSonics' 37th season in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Sonics signed free agent Antonio Daniels. The Sonics started the season in Tokyo, Japan with a two game series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Sonics got off to a 5–1 start, but played around .500 for the first half of the season. Ray Allen played his first full season as a member of the Sonics after being acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade last February. Despite missing the first 25 games due to an ankle injury, he was voted to play in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game. This was Allen's fourth overall All-Star Game appearance and his first as a member of the Sonics. However, despite a 7-game winning streak in March, the Sonics lost seven of their final ten games ending the season fifth in the Pacific Division with a 37–45 record, missing the playoffs. Following the season, Brent Barry signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.

This was also the Sonics' final season playing in the Pacific Division, as they moved to the new Northwest Division of the Western Conference next season.

2004–05 Seattle SuperSonics season

The 2004–05 NBA season was the SuperSonics' 38th season in the National Basketball Association. After losing their season opener to the Los Angeles Clippers 114–84 on November 3, the Sonics went on a nine-game winning streak as they won 17 of their first 20 games. Despite losing eight of their final ten games, the Sonics finished first place in the Northwest Division with a solid 52–30 record, marking their first 50-plus win season since 1998, and first playoff appearance since 2002. Ray Allen led the team averaging 23.9 points per game as he, and Rashard Lewis were both voted to play in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game in Denver. In the first round of the playoffs, the Sonics defeated the Sacramento Kings in five games, but would lose in the second round to the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in six games. This would be their final playoff appearance as the Sonics. Following the season, head coach Nate McMillan was fired, and Antonio Daniels signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.

2005–06 Washington Wizards season

The 2005–06 Washington Wizards season was the team's 45th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 45-37 output from the previous season. They came up three games short of matching it, finishing 42-40, but qualified for the playoffs for the second straight season.

2008–09 New Orleans Hornets season

The 2008–09 New Orleans Hornets season is the 7th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA)

The regular season was marred in terms of injuries. Only Rasual Butler managed to play in all games, with the remaining four starters missing a combined 68 games, of which, most importantly, center Tyson Chandler missed 37 games. Even when not on the injured list, Chandler's season was sub-par. Perhaps partly as a result of this, on February 18 Chandler was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for forwards Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox. Despite the less than stellar season, this was generally perceived as a payroll-shedding move. However, within a day, the trade was rescinded due to concerns regarding Chandlers turf toe, which curiously, according to Chandler and the Hornet organization was not the reason for his stints on the injury list.

Battling these issues for much of the season, the Hornets finished the season with a record of 49–33, 7 games off the franchise best record of the previous season. This meant that the Hornets only finished 4th in the Southwest Division and 7th in the Western Conference. In the 2009 NBA Playoffs the Hornets lost 1–4 in the first round to the second seeded Denver Nuggets. All four losses were severe, with the worst being a 58-point drubbing at home in game 4 which tied for the most lopsided loss in NBA Playoff history. Naturally lamented by fans and media alike, the embarrassing performance can at least be partly explained by the health situation of the players, with arguably the top 5 Hornets ailing to varying injuries.

2008–09 Washington Wizards season

The 2008–09 Washington Wizards season was the 48th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Wizards began the season hoping to improve on their 43–39 record from the previous season, but failed and fell 24 games short. The team finished 2008–09 with a dismal 19–63 record that equlled their worst 82-game performance from the 2000–01 season, and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2003–04 season.

2010–11 NBA Development League season

The 2010–11 NBA Development League season is the tenth season of the NBA Development League (NBA D-League). The NBA D-League is the official minor league basketball organization owned and run by the National Basketball Association (NBA). The league was formed in 2001 as the National Basketball Development League (NBDL). The league adopted its current name in 2005 to reflect its close affiliation with the NBA. One expansion franchise, the Texas Legends, joined the 15 returning teams from the previous season.

The season started with the 2010 NBA Development League Draft, which was held on November 1, 2010. Former NBA second-round draft pick Nick Fazekas was selected first overall by the Reno Bighorns. The regular season began on November 18, 2010, and ended on April 4, 2011. The Iowa Energy had the best regular season record with 37 wins and 13 losses. They also won the Eastern Conference, while the Reno Bighorns won the Western Conference with the second-best regular season record with 34 wins and 16 losses. The regular season set a new record on total attendance of 1,125,583, a 7.9% increase from the previous season.The playoffs started on April 6, 2011. The first seed, the Iowa Energy, defeated the Utah Flash and the Tulsa 66ers in the first and second round consecutively. The defending champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers, who was seeded third, defeated the Bakersfield Jam and the Reno Bighorns in the first and second round respectively. The Energy and the Vipers face each other in the 2011 NBA D-League Finals that was started on April 24, 2011. The Energy won the first game 123–106, while the Vipers won the second game 141–122 to even the series. On April 29, 2011, the Energy won the decisive Game Three to win their first ever championship.

Erick Barkley

Erick Barkley (born February 21, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 2000 NBA Draft. Born in Queens, New York, he played high school basketball at Christ The King Regional High School and the Maine Central Institute and college basketball at St. John's University along with George Boller Ron Artest. He was traded by the Blazers with Steve Kerr and a 2003 second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for Antonio Daniels, Amal McCaskill and Charles Smith on August 5, 2002. The Spurs traded him to the Chicago Bulls on October 26, 2002, but was waived the same day.Barkley is currently an assistant coach at his high school alma mater, Christ the King Regional High School.

Fox Sports Oklahoma

Fox Sports Oklahoma is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel provides statewide coverage of sports events within the state of Oklahoma, namely the Oklahoma City Thunder, the state's major college sports teams, and high school sports.

Fox Sports Oklahoma is available on cable providers throughout Oklahoma, and nationwide on satellite via DirecTV.

Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

Not to be confused with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Year.The Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The award was first given following the 1967–68 season. Four players have won the award multiple times: Tom Kozelko, Ron Harper, Gary Trent and Bonzi Wells. Trent is the only player to have been honored as player of the year three times (1993–95). There have been no ties, nor has any player from the MAC ever won any of the national player of the year awards.

Through 2018, Ohio has the most all-time winners with eleven. Miami and Toledo are tied for second with six winners. All current members of the MAC have had at least one winner.

Texas Legends

The Texas Legends are an NBA G League team based in Frisco, Texas, and the minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. The franchise began as the Colorado 14ers in 2006, before relocating to Frisco in 2009 and becoming the Texas Legends for the 2010–11 season. The Legends play their home games at the Dr Pepper Arena.

Vancouver Grizzlies

The Vancouver Grizzlies were a Canadian professional basketball team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They were part of the Midwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in 1995, along with the Toronto Raptors, as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada. Following the 2000–01 season, the team relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and are known as the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies played their home games at General Motors Place for the entirety of their six seasons in Vancouver.

Like most expansion teams, the Grizzlies struggled in their early years. The team finished last in the division in five of its seasons, and never won more than 30% of its games in any of the team's seasons in Vancouver. In total, the team won 101 games, lost 359, and never qualified for the NBA playoffs. The two expansion teams were denied early draft picks in the first season, but the Grizzlies secured Shareef Abdur-Rahim in 1996. The team continued to lose games despite high draft picks. After they selected Steve Francis as second pick in 1999, he refused to play in Vancouver and was traded away. After the 1998–99 lockout, lower attendance and a weak Canadian dollar caused the owner Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment to start losing money on the franchise. After a failed attempt to sell the team to Bill Laurie, it was instead sold to Michael Heisley and subsequently moved to Memphis, Tennessee for the 2001–02 season.

Washington Wizards all-time roster

The following is a list of players of the 1997–present Washington Wizards professional American basketball team. Before the 1997-98 season the Wizards were known as the Chicago Packers (1961–1962), Chicago Zephyrs (1962–1963), Baltimore Bullets (1963–1973), Capital Bullets (1973–1974), and the Washington Bullets (1974–1997).

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