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Mickaël Piétrus

Mickaël Piétrus
Mickael Pietrus.jpg
Piétrus during his tenure with the Orlando Magic
Personal information
BornFebruary 7, 1982
Les Abymes, Guadeloupe, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1999–2016
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number2, 20, 12, 28
Career history
1999–2003Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2003–2008Golden State Warriors
2008–2010Orlando Magic
2010–2011Phoenix Suns
2011–2012Boston Celtics
2012–2013Toronto Raptors
2015Mets de Guaynabo
2015–2016SLUC Nancy Basket
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× French League champion (2001, 2003)
  • 2× French Cup winner (2002, 2003)
  • French Leaders Cup winner (2003)
Stats  at Basketball-Reference.com
Medals
Men's basketball
Representing  France
EuroBasket
Bronze medal – third place2005 Serbia
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
Gold medal – first place2000 CroatiaU-18 Team

Mickaël Marvin Soriano Piétrus (French pronunciation: ​[mikaɛl pietʁys]; born February 7, 1982) is a French former professional basketball player. Listed at 6'6", 215 pounds, he played both the small forward and shooting guard positions. Piétrus was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th pick of the 2003 NBA draft, and is originally from Guadeloupe, a Caribbean island that is a part of France.

Piétrus is also known by the nicknames MP, Air France, Euro Jordan and Puma. He speaks French, English, and Antillean Creole fluently.

Professional career

Pau-Orthez

With ÉB Pau-Orthez, Piétrus won the French League championship, in 2001 and 2003, as well as the French National Cup, in 2002 and 2003.

Golden State Warriors

After leaving his native France, Piétrus was drafted by the Golden State Warriors. He played there for 5 seasons with the last being the 07–08 season.

Orlando Magic

During the 2008 off-season, Piétrus was signed by the Orlando Magic.

In Piétrus's debut, he scored 20 points against the Atlanta Hawks. He continued to be a key player for the Orlando Magic, with one of his best games being against the Dallas Mavericks, where he made 5 three-point field goals to lead the Magic into a comeback and their first win in Dallas.

Piétrus helped the Magic throughout the 2009 NBA Playoffs where the team reached its second Finals appearance and was a successful defender against LeBron James. However, he struggled during the final series against the Los Angeles Lakers, as Kobe Bryant proved too much for him to handle as Orlando fell short in five games.

Phoenix Suns

On December 18, 2010, Piétrus was traded to the Phoenix Suns along with Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, a 2011 first-round draft pick, and $3 million, for former Magic player Hedo Türkoğlu, Jason Richardson, and Earl Clark. On December 9, 2011, the Suns tried to trade Piétrus and $1 Million to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a conditional second round draft pick. One day later, Toronto decided to suspend the trade because Piétrus had a problem with his right knee and it would take 2–4 weeks for it to heal. Piétrus was waived by the Suns on December 22, 2011.

Boston Celtics

Piétrus signed a $1.3 million deal with the Boston Celtics on December 24, 2011, two days after Phoenix waived him.

On March 23, 2012, Piétrus fell on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center, after being blocked on a layup. He was taken off by stretcher and was diagnosed with a grade three concussion, and ruled out until at least the playoffs. He had been averaging 6.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game, with the Celtics. He returned in a game against the Atlanta Hawks on April 11, 2012.

Toronto Raptors

On November 30, 2012, Piétrus signed with the Toronto Raptors.

Puerto Rico

On March 4, 2015, Piétrus signed with Mets de Guaynabo of Puerto Rico. On May 11, 2015, he was replaced in the line-up by Cedric Jackson.

SLUC Nancy Basket

On November 25, 2015, Piétrus signed with the French club SLUC Nancy Basket.

National team career

In September 2005, Piétrus won the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2005, with the senior French national team. He also played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Personal life

Piétrus' older brother, Florent, is also a professional basketball player. He is now retired from basketball and resides in Orlando, FL. He spends his free time DJing at nightclubs.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2003–04Golden State532214.1.416.333.6932.2.5.6.25.3
2004–05Golden State67320.0.427.344.6982.81.2.7.39.5
2005–06Golden State521822.7.404.318.6083.1.8.6.29.3
2006–07Golden State723826.9.488.388.6484.5.9.7.811.1
2007–08Golden State661619.9.439.361.6733.7.71.0.77.2
2008–09Orlando542524.6.413.359.7093.31.2.6.49.4
2009–10Orlando752422.5.432.379.6332.9.7.7.48.7
2010–11Orlando19022.0.391.391.5002.6.5.5.26.7
2010–11Phoenix38418.1.392.342.7062.0.6.5.57.4
2011–12Boston42621.9.385.335.6453.1.6.5.26.9
2012–13Toronto191620.3.347.313.6671.9.5.6.35.3
Career55717221.5.425.355.6653.1.8.7.48.3

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2007Golden State11019.0.347.259.6943.8.5.5.86.0
2009Orlando24025.8.483.385.7232.6.6.8.510.5
2010Orlando14020.1.438.459.6671.4.7.6.48.4
2012Boston20119.6.329.222.5632.0.1.7.33.5
Career69121.8.426.353.6872.4.5.7.57.3

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Date of last edit: 2021-01-28T16:37:07.000Z