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Malik Allen biography

Date of birth : 1978-06-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Willingboro, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Orlando Magic, NBA Draft

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Malik Allen is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Orlando Magic.

Career history:

San Diego Wildfire (ABA) (2000–2001)
Miami Heat (2001–2005)
Charlotte Bobcats (2005)
Chicago Bulls (2005–2007)
New Jersey Nets (2007–2008)
Dallas Mavericks (2008)
Milwaukee Bucks (2008–2009)
Denver Nuggets (2009–2010)
Orlando Magic (2010–present)

Has played for seven different teams during his career: Miami (2001-05), Charlotte (2004-05), Chicago (2005-07), New Jersey (2007-08), Dallas (2007-08), Milwaukee (2008-09) and Denver … Has scored 10+ points 87 times and 20+ points four times during his career … Has pulled down 10+ rebounds in eight career games, while having posted six career double-doubles … 2008-09 (Milwaukee): Averaged 3.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 49 games (three starts) … Made his Bucks debut at Chicago on 10/28 and tallied 10 points (5-7 FG) … Scored 10 points while adding five rebounds in a season-high 31 minutes against Charlotte on 12/5 … Registered season-bests in points (14) and rebounds (eight) at Detroit on 2/17 … Appeared in his 400th career game against Boston on 3/15, grabbing seven rebounds … Tallied 10 points against Atlanta on 4/8 … Produced nine points, five rebounds and two blocks against Orlando on 4/13 … Missed seven games due to a sprained rib, six to back spasms … DNP-CD 19 times … Placed on the Inactive List for a total of 14 games … 2007-08 (New Jersey then Dallas): Played in 73 games (16 starts) for both New Jersey and Dallas, averaging 4.6 points and 1.3 rebounds … Shot .480 (157-327) FG and .920 (23-25) FT on the year … With Dallas (25 games with 4 starts), he averaged 3.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 13.2 minutes … Before joining Dallas (2/19/08), averaged 5.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 15.9 minutes in 48 games (12 starts) for New Jersey … Scored 10+ points 13 times … Recorded 1,000th career rebound vs. Houston on 12/7 … 2006-07 (Chicago): Played in 60 games (one start), the second most of his career, and averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.6 minutes while shooting .415 FG and .824 FT … Scored a season-best 15 points at New York on 11/25 … DNP-CD 16 times … Spent six games on the Inactive List … 2005-06 (Chicago): Played in 54 games, averaging 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.0 minutes and shot .490 FG and .605 FT … Tallied season-highs of 16 points and six rebounds vs. Philadelphia on 2/16 … Spent eight games on the Inactive List and DNP-CD 19 times … Missed four games due to injury … 2004-05 (Miami then Charlotte): Played in 36 games splitting time with Miami (14 games) and Charlotte (22 games), averaging 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.4 minutes and shot .475 FG and .929 FT … Scored 10+ points four times … Appeared in 10 games with Miami to start the season before undergoing microdisectomy spine surgery on 12/1 … 2003-04 (Miami): Saw action in 45 games, averaging 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.7 minutes … Scored a season-high 14 points on two occasions … Missed a total of 23 games due to injury or illness … DNP-CD 14 times … 2002-03 (Miami): Appeared in a career-high 80 games (73 starts) and posted career-high averages of 9.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 29.0 minutes … Collected 10+ points in 42 games, including four games over 20 points … Pulled down 10+ boards seven times … Registered career-highs in points (23), FGM (10) and minutes (47) vs. Chicago on 1/18 … Missed two games due to injury … 2001-02 (Miami): Averaged 4.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 13.4 minutes in 12 games (two starts) … Shot .431 FG and .800 FT … Scored 10+ points in four games … Collected first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at Orlando on 4/17 … Missed 35 games due to injury … DNP-CD 35 times.

COLLEGE:
Appeared in 125 games, including 93 starts, during his four-year career at Villanova … Averaged 9.0 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting .516 FG … Was an All-Big East Second Team selection his senior season after leading the Wildcats with 14.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.88 blocks … Finished his career at Villanova with 1,131 points and 708 rebounds.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Malik Omar Allen … Nicknamed "Leek" … Met his wife Kara (Saylor) at Villanova and the two married in Philadelphia (7/16/05) … The couple welcomed their first child, Dante William, in the summer of 2006 and their second child, Maya, in the summer of 2008 … Majored in communications at Villanova … Enjoys listening to music and reading in his free time … Favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory … Would like to coach or teach young children after his playing career … Favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers … Favorite movie is “Usual Suspects.”


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