Mickael Pietrus life and biography

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Mickael Pietrus biography

Date of birth : 1982-02-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
Nationality : French
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-24
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, center for the Phoenix Suns, NBA Draft

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Mickael Pietrus is a French Basketball player which is now playing as center for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.

2009-10 SEASON:

Appeared in 75 games with Orlando, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 2.9 rpg. in 22.5 minpg….Shot .379 (116-306) from three-point range…Started in 24 outings, averaging 9.8 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. in 27.2 minpg….Played in all 14 postseason games, averaging 8.4 ppg. and 1.4 rpg. in 20.1 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times…Scored in double figures 30 times, including a season-high 24 points on Apr. 1 @ Dallas (including a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range, setting a new franchise record for most three-pointers in a game without a miss)…Had one double-double: 18 points and a season-high 10 rebounds on Jan. 12 @ Sacramento…Recorded at least one steal 38 times, including a career-high-tying four steals on Jan. 9 vs. Atlanta and on Apr. 12 @ Indiana…Recorded at least one blocked shot in 24 outings, including a season-high three blocks on Jan. 23 @ Charlotte and on Mar. 3 vs. Golden State…Played in his 400th career NBA regular season game on Jan. 12 @ Sacramento…Missed a total of seven games this season…Missed two games (Nov. 1-3) due to flu-like symptoms, on the Inactive List once (Feb. 2) due to a sprained right ankle, once (Mar. 11) due to a neck muscle strain and three times (Mar. 18, 26-28) due to a sprained left ankle.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

Appeared in 439 career NBA regular season games with Golden State and Orlando, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. in 21.7 minpg….Also played in 49 career playoff games, averaging 8.9 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 22.6 minpg….2008-09: Played in 54 games with Orlando, averaging 9.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 24.6 minpg….Made 25 starts, averaging 11.7 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 29.4 minpg. during that span…Also appeared in all 24 playoff games, averaging 10.5 ppg. and 2.6 rpg. in 25.8 minpg., helping the Magic reach the NBA Finals…Scored in double figures 21 times and had 20+ points six times…Ripped down season-best 11 rebounds and dished out a career-high six assists on Mar. 13 @ Washington…Had two double-doubles…Scored 3,000th career NBA regular season point on Feb. 11 vs. Denver…Missed 28 total games due to injury: On the Inactive List once (Nov. 18) due to bruised ribs…On the Inactive List 10 times (Nov. 29-Dec. 18) due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb…On the Inactive List for 12 games (Dec. 31-Jan. 24) due to a fractured right wrist…Did not play three times (Feb. 22-25) due to a sprained right wrist…Missed two games (Apr. 4-7) due to a sprained right knee…Poured in a playoff career-high 18 points and had a playoff career-high three steals on June 9 vs. L.A. Lakers…2007-08: Played in 66 games (16 starts) with Golden State, averaging 7.2 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 20.0 minpg….Shot .361 (66-183) from three-point range…Recorded three double-doubles…Had 10-or-more rebounds four times…Had a career-high-tying four steals on Nov. 20 @ New York…Missed 15 games due to injury/illness…Sat on Nov. 8 due to the flu…Missed two games (Nov. 14-16) due to personal reasons…On the Inactive List a total of 12 games: twice (Dec. 3-5) due to a nose contusion, once (Jan. 19) due to a stomach flu and nine times (Mar. 23-Apr. 6) due to a right groin strain…Also had one DNP-CD on Jan. 24…2006-07: Played in 72 games (38 starts) with Golden State, averaging a career-high 11.1 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 26.9 minpg….Had career-highs in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage (.488), three-point FG percentage (.388), minutes and games started…Also appeared in 11 playoff outings, averaging 6.0 ppg. and 3.8 rpg. in 19.0 minpg….Scored 20-or-more points eight times…Recorded four double-doubles…Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds on Jan. 22 @ L.A. Lakers…Dished out career-high-tying five assists on Nov. 9 vs. N.O./Okla. City…Recorded a career-best five blocked shots on Nov. 20 vs. Phoenix…2005-06: Appeared in 52 games with Golden State, averaging 9.3 ppg. and 3.1 rpg. in 22.7 minpg….Scored a season-best 23 points on Feb. 10 @ Indiana…Had first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Jan. 27 @ L.A. Lakers…Missed 30 games (23 on Inactive List) due to injury…2004-05: Played in 67 games with the Warriors, averaging 9.5 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 20.0 minpg….When logging 25-plus minutes, averaged 16.3 ppg. (18 games)...Poured in a career-high 28 points on Apr. 8 vs. Phoenix, including a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range…Suffered dislocated left shoulder during summer league on July 12 and underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair on July 20…Missed the first nine games of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery…Missed 14 games total due to injury and had one DNP-CD…2003-04: Appeared in 53 games during his rookie campaign with Golden State, averaging 5.3 ppg. and 2.2 rpg. in 14.1 minpg….Started 22 games, averaging 9.3 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 23.5 minpg….Made first career start on Mar. 5 vs. New Jersey, tallying three rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes…Made NBA debut on Oct. 29 vs. Dallas, logging five points and six rebounds in 14 minutes…Missed 10 games due to a sprained left ankle…DNP-CD 19 times.

PERSONAL:

Younger brother, Florent Pietrus, was a teammate at Pau Orthez and the French National team, while his oldest brother, Ronnie Coco, also played with Pau…
Is now a shareholder with Pau Orthez…
Born in Les Abymes on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, which is located approximately 310 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico…
Les Abymes is a town of fewer than 70,000 people, on an island of fewer than 400,000…
Left the island for France at the age of 15 to join Pau Orthez junior program…
Earned the 2006-07 Angela & Christopher Cohan Community Service Award, given annually to the Golden State player who best exemplifies the spirit of community through their outstanding commitment of time, service and financial support to the children and families of the Bay Area…
Participated in numerous community activities during his tenure with the Warriors, including reading to French-speaking elementary students…
Has participated in NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program in France, Turkey and China, helping teach both life skills and basketball skills to the local youth, hosted the 2RSEP/Mickael Pietrus Basketball Camp on his native island of Guadeloupe, attended by almost 500 boys and girls, ages 11-21…
Wears a size 14 basketball shoe…
He’s an ambassador of the board of tourism of Guadeloupe, and hosted four Magic fans in Guadeloupe during the summer of 2009 after they won the ‘Discover Guadeloupe with Mickael Pietrus’ contest.


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