Renaldo Balkman life and biography

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Renaldo Balkman biography

Date of birth : 1984-07-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Staten Island, New York, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-21
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the New York Knicks, NBA Draft

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Renaldo Balkman is an American professional basketball player, formerly of the University of South Carolina. He currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Career history:

New York Knicks (2006–2008, 2011–present)
Denver Nuggets (2008–2011)

Has seven career double-doubles … Has scored in double figures 30 times … Notched 14 career double-digit rebounding games … 2008-09 (Denver): Appeared in 52 games, starting 10 times (Nuggets were 9-1 in those games) … Averaged a career-best 5.0 ppg, and 3.8 rpg in 14.7 mpg … Shot a career-high .558 from the field … Led the Nuggets in scoring once and in rebounding six times … Scored in double figures nine times, including one game of 20+ … Had five double-digit rebounding games and two double-doubles … Double-doubles came in back-to-back games – career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds vs. Clippers on 3/14 and 14 points and season-high-tying 14 rebounds (eight offensive) vs. Oklahoma City on 3/11 … Also had 14 rebounds at Utah on 3/6 … DNP-CD 29 times … Blocked a career-high four shots vs. Milwaukee on 11/18. 2007-08 (New York): Appeared in 65 games for the Knicks, averaging 3.4 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 14.6 mpg … Scored a season-high 11 points five times … Scored in double figures six times … Pulled down at least 10 rebounds in two games and had one double-double … Led the Knicks in rebounding twice … DNP-CD nine times and missed seven games due to injury … Served a one-game suspension on 1/30 after he was assessed a flagrant foul (penalty two) against the Lakers on 1/29 … Missed the bulk of training camp due to a stress reaction in his right ankle … 2006-07 (New York): Played in 68 games as a rookie, averaging 4.9 ppg and 4.3 rpg in 15.6 mpg while shooting .505 from the field … Started one game … Posted four double-doubles … Led the Knicks in rebounding eight times and in scoring once … Scored in double-figures 15 times and had seven double-figure rebounding efforts … DNP-CD eight times … Missed the last six games of the season due to a stomach virus … Ranked eighth among NBA rookies in rebounding.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 7.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg and shot .553 from the field in 104 games (40 starts) in three seasons at South Carolina … Helped lead the Gamecocks to back-to-back postseason NIT titles in 2005 and 2006, winning tourney MVP honors in ’06 … Named to 2004 SEC All-Freshman Team.

PERSONAL:

Nicknamed "Kool" … All-out style personified by tattoos on the back of his lower legs, reading "Hustle" and "Harder" … A Staten Island native that grew up in Florida and went to prep school in North Carolina … Prior to attending Laurinburg Institute, attended IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) as a junior, Blake HS as a sophomore and Armwood HS as a freshman … At Laurinburg, led team to 40-2 record and No. 1 national prep school ranking … Finalist for McDonald's All-American honors … Was an active participant in the community with the Garden of Dreams Foundation while a member of the New York Knicks … Also co-hosted a basketball clinic and dinner for young residents of The Children’s Village group home in Dobbs Ferry in January 2007 … Played in the annual NY Basketball All-Star Classic for the benefit of Wheelchair Charities, on 9/9/07 in New York.


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