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Obinna Ekezie

Obinna Ralph Ekezie (O)

Position: Power Forward and Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 270 lbs.
Born: August 22, 1975 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria
High School: Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts
College: University of Maryland
Draft: Vancouver Grizzlies, 2nd round (8th pick, 37th overall), 1999 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 2, 1999
D-League: 11 G, 12.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.7 APG (Full Record)
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1999-00 24 VAN NBA PF 39 0 351 41 88 .466 0 0 41 88 .466 .466 43 64 .672 34 58 92 8 9 4 26 61 125
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 0 281 32 81 .395 0 0 32 81 .395 .395 37 53 .698 31 47 78 9 5 5 14 48 101
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 0 273 32 77 .416 0 0 32 77 .416 .416 37 53 .698 31 45 76 9 5 5 14 46 101
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 0 8 0 4 .000 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 1 152 13 39 .333 0 0 13 39 .333 .333 28 40 .700 12 22 34 3 2 6 10 16 54
2002-03 27 Did Not Play (other pro league—Serbia)
2003-04 28 Did Not Play
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 31 732 79 182 .434 0 1 .000 79 181 .436 .434 72 93 .774 69 110 179 11 22 12 45 129 230
Career NBA 143 32 1516 165 390 .423 0 1 .000 165 389 .424 .423 180 250 .720 146 237 383 31 38 27 95 254 510
1 season ATL NBA 42 31 732 79 182 .434 0 1 .000 79 181 .436 .434 72 93 .774 69 110 179 11 22 12 45 129 230
1 season VAN NBA 39 0 351 41 88 .466 0 0 41 88 .466 .466 43 64 .672 34 58 92 8 9 4 26 61 125
1 season LAC NBA 29 1 152 13 39 .333 0 0 13 39 .333 .333 28 40 .700 12 22 34 3 2 6 10 16 54
1 season WAS NBA 29 0 273 32 77 .416 0 0 32 77 .416 .416 37 53 .698 31 45 76 9 5 5 14 46 101
1 season DAL NBA 4 0 8 0 4 .000 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1999-00 24 VAN NBA PF 39 0 9.0 1.1 2.3 .466 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.3 .466 1.1 1.6 .672 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.7 1.6 3.2
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 0 8.5 1.0 2.5 .395 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 .395 1.1 1.6 .698 0.9 1.4 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.5 3.1
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 0 9.4 1.1 2.7 .416 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.7 .416 1.3 1.8 .698 1.1 1.6 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5 1.6 3.5
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 0 2.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 1 5.2 0.4 1.3 .333 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 .333 1.0 1.4 .700 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 1.9
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 31 17.4 1.9 4.3 .434 0.0 0.0 .000 1.9 4.3 .436 1.7 2.2 .774 1.6 2.6 4.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 1.1 3.1 5.5
Career NBA 143 32 10.6 1.2 2.7 .423 0.0 0.0 .000 1.2 2.7 .424 1.3 1.7 .720 1.0 1.7 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.8 3.6
1 season ATL NBA 42 31 17.4 1.9 4.3 .434 0.0 0.0 .000 1.9 4.3 .436 1.7 2.2 .774 1.6 2.6 4.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 1.1 3.1 5.5
1 season VAN NBA 39 0 9.0 1.1 2.3 .466 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.3 .466 1.1 1.6 .672 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.7 1.6 3.2
1 season LAC NBA 29 1 5.2 0.4 1.3 .333 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.3 .333 1.0 1.4 .700 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 1.9
1 season WAS NBA 29 0 9.4 1.1 2.7 .416 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.7 .416 1.3 1.8 .698 1.1 1.6 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5 1.6 3.5
1 season DAL NBA 4 0 2.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1999-00 24 VAN NBA PF 39 0 351 4.2 9.0 .466 0.0 0.0 4.2 9.0 .466 4.4 6.6 .672 3.5 5.9 9.4 0.8 0.9 0.4 2.7 6.3 12.8
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 0 281 4.1 10.4 .395 0.0 0.0 4.1 10.4 .395 4.7 6.8 .698 4.0 6.0 10.0 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.8 6.1 12.9
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 0 273 4.2 10.2 .416 0.0 0.0 4.2 10.2 .416 4.9 7.0 .698 4.1 5.9 10.0 1.2 0.7 0.7 1.8 6.1 13.3
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 0 8 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 1 152 3.1 9.2 .333 0.0 0.0 3.1 9.2 .333 6.6 9.5 .700 2.8 5.2 8.1 0.7 0.5 1.4 2.4 3.8 12.8
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 31 732 3.9 9.0 .434 0.0 0.0 .000 3.9 8.9 .436 3.5 4.6 .774 3.4 5.4 8.8 0.5 1.1 0.6 2.2 6.3 11.3
Career NBA 143 32 1516 3.9 9.3 .423 0.0 0.0 .000 3.9 9.2 .424 4.3 5.9 .720 3.5 5.6 9.1 0.7 0.9 0.6 2.3 6.0 12.1
1 season ATL NBA 42 31 732 3.9 9.0 .434 0.0 0.0 .000 3.9 8.9 .436 3.5 4.6 .774 3.4 5.4 8.8 0.5 1.1 0.6 2.2 6.3 11.3
1 season VAN NBA 39 0 351 4.2 9.0 .466 0.0 0.0 4.2 9.0 .466 4.4 6.6 .672 3.5 5.9 9.4 0.8 0.9 0.4 2.7 6.3 12.8
1 season LAC NBA 29 1 152 3.1 9.2 .333 0.0 0.0 3.1 9.2 .333 6.6 9.5 .700 2.8 5.2 8.1 0.7 0.5 1.4 2.4 3.8 12.8
1 season WAS NBA 29 0 273 4.2 10.2 .416 0.0 0.0 4.2 10.2 .416 4.9 7.0 .698 4.1 5.9 10.0 1.2 0.7 0.7 1.8 6.1 13.3
1 season DAL NBA 4 0 8 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.0

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1999-00 24 VAN NBA PF 39 0 351 6.2 13.2 .466 0.0 0.0 6.2 13.2 .466 6.5 9.6 .672 5.1 8.7 13.8 1.2 1.4 0.6 3.9 9.2 18.8 102 107
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 0 281 5.9 14.9 .395 0.0 0.0 5.9 14.9 .395 6.8 9.8 .698 5.7 8.7 14.4 1.7 0.9 0.9 2.6 8.8 18.6 103 108
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 0 273 6.1 14.6 .416 0.0 0.0 6.1 14.6 .416 7.0 10.1 .698 5.9 8.5 14.4 1.7 0.9 0.9 2.7 8.7 19.2 106 108
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 0 8 0.0 25.7 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.7 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9 12.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9 0.0 0 102
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 1 152 4.6 13.7 .333 0.0 0.0 4.6 13.7 .333 9.8 14.0 .700 4.2 7.7 11.9 1.1 0.7 2.1 3.5 5.6 18.9 98 106
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 31 732 5.7 13.1 .434 0.0 0.1 .000 5.7 13.0 .436 5.2 6.7 .774 5.0 7.9 12.8 0.8 1.6 0.9 3.2 9.3 16.5 101 110
Career NBA 143 32 1516 5.7 13.5 .423 0.0 0.0 .000 5.7 13.5 .424 6.2 8.7 .720 5.1 8.2 13.3 1.1 1.3 0.9 3.3 8.8 17.7 101 109
1 season ATL NBA 42 31 732 5.7 13.1 .434 0.0 0.1 .000 5.7 13.0 .436 5.2 6.7 .774 5.0 7.9 12.8 0.8 1.6 0.9 3.2 9.3 16.5 101 110
1 season VAN NBA 39 0 351 6.2 13.2 .466 0.0 0.0 6.2 13.2 .466 6.5 9.6 .672 5.1 8.7 13.8 1.2 1.4 0.6 3.9 9.2 18.8 102 107
1 season LAC NBA 29 1 152 4.6 13.7 .333 0.0 0.0 4.6 13.7 .333 9.8 14.0 .700 4.2 7.7 11.9 1.1 0.7 2.1 3.5 5.6 18.9 98 106
1 season WAS NBA 29 0 273 6.1 14.6 .416 0.0 0.0 6.1 14.6 .416 7.0 10.1 .698 5.9 8.5 14.4 1.7 0.9 0.9 2.7 8.7 19.2 106 108
1 season DAL NBA 4 0 8 0.0 25.7 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 25.7 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9 12.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.9 0.0 0 102

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1999-00 24 VAN NBA PF 39 351 11.8 .538 .000 .727 11.5 19.9 15.7 3.7 1.4 0.8 18.3 18.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 .063 -3.2 -2.6 -5.8 -0.3
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 281 12.4 .484 .000 .654 12.7 19.9 16.2 5.3 0.9 1.3 11.8 18.8 0.3 0.1 0.4 .072 -2.4 -2.6 -5.0 -0.2
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 273 13.3 .503 .000 .688 13.0 19.7 16.3 5.5 0.9 1.3 12.2 18.7 0.4 0.1 0.5 .088 -1.9 -2.5 -4.3 -0.2
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 8 -20.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 27.2 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.490 -21.6 -6.7 -28.3 -0.1
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 152 11.0 .477 .000 1.026 9.0 16.2 12.7 3.0 0.7 2.7 15.0 19.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 .048 -4.9 -2.0 -6.9 -0.2
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 732 10.4 .516 .005 .511 10.4 18.4 14.2 2.4 1.6 1.3 16.8 16.4 0.3 0.4 0.7 .043 -3.8 -1.9 -5.7 -0.7
Career NBA 143 1516 11.2 .510 .003 .641 11.0 18.8 14.8 3.3 1.3 1.3 16.0 17.6 0.8 0.9 1.7 .054 -3.5 -2.2 -5.7 -1.4
1 season ATL NBA 42 732 10.4 .516 .005 .511 10.4 18.4 14.2 2.4 1.6 1.3 16.8 16.4 0.3 0.4 0.7 .043 -3.8 -1.9 -5.7 -0.7
1 season VAN NBA 39 351 11.8 .538 .000 .727 11.5 19.9 15.7 3.7 1.4 0.8 18.3 18.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 .063 -3.2 -2.6 -5.8 -0.3
1 season LAC NBA 29 152 11.0 .477 .000 1.026 9.0 16.2 12.7 3.0 0.7 2.7 15.0 19.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 .048 -4.9 -2.0 -6.9 -0.2
1 season WAS NBA 29 273 13.3 .503 .000 .688 13.0 19.7 16.3 5.5 0.9 1.3 12.2 18.7 0.4 0.1 0.5 .088 -1.9 -2.5 -4.3 -0.2
1 season DAL NBA 4 8 -20.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0 27.2 14.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.490 -21.6 -6.7 -28.3 -0.1

Shooting data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-12-18

Shooting

2-Pt Field Goals 3-Pt Field Goals
% of FGA by Distance FG% by Distance Dunks Corner Heaves
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP FG% Dist. 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P %Ast'd %FGA Md. %Ast'd %3PA 3P% Att. Md.
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 281 .395 7.3 1.000 .333 .321 .235 .111 .000 .395 .444 .423 .316 .333 .625 .049 4 0 0
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 273 .416 7.4 1.000 .325 .325 .234 .117 .000 .416 .480 .440 .333 .333 .625 .052 4 0 0
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 8 .000 4.3 1.000 .500 .250 .250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 152 .333 8.8 1.000 .231 .359 .231 .179 .000 .333 .444 .286 .222 .429 .692 .051 2 0 0
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 732 .434 7.1 .995 .385 .253 .253 .104 .005 .436 .500 .326 .370 .632 .000 .709 .088 15 .000 0 0
Career NBA 104 1165 .411 7.4 .997 .351 .285 .245 .116 .003 .412 .481 .349 .338 .514 .000 .685 .073 21 .000 0 0
1 season ATL NBA 42 732 .434 7.1 .995 .385 .253 .253 .104 .005 .436 .500 .326 .370 .632 .000 .709 .088 15 .000 0 0
1 season LAC NBA 29 152 .333 8.8 1.000 .231 .359 .231 .179 .000 .333 .444 .286 .222 .429 .692 .051 2 0 0
1 season WAS NBA 29 273 .416 7.4 1.000 .325 .325 .234 .117 .000 .416 .480 .440 .333 .333 .625 .052 4 0 0
1 season DAL NBA 4 8 .000 4.3 1.000 .500 .250 .250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0

Play-by-play data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-12-18

Play-by-Play

Position Estimate +/- Per 100 Poss. Turnovers
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C% On Court On-Off Off. Foul Bad Pass Lost Ball Other PGA And-1 SF Drawn FGA Blkd
2000-01 25 TOT NBA PF 33 281 1% 6% 93% -11.4 -10.4 5 3 4 2 21 4 24 9
2000-01 25 WAS NBA PF 29 273 6% 94% -9.0 -1.9 5 3 4 2 21 4 24 8
2000-01 25 DAL NBA PF 4 8 40% 23% 37% -93.7 -98.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001-02 26 LAC NBA PF 29 152 23% 77% +1.8 +2.4 1 1 5 3 8 0 15 9
2004-05 29 ATL NBA C 42 732 4% 96% -6.0 +5.6 14 7 16 8 22 2 39 15
Career NBA 104 1165 7% 93% -6.3 +1.4 20 11 25 13 51 6 78 33
1 season ATL NBA 42 732 4% 96% -6.0 +5.6 14 7 16 8 22 2 39 15
1 season LAC NBA 29 152 23% 77% +1.8 +2.4 1 1 5 3 8 0 15 9
1 season WAS NBA 29 273 6% 94% -9.0 -1.9 5 3 4 2 21 4 24 8
1 season DAL NBA 4 8 40% 23% 37% -93.7 -98.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Obinna Ekezie 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.2
Hank McDowell 79.2 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1
Jerrod Mustaf 78.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.0
Bill Curley 73.6 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.0
Michael Smith 73.2 0.7 0.3 0.3
Cartier Martin 72.8 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.1
Yakhouba Diawara 72.0 0.7 0.5 0.5 -0.1
Maceo Baston 69.0 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.3
Mark Hendrickson 68.5 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.1
Greg Foster 68.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0
Jamal Sampson 65.9 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Obinna Ekezie 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.2
Bill Curley 81.0 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.0
Hank McDowell 79.9 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1
Jerrod Mustaf 78.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.0
Jamal Sampson 73.3 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0
Michael Smith 73.2 0.7 0.3 0.3
Yakhouba Diawara 72.0 0.7 0.5 0.5 -0.1
Maceo Baston 69.0 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.3
Mark Hendrickson 68.5 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.1
Randy White 67.5 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2 -0.2
Ansu Sesay 65.7 0.8 0.5 0.2 -0.1

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1995-96 20 MARYLAND 30 463 51 108 0 0 33 60 111 10 135 .472 .550 15.4 4.5 3.7 0.3
1996-97 21 MARYLAND 32 858 115 209 0 0 92 144 212 22 322 .550 .639 26.8 10.1 6.6 0.7
1997-98 22 MARYLAND 32 895 138 285 0 0 134 200 207 51 410 .484 .670 28.0 12.8 6.5 1.6
1998-99 23 MARYLAND 24 614 104 213 0 2 97 140 141 21 305 .488 .000 .693 25.6 12.7 5.9 0.9
Career 118 2830 408 815 0 2 356 544 671 104 1172 .501 .000 .654 24.0 9.9 5.7 0.9

Transactions

October 28, 1997: Traded by the Boston Celtics (as a future 1999 2nd round draft pick) with Tony Massenburg to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Roy Rogers.

June 30, 1999: Drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 1999 NBA Draft.

August 22, 2000: Traded by the Vancouver Grizzlies with Felipe Lopez, Cherokee Parks and Dennis Scott to the Washington Wizards for Isaac Austin.

November 28, 2000: Traded by the Washington Wizards with Cherokee Parks to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tyrone Nesby.

December 1, 2000: Claimed on waivers by the Washington Wizards from the Los Angeles Clippers

February 22, 2001: Traded by the Washington Wizards with Calvin Booth and Juwan Howard to the Dallas Mavericks for Courtney Alexander, Hubert Davis, Christian Laettner, Etan Thomas, Loy Vaught and cash.

September 28, 2001: Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 19, 2002: Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

September 23, 2002: Signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic.

January 10, 2005: Signed two 10-day contracts with the Atlanta Hawks, then signed a contract for the rest of the season.

July 5, 2005: Waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1999-00 Vancouver Grizzlies NBA $301,875
2000-01 Washington Wizards NBA $423,500
2001-02 Los Angeles Clippers NBA $540,850
2003-04 Atlanta Hawks NBA $688,679
Career (may be incomplete) $1,954,904

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