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ANTOINE WALKER NOW PLAYS FOR THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES.
Antoine Walker was born on August 12, 1976 in Chicago. He is an eleven year pro who was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in October of 2007. In his first season with Minnesota, Walker is averaging 10.3 points per game, four rebounds and one assist. The 2006-07 season saw Walker with the Miami Heat, where coach Pat Riley and Walker did not get along. Walker came off the bench and averaged 8.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Antoine Walker has played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Miami Heat, the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks. Walker is an extremely durable player, having played in all 82 games of the NBA season five different times. He has played in 847 NBA regular season games total, and has career numbers of 18.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.24 steals and 36.2 minutes. Walker has been named an NBA All-Star on three separate occasions.
Antoine Walker has been a solid contributor to teams he has played for over his 11-year career. He has been named the NBA Player of the Month once in his career and NBA Player of the Week twice. Walker has always been known as a potent scoring threat, as he’s dropped thirty or more points in 65 games and forty or more points on four occasions. He has also scored at least 1,000 points in nine of his 11 seasons. His rebounding and assist numbers have been good throughout his career as well, as he only trails the legendary Larry Bird in career triple doubles as a Boston Celtic. Walker also likes to fire up three-pointers at will. At the end of the 2006-07 season, Walker ranked second among active players in three-point field goals attempted with 4,076 and third in threes made with 1,325. In other words, Antoine Walker likes to shoot.
Antoine Walker attended the University of Kentucky, where he averaged 11.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in 69 games before leaving for the NBA Draft. He helped lead the Kentucky Wildcats to the 1996 NCAA championship.
“Toine” has two daughters, Crystal and Alana, whom he calls his most prized possessions. He was a business major at Kentucky and owns a business called Walker Williams with former teammate Eric Williams. His favorite sports teams are his hometown Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
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