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Brian Cardinal hails from Tolono, Illinois and he graduated from Purdue University in 2000. Cardinal still holds the record for most steals over the course of his college career: 259.
The Detroit Pistons picked up Brian Cardinal in the second round of the 2000 draft. He played just 23 games over 2 seasons before being traded to the Washington Wizards.
By 2003-2004, Brian Cardinal hit his stride in the NBA. He was now a Golden State Warrior and earned playing time in 76 games. Cardinal averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds per game and earned the award for Most Improved on the team.
From 2004-2008, Brian Cardinal played for the Memphis Grizzlies though gradually saw his playing time decrease. In mid-2008, Brian Cardinal was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of an 8-person deal.
Brian Cardinal's nickname is the "The Custodian", a name he earned during his freshman year at Purdue based on his willingness to "clean the floor" by diving recklessly after loose balls. Perhaps that nickname will stick during his 8th NBA season and first year with the Minnesota Timberwolves. To watch "The Custodian" live, purchase Minnesota Timberwolves tickets today!
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