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Michael Olowokandi
C - 7'0, 270lbs - 49 years old - 9 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2008
  • Birthdate: 04/03/1975
  • Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 1998
  • Pre-draft team: Pacific
  • Country: Britain/Nigeria
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
1998 NBA DraftNBADrafted 1st overall by L.A. Clippers.
4th January, 1999ItalySigned a six week contract with Kinder Bologna.
25th January, 1999ItalyReleased by Kinder Bologna.
19th January, 1999NBASigned four year, $15,031,312 rookie scale contract with L.A. Clippers. Included team option for 2001/02.
24th October, 2000NBAL.A. Clippers exercised 2001/02 team option.
23rd September, 2002NBARe-signed by L.A. Clippers to a one year, $6,061,214 contract.
17th July, 2003NBASigned a three year, $16,226,100 contract with Minnesota.
26th January, 2006NBATraded by Minnesota, along with Wally Szczerbiak, Dwayne Jones and a future protected first round pick (2009, #6, Jonny Flynn) to Boston in exchange for Ricky Davis, Antoine Walker, Mark Blount, Justin Reed, a 2006 second round pick (#36, Craig Smith) and a 2008 second round pick (#31, Nikola Pekovic).
2nd October, 2006NBARe-signed by Boston to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
Career Moves
1995 - 1998Pacific (NCAA)
January 1999Kinder Bologna (Italy)
January 1999 - June 2003L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2003 - January 2006Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
January 2006 - June 2007Boston Celtics (NBA)
Articles about Michael Olowokandi

May 8, 2010

Britain (and England in particular) are starting to place some good big men prospects abroad. Joel Freeland was a first round draft pick of the Blazers back in 2006, who is slowly making a name for himself in the powerhouse Spanish ACB. Another Blazers draft pick, Dante Cunningham, has also worked out for the British team, although he doesn't have the pre-requisite passport yet. Former Hornets forward Sean Banks is also eligible for a British passport, and supposedly in the process of getting one. And other British big man prospects that you may have heard of include Dan Clark (Estudiantes Madrid, ACB), Justin Robinson (Rider), Eric Boateng (just graduated from Arizona State University) and Matthew Bryan-Amaning (University of Washington).

There's some established talent out there, too. Luol Deng, you know about. One-time NBA big man Robert Archibald is also playing in the ACB to a high level, even if he is Scottish. Former NBA draft pick Andy Betts - a man able to make the CV boosting claim that he was once traded for Peja Stojakovic - is still plying his trade in the Greek first division with Aris, a Euroleague team this year. Ex-Raptors forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu is a stalwart of the national team, and finally found the NBA employment last season that he should have had for the last few years. Michael Olowokandi has a British passport (although we don't want him), as has Steve Nash (whom we sadly can't have). And worse case scenario, there's always Providence's Randall Hanke.

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April 11, 2010

- Michael Olowokandi

Olowokandi is a tough one to find. He turned 35 last week and has not played since playing for the Celtics for the minimum in 2006-07. After that, there's pretty much nothing. The only thing we know is that Olowokandi was in St Louis last month, and we know this because he said so on his official Facebook fan page, a fan page with four times fewer fans than this one. It appears there's still time to win the competition.

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