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Brian Skinner
PF/C - 6'9, 255lbs - 48 years old - 14 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
  • Birthdate: 05/19/1976
  • Drafted (NBA): 22nd pick, 1998
  • Pre-draft team: Baylor
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
1998 NBA DraftNBADrafted 22nd overall by L.A. Clippers.
21st January, 1999NBASigned four year, $ rookie scale contract with L.A. Clippers. Included team option for 2001/02.
24th October, 2000NBAL.A. Clippers exercised 2001/02 team option.
2001 NBA DraftNBATraded by L.A. Clippers, along with the draft rights to Tyson Chandler (#2), to Chicago in exchange for Elton Brand.
19th July, 2001NBATraded by Chicago to Toronto in exchange for Charles Oakley and a 2002 second round pick (#42, Jason Jennings).
26th October, 2001NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Toronto to Cleveland in exchange for Don MacLean and cash from Miami.
27th August, 2002NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
17th July, 2003NBASigned a two year, $3.15 million contract with Milwaukee. Included player option for 2004/05.
30th June, 2004NBADeclined 2004/05 player option.
14th July, 2004NBASigned a four year, $20.7 million contract with Philadelphia. Included team option for 2007/08.
23rd February, 2005NBATraded by Philadelphia, along with Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson, to Sacramento in exchange for Chris Webber, Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley.
23rd February, 2006NBAAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Sacramento to Portland in exchange for Sergei Monia from Portland and Vitaly Potapenko from Seattle.
31st July, 2006NBATraded by Portland, along with Steve Blake and Ha Seung-Jin, to Milwaukee in exchange for Jamaal Magloire.
30th June, 2007NBAMilwaukee declined 2007/08 team option.
1st October, 2007NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
4th August, 2008NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Clippers. Included team option for 2009/10.
30th June, 2009NBAL.A. Clippers declined 2009/10 team option.
9th September, 2009NBARe-signed by L.A. Clippers to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
29th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
25th October, 2010NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
2nd December, 2010NBARe-signed by Milwaukee to unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season.
5th January, 2011NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
14th January, 2011ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Benetton Treviso.
9th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
29th December, 2011NBAWaived by Memphis.
Career Moves
1994 - 1998Baylor (NCAA)
January 1999 - June 2001L.A. Clippers (NBA)
June 2001 - July 2001Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2001 - October 2001Toronto Raptors (NBA)
October 2001 - June 2002Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
August 2002 - June 2003Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2003 - June 2004Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2004 - February 2005Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
February 2005 - February 2006Sacramento Kings (NBA)
February 2006 - July 2006Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
July 2006 - June 2007Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2007 - June 2008Phoenix Suns (NBA)
August 2008 - June 2010L.A. Clippers (NBA)
September 2010 - January 2011Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
January 2011 - June 2011Benetton Treviso (Italy)
December 2011Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
Articles about Brian Skinner

April 15, 2011

[...] Alongside him in the frontcourt is well documented veteran Brian Skinner, who was signed a replacement for the injured Sandro Nicevic. This is the first time in Skinner's life that he has played outside of America; his entire career to date has taken place in either the NBA or at Baylor. After 34 years, he has finally cracked his European virginity. And it's going rather well for him, too; in 19 minutes per game in the Eurocup, Skinner is averaging 6.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, while only fouling an acceptable 2.3 times per game. Skinner was in the NBA with Milwaukee as recently as three months ago, yet looked worryingly done last season, averaging less than 2/2 for the Clippers and recording almost as many fouls (20) as rebounds (27). But he's now in the midst of quite a nice second wind. (Admittedly, the standard of competition got considerably easier.)

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January 10, 2011

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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January 5, 2011

Brian Skinner - After waiving him in training camp, Milwaukee brought back Skinner as injury cover a month later, but have since cut him again. Skinner put up six trillion for the Bucks, but despite a couple of quiet years, he may still have something left to give. He certainly used to.

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October 1, 2010

Just when I thought Skinner wasn't going to get signed, Milwaukee snuck in there and signed him a couple of days after camp broke. Last year was easily the worst of Skinner's career; he played only 123 minutes, and fouled once in every six of those. He's been productive for over a decade, but now aged 34, he's probably ran out of steam.

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August 21, 2010

- Brian Skinner * - The Hawks were mentioned as a possible candidate for Skinner, as for some reason they are determined to build an old cap-strung team with no young core. They're not an old team yet by any means, but there's no real upside there.

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July 30, 2010

Brian Skinner - It has never really mattered that Brian Skinner is undersized, because he collects rebounds and blocks anyway. He may have all the catching ability of a lettuce and a soft dexterous touch akin to being groped by Captain Hook, but defense is defense. Skinner produces just as much as Kwame Brown does, and without the soap opera. He just turned 34 and was dreadul last season, but the previous 10 were pretty good.

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