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Brendan Haywood
Brendan Haywood
Hawyood during a Cavs preseason game in 2014.
No. 3, 00, 33
Position: Center
League: NBA
Personal information
Full name: Brendan Todd Haywood
Born: November 27, 1979 (1979-11-27) (age 44)
New York City
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
Listed height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight: 263 lbs (119 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2001 for the Washington Wizards
Final game: 2015 for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Career information
High school: James B. Dudley
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
College: North Carolina (1997–2001)
NBA Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career: 20012015 (14 years)
Career history
20012010 Washington Wizards
20102012 Dallas Mavericks
20122014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014–2015 Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Medals
Men's basketball
Representing the Flag of the United States United States
Summer Universiade
Olympic Gold Medal Gold 1999 Palma
NBA.com profile profile (active)
profile (retired)

Brendan Todd Haywood (born November 27, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. The 7'0", 263-lb Center played at North Carolina before being drafted 20th pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. He won a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Following his playing career, Haywood became a college basketball announcer for CBS Sports and a co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

College[]

As a senior at James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, Haywood won the Gatorade North Carolina Basketball Player of the Year. He was named to the 1997 McDonald's All-American Team.

After graduation, Haywood enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the 1997–98 season. Haywood was recruited by legendary Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith, but the coach retired shortly after Haywood's arrival on campus and turned the job over to his assistant, Bill Guthridge. Haywood backed up Makhtar N'diaye at the center position his freshman season, and was the most-used bench player after the six rotating starters (Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, Shammond Williams, Ed Cota, Ademola Okulaja, and N'diaye). That season, the Tar Heels advanced to the National Semifinals of the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Haywood moved into the starting lineup during his sophomore season, and the Tar Heels earned a #3 seed in the 1999 NCAA tournament, but were eliminated in the first round. The Tar Heels struggled again during the 1999–2000 season, but experienced a resurgence during the 2000 NCAA tournament, reaching the Final Four. The 2000–01 season was Haywood's last at UNC, and the first for new head coach Matt Doherty. That season the Tar Heels earned a #2 seed in the 2001 NCAA tournament, but were eliminated in the second round.

At UNC, Haywood recorded the first triple-double in school history against the University of Miami on December 4, 2000 with 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 blocks (which was also a UNC record). He also finished his college basketball career as the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time leader in field goal percentage (63.7%). During his senior year, Haywood was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference 2nd Team, and also was named 2nd Team All-America by the Sporting News.[1]

NBA career[]

Washington Wizards (2001–2010)[]

Brendan Haywood Wizards

Haywood with the Wizards in 2009.

Haywood was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 20th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. He was later traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Michael Doleac, who in turn traded him to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Laron Profit and a first-round draft pick. After playing as the Wizards' starting center for the bulk of six years, Haywood began putting up career numbers in the 2007–08 season.

Dallas Mavericks (2010–2012)[]

Brendan Haywood Dallas

Haywood with the Mavericks.

On February 13, 2010, Haywood was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton, and Quinton Ross.[2] On July 8, 2010, Haywood decided to re-sign with the Mavericks by agreeing to a six-year $55 million dollar deal.

The Mavericks went on to win the 2011 NBA championship. On July 12, 2012, Haywood was waived by the Mavericks under the league's amnesty clause.

Charlotte Bobcats (2012–2014)[]

Bobcats vs Nets 6 (cropped)

Haywood dunks on Reggie Evans in 2013.

On July 14, 2012, Haywood was claimed off waivers by the Charlotte Bobcats. He missed the entire 2013–14 season due to a stress fracture in his foot.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2014–2015)[]

Brendan Haywood Cleveland

Haywood with the Cavaliers.

On July 12, 2014, Haywood was traded, along with the drafts right to Dwight Powell, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Scotty Hopson and cash considerations. Haywood's final NBA game was played in Game 4 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals on May 26. In that game, Cleveland completed a 4–0 sweep over the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, winning the game 118 – 88, with Haywood only playing for 2 minutes, missing his only jumpshot and recording no other stats. That 2 minutes was the only playing time Haywood saw during the 2015 Playoffs with the Cavs. The Cavaliers made it to the Finals, but they lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games.

On July 27, 2015, Haywood was traded, along with Mike Miller and two future second-round draft picks, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations. However, the Blazers waived him three days later.

NBA career statistics[]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 †  Won an NBA championship

Regular season[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Washington 62 2 20.4 .493 .000 .606 5.2 .5 .3 1.5 5.1
2002–03 Washington 81 69 23.8 .510 .000 .633 5.0 .4 .4 1.5 6.2
2003–04 Washington 77 59 19.3 .515 .000 .585 5.0 .6 .4 1.3 7.0
2004–05 Washington 68 68 27.4 .560 .000 .609 6.8 .8 .8 1.7 9.4
2005–06 Washington 79 70 23.8 .514 .000 .585 5.9 .6 .4 1.3 7.3
2006–07 Washington 77 49 22.6 .558 .000 .548 6.2 .6 .4 1.1 6.6
2007–08 Washington 80 80 27.9 .528 .000 .735 7.2 .9 .4 1.7 10.6
2008–09 Washington 6 5 29.2 .480 .000 .476 7.3 1.3 .7 2.5 9.7
2009–10 Washington 49 48 32.9 .561 .000 .646 10.3 .4 .4 2.1 9.8
2009–10 Dallas 28 19 26.5 .564 .000 .575 7.4 .9 .3 2.0 8.1
2010–11 Dallas 72 8 18.5 .574 .000 .362 5.2 .3 .2 1.0 4.4
2011–12 Dallas 54 54 21.2 .518 .000 .469 6.0 .4 .4 1.0 5.2
2012–13 Charlotte 61 17 19.0 .431 .000 .455 4.8 .5 .3 .8 3.5
2014–15 Cleveland 22 1 5.4 .467 .000 .538 1.3 .1 .1 .5 1.6
Career 816 549 22.9 .528 .000 .587 6.0 .5 .4 1.4 6.8

Playoffs[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Washington 10 10 29.6 .542 .000 .636 7.6 1.0 1.4 2.0 10.6
2006 Washington 6 6 25.8 .682 .000 .520 3.2 .8 .3 1.8 7.2
2007 Washington 3 0 11.3 .714 .000 .750 1.7 .3 .3 .0 4.3
2008 Washington 6 6 29.7 .591 .000 .800 6.7 .8 .7 1.5 12.0
2010 Dallas 6 2 23.2 .571 .000 .600 6.2 .5 1.2 1.7 6.0
2011 Dallas 18 0 15.3 .581 .000 .465 4.1 .2 .1 1.0 3.1
2012 Dallas 4 4 15.3 .286 .000 .625 3.3 .3 .3 .5 3.3
Career 53 28 21.4 .564 .000 .598 5.0 .5 .6 1.3 6.4

Broadcast career[]

After Haywood retired from the NBA, he became an analyst and a broadcaster for NBA TV. He also worked as an Analyst for NBATV and TNT's coverage of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

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