- Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai Position Power forward / Center Height 208 cm (6 ft 10 in) Weight 127 kg (280 lb) League PBL
VTB United League
Team UNICS Kazan Number 32 Born 10 October 1986
Nationality Australian College Midland College Draft 2nd round, 41st overall, 2008
Pro career 2007–present Career history Cairns Taipans (2007–08)
Toronto Raptors (2008–09)
Idaho Stampede (2009)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2009–10)
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2010)
KK Partizan (2010–11)
Awards NBL All-Star Game (2007–08)
NBL All-Star Game MVP (2007–08)
NBL Rookie of the Year (2007–08)
All-NBL Second Team (2007–08)
In the 2007–08 NBL season, Jawai averaged 17.26 points per game, 9.39 rebounds per game and 1 block per game in 30 minutes and shot 57% from the field, making him second in the league. His NBL career-high for points is 28, rebounds 18, and blocks is 3. He was drafted 41st overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers; however, his rights were traded to the Toronto Raptors in a deal that also brought Jermaine O'Neal to Toronto for T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterović, Maceo Baston, and the Raptors' 17th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft who turned out to be Roy Hibbert.
Soon after the trade the Raptors announced they had signed Jawai to a two-year deal on 11 July 2008.
Nicknamed the "Aussie Shaq", "Outback Shaq", and "Baby Shaq" due to his resemblance to Shaquille O'Neal, Jawai claims to not like the nicknames or comparisons to O'Neal. He is also nicknamed by Toronto commentators 'Big Nate'.
On 17 December 2008, Jawai was cleared to resume training after enduring a worrisome period in which he was not allowed to undergo physical activity. Jawai was required to 'rest', due to a routine pre-season test, revealing a cardiac abnormality.
On 26 February 2009, Jawai was assigned by the Toronto Raptors to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. In his first start (his second game), he registered 12 points, 5 rebounds and a team-high 3 blocks in a 104–96 Idaho win over Utah Flash. Jawai was recalled from the D-League on 23 March 2009.
On 9 July 2009, Nathan Jawai was traded to the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the four-team deal among Raptors, Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies. Later that year, on 20 October 2009, Jawai was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a conditional second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
On 8 November 2009, Jawai played arguably the best game of his NBA career, scoring a team-high 16 points and grabbing six rebounds in a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG 2008–09 Toronto 6 0 3.2 .250 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .0 .3 2009–10 Minnesota 39 2 10.6 .441 .000 .684 2.7 .6 .3 .2 3.2 Career 45 2 9.6 .435 .000 .684 2.4 .5 .2 .2 2.8
- ^ a b Australian league rookie of year Jawai signs with Raptors
- ^ Pacers, Raptors complete trade sending O'Neal to Toronto
- ^ Aussie basketball has a new star
- ^ Talking With Nathan Jawai
- ^ Nathan Jawai vs Kings
- ^ Raptors' Jawai finally cleared to begin NBA career
- ^ Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons - Play By Play
- ^ Raptors Assign Jawai To Idaho Stampede
- ^ NBA Development League: Flash at Stampede
- ^ Raptors recall Nathan Jawai from D-League
- ^ MAVERICKS ACQUIRE FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR SHAWN MARION
- ^ Wolves Acquire Nathan Jawai from Dallas
- ^ Jawai leads charge for NBA side
- ^ Wolves send Jawai to D-league for weekend stint
- ^ Wolves Recall Nathan Jawai From Sioux Falls Skyforce
- ^ Jawai Re-Assigned To D-League
- ^ Partizan adds size with Jawai
- ^ UNICS goes big with Jawai
Awards Preceded by
NBL Rookie of the Year
2008 NBA Draft First round
Derrick Rose · Michael Beasley · O. J. Mayo · Russell Westbrook · Kevin Love · Danilo Gallinari · Eric Gordon · Joe Alexander · D. J. Augustin · Brook Lopez · Jerryd Bayless · Jason Thompson · Brandon Rush · Anthony Randolph · Robin Lopez · Marreese Speights · Roy Hibbert · JaVale McGee · J. J. Hickson · Alexis Ajinça · Ryan Anderson · Courtney Lee · Kosta Koufos · Serge Ibaka · Nicolas Batum · George Hill · Darrell Arthur · Donté Greene · D. J. White · J. R. Giddens
Nikola Peković · Walter Sharpe · Joey Dorsey · Mario Chalmers · DeAndre Jordan · Ömer Aşık · Luc Mbah a Moute · Kyle Weaver · Sonny Weems · Chris Douglas-Roberts · Nathan Jawai · Sean Singletary · Patrick Ewing, Jr. · Ante Tomić · Goran Dragić · Trent Plaisted · Bill Walker · Malik Hairston · Richard Hendrix · DeVon Hardin · Shan Foster · Darnell Jackson · Tadija Dragićević · Maarty Leunen · Mike Taylor · Sasha Kaun · James Gist · Joe Crawford · Deron Washington · Semih Erden
Australia squad – 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship – Silver medal
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