15 Facts About Antonio McDyess


Antonio Keithflen McDyess was born on September 7,1974 and is an American former professional basketball player.


Antonio McDyess was born in Quitman, Mississippi and attended the University of Alabama.


Antonio McDyess decided to forgo his final two years of college to enter the 1995 NBA draft.


Antonio McDyess was selected with the second overall pick in the 1995 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, and was traded to the Denver Nuggets before the season began, along with Randy Woods, for fellow forward Rodney Rogers and a mid-first-round pick that was later used to select Brent Barry.


Antonio McDyess's explosive leaping and power dunking ability allowed him to average 17.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game over his first six seasons.


In 1997, before his third year, Antonio McDyess was traded to the Phoenix Suns.


Antonio McDyess was attending a Colorado Avalanche game with Nuggets President and General Manager Dan Issel, and Issel told security to not let the three Suns players into the building.


Antonio McDyess struggled to play through the injury, re-aggravating it several times and going through additional surgeries over the next few seasons.


Antonio McDyess was traded to the Knicks on June 26,2002 in exchange for Marcus Camby, Mark Jackson and the draft rights to Nene, the seventh overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft.


Antonio McDyess was a dependable sixth man for Detroit, playing in all 82 games in each of the next two seasons.


On November 3,2008, Antonio McDyess was traded to the Denver Nuggets, along with Chauncey Billups and Cheikh Samb, for Allen Iverson.


That postseason, on April 26,2009, Antonio McDyess scored a playoff career-high 26 points, alongside grabbing 10 rebounds, in a deciding Game 4 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers.


The San Antonio Spurs reached an agreement with McDyess on July 8,2009, to a three-year deal worth the mid-level exception.


Antonio McDyess spent the next two seasons with San Antonio as their starting Center, next to Tim Duncan.


On December 19,2011, Antonio McDyess announced his retirement from the NBA.