RAPTORS SIGN VETERAN CENTRE JAMAAL MAGLOIRE
Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Magloire is first Canadian to sign with RaptorsJamaal Magloire | Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have signed veteran centre Jamaal Magloire. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

Magloire was born in Toronto and attended high school at Eastern School of Commerce. He is the first Canadian-born player to join the Raptors in the club's 16-year history. 

Magloire is a veteran of 11 NBA seasons and owns career averages of 7.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 22.1 minutes in 646 regular season outings. He has appeared in 46 postseason contests, averaging 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.8 minutes.  

Magloire, 6-foot-11, 265 pounds comes to the Raptors after spending the past three seasons with the Miami Heat. His best statistical campaign came in 2003-04 when he averaged 13.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 33.9 minutes in 82 games with the New Orleans Hornets. He was one of only 11 players that season to average a double-double. Magloire set single-season career highs in minutes, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, free throw percentage, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, rebound average, points and scoring average. He set his career highs with 15 free throws made in 20 attempts in Toronto on March 21, 2004.

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Heat's Magloire reaches out to family in wake of murder
Friday, 04 June 2010

SOURCE: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
BY: Ira Winderman

Moved to action after seeing a disturbing television report of the stabbing murder of a 28-year-old Ontario single mother who left behind a son with cerebral palsy, Miami Heat center Jamaal Magloire has reached out to the family.

A Toronto native, Magloire said he was heartbroken after learning of the death of Lucita Charles and the circumstances of the family. He has agreed to pay the funeral costs and is in the process of establishing a trust fund for her 7-year-old special-needs son, having previously known neither.

"Now that the mother is gone, it really took its toll on what's going to happen to the child now," said Magloire, who remains in contact with the victim's sister. "A lot of times, when we see crimes on TV, we don't know what we can do to help, we just kind of feel this sense of sympathy. I don't want to do it by words, I want to do it by example."

The 32-year-old 10-year NBA veteran said he plans to make a "substantial contribution" to the child's trust fund and make the family part of his fundraising activities.

"I've already tried to help other people who are going through turmoil," he said, "but this is something that I'm really trying to get to take off"

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Jamaal Magloire's simplicity can stand out on flamboyant Heat
Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Jamaal MagloireSOURCE: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
BY: Ira Winderman

MIAMI - From the mannerisms to the gritty playing approach to what no longer adorns his body, Jamaal Magloire is about as old school as it gets on the Heat roster.

"He's 30 going on 40," teammate Udonis Haslem jokes. "His body is certainly 30 going on 40."

To a degree, the Canadian-born, Kentucky-schooled center stands as a throwback. In an age of flash and flamboyance, Magloire has gone austere.

As recently as last season, you just might have noticed the tattoo on his left bicep, the one that read, "Mister Magloire." Now, there barely is a shadow.

"I got my tattoo in high school, and I was in a different frame of mind," he says after another sweat-drenched workout. "I'm just getting older, a little more conservative. I have a son coming up and just want to lead by example."

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HEAT Sign Jamaal Magloire
Monday, 01 September 2008

SOURCE: HEAT.com

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent center Jamaal Magloire. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very fortunate to be able to come to terms with Jamaal Magloire,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We feel that he will dramatically support our post position. He is an excellent rebounder with a big body. On the defensive end he will plug up the paint and the offensive end he can score. We feel that this is definitely the right place for him to re-energize his career.”

A former NBA All-Star (2004), Magloire has averaged 8.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.03 blocks and 24.2 minutes during an eight-year NBA career which has included stints with the Hornets (Charlotte: 2000-02 and New Orleans: 2002-05), the Milwaukee Bucks (2005-06), the Portland Trail Blazers (2006-07), the New Jersey Nets (2007-08) and the Dallas Mavericks (2007-08). In his 537 NBA regular season games he has connected on 47.9 percent of his field goal attempts. Additionally, Magloire has appeared in 36 postseason contests and has averaged 9.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.11 blocks while hitting 47.7 percent of his field goal attempts.

Four times in his career the 6’11”, 265-pound center has appeared in all 82 games during a season and five times in the past seven seasons he has played at least 81 games. His best season occurred during the 2003-04 campaign with the New Orleans Hornets where he was selected as an Eastern Conference All-Star and averaged career highs in both points (13.6 ppg) and rebounds (10.3 rpg) and was one of just 11 players in the NBA that season to average a double-double. He topped the Eastern Conference in scoring in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game with 19 points. Magloire finished the 2003-04 season ranked among the NBA leaders in offensive rebounding (5th), overall rebounding (7th) and field goal percentage (tied for 27th).

Magloire split the 2007-08 season between the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. He saw action in 31 games (two starts) and averaged 1.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 9.2 minutes.

 
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