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Tony Battie - PF/C, 6'11, 240
Retired - Retired after 2012 season
       Date of birth: 02/11/1976
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 5th pick, 1997
     Out of: Texas Tech
  NBA Experience: 14 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork
2011-06-09

Pendergraph fills no obvious need for the Bulls, other than to provide frontcourt depth. It's probably a good idea to have as much front court depth as possible, considering that Asik, Boozer and Noah are all injury prone. Kurt Thomas was much relied upon last year because of injuries, and even if he were to retire next season, veteran big man Tony Battie can slide in and fill the same role. Battie's always been a solid player, and at 35, he's still fairly solid; sticking mid-range jumpers, rebounding, and still possessing the shot blocking instincts. If a 35 year old athlete can ever be described as a younger anything, Tony Battie is the younger Kurt Thomas.

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