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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

1997 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 5th overall by Denver.
21st July, 1997 NBA Signed three year, $6,716,760 rookie scale contract with Denver.
1998 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Denver, along with the draft rights to Tyronn Lue (#23), to L.A. Lakers in exchange for Nick Van Exel.
21st January, 1999 NBA Traded by L.A. Lakers to Boston in exchange for Travis Knight.
15th October, 1999 NBA Signed a six year, $25.2 million extension with Boston. Included early termination option after 2004/05.
15th December, 2003 NBA Traded by Boston, along with Eric Williams and Kedrick Brown, to Cleveland in exchange for Ricky Davis, Chris Mihm, Michael Stewart and a 2005 second round pick (#50, Ryan Gomes).
23rd July, 2004 NBA Traded by Cleveland, along with a 2005 second round pick (#44, Martynas Andriuskevicius) and a 2007 second round pick (#54, Brad Newley, to Orlando in exchange for Drew Gooden, Steven Hunter and the draft rights to Anderson Varejao (#30, 2004).
30th June, 2005 NBA Declined to exercise early termination option.
22nd March, 2006 NBA Signed a four year, $22,984,000 extension with Orlando.
2009 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Orlando, along with Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee, to New Jersey in exchange for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson.
21st July, 2010 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
11th December, 2011 NBA Re-signed by Philadelphia to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
When: Where:
1994 - 1997 Texas Tech (NCAA)
June 1997 - June 1998 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
June 1998 - January 1999 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
January 1999 - December 2003 Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2003 - July 2004 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2004 - June 2009 Orlando Magic (NBA)
June 2009 - June 2010 New Jersey Nets (NBA)
July 2010 - June 2012 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
From blog:

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

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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