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Renaldo Balkman | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: South Carolina
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Former Nuggets F Renaldo Balkman said that his "ultimate goal" is to rejoin the NBA.
"All I need is one shot, one more chance," said Balkman, who damaged his reputation by head-butting Greivis Vasquez during FIBA competition in 2011, and was banned from the Philippine Basketball Association for choking a teammate in 2013. His most realistic options are to play in Spain or Puerto Rico next season. Aug 10 - 2:57 PM
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Mavericks waive F Renaldo Balkman.

He didn't play more than 17 minutes in any preseason game with the Mavs and didn't have much of a shot to make the team. Balkman will likely continue his career overseas.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Former Knicks first-round pick Renaldo Balkman has agreed to attend Mavericks training camp.

It's a non-guaranteed deal, meaning he isn't expected to make the final roster, especially since the Mavs already have 15 guaranteed contracts. Balkman was a shocking pick at No. 20 for the Knicks in 2006, when Isiah Thomas thought he was outsmarting the rest of the league. Balkman averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 221 NBA games.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 08:50:00 PM

Renaldo Balkman helped Puerto Rico beat Brazil on Friday, scoring a game-high 24 points with eight rebounds and four blocks in 37 minutes of action.

Balkman last played in the NBA during the 2011-12 season with the Knicks. He joined the Philippine Basketball Association in 2012, promptly earning a lifetime ban for choking a teammate, and he's since settled into a featured role for Brujos de Guayama in his native Puerto Rico.
Source: Terra
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 09:33:00 AM

The Nets may have interest in Renaldo Balkman, who was recently waived by the Knicks.

New Jersey has started five different players at SF this season without any lasting success, and they've been weakened by injuries to DeShawn Stevenson and Damion James. Balkman might give them some relief, but even as a starter he's not a likely fantasy asset.
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 10:03:00 AM

Knicks released F Renaldo Balkman.

Balkman was released on Friday to make room for the newly acquired J.R. Smith and will look to continue his career by latching on as an energy player for another team.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 12:34:00 PM

Renaldo Balkman (knee) is not practicing on Wednesday.

This should not impact your fantasy draft plans. There has been no previous information on the injury, so we assume it's something new for Balkman.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 11:26:00 AM

Knicks acquired Renaldo Balkman via trade from the Nuggets.

Balkman was drafted with the 20th overall pick by the Knicks back in 2006, but predictably busted badly. Signed through 2012-13, he is a poor bet to crack Mike D'Antoni's rotation at any point.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 01:20:00 AM

Nuggets forward Renaldo Balkman "hasn't been giving it his all at practice," according to beat writer Benjamin Hochman.

Balkman apparently doesn't know all of Denver's plays, which speaks volumes, and his focus is described as "wishy-washy." He isn't part of the rotation and it doesn't sound like he will be any time soon.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 6, 2010 09:59:00 AM

Renaldo Balkman made some noise on Saturday against the Lakers with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 34 minutes off the bench.

Shelden Williams missed the game without any report of injury, and so did Carmelo Anthony and most of the Nuggets' frontcourt. In other words, you don't have to listen to George Karl's postgame comments about Balkman's lack of consistency to know not to get excited.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 17, 2010 06:22:00 AM

Renaldo Balkman, who missed much of last season due to a back injury, as well as a ton of DNP's due to a coaching decision, says he's healthy and ready to play this season.

"Last year was hard for me," Balkman said. "I was hurt and didn't play in a lot of the games; I sat out probably half of the season due to my back. But I came in this year with an attitude like, injury-free with the mind-set that I'm going to play my heart out." He's not likely to have fantasy value, but with Chris Andersen and Kenyon Martin not ready for the start of the season, you never know.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 10:53:00 AM

Renaldo Balkman returned to action on Saturday, going scoreless in three minutes.

The Nuggets don't have much frontcourt depth, but even so we won't see much of Balkman. This was just the 10th game he's played in all season.
Sun, Apr 4, 2010 02:34:00 AM

Renaldo Balkman is hoping to return to practice Friday, a key step towards recovery from a bulging disk in his back.

Balkman's return would do nothing more than to steal minutes from other players in the Nuggets front court rotation.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 08:45:00 AM

Renaldo Balkman (back) is not traveling with the Nuggets for the final three games of their road trip.

Balkman has appeared in just nine games all season and averaged seven minutes a game in those contests.
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 04:32:00 PM

Renaldo Balkman (back) was not with the team when they traveled to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves Wednesday night.

Balkman stayed in Denver to receive treatment for the back spasms he has been dealing with. He is expected to be with the team when they play the Hornets on Friday night.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 09:11:00 AM

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