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Sergio Rodríguez

Sergio Rodríguez Spanish professional basketball player

Spanish professional basketball player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Spanish professional basketball player
A.K.A. Sergio Rodriguez, Sergio Rodríguez Gómez
Countries Spain
Occupations Athlete Basketball player
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 June 1986 (San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Stats
Height: 192 cm
Weight: 76 kg
The details
Biography

Sergio Rodríguez Gómez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈseɾxjo roˈðɾiɣeθ]; born 12 June 1986) is a Spanish professional basketball player for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays at the point guard position. Rodriguez, nicknamed "El Chacho", won the EuroLeague title in 2015, and was an All-EuroLeague First Team selection, as well as the EuroLeague MVP the year before.

Rodríguez is a regular member of the senior Spanish national basketball team, with whom he won a FIBA World Cup title in 2006, an Olympics silver medal in 2012, as well as a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He also won a EuroBasket title in 2015, a silver medal in 2007, and a bronze medal in 2013. He earned an All-EuroBasket Team selection in 2015.

Professional career

Estudiantes (2003–2006)

Prior to joining the Portland Trail Blazers, Rodríguez was chosen to play for the 2004 World Junior Select team to play against the best high school players at the Nike Hoop Summit, located in the United States. Before joining the NBA, Rodríguez also played professional basketball at the senior club level for Estudiantes of the Spanish League, in which he played a final against FC Barcelona in the 2003–04 season, and won the ACB Rising Star Award for the 2004–05 season.

Portland Trail Blazers (2006–2009)

Rodríguez with the Trail Blazers in January 2008

Rodríguez was selected with the 27th pick in the first round, by the Phoenix Suns, in the 2006 NBA draft (and later that day traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations). On July 20, 2006, it was announced that the Trail Blazers had negotiated a buyout with his Spanish League club Estudiantes, and signed him to an NBA rookie-scale contract.

Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks (2009–2010)

On June 25, 2009, Rodríguez was traded, along with the 37th pick in the 2009 NBA draft, and cash considerations, to the Sacramento Kings for the 31st pick in the 2009 NBA draft. In 39 games played for the Kings, he averaged 6 points and 3.1 assists per game.

On February 18, 2010, Rodríguez was traded to the New York Knicks, along with Tracy McGrady, in a 3-team trade deal. He appeared in 27 games for the Knicks, averaging 7.4 points and 3.4 assists per game.

Real Madrid (2010–2016)

Rodríguez with Real Madrid in May 2011

On July 5, 2010, after spending four seasons in the NBA, Rodríguez signed a 3-year contract with the Spanish team Real Madrid. In July 2012, he signed a 2-year contract extension with Real Madrid, extending his contract through the 2014–15 season.

On January 9, 2014, he signed an extension with Real Madrid, staying in the club until 2018. In May 2014, alongside his teammate Rudy Fernández, he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague. Prior to the 2014 Final Four, he was named the EuroLeague MVP of the season, after averaging 14 points, 4.9 assists, and 2 rebounds per game, over 31 games played, despite not starting in any game.

In the 2014–15 season, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59 in the 2015 finals game. Real Madrid eventually finished the season by also winning the season's Spanish League championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League's final series against Barcelona. With that title win, Real Madrid won the triple crown.

Philadelphia 76ers (2016–2017)

On 13 July 2016, Rodríguez signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. He made his debut for the 76ers in their season opener on 26 October 2016, recording 12 points and nine assists in a 103–97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On April 8, 2017 Rodriguez was ruled out for the final three games of the season due to knee soreness after playing 68 games and starting a career high 30 games for the franchise.

CSKA Moscow (2017–present)

On July 17, 2017, Rodríguez signed with the CSKA Moscow. In May 2018, he was named the All-EuroLeague Second Team for the 2017–18 season.

Spanish national team

Rodríguez with the Spanish national team in 2012

Thought to be one of the best European prospects of his age, Rodríguez was named the MVP of the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, which was held in Zaragoza, Spain, while playing with the Spanish national junior team. He led the host Spanish team to the tournament's gold medal. In the eight games of that tournament, he averaged 19 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 8.5 assists per game, and 2.1 steals per game.

In August 2006, Rodríguez won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, while playing with the senior men's Spanish national team. He also won the silver medal with Spain's senior national team at the EuroBasket 2007. In 2012, he won a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in London. In 2016, he won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Rodríguez won the EuroLeague

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Portland 67 1 12.9 .423 .282 .808 1.4 3.3 .5 .0 3.7
2007–08 Portland 72 0 8.7 .352 .293 .658 .8 1.7 .3 .0 2.5
2008–09 Portland 80 13 15.3 .392 .325 .792 1.6 3.6 .7 .0 4.5
2009–10 Sacramento 39 0 13.3 .463 .357 .694 1.3 3.1 .7 .1 6.0
2009–10 New York 27 8 19.7 .491 .347 .806 1.4 3.4 .8 .1 7.4
2016–17 Philadelphia 68 30 22.3 .392 .365 .667 2.3 5.1 .7 .1 7.8
Career 353 52 15.0 .409 .337 .739 1.5 3.4 .6 .0 4.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Portland 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .2 .8
Career 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .2 .8

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2004–05 Estudiantes 14 5 17.4 .419 .318 .636 1.9 2.8 1.2 .0 6.4 5.7
2010–11 Real Madrid 18 10 18.8 .413 .200 .938 1.9 3.1 .5 .0 6.1 6.2
2011–12 16 5 20.1 .494 .469 .821 1.5 5.4 .8 .0 7.4 9.9
2012–13 29 4 18.2 .374 .295 .875 1.8 3.9 .7 .0 7.5 7.2
2013–14 31 0 22.5 .498 .500 .906 2.0 4.9 1.2 .1 14.0 15.9
2014–15† 28 2 21.6 .438 .381 .836 1.4 5.1 1.0 .0 11.1 12.1
2015–16 27 10 23.9 .446 .409 .741 2.2 6.2 .7 .1 10.9 14.0
2017–18 CSKA Moscow 36 22 26.0 .491 .438 .897 2.0 4.9 .8 .1 13.8 13.8
Career 199 58 21.4 .454 .410 .842 1.9 4.7 .9 .0 10.4 11.1

Domestic leagues

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Adecco Estudiantes ACB 34 19.6 .547 .317 .780 1.6 2.9 1.1 .0 8.9
2005–06 34 23.5 .454 .306 .676 2.4 4.9 1.3 .1 9.2
2010–11 Real Madrid 31 18.9 .418 .333 .854 1.4 2.7 .7 .1 7.0
2011–12 34 18.1 .413 .302 .766 1.9 3.8 .7 .1 5.8
2012–13 34 18.5 .478 .442 .889 1.9 4.0 1.1 .0 9.1
2013–14 34 22.9 .497 .377 .864 1.9 6.1 1.5 .1 12.7
2014–15 31 21.7 .404 .388 .825 2.0 5.3 1.1 .0 9.9
2015–16 31 24.5 .504 .405 .895 2.0 6.1 .8 .0 12.1

Awards and accomplishments

Professional career

  • 3× Liga ACB (Spanish League) Champion: (2013, 2015, 2016)
  • 4× Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) winner: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 3× Supercopa de España (Spanish Supercup) winner: (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • EuroLeague Champion: (2015)
  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion: (2015)
  • Spanish ACB League Rising Star Award: (2005)
  • 3× All-Spanish ACB League Team: (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Spanish Supercup MVP: (2013)
  • All-EuroLeague First Team: (2014)
  • EuroLeague MVP: (2014)
  • Spanish ACB League Most Spectacular Player of the Year (KIA Award): (2014).
  • Best Spanish ACB League Passer: (2013–14).
  • All-Europe Player of the Year: (2014, 2015)
  • VTB United League champion: (2018)
  • VTB United League Final Four MVP: (2018)

Spanish junior national team

  • 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship:  Gold
  • 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP:

Spanish senior national team

  • 2006 FIBA World Championship:  Gold
  • EuroBasket 2007:  Silver
  • 2012 Summer Olympics: Silver medal.svg Silver
  • EuroBasket 2013:  Bronze
  • EuroBasket 2015:  Gold
  • EuroBasket 2015: All-Tournament Team
  • 2016 Summer Olympics: Bronze medal.svg Bronze
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