Jiri Welsch   http://www.usbasket.com/USAplayer.asp?PlayerID=27129


Height: 197cm / 6'6''
Position: Forward
Born: 1980
Team: Milwaukee B., USA (2005-06)
Nationality: CZE
Agency: Sigma
Previous teams:
Cleveland C. (NBA)
Boston C. (NBA)
Dallas M. (NBA)
Golden St. (NBA)
Current Stats
 
Career / Comments:
Born: Jan.27, 1980
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Outlook:
A team player who handles the ball very well, and with great shooting range; can play in both guard positions, is a good defender, thanks to his quick feet and long arms; a consistent long-distance shooter, can hit a winning-game 3 pointer;
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Career:
1990-1991: Holice
1991-1992: Holice
1992-1993: Holice
1993-1994: Holice
1994-1995: Pardubice
1995-1996: Pardubice
1996-1997: Pardubice
1997-1998: Pardubice (1T): 14.6ppg
1998-1999: Sparta Praha (1T)
1999-2000: Sparta Praha (1T): Score-2(19.1), Assists-3(3.1), 5rpg

2000 -signed 3+1 contract with Union Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO)
2000-2001: Union Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO): 10.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg; Euroleague: 5.3ppg
2001-2002: Union Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO): Euroleague stats: 20 games: 15.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3bpg; Slovenian League: 11games: 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.2apg, 1.6spg; Adriatic League: 20 games: 15.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg
2002: Drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA,1rd(16))
2002: July: Southern California Summer Pro League in Long Beach (Golden State Warriors team)
2002 -signed with Golden State Warriors (NBA) 3-year, $4.0 million contract with a 4th year team option worth $2.2 million
2002-2003: Golden State Warriors (NBA): 37 games: 1.6ppg, 30reb
2003 July: Southern California Summer Pro League (Golden State Warriors)
2003-2004: $1,325,000: In Aug.'03 was traded to Dallas Mavericks (NBA), two months later was traded to Boston Celtics (NBA,1T): Regular Season: 81games: 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg; Play-Offs: 4 games: 8.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg
2004-2005: Boston Celtics (NBA): 55 games: 7.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 42.8%, 3FGP: 32.3%, in Feb.'05 was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA): 16 games: 2.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.2apg
2005-2006: Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)

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Awards/Achievements:
Czech Rep. U18 National Team -98
Czech Rep. U22 National Team -98
Czech Rep. National Team -99-02, 05
Czech Rep. U20 National Team -99-00
European Championships -99
Czech Rep. University National Team -99
World University Games -99
Czech Rep. All-Star Game -00
Czech Rep. MVP -00
European Championships U20 -00
ULEB Euroleague Quarterfinals -01
Slovenian Cup Winner -01,02
Slovenian League Champion -01
Euroleague Opening Tournament in Ljubljana All-Star Team -01
Slovenian League All-Star Game -02
Adriatic League Champion -02
Slovenian Cup MVP -02
Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 2003 Honorable Mention
Best Czech Player of 2004