Eric Piatkowski

Eric Todd Piatkowski (born September 30, 1970) is a former American professional basketball player. He is the son of former ABA player Walt Piatkowski.

After completing his eligibility at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Piatkowski was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 15th pick of the 1994 NBA Draft. The Pacers immediately dealt his draft rights, along with Jerome Richardson and Malik Sealy, to the Los Angeles Clippers for Mark Jackson and the draft rights to Greg Minor. He ended his Clipper career as the franchise leader in games played (616), 3-point field goals made (738) and 3-point field goal attempts (1,835) and free throw percentage (.880%).

After nine seasons with the Clippers he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Houston Rockets before the 2003-04 season. Piatkowski became a Bull on September 8, 2004, when Houston sent him, Adrian Griffin and Mike Wilks to Chicago in exchange for Dikembe Mutombo. On July 13, 2006, Piatkowski officially signed with the Phoenix Suns, agreeing on a two-year, $2.4 million deal. In April 2014 Piatkowski’s Group was attempting to buy the L.A. Clippers from Embattled owner Donald T Sterling.

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Career highlights and awards
2× First-team All-Big Eight (1993, 1994)
No. 52 retired by the University of Nebraska
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,919 (7.5 ppg)
Rebounds 1,716 (2.2 rpg)
Assists 778 (1.0 apg)

United States Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 1993 Buffalo National team

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