From college, to the NBA, NBA Development League and internationally, Renaldo Balkman brings unlimited energy to every court he steps on.
Madison Square Garden roared for the scrappy defense from the 20th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, as Balkman averaged 11.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocks per 36 minutes as a rookie. Balkman’s hustle led to success with a championship in Mexico, a Gold Medal at the 2011 Pan American Games with Puerto Rico and by averaging 16 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends during the 2014-15 season.
(2006-2008) New York Knicks, (2008-2011) Denver Nuggets, (2011-2012) New York Knicks, (2013) Petron Blaze Boosters (Philippines), (2013) Guaiqueries de Margarita (Venezuela), (2013) Brujos de Guayama (Puerto Rico), (2013-2014) Halcones Rojos Veracruz (Mexico), (2014) Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico), (2014-2015) Texas Legends (NBA Development League), (2015-Present) Capitanes de Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
- LNBP Champion (2011)
- National Invitation Tournament MVP (2006)
- SEC All-Freshmen Team (2004)
POST NBA CAREER
Renaldo Balkman continues his professional career having last played in Puerto Rico during the 2015-16 season.
- At Laurinburg Institute (Laurinburg, North Carolina), Balkman led his team to 40–2 record and No. 1 national prep school ranking
- Played a key role for the Puerto Rico National Team and won the Gold Medal at the 2010 Centrobasket Tournament, Gold Medal at the 2010 Central American Games and a Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in 2011.