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Malik Allen

NameMalik Allen
PositionPower forward
Height Ft6
Height In10
Weight Lb255
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateJune 27, 1978(age 38)
Birth PlaceWillingboro, New Jersey
High SchoolShawnee (New Jersey)
CollegeVillanova (1996 2000)
Draft Year2000
Career Start2000
Years12000 2001|team1=San Diego Wildfire (ABA)
Years2   |team2=Miami Heat
Years3 |team3=Charlotte Bobcats
Years4   |team4=Chicago Bulls
Years5 |team5=New Jersey Nets
Years6 |team6=Dallas Mavericks
Years7 |team7=Milwaukee Bucks
Years8 |team8=Denver Nuggets
Years9 - |team9=Orlando Magic

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Malik Omar Allen (born June 27, 1978) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Orlando Magic.

After four years at Villanova University Allen went undrafted in the 2000 NBA Draft. He began his career in the ABA with the San Diego Wildfire and in the International Basketball League with Trenton in 2000 01 season. On July 20, 2001 he was signed by the Miami Heat of the NBA. He stayed with the Heat until he was traded on February 24, 2005 to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Chicago Bulls signed him to a two-year deal on September 2, 2005. Over two seasons with the Bulls Allen played in 114 regular season games making 21 starts and averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. On September 10, 2007 the New Jersey Nets signed Allen to a one-year contract worth US$964,636.

Allen appeared in 21 NBA Playoff games. He started all six playoff games for Chicago during '06 playoffs.

On February 19, 2008, he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Jason Kidd and Antoine Wright in exchange for Keith Van Horn, Devin Harris, Trenton Hassell, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager, $3 million cash and 2008 and the Mavericks' 2010 first round draft pick.

On July 17, 2008, he, along with Tyronn Lue of the Dallas Mavericks, signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.

On July 22, 2009, the Denver Post reported that he was set to be traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Sonny Weems and Walter Sharpe. The trade was made official on July 31, 2009.

On September 16, 2010, the Orlando Sentinel reported that Allen was signed to an undisclosed deal.


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