Eduardo Najera #21 - F/C

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1976/07/11
  • POB: Meoqui Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Height: 6-8 Weight: 235lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by Houston in 2000 (2/38).

Career Stats

2009-10New JerseyNBA13215.737.7%17.6%50%
2009-10Total NJ/DalNBA46514.942.5%29.7%58.3%
2008-09New JerseyNBA27011.844.6%20%36.4%
2004-05Golden StateNBA42414.540.7%40%64.4%
2004-05Total GS/DenNBA68417.445%28.6%63.7%

Career Playoff Stats

2008-09New JerseyNBA--------------

Scouting Report

AssetsHas an extremely high motor and can be a pest to opponents. Intense and feisty: works hard on the court, especially as a defender and rebounder. Can hit the open jumper. Versatile.
FlawsHas become highly injury-prone, in part due to his style. Has a center's game in a small forward's body. Uses up his fouls quickly. Not much of a passer or free-throw shooter.
Career potentialVeteran energy / defensive post player.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/08/21Announced his retirement.
2012/04/26Missed the last 13 regular season games (skull fracture).
2012/04/07Skull fracture, remainder of the regular season.
2012/03/28Missed 3 games (sore left knee).
2012/03/23Sore left knee, sidelined indefinitely.
2012/03/15Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2012/03/12Knee injury, day-to-day.
2012/01/21Missed 15 games (left knee surgery).
2011/12/25Left knee surgery, sidelined indefinitely.
2011/04/13Missed the last 7 regular season games (back injury).
2011/04/08Back injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2011/04/03Back injury, day-to-day.
2011/03/28Missed 1 game (bruised right shoulder).
2011/03/26Bruised right shoulder, day-to-day.
2011/02/22Missed 1 game (groin).
2011/02/15Groin, day-to-day.
2011/02/05Missed 1 game (illness).
2011/02/04Illness, day-to-day.
2010/11/13Missed 9 games (sports hernia).
2010/10/27Sports hernia, sidelined indefinitely.
2010/07/13Acquired from the Dallas Mavericks.
2010/01/30Missed 12 games (back injury).
2010/01/13Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/01/11Acquired from the New Jersey Nets.
2010/01/05Missed 6 games (back injury).
2009/12/25Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/12/13Missed 13 games (sore back).
2009/11/17Sore back, day-to-day.
2009/10/30Missed 1 game (hip injury).
2009/10/28Hip injury, day-to-day.
2009/04/15Missed the last 34 games of the regular season (abdominal strain).
2009/02/03Abdominal strain, day-to-day.
2008/12/19Missed 13 games (back injury).
2008/11/25Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/11/21Missed 3 games (neck injury).
2008/11/14Neck injury, day-to-day.
2008/11/01Missed 1 game (wrist injury).
2008/10/28Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2008/07/11Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Nets.
2008/02/29Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2008/02/27Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2008/01/23Missed 1 game (elbow injury).
2008/01/21Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2008/01/15Missed 1 game (elbow injury).
2008/01/14Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/07Missed 3 games (sore left tibia).
2007/04/03Sore left tibia, day-to-day.
2007/03/30Missed 3 games (bruised left tibia).
2007/03/25Bruised left tibia, day-to-day.
2006/04/24Missed Game 1 of Round One against the Los Angeles Clippers (broken right foot).
2006/04/22Broken right foot, day-to-day.
2006/04/19Missed 5 games (ankle injury).
2006/04/08Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2006/03/29Missed 4 games (right knee injury).
2006/03/23Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2006/03/03Missed 5 games (knee injury).
2006/02/21Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2005/04/11Missed 1 game (flu).
2005/04/09Flu, day-to-day.
2005/02/24Acquired from the Golden State Warriors.
2005/01/21Missed 10 games (right knee injury).
2005/01/03Right knee injury, injured list.
2004/11/18Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2004/08/24Acquired from the Dallas Mavericks.
2004/02/17Missed 24 games (sore left knee).
2004/01/31Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2004/01/28Missed 17 games (sore left knee).
2004/01/02Sore left knee, injured list.
2003/12/27Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2003/05/23Missed Game 2 of Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs (thigh injury).
2003/05/21Thigh injury, day-to-day.
2003/03/01Missed 1 game (suspension).
2003/02/26Suspended by the NBA for one game for his actions on Feb 25 against Orlando.
2003/02/11Missed 33 games (left knee surgery).
2002/12/10Left knee surgery, injured list.
2002/12/06Sore left knee, sidelined indefinitely.
2002/11/30Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2002/09/28Re-signed by the Dallas Mavericks.
2002/02/12Missed 2 games (tendinitis in left knee).
2002/02/05Tendinitis in left knee, day-to-day.
2001/11/23Missed 5 games (tendinitis in left knee).
2001/11/14Placed on injury list (tendinitis in left knee).
2001/11/08Missed 8 games (tendinitis in left knee).
2001/10/28Placed on injury list (tendinitis in left knee).


2010/07/13Charlotte Bobcats traded Tyson Chandler and Alexis Ajinca to the Dallas Mavericks for Erick Dampier, Eduardo Najera, Matt Carroll and cash.
2010/01/11New Jersey Nets traded Eduardo Najera to the Dallas Mavericks for Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams.
2008/07/11Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Nets.
2005/02/24Denver Nuggets traded Nikoloz Tskitishvili and Rodney White to the Golden State Warriors for Eduardo Najera, Luis Flores and a future first-round draft pick.
2004/08/24Dallas Mavericks traded Christian Laettner, Eduardo Najera and rights to Luis Flores and Mladen Sekularac and two first-round picks to the Golden State Warriors for Erick Dampier, Dan Dickau, Evan Eschmeyer and rights to Steve Logan.
2000/06/28Drafted by Houston Rockets in 2nd round (38th overall) in 2000....Houston Rockets traded the rights to Eduardo Najera and a future 2nd round selection to the Dallas Mavericks for the rights to Dan Langhi.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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