On This Date in NBA History: September 26, Greg Stiemsma was Born

Apr 17, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma (34) dunks as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) looks on during the second half at the AT

1985 – Happy 28th birthday to New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma (@gregstiemsma), who left the Boston Celtics for the Minnesota Timberwolves after his rookie year last summer. He was the 2010 NBA Developmental League Defensive Player of the Year. Then after going to Turkey, Stiemsma played 55 games with the Celtics and impressed in his first professional NBA season with some fantastic per 36 minutes statistics: 7.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 4.0 blocks. After his sophomore professional season in Minnesota, he signed with the Pelicans on July 10, 2013, and hopes to become the starting center for New Orleans.

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