PORTFOLIO

•In the 2010 Centrobasket held in the Dominican Republic, Balkman helped Puerto Rico win the gold medal after defeating Dominican Republic 89–80. Balkman was the top rebounder for Puerto Rico, with eight.
 
•In the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Balkman helped Puerto Rico defeat Mexico 82–77 to win the gold medal.
 
•In the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico, Balkman helped Puerto Rico defeat Mexico 74–72 to win the gold medal. He recorded 28 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
 
•Balkman played at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won a silver medal. He was named to the All-Tournament Team.
 
 

NEW YORK KNICKS

2006-2008

2006 | Round 1 Pick 20th Overall

During guard to center. his first season, Balkman played in 68 games, averaging 15.6 minutes, 4.9 points, and 4.3 rebounds. He logged four double-doubles and showed promise, particularly on the defensive end where he was called upon to guard multiple positions, from shooting. Balkman also led the league's rookies in steals plus blocks per 48 minutes.

 

For the second season, he played in 65 games, averaging 14.6 minutes, 3.4 points, and 3.3 rebounds per game.

DENVER NUGGETS

2008-2011

2008 | Round 2 Pick 20th Overall

July 28, 2008, Balkman was traded to the second round pick in the 2010 draft.

 

Balkman played in 14 2011–12 season games, and averaging 3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

2011, Balkman was reacquired by the New York Knicks in a blockbuster trade which also brought Carmelo AnthonyChauncey BillupsShelden Williams, and Anthony Carter to New York.

2011–12 season, playing only in 14 games, and averaging 3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

NEW YORK KNICKS

2011-2012

PETRON BLAZE

2013

2013, Balkman signed with the Petron Blaze Boosters of the Philippine Basketball Association to play in the 2013 Commissioner's Cup. In seven games for Petron, Balkman averaged 25 points, 13.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.7 blocks per game.

Guaiqueríes de Margarita

2013

2013, Balkman signed with Guaiqueríes de Margarita, a professional basketball team based in La AsunciónVenezuela. of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto. Balkman was listed as one of the notable players.

Brujos de Guayama

2013

2013, Balkman signed with Brujos de Guayama, a Puerto Rican professional basketball team of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional.

Halcones Rojos Veracruz

2013-2014

2013, Balkman signed with Halcones Rojos Veracruz, Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) is the top professional basketball league in Mexico, played for the rest of the 2013–14 season and won the championship.

2014-2015

Capitanes de Arecibo

2014, Balkman joined Capitanes de Arecibo, a Puerto Rican professional basketball team based in Arecibo, that competes in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) league. in 2015, Balkman left Texas and returned to Capitanes de Arecibo. Balkman led the team to win a championship and got the Most Valuable Player award (MVP).

2014-2015

TEXAS LEGENDS

 2014, he was acquired by the Texas Legends as an affiliate player, Texas Legends are an NBA G League team based in Frisco, Texas and the minor league affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.

Fuerza Regiade Monterrey

2015

2015, Balkman left Arecibo to sign with Fuerza Regia of the Mexican League, playing in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). ​

Reales de la Vega

2016-2017

2016, Balkman joins Reales De La Vega, professional basketball team based in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic in the  Liga Nacional de Baloncesto.

SAN MIGUEL ALAB

2017-2018

Balkman led the team to San Miguel Alab Pilipinas representing the Philippine team ASEAN Basketball League2018, Balkman returned to the Philippines, playing for championship and got the Most Defensive Player of the Year award.

SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN

2018

2018, After winning the championship in Asean Basketball League, Balkman was once again signed to play for the Philippine Basketball Association, a professional basketball league in the Philippines. San Miguel Beermen was on a 3-0 standing when he joined and now they are up for finals. It was believed that Balkman was the main reason why the team made it to the finals. 

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