Brian Skinner is a professional American basketball player and is known to play as a forward or a center. In 1998, Skinner was picked by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft at 22nd overall. He was transferred from the Clippers after 3 seasons of mostly bench warming and went, first, to the Chicago Bulls and then to the Toronto Raptors before finally ending up at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
From the Cavaliers, Skinner went to the Milwaukee Bucks and then back again, all without facing too much playing time at any team.
The Cavaliers traded Skinner out to the Philadelphia 76ers who sent him to Sacramento in a deal that saw Chris Webber go the other way. At the Kings, Skinner had a wonderful season, his best till date, where he averaged 7.4 points per game with a 55.4 percent shooting percentage and had 8.7 rebounds per game. He also had 1.7 blocks per game, the highest in his career. This stint raised his value and the Portland Trailblazers came looking for him, only to send him out again at the end of the season, to Milwaukee.
In 2007, the Phoenix Suns decided to give Skinner a shot at the big time and gave him a one year deal. A year later, he was again without a permanent spot and decided to sign up with the Los Angeles Clippers. Through his career, Skinner has had an average of 4.9 points with 4.9 rebounds per game.