Selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft (17th overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers…traded by the Trail Blazers along with Joe Kleine to the Indiana Pacers for Dale Davis on Aug. 31, 2000…traded by the Pacers along with the draft rights of Nathan Jawai to the Toronto Raptors for Maceo Baston, T.J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic and the draft rights to Roy Hibbert on July 9, 2008…traded by the Raptors along with Jamario Moon and a conditional draft pick to the HEAT for Shawn Marion, Marcus Banks and cash considerations on Feb. 13, 2009.
Has appeared in 793 games during his 13-year NBA career and has made 558 starts…has averaged 14.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.93 blocks, 1.5 assists, 0.51 steals and 28.3 minutes while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor and 71.0 percent from the foul line…is a six-time NBA All-Star…has earned All-NBA honors three times (Second Team in 2003-04 and Third Team in 2001-02 and 2002-03)…captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2001-02…is a three-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month and a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week…has ranked in the Top 10 in the NBA in blocks eight times and in the Top 10 in rebounds on three occasions…has scored in double figures on 525 occasions with 254 games of at least 20 points, 42 games of 30-or-more points, one game with at least 40 points and one 50-point performance…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games is 74 and occurred from Nov. 12, 2004-Jan. 23, 2006…his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is 11 and occurred from Jan. 11, 2005-Jan. 31, 2005…averaged at least 20 points four consecutive seasons from 2002-06…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 271 occasions and has recorded 255 double-doubles…his longest streak of grabbing double-figure rebounds in consecutive games is nine and occurred on two occasions (Jan. 20, 2003-Feb. 4, 2003 and Nov. 23, 2001-Dec. 8, 2001)…his longest streak of consecutive double-doubles is nine and occurred from Jan. 20, 2003-Feb. 4, 2003…has posted one triple-double (Jan. 22, 2003 vs. Toronto)…started a career-high 165 consecutive games from Nov. 30, 2000-Dec. 18, 2002…his high for most free throws made in a game without a miss is 12 and occurred at Milwaukee on Dec. 8, 2004…his high for most field goals made in a game without a miss is six and occurred against Toronto on Apr. 11, 2006…has recorded 407 multi-block games and 85 multi-steal games…his career high for most consecutive games with a block is 54 and occurred from Apr. 17, 2006-Mar. 3, 2007…is Indiana’s all-time leader in blocked shots (1,245) and ranks among the Pacers all-time leaders in free throws attempted (3rd-3,140), rebound average (3rd-9.60), field goals attempted (4th-7,973), defensive rebounds (4th-3,679), points (5th-9,580), scoring average (5th-18.6), total rebounds (5th-4,933), free throws made (6th-2,258), field goals made (8th-3,654), minutes (8th-17,997) and offensive rebounds (9th-1,254)…led the Pacers in scoring average for six straight seasons (2001-07) and in points in five seasons…led the Pacers in rebounds six seasons and in blocks in eight consecutive seasons (2000-08)…has seen action in 70 NBA postseason games (50 starts) and has averaged 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.84 blocks, 1.1 assists and 28.8 minutes while shooting 42.1 percent from the floor and 71.4 percent from the foul line…in his 50 postseason starts he has averaged 18.1 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.40 blocks, 1.5 assists and 38.3 minutes while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor and 72.8 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures 45 times in postseason play, including 22 games with at least 20 points and three 30-point efforts…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 23 occasions, including three games with at least 20 rebounds…has 22 postseason double-doubles…has been selected to play in six All-Star Games, but missed one () due to injury…in his five All-Star Game appearances he has averaged 11.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.40 blocks, 0.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24 minutes while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the foul line.
Split the season between the Toronto Raptors and HEAT and averaged 13.3 points (.474 FG%, career-high .788 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.8 assists, 0.43 steals and 29.8 minutes in 68 games (61 starts)…missed 17 games due to injury…sat out three games from Nov. 26-30 with a sprained left ankle…was sidelined for nine games from Dec. 31-Jan. 14 with a right knee contusion…sat out a pair of games from Jan. 18-19 with a sore right knee…missed the final two games of the season (Apr. 14-15) due to a left calf strain…finished fifth in the NBA in blocks per game…scored in double figures on 47 occasions, including 11 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds 10 times and posted eight double-doubles…appeared in 41 games with the Raptors (34 starts) and averaged 13.5 points (.473 FG%, .810 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.6 assists, 0.44 steals and 29.7 minutes…recorded a pair of double-doubles in his two games against the HEAT with a season-high18 rebounds at Miami on Nov. 16 and 17 against Miami in Toronto on Nov. 19…started all 27 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 13.0 points (.475 FG%, .750 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.00 blocks, 0.41 steals and 30.0 minutes…led the HEAT in scoring once and also topped the team in blocks 20 times, in rebounds on five occasions and in steals twice…ranked second on the HEAT in charges drawn (18)…had at least one blocked shot in a season-high 26 games from Feb. 4-Mar. 30…scored his 11,000th career point against Detroit on Feb. 24…recorded his 1,500th career block against Chicago on Mar. 9…grabbed his 6,000th career rebound against New Orleans on Apr. 7…tied his career high with nine offensive rebounds against Philadelphia on Nov. 12…had 50 dunks (25 each with Miami and Toronto)…had 10 double-figure scoring quarters (all with Toronto)…had 37 multi-block and seven multi-steal games…Season Highs: 36 points (at Sacramento, Dec. 26), 18 rebounds (vs. Miami, Nov. 16), nine blocks (vs. L.A. Lakers, Feb. 4), six assists (at Boston, Mar. 18), three steals (at Sacramento, Dec. 26) and 48:25 minutes (vs. Utah, Mar. 14).
Started 34 of the 42 games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 13.6 points (.439 FG%, .742 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.07 blocks, 0.48 steals and 28.7 minutes…missed 40 games due to injury…sat out the season opener against Washington on Oct. 31 due to a hyperextended left knee…missed five games from Nov. 21-28 and one game on Jan. 9 due to a sore left knee…sat out 33 games from Jan. 19-Mar. 28 with a left knee bone bruise…led the Pacers in total blocks (87) and blocks per game…did not play in enough games to qualify for the NBA league leaders but his 2.07 bpg average would have ranked sixth in the NBA …had a blocked shot in a season-high 22 consecutive games from Nov. 30-Jan. 13 (the fifth longest streak of his career)…in his 34 starts he averaged 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds…topped the Pacers in scoring six times and also led Indiana in blocks 30 times, in rebounds on 10 occasions and in assists six times…scored in double figures on 31 occasions, including eight games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on seven occasion and posted seven double-doubles…had his streak of 116 consecutive starts (Mar. 26, 2006-Jan. 16, 2008) snapped when he came in off the bench on Mar. 31 in his first game back after missing 33 games due to an injury…had a season-high 30 points, including the 10,000th point of his NBA career, against Phoenix on Dec. 4…recorded his 1,000th career assist at Toronto on Nov. 16…was the only Pacer to lead the team in points, rebounds and assists in the same game, accomplishing the feat twice (Dec. 29 vs. Detroit and Dec. 31 at Charlotte)…had 24 multi-block and three multi-steal games…Season Highs: 30 points (vs. Phoenix, Dec. 4), 15 rebounds (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 2), seven assists (twice), six blocks (twice), two steals (three times) and 42:51 minutes (at Charlotte, Dec. 31).
Started each of the 69 games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 19.4 points (.436 FG%, .767 FT%), 9.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.64 blocks, 0.72 steals and 35.6 minutes…missed 13 games due to injury…sat out Indiana’s Nov. 8 game at Washington due to a sore left ankle…missed three games from Dec. 8-11 with a sore left hamstring…sat out the Dec. 26 game against Houston with the flu…missed the Feb. 7 game against Seattle because of a bruised left knee…missed three games from Mar. 10-13 with a sprained left knee and then missed single games on Mar. 28 and Apr. 1 and a pair of games from Apr. 17-18 with the same ailment…handed out a career-high 167 assists…ranked third in the NBA in blocks per game…led Indiana in field goals made (498) and attempted (1,141), free throws made (343) and attempted (447), offensive rebounds (153), defensive rebounds (508), total rebounds (661), blocks (182) and points (1,339)…with averages of 19.4 ppg and 9.6 rpg, he led the Pacers in scoring for the sixth consecutive year and in rebounding for the sixth time in the last seven years…both of those figures would have ranked in the Top 15 in the league but he didn’t meet the minimum requirements in either category to qualify…his 182 rejections rank fourth on the Pacers all-time single-season list…with four blocks against the Clippers on Feb. 11 he became the Pacers all-time leader in blocked shots…blocked at least one shot in each of his first 52 games extending his streak with at least one block to a career-high 54 games (Apr. 17, 2006-Mar. 3, 2007)…topped the Pacers in scoring a team-high 33 times and also topped Indiana in blocks a team-high 57 times, in rebounds a team-high 37 times, in steals on 16 occasions and in assists five times…scored in double figures 65 times, including 38 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…scored in double figures a season-high 44 consecutive games from Nov. 17-Mar. 2 (the fifth longest streak of his career)…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 36 occasions and posted 34 double-doubles (14th best in the NBA)…had 51 multi-block and 11 multi-steal games…grabbed his 5,000th career rebound against the Knicks on Jan. 20…became the first Pacer to be selected to six All-Star Games when he was voted in by the league’s coaches…had eight points, seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 22:36 minutes for the East squad at the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas…underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Apr. 25…Season Highs: 39 points (vs. Chicago, Mar. 25), 17 rebounds (at Memphis, Feb. 3), eight blocks (at Milwaukee, Nov. 18), seven assists (twice), three steals (at Toronto, Nov. 26) and 44:56 minutes (vs. Milwaukee, Feb. 21).
Started 47 of the 51 games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 20.1 points (.472 FG%, .709 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, a career-high 2.6 assists, 2.29 blocks, 0.53 steals and 35.3 minutes…missed 31 games due to injury…missed three games from Jan. 2-5 with pneumonia…sat out three games from Jan. 16-20 with a sprained left ankle…missed 24 games from Jan. 27-Mar. 21 due to a left groin tear…sat out Indiana’s Mar. 30 game against Phoenix due to a sore left groin…ranked 8th in the NBA in blocks per game…led the Pacers in scoring average, field goal percentage, free throws attempted (368), defensive rebounds (374), rebound average and blocks (117)…averaged at least 20 points for the fourth consecutive season…topped the Pacers in scoring on 23 occasions, in blocks a team-high 38 times, in rebounds on 31 occasions, in assists five times and in steals in three contests…scored in double figures 49 times, including 28 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 20 occasions and amassed a team-high 19 double-doubles…with five blocks against Utah on Dec. 16 he moved past Dale Davis (the player he was traded for) into third place on the Pacers all-time blocked shots list…had 33 multi-block and three multi-steal games…was selected by the fans as a starter for the All-Star Game in Houston, but did not play due to injury…Season Highs: 34 points (at Cleveland, Dec. 23), 18 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 18), seven assists (twice), six blocks (twice), three steals (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 18) and 44:35 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 9).
Started 41 of the 44 games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged a career-high 24.3 points (.452 FG%, .754 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.9 assists, 0.57 steals and 34.8 minutes…missed 23 games due to injury and 15 games from Nov. 20-Dec. 22 while serving an NBA-mandated suspension…sat out the opener at Cleveland (Nov. 3) due to a sore left foot and missed 22 games from Mar. 4-Apr. 15 due to a sprained right shoulder suffered at Denver on Mar. 3…led the Pacers in points (1,068), field goals made (386), field goals attempted (854), free throws made (295), free throws attempted (391) and blocks (88) and ranked second in defensive rebounds (303) and total rebounds (388)…topped the Pacers in scoring a team-high 25 times, in blocks and rebounds a team-high 27 times each and in assists and steals four times each…scored in double figures 43 times, including 31 games with at least 20 points, a career-high 11 games of 30-or-more points, one game with at least 40 points and his lone career 50-point outing…scored at least 20 points in a career-high 11 consecutive games from Jan. 11-31…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 17 occasions and registered 17 double-doubles…recorded career highs in points (55), field goals made (18), free throws made (19) and free throws attempted (25) against Milwaukee on Jan. 4…the 55-point effort against the Bucks was the first by a Pacers player in a home game and he joined Billy Knight and Reggie Miller as the only Pacers to score 50 points in a game…scored his 7,000th career point against Washington on Jan. 22…had 22 multi-block and six multi-steal games…was voted in as a reserve to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team for the All-Star Game in Denver and had a team-high 15 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes…Season Highs: 55 points (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 4), 17 rebounds (at Charlotte, Dec. 29), six blocks (vs. Phoenix, Jan. 14), five assists (vs. Cleveland, Feb. 25), two steals (six times) and 44 minutes (at Miami, Jan. 21).
Started all 78 games in which he appeared and averaged 20.1 points (.434 FG%, .757 FT%), 10.0 rebounds, 2.55 blocks, 2.1 assists, 0.76 steals and 35.7 minutes…missed four games due to injury…sat out the Nov. 19 game against the Clippers due to right knee tendonitis…did not play against the Lakers on Feb. 2 due to a neck strain…missed a pair of games from Mar. 24-26 due to a bruised right knee…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December, joining Detlef Schrempf as the only Pacers to earn Player of the Month honors…was 19th in the NBA in free throws made and 14th in attempts…was the only player in the Eastern Conference and one of just five players in the NBA to average 20 points and 10 rebounds during the 2003-04 season…led the team in minutes played (2,788), field goals made (608), field goals attempted (1,400), free throws made (348), free throws attempted (460), defensive rebounds (585), total rebounds (778), blocks (199), points (1,566) an scoring average…set a career-high in field goal attempts (1400)…his 585 defensive rebounds marked the second highest single-season total in Pacers history…scored in double figures 73 times, including a career-high 47 games with at least 20 points and seven 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 44 times and posted a career-high 44 double-doubles…his 44 double-doubles marked the second highest single-season total in Indiana history behind Clark Kellogg’s franchise-record 47…recorded his fourth career 20-point/20-rebound game with 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds against Denver on Nov. 4…blocked a shot in 40 consecutive games from Dec. 12-Mar. 7, one shy of the Pacers high in 2003-04 and the second longest streak in his career…scored his 5,000th career point against Seattle on Nov. 14…grabbed his 3,000th career rebound at Detroit on Oct. 29…recorded his 1,000th career offensive rebound against New Orleans on Jan. 3…recorded his 900th career block at Memphis on Mar. 20…had 51 multi-block and 13 multi-steal games…made his second consecutive All-Star start for the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles and finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and a steal in a team-high 28 minutes…Season Highs: 34 points (vs. Golden State, Feb. 24), 20 rebounds (vs. Denver, Nov. 4), eight blocks (at Phoenix, Dec. 1), seven assists (vs. Milwaukee, Mar. 31), three steals (four times) and 47 minutes (at Portland (Dec. 3).
Started 76 of the 77 games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 20.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.31 blocks, 2.0 assists, 0.86 steals and 37.2 minutes…missed five games due to injury…sat out four games from Dec. 20-27 due to a sprained left knee and one game (Apr. 2 at Cleveland) due to a sprained right ankle…was named Third Team All-NBA…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January and April…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 12…was the only player in the Eastern Conference and one of just three players in the NBA to average 20 points and 10 rebounds during the 2002-03 season…led the Eastern Conference and was sixth in the NBA in double-doubles (43)…ranked seventh in the NBA in blocks…set single season career highs in minutes played (2,864), points (1,600), field goals made (610), three-point field goals made (7) and attempted (21), free throws made (373) and attempted (510), defensive rebounds (594), total rebounds (796) and steals (66)…scored in double figures a career-high 74 times, including 44 games with at least 20 points and eight 30-point efforts…scored in double figures a season-high 51 consecutive games from Dec. 2-Mar. 26 (the third longest streak of his career)…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 44 occasions, including two games with at least 20 boards…grabbed double-figure rebounds in a career-high tying nine consecutive games from Jan. 20-Feb. 4…recorded a double-double in a career-high nine consecutive games from Jan. 20-Feb. 4…hit a career-high 19 consecutive free throws from Nov. 28-Dec. 2…had a blocked shot in 18 straight games from Nov. 26-Jan. 6…had his career high streak of 165 consecutive games (Nov. 30, 2000-Dec. 18, 2002) snapped on Dec. 20 against Chicago due to a sprained left knee… set a Pacers NBA record for blocks in a game with a career-high 10 vs. Toronto on Jan. 22…recorded his lone career triple-double against Toronto on Jan. 22 with 18 points and 10 rebounds to go with his career-high 10 blocks…grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds at Washington on Nov. 26, including a career-high tying 17 defensive boards…had 49 multi-block and 20 multi-steal games...was voted by the fans as a starter for the Eastern Conference for the All-Star Game in Atlanta and tallied 10 points, a team-high 10 rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes…Season Highs: 38 points (twice), 21 rebounds (at Washington, Nov. 26), 10 blocks (vs. Toronto, Jan. 22), five assists (twice), three steals (three times) and 49 minutes (twice).
Started all 72 games in which he appeared for the Pacers and averaged 19.0 points (.479 FG%, .688 FT%), a career-high 10.5 rebounds, 2.31 blocks, 1.6 assists, 0.63 steals and 37.6 minutes…missed eight games due to injury and two (Mar. 29-31) for an NBA-mandated suspension…missed Indiana’s Nov. 13 game against New Jersey and a pair of games from Nov. 16-17 due to a bruised lower back…sat out four games from Jan. 16-21 with a hyperextended left knee…was sidelined for Indiana’s game against Dallas on Feb. 5 with a sprained left ankle…was named Third Team All-NBA…captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award…was named the NBA‘s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 23…led Indiana and ranked sixth in the NBA in blocks per game and seventh in rebounds per game…ranked third in the Eastern Conference and eighth in the NBA in double-doubles with 39…ranked 28th in the NBA in field goal percentage…his 569 defensive rebounds were one shy of Detlef Schremph’s franchise record…topped the Pacers in scoring 26 times, in blocks 57 times and in rebounds on 47 occasions (all team highs) and also led the squad in steals four times…scored in double figures 66 times, including 32 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds 42 times…had 46 multi-block and nine multi-steal games…selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the All-Star Game in Philadelphia and had seven points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes in his inaugural All-Star Game appearance…Season Highs: 38 points (at Cleveland, Dec. 22), 18 rebounds (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 9), seven blocks (three times), five assists (vs. Orlando, Mar. 5), five steals (vs. New Jersey, Dec. 21) and 47 minutes (vs. New York, Nov. 9).
Appeared in a career-high 81 games with the Pacers (80 starts) and averaged 12.9 points (.465 FG%, .601 FT%), 9.8 rebounds, 2.81 blocks, 1.2 assists and 32.6 minutes…missed Indiana’s game against Denver on Feb. 2 because of a strained left groin…led the Eastern Conference in double-doubles (40)…became the first player in franchise history to reject 200 or more shots in a season, as he led the Eastern Conference and tied Shawn Bradley for the most blocks in the league (career-high 228)…ranked second in the league in blocks per game, 11th in rebound average and 36th in field goal percentage…was one of 11 players in the league to average more than three offensive rebounds a game (3.1) and his 249 offensive rebounds marked the tenth highest single-season total in franchise history…led the Pacers in offensive rebounds (249), defensive rebounds (545), total rebounds (794), blocks and team lead in games played…topped the Pacers in points on six occasions, in blocks in 67 games, in rebounds 50 times and in steals in 11 games…scored in double figures on 57 occasions, including 13 games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point performances…recorded season highs in points (30), field goals made (14) and attempted (25), rebounds (20) and assists (5) in the season-finale at Cleveland…the 30-point/20-rebound game at Cleveland is the lone one of his career…played a career-high 54 minutes at Houston on Mar. 13…recorded a blocked shot in 39 consecutive games from Nov. 11-Jan. 30…had 60 multi-block and nine multi-block games…Season Highs: 30 points (twice), 20 rebounds (at Cleveland, Apr. 18), eight blocks (at Houston, Mar. 13), five assists (twice), three steals (four times) and 54 minutes (at Houston, Mar. 13).
Appeared in 70 games for the Portland Trail Blazers (eight starts) and averaged 3.9 points (.486 FG%, .582 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 0.79 blocks, 0.3 assists and 12.3 minutes…missed six games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on six occasions…sat out six games with left ankle inflammation from Dec. 1-7…ranked third on the team in blocks with 55…scored in double figures on six occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions…recorded a pair of double-doubles…led the Blazers in scoring once and in rebounds on six occasions…had 13 multi-block and two multi-steal games…Season Highs: 17 points (vs. Atlanta, Nov. 13), 11 rebounds (vs. Denver, Apr. 19), five blocks (at Golden State, Mar. 24), three assists (twice), two blocks (twice) and 31 minutes (at Golden State, Mar. 24).
Appeared in 36 games with the Trail Blazers (one start) and averaged 2.5 points (.434 FG%, .514 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.39 blocks and 8.6 minutes…missed seven games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on seven occasions…led the team in rebounds twice and in assists once…had three multi-block games…Season Highs: nine points (twice), seven rebounds (at L.A. Clippers, Mar. 13), four assists (at L.A. Lakers, May 5), three blocks (vs. Denver, Apr. 26), one steal (four times) and 21 minutes (vs. Denver, Apr. 26).
Appeared in 60 games with the Blazers (no starts) and averaged 4.5 points (.485 FG%, .506 FT%), 3.4 rebounds, 0.97 blocks, 0.3 assists and 13.5 minutes…scored in double-figures on nine occasions, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions and recorded a pair of double-doubles…made his first NBA start against Denver on Feb. 15 and finished with 21 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 36 minutes…had 13 multi-block and two multi-steal games…Season Highs: 21 points (vs. Denver, Feb. 15), 13 rebounds (at Seattle, Feb. 18), seven blocks (at Vancouver, Apr. 11), three steals (vs. Houston, Feb. 13), two assists (three times) and 36 minutes (vs. Denver, Feb. 15).
Came off the bench in all 45 games in which he appeared for the Blazers and averaged 4.1 points (.451 FG%, .603 FT%), 2.8 rebounds, 0.58 blocks, 0.2 assists and 102.2 minutes…scored in double figures on five occasions, including one 20-point performance…made his NBA debut at the age of 18 years, one month and 22 days (the youngest ever in NBA history at the time) and two points in three minutes at Denver on Dec. 5…had five multi-block games…Season Highs: 20 points (at Seattle, Jan. 22), eight rebounds (at Utah, Feb. 13), three blocks (twice), one assist (eight times), one steal (twice) and 25 minutes (at Seattle, Jan. 22).
2006: Started all six games of Indiana’s Opening Round series against New Jersey and averaged 21.0 points (.524 FG%, .717 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 2.33 blocks, 1.7 assists and 36.0 minutes…scored in double figures in all six games, including three games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and had one double-double…scored a postseason career-high 37 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Game 3 at Indiana on Apr. 27…2005: Started all 13 games for the Pacers in the 2005 postseason and averaged 16.0 points (.365 FG%, .750 FT%), 8.0 rebounds, 2.62 blocks and 36.6 minutes…scored in double figures 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions…posted six double-doubles…recorded postseason career-highs in free throws made (14) and attempted (18) on May 5 in Game 6 of the Opening Round series against Boston…tallied a postseason career-high six assists in Game 7 of the Opening Round series against the Celtics on May 7…2004: Started all 16 games for the Pacers in the 2004 postseason and averaged 19.2 points (.423 FG%, .700 FT%), 9.1 rebounds, 2.25 blocks, 1.2 assists and 37.8 minutes as they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals before being eliminated by Detroit…scored in double figures in 15 of the 16 contests and grabbed double-figure boards in six games…had five double-doubles…averaged 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in their Opening Round four-game sweep of the Celtics…averaged 20.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in their six-game series win over Miami in the conference semifinals…hit a postseason career-high 14 field goals in Game 4 at Miami on May 12…averaged 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in the six-game series against the Pistons…2003: Started all six games for the Pacers in their Opening Round series against the Celtics and averaged a postseason high 22.8 points (.467 FG%, .785 FT%), a postseason high 17.5 rebounds, 3.00 blocks, 0.7 assists and 45.3 minutes…scored in double figures in all six games, including five 20-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds five times, including a pair of 20-rebound games…had at least 19 points and nine rebounds in all six games…recorded his lone postseason 20-point/20-rebounds game in Game 2 of the series at Indiana on Apr. 21 with 23 points and 20 rebounds…established postseason career highs in defensive rebounds (19), total rebounds (22) and minutes played (50) in Game 5 at Indiana on Apr. 29…grabbed a postseason career-high 11 offensive rebounds in Game 6 at Boston on May 1…2002: Started all five games in Indiana’s Opening Round series against New Jersey and averaged 17.2 points (.447 FG%, .750 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.60 blocks, 1.0 assists and 38.4 minutes…scored in double figures in all five games, including a 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and recorded a pair of double-doubles…2001: Started all four games for the Pacers in their Opening Round series against Philadelphia and averaged 9.8 points (.436 FG%, .500 FT%), 12.5 rebounds, 2.50 blocks, 1.8 assists and 39.3 minutes…scored in double figures on three occasions…grabbed double-figure rebounds on three occasions, including one 20-rebound effort…recorded three double-doubles in the series…made his first postseason career start at Philadelphia on Apr. 21 and tallied 12 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and 46 minutes…recorded a postseason career-high six blocks in Game 2 at Philadelphia on Apr. 24…2000: Came off the bench in all eight games in which he appeared for the Blazers and averaged 1.5 points (.273 FG%, .667 FT%), 0.9 rebounds, 0.38 blocks, 0.1 assists and 4.8 minutes…1999: Came off the bench in all nine games in which he appeared for the Blazers and averaged 1.6 points (.400 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.9 rebounds, 0.33 block, 0.1 assists and 6.1 minutes…1998: Saw action in one game in Portland’s Opening Round series against the Lakers and was scoreless with two blocks and one rebound in three minutes of play…1997: Appeared in two games (no starts) in Portland’s Opening Round series against the Lakers and was scoreless with one rebound and one block in four minutes…made his postseason career debut in game 1 at Los Angeles on Apr. 25 and was scoreless in one minute.
2006-07: Received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for the month of December…was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the All-Star Game in Las Vegas…2005-06: Was selected as a starter for the All-Star Game in Houston, but did not play due to injury…2004-05: Was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the All-Star Game in Denver…2003-04: Was named Second Team All-NBA…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December…received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for the month of December…named by the Professional Basketball Writers Association as the winner of the 2004 Magic Johnson Award for the NBA player most cooperative with the media…started the All-Star Game in Los Angeles for the Eastern Conference…2002-03: Was named Third Team All-NBA… was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January and April…was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 12…started the All-Star Game in Atlanta for the Eastern Conference…2001-02: Was named Third Team All-NBA…captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award…was named the NBA‘s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 23…was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference for the All-Star Game in Philadelphia.
In four years at Eau Claire, posted a 97-16 record and won three state AAA titles and came in second once…scored 1,372 points and grabbed 833 during his prep career…set school records for blocks in a game (16), season (170) and career (397)…named to USA Today’s 1996 All-USA Basketball Team as a senior…was also named Mr. Basketball and first-team All-State by The Associated Press as a senior…averaged 22.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.2 blocks his senior year while shooting 68.2 percent from the floor…as a junior he averaged 18.2 points, 12.8 rebounds and 7.1 blocks…in 1996, he helped the U.S. 20-and-under team win the World Championship Tournament in Germany.
Full name is Jermaine L. O’Neal…answers to the nicknames, “J.O.” (his intinials) and “Six” (given to him because of his football background)…is the son of Angela Jones…he and his wife, Mesha O’Neal, have a son (Jermaine O’Neal Jr.) and a daughter (Asjia O’Neal)…has a brother (Clifford O’Neal)…was drafted by the NBA right out of high school…resides in Las Vegas in the off-season…away from the court he enjoys spending time with his family…considers his two children to be his most prized possession…would like to continue to be a successful businessman when his career is over…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and his favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys…lists Martin and First 48 has his favorite television shows…his favorite food is chicken…says the best place he’s visited is Atlantis in the Bahamas because it is where he married his wife…established the Jermaine O’Neal Foundation in 2003 in order to improve the quality of life for children who need it most…his pre-game ritual involves eating, taking a nap and getting dressed at the same time before each game…has several tattoos and his favorite is an image of praying hands with the words “For the love of God”…wears a size 15.5 sneaker.