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May 12 2009 3:56PM
  • No. 7
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6’7” | Weight: 228
  • Years Pro: 9
  • Birthdate: : 5/7/78 (Waukegan, IL)
  • High School: Clarksville (TN)
  • College: UNLV
  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected in the first round (9th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns…traded by the Suns along with Marcus Banks to the HEAT for Shaquille O’Neal on Feb. 6, 2008.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 676 regular season games (662 starts) in his nine-year NBA career and has averaged 18.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.89 steals, 1.34 blocks and 37.8 minutes while shooting 48.1 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from three-point range and 82.1 percent from the foul line…has missed 59 games due to injury and has been a DNP-CD on three occasions…is a four-time NBA All-Star…has earned All-NBA Third Team honors twice (2004-05 and 2005-06)…was an NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection (1999-00)…has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month once (February 2006) and is a six-time NBA Western Conference Player of the Week…has scored in double figures on 612 occasions, including 294 games with 20-or-more points, 37 games with at least 30 points and one 40-point performance…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 85 and occurred from Nov. 1, 2005-Nov. 4, 2006…his longest streak of consecutive 20-point games is nine and occurred from Jan. 7, 2006-Jan. 24, 2006…his longest stretch of consecutive 30-point outings is three and happened from Feb. 22, 2006-Feb. 27, 2006…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 366 occasions, including five games with at least 20 rebounds…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure rebound games is 13 and occurred from Jan. 29, 2001-Feb. 25, 2001…has recorded 352 double-doubles…his longest streak of consecutive double-doubles is 11 and occurred from Nov. 9, 2000-Dec. 3, 2000…scored at least 1,000 points in a career-high seven consecutive seasons from 2000-07…enters the 2008-09 season as one of only two players (joining Tim Duncan) to have recorded at least 30 double-doubles in each of the past eight seasons (2000-08)…begins the 2008-09 season 25 field goals shy of 5,000 for his career, 205 rebounds shy of 7,000, 128 assists from 1,500, 91 blocks shy of 1,000 and 24 games shy of 700…has played at least 79 games in seven of his nine seasons…his longest streak of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 10 and occurred from Jan. 8, 2003-Jan. 26, 2003…his longest streak of consecutive games with a steal is 27 and occurred from Apr. 11, 2005-Dec. 14, 2005…his best streak of consecutive games with a block is 18 and occurred from Nov. 1, 2005-Dec. 9, 2005…has recorded 366 multi-steal and 259 multi-block games…opens the 2008-09 season ranked among the Suns’ all-time leaders in minutes played (2nd-24,949), three-point field goals made (2nd-652), three-point field goals attempted (2nd-1,905), rebounds (2nd-6,616), steals (2nd-1,245), field goals made (3rd-4,879), field goals attempted (3rd-10,136), blocked shots (3rd-894), points scored (4th-12,134) and games played (5th-660)…played at least 3,000 minutes in a Phoenix franchise-record six consecutive seasons from 2001-07…has started all 65 postseason games in which he has appeared and has averaged 17.1 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.52 blocks, 1.49 steals, 1.4 assists and 40.6 minutes while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor, 34.6 percent from three-point range and 81.1 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures in 55 postseason contests, including 26 games with at least 20 points and five games with 30-or-more points…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring double figures in the postseason is 26 and occurred from Apr. 23, 2006-May 6, 2007…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 40 occasions in the playoffs, including one 20-rebound performance…his longest stretch of consecutive double-figure rebound efforts in the postseason is seven and occurred from May 1, 2003-May 11, 2005…has recorded 36 postseason double-doubles…his longest stretch of consecutive postseason double-doubles is seven and occurred from May, 1, 2003-May 11, 2005…has come off the bench in all four All-Star Games in which he has appeared and has averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.50 steals, 0.50 blocks and 19.5 minutes while shooting 57.5 percent from the floor and 50 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures three times in All-Star Game appearances.

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Split the season between the Phoenix Suns and Miami HEAT and averaged 15.4 points (.508 FG%, .707 FT%), 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.98 steals, 1.35 blocks and 36.7 minutes in 63 games (62 starts)…missed a total of 16 games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on three occasions where he dressed despite being injured…missed one game (Jan. 10 at Utah) due to a right elbow contusion and sat out the final 15 games of the season (Mar. 21-Apr. 16) with back spasms…in addition to the back spasms he was also sidelined due to left foot plantar fasciitis over the final seven games…ranked among the NBA leaders in steals per turnover (2nd-1.45), steals per game (7th), double-doubles (18th-32), field goal percentage (22nd) and minutes per game (32nd)…did not play enough games to qualify in rebounds per game (where he would have tied for 10th) and blocks per game (where he would have ranked 24th)…scored in double figures on 52 occasions (40 with the Suns), including 16 games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 35 occasions, including one 20-rebound effort…recorded 32 double-doubles (23 with Phoenix), marking the eighth straight year he tallied at least 30 double-doubles…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game on 10 occasions…had 125 dunks (99 with Phoenix)…was actually credited with playing in two games on Dec. 19 in two different cities with two different teams…he started for Phoenix on Dec. 19 at Dallas and totaled 23 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists in 38 minutes…is also credited with playing 0:51 for the HEAT at Atlanta in the resumption of a protested game which was actually finished on Mar. 8…the final 51 seconds of the overtime marked the only game all year he did not start and the first time since Mar. 10, 2000 he appeared in a game in which he did not start…started all 47 games in which he appeared for Phoenix and averaged 15.8 points (.526 FG%, .713 FT%), 9.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.02 steals, 1.49 blocks and 36.4 minutes…led the Suns in steals (95) and finished second in defensive rebounds (378), total rebounds (464) and blocks (70) despite being dealt on Feb. 6…topped the Suns in scoring six times, in rebounds on 28 occasions, in steals a team-high 21 times and in blocks on 13 occasions…started 15 of the 16 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 14.3 points (.459 FG%, .690 FT%), 11.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.88 steals, 0.94 blocks and 37.6 minutes…led the HEAT in scoring once, in rebounds 12 times, in steals and blocks eight times each and in minutes on six occasions…grabbed double-figure rebounds for Miami in 11 of his 16 games including each of his final six…became just the second player in HEAT history (joining Kevin Willis) to record a double-double in each of his first two games with Miami…had 15 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks in 44 minutes in his HEAT debut against the Lakers on Feb. 10…his 14 rebounds against the Lakers in his HEAT debut on Feb. 10 marked the second highest total by a HEAT player in his Miami debut…matched his career high by grabbing 24 rebounds at Miami on Nov. 9 while a member of the Suns…his 24 rebounds against the HEAT on Nov. 9 marked the most by an opposing player against Miami in 2007-08 and his 18 rebounds against Denver on Feb. 12 tied for the high by a HEAT player in 2007-08…had 34 multi-steal and 23 multi-block games…Season Highs: 27 points (vs. Denver, Jan. 7), 24 rebounds (at Miami, Nov. 9), six steals (at Chicago, Jan. 27), six blocks (vs. Denver, Jan. 7) and 47:32 minutes (vs. Denver, Feb. 12).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Started all 80 games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 17.5 points (.524 FG%, .810 FT%), 9.8 rebounds, 1.95 steals, 1.7 assists, 1.53 blocks and 37.6 minutes…missed two games due to injury…sat out the Feb. 28 contest at Philadelphia due to a left quadriceps contusion and a right hand contusion…missed the Mar. 2 game against Indiana due to a right hand contusion…led the NBA in total steals (156)…joined Kevin Garnett as the only players in the NBA who ranked in the top 40 in points (35th), rebounds (8th), field goal percentage (tied-17th), blocks (21st), steals (6th) and minutes (20th)…received seven first place votes and finished fourth in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year…ranked fourth in the NBA in combined total steals and blocks (256) behind only Josh Smith, Marcus Camby and Ben Wallace…led the Suns in starts, minutes played (3,010), defensive rebounds (613), rebound average, steals and blocks (122)…topped the Suns in scoring 13 times, in rebounds on 36 occasions, in steals a team-high 46 times and in blocks a team-high 40 times…scored in double figures on 73 occasions, including 28 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 40 occasions, including two games with at least 20 rebounds…garnered 37 double-doubles…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game on 14 occasions…scored his 10,000th career point in the season-opener against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Oct. 31…grabbed 20 rebounds against Minnesota on Jan. 21, including a US Airways Center record tying 11 rebounds in the second quarter…was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in his hometown of Las Vegas and had 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 22 minutes…had 45 multi-steal and 34 multi-block games…Season Highs: 35 points (at Utah, Nov. 18), 23 rebounds (at Milwaukee, Jan. 26), six blocks (vs. Charlotte, Mar. 7), five assists (twice), five steals (three times) and 50 minutes (at New Jersey, Dec. 7).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Started each of the 81 games he appeared in for the Suns and averaged 21.8 points (.525 FG%, .809 FT%), 11.8 rebounds, 1.98 steals, 1.8 assists, 1.69 blocks and 40.3 minutes…missed one game (Apr. 17 vs. New Orleans) due to a sprained right wrist…earned All-NBA Third Team honors…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of February…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 1…set single-season career highs in points scored (1,769), scoring average, field goals made (716), field goal percentage, free throws attempted (298), offensive rebounds (249), defensive rebounds (710), total rebounds (959) and blocks (137)…led the Suns in points scored, scoring average, starts, minutes played (3,263), field goals made and attempted (1,365), three-point field goals attempted (290), offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, total rebounds, steals and blocks…was the only player in the NBA in 2005-06 to be ranked in the top 20 in scoring (tied-15th), rebounding (3rd), steals (5th), blocks (17th), field goal percentage (tied-10th) and minutes (tied-7th)…became the first player in NBA history to finish in the top five in both rebounding and steals in consecutive years since the league started tracking steals in the 1973-74 season…was joined by Kevin Garnett, Elton Brand and Yao Ming as the only players in the NBA to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the 2005-06 season…topped the Suns in scoring a team-high 42 times, in rebounds a team-high 63 occasions, in steals a team-high 49 occasions and in blocks a team-high 42 times…recorded the Suns’ highest single-season rebound average (11.8 rpg) since Charles Barkley averaged 12.2 rebounds in 1992-93…became only the second Sun in franchise history (joining Barkley) to record three consecutive 30-point/15-rebound games when he accomplished the feat from Feb. 22-27…scored in double figures a career-high 81 times, including a career-high 54 games with at least 20 points, a career-high 10 games of 30-or-more points and his lone career 40-point output…scored at least 20 points in a career-high nine consecutive games from Jan. 7-Jan. 24…scored 30-or-more points in a career-high three consecutive games from Feb. 22-27…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 60 times, including one 20-rebound effort…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game on 40 occasions…became the first Sun since Barkley (Mar. 26, 1995 vs. Houston) to record a 30-point/20-rebound game when he tallied 31 points and an NBA 2005-06 season-high 24 rebounds against Charlotte on Feb. 25…amassed a career-high 60 double-doubles (third highest single-season total in Suns history)…registered at least one blocked shot in a career-high 18 consecutive games from Nov. 1-Dec. 9…grabbed his 5,000th career rebound on Feb. 10 against Sacramento…sank his 500th career three-point field goal at San Antonio on Mar. 17…scored a career-high 44 points against Boston on Feb. 22…grabbed a career-high nine offensive rebounds against Toronto on Nov. 22…recorded career highs in defensive (19) and total (24) rebounds against Charlotte on Feb. 25…recorded a career-high eight steals against Minnesota on Feb. 6, tying the single-game high by an NBA player in 2005-06…played a career-high and franchise-record 60:06 minutes at New York on Jan. 2…attempted a career-high 30 field goals against Seattle on Jan. 22…was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Houston and totaled 14 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 17 minutes…had 40 multi-steal and 38 multi-block games…Season Highs:  44 points (vs. Boston, Feb. 22), 24 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Feb. 25), eight steals (vs. Minnesota, Feb. 6), seven assists (vs. Dallas, Nov. 1), six blocks (at Memphis, Dec. 17) and 60:06 minutes (at New York, Jan. 2).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games for the Suns in which he appeared and averaged 19.4 points (.476 FG%, .833 FT%), 11.3 rebounds, 2.01 steals, 1.9 assists, 1.47 blocks and 38.8 minutes…missed one game (Mar. 11 vs. Houston) due to a left knee contusion…earned Third Team All-NBA honors…was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks ending Nov. 28 and Dec. 19)…was the third recipient of the Suns’ Dan Majerle Hustle Award which is selected based on the results of five voting categories (fans who cast their ballots on-line, Suns players, coaches, employees and Majerle himself)…led the NBA in steals per turnover (1.3)…was the only NBA player in 2004-05 to be ranked in the top 25 in scoring (23rd), rebounding (3rd), steals (4th), blocks (23rd) and minutes (9th)…became only the second player in NBA history (joining David Robinson, 1991-92) to rank in the top five in rebounding and steals in the same season since the league began tracking steals in 1973-74…led the Suns in offensive rebounds (235), defensive rebounds (680), total rebounds (915) and steals (163)…played a total of 3,146 minutes to became the first player in franchise history to play at least 3,000 minutes in four consecutive seasons…topped Phoenix in scoring 14 times, in rebounds a team-high 50 times, in steals a team-best 45 occasions, in blocks 32 times and in assists twice…scored in double figures 78 times, including 40 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 53 occasions, including one 20-rebound effort…amassed 53 double-doubles (2nd in NBA)…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game on 27 occasions…topped the 15,000 minutes played mark for his career on Jan. 2 against Portland…grabbed his 4,000th career rebound at Memphis on Feb.1…scored a season-high 37 points against San Antonio on Jan. 21, including a stretch of 14 consecutive points (two shy of the franchise record) in a span of 3:16 in the third quarter…recorded his first career 20-rebound effort pulling down a season-high 20 rebounds against Boston on Feb. 27…blocked Dirk Nowitzki’s potential game-winning lay-up with 0.9 seconds remaining to preserve Phoenix’s 124-123 win at Dallas on Feb. 26…was chosen as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver and tallied 10 points, four assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes…teamed with WNBA Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi and Suns legend Dan Majerle to win the Radio Shack Shooting Stars competition on All-Star Saturday in Denver in 28 seconds, 16 seconds ahead of runner-up Denver…had 49 multi-steal and 38 multi-block games…Season Highs: 37 points (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 21), 20 rebounds (vs. Boston, Feb. 27), six steals (three times), six blocks (twice), five assists (twice) and 51 (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 21).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Started each of the 79 games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 19.0 points (.440 FG%, .851 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.11 steals, 1.32 blocks and 40.7 minutes…missed a total of three games due to injury…missed a pair of games (Nov. 26-28) with a sprained left ankle which he suffered at Denver on Nov. 25 and one game (Apr. 7 vs. Denver) due to viral bronchitis…was the Suns’ lone remaining captain after Stephon Marbury and Penny Hardaway were traded to New York on Jan. 5…set a single-season career high in assists (214)…led the NBA in total steals (167)…joined 2003-04 MVP Kevin Garnett as the only two NBA players to rank in the top 30 in scoring (19th), rebounds (14th), steals (2nd), blocks (27th) and minutes (2nd)…led Phoenix in starts, points scored (1,498), field goals made (590) and attempted (1,341), three-point field goals made (90), offensive rebounds (212), defensive rebounds (525), total rebounds (737), steals and blocks (104)…topped the 3,000 minutes played mark for the third consecutive season becoming only the second player in franchise history to accomplish that feat joining Dan Majerle (1992-95)…topped the Suns in scoring on 26 occasions, in rebounds a team-high 41 times, in steals a team-high 41 times, in blocks a team-best 36 times and in assists on eight occasions…scored in double figures 74 times, including 37 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 36 occasions and registered 35 double-doubles (12th in the NBA)…matched his career high with eight assists at Dallas on Mar. 8…scored the game-winning basket on an alley-oop slam against Seattle on Dec. 16…had 51 multi-steal and 32 multi-block games…Season Highs: 32 points (at Sacramento, Dec. 14), 17 rebounds (twice), eight assists (at Dallas, Mar. 8), six steals (twice), five blocks (at Utah, Nov. 5) and 53 minutes (at Houston, Mar. 15).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Started each of the 79 games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 19.0 points (.440 FG%, .851 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.11 steals, 1.32 blocks and 40.7 minutes…missed a total of three games due to injury…missed a pair of games (Nov. 26-28) with a sprained left ankle which he suffered at Denver on Nov. 25 and one game (Apr. 7 vs. Denver) due to viral bronchitis…was the Suns’ lone remaining captain after Stephon Marbury and Penny Hardaway were traded to New York on Jan. 5…set a single-season career high in assists (214)…led the NBA in total steals (167)…joined 2003-04 MVP Kevin Garnett as the only two NBA players to rank in the top 30 in scoring (19th), rebounds (14th), steals (2nd), blocks (27th) and minutes (2nd)…led Phoenix in starts, points scored (1,498), field goals made (590) and attempted (1,341), three-point field goals made (90), offensive rebounds (212), defensive rebounds (525), total rebounds (737), steals and blocks (104)…topped the 3,000 minutes played mark for the third consecutive season becoming only the second player in franchise history to accomplish that feat joining Dan Majerle (1992-95)…topped the Suns in scoring on 26 occasions, in rebounds a team-high 41 times, in steals a team-high 41 times, in blocks a team-best 36 times and in assists on eight occasions…scored in double figures 74 times, including 37 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 36 occasions and registered 35 double-doubles (12th in the NBA)…matched his career high with eight assists at Dallas on Mar. 8…scored the game-winning basket on an alley-oop slam against Seattle on Dec. 16…had 51 multi-steal and 32 multi-block games…Season Highs: 32 points (at Sacramento, Dec. 14), 17 rebounds (twice), eight assists (at Dallas, Mar. 8), six steals (twice), five blocks (at Utah, Nov. 5) and 53 minutes (at Houston, Mar. 15).

    2002-03 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games for the Suns in which he appeared and averaged 21.2 points (.452 FG%, .851 FT%), 9.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.28 steals, 1.17 blocks and 41.6 minutes…missed one game (Dec. 29 at Cleveland) due to a sprained left ankle…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 13…set single-season career highs in minutes played (3,373), field goals attempted (1,466), three-point field goals made (141) and attempted (364), free throws made (251), free throw percentage and steals (185)…was the only player in the NBA in 2002-03 to finish in the top 20 in scoring (17th) and the top 10 in rebounding (8th) and steals (3rd)…led the Suns in minutes played, three-point field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal percentage (.387), free throw percentage, defensive rebounds (574), total rebounds (773), steals and blocks (95)…topped the Suns in scoring 35 times, in rebounds a team-high 44 times, in steals a team-leading 48 times, in blocks on 36 occasions and in assists twice…scored in double figures 79 times, including 49 games with at least 20 points and nine 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds 39 times and recorded 38 double-doubles…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game on 24 occasions…hit at least one three-point field goal in a career-high 10 consecutive games from Jan. 8-26…scored his 5,000th career point in Los Angeles against the Lakers on Apr. 6…grabbed his 2,000th career rebound against Cleveland on Nov. 1…was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta and totaled eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 23 minutes…had 57 multi-steal and 28 multi-block games…Season Highs: 36 points (vs. Chicago, Feb. 3), 18 rebounds (twice), seven assists (twice), seven steals (at L.A. Lakers, Apr. 6), five blocks (at Utah, Nov. 19) and 51 minutes (twice).

    2001-02 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he saw action for the Suns and averaged 19.1 points (.469 FG%, .845 FT%), 9.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.84 steals, 1.06 blocks and 38.4 minutes…missed one game (Mar. 21 vs. Detroit) due to a lower back strain…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 31…joined Kevin Garnett as the only two players in the NBA to be ranked in the top 40 of seven of the league’s nine major statistical categories…ranked among the NBA leaders in rebounding (tied-8th), steals (12th), minutes (tied-18th), free throw percentage (tied-24th), scoring (27th), field goal percentage (34th) and blocks (tied-34th)…led the Suns in starts (81), field goals made (654), three-point field goal percentage (.393), offensive rebounds (211), defensive rebounds (592), total rebounds (803), steals (149) and blocks (86)…topped the Suns in scoring a team-high 32 times, in rebounds a team-best 53 times, in steals on a team-high 40 occasions, in blocks in 30 games and in assists twice…scored in double figures 74 times, including 40 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 44 times and posted 43 double-doubles (fifth in the NBA)…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game on 27 occasions…hit two free throws with :05.2 left for the winning points at Houston on Mar. 30…recorded 46 multi-steal and 22 multi-block games…was a member of the Team USA squad that went 6-3 and finished in sixth place at the 2002 FIBA World Championships in Indianapolis…Season Highs: 32 points (twice), 18 rebounds (twice), seven steals (at San Antonio, Feb. 26), six assists (twice), four blocks (twice) and 50 minutes (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 18).

    2000-01 SEASON:

    Started all 79 games for the Suns in which he appeared and averaged 17.3 points (.480 FG%, .810 FT%), 10.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.67 steals, 1.37 blocks and 36.2 minutes…missed three games from Feb. 28-Mar. 3 with a concussion and sprained right wrist suffered with 52.2 seconds left against Utah on Feb. 25…was named the NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 25…ranked among the NBA leaders in rebounds per game (8th), steals per game (12th), field goal percentage (tied-22nd), blocks per game (29th) and scoring average (37th)…led the Suns in points scored (1,369), scoring average, field goals made (557), field goal percentage, offensive rebounds (220), defensive rebounds (628), total rebounds (848) and blocks (108)…increased his scoring production by a career-high 7.1 points per game and his rebound average by a career-best 4.2 rebounds per game from his rookie season…led the Suns in scoring a team-high 25 times, in rebounds a team-high 62 occasions, in blocks a team-best 39 times, in steals on 14 occasions and in assists twice…became just the sixth player in Suns history to average at least 10 rebounds per game for a season…the Suns went 28-7 (.800) when he shot 50 percent or better from the floor…scored in double figures on 69 occasions, including 28 games of at least 20 points and two 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 51 occasions and posted 47 double-doubles (6th in the NBA)…grabbed double-figure rebounds in a career-high 13 consecutive games from Jan. 29-Feb. 25…recorded a double-double in a career-high 11 consecutive games from Nov. 9-Dec. 3…made a career-high 16 field goals against Dallas on Apr. 11…recorded a career-high 13 free throw attempts at Orlando on Feb. 20…hit the game-winning lay-up with 2.1 seconds left against Miami on Nov. 11…had 36 multi-steal and 30 multi-block games…played for the Sophomores in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Washington, DC and finished with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 24 minutes…participated for Team USA at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia and helped lead the Americans to a 5-0 record and the gold medal…averaged 13.4 points and 7.6 rebounds to pace Team USA…Season Highs: 38 points (twice), 19 rebounds (three times), eight assists (at Vancouver, Nov. 29), six steals (twice), five blocks (twice) and 53 minutes (at Vancouver, Nov. 29).

    1999-00 SEASON:

    Saw action in 51 games (38 starts) with the Suns and averaged 10.2 points (.471 FG%, .847 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.04 blocks,  0.75 steals and 24.7 minutes…was placed on the injured list on Dec. 5 with chondromalacia patella, left knee and missed 31 games (Dec. 4-Feb. 6)…had surgery on Dec. 23 to remove loose cartilage from underneath his left kneecap…earned Second Team All-Rookie honors…finished second on the team in blocks per game, third in rebound average and fifth in scoring average…led the Suns in scoring once, in rebounds in 12 games, in blocks 14 times and in steals twice…the Suns were 37-14 (.725) in games in which he played and were 16-15 (.516) in games without him…in his 38 starts the Suns went 27-11 and  he averaged 10.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks…scored in double figures on 32 occasions (24 as a starter), including two 20-point outputs…grabbed double-figure rebounds on eight occasions and recorded seven double-doubles (fourth on the team)…started and made his NBA debut at Denver on Nov. 2 and tallied 14 points, a season-high 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 35 minutes…had eight multi-steal and 14 multi-block games…Season Highs: 27 points (vs. New Jersey, Nov. 27), 14 rebounds (three times), six assists (vs. Sacramento, Mar. 22), six blocks (at Toronto, Feb. 27), three steals (three times) and 42 minutes (twice).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2007: Started all 11 games for Phoenix and averaged 16.9 points (.500 FG%, .667 FT%), 10.4 rebounds, 1.73 blocks, 1.45 steals, 1.2 assists and 41.4 minutes…topped the Suns in scoring twice and in rebounds on five occasions…scored in double figures on 10 occasions, including four 20-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times and recorded seven double-doubles…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game three times…in the five-game Opening Round series against the Lakers he averaged 18.4 points (.481 FG%, .632 FT%), 10.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.80 steals, 1.00 blocks and 39.8 minutes…matched his postseason career high in assists with four in Game 2 against the Lakers on Apr. 24…in the six-game Western Conference Semifinal series against the Spurs he averaged 15.7 points (.521 FG%, .714 FT%), 10.5 rebounds, 2.33 blocks, 1.17 steals, 0.7 assists and 42.5 minutes…led the Suns in scoring twice and in rebounds three times against the eventual champion Spurs…surpassed Charles Barkley (644) to became the Suns’ all-time postseason leader in rebounds in Game 1 against the Spurs on May 6…was held to five points in Game 2 against San Antonio on May 8 ending his streak of consecutive playoff games scoring in double figures at a career-high 26 games…2006: Started all 20 games for the Suns and averaged 20.4 points (.489 FG%, .881 FT%), 11.7 rebounds, 1.85 steals, 1.6 assists, 1.15 blocks and 42.5 minutes…led the Suns in scoring five times and in rebounds on 17 occasions, including 12 consecutive games from May 4-28…scored in double figures in all 20 games, including 11 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point performances…recorded a postseason career-high three consecutive 30-point outings from May 16-22…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 12 occasions, including his lone postseason 20-rebound effort…recorded 12 double-doubles…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game seven times…in the seven-game Opening Round series against the Lakers he averaged 18.1 points (.444 FG%, .944 FT%), 9.4 rebounds, 1.86 steals, 1.7 assists, 0.86 blocks and 42.9 minutes…led the Suns in scoring once and in rebounds five times against the Lakers…matched his postseason career high in assists with four in Game 6 at Los Angeles on May 4…in the seven-game Western Conference Semifinal series against the Clippers he averaged 25.6 points (.504 FG%, .861 FT%), 12.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.86 steals, 1.43 blocks and 42.7 minutes…led the Suns in scoring four times against the Clippers, including each of the final three games…topped the Suns in rebounds in all seven games against the Clippers…his 25.6 point scoring average against the Clippers marks his high in a postseason series…scored 30-or-more points in four of the seven games against the Clippers including each of the final three contests…recorded postseason career highs in both free throws made (10) and attempted (10) in Game 1 against the Clippers on May 8…recorded postseason career highs in minutes (55), field goals made (16), field goals attempted (33) and total rebounds (20) in Game 5 against the Clippers on May 16…in the decisive Game 7 against the Clippers on May 22 he had 30 points and nine rebounds while tying his postseason career high with five three-point field goals made and established a new postseason high for three-point field goal attempts (9)…in the six-game Western Conference Final series against Dallas he averaged 16.8 points (.531 FG%, .846 FT%), 13.2 rebounds, 1.83 steals, 1.17 blocks, 0.7 assists and 41.5 minutes…led the Suns in rebounds in five of the six games…had double-figure rebounds in five games against the Mavs…his 13.2 rebound average against the Mavericks marks his high in a postseason series…had 19 points and 19 rebounds in Game 2 against the Mavs on May 26, including 15 defensive boards to tie his postseason career high…2005: Started all 15 games for the Suns and averaged 17.6 points (.484 FG%, .769 FT%), 11.8 rebounds, 1.73 blocks, 1.5 assists, 1.40 steals and 42.3 minutes…his 26 blocks in the 2005 postseason are his highest total in a single postseason…led the team in scoring once and in rebounds on nine occasions, including all four games in the Opening Round sweep of Memphis…scored in double figures on 12 occasions, including seven games with at least 20 points and his first postseason 30-point performance…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game six times…in the four-game Opening Round sweep of Memphis he averaged 21.3 points (.554 FG%, .615 FT%), 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.25 blocks, 1.25 steals and 41.0 minutes…recorded a double-double in each game against the Grizzlies…in the six-game Western Conference Semifinal series against Dallas he averaged 23.3 points (.482 FG%, .870 FT%), 12.2 rebounds, 1.83 blocks, 1.50 steals, 1.3 assists and 45.0 minutes…recorded five double-doubles against the Mavs and led the Suns in rebounding twice…scored a postseason career-high 38 points, pulled down 16 rebounds, had two steals, one assist and one block in 51 minutes in the decisive Game 6 overtime victory at Dallas on May 20…recorded a postseason career-high six blocks in Game 2 against Dallas on May 11…in the five-game Western Conference Finals series against San Antonio he averaged 7.8 points (.391 FG%, .667 FT%), 10.8 rebounds, 1.40 steals, 1.20 blocks, 1.0 assists and 40.2 minutes…led the Suns in rebounds in three of the fives game against San Antonio and registered a pair of double-doubles…2003: Started all six games for the Suns against San Antonio and averaged 18.5 points (.374 FG%, .846 FT%), 11.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.83 steals, 1.83 blocks and 47.0 minutes…led the Suns in scoring twice and in rebounds in four contests…scored in double figures on five occasions, including three games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and posted three double-doubles…had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game twice in the series…2001: Started all four games for the Suns in their Opening Round four-game series against the Sacramento Kings and averaged 14.8 points (.371 FG%, .857 FT%), 8.3 rebounds, 1.50 steals, 1.50 blocks, 0.8 assists and 34.8 minutes…led the Suns in scoring once and in rebounds once…scored in double figures in all four contests, including one 20-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…2000:  Started all nine postseason games for the Suns and averaged 9.1 points (.419 FG%, .818 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 1.56 blocks, 0.8 assists, 0.67 steals and 31.2 minutes…led the Suns in rebounds four times…scored in double figures on four occasions…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted one double-double…in the four-game Opening Round series against San Antonio he averaged 9.0 points (.447 FG, 1.000 FT%), 10.5 rebounds, 2.50 blocks, 0.50 steals, 0.3 assists and 31.5 minutes…in the five-game Western Conference Semifinal series against the Lakers he averaged 9.2 points (.396 FG%, .800 FT%), 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.80 blocks, 0.60 steals and 31.0 minutes…made his postseason debut in Game 1 of the Opening Round series at San Antonio on Apr. 22 and tallied 10 points, nine rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes…recorded his first career postseason double-double in Game 3 of the Opening Round series against San Antonio with 16 points and 14 rebounds (including a post-season career-high seven offensive rebounds) on Apr. 29.

    OLYMPICS:

    2004: Was a member of the bronze-medal winning USA Basketball Senior National Team that participated in Athens, Greece…appeared in all eight games off the bench and averaged 9.9 points (.531 FG%, .778 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.13 steals and 0.8 assists…was tied for second on the team in field goals made (34) and ranked third in rebounds (47)…led Team USA in scoring with 22 points in a 104-96 victory over Lithuania in the bronze medal game

    HONORS:

    2006-07: Was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas…2005-06: Earned All-NBA Third Team honors…was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Houston…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of February…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 1…2004-05: Earned Third Team All-NBA honors…was chosen as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Denver…was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks ending Nov. 28 and Dec. 19)…2003-04: Was named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team which represented the country and won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…was a recipient of the NBA’s Community Assist Award for August of 2004 with his USA Basketball Olympic teammates…2002-03: Was a recipient of the NBA’s Community Assist Award for June 2003…was selected as a reserve for the Western Conference for the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta…was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 13…2001-02: Was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 31…received the NBA Community Assist Award for August 2002…was a member of Team USA at the 2002 FIBA World Championships in Indianapolis…2000-01: Was named the NBA Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 25…was a reserve for the Sophomores in the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Washington, DC…was a member of the gold-medal winning Team USA squad that competed at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia…1999-00: Selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

    COLLEGE:

    Become an early entry candidate for the 1999 NBA Draft after playing one season at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (1998-99) and two seasons (1996-98) at Vincennes University in Indiana…in 29 games as a junior with the Runnin’ Rebels he averaged 18.7 points (.529 FG%, .730 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 1.9 blocks and 1.2 assists…was named to the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division First Team, All-Newcomer Team and All-Defensive Team in 1998-99…led UNLV in scoring and rebounding (29th in nation)…led the Runnin’ Rebels in scoring 17 times and in rebounds on 13 occasions…recorded season highs in both points (34) and rebounds (21) against Texas Christian University…in two seasons in junior college at Vincennes he appeared in 72 games and averaged 23.4 points (.589 FG%, .721 FT%), 13.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists…left Vincennes as the all-time leading scorer in school history (1,685 points)…was a two-time recipient of the Allen L. Bradford NJCAA Region 12 MVP Award at Vincennes and was a two-time selection to the NJCAA National Tournament Team…as a sophomore he was named the 1998 NJCAA David Rowlands Male Student Athlete of the Year, given annually to an outstanding male athlete from one of approximately 530 colleges within its membership…was named a First Team Junior College All-American his sophomore season after averaging 23.5 points (.582 FG%, .748 FT%), 13.1 rebounds, 2.92 blocks, 2.8 assists and 2.11 steals in 36 games…helped lead his team to a 31-5 record in 1997-98 and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament where he set a tournament record for rebounds with 68 (13.6 rpg in five games)…was named MVP of the National Junior College All-Star Game in 1998 after recording 21 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists…as a freshman in 1996-97 he earned Second Team Junior College All-American honors after averaging 23.3 points (.596 FG%, .697 FT%), 12.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 36 games.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is Shawn Dwayne Marion…was given the nickname “The Matrix” by TNT analyst Kenny Smith…has his own website – matrix31.com…is the son of Elaine Marion…has three sisters (twin sister Shawnette, Traimane and Quinnisha)…lists his mother as the person he most admires because of how strong she was raising him and his three sisters…bought his mother a house in Las Vegas after he was drafted…majored in communications at UNLV…chose his major because of the wide range of fields it has to offer…when he is done playing he would like to travel around the world, coach high school basketball and start his own business…says something that most people don’t know about him is that he loves to watch cartoons…in addition to watching cartoons, in his free time he likes to watch movies, play poker and go shopping…lists his DVD collection as his most prized possession…is a three-time winner of the NBA’s Community Assist Award (August 2004, June 2003 and August 2002)…was named by The Sporting News as one of the “Good Guys” in sports in 2003…established his own foundation, The Shawn Marion Foundation, in December of 2007…the mission of his foundation is to assist single mothers through vocational training and adult scholarships and aid disadvantaged children through educational programs that prepare them with critical skills needed to be successful in life…upon signing a six-year contract extension in August of 2002, he pledged $1 million to charity…his charitable donation to the Valley of the Sun United Way has gone for cancer research, building basketball courts and supporting the Jr. Suns and Jr. Mercury basketball programs…helped unveil the renovation of the City of Hialeah’s Miami HEAT Learn and Play Center at Bucky Dent Gymnasium in March of 2008…regularly participates in NBA charity games, including several appearances in Zo’s Summer Groove and in the inaugural Steve Nash Foundation Charity Classic in July of 2005…participated in the “New School vs. Old School” Celebrity Poker Tournament along with current and former NBA stars Charles Barkley, Mike Bibby, Elton Brand and Jermaine O’Neal at The Mirage in Las Vegas in July of 2005 and helped raise money for Operation Smile and the American Cancer Society…hosted a Suns basketball camp in the summer of 2005 and 2006 in the Valley of the Sun…was one of several NBA players and Hollywood celebrities to visit U.S. and coalition troops in Kuwait as part of Project Salute 2003…had a basketball court named and dedicated in his honor at the Carl Hayden Community Center in Phoenix in September of 2003…attended the same high school (Clarksville H.S. in Clarksville, TN) as New Jersey Nets forward Trenton Hassell after moving from North Chicago in junior high…had his high school jersey retired during a special halftime ceremony at a football game on Sept. 22, 2000…first started wearing number 31 in junior college because it was the same number worn by former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller…his favorite sports other than basketball are baseball and football and lists his hometown Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears as his favorite teams…picked Family Guy and Entourage as his favorite TV shows and Under the Cherry Moon, Blue Rain and Harlem Nights as his favorite movies…enjoys listening to all kinds of music…lists catfish, chicken and lasagna as his favorite foods and says the one thing he can cook really well is crab legs…chose Ruth’s Chris Steak House as his favorite restaurant…lists Dubai as his dream vacation destination and chose Brazil and Italy as the favorite places he has already visited…has five tattoos, one on his leg says Matrix in Japanese, one on his arm that reads Matrix, one is a cross on his arm, one of his left arm that is a pair of eyes that reads I See What I See and the fifth one on his left leg that says Protect My Family and is a picture of his hands holding rosary beads…on game days he likes to take a nap and then eat teriyaki chicken, pot pie or pasta…wears size 14 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS:                                    60:06, at New York (1-2-06)
    FGM:                                     16, vs. Dallas (4-11-01)
    FGA:                                      30, vs. Seattle (1-22-06)
    3-PT FGM:                           5, six times (last: vs. Denver, 1-7-08)
    3-PT FGA:                            10, two times (last: at New York, 1-2-06)
    FTM:                                      11, four times (last: vs. Milwaukee, 12-1-06)
    FTA:                                      13, at Orlando (2-20-01)
    OR:                                        9, vs. Toronto (11-22-05)
    DR:                                         19, vs. Charlotte (2-25-06)
    TOT:                                      24, two times (last: at Miami, 11-9-07)
    AST:                                      8, two times (last: at Dallas, 3-8-04)
    STL:                                       8, vs. Minnesota (2-6-06)
    TO:                                         7, two times (last: at Indiana, 3-30-03)
    BLK:                                      6, six times (last: vs. Denver, 1-7-08)
    PTS:                                       44, vs. Boston (2-22-06)

    POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS:                                    55, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-16-06)
    FGM:                                     16, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-16-06)
    FGA:                                      33, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-16-06)
    3-PT FGM:                           5, two times (last: vs. L.A. Clippers, 5-22-06)
    3-PT FGA:                            9, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-22-06)
    FTM:                                      10, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-8-06)
    FTA:                                      10, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-8-06)
    OR:                                        7, vs. San Antonio (4-29-00)
    DR:                                         15, two times (last: at Dallas, 5-26-06)
    TOT:                                      20, vs. L.A. Clippers (5-16-06)
    AST:                                      4, four times (last: vs. L.A. Lakers, 4-24-07)
    STL:                                       6, at L.A. Clippers (5-18-06)
    TO:                                         4, two times (last: vs. Memphis, 4-24-05)
    BLK:                                      6, vs. Dallas (5-11-05)

    PTS:       38, at Dallas (5-20-05)