Transactions: Originally selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft…acquired December 14th, 2011 from the Los Angeles Clippers along with Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and a 2012 first round draft pick (whichever is more favorable between the Clippers and the Minnesota Timberwolves) in exchange for Chris Paul and two 2015 2nd round draft picks.
2011-12 Season: Averaged 6.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.9 steals in 22.2 minutes in 66 games…Led the team in scoring twice, and in rebounds 10 times this season…Was one of only three players to play every game for the Hornets this season…In the last 10 games of the season, averaged 9.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 steals in 34 minutes, surpassing 10-plus points five times and 10-plus rebounds twice…Led the team with 95 offensive rebounds on the seaon…Recorded two double-doubles on the season, and scored 10-plus points 14 times while pulling down 10-plus rebounds three times…Recorded second double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and also dishing out three assists in season finale 4/26 at HOU…Scored season-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while adding two assists and two steals in home finale 4/19 vs. HOU…Had 15 points on 7-8 shooting 3/26 at LAC…Recorded a career-high four blocked shots, while adding three points, five rebounds and one assist 3/21 vs. GSW…Scored 14 points and pulled down six boards 2/20 at OKC…Had 12 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes of action 2/10 vs POR…Scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds 2/4 at DET…At DEN 1/9, tied a career-high with five assists, as well as totaling eight rebounds, four points, one steal and one blocked shot…At DAL 1/7, recorded 15 points and career highs with 12 rebounds and four steals for first double-double of the season…Recorded his first start as a Hornet 1/4 against the 76ers and pulled down four rebounds in 19 minutes…Scored 11 points with one steal and one blocked shot 1/2 at UTAH.
Professional: Holds career averages of 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 147 games (35 starts) for the Los Angeles Clippers and the New Orleans Hornets
2010-11 Season (Clippers): Averaged 5.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists in 17.9 minutes in 81 games (14 starts)…45 3FG made was the fifth-most on the team…led team in steals 17 times, scoring one time and rebounds twice…reached double-figures in scoring 14 times…amongst NBA rookies, finished 18th in scoring, 15th in rebounds, 4th in 3-point field goal percentage (.315) and 4th in free throw percentage (92-119 FT, .773)…11/9/10 at New Orleans, scored career-high 20 points off bench (7-10 FG, 2-3 3PT, 4-5 FT) and had a team-high 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 29:46…11/12/10 vs. Detroit, made 1st start of NBA career, had 6 points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3PT, 1-2 FT), 5 rebounds, 1 assist in 19:26…11/17/10 at Minnesota, had 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3PT), 4 rebounds, 3 assists in 28:05…11/28/10 vs. Utah, scored 12 points (4-4 3FG) in 26 minutes played.
College (Wake Forest University 2008-10): Averaged 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 62 games played over his two-year collegiate career…averaged 15.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and accumulated 44 blocks in 31 games while shooting 44.7 percent from the field during his sophomore season…named an honorable mention AP All-American and Second Team All-ACC…one of five players in major conference college basketball to average a double-double…led Demon Deacons in scoring, rebounding and blocks…became first Demon Deacon to lead ACC in rebounding since Tim Duncan did it in 1997…one of three players to rank in top 10 in ACC in seven statistical categories…led ACC with 19 double- doubles…recorded team-high 46 dunks…averaged 12.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in 31 games while shooting 51.6 percent from the field as a freshman…named a Freshman All-American by the Sporting News…selected to ACC All-Freshman Team…finished as runner-up in voting for ACC Rookie of the Year…named ACC Rookie of the Week five times (Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Mar. 9), tying the school record previously set by former Clipper Rodney Rogers and Chris Paul…named the ACC Freshman of the Year by CBSSports.com…ranked second on the team in blocks (38), third in steals (30) and fourth in assists (46)…led all ACC freshmen in rebounding and was second among rookies in scoring…ranked fifth in the ACC in rebounding and fourth in defensive rebounds (5.9 drpg)…posted 10 double-doubles on the season, more than doubling the combined total of all other ACC freshmen…finished with the third-highest rebounding total (253) and third-best rebounding average (8.2) for a freshman in program history…had the fifth-most blocked shots (38) ever by a Deacon freshman…combined with James Johnson to become the fourth-best rebounding duo in program history, averaging a combined 16.7 rebounds per game…scored in double figures 22 times.