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2011-12 SEASON: Played for CSKA Moscow, where he teamed up with current Timberwolves guard Alexey Shved... In 17 Euroleague games, averaged 14.1 points on .598 shooting (.417 from three), to go along with 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.9 blocks... He was named 2012 Euroleague MVP and 2012 Euroleague Best Defender.

2010-11 SEASON: Appeared in 64 games (62 starts) averagign 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 31.2 minutes...REcorded 16 points and five rebounds march 5 vs. Sacramento...Scored 21 points with seven assists Feb. 26 vs. Detroit...Had 13 points with 11 rebounds Jan 3 vs. Charlotte...Had 27 points with seven assists Jan. 28 vs. Minnesota.

2009-10 SEASON
Played in 58 games (35 starts) ... Averaged 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.43 steals and 28.6 minutes ... Jazz were 24-11 in games he started, including 16-2 stretch (1/11- 2/21) ... Missed 15 games due to a strained left calf ... (3/14, 3/15, 3/19- 3/24, 3/27 -4/14) ... Missed six games due to a lower back strain (11/30, 12/5- 12/12) ... Missed three games due to back spasms (2/22, 2/24, 2/27) ... Scored 12 points with six rebounds (season-high 5 offensive) at Phoenix (3/4) ... Scored 22 points with five steals and five rebounds at GSW (2/19) ... Had season-high eight assists vs. Portland (2/3) ... Had season-high 26 points and eight rebounds at San Antonio (1/20) ... Had 13 points, six boards and six assists at Atlanta (12/18) while passing Greg Ostertag for second in franchise history for blocked shots ... Passed Adrian Dantley for sixth in franchise history for minutes played at New Jersey (12/16).

2008-09 SEASON
Appeared in 67 games (10 starts) while averaging 11.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists,  1.24 steals and 1.15 blocks … Scored 10+ points 42 times … Recorded 6 double-doubles … Led the team in blocks with 77 … Was inactive 14 times (11/14-11/15, 12/3, 1/21-2/11) and did not dress once (12/2) … Missed 2 games with sprained right index finger (11/14-11/15) … Recorded 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists vs. Phoenix (11/17) … Had season-high 10 assists, along with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals at Memphis (11/22) … Missed 13 games with a right ankle inflammation/surgery (12/2-12/3, 1/21-2/11) … Scored team-high 22 points and had 11 boards at Milwaukee (12/23) … Had 9 points and a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Dallas (12/26) … Tied career-high in minutes played with 49 at Houston, recording 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (12/27) … Had season-high 23 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks versus Indiana (1/12) … Blocked season-high 4 shots on 3 different occasions, the most recent coming vs. New Orleans (2/21).

AS A PROFESSIONAL
Has played in 559 career games (381) in his eight seasons with Utah, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 blocks and in 31 minutes per game … Named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team once (’05-06) and Second Team twice (’03-05) … Selected as a 2004 NBA All-Star and named to the 2001-02 All-Rookie First Team … Has three career triple-doubles (1/17/06 vs. Toronto, 3/25/06 vs. Sacramento, 11/25/07 vs. Detroit) … One of four players in Jazz history with multiple triple-doubles (Maravich-7, Eaton-6, K. Malone-3) … Only second player in NBA history with multiple 5x5 games (H. Olajuwon had 9) … One of only four players in last 14 years to post a 5x5 game (M. Camby, J. Tinsley, V. Divac), and has three of the six occurrences in that span (12/3/03 at Houston, 12/10/03 vs. New York, and 1/3/06 vs. Lakers) …

2006-07 SEASON
Appeared in 70 games (all starts), averaging 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.06 steals and 2.06 blocks in 29.3 minutes … Scoring, rebounding and steal averages were career lows … Finished ninth in NBA in blocks per game (2.06) … Scored in double figures 29 times, pulling down 10+ rebounds on four occasions and tallying three double-doubles … Led (or tied) the Jazz in rebounds five times and assists four times ... Missed 12 games due to injury … Missed five games (4/7-4/14) after fracturing the distal phalanx of left thumb at Sacramento on 4/6 … Inactive on 2/24 (left knee contusion suffered in collision w/ Carmelo Anthony at Denver on 2/23) and at New Orleans/Okla. City on 1/27 (sprained right ankle) after hurting it vs. Denver on 1/26 … Missed five games with a sprained right ankle (11/14-11/22), hurting it in 2nd quarter at Milwaukee on 11/11 … Also left game with a sprained left ankle at Orlando on 3/14 … Registered four rebounds, four assists and five blocks vs. Portland on 4/16 in his return from a five-game absence … Made 600th career steal at Memphis on 2/28 … Made 2,500th career rebound at Portland on 2/20 … Made 1,000th career block vs. Cleveland on 2/14 … Had a season-high 18 points with 12 rebounds vs. Memphis on 1/24 … Dished a season-high seven assists twice - at Chicago on 1/20 and vs. Seattle on 12/2 … Dished his 1,000th career assist at Memphis on 12/23 … Had Jazz season-high six blocks at Indiana on 12/17 … Had 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Sacramento on 12/15 … Posted 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds at Phoenix on 11/3.

2005-06: Named to NBA’s All-Defensive First Team … Played in 69 games (63 starts) … Jazz were 36-27 when he started, 5-14 when he didn’t (3-10 when didn’t play) … Missed total of 13 games due to injury – 7 straight with sprained right ankle (11/14-25), and 6 with back spasms (12/20-12/23, 3/1, 4/17-4/19) … Finished third on team in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (8.0), second in assists (4.3), while leading it in both blocks (3.19) and steals (1.48) … Led team in minutes with 37.7 per game … Became just 4th player in NBA history, and first since 1993-94, to average 15+ points, 8+ rebounds, 4+ assists and 3+ blocks in single season (Abdul-Jabbar six times, Bob Lanier – 1973-74, David Robinson – 1993-94) … Scored in double figures 54 times, scoring 20+ on 21 occasions … Scored season-high 25 points twice (4/14 at New Orleans/Okla. City and 1/14 vs. Miami) … Led NBA in total blocks (220), ranking 2nd in blocks per game (3.19) and 19th in rebounds (8.0) … Led the league with 28 games of 4+ blocks, blocking 5+ shots 16 times … Led the Jazz (or tied) in scoring 14 times, in rebounds 19 times and in assists 27 times … Registered first two triple-doubles of career – first career triple-double with 18 points, 16 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists vs. Toronto, 1/17 (previous assists high was 10 three times, last 12/16/05 at Ind.) … Also made his 500th career steal … Registered second career triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks (was 8 five times) vs. Sacramento, 3/25 … 10 blocks were an NBA season high, and the most by Jazzman since Greg Ostertag had 11 vs. Philadelphia on 1/6/98 … Grabbed 10+ rebounds 21 times, and posted 22 double-doubles … Tallied 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Phoenix, 3/21 … Had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 blocks vs. Minnesota, 3/8 … Only third player since 1991-92 to register 8 assists and 8 blocks in the same game (Chris Webber and David Robinson) … Grabbed his 2,000th career rebound vs. San Antonio, 1/30 … Played a career-high 49 minutes in an OT win at Detroit, 1/7 (previous high 48 in regulation game vs. Toronto, 12/26/03) … Posted third career 5X5 game with 14 points, eight boards, nine assists, seven blocks and six steals vs. L.A. Lakers, 1/3 … Only second player in NBA history with 6+ in each category (A. Olajuwon, 3/10/87, Houston vs, Seattle) … Registered five straight double-doubles 12/7-12/16 …

2004-05: Played in just 41 games, missing 26 games due to a sprained right knee, 14 games after suffering a broken left wrist vs. Washington 3/24, and missed the 2/15 game vs. Cleveland due to a sprained right ankle … Finished as the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 15.6 points, while shooting a career-high .495 from the field and .793 from the line … Led the league in blocks per game (3.32) and led the Jazz in steals (1.63) … Scored in double figures in 35 of 41 games, with 20+ points 11 times … Scored a season-high 29 vs. Boston on 2/25, and had 28 at Washington on 3/19 … Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds twice (11/20 at Atlanta and 3/13 at Detroit) … Served up a season-high 10 assists vs. Charlotte on 2/1 … Had 11 games of 5+ blocks with a season-high 8 twice (11/3 vs. L.A. Lakers and 11/6 at Denver) …

2003-04: Finished as the team’s leader in scoring (16.2), rebounding (8.1), steals (1.92), blocked shots (2.76) and in minutes played per game (37.1) … Finished third in the league in blocks and fourth in steals and was fifth in the league’s balloting for the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year … Was selected to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team … Selected by the coaches to play in the 2004 NBA All-Star Game, where he played 12 minutes and scored 2 points, with 1 rebound and 1 block … Finished four in the balloting for NBA’s Most Improved Player … Twice named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (11/2-11/9 and 2/23-2/29) … Played and started in 78 games, missing four games due to a sprained right ankle … Led the team in scoring 35 times with 68 games in double figures including 23 games of 20+ points and two games of 30+ … Scored a career-high 31 points at Miami on 2/17, and registered 30 points at Philadelphia on 12/14 … Pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds at Chicago on 12/22, and grabbed 15 boards vs. Golden State on 3/10, posting 26 games with 10+ rebounds on the season … Recorded 25 points/rebound double-doubles … Registered a career-high 8 steals at Houston on 12/8 and blocked a season-high 7 shots twice (at Boston on 12/19 and vs. Washington on 3/23) … Registered two 5X5’s on the season (recording five in each of the positive categories), scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals and 5 blocks vs. New York on 12/10 and had 19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 8 steals and 5 blocks at Houston on 12/3 …

2002-03: Played in 80 of the 82 games, scoring 12.0 points and 5.3 rebounds, while playing 27.7 minutes per game … Missed first two games of his career (11/15 at Detroit and 11/17 at Toronto) due to a strained lower back … Scored a season-high 30 points at L.A. Lakers on 12/8, hitting 8-12 shots (4-4 from 3-point range) and 10-10 from the line … Registered 52 double-figure scoring games with six games of 20+ points … Scored the 1,000th point of his career vs. Phoenix on 11/19 … Connected on .491 percent from the field, third best on the team, good for 17th in the league … Had a season-high 12 rebounds vs. New York on 4/4 and had four games with 10+ boards … Led the team in blocked shots for the second straight season, averaging 2.20 blocks per game, ranking 8th in the league … Participated on the sophomore team in the Rookie Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, scoring 13 points (6-10 FGs), with five rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes …

2001-02: Named to NBA’s All-Rookie First Team and finished third in Rookie of Year balloting … Averaged 10.7 points per game (5th among all rookies), 4.9 rebounds per game (3rd on the team and 5th among all rookies), 1.94 blocks per game (12th in the NBA and second among rookies) and 1.41 steals, 5th among all rookies … Finished among rookie leaders in nine of the 10 categories … Played in all 82 games on the season, starting 40 times … Recorded 46 games of double-figure scoring (four games of 20+ points) … Scored a season-high 27 points at Detroit on 3/15, connecting on a career-high 11 shots (11-15) … Made his first NBA start against Indiana on 12/2 and responded with a double-double, scoring 13 points, with 10 rebound … Pulled down a season-high 10 rebound four times during the season … Blocked a season-high six shots three times and collected a season-high six steals vs. Dallas on 12/10... Was selected to play in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend and recorded four points in 15 minutes.

IN THE PLAYOFFS
Has appeared in 43 games (36 starts) in six playoff appearances, averaging 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 blocks … 2009: Played in all 5 games, starting 3 of them … Averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game … Scored 15 points vs. LAL 4/25 … Had 8 rebounds and 4 assists @ LAL 4/19 ... 2008: Started all 12 games, averaging 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.67 blocks in 32.3 minutes … Averaged 12.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.17 blocks in six-game Conf. Semifinals vs. L.A. Lakers … Had 5 blocks twice … Averaged 9.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.17 blocks in six-game first-round series with Houston … Tied career playoff-high with 21 points in Game 1 (4/19) … 2007: Started in all 17 playoff contests, averaging 9.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 points and 2.35 blocks in 31.0 minutes … Scored 10+ points seven times and had 5+ blocks three times … Averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in five-game Western Conference Finals vs. San Antonio … Averaged 16.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.0 steal and 3.2 blocks per game in Conference Semifinals vs. Golden State … Converted on a career playoff-high 8 field goals and attempted a postseason career-high 18 field goals in the Western Conference Semifinal series vs. Golden State … Recorded a career playoff-high 7 blocks in Game 1 vs. GS (5/7) … Added 6 blocks in Game 2 vs. GS (5/9) to become first player with 13 blocks in first two games of a series since 1993 (Olajuwon) … In Game 5 vs. GS (5/15), posted new playoff career-highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds … Averaged just 5.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists with 2.29 blocks in seven-game first-round series with Houston ... 2003: Averaged 11.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and a team-high 2.00 blocks in the five-game first round series vs. Sacramento … Scored in double figures in four of the five games, including a career playoff-high 17 points in Game 2 … 2002: Started all four games in first round vs. Sacramento, scoring 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.50 blocks in 30.8 minutes … Posted season playoff-highs of 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 blocks in 42 minutes in Game 2 (4-7, 7-10).

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Began his basketball career with Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia) in 1996-97 at the age of 15 (the youngest ever in the Russian League)...Played in just three games that season, but in 1997-98 saw action in 41 games, where he averaged 11.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, while shooting .521 from the field … In the European Junior Championships in 1997 he averaged 19.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.9 steals, while being selected as the MVP of the tournament as a 16-year-old … In 1998-99 he joined the CSKA team in Russia, scoring 12.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26 games during the regular season and 5.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in seven games in the European Club Competition … During the 1999-2000 regular season, he averaged 13.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 37 games for CSKA and 11.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 19 games during the European Club competition, then led the team to the Russian National Championship to the NEBL Championship title (Northern European Basketball League)...He was selected to play on the 2000 Russian Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia, where he saw action in all seven games (three starts), averaging 9.4 points, second-best on the team and 5.0 rebounds, while shooting .564 from the field in just 22.7 minutes per game (40 minute games)...For the 2000-01 season, he played in 20 games during the regular season (12.7 points, 8.6 rebounds), 22 games for CSKA in European Club competition, scoring 13.9 points and 9.2 rebounds, hitting .575 from the field and averaged 12.9 points and 9.7 rebounds in 12 games in the NEBL … Helped CSKA to the FIBA SuproLeague Final Four in 2001 … Led Russia to a fifth-place finish in the 2001 European Championships and a berth in the World Championships to be held in Indianapolis in 2002 … Averaged a team- best 19.2 points, shooting .603 percent from the field (35-58) and .857 from the line (30-35). 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.83 steals in the six games … Named 2001 European Player of the Year in a vote published by French weekly magazine “Basketnews” … Played for the Russian National Team in the World Championships in Indianapolis in 2002, but suffered a sprained left ankle and was limited to just three games … Played for Russian National Team in 2005 European Championships … Suffered a broken nose in Quarterfinal loss to Greece in which he posted 20 points and 16 rebounds … Named as 2005 Eurobasket Best Forward and selected to 2005 All-Eurobasket First Team … Led Russia to its first-ever EuroBasket title in 2007 (last 1985 as Soviet Union) … Named tournament MVP after averaging 18.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.22 steals and 1.77 blocks in nine games (Russia finished 8-1) … Had a game-high 17 points (4-6), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and a steal with 59 seconds left in 60-59 win over reigning world champion and host Spain in the championship game on 9/16/07 … Had 29 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks as Russia overcame a 19-point deficit to upset Lithuania in the semifinals … Posted three double-doubles, leading the tournament in steals, ranking third in blocks and fifth in scoring.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: February 18, 1981
From: St. Petersburg, Russia
Draft: 1st Round (24th pick) 1999 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  Brooklyn Nets 2013 - 2013
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2012 - 2013
  Utah Jazz 2001 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: St. Petersburg, Russia

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