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NBA: Has 14 career double-doubles … 2008-09 (Denver): Played in 71 games (one start), averaging 6.4 ppg, a career-high 6.2 rpg, a career-high 2.46 bpg and 20.6 mpg … Games played matched a career-best … Finished eighth in voting for both the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards … Ranked second in the NBA in blocked shots and first in blocks per 48 minutes (5.76) … Scored in double figures 15 times and grabbed double-digit rebounds 11 times … Posted five double-doubles … Led the Nuggets in rebounding 23 times … Totaled eight points, nine rebounds and seven blocks vs. Oklahoma City on 4/8 … Swatted a career-high eight shots to go along with 10 rebounds vs. Utah on 4/2 … Registered a career-high 18 points (7-8 FG), 11 rebounds and six blocks vs. Washington on 3/20 … Recorded 11 points, a season-high-tying 12 rebounds (3 times) and seven blocks vs. L.A. Lakers on 2/27 … Missed one game due to a left wrist sprain and left hip contusion (2/11) … Totaled 15 points (7-8 FG), 10 rebounds and a season-high three steals vs. Dallas on 1/13 … DNP-CD twice … Missed nine games (11/11-11/26) due to a seventh rib fracture in his left rib cage (Inactive eight times, DNP-CD once) … 2007-08 (New Orleans): Played in five games for the Hornets, averaging 1.2 ppg and 1.8 rpg in 6.8 mpg … Re-signed by the Hornets on 3/5 after being reinstated by the NBA following a two-year suspension for violating the NBA’s substance abuse policy … 2005-06 (New Orleans/Oklahoma City): Averaged 5.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 1.28 bpg in 32 games (two starts) before being suspended by the league in January … 2004-05 (New Orleans/Oklahoma City): Ranked 22nd in the NBA led team in blocks (1.49) despite playing just 21.3 mpg … Team leader in field goal percentage and was the team’s leading scorer off the bench … Scored in double figures 22 times and reached double figures in rebounds 13 times … Led or tied for the team lead in rebounds 22 times … Had six double-doubles … Posted career-high totals in virtually every offensive category … Finished fourth in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend … Had his best stretch of the season from 1/14-22 when he averaged 11.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg while shooting .568 (21-37) from the floor over six games … Missed the last eight games of the season due to a sprained right ankle … Missed six games (including five on the Injured List) from 3/14-23 with an infected right elbow … Missed the game 12/26 at Cleveland due to food poisoning … 2003-04 (Denver): Appeared in 71 games and averaged 3.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 14.5 mpg … Averaged 1.61 bpg, ranking him 19th in the NBA and second in blocks per 48 minutes … Finished third in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend … Had two double-doubles on the season … Scored in double figures four times and had double figure rebounds five times … 2002-03 (Denver): Averaged 5.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.02 bpg and 15.4 mpg in 59 games, including 7.7 ppg and 9.3 rpg in three starts … Scored in double figures seven times and had at least 10 rebounds three times … Led Nuggets in scoring twice and in rebounding nine times … Missed 22 games on the Injured List after surgery to repair a fractured right thumb … 2001-02 (Denver): Played in 24 games (including one start) after signing as a rookie free agent … Scored in double figures twice … Led team in rebounding twice … Missed 17 games on the Injured List after surgery to repair a bone chip in his right wrist … Missed 15 games on the Injured List due to a strained left shoulder … Joined the Nuggets after being the first-ever call-up from the D-League … Played in two games for the D-League’s Fayetteville Patriots, where he averaged 6.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 2.50 bpg (was the first overall selection in the inaugural NBDL Draft) … 2000-01 (Denver): Averaged 3.7 ppg and 2.9 rpg in seven games for the IBA’s Fargo-Moorehead Beez … 1999-00 (Denver): Began his professional career with Jiangsu Nagang of the Chinese Basketball League, where he averaged 17.0 ppg, 13.5 rpg and 2.50 bpg while shooting .536 from the field … Joined the IBL’s New Mexico Slam late in the season, averaging 1.6 ppg and 1.6 rpg in the final six regular season games (also played in four playoff games). Joined the Miami Heat midway through the 2012-13 season to play 14.9 minutes per game to go with 11.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per 36 minutes.

Has appeared in 20 career playoff games (all with Denver) … 2009 (Denver): Helped lead the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals (WCF), averaging 6.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.10 bpg and 21.9 mpg in 15 games … Ranked fifth in the NBA in blocks (2.10) during the postseason … Grabbed a playoff career-high 14 rebounds in Game 4 of the WCF vs. L.A. Lakers on 5/25 … Scored a playoff career-high 15 points in Game 3 of the WCF vs. L.A. Lakers on 5/23 … Totaled 11 points, six rebounds and a playoff career-high six blocks in Game 1 of the Western Semifinals vs. Dallas on 5/3 … Had 11 points and eight boards in Game 4 of the first round at New Orleans on 4/27 … 2004 (Denver): Played in all five playoff games for the Nuggets, averaging 1.2 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 6.8 mpg.

Signed as free agent by Denver (11/21/01) … Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (7/16/04) … Re-signed by New Orleans (8/3/05) … Re-signed by New Orleans (3/5/08) after being re-instated by the NBA following a two-year suspension … Signed as free agent by Denver (7/24/08) … Signed as free agent by Denver (7/8/09) ... Signed as a free agent by Miami for the remainder of the season (2/08/13). Signed as a free agent by Miami for the remainder of the season (2/08/13).

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: July 07, 1978
From: Blinn Junior College
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Miami Heat 2012 - 2013
  Denver Nuggets 2008 - 2012
  New Orleans Hornets 2005 - 2007
  Denver Nuggets 2004 - 2004
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Blinn Junior College (TX)/USA

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