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2012-13:
Averaged 10.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 20.7 minutes in 66 games (52 starts) while shooting 50.7% (313-617 FGs) from the field and 78.8% (67-85 FTs) from the line…3 double-doubles (all point/rebound)…6 games with 20+ points (5-1 record)…14 games with 15+ points (10-4 record)…37 games with 10+ points…4 games with 10+ rebounds…4 games with 3+ blocks…shot 84.2% (16-19 FGs) from the field in his first 2 games (vs. CHA 11/3/12-vs. POR 11/5/12), 73.2% (30-41 FGs) from the field in his first 4 games (vs. CHA 11/3/12-at NY 11/9/12) and 64.4% (47-73 FGs) from the floor in his first 7 games (vs. CHA 11/3/12-vs. WAS 11/14/12)…in season debut vs. CHA (11/3/12), 16 points (8-9 FGs) in 20 minutes off the bench…16 points (8-10 FGs) and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes vs. POR (11/5/12)…in 1st start of season vs. TOR (11/7/12), 22 points (8-15 FGs, 6-8 FTs), 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 33 minutes…23 points (10-12 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 8 rebounds and 3 assists in 32 minutes vs. WAS (11/14/12)…15 points (6-12 FGs, 3-4 FTs), 8 rebounds and season-high 6 blocks in 32 minutes at CLE (11/17/12)…1st double-double with 18 points (5-11 FGs, 8-9 FTs), season-high 17 rebounds and 2 blocks in 35 minutes vs. GS (11/19/12)…20 points (9-13 FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 29 minutes at PHI (11/27/12)…10 points (5-11 FGs), 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in 19 minutes vs. DET (12/1/12)…recorded his 800th career block at the 8:26 mark of the 1st quarter vs. DET (12/1/12)…18 points (9-13 FGs) in 21 minutes vs. SAC (12/10/12)…15 points (7-18 FGs, 1-2 FTs) and 5 rebounds in 27 minutes at TOR (12/14/12)…20 points (9-15 FGs, 2-4 FTs) and 8 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. PHI (12/18/12)…17 points (7-14 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 30 minutes at OKC (12/27/12)…13 points (6-12 FGs, 1-2 FTs), 9 rebounds (4 OR) and 2 assists in 21 minutes vs. SA (12/30/12)…2nd double-double with 14 points (6-13 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 10 rebounds and 3 blocks in 28 minutes at MIA (1/2/13)…14 points (5-12 FGs, 4-4 FTs), including 8 in 3rd quarter, to go with 9 rebounds in 27 minutes at UTA (1/7/13)…14 points (7-13 FGs) and 7 rebounds (3 OR) in 23 minutes vs. MEM (1/12/13)…13 points (5-11 FGs, 3-4 FTs) and 8 rebounds in 23 minutes at ORL (1/20/13)…scored his 7,000th career point with a jumper at the 6:53 mark of the 1st quarter vs. CLE (3/15/13)…made his 500th career start at ATL (3/18/13) and had 14 points (7-11 FGs), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 21 minutes…14 points (7-12 FGs) in 21 minutes vs. BKN (3/20/13)…14 points (7-10 FGs), 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 20 minutes at LAL (4/2/13)…13 points (6-11 FGs, 1-2 FTs) and 9 rebounds (3 OR) in 24 minutes at DEN (4/4/13)…3rd double-double with season-high (game-high) 26 points (12-21 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 11 rebounds (season-high 6 OR) and 2 blocks in 25 minutes at POR (4/7/13)…his 26 points at POR (4/7/13) were the most by a Mavs center since 3/9/00 vs. MIN (Shawn Bradley, 26)…11 points (5-7 FGs, 1-1 FTs), 7 rebounds (3 OR) and 2 steals in 22 minutes at NO (4/14/13)…recorded 4 DNP-CDs…missed the first 2 games of the season with a strained right calf (at LAL 10/30/12-at UTA 10/31/12)…left the game at PHO (12/6/12) in the 4th quarter with a sprained left ankle and did not return…missed 10 games due a concussion (at POR 1/29/13-at NO 2/22/13). 2010-11 Season (Clippers): Averaged 12.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.8 blocks and 26.2 minutes in 32 games, making 15 starts…led team in scoring two times, rebounds five times and blocks 12 times…recorded six double-doubles and scored 20+ points five times, had 22 games with 10+ points…2/26/11 vs. Boston, had 16 points (8-12 FG), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks in 27 minutes…3/11/11 at New Jersey, had 23 points (11-17 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in 35 minutes…3/20/11 vs. Phoenix, had 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in 36 minutes.

2009-10 Season (Clippers): Named to first NBA All-Star Team on 2/8/10, selected by Commissioner David Stern as an injury replacement for guard Brandon Roy (Portland)...tallied four points and three rebounds in 10:43 played in the All-Star Game…averaged team-high 18.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 34.3 minutes...finished the season ranked 25th in points per game in the NBA...ranked 14th in the NBA in rebounds per game...finished the season ranked 35th in the NBA in field goal percentage (49.0)...ranked 23rd in the NBA in blocks per game (1.24)...one of just eight players in the NBA to average 18+ points and 9+ rebounds...ranked 17th in the NBA in double-doubles...had team-high 33 double-doubles...led Clippers in scoring a team-high 33 times...led team in blocks 25 times, rebounds 27 times and minutes 21 times...scored 20+ points 39 times...10/27/09 at Lakers, enjoyed strong season-opener with 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-2 FT) and 16 rebounds, his first double-double since 4/10/09…10/31/09 vs. Dallas, scored 27 points (12-19 FG, 3-3 FT) with 11 rebounds in 43:30…11/2/09 vs. Minnesota, had 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-7 FT), and 11 rebounds…11/9/09 named Western Conference Player of the Week for week of 11/1/09-11/7/09...12/21/09 at San Antonio, had 23 points (10-18 FG, 3-4 FT) and 15 rebounds…12/22/09 at Houston, had a career-high 29 points (13-21 FG, 35 FT)…12/27/09 vs. Boston, had 27 points (12-21 FG, 3-3 FT) and 12 rebounds…1/11/10, Named Western Conference Player of Week for second time, for week of 1/4-1/10.

2008-09 Season (Clippers): Averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.45 blocks in 29.7 minutes per game…played in 31 games, started 24 contests…shot .528 (161-305) from the field...fifth on team with 45 blocks…recorded 10+ points 17 times, scored 20+ points two times…grabbed 10+ rebounds 10 times…finished with nine double-doubles…led Clippers in scoring four times, rebounds 14 times and blocks 12 times…missed a total of 51 games, 48 with sore left foot…team went 13-38 without him…11/19/08 at Oklahoma City, notched 25 points (11-13 FG, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in 38:20.

2007-08 Season (Clippers): Averaged 15.7 points, a team-high 12.7 rebounds, 2.8 blocks, 1.9 assists and 37.2 minutes in 56 games played (55 starts)…enjoyed a break-out season before being limited to 56 games due to injuries…finished 3rd in NBA with 2.77 blocks per game, 25th in minutes played and finished 14th in double-doubles with 36…had five 20+ rebound games and scored 20+ points 14 times…had three 20 point – 20 rebound games (12/2/07 vs. Indiana, 2/28/07 at Phoenix, 1/23/08 vs. Sacramento)…led team in rebounding 50 times, blocks 45 times and scoring 13 times…12/5/07 at Seattle, had 13th double-double, 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-7 FT), 14 rebounds, and a season-high five assists…12/7/07 at Sacramento, scored 26 points (9-12 FG, 8-10 FT), to go with 12 rebounds, and three blocks in 41:47…12/21/07 at Dallas, had 24 points (11-18 FG, 2-3 FT), along with 19 rebounds in 43:08…1/19/08 vs. New Jersey, had a career-high nine blocks, to go with 10 points (5-16 FG), and 12 rebounds in 44:26.

2006-07 Season (Clippers): Averaged 10.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 29.0 minutes in 75 games…finished 21st in the NBA in rebounding and 19th in blocks (1.55 blocks)…had 14 double-doubles, reached double-figures in points 39 times and had 10+ rebounds 18 times…led team in rebounds 26 times, blocks 30 times and steals six times.

2005-06 Season (Clippers): Averaged 11.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.38 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game…appeared in 78 games (78 starts)…finished the regular season ranked 9th in the NBA in rebounds per game (9.6), 12th in FG% (.523) and 24th in blocks per game (1.38)…recorded 29 points/rebounds double-doubles…scored in double figures in 49 games while scoring 20 or more points in 10 contests…recorded 36 games with 10 or more rebounds and posted 29 point/rebound double-doubles…led the team in scoring five times, rebounds 31 times and blocks 24 times…missed two games with a sprained left ankle (2/27 & 3/1) and one game with a sore left knee (4/16)…3/13/06 vs. Minnesota, scored 24 points (10-12 FT) and set new career-highs with 23 rebounds and four steals while adding three blocks in 44:12…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 10.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 29.5 minutes in 12 games played…4/22/06 vs. Denver, tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds in first career playoff game.

2004-05 Season (Clippers): Averaged 9.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 63 games (50 starts)…scored in double-figures in 30 games and recorded four games with 20 or more points…had 10 or more rebounds in 14 games and recorded 14 point rebound double-doubles…led the team in rebounds in 16 games and in blocks 19 times.

2003-04 Season (Clippers): Averaged 6.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, .89 blocks and 22.5 minutes in 82 games played (61 starts)…only Clipper to play in all 82 games…converted 200-435 FG (.460) and 99-142 FT (.697)…notched five point-rebound double-doubles on the year…ranked second among all rookies in blocked shots per game (.89 blocks), third in field goal percentage (.460) and fourth in rebounds per game (5.6 rebounds)…became only the second rookie in franchise history (Michael Brooks, 1980-81) to play in all 82 games in his rookie season…11/22/03 at Minnesota, recorded his first career double-double with 12 points (5-6 FG) and 15 rebounds in 31 minutes of action…tallied eight points (4-7 FG) and seven rebounds in 19 minutes played for the losing Rookie Team in the 2004 Got Milk? Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend 2004 in Los Angeles.

College (Central Michigan – 2000-03): Averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.19 blocks over his three-season collegiate career…ranks seventh on Central Michigan’s all-time rebounding list (707) and 11th in scoring (1,250) while holding the CMU record for career field goal percentage (.608)…one of only six players in CMU’s 1,000-point, 600- rebound club…as a junior, averaged 22.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in 31 games played…named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press, First Team All-MAC as well as being named the MAC Tournament MVP as a junior…helped lead CMU to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 1987 season…as a sophomore, averaged 11.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.63 blocks in 24 games…MAC All-Freshman team selection.

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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 265 lbs./ 120.2 kg
Born: April 28, 1982
From: Central Michigan University
Draft: 1st Round (6th pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  Portland Trail Blazers 2014 - 2014
  Los Angeles Lakers 2013 - 2014
  Dallas Mavericks 2012 - 2013
  New Orleans Hornets 2012 - 2012
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Central Michigan/USA

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