CAREER: NBA: Holds career averages of 6.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 18.2 minutes in 247 games (77 starts) with Memphis . . . Recorded five career double-doubles.
2012-13 (Memphis):Returned from a torn right Achilles tendon that cost him the entire 2011-12 season to average 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds on .451 shooting in 16.4 minutes in 59 games (three starts) . . . Scored 10-plus points 11 times and 20-plus points once . . . As a starter, averaged 10.3 points and 4.3 rebounds on .500 shooting in 19.1 minutes . . . Scored a season-high 20 points and tied season bests with nine rebounds and three assists on 1/23 vs. LA Lakers . . . Grabbed nine rebounds on 1/12 at Dallas . . . Totaled 18 points and seven rebounds in a season-high 29 minutes 3/23 vs. Boston . . . Knocked down his first two career 3-pointers on 1/2 at Boston and shot 5-of-18 from 3-point range this season (.278) . . . Previously shot 0-of-9 from long-range in his first three NBA seasons . . . Scored 11 points on 11/30 vs. Detroit, his first game scoring in double figures since March 30, 2011 vs. Golden State . . . Drained his only shot attempt in his season debut 11/23 vs. LA Lakers . . . Missed two games from Oct. 31-Nov. 2 due to a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula . . . Missed one game on 11/15 due to a mild concussion . . . Missed two games from March 6-8 due to neck and back soreness . . . DNP (Coachâ€™s Decision) 18 games.
2011-12 (Memphis): Missed the entire season due to a torn right Achilles tendon.
2010-11 (Memphis): 2010-11 (Memphis): Posted career-highs in scoring (9.1 points), field goal percentage (.497), blocks (0.79) and minutes (20.1) while also averaging 4.3 rebounds in 80 games (nine starts) . . . Recorded the nine highest-scoring games of his career, including a career-high 24-point performance on Feb. 13, 2011, vs. Denver.
2009-10 (Memphis): After missing the first 50 games of the season due to right pectoralis surgery, returned to average 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 32 games.
2008-09 (Memphis): Ranked in the top 10 among NBA rookies in rebounds (4.6, 8th), blocks (0.68, 7th) and steals (0.68, 10th) . . . Registered 5.6 points in 19.3 minutes in 76 games (64 starts) . . . Blocked a career-high five shots on March 18, 2009 vs. Denver . . . Notched a double-double (11 points, 15 rebounds) off the bench in his NBA debut on Oct. 29, 2008 at Houston, breaking the franchise record for most rebounds in a Grizzlies debut (Benoit Benjamin, 13).
PLAYOFFS: Owns career postseason averages of 5.4 points, 2.4 rebounds in 28 games. 2013 (Memphis): Appeared in all 15 playoff games as Memphis advanced to the Western Conference finals . . . Averaged 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes . . . Scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting in Game 2 of first round vs. LA Clippers on 4/22/12. 2011 Averaged 7.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.5 minutes in 13 games, helping Memphis advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time in team history . . . Scored a playoff career-high 14 points in Game 4 of the first round vs. San Antonio on 4/25/11.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in the first round (27th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft . . . Draft rights traded by New Orleans to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash considerations on 6/26/08 . . . Draft rights traded from Portland to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of three-team trade with Houston Rockets on 6/26/08. Memphis sent draft rights to Donte Green (28th overall) and a future second-round pick to Houston. The Rockets traded draft rights to Nicolas Batum (25th overall) to Portland and received the draft rights to Joey Dorsey (33rd overall) . . . Re-signed with Memphis on 7/13/12 . . . Traded to Denver, along with the draft rights to Joffrey Lauvergne, for Kosta Koufos on 6/27/13.
COLLEGE: Averaged 11.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in two seasons at the University of Kansas . . . Named First Team All-Big 12 as a sophomore, tying for second on the team in scoring (12.8 ppg) and ranking second in rebounding (6.3) for the 2008 NCAA champion Jayhawks . . . Scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the 2008 NCAA title game vs. Memphis.