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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 68 games (one start) for the Denver Nuggets, averaged 5.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 0.7 blocks in 17.1 minutes... Recorded 15 points on 3-4 3FG’s vs. WAS on 3/23 … Registered a season-high 18 points on 7-11 FG’s at MIA on 3/14 … Tied a season-high with 14 points (5-6 FG’s) at ORL on 3/12 … Posted 12 points and five rebounds at POR on 3/1 … Registered 13 points and four rebounds vs. MIA on 12/30…Recorded 10 points and six rebounds vs. PHX on 12/20… Posted nine points, four rebounds and two blocks vs. UTA on 12/13… Had 10 points (4-5 FG’s) and five rebounds at BKN on 12/3 …Registered a season-high 14 points on a perfect 7-7 FG’s and also three steals at TOR on 12/1

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
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 (Coach’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).

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.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Darrell Antwonne Arthur . . . Mother is Sandra Arthur . . . Attended South Oak Cliff High School and led them to back-to-back Texas 4A state championships in 2005 and 2006, winning the tournament's MVP both times . . . Named the Dallas Morning News Player of the Year in 2006 and co-Mr. Basketball by Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) in 2006 . . . Named the 4A Player of the Year by the TABC in 2005 and 2006 . . . Nickname is "Shady" Was the first Kansas Jayhawk to don 00 since Greg Ostertag . . . After being selected in the 2008 NBA Draft, gained nearly 20 pounds of muscle before training camp . . . Joined fellow Jayhawks Xavier Henry and Josh Selby in Kansas University's "Legends of the Phog" alumni exhibition game on Sept. 24, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse . . . Played alongside his cousin, Quinton Ross, with the Grizzlies during the 2008-09 season . . . As part of the Grizzlies' "Get Fit" initiative promoting health and well-being, hosted fitness assemblies at five different elementary schools in the Memphis area during the 2008-09 season.

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Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: March 25, 1988
From: University of Kansas
Draft: 1st Round (27th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Denver Nuggets 2014 - 2014
  Memphis Grizzlies 2013 - 2013
  Denver Nuggets 2013 - 2013
  Memphis Grizzlies 2008 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Kansas/USA

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