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Background

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago with the first overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft…traded to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Brian Skinner and the draft rights to Tyson Chandler (6/27/01)…re-signed by L.A. Clippers as a restricted free agent (7/19/03)…signed by Philadelphia (7/9/08)…waived by Philadelphia via the amnesty clause (7/11/12)…awarded to Dallas via the amnesty waiver claim (7/13/12).


2012-13:
Averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 21.2 minutes in 72 games (18 starts) while shooting 47.3% (226-478 FGs) from the field and 71.0% (66-93 FTs) from the line…led team in bpg (1.3) and total blocks (90)…8 double-doubles (all point/rebound)…1 20-point game…5 games with 15+ points…22 games with 10+ points…12 games with 10+ rebounds…6 games with 3+ blocks…30 games with 2+ blocks…in Mavericks debut, team-high 11 rebounds to go with 8 points (3-10 FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 36 minutes at LAL (10/30/12)…10 points (3-7 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 26 minutes at CHA (11/10/12)…1st double-double with 11 points (4-10 FGs, 3-5 FTs), 12 rebounds (season-high 8 OR) and 2 blocks in 30 minutes vs. WAS (11/14/12)…with his 1st block (1,632nd career) at the 8:08 mark of the 1st quarter vs. GS (11/19/12), he passed Vlade Divac (1,631) for 25th place on the NBA’s all-time blocks list…17 points (5-10 FGs, 7-8 FTs) and 8 rebounds in 19 minutes at PHI (11/27/12)…2nd double-double with 17 points (8-12 FGs, 1-2 FTs), 12 rebounds and 4 blocks in 28 minutes vs. DET (12/1/12)…it marked just the 2nd time in the past 5+ years that he posted those numbers (19 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks at LAC 3/16/11)…15 points (7-11 FGs, 1-2 FTs), 7 rebounds (3 OR) and 2 blocks in 26 minutes at MIN (12/15/12)…3rd double-double with 14 points (7-11 FGs) and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes vs. SA (12/30/12)…12 points (6-10 FGs), including 10 in 2nd quarter, to go with season-high 5 blocks in 28 minutes vs. NO (1/5/13)…11 points (5-7 FGs, 1-2 FTs), including 8 in 3rd quarter, to go with 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 20 minutes at UTA (1/7/13)…10 points (4-6 FGs, 2-2 FTs) and 9 rebounds in 18 minutes vs. MEM (1/12/13)…season-high 20 points (10-13 FGs), including 14 in 1st half, to go with 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes vs. MIN (1/14/13)…4th double-double (400th career) with 11 points (4-9 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 10 rebounds and 2 blocks in 27 minutes vs. HOU (1/16/13)…5th double-double with 10 points (4-11 FGs, 2-2 FTs), all in 4th quarter, to go with 13 rebounds (5 OR) in 36 minutes vs. OKC (1/18/13)…14 points (7-13 FGs), 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 23 minutes at ORL (1/20/13)…8 points (4-10 FGs), 13 rebounds (5 OR) and 2 blocks in 24 minutes vs. SA (1/25/13)…appeared in his 900th career game vs. PHO (1/27/13) and had 12 points (6-10 FGs) in 17 minutes…6th double-double with 11 points (5-9 FGs, 1-2 FTs), 11 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 29 minutes while recording a season-high plus-minus rating of +32 vs. GS (2/9/13)…17 points (6-9 FGs, 5-7 FTs), including 15 in 1st half, to go with 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes vs. ORL (2/20/13)…13 points (6-12 FGs, 1-1 FTs), 7 rebounds (3 OR) and 2 blocks in 23 minutes at NO (2/22/13)…14 points (6-13 FGs, 2-4 FTs) and 8 rebounds (5 OR) in 29 minutes vs. LAL (2/24/13)…7th double-double with 12 points (6-8 FGs), season-high 14 rebounds (7 OR) and 3 blocks in 25 minutes vs. MIL (2/26/13)…12 points (4-7 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 26 minutes at MEM (2/27/13)…in his first 5 games following the All-Star break (vs. ORL 2/20/13-at MEM 2/27/13), averaged 13.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 57.1% (28-49 FGs) from the field…8th double-double with 10 points (5-10 FGs), 12 rebounds (4 OR) and 3 assists in 22 minutes at MIN (3/10/13)…10 points (5-5 FGs), 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 18 minutes vs. UTA (3/24/13)…recorded his 1,700th career block at the 4:32 mark of the 4th quarter vs. UTA (3/24/13), becoming the 24th player in NBA history with at least 1,700 rejections…recorded 2 DNP-CD’s…NWT (personal reasons) vs. TOR (11/7/12)…missed 3 games due to a right groin strain (vs. PHI 12/18/12-at MEM 12/21/12) and 4 games due to a sore right calf (at DEN 4/4/13-vs. PHO 4/10/13).

2009-10 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 76 games with 57 starts, averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.08 steals and 1.05 blocks in 30.2 minutes per game while shooting 48.0% from the floor and 73.8% from the line.
  • Appeared in all but six games last season after appearing in a total of 37 games the previous two seasons combined… Sixers were 0-6 in games he missed.
  • Sixers were 15-17 when he scored 14+ points last season (6-6 w/20+ points) and 12-32 when he scored below 14, including 3-17 when he failed to reach double-digits.
  • Recorded seven double-doubles in 2009-10 and has 361 for his career.
  • Earned All-NBA Second Team honors in 2005-06 and is a two-time All-Star (2002 and 2006).
  • Won the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2006 and was a divisional winner in both 2004 and 2007.
  • Selected with the first overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft and shared Rookie of the Year honors with Steve Francis.
  • As a sophomore at Duke University, helped the Blue Devils reach the 1999 NCAA Championship game while also earning consensus National Player of the Year honors…Was also a McDonald’s High School All-American.

  • PRO CAREER:
    Holds career averages of 17.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 35.2 minutes in 932 games (848 starts) with Chicago, L.A. Clippers, Philadelphia and Dallas…has shot 50.0% from the field for his career…two-time NBA All-Star (2002, 2006)…finished seventh in voting for the 2005-06 MVP Award and earned 2005-06 All-NBA Second Team honors…won the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2006…shared Rookie of the Year honors with Steve Francis for the 1999-00 season…ranks second among active players in offensive rebounds with 3,170…has 404 career double-doubles.


    PLAYOFFS:
    Started all 12 games for the L.A. Clippers during their run to the Western Conference Semifinals in 2006, averaging 25.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.58 blocks and 0.92 steals in 43.1 minutes per game… Shot 55.1% from the floor and 75.0% from the foul line... In the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Phoenix, averaged 30.9 points on 59.1% shooting.


    2008-09:
    Tenth NBA season (Philadelphia)... in 29 games with 23 starts, averaged 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.55 blocks in 31.7 minutes per game while shooting 44.7% from the floor and 67.6% from the line… Suffered a right shoulder dislocation while fouling Milwaukee’s Luc Mbah a Moute on 12/17/08 and missed the next 16 games… Returned to action on 1/24/09 vs. New York and appeared in six games before it was announced he would have season ending surgery on his right shoulder on 2/5/09… Also missed two games with a right hamstring strain on 12/5/08 and 12/6/08… Scored 20+ points seven times (Sixers 5-2 mark) and recorded 10 double-doubles... Hit the game winning jumper with 57.9 seconds remaining against the L.A. Clippers on 11/21.


    2007-08:
    Ninth NBA season (L.A. Clippers)… In nine games with six starts, averaged 17.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.88 blocks in 34.3 minutes per game… Shot a career-high 45.6% from the floor and 78.7% from the line… Suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon during an offseason workout in August of 2007 and missed all but the final eight games of the 2007-08 season… Scored 19 points in his first game back at Seattle (4/2/08) and tallied 21 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks at Golden State (4/12/08).


    2006-07:
    Eighth NBA season (L.A. Clippers)… In 80 games (all starts), averaged 20.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.24 blocks and 0.96 steals in 38.5 minutes per game… Shot a career-high 53.3% from the floor and 76.1% from the line… Ranked 17th in scoring, 10th in rebounding, seventh in blocks, 13th in field goal percentage and 14th in minutes played… Scored 20+ points 36 times and 30+ points nine times… Recorded 38 double-doubles… Became the Clippers franchise career rebounding leader at Houston on 3/14/07… Was the Pacific Division winner of the 2006-07 NBA Sportsmanship Award… Tied his career-high with 8 blocks at New York (12/31/06)… Scored a season-high 37 points at New Orleans/Oklahoma City (4/10/07).


    2005-06:
    Seventh NBA season (L.A. Clippers)… In 79 games (all starts), averaged a career-high 24.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.54 blocks and 1.03 steals in 39.2 minutes per game… Shot 52.7% from the floor and 77.5% from the line… Ranked 11th in the NBA in scoring, tied for sixth in rebounding, fifth in blocks, seventh in field goal percentage and tied for 12th in minutes per game… Recorded 45 double-doubles… Scored in double figures all 79 games, including 50 games with 20+ points and 25 games scoring 30 or more… Led the league in 30-point, 10-rebound games with 16…Named Western Conference Player of the Month for November 2005… Named Western Conference Player of the Week three times (weeks ending 11/20/05, 12/11/05 and 1/29/06).


    2004-05:
    Sixth NBA season (L.A. Clippers)… In 81 games (all starts), averaged 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.09 blocks in 37.0 minutes per game… Shot 50.3% from the floor and 75.2% for the line… Ranked 21st in the league in scoring, 11th in rebounding, ninth in blocks, tied for 18th in field goal percentage and fourth in offensive rebounding (3.7 orpg)… Recorded 41 double-doubles… Scored 20+ points 42 times, including five games with 30+ points.


    2003-04:
    Fifth NBA season (L.A. Clippers)… In 69 games with 68 starts, averaged 20.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, a career-high 3.3 assists, 2.23 blocks and 0.93 steals in 38.7 minutes per game… Shot 49.3% from the floor and 77.3% from the line… Missed 13 of the first 14 games of the season with a hairline stress fracture of the right foot… Recorded 40 double-doubles… Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending 1/4/04… Named Pacific Division winner of the 2003-04 NBA Sportsmanship Award.


    2002-03:
    Fourth NBA season (L.A. Clippers)… In 62 games with 61 starts, averaged 18.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and career-highs of 2.55 blocks and 1.15 steals in 39.6 minutes per game… Shot 50.2% from the floor and 68.5% from the foul line… Led the NBA in offensive rebounding (4.6 orpg), ranked fourth in blocks, 11th in field goal percentage and tied for 12th in minutes per game… Recorded 44 double-doubles… Scored 20+ points 29 times, including two games with 30+ points… Placed on the Injured List for the first time in his career on 3/7/03 and missed 18 games with a stress fracture in his lower left leg… Posted the first triple-double of his NBA career at Indiana (1/26/03) with 17 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists.


    2001-02:
    Third NBA season (L.A. Clippers)…In 80 games (all starts), averaged 18.2 points, a career-high 11.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.04 blocks and 1.00 steals in 37.8 minutes per game… Shot 52.7% from the floor and 74.2% from the line… Led the NBA in offensive rebounding (5.0 orpg)… ranked second in field goal percentage, fifth in rebounding and 11th in blocks… Recorded 55 double-doubles…Named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending 12/9/01…Recorded 15+ boards 14 times.


    2000-01:
    Second NBA season (Chicago)… In 74 games (all starts), averaged 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.59 blocks and 0.96 steals in 37.8 minutes per game… Shot 52.7% from the floor and 74.2% from the foul line… Tied for ninth in the NBA in rebounding… Recorded 37 double-doubles… Scored 20+ points 40 times, including 7 games with 30+ points.


    1999-00:
    Rookie NBA season (Chicago)… In 81 games with 80 starts, averaged 20.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.63 blocks in 37.0 minutes per game… Shot 48.2% from the floor and 68.5% from the foul line… Named Schick NBA co-Rookie or the Year along with Houston’s Steve Francis and was Rookie of the Month in January, February and April… Unanimous selection to NBA All-Rookie First Team… Led the league in offensive rebounding (4.3 orpg)… Became only the 19th player in NBA history to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds as a rookie... Named MVP of the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend after recording 16 points and a Rookie Challenge record 21 rebounds… Scored a career-high tying 44 points vs. Washington on 4/13/00… Hit a team-record 14 consecutive field goals in that game… Only missed one game (12/8/99 at Cleveland) due to a hip pointer.


    COLLEGE CAREER:
    In two seasons at Duke, averaged 16.2 points and 8.9 rebounds in 60 games played… Named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Basketball Team… As a sophomore, helped the Blue Devils advance to the NCAA Championship game while earning consensus National Player of the Year honors.

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    Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
    Weight: 254 lbs./ 115.2 kg
    Born: March 11, 1979
    From: Duke University
    Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 1999 NBA Draft
    NBA Debut: 1999
    Years Pro: 14
    Previous Teams:
      Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
      Atlanta Hawks 2013 - 2013
      Philadelphia 76ers 2012 - 2012
      Dallas Mavericks 2012 - 2012
      More Previous Teams
    Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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