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CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected with the 18th overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, and was traded along with the draft rights to Richard Jefferson and Brandon Armstrong to New Jersey for the draft rights to Eddie Griffin (6/27/01)… Sent from New Jersey to Memphis in exchange for Stromile Swift (2/4/08)… Acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Kevin Love, Brian Cardinal and Mike Miller, from the Memphis Grizzlies, in exchange for O.J. Mayo, Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric and Antoine Walker (6/26/08)… Signed by the Hawks (9/2/09)…Re-signed with Atlanta (12/9/11)…Signed by the Celtics as a free agent (7/21/12)…Acquired by the Wizards from Boston along with Leandro Barbosa in exchange for Jordan Crawford (2/21/13).

PROFESSIONALLY: Has played 707 games for five different teams (New Jersey, Memphis, Minnesota, Atlanta, Boston and Washington)…Holds career averages of 3.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest.

2012-13: Averaged 0.7 points, 0.3 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game in five games (two starts) for the Wizards…Averaged 1.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 37 games total with the Wizards and Celtics…Missed one game due to a sprained right ankle.

2011-12: Averaged 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game, appearing in 30 contests (10 starts), shooting .400 FG% and .467 FT%...Averaged 2.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists (.522 FG%, .571 FT%) in his 10 starting assignments (Hawks were 8-2)…Made 10-13 FGs (.769) over his last four games played and averaged 5.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game…Tied a season-best in FGM (3-4) versus Dallas (4/26), ending the night with six points and one rebound…Recorded season-highs in points (8), rebounds (7), assists (4), FGM (tied 3) and minutes (25) versus Boston on Apr. 20.

2010-11: After playing in just 24 games in 2009-10, appeared in 49 regular season games (starting 28), and was an integral part of the Hawks’ big man rotation, averaged 2.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game (.479 FG%, 1-1 3FGs, .659 FT%)…Posted 2.1 points and 3.0 rebounds (.451 FG%, .609 FT%) in his starting assignments… Led the team in rebounding once…Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds in a season-best 32 minutes at Milwaukee (12/27).

2009-2010: Veteran big man played in 24 games for a total of 115 minutes…Averaged 0.7 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 4.8 minutes per game (.348 FG%) on the campaign…In the season’s final game (Apr. 14 against Cleveland), saw a season-high 25 minutes of action, finishing with a season-best 10 points on 5-9 FGs, adding 2 rebounds…

2008-2009: Appeared in 31 games (22 starts) with the Timberwolves and averaged 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds (.314 FG%, .464 FT%).

2007-2008: Averaged 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 74 games (26 starts), splitting time with New Jersey and Memphis…Acquired by the Grizzlies along with cash considerations from the Nets on Feb. 4 in exchange for Stromile Swift…Prior to joining the Grizzlies, averaged 1.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15.9 minutes in 43 games (23 starts) for the Nets…Scored a season-high 10 points on Jan. 2 at Orlando as a member of the Nets…Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on Feb. 19 at Seattle…DNP-CD eight times.

2006-2007: Finished the season averaging 2.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 80 contests, including 78 starts…Shot 36.4% from the field and 46.5% from the line in 23.1 minutes per game…Led the Nets in rebounding three times and in blocks 19 times…Missed two games (Jan. 5-6) due to a strained lower back…Tied his season high for blocks with four on Mar. 3 against Boston…Matched a career-high for free throw attempts with 12 on Jan. 17 at Charlotte…Scored a season-high 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting in 36 minutes on Dec. 26 at Detroit…Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against Boston on Dec. 9…Appeared in his 400th career game against the LA Lakers on Nov. 26…Logged the 10,000th minute of his career on Nov. 3 at Miami.

2005-2006: Averaged 3.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 71 games…Missed a total of 11 games due to injury, including six with a right lower leg muscle strain…Was on the inactive list due to injury for a total of eight games…Had two games in which he scored 10 or more points…Had three games with 10 plus rebounds…Led the team in rebounding eight times and led the team in blocks 21 times.

2004-2005: Averaged 6.4 points and 6.1 rebounds in 80 games…Tallied 16 games in which he score 10 plus points, with the Nets going 9-7 in those games…Recorded three double-doubles…Missed two games (Jan. 26-28) due to a strained right hamstring…Led the team in rebounding 17 times…Tied a career-high with four steals on Apr. 1 at New York…Played in his 300th career game on Mar. 18 against Utah…Tallied the 400th assist of his career on Mar. 16 at Chicago…Recorded the 200th steal of his career at Orlando (3/13)…Recorded a career-high of 20 points on 5-for-9 shooting and nine rebounds in 41 minutes on Jan. 8 at Orlando…Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds at New York (12/14).

2003-2004: Averaged 5.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 78 games…Missed three games due to injury (one game with a sprained left ankle and two games with a sprained left big toe)…Led the team once in scoring, 10 times in rebounding and 20 times in blocks…Recorded three double-doubles…Totaled 15 games in which he scored 10 or more points with the Nets going 7-8 in those games…Set a career-high with eight assists on Apr. 2 against New York…Recorded three straight double-digit scoring performances for the first time in his career from Nov. 25-30…Recorded second straight double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 43 minutes on Nov. 9 at Detroit.

2002-2003: Averaged 5.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in a team-high 81 games…Averaged 6.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting .421 from the field and .761 from the line in his 66 starts (Nets were 37-29 in those games)… Led team in rebounds five times, while leading them in blocks 16 times…Blocked a career-high five shots while pulling down seven rebounds versus Utah (3/2).

2001-2002: Averaged 4.5 points and 3.9 rebounds in 77 games during his rookie season…Averaged 9.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting .483 from the floor in his nine starts…Led the team in scoring three times, five times in rebounding and 11 times in blocks…The Nets were 3-0 when he recorded a double-double…Tallied 10 games in which he scored 10 or more points…Recorded a DNP-CD in five games, with none coming after Dec. 7…Made his first career NBA start on Jan. 5 at Charlotte, posting season highs of 18 points and 12 rebounds in 41 minutes…Grabbed one rebound in eight minutes in his NBA debut on Oct. 31 at Boston.

PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in 90 contests (67 starts), 75 of them with New Jersey, averaging 3.4 ppg and 3.9 rpg (.393 FG%, .677 FT%)…In 10 games (all starts) in the 2011 postseason, averaged 1.8 ppg and 1.4 rpg…Reached the NBA Finals with the Nets in 2002 and 2003…Played in 12 games with New Jersey in the ’07 postseason, and averaged 2.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg…Started all 11 games in 2006, putting up 3.6 ppg and 4.8 rpg…Appeared in all four games in 2005, tallying 2.8 ppg and 6.5 rpg…

COLLEGIATELY: Named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press and named to the All Pac-10 First Team in 2001…Also earned Third Team All-American honors from the NABC and was on the NABC All-District-14 First Team…Averaged 14.5 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds as a senior…Averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in four NCAA Tournament contests.

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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 255 lbs./ 115.7 kg
Born: December 02, 1978
From: Stanford University
Draft: 1st Round (18th pick) 2001 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Washington Wizards 2012 - 2013
  Boston Celtics 2012 - 2012
  Atlanta Hawks 2010 - 2012
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2009 - 2009
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Prior to NBA/Country: Stanford/USA

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