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2011-12: Appeared in 65 games (career-high 42 starts) averaging 6.5 points (.478 FG, .547 FT), 5.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in 22.6 minutes per game…In 42 games as a starter, averaged 7.3 points (.498 FG), 5.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.9 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game…Averaged 5.3 points (.442 FG, .644 FT), 4.2 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.5 blocks and 18.9 minutes in 23 games as a reserve…The Pistons were 20-22 with him as a starter and 4-19 as a reserve…Scored 10-plus points 16 times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds five times…Recorded three points/rebounds double-doubles…Led the team in rebounds nine times and in assists twice…Scored season-high 19 points twice [vs. Atlanta (1/27) and vs. Atlanta (3/9)] and grabbed season-high 12 rebounds twice [vs. Milwaukee (2/3) and vs. Atlanta (3/9)]…Dished out season-high four assists at New Jersey (2/1)… Blocked season-high four shots twice [vs. New Jersey (2/10) and vs. Charlotte (2/29)]…Shot 50% or better from the field in 32-of-65 games…Ranked second on the team in offensive rebounds (126) and blocks (50)…Averaged 7.9 points (.534 FG), 5.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.7 blocks in 25.9 minutes during March – his best offensive month of the season…DNP-CD once.

2010-11: Appeared in 57 games (14 starts) averaging 4.2 points (.492 FG), 3.0 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 16.3 minutes per game…Averaged 5.6 points (.515 FG) and 3.1 rebounds as a starter…Scored 10-plus points seven times and recorded 10-plus rebounds once…Led the team in rebounds once…Averaged 6.6 points (.518 FG) and 4.3 rebounds in 22 games when he played 20-plus minutes…Scored season-high 14 points vs. Washington (11/21)…Grabbed season-high 14 rebounds (11 in the first half) vs. Cleveland (4/11)…Recorded season-highs in free throws made (6) and free throws attempted (8) vs. Washington (11/21)…Tied career-high three steals vs. Utah (2/26)…Blocked season-high three shots at Chicago (10/30)…Shot 50% or better from the field in 32-of-57 games he played in…DNP-CD 22 times and missed three games with a sore back.

PRO CAREER: DRAFTED: Selected by Detroit in the first round (#26 overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft…CAREER AVERAGES/MILESTONES: In 386 career NBA games has compiled averages of 5.8 points on .524 shooting (883-1,686 FG) with 4.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game…YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: 2009-10 (Detroit): Appeared in 76 games (29 starts), averaging 6.8 points, a career-high-tying 5.3 rebounds, 0.50 blocks and 20.4 minutes per game…Averaged 7.9 points (.477 FG), 6.9 rebounds, 0.49 blocks and 24.9 minutes in a career-high 29 starts…Ranked third on the team in field goal percentage (.511), offensive rebounds (161) and defensive rebounds (240)…Scored 10-plus points 22 times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds 10 times…Led the team in scoring twice and rebounds 14 times…Tallied a team-high-tying seven double-doubles, giving him a total of 15 for his career…Played 30-plus minutes 10 times (all during the month of March) averaging 11.1 points (.517 FG), 11.2 rebounds and 0.90 blocks in 33.4 minutes per game…Tallied six of his seven double-doubles during that stretch, including five consecutive from 3/10 through 3/16…Scored a season-high 19 points (6-9 FG, 7-9 FT) in 33 minutes at Atlanta (3/13)…Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds (eight offensive) in a season-high 39 minutes vs. Houston (3/7)…Tallied a career-high 11 defensive rebounds (15 total) in 39 minutes vs. Cleveland (3/16)…Missed four games due to a back strain (4/2-4/7). 2008-09 (Detroit): Appeared in 78 games (four starts), averaging 5.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.81 blocks and 18.0 minutes per game…In four games as a starter, averaged 9.0 points (.680 FG, .500 FT), 5.0 rebounds, 0.75 blocks and 29.0 minutes per game…Averaged 3.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 16.0 minutes in four playoff games…Among NBA league leaders, ranked T-38 in blocks (0.81 bpg)…Shot a career-high 57.5% (184-320 FG) from the field…Led the team in rebounding seven times…Scored 10-plus points 18 times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice…Recorded two double-doubles…Scored a season-high 16 points four times [vs. Toronto (1/21), vs. Golden State (3/6), at Toronto (3/13) and at Miami (4/15)]…Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds vs. Toronto (1/21) en route to his first double-double of the season….Blocked three or more shots on four occasions, including a career-high-tying six blocks vs. Milwaukee (11/28)…Ranked second among Pistons leaders in offensive rebounds (169). 2007-08 (Detroit): Appeared in a career-high 82 games (seven starts), averaging career-highs in points (7.9), rebounds (5.3), assists (0.56), blocks (1.15) and minutes per game (21.5)…In seven games as a starter (Pistons 4-3 in those games), averaged 11.1 points (.536 FG, .750 FT), 6.3 rebounds, 1.57 blocks and 30.4 minutes per game…Appeared in 17 playoff games (six starts), averaging 5.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 21.8 minutes per game…Recorded a playoff career-high three blocks four times during the playoffs…Tied a playoff career-high 11 rebounds vs. Philadelphia (4/29) in the first round…Finished ninth in NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting…Among NBA league leaders, ranked 30th in blocks (1.15 bpg)…Ranked third among NBA bench players in rebounding (5.3 rpg) behind New York’s David Lee (8.9 rpg) and Utah’s Paul Millsap (5.6 rpg)…Scored a career-high 28 points (11-13 FG FG, 6-9 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Washington (4/11)…Shot over 60% from the field in 37 games with the club tallying a record of 28-9 in those games…Shot a career-high 63.3% from the free throw line. 2006-07 (Detroit): Appeared in 67 games (eight starts), averaging 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 14.1 minutes per game…In eight games as a starter, averaged 8.8 points (.574 FG, .500 FT), 5.6 rebounds, 2.25 blocks and 26.3 minutes per game…Scored 10-plus points 15 times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice…Grabbed five-plus rebounds 11 times…Led the club in rebounds four times…Recorded two double-doubles [17 points/12 rebounds vs. Seattle (12/17); 19 points/15 rebounds at Milwaukee (3/25)]…Shot over 60% from the field in 20 games with the club tallying a record of 15-5 in those games. 2005-06 (Detroit): Appeared in 26 games, averaging 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.20 blocks in 6.0 minutes per game…Scored 10-plus points once and grabbed 10-plus rebounds once…Led the club in rebounds once…Scored 11 points (4-7 FG) and grabbed 12 rebounds in 27 minutes at Milwaukee (4/17)…DNP-CD 40 times…Spent 16 games on the inactive list.

COLLEGE CAREER: Earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors (2004 and 2005)…Earned Conference USA All-Tournament honors (2004)…Named Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year (2002)…Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors (2002)…Finished his college career ranked 11th on Cincinnati’s career scoring list with 1,566 points (13th in Conference USA history) and second on Cincinnati’s career chart for blocked shots with 252 (4th in Conference USA history)…Played in 129 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Bearcats’ history, and started the last 77 contests he played…Ended his career with averages of 12.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 129 games…Led Conference USA in blocked shots (2.8 bpg) and ranked 18th in the nation as a senior…His 91 blocked shots were the second-highest Cincinnati single-season total in history…Led the Bearcats in scoring (13.6 ppg), rebounds (6.9 rpg) and blocked shots (2.1 bpg) during the regular season as a junior.
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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 260 lbs./ 117.9 kg
Born: February 18, 1983
From: University of Cincinnati
Draft: 1st Round (26th pick) 2005 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Detroit Pistons 2013 - 2013
  Orlando Magic 2013 - 2013
  Detroit Pistons 2005 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Cincinnati/USA

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