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NBA: Finished second in the NBA in total blocked shots (193) and blocks per game (2.4) in 2010-11 . . . Scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high-tying 18 rebounds at GSW (3/27/11) . . . Recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 blocks at CHI (3/15/11) . . . In 2011 in Los Angeles, became the first player in Washington franchise history to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend . . . With a then career-high 25 points and 15 rebounds in 30 minutes of play on 4/6/10 vs. GSW, became the first NBA player since Boston's Kevin McHale (12/14/84) to record 25+ points and 15+ rebounds as a reserve in less than 31 minutes of play.


2012-13 (Denver): Appeared in 79 games, averaging 9.1 points, 4.8 boards and 1.99 blocks in 18.1 minutes . . . Recorded 10 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in 25 minutes at MIL on 4/15 . . . Tallied 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in 28 minutes at DAL on 4/12 . . . Grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots in 16 minutes vs. SAS on 4/10 . . . Scored a season-high 21 points (10-11 FG) to go with 11 boards and three blocks in 26 minutes at SAS on 3/27 . . . Posted 17 points, six boards and three blocks in 17 minutes at CHA on 2/23 . . . Had five points, a season-high 16 rebounds and three blocks in 32 minutes at BOS on 2/10 . . . Had 15 points (5-6 FG) and three blocks in 20 minutes at OKC on 1/16 . . . Totaled 17 points (7-9 FG) and six rebounds in 26 minutes at LAL on 1/6 . . . Tallied 11 points and seven rebounds and hit first career three-pointer in 17 minutes vs. LAC on 1/1 . . . Posted 12 points, nine rebounds and season-high six blocks in 22 minutes vs. MEM on 12/29 . . . Had 19 points (7-9 FG) and three blocks in 17 minutes at SAC on 12/16 . . . Totaled season-high 20 points on 9-of-9 shooting to go with four boards in 30 minutes at IND on 12/7 . . . Posted 17 points (career-high 16 FTA), six rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 23 minutes vs. TOR on 12/3 . . . Had 18 points, six boards and three blocks vs. MIA on 11/15 . . . Posted 16 points and nine boards in 23 minutes at MIA on 11/3.


2011-12 (Denver, Washington): Acquired by Denver in a three-team deal with Washington and L.A. Clippers on 3/15 . . . Appeared in 61 games overall . . . Including five starts in 20 games with Denver, averaged 10.3 points 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 20.6 minutes . . . Totaled 17 points, eight boards and three blocks in 24 minutes vs. ORL on 4/22 . . . Registered 14 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes at LAL on 4/13 . . . Had eight points, seven boards and two blocks in 23 minutes at TOR on 3/28 . . . Tallied 13 points, 11 boards and two blocks in 25 minutes at MIN on 3/25 . . . Posted 15 points, including the game-winning dunk with 5 seconds left, seven boards and three blocks in 24 minutes vs. DET on 3/21 in his first game since joining Denver . . . Scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds vs. SAS (3/12) . . . Recorded three straight games with at least 18 points and 11 rebounds (2/10--2/14) . . . Had a season-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. MIA (2/10) . . . Tallied 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked five shots at CHA (1/28) . . . Scored 23 points, grabbed a career-high tying 18 rebounds and blocked a season-high tying five shots vs. PHI (1/14) . . . Has five games with five or more blocks this season.


2010-11 (Washington): Appeared in a career-high 79 games (career-high 75 starts), and averaged then career-highs in points (10.1 ppg), rebounds (8.0 rpg), blocks (2.4 bpg), field goal percentage (.550) and minutes per game (27.8) . . . Led Washington in total rebounds (634), offensive rebounds (223), games played (79) and starts (75) . . . Grabbed 10+ rebounds in 28 games, and had 10 games with five or more blocks . . . Posted a career-high 21 double-doubles . . . Finished second in the NBA in total blocked shots (193), and recorded Washington's highest single-season block total since 1989-90 . . . Scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed a career-high tying 18 rebounds at GSW (3/27) . . . Recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 blocks at CHI (3/15) . . . His 12 blocks at CHI marked the most by any NBA player since 2000-01, and marked the most blocks in a triple-double effort since Shawn Bradley in 1998 . . . Missed a total of three games; one for a team suspension (12/26), and two due to flulike symptoms (1/28-1/29).


2009-10 (Washington): Averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in 60 games (19 starts) for Washington . . . Tied with Brendan Haywood with a team-high 101 blocked shots . . . Improved on his rookie season marks with a then career-high .508 FG%, 4.0 rpg and 1.7 bpg . . . Ranked ninth in the NBA in blocks per game and first in blocks per 48 minutes (5.01) . . . In eight games in the month of April, averaged 13.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game . . . Recorded six double-doubles, and had seven games with 10+ rebounds . . . Scored in double-figures 17 times . . . Blocked a career-high six shots twice (4/12 at NYK, 11/24 vs. PHI) . . . With eight dunks vs. ATL (3/11), recorded the most dunks in a game by a Wizard since dunks have been officially recorded as a stat (last 10 seasons) . . . Missed one game (12/28) with a sore right knee.


2008-09 (Washington): Averaged 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game . . . Started 14 games as a rookie, and averaged 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in those games . . . Scored a season-high 18 points three times . . . Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in three games . . . Blocked a season-high four shots at Chicago (12/6) . . . Scored in double figures 18 times overall, and grabbed 10+ rebounds four times . . . Recorded four double-doubles . . . Did not miss a game due to illness/injury.


PLAYOFFS: 2013: Appeared in all six games (two starts) during Denver's first-round playoff series against Golden State . . . Went 4-for-4 from the field and finished with nine points and six rebounds in 23 minutes in Game 1 . . . Averaged 7.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.00 blocks in 18.7 minutes . . . Scored 10 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocks in Game 5 . . . Had nine points and 10 rebounds in Game 6. 2012 (Denver): Appeared in all seven playoff games vs. L.A. Lakers, averaging 8.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.14 blocks in 25.9 minutes per game . . . Recorded double-doubles in two games against the Lakers in GM 3 on 5/4/12 and GM 5 on 5/8/12) . . . Posted 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks while shooting 9-of-12 from the field in GM 5 @ Lakers . . . Also collected 15 rebounds, 16 points, and 3 blocks while shooting 8-of-12 in 28 minutes in GM 3 vs. LAL on 5/4/12 . . . Recorded a total of 22 blocks and 67 rebounds in the seven game series vs. LAL.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Washington in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft (18th overall) . . . Acquired by Denver, along with Ronny Turiaf and a future second-round pick, as part of a three-team trade that sent Nene, Brian Cook and a second-round pick to Washington and Nick Young to the L.A. Clippers . . . Signed contract extension with Denver on 7/18/12.


COLLEGE: Earned Second Team All-WAC honors as a sophomore at Nevada in 2008, and was named to the league's All-Defensive Team . . . Finished his collegiate career as Nevada's fourth all-time leader in blocked shots with 122 . . . Averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during his sophomore season . . . Led the WAC in blocks per game (2.8) as a sophomore . . . As a freshman, averaged 3.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game behind All-American and future NBA draft pick Nick Fazekas.


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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 270 lbs./ 122.5 kg
Born: January 19, 1988
From: University of Nevada, Reno
Draft: 1st Round (18th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Denver Nuggets 2012 - 2013
  Washington Wizards 2011 - 2011
  Denver Nuggets 2011 - 2011
  Washington Wizards 2008 - 2010
Prior to NBA/Country: Nevada/USA

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