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CAREER:
NBA: Has averaged 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 357 career games (238 starts) in five seasons with Cleveland, Sacramento and Portland.


2012-13 (Portland): Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 12.7 points, career-high 10.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 29.0 minutes . . . Ranked sixth in the NBA in field-goal percentage (.562), seventh in rebounding and seventh in double-doubles (40) . . . He and Dwight Howard were the only players to average at more than 12 points and 10 rebounds while shooting at least .550 from the field . . . His nine consecutive double-doubles from Dec. 5-26 marked the longest such streak by a Portland player since Terry Porter in 1987 . . . Shot .500 or better from the field in 25 straight games from Jan.15-March 10, the fourth-longest streak in the NBA in the last 25 years . . . Tallied 11 points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes vs. DET on 11/6 . . . Recorded 24 points (10-of-14 FG), 16 rebounds and three assists vs. New Orleans on Dec. 16 . . . Finished with a season-high 26 points (9-of-13 FG), 15 rebounds and two blocks against Dallas on Jan. 29 . . . Posted 18 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks versus Denver on Dec. 20 . . . In each game with 20-plus points (seven games), grabbed at least 11 rebounds.


2011-12 (Sacramento, Portland): Averaged 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 23.0 minutes during 54 games (19 starts) with Sacramento and Portland . . . Averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.95 blocks in 19 games (10 starts) for the Trail Blazers after being acquired as a free agent on March 15 . . . Tied for sixth in the NBA with six double-doubles in the month of April . . . Only Trail Blazer to record a double-double in four consecutive games (April 9-15) in 2011-12 . . . Averaged 18.5 points and 10.7 rebounds in 10 starts with the Trail Blazers . . . Recorded a season-high 29 points (13-19 FG) on March 30 at L.A. Clippers . . . Averaged 4.7 points (37.0% FG, 63.8% FT), 5.1 rebounds and 18.4 minutes in 35 games (nine starts) for Sacramento . . . Missed six games (March 2-11) due to a hip pointer suffered vs. LA Clippers on March 1.


2010-11 (Cleveland): Played in 80 games (66 starts) for the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 13.8 points (45.8% FG, 67.3% FT), 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.60 steals and 28.2 minutes per game, all career highs . . . Recorded 28 double-doubles, ranking 19th in the league . . . Finished the season with six straight double-doubles . . . Over his last 13 games, averaged 19.1 points on 51.3 percent shooting from the field and 12.5 rebounds while recording 11 double-doubles . . . Led the team in scoring 19 times, rebounds 40 times and blocks 19 times . . . Scored a career-high 31 points versus Atlanta on Nov. 2, and then again at Memphis on Feb. 4, to go along with 15 rebounds . . . Grabbed a then career-high 20 rebounds (including a career-high 11 offensive rebounds) at Chicago on Jan. 22 . . . Scored 24 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and had a career-high five blocks against New York on Feb. 25.


2009-10 (Cleveland): Appeared in 81 games (73 starts), averaging 8.5 points (55.4% FG, 68.1% FT), 4.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 20.9 minutes per game . . . Led or tied for the team lead in points twice, in rebounds 10 times, in steals five times and in blocks 17 times . . . Cavs were 25-4 when he scored 10 or more points and 6-2 when he scored 20 or more points . . . Became only the sixth Cavs player to shoot at least 9-of-9 from the field while scoring 21 points versus Golden State on Dec. 17 . . . Grabbed a then career-high 16 rebounds versus Atlanta on April 2.

2008-09 (Cleveland): Averaged 4.0 points (51.5% FG, 67.2% FT), 2.7 rebounds and 11.4 minutes per game in 62 games . . . Led or tied for the team lead in blocks five times, in steals three times and rebounds on one occasion.


PLAYOFFS: 2010 (Cleveland): Played in 11 games for Cleveland during the 2010 Playoffs and averaged 3.5 points (63.6% FG, 68.8% FT), 0.8 rebounds and 7.4 minutes . . . Scored a playoff career-high 13 points in 19 minutes in Game 2 versus Boston in the Eastern Conference Semifinals . . . Put up 11 points and two rebounds in 12 minutes in Game 1 versus Boston . . . Scored in double figures three times in the 2010 postseason.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cleveland in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft (19th overall) . . . Traded by the Cavaliers to the Sacramento Kings for Omri Casspi and a first-round pick (3/21/12) . . . Waived by Sacramento (3/19/12) . . . Signed as a free agent by Portland (3/21/12) . . . Re-signed with Portland (7/13/12) . . . signed as a free agent by Denver (7/11/13).


COLLEGE: Played one season at North Carolina State, earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors and was named Honorable Mention All-Conference . . . In 31 games (26 starts), averaged 14.8 points (59.1% FG), a conference second-best 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks (sixth in the conference) . . . Was named ACC Rookie of the Week on three occasions . . . Scored 20 or more points seven times and registered 10 double-doubles . . . Set an ACC single-game freshman record by pulling down a career-high 23 rebounds and also added 13 points and four blocked shots versus Clemson . . . Scored a career-high 33 points on 10-for-11 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds versus Western Carolina . . . In his collegiate debut versus William & Mary, finished with 31 points on a perfect 12-for-12 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds . . . Put up 27 points and 14 rebounds versus Miami in the first round of the ACC Tournament.



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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 242 lbs./ 109.8 kg
Born: September 04, 1988
From: North Carolina State University
Draft: 1st Round (19th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Portland Trail Blazers 2013 - 2013
  Denver Nuggets 2013 - 2013
  Portland Trail Blazers 2012 - 2012
  Sacramento Kings 2011 - 2011
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Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina State/USA

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