2011-12: Appeared in 48 games (24 starts) averaging career highs of 5.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in 16.5 minutes . . . Collected 12 points, nine boards and two blocks in 23 minutes vs. LAC on 4/18 . . . Had 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks at HOU on 3/2 . . . Collected eight points, 11 boards and four blocks in 25 minutes vs. POR on 2/29 . . . Posted 13 points and nine rebounds in 13 minutes at OKC on 2/19 . . . Totaled 12 points and a career-high 14 boards in 26 minutes at DAL on 2/15 . . . Registered nine points, nine boards, a career-high five steals and three blocks in 26 minutes vs. PHX on 2/14 . . . Registered 16 points and 12 boards in a career-high 34 minutes at POR on 2/4 . . . Had first career double-double with 10 points and 11 boards in 24 minutes vs. SAC on 1/4 . . . Missed seven games due to left knee strain.
2010-11 (Minnesota; Denver): Appeared in 50 games (two starts), averaging 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 8.7 minutes . . . In 11 games with Denver, averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.9 minutes . . . Scored a career-high tying 18 points to go with nine boards in 19 minutes vs. Golden State on 4/11 . . . Made his Nuggets debut vs. Charlotte on 3/2, notching two points and three rebounds in seven minutes vs. Charlotte on 3/2 . . . Acquired from Minnesota on 2/22 as a part of an 13-player trade involving Denver, New York and Minnesota . . . Appeared in 39 games (one start) with the Timberwolves this season, averaging 2.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 0.51 bpg in 8.6 mpg . . . Grabbed 10+ rebounds twice with Minnesota . . . Pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds to go along with six points at Portland on 12/17.
2009-10 (Utah): Appeared in 36 games for the Utah Jazz, averaging 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per game . . . Scored a season-high six points three times, most recently at New Orleans on 4/9 . . . Played a season-high 13 minutes and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds (including five offensive) vs. L.A. Clippers on 10/30 . . . Assigned to the Utah Flash of NBA D-League on two occasions (1/25-1/28 and 3/8-3/22) . . . Appeared in five games for the Flash, averaging 19.4 points and 9.8 rebounds. 2008-09 (Utah): Appeared in 48 games with the Jazz, averaging 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game . . . Scored double-digit points seven times, including a career-high 18 points in 29 minutes vs. Dallas on 12/26 . . . Made his NBA debut on 11/1 vs. the L.A. Clippers, playing five minutes . . . Scored his first NBA points on 11/11, finishing with six points and five rebounds at Philadelphia . . . Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and blocked a career-best six shots vs. Charlotte on 11/14 . . . Assigned to the Utah Flash of the NBA D-League on 3/25 and appeared in 10 games for the Flash, averaging 16.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks.
Has appeared in 13 career playoff games for Denver (4) and Utah (9), averaging 1.5 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per game. 2012 (Denver): Appeared in three games vs. L.A. Lakers, averaging 3.7 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game . . . Scored a career playoff-high tying two points to go with a career playoff-high tying five rebounds in GM 2 on 5/1 at LAL . . . Also grabbed five rebounds in 12 minutes in GM 1 on 4/29 at LAL. 2011 (Denver): Played two minutes and scored 2 points in Game 2 of the Nuggets First Round series vs. Oklahoma City on 4/20/11. 2010 (Utah): Appeared in nine games, averaging 1.0 rebounds in 3.4 minutes per game.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft . . . Traded by Utah to Minnesota with two future first round draft picks (Utah and Memphis) in exchange for Al Jefferson (7/13/10) . . . Traded by Minnesota to Denver in exchange for a 2015 second-round draft pick; the Nuggets also received Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, a 2012 second-round draft pick, a 2013 second-round draft pick, a 2014 first-round draft pick and cash considerations from the New York Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams (2/22/11) . . . Signed to a contract extension with Denver on 1/25/12.
COLLEGE: Averaged 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 27.1 minutes while starting 35 out of 37 games for the Ohio State Buckeyes as a freshman (2007-08) . . . Named postseason NIT MVP after Ohio State claimed the 2008 title . . . Named to the all-tournament team at the preseason NIT … Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Nov. 26 after averaging 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds . . . Led Ohio State in rebounds (247) and blocks (67) and was second on the team in total points (534) . . . Led Big Ten freshmen in rebounding (6.7 rpg), blocked shots (67), offensive rebounds (98) and defensive rebounds (149) . . . Among all Big Ten players, ranked fifth in rebounding (6.7 rpg) and scoring (14.4 ppg) and second in blocked shots (67) . . . Scored in double-figures 31 times . . . Recorded his first career double-double with 22 points and had a career-high 14 rebounds vs. VMI on 11/25 . . . Scored in double-figures in 12 consecutive games . . . Recorded a career-high five blocks vs. Cleveland State on 12/18 . . . Led Ohio State with 21 points, four blocks and two steals in a career-high 36 minutes at Indiana on 2/26 . . . Recorded 23 points and six rebounds vs. Massachusetts in the NIT title game on 4/3.