HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent July 15, 2012. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Second-round draft choice (39th overall) by New York in 2010; July 11, 2012: Signed an offer sheet with Toronto; July 15, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Toronto. CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2014-15 season
2011-12 SEASON: Posted averages of 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 28.7 minutes in 66 games (62 starts) ... Only Knick to appear in all 66 contests ... Scored in double figures 40 times, grabbed double-digits in rebounds three times and had two double-doubles ... Led team in rebounding six times and assists on seven occasions ... Recorded seven games with at least three steals ... Equalled career high with seven assists Apr. 26 at Charlotte ... Shot seven-of-eight from the floor en route to 18 points Apr. 22 at Atlanta ... Tallied 18 points on nine-for-12 for the field at Milwaukee on Mar. 9 ... Finished with 16 points and four rebounds in 19 minutes in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 24 at All-Star Weekend in Orlando ... Posted a double-double Feb. 20 vs. New Jersey with 10 points and a season-best 11 boards ... Had 15 points and 10 rebounds, with five assists, Feb. 15 at Sacramento on his way to his first double-double of the season ... Totalled eight points, seven rebounds and a career high-tying seven assists at the Air Canada Centre on Feb. 14 ... Tallied 19 points on eight-of-10 shooting from the floor at Minnesota on Feb. 11 ... Posted 18 points with a career-best five steals Jan. 31 at Detroit ... Had 18 points and tied career best with seven assists Jan. 21 at Denver ... Scored his season high of 21 points at Sacramento on Dec. 31.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has averaged 9.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 30.0 minutes in 148 games (143 starts) ... Owns postseason averages of 4.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 41.3 minutes ... Teamed with New York assistant GM Allan Houston and WNBA’s New York Liberty’s Cappie Pondexter to win Haier Shooting Stars completion at 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando ... 2010-11: Lone Knick to appear in all 82 games (81 starts); averaged 9.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 31.0 minutes, shooting .497 from the field ... Was 86-219 (.393) from three-point range to set a Knicks rookie record; also set a club rookie mark with 86 made threes ... Had two 20+ scoring games and 11 double-doubles ... Led Knicks in rebounds 22 times ... Ranked among Top Ten on NBA Rookie Leader Board in virtually every stat category, including second in 3PT FG pct. (.393), sixth in scoring (9.7), fifth in rebounding (6.4), ninth in assists (1.9), fifth in FG pct. (.497), fifth in FT pct. (.769), sixth in steals (0.98) and third in minutes (31.0) ... Was a T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team selection with 56 points in media voting, third behind Clippers’ Blake Griffin (58) and Wizards’ John Wall (57) ... Named T-Mobile Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for both November and December ... then became first Knick to win multiple ROTM honours since Mark Jackson (three times in 1987-88) ... Saw his only action as a reserve Mar. 26 at Charlotte contributing 16 points in 34 minutes ... Went seven-for-eight from the field (two-for-three from three-point range) for 16 points at Memphis on Mar. 9 ... Scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 starting minutes for Rookie squad at T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at NBA All-Star 2011 at Los Angeles on Feb 18 ... Recorded a double-double Feb. 6 vs. Philadelphia with a career-high 25 points (10-13 FGA, five-of-seven from three) and 10 rebounds ... Totalled 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists Jan. 27 vs. Miami; became first Knicks rookie to have at least 13 rebounds and six assists in a game since Walt Frazier (15 points and 15 assists) vs. Sixers on Feb 10, 1968 (last game ever at Garden III) ... Had 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Chicago on Dec 25 ... Produced a double-double effort in 2OT win at Detroit on Nov 28 with 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in career-high 51 minutes ... Grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds to go with 21 points (10-15 FG) at Denver on Nov. 16; highest rebound total for NYK rookie since Patrick Ewing (17) vs. Nets, March 1, 1986 ... Made pro debut (11 points in 30 minutes) in Opening Night win at Toronto on Oct 27; teamed with Timofey Mozgov to become first pair of Knicks Opening Night rookie starters since Patrick Ewing and Kenny Walker in 1985 ... Playoffs: Averaged 1.8 points in 17.8 minutes, starting all four games vs. Boston in NBA Playoff debut ... Logged series high 22 minutes in Game Three with two points, four rebounds and three assists ... In Game One, became first Knick rookie to start a playoff game since John Wallace in Game Seven of East Semis vs. Miami (May 18, 1997).
COLLEGE CAREER: Compiled four-year averages of 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and .463 shooting in 23.6 minutes over 129 games (65 starts) at Stanford ... After averaging 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in first three seasons (97 games), blossomed into All-Pac-10 First Team selection as a senior in 2009-10 averaging 22.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 36.3 minutes in 32 games (all starts) ... Led Pac-10 in scoring (22.0, eighth in nation) and rebounding (8.8) ... Scored in double-figures in all 32 games, first Stanford player since Adam Keefe in 1991-92 (29 games) ... His 704 points in senior year marked third-highest single-season total in school history ... Had 23 career 20+ scoring games, 21 as a senior ... Won Hank Luisetti Award (Stanford team MVP) as a senior ... Named to 2009-10 U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District Team and National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 20 First Team ... Scored a career-high 35 points (13-18 FGA) at UCLA on Feb 4, 2010. Player Profile >