CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Toronto Raptors in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft ... Traded by the Toronto Raptors with Maceo Baston, T.J. Ford and Rasho Nesterovic to the Indiana Pacers for Nathan Jawai and Jermaine O'Neal on July 9, 2008 ... Acquired by the Lakers from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for a future second round draft pick on July 9, 2015. 2014-15:Appeared in 76 games (76 starts) for Indiana, averaging 10.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.64 blocks in 25.3 minutes per game … Ranked among league leaders in blocks (15th/1.64) and rebounds (40th/7.1) ... Led the team in rebounding ... Blocked multiple shots in 28 games with five or more seven times … Finished second among NBA centers while shooting a career-best 82.4% from the free throw line … Scored 10+ points in 40 games, recorded 20+ five times and led the team in scoring eight times while shooting 44.6% from the field … Recorded 18 doubledoubles, helping Indiana post a 12-6 record in those games … Grabbed 10+ rebounds 22 times and led the Pacers in rebounds a team-high 29 times … Notched 100th career double-double, scoring 12 points and setting a career-high with 14 defensive rebounds 1/17 at Charlotte … Fell one point shy of career high with a season-best 29 points (11-21 FG) 11/10 vs. Utah … Missed six total games due to injury … Sat out four games from 11/24-29 with a sprained left ankle, and was placed on the inactive list for games on 3/4 (rest) and 3/12 (sore right elbow) … Had only missed four games due to injury or illness in previous six NBA seasons. 2013-14: Appeared in 81 games (all starts) for the Pacers in his sixth NBA season, averaged 10.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.2 blocks in 29.7 minutes... Finished second in the NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting behind Chicago’s Joakim Noah... Named to the All-Defensive Second Team Playoffs: EC Finals vs. MIA: Finished with his second double-double of the series with10 points and 13 rebounds in Game 5…Went scoreless for the fourth time this postseason on 0-4 shooting with five rebounds and a block in 22 minutes…Added 16 points on 7-13 shooting in Game 3…Posted his first double-double of the playoffs with 12 points and 13 rebounds while tying a career-high with eight on the offensive glass in Game 2…Added 19 points, including a postseason-high nine free throws on 13 attempts to go with nine boards and three assists in Game 1... EC Semifinals vs. WSH: Averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 55 percent from the field…Scored 17 points on 6-12 shooting with nine rebounds and two blocks in Game 4…Finished with 14 points, five boards and three blocks in Game 3 at Washington…Exploded for 28 points on 10-13 from the field and 8-8 from the foul line with nine rebounds and two blocks in the Game 2 victory…Went scoreless and without a rebound while blocking two shots in 18 minutes of Game 1... First Round vs. ATL: Averaged 5.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 21.8 minutes per game…posted his best outing in Game 7 of the series with 13 points on 6-10 shooting with seven rebounds in 31 minutes…blocked five shots in Game 7 and was third on the team with nine in the series 2012-13: In the 2012-13 season he averaged 11.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, and 2.6 bpg and asserted himself as one of the top rebounders in the league... is 296 offensive boards were third most in the league and ranked as the third most in a single season in Pacers’ NBA history...One short of the team’s NBA record, he had a career-high 11 offensive boards vs. Milwaukee, 1/5...He claimed six or more rebounds at the offensive end 19 times, including three straight games in mid-March (3-13-16) when he totaled 22 against the Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers...Overall, he averaged a team-best 8.3 rpg, 20th in the NBA...He claimed 10 or more rebounds a team-high 31 times and snared a season-best 15 boards (one off his career-high) twice...He tied for the team lead with 23 points/rebounds double-doubles...He recorded a career-high four straight double-doubles from March 23 through March 28 and his average of 12.3 rpg in that stretch included 4.0 orpg...He had just the second points-rebounds-blocked shots triple-double in franchise history with a franchise record 11 blocked shots, 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. New Orleans, 11/21...He, Darnell Hillman and Jermaine O’Neal are the only Pacers to ever have double-digit blocked shots in a single game...On the season, he joined O’Neal as the only Pacers to ever have 200+ blocks in a season, ending the campaign with 206, second most in the NBA in 2012-13...He rejected four or more shots 20 times and had at least six on five occasions...After hitting the 20-point mark just two times in his first 62 appearances, he drilled 10-15 FG and 7-8 FT for 27 points in the Pacers’ win over Minnesota, 3/13...That was the first of his seven 20-point games the rest of the season...One short of his career-high, he canned 11 field goals three times in the season’s final seven games...He scored a season-best 28 points (two off his most ever in the NBA) in the win at Houston, 3/27, which was the first of five 20-point games in a span of six contests...His four straight 20-point games from March 30 through April 6 were his most consecutive 20-point games in the NBA...A career 48 percent shooter from the field in his first four NBA seasons, he started the 2012-13 season by making just 145-363 FG (.399) in his first 36 games...From that point on, he shot 240-496 (.484) and he made 10+ field goals four times in the last 17 games...One short of his most ever in the NBA, he connected on 11 field goals three times, all in his last nine appearances...Handing out over 100 assists for the fourth season in a row, he had a season-high four on six occasions and at least two in 31 games...Including a career-high tying three vs. Toronto, 11/13, he had multiple steals eight times and claimed a career-high 39 thefts on the season...Five of his eight games with more than one steal came in the season’s first 18 games...He was suspended for the game with the Clippers, 2/28, for his part in a scuffle during the game vs. Golden State, 2/26, and that was the only game he had missed until the finale against the 76ers. 2011-12: An NBA All-Star for the first time, he was the Pacers’ leading rebounder, shot blocker and field goal shooter with averages of 8.8 rpg and 1.97 bpg and a mark of 49.7 percent from the floor...he was second on the team with an average of 12.8 points per game...he ranked fifth in the NBA in blocked shots, 19th in rebounds and 20th in field goal accuracy...his averages for rebounding, blocked shots, points and his field goal percentage were all career-highs...he tied for 20th in the NBA with a team-high 22 double-doubles...one of just 11 players in the NBA to have accumulated 200+ offensive rebounds, his team-high 213 ranked eighth best in the league... averaging 3.28 orpg, he had four or more 26 times with a high of seven (tying his most ever in the NBA) four times...he had seven double-doubles in a span of eight games from 4/6 through 4/17 and his five straight games with double-doubles (4/11-4/17) was a career-best...his 17 rebounds and 13 defensive rebounds in the game vs. Boston, 4/7, were both career-highs...he scored in double figures in 49 of his 65 appearances, including a career-high 30 points in the Pacers’ win over New Orleans, 2/21...that was one of his six games with 20+ points on the season...he scored at least nine points in each of the team’s first 18 games, including a run of 10 or more points in a season-high 13 straight outings from 1/4 through 1/27...in those 13 games, he averaged 14.8 ppg and shot 83-16 FG (.509)...one of just three Indiana players to attempt 200+ free throws, he shot 170-239 FT (.711) and attempted 10 or more free throws five times—including a career-high tying 12 free throw attempts vs. New Orleans, 2/21...he shot 60+ percent from the floor 19 times, including a stretch of four in a row from 2/19 through 2/28...in that span, he shot a combined 28-40 FG (.700), including 11-17 FG in his 30-point game against the Hornets, 2/21...he scored the 3,000th point of his career vs. New York, 3/17, and pulled down the 1,500th rebound of his career vs. New Jersey, 1/31...the self-proclaimed best passing big man in the NBA, he averaged 1.7 assists per game and led the team in that department in five games...he dealt a season-high five assists twice and had at least two in 33 games...his 128 blocked shots in 2011-12 gave him 477 in his career, sixth on the Pacers’ all-time career list... he rejected three or more shots in 21 games, including a season-high five shots twice: in Houston, 4/1, and vs. Minnesota, 4/16...despite the shortened season, he had 30+ steals for a third consecutive season with 32...he had a season-high two steals four times...ending a streak of 112 consecutive starts, that included the end of the 2010- 11 regular season and the five-game playoff series with Chicago, he did not play in the Pacers’ next-to-last game vs. Detroit, 4/23...in 10 minutes of the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando, he had three points, three rebounds and an assist. 2010 -11: The Pacers’ top rebounder and shot-blocker in 2010-11, he was 31st in the NBA in rebounds and 11th in blocked shots with career-best averages of 7.5 rpg and 1.75 bpg...the third leading scorer on the team with a career-best 12.7 ppg, he was also third with 166 assists (2.05 apg)...early in the season he was considered by many to be among the top candidates for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award after he averaged 16.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.06 blocks per game in the first month of the season (16 games)...however, he averaged just 10.7 ppg with 6.7 rpg in the next 27 games...he started the season shooting over 51 percent (.514) in his first 21 games, but hit just 85-239 FG (.356) in the 22 games leading up to the Pacers’ coaching change...he re-emerged from his slump after Frank Vogel took over as head coach, averaging 13.2 ppg and 7.3 rpg in the team’s last 38 games... in those games, he shot 194-396 from the floor (.490) and hit 115-149 FT (.772)...he collected 10+ rebounds 23 times and had double-doubles in all but one of those games...his 22 double-doubles were the most on the team and he had seven in October and November, three in each of the next three months before having six in the final 23 games...including ties, he led the Pacers in scoring 10 times...after the coaching change, he scored 20 or more points six times, including a team-leading 24 points in coach Vogel’s debut vs. Toronto, 1/31...the only Indiana player to have at least two assists in each of the first nine games of the regular season, he had multiple assists 48 times...he topped the Pacers in assists (including ties) 11 times and the team was 8-3 in those games...his 1.75 blocks per game average was the highest by any Pacers’ player, other than Jermaine O’Neal, since Dale Davis rejected 1.80 bpg in 1992-93 and it was the highest average for a Pacers’ center since Rik Smits averaged 2.1 bpg in 1989-90...he missed one game (at Golden State, 1/19) with an upper respiratory infection... 2009-10: He capped the season with the best offensive game of his NBA career, leading the Pacers with a career-high 29 points on 10-16 FGS and 9-11 FTS at Washington, 4/14...through the first 29 games of the season, he averaged 9.4 ppg and had scored in double figures 11 times...he would score at least 10 points in all but 16 of the last 52 games and average 13.0 ppg in that span...one of the top field goal shooters in the NBA, he ranked 30th with a mark of 49.5 percent, which was tops among all Indiana players with more than 150 attempts...his first 20-point game of the season, vs. New Jersey, 12/11, included his first career 3-pt field goal (1-1) and he shot 3-6 from long range on the season...he recorded double-doubles in five of the first 10 games, and was second on the team with a total of nine double-doubles on the season...he averaged 5.7 rpg, which was second best on the team, and 19th best among NBA centers...he led the Pacers with 177 offensive rebounds, and his 2.2 orpg ranked 29th in the NBA...he led the Pacers with a career-high seven assists at New York, 1/3, and would match that figure twice more: vs. Philadelphia, 3/9, and vs. Houston, 4/4...his 1.62 bpg ranked 12th best in the NBA, and eighth best in the Eastern Conference... he rejected a career-high six shots three times, including both of the Pacers’ games vs. San Antonio...he also had six rejections at Boston, 12/22...he sat out the game vs. Washington, 3/24, with a TMJ sprain... 2008-09: Acquired in July, 2008, from Toronto along with TJ. Ford, Maceo Baston and Rasho Nesterovic in exchange for Jermaine O’Neal and the draft rights to Nathan Jawai, he played in 70 games and averaged 7.1 ppg with 3.5 rpg... as a starter, he averaged 9.0 ppg and 4.1 rpg in 42 games...in 28 games off the bench, he averaged 4.1 ppg and 2.5 rpg...in 42 starts, he shot 151-319 from the floor (.473) and 76-109 FTS (.697), compared to 47-101 FGS (.465) and 22-38 FTS (.579) as a reserve...second on the team with 76 blocked shots, his average of 3.62 blocks per 48 minutes played ranked sixth best among all NBA players with at least 50 appearances...his 76 blocked shots ranked third among NBA rookies, behind Brook Lopez of New Jersey (151) and Memphis’s Marc Gasol (90)...he scored a season-high 19 points in the Pacers’ two-point loss to New Orleans, 12/28...he was third on the team with 115 offensive rebounds and he claimed a season-high seven offensive boards at Atlanta, 4/10...after totaling 120 rebounds (2.7 rpg) in his first 44 games, he had 123 boards in his last 26 games (4.7 rpg)...he sat out 12 games, but missed only the game with Houston, 1/23, due to injury or illness (concussion).
COLLEGE: 2007-08: Selected as a Second Team Associated Press All-American and a First Team All-Big East selection as a senior, he led the Georgetown Hoyas in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots with averages of 13.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 2.2 bpg...he ranked third in the Big East Conference in both blocked shots and field goal percentage (.609)... he scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games...prior to his senior season he had never attempted a 3-pt FG, but was 3-3 from long distance in 2007-08...he helped the Hoyas tip off the season by scoring 23 points on 9-11 FG and 5-8 FT in a 68-53 win over William & Mary, 11/10...he averaged nearly two assists a game and had at least three assists seven times...he blocked 75 shots on the season and finished his career with 259 rejections, fourth on the Hoyas’ all-time career list...he finished his career 15th on Georgetown’s all-time career scoring list (1,476) and eighth on the school’s career rebounding list... 2006-07: An All-NCAA East Regional First Team selection, he was named to the All-Big East First Team and All-Big East Tournament Team...he led Georgetown in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and blocked shots (90), while ranking second in scoring (12.9 ppg)...he shot a career-best 67.1 percent from the field...he collected 11 double-doubles, including a career-high five in a row in postseason play, as he helped lead the Hoyas to the Final Four...he scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, for his fifth straight double-double in the Hoyas’ win in the East Regional Final vs. North Carolina and former Pacers teammate Tyler Hansbrough... with those 13 points, he became the 38th player in school history with 1,000 career points...he tied a career-high with six blocked shots and handed out a season-best four assists vs. the Tar Heels... 2005-06: Earning second team All-Big East honors, he was second on the team in scoring with an average of 11.6 ppg and he led the team in rebounds with 6.9 rpg, which ranked 14th in the Big East...he shot 59.0 percent from the floor (148-251) and led the team with 54 blocks, a 1.64 bpg average that ranked ninth in the Big East...he opened the season with back-to-back games of 20+ points, scoring 20 in the season opener at Navy and 23 points in a win at James Madison...those two performances garnered him a selection as Big East Player of the Week...he scored 16 points in a win over Oregon and went 6-6 from the line...his streak of 25-straight free throws made ended in the game vs. Stetson... 2004-05: He played in 32 games for the Hoyas, starting 17 contests and averaging 5.1 ppg and 3.5 rpg... he had a pair of double-doubles and ranked second on the team with 40 blocked shots...he had a season-high 15 points at Notre Dame and collected a season-high 14 boards at Syracuse...he rejected a season-best three shots four times and grabbed a season-high three steals vs. West Virginia...he dealt a career-high five assists vs. San Jose State...he scored on a last-second dunk to defeat Notre Dame, 1/23, which led to his first Big East Player of the Week honor.
PERSONAL: He averaged 19 points, 17 rebounds, six blocks and three assists as a senior at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was coached by former Hoya Dwayne Bryant...the Little Hoyas amassed a 16-4 record during his senior year and were co-champions of the Interstate Athletic Conference...in the 2004 Jordan Capital Classic, following their senior year in high school, he played with future Georgetown teammate Jeff Green, who now plays for the NBA’s Boston Celtics... in 2010, he started “Area 55,” a special fan section of 55 people in Bankers Life Fieldhouse that receive season tickets in return for a promise of being loud and enthusiastic during all game. Player Profile >