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Background

As A Professional:
One of the game’s premier three-point artists is currently in his second Knicks season (seventh NBA campaign)...Led the NBA with a .472 three-point percentage in 2011-12, the second-best single season mark in Knicks club history...Knicks are his fifth NBA team (Rockets, Clippers, Mavericks, Spurs)...Career averages of 4.9 ppg and .454 shooting over 11.5 mpg in 279 games (four starts)...Career .436 shooter from Downtown (347-795 3PT FGA)...Two career 100-plus home run seasons (119 for Clippers in 2008-09, career-high 133 for Knicks in 2011-12)...Has recorded two career four-point plays (both for Knicks in 2011-12)...Career .875 FT shooter (63-72 FTA)...Has ranked in NBA Top 20 in 3PT percentage twice (19th in 2008-09 with .416 for Clippers, first in 2011-12 with .472 for Knicks).....Has six career 20-plus scoring games, (four for Clippers in 2008-09, two for Knicks in 2011-12)...Has made four career regular season NBA starts (one as a rookie with Rockets in 2006-07, three with Clippers in 2008-09), plus an additional start in Playoffs (Game Three vs. Miami in 2012)...Last regular season start came on Apr. 7, 2009 for Clippers vs. Wolves (0 pts, 0-9 FGA, 27 mins); has come off the bench in each of his last 141 regular season games...Has spent parts of two seasons in NBA D-League: Played with Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2007-08 (nine games, 18.3 ppg) and with Reno Bighorns in 2010-11 (two games, 18.5 ppg)...Has averaged 2.2 ppg with 6-10 from Downtown in nine career Playoff games (five for Knicks with one start in 2012).

Career Transactions:
Selected by Houston in second round (32nd overall) of 2006 NBA Draft...Traded to Clippers for future considerations, Aug. 6, 2008...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2010; signed with Dallas, Sep. 23, 2010...Waived by Dallas, Jan. 5, 2011...Signed with San Antonio, Mar. 4, 2011; re-signed, Dec. 15, 2011...Waived by San Antonio, Dec. 19, 2011; claimed off waivers by New York, Dec. 21, 2011...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2012; re-signed with New York on Jul. 12, 2012.

2011-12 (Knicks): In his first Knicks season, well-traveled veteran blossomed as game-changing long range threat and one of League’s most proficient sixth men...Led the NBA with .472 shooting from three-point range (133-282 3PT FGA)...Over 54 games off the bench, Steve averaged 8.8 ppg with .478 overall shooting (161-337 FGA) over 18.9 mpg...Went 22-26 FTA (.846); had just 46 total FTA in five prior NBA seasons...Season Highs: Points: 25* (Apr. 17 vs. Boston): Assists: 2 (Apr. 17 vs. Boston); Rebounds: 6, twice; 3PT FG: 8* (Apr. 17 vs. Boston)...Established career highs in scoring average (8.8), minutes per game (18.9) and 3PT FGM (133, second career 100-plus home run season)...Had two 20-plus scoring efforts; led Knicks in scoring three times...Appeared in just 12 of season’s first 24 games (Dec. 25-Feb. 4), then played in each of the campaign’s final 42 games (Feb. 6-Apr. 26)...Scored 1,000th career point at Toronto, Feb. 14...Did not miss a game due to injury; DNP (CD) 12 times...Finished 14th in media balloting for 2011-12 KIA NBA Most Improved Player award, won by Orlando’s Ryan Anderson...ON THE LEADER BOARD: Led the NBA in 3PT FG percentage with .472 (133-282 3PT FGA)...Became just the second Knick to lead NBA in three-point percentage, joining Campy Russell in 1981-82 (.439 on 25-57 from Downtown)...Recorded the second-best single-season 3PT percentage figure in Knicks club history (.472), topped only by Hubert Davis’ .476 (127-267) in 1995-96; based on minimum 41 3PT FGM...The Downtown Story: Connected from three-point range in 47 of his 54 games...Had eight three-homer games, eight four-homer games, six five-homer games, one six-homer game, and nailed a career-high eight three-pointers (one shy of Knicks mark) on Apr. 17 vs. Celtics en route to career-high 25 points...Recorded two four-point plays (first of career): on Feb. 15 vs. Sacramento (fouled by Travis Outlaw) and on Apr. 17 vs. Boston (fouled by Avery Bradley)...Established single-game career-highs for both 3PT FGM (8 vs. Celtics, Apr. 17) and 3PT FGA (12 at Cleveland, Apr. 20) within four-day span in season’s final week...Went 43-90 (.478) from three-point range in March; his 43 3PT FGM during the month tied for third in NBA (with Clippers’ Randy Foye) behind Minnesota’s Kevin Love (48) and Orlando’s Ryan Anderson (44)...Went 5-12 FGA (all from Downtown) on Apr. 20 at Cleveland, setting Knicks club record for most FGA in a game, all three-pointers (broke old mark of 11 by Jamal Crawford vs. Lakers, Mar. 29, 2005)...Key Games: .Main factor in win over Jazz, Feb. 6, with 19 points (7-10 FGA, 5-8 from Downtown) in 18 minutes...Game-turning factor in win at Minnesota with 15 points (5-10 FGA, 4-6 from Downtown) and season-high six rebounds, Feb. 11. Nailed two three-point FG during Knicks’ game-deciding 12-4 run over game’s final 3:03...Spearheaded comeback win over Mavs, Feb. 19, with 14 points (5-7 FGA, 4-5 from Downtown); scored all 14 of his points in fourth qtr as Knicks rallied from 12 down...Key figure in comeback win over Cavs, Feb. 29, with 17 points (6-9 FGA, 5-8 from Downtown). Nailed five 3PT FG over a 6:02 span in second half as Knicks rallied from 17 down...Scored 20 points (7-11 FGA, 6-10 from Downtown) in win over Blazers in Mike Woodson’s debut as head coach, Mar. 14....Poured in a career-high 25 points (8-10 FGA, all from Downtown) in win over Celtics, Apr. 17. Eight 3PT FGM were a career high, a Knicks season high and one shy of Knicks’ single-game mark...Went 5-12 FGA (all from Downtown) for 15 points at Cleveland, Apr. 20. Set Knicks club record for most FGA in a game, all three-pointers and notched single-game career-high 3PT FGA (12)...Logged season-high 32 bench minutes in season finale win at Charlotte, Apr. 26 (9 pts, 3-6 from Downtown).

In The Playoffs:
Appeared in his third career post-season and averaged 2.4 ppg on 4-9 FGA (.444) over 19.0 ppg in five games (one start) vs. Miami...Went 4-7 (.571) from Downtown and finished second on 2012 NBA Playoff leader board in 3PT percentage (.571, to Spurs’ Stephen Jackson, 26-43, .605)...Connected from three-point range in three of the five games...Logged a career Playoff high 24 bench minutes in Game One, with series-high six points (2-2 from Downtown)...Career Playoff-high five rebounds (with three points) in Game Two...Made first career Playoff start in Game Three, going scoreless (0-2 FGA) with two rebounds in 22 minutes.

Year-By-Year:
2006-07 (Rockets): As a rookie, averaged 1.5 ppg over 5.5 mpg in 35 games (one start)...Listed as inactive 18 times, DNP (CD) 29 times...Listed as inactive in all seven games of Rockets’ first round loss to Jazz.

2007-08 (Rockets-D-League): In second Rockets season, averaged 3.9 ppg over 7.5 minutes in 35 games...Went 34-71 (.479) overall from Downtown, 15-25 (.600) over season’s final five games...Listed as inactive 31 times and was a DNP (CD) 15 times...Hit game-winning three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left in Rockets’ 89-87 win over Kings, Feb. 13, 2008...Played nine games with D-League Rio Grande Vipers (18.3 ppg)...Notched 2.7 ppg in three Playoff games vs. Jazz.

2008-09 (Clippers): In career-high 71 games (three starts) with Clippers, averaged 6.9 ppg over 16.4 mpg...Went 119-286 from Downtown (.416) and ranked 19th in NBA in 3PT percentage..Had four 20-plus scoring games...Scored then- career-high 23 points (6-8 from Downtown) to lead Clippers to OT win over Knicks, Feb. 11, 2009 (same game Baron Davis had 20 assists)...Nailed three-point bomb at the buzzer to cap 7-for-11 night from Downtown (21 pts) and lift Clippers to 107-105 win over Nets, Mar. 15, 2009...Did not miss action due to injury.

2009-10 (Clippers): In 54 games off the bench, averaged 2.1 ppg over 6.7 mpg...Went 22-71 (.310) from Downtown...Four double-figure scoring games...Did not miss action due to injury.

2010-11 (Mavericks-Spurs-D-League): Split season with Dallas and San Antonio, also spent time in D-League...Came off the bench in 30 total games with 3.5 ppg and career-high .522 shooting (35-67 FGA) over 7.2 mpg...Shot a career-best .565 from Downtown (26-46)...Played in seven games for Mavs, 23 for Spurs...Waived by Dallas, Jan. 5, 2011; signed with San Antonio, Mar. 4, 2011...Season-high 19 points (6-10 FGA, 5-8 from Downtown) in Spurs’ win over Bobcats, Mar. 19...Played with Reno Bighorns in D-League (two games, 18.5 ppg) prior to signing with Spurs...Appeared in one Playoff game, logging scoreless six bench minutes (didn’t shoot) in first round Game Four loss to Grizzlies, Apr. 25, 2011.

As A Collegian:
Averaged 12.4 ppg and 4.2 rpg over four-year collegiate career...Marquette’s all-time career leader with 354 career three-pointers (354-768, .461 from Downtown)...Finished college career in 10th place on school’s all-time point list (1,567), and as Marquette’s all-time free throw percentage leader (.931, 243-261 FTA)...Averaged a career-high 17.5 as a senior in 2005-06, earning unanimous First-Team All-Big East selection...Set career highs in points (41) and rebounds (16) vs. UConn on Jan. 3, 2006...Named Great Alaska Shootout MVP...As a freshman in 2002-03, earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors and named C-USA Sixth Man of the Year.

Community Corner:
Joined Baron Davis, Jerome Jordan, Jeremy Lin and Mike Bibby to host 25 children from Garden of Dreams Foundation for a bus tour through Manhattan and an afternoon of fun and games at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square to help celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week, Jan. 30, 2012...Joined the rest of his teammates along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 13th annual Knicks Bowl at Chelsea Piers, Mar. 2, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $1.9 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: June 13, 1983
From: Marquette University
Draft: 2nd Round (32nd pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2012 - 2013
  San Antonio Spurs 2011 - 2011
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Marquette/USA

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