2010-11: Appeared in 78 games (all starts) averaging
14.1 points (.473 FG, .347 3FG, .702 FT), 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.38 steals in 32.8 minutes per game…Scored 10-plus points a team-leading 66 times, 20-plus points 12 times and 30-plus points twice…Grabbed 10-plus boards four times while recording four double-doubles (points/rebounds)…Led the team in scoring 18 times, rebounds seven times and assists eight times…His 14.1 points per game ranked tied for second in team scoring…Played in his 600th career game vs. New York (11/28)…Recorded his 8,000th career point vs. Dallas (1/17)…Recorded his 3,000th career rebound at Milwaukee (2/5)…Led the Pistons in minutes per game with 32.8…Scored a season-high 31 points including a career-high tying 13 field goals made vs. New York (11/28)…Dished out a season-high eight assists and blocked a season-high three shots vs. New Orleans (12/19)…Pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds vs. Phoenix (1/22)…Tallied a season-high 47 minutes vs. New Orleans (12/19)…Scored 1,000-plus points for the sixth time in his career…Averaged 15.6 points on 52% shooting in 29 Pistons wins compared to 13.2 points on 45% shooting in Pistons losses…Scored 15.5 points per game and grabbed 5.0 rebounds per game in home games compared to 12.7 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game in road contests…Led the Pistons in scoring for the month of January where he averaged
a season-best 15.5 points per game…Missed one game with an upset stomach at Philadelphia (2/25), DNP-CD vs. Utah (2/26) and missed two games with a sore SI joint (3/1-3/2).
PRO CAREER: DRAFTED: Selected by Detroit in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft. TRANSACTIONS: Re-signed to a multi-year contract by Detroit (12/9/11). HONORS: Was selected to the USA Senior National Team that recorded a 10-0 record and won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2007 and went 8-0 to win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Bejing, China…Averaged 4.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in eight games during the 2008 Olympic Games…Named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008)…Member of Detroit’s 2004 NBA Championship Team. CAREER AVERAGES/MILESTONES: Ended the 2010-11 NBA season with career averages of 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 33.4 minutes in 661 games…Has made the NBA playoffs in seven of his nine seasons with Detroit…Has scored 30-plus points seven times in his nine-year career. YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: 2009-10 (Detroit): Appeared in 49 games (all starts), fewest since his rookie season, averaging 13.5 points (.486 FG, .370 3FG), 5.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 0.70 steals in 34.0 minutes per game…Missed 32 games during the season due to injury…Missed 26 games with a small ruptured disc in his lower back (11/3-12/23) and six games with a sore left knee (1/11-1/20)…Had a consecutive games played streak of 497 and consecutive games started streak of 439 snapped vs. Orlando (11/3)…His 497 consecutive games played ranked second among current NBA players (behind Portland’s Andre Miller) and third all-time in franchise history behind Terry Tyler [574 (10/13/78 – 4/14/85)] and Bill Laimbeer [561 (2/17/82 – 1/27/89)]…His consecutive games started streak of 439 games led the NBA prior to being snapped…Scored 10-plus points 37 times and 20-plus points on seven occasions…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds twice and recorded two double-doubles (points/rebounds)…Led the team in scoring 10 times, assists 11 times and rebounds six times…Scored a season-high 29 points (season-high 13-22 FG) with a season-high 10 rebounds and three assists in a season-high 45 minutes vs. Houston (3/7)…Also grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at L.A. Clippers (2/24)…Dished out a season-high eight assists twice [at Golden State (2/27) and vs. Cleveland (3/16)]…Averaged 17.3 points (.538 FG) over the last seven games of the season in April…Scored in double-figures in 10 of the last 11 games of the year, including three 20-plus point performances…Averaged 17.4 points and shot 56.7% from the field in wins (12) compared to 12.2 points and 30.2% from the field in losses (37)…Missed one game tending to a personal
matter on 4/7 vs. Atlanta. 2008-09 (Detroit): Appeared in 82 games (all starts) averaging 14.2 points (.450 FG, career-high .397 3FG, .778 FT), a career-high 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in a career-high 37.3 minutes per game…Among NBA leaders, ranked T20th in minutes per game (37.3 mpg)…Was the only Pistons player to start all 82 regular-season games and played in all 82 games for the sixth consecutive season…Recorded his fifth consecutive season with 1,000-plus points (1,163)…Led the team in scoring 13 times, rebounds 15 times and assists 10 times…Ranked third on the team in scoring (14.2 ppg) and fourth in rebounds (5.8 rpg)…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 12 times, including a career-high 16 rebounds at Golden State (11/13)…Recorded a career-high 11 double-doubles [10 points/rebounds, 1 points/assists] which ranked third on the team and was the most since he recorded five during the 2006-07 season…Recorded 5-plus assists 17 times, including a career-high 12 assists vs. L.A. Clippers (3/20)…Played a career-high-tying 55 minutes at Houston (3/18)…Scored his 5,000th career NBA point at Charlotte (1/12)…Played his 500th career NBA game at Milwaukee (2/7). 2007-08 (Detroit): Appeared in 82 games (all starts) averaging 13.2 points (.448 FG, .363 3FG, .768 FT), 4.9 rebounds and a career-high 3.3 assists in 32.9 minutes per game…In 17 playoff games (all starts) averaged
13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 39.5 minutes per game…Made a game-saving block on Hedo Turkoglu in Game 5 of the second round vs. Orlando (5/13)…Was named NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the fourth consecutive season…Among NBA league leaders ranked 20th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.95-to-1)…Recorded his fourth consecutive season with 1,000-plus points (1,080)…Scored 20-plus points 15 times (Pistons 13-2 in those games) and 30-plus points once...Scored a career-high 34 points (13-23 FG, 1-4 3FG, 7-7 FT) in 44 minutes at Miami (11/1). 2006-07 (Detroit): Appeared in 82 games (all starts) averaging 14.3 points (.460 FG, career-high .386 3FG, .768 FT), 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.67 blocks in 36.6 minutes per game…Recorded his third consecutive season with 1,000-plus points (1,171)…Ranked third on the team in scoring (14.3 ppg) and fourth in rebounds (5.2 rpg)…Scored 20-plus points 14 times (Pistons 12-2 in those games) and 30-plus points four times…Made a single-season career-high 81 three-point field goals, including a career-high six in one game vs. New York (12/1). 2005-06 (Detroit): Appeared in 82 games (all starts) averaging 14.1 points (.455 FG, .350 3FG, .765 FT), 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.48 blocks in 35.3 minutes per game…In 18 playoff games (all starts), averaged 16.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 41.4 minutes…Scored a playoff career-high 29 points (11-17 FG) in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Miami (5/31)…Played a career-high 55 minutes vs. Washington (11/25). 2004-05 (Detroit): Appeared in 82 games (all starts), averaging a career-high 14.7 points (14.7) (career-high .487 FG, .341 3FG, career-high .807 FT)…Started all 25 playoff games for the club, averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.04 steals in 40.9 minutes per game…Ranked fifth among small forwards in field goal percentage…Finished third in the NBA’s Most Improved Award voting, improving in almost every statistical catergory – including points, rebounds, assists, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and minutes played…Recorded his first 1,000-point season and finished with 1,206 total points. 2003-04 (Detroit): Appeared in 82 games (80 starts), averaging 10.3 points (.467 FG, .363 3FG, .766 FT), 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.77 steals, 0.84 blocks and 32.9 minutes…Recorded a playoff career-high-tying four blocks three times, including the spectacular game-saving block of a Reggie Miller break away lay-up in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Indiana…Ranked third among second-year forwards in scoring and first in field goal percentage. 2002-03 (Detroit): Appeared in 42 games (five starts) averaging 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 10.4 minutes…Appeared in 15 playoff games, averaging 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 25.5 minutes…Scored game-tying bucket vs. Philadelphia in Game 2 of the conference semifinals with 4.2 seconds remaining and then scored seven of his then-playoff-career-high 20 points in overtime to give the Pistons a 104-97 win.
COLLEGE: Named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press as a junior and Third Team as a senior…Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name from consideration…
Three-time Kentucky Team MVP…Finished seventh in Kentucky history in scoring (1,775 points), second
in three-point field goals made (204) and attempted (621) and fifth in blocks (142)…In 135 career-college games, averaged 13.1 points on 45.7% (648-1,419 FG) shooting, with 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists…As a senior, named First Team All-SEC and Second Team All-America by the NABC…Led the Cats in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg)…Scored a career-high 41 points against Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament, the highest single-game total in the 2002 Tournament…As a junior, made the 10-member Wooden All-America team and was named to NABC’s third team…Swept AP and Coaches 2001 SEC Player of the Year honors…Made first-team All-SEC in both polls…Became the 48th member of UK’s prestigious 1,000-point club…Earned SEC Tournament MVP honors…Was a Second Team All-SEC pick by league coaches as a sophomore.