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NBA: Has five career 30+ scoring games and eight career double-doubles . . . Increased scoring average in each of first four NBA seasons . . . Selected to the Sophomore squad in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix (tallied six points and seven rebounds).


2012-13 (Denver): Appeared in 43 games (eight starts), averaging 13.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.05 steals in 25.1 minutes . . . Posted 21 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes vs. PHX on 4/17 . . . Scored 21 points (3-5 3FG) in 29 minutes at MIL on 4/15 . . . Had 18 points, nine rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes at DAL on 4/12 . . . Led Denver with 29 points, eight boards, four assists and two steals in 41 minutes vs. SAS on 4/10 . . . Had 21 points and six boards in 30 minutes vs. HOU on 4/6 … Posted 15 points, five rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes at SAS on 3/27 . . . Had career-high tying 35 points, nine boards, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes at CHI on 3/18 . . . Scored 24 points (9-12 FG) in 25 minutes vs. NYK on 3/13 . . . Tallied career-high tying 35 points (13-19 FG, 6-7 3FG) in 36 minutes vs. OKC on 3/1 . . . Posted 23 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes on vs. LAL on 2/25 . . . Scored 22 points in 28 minutes at WAS on 2/22 . . . Posted season-high 24 points (8-9 FG, 5-5 3FG) in 19 minutes vs. CHI on 2/7 . . . Grabbed season-high 10 boards to go with seven points and two blocks in 21 minutes vs. MIL on 2/5 . . . Registered 20 points to go with six boards and three steals in 24 minutes at HOU on 1/23 . . . Returned after missing past 30 games due to injury to post a season-high 14 points to go with six rebounds and a career-high tying three steals in 21 minutes vs. GSW on 1/13 . . . Missed 35 games due to hip injury, two games due to groin injury and two games due to left shoulder 1st degree AC separation.


2011-12 (Denver): After returning from a stint in China, played in a total of eight games for the Nuggets (6 starts) and tallied 9.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 26.9 minutes . . . Scored six points in 19 minutes at CHA on 3/30 . . . Had 13 points and eight boards in 33 minutes at TOR on 3/28 . . . Tallied seven points, seven boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes at CHI on 3/26 . . . Posted 12 points, six boards and a season-high five assists at MIN on 3/25 . . . Scored 13 points in 27 minutes at UTA on 3/23 . . . Posted 11 points and 10 boards in 33 minutes vs. DET on 3/21 . . . Had 13 points and four boards in 28 minutes vs. DAL on 3/19 . . . Re-signed as restricted free agent with Denver on 3/18/12 . . . Played in 7 games from 3/19 to 3/30 before playing in only one of the teams final 14 games due to a hip strain.


2010-11 (New York; Denver): Appeared in 72 total games (49 starts), averaging 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.31 blocks in 33.3 minutes . . . Appeared in 21 games with Denver, averaging 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes . . . Recorded his highest scoring output as a Nugget in the season finale, with a 27 point performance on 10-20 shooting at Utah . . . Rejected a career-high six blocks in 35 minutes vs. San Antonio on 3/23 . . . Posted 16 points, a career-high-tying three steals (7th time), two assists and two blocks in 29 minutes vs. Charlotte on 3/2 … Made his Nuggets debut vs. Boston on 2/24, pitching in 16 points (3-4 3FG) and five rebounds … Acquired from New York on 2/22 as a part of an 13-player trade involving Denver, New York and Minnesota . . . Appeared in 51 games (30 starts) with the Knicks this season, averaging 16.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 1.37 bpg . . . Scored 20+ points 17 times and 30+ once as a Knick . . . Recorded five double-doubles with New York, including two of the 20/10 variety . . . Missed three games (1/28-2/11) with a left calf injury . . . Scored a season-high 31 points (13-19 FG) vs. San Antonio on 1/4 … Totaled 27 points on a season-high five 3FG makes (5-9) vs. Denver on 12/12 . . . Dished out a career-high seven assists to go along with five blocks at Minnesota on 11/12 . . . Recorded 22 points and a season-high 16 rebounds vs. Portland on 10/30/10.


2009-10 (New York): Averaged career-high 15.3 points (third on team), career-high-tying 5.4 rebounds and shot career-high .479 (412-860) over 35.7 minutes in 65 games (64 starts) . . . Season Highs: Points: 35 (2/9 vs. Sacramento); Assists: 6 (1/7 vs. Charlotte); Rebounds: 17 (1/1 at Atlanta) . . . Shot 40-150 (.267) 3FG . . . Led Knicks in scoring seven times, rebounds seven times, assists four times . . . Had 15 20+ scoring games and one 30+ effort (a career-high 35 on 2/9 vs. Kings), with four double-doubles and two 20/10 games . . . Recorded career highs in scoring (15.3), minutes (35.7, 36th in NBA), FG percentage (.479) and FT percentage (.806) . . . Scored a career-high 35 points (15-23 FG) in an overtime loss vs. Sacramento on 2/9, with 23 points coming after halftime . . . Scored 2,000th career point vs. Philadelphia on 1/13 . . . Recorded 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in season-high 48 minutes at Atlanta on 1/1 . . . Missed two games due to personal reasons . . . Missed the final 15 games of the season with a sore left groin (Inactive nine times) . . . Underwent left ankle arthroscopy on 4/14 to clean out scar tissue, and underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia on 5/14.


2008-09 (New York): Over 82 games (70 starts), averaged 14.4 points and 5.4 rebounds and shot .432 FG over 33.4 minutes per game . . . Only Knick to play in all 82 games, after playing in just 35 games as a rookie . . . Shot 103-314 (.328) 3FG after going just 9-30 (.300) as a rookie . . . Led Knicks with 75 total blocks, while his 0.91 bpg ranked 34th in NBA . . . Fifth in scoring among NBA second-year players (14.4), sixth among NBA sophomores in rebounding (5.4) . . . Increased scoring average by 7.1 points (from 7.3 to 14.4), tying Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young (from 8.2 to 15.3) for the highest increase among all NBA players . . . Led Knicks in scoring 10 times, rebounds three times, assists three times . . . Authored 16 20+ scoring games and two 30+ games . . . Had three double-doubles, all in five-game span from 3/13-3/21/09 . . . Played for victorious Sophomore squad in 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix on 2/13 (six points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes) . . . Paced win at Memphis on 11/12 with 27 points (11-12 FG, 4-4 3FG) . . . Keyed win over defending champion Celtics on 1/4 with 31 points . . . Scored 27 points (11-20 FGA) in career-high 49 minutes in OT loss at L.A. Clippers on 2/11 . . . Season-high 32 points (6-10 3FG) in win vs. Toronto on 2/20 . . . Shot 11-15 FG and 4-4 3FG (26 points) at Chicago on 4/7 . . . Underwent surgery on 6/3 to remove bone spurs from left ankle.


2007-08 (New York): As a rookie over 35 games (16 starts), averaged 7.3 points and shot .438 FG over 19.6 minutes per game . . . Led Knicks in scoring twice, rebounds once . . . Had 11 10+ scoring games (one 20+ game) and one double-double . . . Placed on the Inactive List 21 times . . . DNP-CD 25 times . . . Only game missed due to injury was season finale at Indiana on 4/16 due to a sprained left knee . . . After appearing in just seven of Knicks first 49 games (Nov. 2-Feb. 6), saw action in 28 of campaign's last 33 contests (2/8-4/16/08), responding with 8.3 points and .442 (96-217) FG over 22.6 minutes in those 28 games . . . Started 15 of Knicks final 21 games . . . Scored a season-high 23 points in season-high 44 minutes vs. Orlando on 4/6 . . . Totaled 19 points (8-9 FG) and nine rebounds at Detroit on 4/8, scoring all 19 points in first half.


PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in 11 career playoff games (all with Denver). 2013: Played in six games (all starts) in Denver's first-round series against the Golden State Warriors, averaging 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 34.2 minutes . . . Recorded first career playoff double-double with 11 points and career playoff-high 13 rebounds in Game 1 . . . Made 5-of-11 3-pointers and finished with career playoff-high 19 points. 2011 (Denver): Played in all five games (2 starts), averaging 4.8 ppg, and 4.4 rpg in 23.0 minutes . . . Posted a career playoff-high nine points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes in Game 1 at Oklahoma City on 4/17/11 . . . Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in 23 minutes in Game 5 at Oklahoma City on 4/27/11.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the New York Knicks in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft . . . Traded from New York to Denver along with 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 in exchange for Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman and Shelden Williams; the Nuggets also received Kosta Koufos from Minnesota in exchange for a 2015 second-round draft pick (2/22/11) . . . Signed contract extension with Denver on 3/18/12.


COLLEGE: Averaged 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.46 blocks over 31.1 minutes in two seasons at DePaul, shooting .445 in starting 52 of his 59 career games . . . 2006 Big East All-Rookie as a freshman, 2007 Second Team All-Big East as a sophomore . . . Unanimous Big East All-Rookie Team pick following freshman year in 2005-06 . . . Averaged 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds in 25 games (20 starts) . . . Career-high 26 points vs. Seton Hall, Feb. 25, 2006 . . . Career best 16 rebounds at Dayton, Dec. 10, 2005 (highest total for a DePaul freshman since future Knicks teammate Quentin Richardson had 16 vs. St. Louis; Feb. 11, 1999) . . . In sophomore (final) season of 2006-07, averaged 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.38 blocks -- all team highs . . . Played over 31.7 minutes in 34 games (32 starts), earning Second Team All-Big East Honors . . . Career-high-tying 26 points in first-round NIT matchup vs. Hofstra, Mar. 14, 2007.


INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2011 (China): Played for Zhejiang Guangsha in China for the Chinese Basketball Association, averaging 26.6 points and 11.6 rebounds in 32 games.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: May 10, 1987
From: DePaul University
Draft: 1st Round (23rd pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Denver Nuggets 2011 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2010 - 2010
  Denver Nuggets 2010 - 2010
  New York Knicks 2007 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: DePaul/USA

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