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Appeared in 27 games (15 starts) for Miami and Memphis…averaged 3.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.9 minutes…shot .528 from the field…began the season with the Heat where he played in seven games (one start) with averages of 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.1 minutes…was traded to Memphis on Feb. 16…in 20 games (14 starts) for the Grizzlies, averaged 4.6 points on .548 shooting from the field and 4.5 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game…scored in double figures twice.
Owns career averages of 5.5 points on .533 shooting from the field, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 17.8 minutes over 683 games (45 starts) over his 14-year career with Denver, New Orleans, Miami and Memphis…has shot at least 50 percent from the field in 10 of his 14 seasons, including each of the last eight…his career high in consecutive games with a block is 21 (Nov. 11-Dec. 25, 2009)…has 264 multi-block games…owns the Heat postseason single-game record for most field goals made in a game without a miss (7-7 vs. Indiana, May 22, 2013)…in the 2014-15 season, appeared in 60 games (20 starts) for the Heat and averaged 5.3 points (.580 FG%, .667 FT%), 5.0 rebounds, 1.02 blocks and 18.9 minutes…officially missed 17 games due to injury/illness and was a DNP-CD on five occasions (four of which he dressed despite being injured)…sat out five games (Nov. 2-9) with a left rib contusion…missed eight games (Nov. 25-Dec. 12) with a sprained right ankle…sat out two games (Jan. 16 and Feb. 28) due to illness…sat out one game (Mar. 27) with a left calf contusion…ranked 39th in the NBA in blocks per game…started a career-high 20 games after starting just 10 times in his previous 12 seasons…ranked second on the team in blocks (61) and dunks (52), third in offensive rebounds (76) and fourth in defensive (223) and total (299) rebounds…topped the Heat in blocks 17 times, in rebounds seven times, in steals five times and in assists once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench three times and also topped the Heat reserves in blocks a team-high 26 times, in rebounds a team-high 19 times, in assists and steals on five occasions each and in minutes once…scored in double figures on 11 occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds three times…posted one double-double…on two occasions (Mar. 7-11 and Apr. 11-13) he hit 10 consecutive field goal attempts, tied for the second longest streak on the Heat in 2014-15…connected on his 1,000th career free throw against Indiana on Jan. 23…played in his 600th career game at Atlanta on Nov. 14…matched his career highs in both points (18) and field goals made (8) and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Brooklyn on Mar. 11…season highs were 18 points (vs. Brooklyn, Mar. 11), 14 rebounds (vs. Brooklyn, Mar. 11), four assists (vs. New Orleans, Feb. 21), three blocks (five times), two steals (six times) and 29:30 minutes (vs. Brooklyn, Mar. 11)…during the 2013-14 season, came off the bench in all 72 games in which he appeared for the Heat and averaged 6.6 points (.644 FG%, .710 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.35 blocks and 19.4 minutes…missed a total of eight games due to injury, one game (Dec. 5 at Chicago) due to personal reasons and was a DNP-CD once (the season finale on Apr. 16 vs. Philadelphia to rest)…sat out three games from Dec. 27-30 with a sore back, three games from Jan. 15-18 with a right knee contusion and a pair of games (Apr. 6 and 9) with a bruised right knee…ranked 17th in the NBA in blocks per game…led the Heat in both total blocks (97) and blocks per game and ranked second in dunks (78)…set a single-season career high in field goal percentage…topped the Heat in blocks a team-high 43 times, in rebounds 13 times and in steals on six occasions…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench 15 times and also topped the Heat reserves in rebounds a team-high 52 times, in blocks a team-high 50 times and in minutes on seven occasions…scored in double figures on 18 occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds three times…recorded one double-double…set his Heat high and matched his career high with 18 points at Dallas on Feb. 18…connected on his 1,000th career field goal at Toronto on Nov. 5…grabbed his 3,000th career rebound vs. Portland on Mar. 24…recorded his 900th career block at Indiana on Mar. 26…season highs were 18 points (at Dallas, Feb. 18), 14 rebounds (at Milwaukee, Mar. 29), six blocks (at Chicago, Mar. 9), three steals (at New York, Jan. 9), two assists (three times) and 33:04 minutes (at Chicago, Mar. 9)…in 2012-13, came off the bench in all 42 games he appeared in with the Heat after joining the team on Jan. 20 and averaged 4.9 points (.577 FG%, .677 FT%), 4.1 rebounds, 1.05 blocks and 14.9 minutes…was a DNP-CD on two occasions…the Heat compiled a 39-3 record in the 42 games in which he appeared and his .929 personal winning percentage set an NBA record for any player who played at least 40 games in a season…ranked second on the team in blocks per game…topped the Heat in blocks 13 times, in rebounds on three occasions and in steals once…scored in double figures on three occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…hit a season-high 10 consecutive field goal attempts from Mar. 20-25…played in his 500th career game at Minnesota on Mar. 4…recorded his 800th career block at Philadelphia on Apr. 6…grabbed his 900th career offensive rebound vs. New York on Apr. 2…season highs were 15 points (vs. Chicago, Apr. 14), 15 rebounds (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 6), four blocks (vs. Orlando, Apr. 17), three steals (vs. Boston, Apr. 12), two assists (vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 8) and 26:40 minutes (at Washington, Apr. 10)…appeared in 32 games (one start) for the Denver Nuggets in 2011-12 and averaged 5.3 points (.546 FG%, .610 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.44 blocks and 15.2 minutes…was a DNP-CD on 34 occasions…moved into fifth place on the Nuggets all-time blocked shots list vs. New Orleans on Mar. 9…scored in double figures four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…season highs were 16 points (vs. Phoenix, Feb. 14), 11 rebounds (at Dallas, Feb. 15), six blocks (vs. Phoenix, Feb. 14), three steals (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 4), two assists (at Memphis, Feb. 17) and 29:05 minutes (at Oklahoma City, Feb. 19)…in 2010-11, came off the bench in all 45 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets and averaged 5.6 points (.599 FG%, .637 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 1.29 blocks and 16.3 minutes…missed a total of 36 games due to injury and one game due to scheduled rest (Jan. 9)…sat out the first 13 games of the season from Oct. 27-Nov. 20 recovering from right knee surgery…missed eight games from Dec. 5-18 with a lower back fracture…missed 10 games (Jan. 13-28 and Jan. 31) with right knee and lower back issues…sat out five games from Apr. 3-9 with a right ankle sprain…scored in double figures 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions…posted two double-doubles…matched his career highs in both free throws made (9) and attempted (12) vs. Memphis on Feb. 22…season highs were17 points (vs. Washington, Mar. 25), 12 rebounds (twice), six blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Dec. 3), three assists (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 1), two steals (four times) and 29:44 minutes (at Minnesota, Dec. 29)…in 2009-10, came off the bench in all 76 games in which he saw action for the Nuggets and averaged 5.9 points (.566 FG%, .695 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 1.88 blocks and 22.3 minutes…missed a total of six games due to injury…missed four games (Jan. 5, Mar. 16 and Apr. 3-7) due to a sprained left ankle, one game due to right knee patella tendinitis (Nov. 20) and one game (Feb. 19) with a low back strain…ranked among the NBA leaders in blocks per 48 minutes (1st), blocks per game (6th), total blocks (7th) and rebounds per 48 minutes (21st)…recorded single-season career highs in games played, minutes played, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, rebound average and steals…led the Nuggets in blocked shots and finished third in offensive, defensive and total rebounds…scored in double figures 11 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 16 times…amassed four double-doubles…scored his 2,000th career point at Houston on Jan. 27 and grabbed his 2,000th career rebound at Golden State on Feb. 25…made a career-high nine free throws vs. Oklahoma City on Dec. 14…recorded at least one block in a career-high 21 consecutive games from Nov. 11-Dec. 25…season highs were15 points (three times), 15 rebounds (at L.A. Lakers, Feb. 5), five blocks (four times), three steals (twice), two assists (four times) and 34:35 minutes (at Detroit, Dec. 10)…during the 2008-09 season, saw action in 71 games (one start) with the Nuggets and averaged 6.4 points (.548 FG%, .718 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 2.46 blocks and 20.6 minutes…sat out nine games due to injury and was a DNP-CD twice (one while still recovering from injury)…was on the inactive list for eight games from Nov. 11-23 with a seventh rib fracture in his left rib cage…sat out one game (Feb. 11) with left wrist strain and left hip contusion..led the NBA in blocks per 48 minutes and ranked second in blocks per game…finished eighth in the voting for both the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards…recorded single-season career highs in offensive rebounds and blocked shots…led the Nuggets in blocks and finished second in offensive rebounds and third in total rebounds…led the Nuggets in rebounds on 23 occasions…scored in double figures 15 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on 11 occasions…recorded five double-doubles…tallied a career-high 18 points vs. Washington on Mar. 20…had a career-high eight blocks vs. Utah on Apr. 2…recorded career highs in multi-block games (47) and multi-steal games (13)…Season Highs:18 points (vs. Washington, Mar. 20), 12 rebounds (three times), eight blocks (vs. Utah, Apr. 2), three steals (vs. Dallas, Jan. 13), two assists (three times) and 31:48 minutes (vs. L.A. Clippers, Apr. 4)…in the 2007-08 season, came off the bench in all five games in which he appeared for the New Orleans Hornets and averaged 1.2 points (.286 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.8 rebounds and 6.8 minutes…was re-signed by the Hornets on Mar. 5 after being reinstated by the NBA after serving a two-year suspension for violating the NBA’s substance abuse policy…missed three games with flu-like symptoms…season highs were three points (twice), six rebounds (at Miami, Apr. 2), two blocks (at Boston, Mar. 28) and 12:05 minutes (at Boston, Mar. 28)…in 2005-06, appeared in 32 games (two starts) for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and averaged 5.0 points (.571 FG%, .476 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.28 blocks and 17.8 minutes before being suspended by the NBA on Jan. 27 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy…scored in double figures four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice…recorded one double-double…grabbed a career-high 10 offensive rebounds and matched his career high with 18 total rebounds vs. Atlanta on Nov. 18…season highs were 11 points (at Cleveland, Nov. 2), 18 rebounds (vs. Atlanta, Nov. 18), four blocks (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 25), two steals (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 25), one assist (six times) and 28:50 minutes (at Orlando, Nov. 18)…saw action in 67 games (two starts) with the New Orleans Hornets in 2004-05…averaged 7.7 points (.534 FG%, .689 FT%), 6.1 rebounds, 1.49 blocks, 1.1 assists and 21.3 minutes…missed a total of 15 games due to injury…missed the final eight games of the season with a sprained right ankle…sat out six games from Mar. 14-23 with an infected right elbow and missed one game (Dec. 26) with food poisoning…ranked 22nd in the NBA in blocks per game…led the team in blocks…topped the Hornets in rebounds on 22 occasions…recorded single-season career highs in field goals made and attempted, assists, points scored and scoring average…scored in double figures a career-high 22 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 13 times…posted a career-high six double-doubles…scored in double figures a career-high four consecutive games from Mar. 2-9…set career highs in field goals made (8) and attempted (14) at Toronto on Jan. 16…played a career-high 38 minutes against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Dec. 21…season highs were 17 points (at Toronto, Jan. 16), 18 rebounds (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 21), seven blocks (vs. Denver, Apr. 6), four assists (twice), two steals (twice) and 38 minutes (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 21)…in 2003-04, came off the bench in all 71 games in which he saw action for the Nuggets and averaged 3.4 points (.443 FG%, .589 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 1.61 blocks and 14.5 minutes…missed eight games due to injury/illness…sat out one game (Feb. 8) with the flu and seven games (March 12-22 and April 14) with left knee patella tendinitis…was second on the team and ranked 19th in the NBA in blocks per game…ranked second in the NBA in blocks per 48 minutes…topped the Nuggets in rebounds nine times…scored in double figures four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions…posted a pair of double-doubles…season highs were 15 points (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 26), 14 rebounds (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 7), seven blocks (three times), two assists (five times), two steals (five times) and 29 minutes (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 7)…during the 2002-03 season, started three of the 59 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets and averaged 5.2 points (.400 FG%, .550 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.02 blocks and 15.4 minutes…missed 22 games after surgery to repair a fractured right thumb…led the team in scoring twice and in rebounding nine times…scored in double figures on seven occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds in three contests…had a career-high four steals in Los Angeles vs. the Lakers on Apr. 15…season highs were 16 points (at Minnesota, Oct. 30), 12 rebounds (vs. L.A. Clippers, Apr. 12), four assists (at Toronto, Nov. 15), four blocks (five times), four steals (at L.A. Lakers, Apr. 15) and 31 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Feb. 11)...played in 24 games (one start) for Denver in 2001-02…averaged 3.0 points (.338 FG%, .786 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 1.17 blocks and 10.9 minutes…joined the Nuggets after being the first-ever call-up from the NBA D-League…missed 17 games after surgery to repair a bone chip in his right wrist…missed 15 games due to a strained left shoulder…led Denver in rebounds twice…scored in double figures twice…made his first NBA start at Detroit on Mar. 31 and totaled two points and five rebounds in 23 minutes…made his NBA debut at Portland on Nov. 23 and was scoreless in one minute…played in two games for the D-League’s Fayetteville Patriots where he averaged 6.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.50 blocks…was the first overall selection in the inaugural NBDL Draft…season highs were 17 points (at Utah, Jan. 14), nine rebounds (at Utah, Jan. 14), five blocks (at Memphis, Apr. 9), two assists (vs. Houston, Apr. 16), two steals (vs. Houston, Apr. 16) and 24 minutes (twice)…during the 2000-01 season, averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in seven games for the IBA’s Fargo-Moorhead Beez…in 1999-00, began his professional career with Jiangsu Nagang of the Chinese Basketball League and averaged 17.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.50 blocks while shooting 53.6 percent from the field…joined the IBL’s New Mexico Slam late in the season and averaged 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in six regular season games.
Has appeared in 73 career postseason games (two starts) with averages of 5.3 points on .631 shooting from the field, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 17.1 minutes…played in four games (two starts) during the 2016 Playoffs with Memphis…averaged 3.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 19.8 minutes…pulled down 13 rebounds (eight offensive) in 24 minutes against San Antonio in Game 4 of the First Round on April 24…came off the bench in all 18 games in which he appeared for the Eastern Conference Champion Heat in the 2014 Playoffs…averaged 5.1 points (.579 FG%, .684 FT%), 5.9 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 17.6 minutes…missed a pair of games (May 26-28) due to injury…led the Heat in offensive rebounds, ranked second in rebound average and blocked shots and was third in both defensive and total rebounds…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench four times and also led the Heat reserves in rebounds 14 times and minutes twice…scored in double figures twice and grabbed double-figure rebounds three times…appeared in all four games in the Opening Round vs. Charlotte and averaged 8.5 points (.650 FG%, .667 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 1.25 blocks and 20.3 minutes…saw action in all five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Brooklyn and averaged 3.2 points (.556 FG%, .750 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.40 blocks and 12.8 minutes…appeared in four games against Indiana in the Eastern Conference Finals and averaged 7.3 points (.750 FG%, .625 FT%), a team-high 8.3 rebounds and 20.5 minutes…recorded a postseason career high in minutes (28:30) and matched his career high in defensive rebounds (10) in Miami’s Game 2 win at Indiana on May 20…missed Games 4 and 5 vs. Indiana due to a bruised left thigh…played in all five games of the NBA Finals vs. San Antonio and averaged 2.6 points (.250 FG%, .700 FT%), 5.6 rebounds and 18.0 minutes…came off the bench in all 20 games in which he saw action for the NBA Champion Heat during the 2013 Playoffs…averaged 6.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.10 blocks and 15.2 minutes…set an NBA playoff record by shooting .807 (46-57) from the field over 20 games during the Heat’s title run (minimum 20 FGA)…sat out two games as a DNP-CD and one game due to an NBA-imposed suspension…connected on 46 of 57 field goal attempts during the 2013 postseason…hit a Heat postseason-record 18 consecutive field goal attempts from May 13-30…his 18 straight field goals made were the high by any player in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, eight more than the next highest individual total…become the first player in NBA postseason history to take at least 35 shots in a single postseason and shoot better than 75 percent from the field…shot over 72 percent from the floor in each of the four series…also set the Heat postseason single-game record for most field goals made without a miss when he hit all seven of his attempts in Game 1 vs. Indiana on May 22…scored in double figures on four occasions…appeared in all four games in the Opening Round vs. Milwaukee and averaged 8.3 points (.813 FG%, .583 FT%), 5.3 rebounds and 14.8 minutes…shot 13-16 from the floor vs. the Bucks…played in all five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Chicago and averaged 6.0 points (.750 FG%, .857 FT%), 2.4 rebounds, 1.80 blocks and 12.8 minutes…appeared in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Indiana and averaged 7.2 points (.889 FG%, .846 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 1.33 blocks and 18.2 minutes…sat out Game 6 at Indiana on June 1 due to an NBA-imposed suspension…hit his first 15 field goal attempts in the Indiana series and finished 16-18 from the floor in the series…recorded postseason career highs in points (16) and field goals made (7) in the Game 1 overtime win vs. the Pacers on May 22…appeared in five games in the NBA Finals vs. San Antonio and averaged 4.4 points (.727 FG%, .600 FT%), 3.0 rebounds and 14.2 minutes…sat out Games 4 (June 13) and 5 (June 16) in San Antonio as a DNP-CD…in the 2011 Playoffs, appeared in all five games (no starts) for Denver against Oklahoma City and averaged 4.8 points (.636 FG%, .714 FT%), 2.8 rebounds, 1.40 blocks and 14.6 minutes…made a postseason career-high seven free throws in Game 3 at Denver on Apr. 23…during the 2010 Playoffs, appeared in all six games (no starts) for the Nuggets vs. Utah and averaged 4.5 points (.529 FG%, .643 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 19.3 minutes…suffered a torn patella tendon in his right knee on Apr. 19 in Game 2 but played the rest of the series…came off the bench in all 15 games in which he appeared for Denver in the 2009 Playoffs…averaged 6.5 points (.630 FG%, .659 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.13 blocks and 21.9 minutes…ranked fifth in the NBA in blocks per game in the 2009 postseason…appeared in all five games in the Opening Round vs. New Orleans and averaged 7.6 points (.750 FG%, .667 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 1.80 blocks and 22.6 minutes…saw action in four games in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Dallas and averaged 6.0 points (.643 FG%, .600 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 2.00 blocks and 19.5 minutes…had a postseason career high six blocks in Game 1 vs. Dallas on May 3…appeared in all six games in the Western Conference Finals vs. the Lakers and averaged 5.8 points (.542 FG%, .692 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 2.50 blocks and 22.8 minutes... recorded postseason career highs in defensive (10) and total (14) rebounds vs. the Lakers in Game 4 on May 25…during the 2004 Playoffs, came off the bench in all five postseason games for Denver and averaged 1.2 points (333 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.8 rebounds and 6.8 minutes…made his playoff debut at Minnesota on Apr. 18 and was scoreless with three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes.
NBA Champion (2013)…in 2004-05, finished fourth in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend…in 2003-04, finished third in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend.
Nickname is “Birdman”…has one older sister, April, and one younger sister, Tamie…raised $20,000 for Mount Saint Vincent Home, a home in Denver for troubled and abused children, and later was honored at the home’s 2009 Silver Bell Ball…in Denver he was actively involved with Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), which provides scholarship money for low-income families to use for private schools…along with Kyle Orton served as a spokesman for the Denver Rescue Mission as part of its 2010 Stamp Out Hunger campaign…had his artwork auctioned off for $3,500 at the 2005 Top Hats & High Tops benefit for Hornets children’s charities…accompanied the Nuggets on the Goodwill Tour to Europe in May 2002, where he toured six U.S. military bases in Italy, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina and rode in a Blackhawk helicopter…enjoys fishing, hunting, movies, video games and golf…made a guest appearance as himself in an episode of HBO’s hit Ballers in the summer of 2015…played several musical instruments growing up, including the trumpet, saxophone and baritone…had only 34 students in his high school senior class in Lola, TX, 120 miles north of Houston…wears size 15.5 sneakers.
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