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Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (17th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft…Acquired by New Orleans along with Pierre Jackson from Philadelphia in exchange for Nerlens Noel and a 2014 1st round pick 7/10/13.
In 65 games (23 starts), averaged 16.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 28.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.9% from the floor, 33.6% from 3-point range and 84.3% from the line…Scored 20+ points 25 times and recorded six double-doubles…Started the season on a minutes restriction and sitting out second ends of back-to-backs, causing him to miss six games…Sustained a right inferior orbital fracture 3/28 vs. NYK, causing him to miss the final nine games of the 2015-16 campaign…Tallied 30 points on 11-19 from the field 3/18 vs. POR…Scored 34 points on 13-27 shooting and 10 assists in a season-high 41 minutes 3/11 at MEM…Recorded a career-high 38 points on 13-23 shooting and a season-high 5-of-9 from beyond the arc in 38 minutes 3/9 at CHA…Made his first start since 12/1 and recorded his fifth double-double of the season, scoring 20 points and dishing out 10 assists 3/7 vs. SAC…Scored 24 points to go along with a season-high 12 assists, his third double-double of the season 2/19 vs. PHI…Recorded his 2,500th career assist 2/4 vs. LAL…Scored 26 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining 1/30 vs. BKN…Scored 25 points, including a career-high eight made free throws 1/28 vs. SAC…Made the game tying 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining to force overtime in a win 12/4 vs. CLE, also grabbing eight rebounds in the contest.
In seven NBA seasons has appeared in 437 games with 370 starts, averaging 14.1 points, 6.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 32.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.9% from the floor, 36.8% from 3-point range and 80.1% from the line…Has 50 career double-doubles, including two triple-doubles…Has appeared in 21 playoff games for Philadelphia and New Orleans, averaging 14.1 points, 5.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals…
2014-15 (New Orleans):
In 40 games (37 starts), averaged 14.8 points, 6.9 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.6 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 37.8% from 3-point range and 85.5% from the line…Led team in assists 28 times and recorded five double-doubles …Appeared in three of New Orleans’ four playoff games, averaging 6.3 points and 4.3 assists against GSW…Returned from his right leg injury 4/10 vs. PHX, tallying two points and five assists…Sidelined with a stress reaction in his lower right leg on 1/21, missing 41 games…Recorded his 5,000th career point 1/5 vs. WAS…Registered 50th career point/assist double-double 12/18 at HOU…Scored 30 points in an overtime loss 12/14 vs. GSW…Scored a season-high 30 points on 12-of-22 from the field, adding 10 assists for his third double-double of the season 12/10 at DAL…Recorded his 500th career steal 12/2 vs. OKC…Recorded block on Kawhi Leonard’s shot in final seconds to help secure win 11/8 at SAS…
2013-14 (New Orleans):
In 34 games (all starts), averaged 14.3 points, 7.9 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 33.6 minutes per game while shooting 44.7% from the floor, 39.0% from 3-point range and 81.0% from the line...Led team in assists 23 times and recorded nine double-doubles…Placed on the inactive list with a stress fracture of the right tibia after 34 games and missed the remainder of the season…Had his biggest night of the season, stockpiling 31 points and 13 assists to go along with seven rebounds 12/30 vs. POR…Finished his Pelicans debut with 24 points, seven rebounds, and five assists...
In 78 games (all starts), averaged 17.7 points, 8.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 37.5 minutes per game while shooting 43.1% from the floor, 36.8% from 3-point range and 75.2% from the line… Named to his first ever All-Star Game on 1/24, becoming the youngest player in Sixers franchise history to receive that honor…Was the only player in the league to average at least 17.0 points and 8.0 assists… Recorded 20 double-doubles this season, including one triple-double (at PHX on 1/2) after having one in 2011-12… Scored 20-plus points 29 times this season (Sixers 17-12 mark), including 30-plus points five times… Most 30-point games in a single season by a Sixer since Allen Iverson had eight in 2006-07… Scored a career-high 35 points vs. NYK on 1/26… Ranked fourth in the NBA with 8.0 assists this season…Recorded at least eight assists in nine straight games from 12/23-1/8, which tied for the longest single season streak by a Sixer dating back to 1985-86… Had seven-plus assists in 54 of his 78 games played this season after doing so 11 times in 2011-12…
In 65 games (all starts), averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.58 steals in 33.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.2% from the floor, 38.0% from 3-point range and 78.3% from the line… Did not miss any games due to injury in 2011-12 but was a DNP-CD the final game of the season, snapping a steak of 188 consecutive starts dating back to 1/22… Scored 20-plus points 10 times, including a then-career-high 30 points at CHI on 3/7… Scored 19 points in the third quarter at CLE on 4/18… Averaged just 1.8 turnovers over his final 49 games played after averaging 2.8 tpg the first 16 games of the season… Recorded his only double-double of the season vs. ATL on 1/21… Shot 6-of-6 from 3-point range at CLE on 4/18 tying the franchise record for most 3FGM without a miss in a single game… Averaged a career-high 1.58 steals and ranked 11th in the NBA… Recorded 3-plus steals 16 times…
Started all 82 games, averaging 14.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor, 36.5% from 3-point range and 82.3% from the line… Had 15 point-assist double-doubles, including his first triple-double at New Jersey on 2/2… Scored 20-plus points 14 times (Sixers 10-5 mark)… Hit two-plus 3-pointers 23 times, including three-plus eight times… Ranked 16th in the NBA in assists and 16th in steals… Named to the Sophomore team in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge…
In 73 games with 51 starts, averaged 8.0 points, 3.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.09 steals in 24.2 minutes per game while shooting 44.2% from the floor, a team-high 39.0% from 3-point range and 75.6% from the line… Started the final 41 games; overall as a starter, averaged 12.0 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.94 steals… Had seven steals vs. ATL on 3/26… Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. CHI on 3/20… Recorded his first point-assist double-double with 13 points and 12 assists vs. ATL on 3/26.
COLLEGE (University of California, Los Angeles, 2008-09):
Was an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft following his freshman season at UCLA… Played alongside senior Darren Collison in the backcourt… In 35 games (all starts), averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 27.1 minutes per game… Shot 45.0% from the floor, 30.7% from 3-point range and 72.6% from the line… Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team Honors… Scored a career-high 20 points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting in just 19 minutes of play vs. Florida International… Had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds with five assists and three steals vs. Louisiana Tech… Recorded a career-high six steals vs. Cal State Northridge and five steals against USC… Had 13 points and six assists in UCLA’s one-point win over Virginia Commonwealth in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a senior at Campbell High School in Chatsworth, CA, averaged 25.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 4.8 steals…Team went 31-5 and won the California Division IV state title…As a freshman, helped Campbell High to a perfect 32-0 mark along with older brother Justin who went on to play at Washington, and is currently a member of the Chicago Bulls…Rated the No. 1 point guard and the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com…Named the 2008 Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade Magazine First Team All-America…Played in the McDonald’s All-American Game, tallying 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals…Lists collecting shoes as a hobby… Was the manager for the Girl’s Tennis Team in high school...His wife, Lauren, is a retired professional soccer and a former member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, winning gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2015 Women’s World Cup...Younger sister, Lauren, plays basketball at UCLA...Younger brother, Aaron, is a guard on the UCLA basketball team...Donated nearly 3,000 Pelicans tickets to underprivileged children during 2014-15 season.