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Selected 26th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2010 NBA Draft, draft rights traded to the New Orleans Hornets along with those of Craig Brackins in exchange for the draft rights to Cole Aldrich and Morris Peterson…Traded by the New Orleans Hornets to the Memphis Grizzlies for Greivis Vasquez 12/24/11 … Acquired by New Orleans in three-team trade 1/12/15 in exchange for Russ Smith (to Memphis) and Austin Rivers (to Boston).
Missed the entire 2015-16 campaign due to left knee surgery.
Holds averages of 5.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 279 career games (47 starts)…Has appeared in 29 career playoff games for New Orleans and Memphis, averaging 6.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game…
2014-15 (Memphis/New Orleans):
Averaged 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 75 games (30 starts) for New Orleans and Memphis…Averaged 9.0 points on .449 shooting, including .433 from three-point range in 45 games for New Orleans after being acquired in January…Appeared in all four of New Orleans’ playoff games against Golden State, averaging 7.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals…Connected on 6-of-7 field goal attempts, going 4-of-4 from 3-point range and 4-of-5 from the foul stripe to tally 20 points in a win 4/7 vs. GSW…Drained a career-high six three-pointers in a win 4/3 at SAC…Grabbed seven rebounds, all defensive for a career-high 3/19 at PHX…Tied a career-high with five made 3-pointers on a career high 10 attempts 3/17 vs. MIL…Drained five 3-pointers on his birthday, 3/10 at BKN…Set career-highs for points (25), field goals made (9) and minutes played (40) 2/25 vs. BKN…Started his first contest for the Pelicans, scoring five points 2/21 at MIA…Made his Pelicans debut 1/14 at DET, scoring nine points and grabbing six rebounds…Acquired by New Orleans on 1/12 in three-team trade with Boston and Memphis…Appeared in 30 games for MEM (two starts), averaging 4.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in 18 minutes per contest…
Averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.0 minutes in 15 games (two starts) before a foot injury cut short his third season in Memphis and fourth in the NBA… Shot .392 from the field, .324 from three-point range and .808 from the free throw line… Scored 14 consecutive points for the Grizzlies and finished with a then-career-high 22 points in 21 minutes off the bench on 11/30 vs. BKN… Recorded 15 points and a career-high five assists in his next game played on 12/5 vs. LAC…Sustained a tarsal navicular stress fracture in his right foot in his next game, his second start of the season, on 12/7 vs. GSW… Underwent surgery and missed the final 63 games of the season following the injury…
Recorded 6.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists on .428 shooting in 21.1 minutes in 59 games (one start)…Appeared in 15 playoff games, helping Grizzlies reach Western Conference Finals, averaging 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds…Led the Grizzlies in three-point percentage (career-high .395)…Made a career-high 60 three-pointers after converting just 40 treys in his first two seasons combined… Collected a career-high four steals on Nov. 9, 2013 vs. Houston… Converted Memphis’ only four-point play of the season on 3/1 at MIA…
Averaged 4.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists on .452 shooting in 15.7 minutes in 64 games (eight starts) in his first season in Memphis…Appeared in seven playoff games for Memphis, averaging 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds…Traded by New Orleans to Memphis for Greivis Vasquez two days before opening night…Shot .364 from three-point range in the final 34 games of the regular season after shooting .111 from downtown in the first 30 games…Posted 5.9 points and 2.8 rebounds on .455 shooting in 26.4 minutes as a starter… Scored a then-career-high tying 17 points on Feb. 8, 2012 vs. Minnesota… Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on Feb. 29, 2012 vs. Dallas…
2010-11 (New Orleans):
Averaged 2.8 points and 1.3 assists in 11.1 minutes in 66 games (six starts)…Appeared in three playoff games, averaging 3.0 minutes per game…Had four games of 10 or more points…Had 10 points and four rebounds 4/13 at DAL…Scored 14 points 3/2 at NYK…Started first game of career scoring seven points with three rebounds 1/21 at ATL…Inactive five times, had 11 DNP’s this season and missed one game due to conjunctivitis.
Washington’s all-time career leader in games played (136), and finished third in scoring (1,786 points), fifth in field-goals made (652) and fourth in field-goals attempted (1,297)….As a senior, All-Pac-10 First Team and Pac-10 All-Tournament Team…His 695 points is the third-best single-season total in school history…Set a Pac-10 record with five player of-the-week honors…Finished third in the league in scoring (19.3 ppg) and rebounds (7.4 rpg), sixth in FG percentage (.528) and free throw percentage (.827)…Averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in road sweep of Oregon and OSU…Averaged 23.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists vs. Ariz. and ASU…Named Co-MVP of Athletes in Action Classic…Recorded 25 points and 11 boards vs. Belmont. Had 29 points and tied career-high with 13 rebounds vs. Portland St. …Scored 31 points at Texas Tech…Poured in career-high 34 points and had 10 rebounds and six assists at Oregon…Averaged 15.3 points in Pac-10 Tournament…averaged 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games….As a junior, named team’s Most Improved Player and earned Industrial Award as the hardest worker…Had 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. Pacific…Dished out eight assists vs. Texas Southern…Scored 21 points vs. Portland State…Scored 21 points at Cal and followed with 20 points at Stanford…Recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds in win over No. 15 Arizona State…Underwent hernia surgery following the season.
Participated on USA squad that earned bronze at 2009 summer World University Games in Serbia…Father, Roscoe Pondexter, played college basketball for Lute Olson at Long Beach State before being drafted by the Boston Celtics in the third round (53rd overall) of the 1974 Draft and playing professionally for 10 seasons overseas…Uncle, Cliff Pondexter, was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the first round (16th overall) of the 1974 NBA Draft and enjoyed a three-year NBA career…Attended San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, Calif, where he averaged 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game in leading his team to a 33-4 record during his senior season… San Joaquin’s roster included 7-foot twins and current NBA centers Brook and Robin Lopez…A 2006 All-California First Team selection and the Division IV Player of the Year…Owns a Husky named Buckets and chose the breed in reference to his alma mater.