DRAFTED: Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round (5th overall pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft.
HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired in a three-team trade that sent guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to Minnesota and a protected 2015 first round pick (via Miami) to Philadelphia on August 23, 2014. Minnesota acquired forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, while Philadelphia received forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Timberwolves; signed a new multi-year contract extension with the Cavaliers on July 24, 2018.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Owns career averages of 18.3 points on .442 shooting, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32.0 minutes per game in 657 games (574 starts) over 11 seasons with Minnesota and Cleveland…also shooting .370 from three-point range and .827 from the free throw line for his career…has 413 double-doubles and three triple-doubles…has averaged at least 9.0 rebounds in all 11 of his NBA seasons and since entering the league…since 1980-81, he is one of only three players to have at least two seasons with 26.0 points and 12.5 rebounds (2011-12, 2013-14), along with Shaquille O’Neal (4) and Moses Malone (2)…is the only player in league history to average 10.0 rebounds and make over 1,000 three-pointers….has an NBA-record 27 career games with at least 25 points, 15 rebounds and three three-pointers.
NOTABLE: NBA Champion (2016)…a five-time NBA All-Star (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018), two-time All-NBA Second Team selection (2012, 2014), Olympic gold medalist (2012) and winner of the league’s Most Improved Player award (2011) and Three-Point Shootout (2012)…was selected to the All-Rookie Second Team in 2009…took home the Gold Medal at the 2012 London Olympics as part of Team USA...in eight contests, averaged 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game...led Team USA in rebounds, totaling 61 for the competition...scored a team-high 16 points in Team USA’s 110-63 win over Tunisia...tallied nine points and nine rebounds in just over 18 minutes in the Gold Medal game...registered a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) against Australia...won a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the USA’s first world championship since 1994...averaged 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent (20-35 FGs) from the field...named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010...member of the USA Blue Team in the 2009 USA Basketball Showcase and recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 17 minutes.