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Memphis Grizzlies | #17 | Center











6'11" | 265lb | 29 years

Player Bio


Seven-year NBA veteran has appeared in 489 regular season games (461 starts) for the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies… Has averaged 12.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.04 blocks in 25.2 minutes while shooting 55.8 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from three-point range and 78.6 percent from the free throw line… Has officially missed 79 games due to injury or illness, three games for personal reasons, two games for rest and one game due to a pending trade… Has scored in double figures 315 times, including 57 games with at least 20 points (40-17 record) and four games with at least 30 points (3-1 record)… His longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 17 (Feb. 1-March 12, 2016)… Has grabbed double-digit rebounds 186 times, including four games with at least 20 rebounds… His longest streak of consecutive games with double-digit rebounds is six (March 20-30, 2019)… Has posted 148 double-doubles, including two games with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds and one game with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds… His longest streak of consecutive games with a double-double is six (March 20-30, 2019)… Ranks 17th among active players in career rebounds per game… Ranks sixth among active players (and 16th in NBA history) in field goal percentage… One of nine players in NBA history to shoot at least 53 percent from the field in all of his first seven seasons (Charles Barkley, Andris Biedrins, James Donaldson, Amir Johnson, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin McHale, Shaquille O’Neal and James Worthy).


Averaged 23.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.22 blocks in 30.9 minutes in nine games to win MVP and guide Lithuania to a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Cup… Posted 19.4 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2.67 blocks in 30.2 minutes in nine contests to earn MVP honors and help Lithuania win gold at the 2010 FIBA U18 Euro Championship A… Recorded 19.3 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.56 blocks in 27.6 minutes in nine games to lead Lithuania to a fourth-place finish at the 2009 FIBA U18 Euro Championship A… Registered 14.2 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.25 blocks in 23.5 minutes in eight contests to win MVP and help Lithuania take gold at the 2008 FIBA U16 Euro Championship A… Tallied 2.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 7.8 minutes in seven games as Lithuania won bronze at the 2007 FIBA U16 Euro Championship A.


Born May 6, 1992 in Utena, Lithuania… While with the Raptors, sponsored a ticket program for youth in the Lithuanian/Canadian community and surprised youth basketball players at clinics in Toronto… Participated in the NBA and FIBA Basketball Without Borders Europe camp in Istanbul, Turkey in June 2008.