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2014-15 (PHOENIX): In 81 games (career-high 35 starts) averaged career-highs of 10.4 points (43.4 FG%, 35.8 3FG%, 62.8 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 25.2 minutes…Averaged 10.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 28.9 minutes in 35 games as a starter…In 16 games after re-entering the starting lineup from 3/11 – 4/12, averaged 11.9 points and 7.4 rebounds with four double-doubles… Averaged 10.1 points (46.1 FG%, 39.2 3FG%) in 46 games as a reserve…Scored in double-digits 39 times, including five games of 20-plus points (four career entering the season) and his first career 30-plus point game… Had double-digit rebounds on six occasions including five double-doubles, the first five of his career…Led Suns in scoring six times, rebounds nine times, assists twice, steals 12 times and blocks seven times…Scored a career-high 34 points (11-17 FG, 5-7 3FG, 7-8 FT) in addition to a then career-high 12 rebounds off the bench to record his first career double-double vs. Utah (2/6)… Became the first Sun to record at least 30 points and 10 rebounds off the bench since Danny Manning in 1997-98…Scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half, tying a Suns season-high for points in a half… Tied a career-long streak with seven straight games scoring in double-digits from 3/21-4/2…Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. New Orleans (3/19)…Had consecutive double-doubles for first time in his career and 10-plus rebounds in career-long three straight games after recording 17 points and 10 rebounds at Houston (3/21), then 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Dallas (3/22)…Tied a career-high with seven assists twice [vs. Dallas (3/22) and at Boston (11/17)]…Made first start since starting the first 18 games of the season, scoring 19 points and tying a career-high with four steals at Brooklyn (3/6)… Set then career-highs of 25 points (10-13 FG, 5-6 3FG) vs. Miami (12/9)…Tied a Suns season-high and set a career-high with six made three-pointers at Sacramento (12/26)…Recorded career-highs and tied Suns season-highs with 12 defensive rebounds twice [vs. New Orleans (3/19) and vs. Portland (3/27)]…Played career-high 44 minutes with 19 points and 12 total rebounds vs. Portland (3/27)… Missed one game due to illness, a stomach virus, in the season finale (4/14), ending a career-long streak of 168 consecutive games played.
DRAFTED: Selected 14th overall by Houston in the 2011 NBA Draft. TRANSACTIONS: Traded to the Suns by Houston for a 2013 second round draft pick (2/21/13)…Acquired by Detroit from Phoenix along with Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick (7/9/15). HONORS: Was one of 20 college players chosen by USA Basketball to train against the USA Men’s National Team during the 2010 offseason. CAREER AVERAGES/MILESTONES: In 257 career games (59 starts), holds averages of 8.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assist and 21.4 minutes with Houston and Phoenix. YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: 2013-14 (Phoenix): Averaged 9.7 points (career-highs 44.2 FG%, 38.1 3FG% and 76.1 FT%), 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in a career-high 82 games (one start)…Scored in double-digits 42 times after doing so 30 times in his first two seasons combined…Recorded two games of 20-plus points, doubling his total entering the season…Led Suns in scoring twice, rebounds four times, steals 12 times and blocks four times…Scored in double-digits in career-long seven straight games from 2/2 – 3/12…Had two separate career-long streaks of 13 straight games making a 3-pointer (11/3 – 11/27 and 2/18 – 3/12)…Recorded 18 games of 15-plus points with the Suns going 13-5 in those contests…Tied a season-high 22 points and led team with six rebounds at Sacramento in season finale (4/16)…Made a career-high 10 field goals in scoring his season-high of 22 points at L.A. Lakers (12/10)…Made then career-high five 3-pointers and scored 19 points vs. L.A. Lakers (12/23)…Had 15 points, six rebounds and a career-high four steals at L.A. Lakers (3/30)…Recorded season-high nine rebounds three times [vs. New Orleans (11/5), vs. Brooklyn (11/15) and vs. Atlanta (2/2)]…Made one start and played a then career-high 38 minutes while scoring 14 points vs. Cleveland (3/12)…Was one of three Suns to play in all 82 games…2012-13 (Houston/ Phoenix): Appeared in 77 games (23 starts) with Houston and Phoenix and averaged 7.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 19.8 minutes…In 54 games (17 starts) with Houston, averaged 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 21.4 minutes…As a Sun, averaged 5.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 16.1 minutes in 23 games (six starts)…Scored in double-digits six times with the Suns, including two efforts of 15-plus points…Scored a then career-high 24 points with Houston vs. Oklahoma City (12/29), his first career 20-plus point game…Did not miss a game due to injury in 2012-13…2011-12 (Houston): Averaged 2.4 points and 0.9 rebounds in 17 games…Made his NBA debut at Orlando (12/26)…Assigned to the Rockets’ NBA D-League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley (1/3)…In his debut with the Vipers, posted 33 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and two steals vs. Dakota (1/6)…Suffered a right ankle sprain while with the Vipers and rejoined the Vipers after rehab (2/3)…Overall, averaged 20.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.27 steals in 11 games (nine starts) with the Vipers.
A three-year starter at Kansas (2008-11), established career averages of 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds in 109 games…Finished his career 25th on the all-time KU scoring list (1,371 points), 16th all-time in rebounds (676), ninth in double-doubles (19) and 12th on the single-season scoring list (654 points in 2010-11)…Selected the Big 12 Player of the Year and the Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player following a standout junior season in which he averaged a team-best 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while finishing second in the Big 12 Conference in shooting percentage (57.0%, ranked 21st nationally)…Was a Wooden Award Finalist and an Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist in 2010-11…Added First-Team All-Big 12 accolades, as well as USBWA, NABC and AP All-America Second Team honors…As a sophomore, was chosen the 2009-10 Yahoo! Sports Most Improved Player and was selected to the Big 12 All-Improved Team by the media…Named All-Big 12 Second Team by the coaches in 2009-10…In 2008-09, was a Big 12 All-Rookie Team selection after starting 22 games as a freshman, and also led the Big 12 freshmen class in rebounding (4.7).