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HOW ACQUIRED/DRAFT BACKGROUND: Acquired by Portland from the Chicago Bulls with a future second-round draft pick for Viktor Khryapa and the draft rights to Tyrus Thomas (fourth pick overall) on June 28, 2006. Originally selected by the Bulls in the first round (second pick overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

2012-13: Notched averages of 21.1 points (ninth in NBA), career highs of 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists, 0.84 steals, 1.23 blocks and 37.7 minutes in 74 games (all starts) … Shot 48.4 percent from the field and 81.0 percent from the free throw line … Just the fourth Trail Blazer in team history to rank in the top 10 in the NBA in scoring multiple seasons (Geoff Petrie, Kiki Vandeweghe, Clyde Drexler) … Only NBA player to average 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game … Ranked 16th in the NBA in rebounds per game and 23rd in blocks per contest … Selected to his second consecutive NBA All-Star Game, the 11th player in franchise history to be selected to an All-Star game multiple times and the eighth to earn the distinction in consecutive seasons … Named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 11-17 … Recorded a career-best 38 double-doubles … Led the NBA with 16 games of 25 points and 10 rebounds and with eight games of at least 30 points and 10 boards … Led the team in scoring 29 times, in rebounds 31 times and in assists on six different occasions … Tallied a double-double in seven straight games from Jan. 27-Feb. 8, a new career long double-double streak … Made the game-winning shot as time expired against Dallas on Jan. 29, a 106-104 victory … Set a career high with eight assists vs. Atlanta on Nov. 12 … Finished with 30 points (12-23 FG) and 21 rebounds against Golden State on April 17, joining Maurice Lucas as the only Trail Blazers in team history with two career 30-point, 20-rebound games … Scored a season-high 33 points (15-of-26 FG) and added 11 rebounds Jan. 13 vs. Oklahoma City.

NBA CAREER: Has career averages of 18.3 points (49.3% FG, 78.3% FT), 7.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.03 blocks and 35.4 minutes in 508 games (467 starts) … Led team in scoring 175 times and rebounding 169 times in 508 career games … Scored 20 points or more on 231 occasions … Ranks fifth in offensive rebounds in team history (1,393), sixth in total rebounds (3,943), seventh in points (9,298), field goals made (3,810) and defensive rebounds (2,550), eighth in blocks (522) and minutes (17,962), and ninth in free throws made (1,657) … 2011-12: Posted averages of 21.7 points (seventh in NBA), 8.0 rebounds, 36.3 minutes (all team highs), 0.93 steals, 0.82 blocks, and 2.4 assists in 55 games (all starts) … Became the 15th Trail Blazer named to an NBA All-Star Game, his first career All-Star selection … Became the first Trail Blazer to finish in the top seven in the NBA in scoring since Clyde Drexler placed fourth in 1991-92 ... Only the sixth Trail Blazer to finish in the top-10 in scoring in a season (Geoff Petrie, Sidney Wicks, Kiki Vandeweghe, Clyde Drexler, Brandon Roy) … Was one of three players in the NBA to average at least 21.7 points per game and shoot at least 50% from the field (LeBron James and Kevin Durant were the other two) … Placed 14th in the NBA in field goal percentage (51.2%) and 15th in minutes per game (36.3) ... Became the first player in team history to record 33 points and 23 rebounds in the same game Jan. 20 at Toronto, marking the first 30-20 game of his career and the first time a Trail Blazer posted a 30-20 performance since 2003 (Zach Randolph) ... Named as one of the 20 finalists for U.S.A. Basketball’s Olympic Roster ... Missed the last eight games of the season with a hip ailment … Underwent successful surgery on right hip on April 12 … 2010-11: Averaged a team-high 21.8 points (50.0% FG, 79.1% FT) to go with 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.01 steals, 1.16 blocks and 39.6 minutes in 81 games (all starts) … One of three NBA players to rank in the top 15 in points (14th) and rebounds (14th) … Finished third in NBA in minutes per game (39.6) … Named to the All-NBA Third Team … His 36 double-doubles led team and tied for 15th-most by a Trail Blazer in a season, all-time … Named Western Conference Player of the Month for February, becoming the third Trail Blazer ever to win the award (Clyde Drexler, 1991 and Kelvin Ransey, 1981) ... Joined Clyde Drexler and Brandon Roy as the only Trail Blazers to win Western Conference Player of the Week twice in one season (Jan. 17-23, Feb. 7-13) … Became the first Trail Blazer to record three straight games of 36 points or more (42, Feb. 7 vs. Chicago, 37, Feb. 11 at Toronto and 36, Feb. 13 at Detroit) ... Scored a career-high 42 points and tied a career high with 12 free throws vs. Chicago on Feb. 7 ... Netted 40 points and a career-high 16 field goals, adding 11 rebounds Feb. 1 vs. San Antonio ... Became the first Trail Blazer since Arvydas Sabonis in 1997 to collect six straight double-doubles (Jan. 2-11) ... Became the first Trail Blazer to score at least 25 points and grab 10 rebounds in five straight games (Jan. 2-9) ... Became the second Trail Blazer all-time (Zach Randolph, 2006) to total at least 35 points and 10 rebounds in consecutive games on Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 … 2009-10: Averaged 17.9 points (49.5% FG, 75.7% FT), 8.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.86 steals and 37.5 minutes in 78 games (all starts) … Ranked second on team in scoring and third in rebounding ... Averaged a team-best 19.7 points in last 44 games ... Led team with 24 double-doubles … Netted a season-best 32 points on 15 field goals (of 23) Feb. 26 at Chicago ... Scored 15-plus points 18 straight games Jan. 18-Feb. 23 … 2008-09: Averaged 18.1 points (48.4% FG, 78.1% FT) to go with 7.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.95 steals, 0.95 blocked shots and 37.1 minutes in 81 games (all starts) … Ranked first on team and tied for eighth among league qualifiers with 2.9 offensive rebounds per game and second on team at 7.5 total rebounds … Second on team with 77 steals and 77 blocks ... 2007-08: Posted averages of 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 34.9 minutes in 76 games (all starts) … Led team and all NBA sophomores with 19 double-doubles ... Ranked 26th in NBA in blocked shots with a team-best 1.24 per game … Finished 29th in NBA in rebounds and No. 1 among sophomores at 7.6 per game … Strung together nine consecutive games of 20-plus points from March 7-22 … Started in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, where he led the Sophomores with 18 points (9-17 FG) and a team-high nine rebounds (six off.) … 2006-07: Averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.16 blocks in 22.1 minutes … Shot 50.3 percent from the floor … Appeared in 63 games (22 starts) … Named to T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team … Tied for second on team and placed third among NBA rookies with six double-doubles … Ranked first among NBA rookies in blocks per game, fourth in rebounds, seventh in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage and eighth in minutes … Logged three consecutive double-doubles from March 13-16, marking the first time that had been accomplished by a Trail Blazers rookie since Arvydas Sabonis tallied six straight in 1995-96 … Sat out the first five games of the season recovering from surgery on his right shoulder, performed on Aug. 23, 2006 … Missed the last nine games of the season with what was diagnosed as Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome … Underwent a successful procedure to correct the problem on April 9.

PLAYOFFS: Played in 18 career postseason games (all starts) for the Trail Blazers, averaging 19.8 points (46.2% FG), 7.0 rebounds, 1.72 blocks and 40.2 minutes ... 2011: Led team with 20.8 points to go with 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.33 steals and 1.67 blocks in 43.0 minutes vs. Dallas ... Netted 20 points or more in four games ... Led team in scoring twice and rebounding twice ... 2010: Led team in scoring (19.0), steals (1.17, tied), blocks (1.83) and minutes (38.2), and ranked second in rebounds (6.0) in six games (all starts) against Phoenix ... His 1.83 blocks were eighth-most by a Trail Blazer in a postseason, all-time ... Posted a playoff career-high 31 points (11-19 FG, 9-12 FT) to go with 11 rebounds April 24 vs. Phoenix, becoming first Trail Blazer to tally at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and shoot 50 percent from the field in a playoff game since Kevin Duckworth on May 12, 1991 ... 2009: Started all six of Portland’s games, averaging 19.5 points (49.0% FG), a team-best 7.5 rebounds, 1.67 blocks and 39.5 minutes vs. Houston ... Netted 20-plus points in three games ... Led team in rebounding on three occasions.

COLLEGE: Averaged 13.5 points (59.7% FG), 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.8 blocks in 53 games with the Longhorns from 2004-06 ... Counted 15.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in his second and final season, ranking second on team in scoring and first in blocks ... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of The Year and First Team All-Big 12 as a sophomore in 2005-06 ... Earned Third Team NABC All-America honors and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors as a sophomore ... Led the country in field goal percentage (66.3%) as a freshman in 2004-05.
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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 240 lbs./ 108.9 kg
Born: July 19, 1985
From: University of Texas at Austin
Draft: 1st Round (2nd pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Portland Trail Blazers 2006 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Texas/USA

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