ARRON AFFLALO

 

Position: Guard

Height: 6-5

Weight: 215

Years Pro: 5

High School: Centennial (Compton, CA)

Birthdate: 10-15-85


Drafted: First round (27th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Detroit.


Acquired: From Denver as part of a four-team, 12 player deal on August 10, 2012.

 

2011-12 SEASON: Played and started in 62 games with Denver, averaging a career-high 15.2 ppg., 3.2 rpg. and 2.4 apg. in 33.6 minpg….Shot .471 (329-699) from the field, .398 (88-221) from three-point range and .798 (197-247) from the free throw line...Ranked 24th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 39th in scoring…Also played and started in seven playoff games, averaging 10.9 ppg., 3.6 rpg. and 2.7 apg. in 32.7 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring 11 times, in rebounding twice and in assists once…Scored in double figures 51 times, had 20-plus points 16 times and 30-plus points twice, including a career-high 32 points on Mar. 5 vs. Sacramento…Dished out a career-high-tying seven assists on Apr. 4 @ New Orleans…Blocked a career-high-tying three shots on Feb. 29 vs. Portland…Recorded at least one steal 28 times…Missed four games: two due to a right groin strain (Jan. 21, 25), one due to a left ankle sprain (Feb. 6) and one due to a suspension (Mar. 25).

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 362 career NBA regular season games with Detroit and Denver, averaging 8.8 ppg., 2.7 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 24.4 minpg….Also played in 32 playoff outings, averaging 6.4 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 18.3 minpg….2010-11: Played and started in 69 games with Denver, averaging 12.6 ppg., 3.6 rpg. and 2.4 apg. in 33.7 minpg….Also appeared and started in three playoff outings, averaging 11.3 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 28.3 minpg….Shot .498 (312-627) from the floor, .423 (105-248) from three-point range and .847 (138-163) from the free throw line…Tied for eighth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage, tied for 31st in free throw percentage and ranked 35th in field goal percentage…Hit game-winning, 19-foot jumper as time expired on Feb. 10 vs. Dallas…Missed 13 games due to a strained left hamstring…2009-10: Appeared in all 82 games with Denver (75 starts), averaging 8.8 ppg., 3.1 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 27.1 minpg….Also played and started in six playoff contests, averaging 9.2 ppg., 2.0 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 20.0 minpg....Shot career-best .434 (108-249) from three-point range, which ranked eighth in the NBA…Recorded his first career double-double with 22 points and a career-high 13 rebounds on Apr. 12 vs. Memphis…Had a career-high four steals on Jan. 8 vs. Cleveland...2008-09: Played in 74 games with Detroit, averaging 4.9 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 16.7 minpg….Made eight starts, averaging 10.3 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 33.1 minpg. during that span…Also appeared in four playoff contests, averaging 6.3 ppg. in 16.5 minpg….Played a career-high 49 minutes on Apr. 15 @ Miami…2007-08: Appeared in 75 games with Detroit during his rookie campaign, averaging 3.7 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 12.9 minpg….Made nine starts, averaging 7.0 ppg., 2.7 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 21.1 minpg. during that span…Was the first Pistons rookie to start the season opener since Grant Hill in 1994-95.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Detroit in the first round (27th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft…Traded by Detroit to Denver along with Walter Sharpe and cash considerations in exchange for a future second round draft pick (Jul. 13, 2009)…Traded by Denver to Orlando as part of a four-team, 12-player deal (Aug. 10, 2012).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played three seasons at UCLA, averaging 14.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 32.7 minpg. during 104 career games…Shot .373 (209-560) from three-point range during his collegiate career…Helped lead the Bruins to back-to-back NCAA Final Fours in 2005-06 and 2006-07, including the National Championship Game in 2005-06…Finished his career ranked second in UCLA history in three-point field goals made (209) and attempted (560), and 17th in scoring (1,540 points)…Named First Team All-Pac 10 as both a sophomore (2005-06) and junior (2006-07)…During his junior campaign (2006-07), played in 36 games, averaging 16.9 ppg. (third-best in Pac-10), 2.8 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 32.9 minpg…Earned consensus First Team All-America honors, was a member of the Wooden All-America Team and was named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year…As a sophomore (2005-06), appeared in 39 games, averaging a team-high 15.8 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 1.8 apg. in 33.4 minpg.…During his freshman season (2004-05), played in 29 games, averaging 10.8 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 2.2 blkpg. in 31.3 minpg.…Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Arron Agustin Afflalo...Last name is pronounced ah-FLAH-low…One of six children…Has three sisters and two brothers...Majored in sociology while at UCLA…While with the Pistons, did a series of morning interviews to help promote the Pistons Cares Telethon, which benefitted the Michigan chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation…The telethon raised more than $400,000…Created the Student Academic Challenge prior to the 2008-09 season with Detroit and provided 500 tickets to six games throughout the season for students demonstrating consistent academic achievement.

 

GUSTAVO AYON

 

Position: Forward-Center

Height: 6-10

Weight: 250

Years Pro: 1


Birthdate: 4-1-85


Drafted: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise.


Acquired: From New Orleans in exchange for Ryan Anderson in a sign-and-trade deal on July 11, 2012.

 

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 54 games during his rookie campaign with New Orleans, averaging 5.9 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 20.1 minpg….Shot a team-high .536 (140-261) from the field…Started in 24 games, averaging 8.3 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 2.0 apg., 1.38 stlpg. and 1.08 blkpg. in 28.5 minpg. during that span…Ranked in the top ten among all NBA rookies in field goal percentage (second), rebounding (fifth), blocked shots (fifth, 0.85 blkpg.) and steals (seventh, 0.98 stlpg.)…Also ranked 17th in assists and 19th in scoring…Led (or tied) the Hornets in rebounding nine times and in assists twice...Scored in double figures 11 times, including a career-high 16 points twice, the last time on Mar. 15 vs. Washington…Pulled down 10+ rebounds five times and recorded two double-doubles…Tallied a career-high 17 rebounds on Feb. 22 @ Cleveland…Notched first career double-double with 12 points and 12 boards on Feb. 15 @ Milwaukee…Had at least one blocked shot 30 times and two-or-more blocks 11 times, including a career-high four blocks on Apr. 24 @ Golden State…Recorded at least one steal in 34 outings, including a career-high four steals on Mar. 12 vs. Charlotte…Made first NBA start on Feb. 6 vs. Detroit, recording four points, nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes…Scored his first NBA points on Jan. 7 @ Dallas…Made his NBA debut on Jan. 1 @ Sacramento, logging two minutes of action…Missed one game due to a concussion and one game due to a sore left foot…Also missed three games due to personal reasons (birth of his son)…DNP-CD seven times.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Signed as a free agent with New Orleans (Dec. 21, 2011)…Traded by New Orleans to Orlando in exchange for Ryan Anderson in a sign-and-trade deal (Jul. 11, 2012).

 

OVERSEAS CAREER: Played two seasons (2009-11) in the ACB League, Spain’s top division, which is widely regarded as the best domestic league outside of the NBA, with Fuenlabrada…Named the 2010-11 ACB “Best Newcomer” after averaging 10.8 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. in 22.6 minpg., while shooting 67 percent from the floor in 33 games…In 2009, played with Vaqueros de Agua Prieta in Venezuela, winning the domestic championship…Also played professionally in Mexico for three seasons (2006-09) with Halcones de Xalapa, leading them to back-to-back championships in 2007-08 and 2008-09…Was a Mexican League All-Star in 2009.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Pronounced goo-STAH-voh eye-OWN…Just the third Mexican-born player in NBA history (Horacio Llamas, Eduardo Najera)…Married in 2011 and couple gave birth to first son on Mar. 30, 2012…A member of the Mexican National Team, playing in the 2007 and 2009 FIBA Americas Championship…Contemplated attending San Jose State at the age of 20, but chose to play in Mexico…Attended the University of Puebla from 2003-06.

 

GLEN DAVIS

 

Position: Forward

Height: 6-9

Weight: 289

Years Pro: 5

College: Louisiana State

High School: University (Baton Rouge, LA)

Birthdate: 1-1-86


Drafted: Second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Seattle.


Acquired: From Boston along with Von Wafer in exchange for Brandon Bass on December 12, 2011.

         

 

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 61 games with Orlando, averaging 9.3 ppg. and 5.4 rpg. in 23.4 minpg….Made 13 starts, averaging 15.5 ppg., 8.3 rpg. and 1.31 stlpg. in 31.8 minpg. during that span…Started in all five playoff outings, averaging 19.0 ppg., 9.2 rpg. and 1.20 blkpg. in 38.0 minpg….During the postseason, led the team in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and minutes played…In the regular season, led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in rebounding seven times…Scored in double figures 23 times and 20-plus points four times, including a career-high 31 points on Apr.3 @ Detroit…Tallied 10-or-more rebounds eight times, including a career-high 16 rebounds on Apr. 1 vs. Denver and Apr. 9 vs. Detroit…Also had a career playoff-high 13 rebounds on Apr. 28 @ Indiana…Recorded six double-doubles…Had at least one steal in 27 games and two-or-more steals eight times, including a career-high-tying four steals on Apr. 21 @ Utah…Had at least one blocked shot 18 times...Missed four games total – On the Inactive List for personal reasons once (Feb. 17), suspended by the team for two games (Feb. 3-4) for conduct detrimental to the team and missed one game (Apr. 16) due to a hyperextended right knee…On the Inactive List (rest) on Apr. 26.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 338 career NBA regular season games with Boston and Orlando, averaging 7.9 ppg. and 4.3 rpg. in 21.4 minpg….Also played in 64 playoff outings, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 4.4 rpg. in 22.2 minpg….Helped Boston capture the 2007-08 NBA World Championship…2010-11: Played in 78 games with Boston, averaging career-highs of 11.7 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 1.2 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 29.5 minpg….Made 13 starts, averaging 13.8 ppg., 4.6 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.54 stlpg. during that span…Also appeared in nine playoff outings, averaging 4.9 ppg. and 3.6 rpg. in 21.2 minpg….Led (or tied) the Celtics in scoring five times and in rebounding nine times…Scored in double figures 49 times and 20-plus points four times…Tallied 10-or-more rebounds five times…Recorded five double-doubles…Dished out a career-best eight assists on Jan. 2 @ Toronto (also had 15 points and 11 rebounds in that contest)…Had a career-high-tying four steals twice, the last time on Jan. 10 vs. Houston...Missed three games due to a strained patella tendon in his left knee from Mar. 4-9…2009-10: Appeared in 54 games with Boston (one start), averaging 6.3 ppg. and 3.8 rpg. in 17.3 minpg….Also played in 24 playoff contests, averaging 7.3 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 20.1 minpg....Missed the first 27 games of the season due to a broken right thumb, and also missed one game (Dec. 30) due to a sprained right ankle…Helped the Celtics reach the NBA Finals, where they fell to the L.A. Lakers in seven games...2008-09: Played in 76 games with Boston, averaging 7.0 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. in 21.5 minpg….Made 16 starts, averaging 12.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 33.0 minpg. during that span…Scored a career-high 24 points on Mar. 21 @ Memphis…Also appeared and started in 14 playoff games, averaging 15.8 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 1.29 stlpg. in 36.4 minpg….Scored a career-playoff-high 26 points on Apr. 20 vs. Chicago…Ripped down a career-playoff-best 11 rebounds on Apr. 26 @ Chicago…Hit the game-winning jumper at the buzzer in Game #4 @ Orlando on May 10…Missed two games (Dec. 21-23) due to a concussion and whiplash, and missed four games (Mar. 11-17) due to a right ankle sprain…2007-08: Appeared in 69 games (one start) with Boston during his rookie campaign, averaging 4.5 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. in 13.6 minpg….Blocked career-high three shots on Dec. 21 vs. Chicago…Also played in 17 playoff contests, averaging 2.3 ppg. and 1.5 rpg. in 8.1 minpg., helping the Celtics capture the 2008 NBA World Championship.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Seattle in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft…Traded by Seattle to Boston along with Ray Allen in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West and the draft rights to Jeff Green (Jun. 28, 2007)…Traded by Boston to Orlando along with Von Wafer in exchange for Brandon Bass (Dec. 12, 2011).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played three seasons at the Louisiana State University, averaging 16.7 ppg., 9.6 rpg., 1.5 apg., 1.16 blkpg. and 1.14 stlpg. in 95 career games (93 starts)…Shot .496 (566-1,142) from the field during his collegiate career and posted 44 double-doubles…During his junior campaign (2006-07), averaged 17.7 ppg., 10.4 rpg. and 1.10 stlpg. in 29 games…Led the SEC in rebounding and ranked third in scoring…Named First Team All-SEC…As a sophomore (2005-06), averaged 18.6 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 1.31 stlpg. and 1.14 blkpg. in 36 games…Led the SEC in both scoring and rebounding, becoming only the fifth player in conference history and the first since Shaquille O’Neal accomplished the feat in 1991…Named the SEC Player of the Year, earned Second Team All-America honors from The Sporting News and Third Team All-America by The Associated Press…During his freshman season (2004-05), averaged 13.5 ppg., 8.8 rpg. and 1.37 blkpg. in 30 contests…Named SEC Freshman of the Year.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Ronald Glen Davis...Nickname is “Big Baby”…Son of Donald Robertson and Tonya Davis…While at LSU, majored in business management…Played running back on his high school football team.

 

 

 

 

MAURICE HARKLESS

 

Position: Forward

Height: 6-8

Weight: 210

Years Pro: Rookie


College: St. John’s

High School: South Kent (South Kent, CT)

Birthdate: 5-11-93


Drafted: First round (15th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by Philadelphia.


Acquired: From Philadelphia as part of a four-team, 12 player deal on August 10, 2012.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft…Traded from Philadelphia to Orlando as part of a four-team, 12 player deal (Aug. 10, 2012).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played and started all 32 games during his freshman season (2011-12) at St. John’s University, averaging 15.5 ppg., 8.6 rpg., 1.5 apg., 1.59 stlpg. and 1.41 blkpg. in 36.1 minpg….Led the Red Storm in rebounding, blocked shots and minutes played, while finishing second in scoring and steals…Ranked second in the nation among freshmen in rebounding and sixth in scoring…Named the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year…Also earned All-Big East Honorable Mention…Scored in double figures 26 times and had 20-plus points seven times, including a career-high 32 points vs. Providence on Dec. 27…Recorded 11 double-doubles.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Maurice Jose Harkless…Son of Rosa Harkless…Has two siblings…Majored in communications at St. John’s…Born and raised in New York City…Attended Forest Hills High School in Queens, N.Y., before transferring to South Kent in Connecticut prior to his senior season…Named MVP at the 2011 Kobe Bryant Classic in Philadelphia…Was named the New York Daily News’ Queens High School Player of the Year in 2009-10…Lists Will Smith and Adam Sandler as his favorite actors…Favorite food is crab legs…Enjoys listening to Jay-Z and Drake.

 

 

AL HARRINGTON

 

Position: Forward

Height: 6-9

Weight: 245

Years Pro: 14

College: None

High School: St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ)            

Birthdate: 2/17/80


Drafted: First round (25th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft by Indiana.


Acquired: From Denver as part of a four-team, 12 player deal on August 10, 2012.

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 64 games (one start) with Denver, averaging 14.2 ppg., 6.1 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 27.5 minpg….Led (or tied) the Nuggets in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 11 times…Scored in double figures 53 times and had 20-plus points in 11 games, including a season-high 31 points on Feb. 20 vs. Minnesota…Pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds on Feb. 6 vs. Houston…Recorded double figures in rebounding nine times and had nine double-doubles…Had at least one steal in 36 games, including a season-high four steals twice, the last time on Jan. 15 vs. Utah…Did not play in two of the last three regular season games due to rest/DNP-CD…Played in seven playoff outings, averaging 9.7 ppg. and 4.3 rpg. in 23.3 minpg.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has appeared in 937 regular season games (445 starts) during his NBA career with Indiana, Atlanta, Golden State, New York and Denver, averaging 13.8 ppg., 5.7 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 29.2 minpg.…Shot .353 (935-2,648) from three-point range during his career…Also played in 48 career postseason games, averaging 8.0 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 22.2 minpg....Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week once (period ending Dec. 15, 2008)…Recorded 103 career double-doubles…2010-11: Played in 73 games (three starts) with Denver, averaging 10.5 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 22.8 minpg….Shot .357 (117-328) from three-point range…Also played in five playoff outings, averaging 5.6 ppg., 1.4 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.0 minpg….Missed seven games on the Inactive List due to injury – Missed four games (Dec. 28-Jan. 3) due to a dislocated thumb, two games (Jan. 30-31) due to a left plantar fascia strain and once (Mar. 18) due to a right Achilles strain…2009-10: Played in 72 games (15 starts) with New York, averaging 17.7 ppg., 5.6 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 30.5 minpg….Ranked 32nd in the NBA in scoring…Led (or tied) the Knicks in scoring 21 times, in rebounding eight times and in assists twice…Scored 20-plus points in 26 outings, had 30-plus points six times and 40-plus points twice, including a career-high 42 points on Oct. 31 vs. Philadelphia…Had six double-doubles…2008-09: Appeared in 73 combined games (56 starts) with both Golden State and New York, averaging a career-high 20.1 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.21 stlpg. in 34.9 minpg….Shot .364 (171-470) from three-point range…Ranked 20th in the NBA in scoring and 27th in steals…Played in five games with the Warriors, averaging 12.4 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.40 stlpg. in 33.2 minpg….Traded to New York on Nov. 21…Played in 68 games (51 starts)with the Knicks, averaging 20.7ppg., 6.3 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.19 stlpg. in 35.0 minpg….Scored 30-or-more points eight times and had 10 double-doubles…Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 15 after averaging 33.3 ppg. and 8.3 rpg. in three games…Missed seven total games due to injury – sat out six games with a low back strain and once due to a sore left Achilles…2007-08: Played in 81 games (59 starts) with Golden State, averaging 13.6 ppg., 5.4 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 27.0 minpg….Shot .375 (153-408) from three-point range…Scored 20-plus points 16 times and had 30-plus points once…Recorded six double-doubles…Led (or tied) the Warriors in scoring six times and in rebounding seven times…Missed one game (Nov. 21) due to personal reasons…2006-07: Played and started in a combined 78 games for both Indiana and Golden State, averaging 16.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 32.9 minpg….Shot a career-best .433 (127-293) from three-point range…Ranked eighth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 37th in rebounding…Also played in 11 playoff outings (five starts), averaging 10.2 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. in 23.8 minpg….Played and started in 36 games with the Pacers, averaging 15.9 ppg., 6.3 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 33.6 minpg….Traded to Golden State on Jan. 16…Played and started in 42 games with the Warriors, averaging 17.0 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 32.3 minpg….Ripped down a career-high 18 rebounds on Nov. 21 vs. Milwaukee…Recorded seven double-doubles…2005-06: Appeared and started in 76 games with Atlanta, averaging 18.6 ppg., 6.9 rpg., 3.1 apg. and 1.12 stlpg. in 36.6 minpg….Tied for 30th in the NBA in scoring, tied for 31st in rebounding and tied for 38th in minutes played…Scored 20-plus points 32 times and had 30-plus points four times…Recorded 16 double-doubles…Led (or tied) the Hawks in scoring 32 times and in rebounding 16 times…Missed six games due to injuries (ankle, pectoral, hand)…2004-05: Played and started in 66 outings for Atlanta, averaging 17.5 ppg., a career-high 7.0 rpg., a career-best 3.2 apg. and 1.29 stlpg. in 38.6 minpg….Ranked 12th in the NBA in minutes played…Had 23 games with 20-plus points, three games with 30-plus points and 12 double-doubles…Led (or tied) the Hawks in scoring 21 times and in rebounding 15 times…Dished out a career-high-tying nine assists three times, the last on Mar. 8 @ Milwaukee…Missed a total of 16 games due to injury, including 15 with right knee tendinitis…2003-04: Appeared in 79 games (15 starts) with Indiana, averaging 13.3 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 1.7 apg. and 1.01 stlpg. in 30.9 minpg….Ranked 38th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Was runner-up for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award to Dallas’ Antawn Jamison…Also played in 16 postseason outings (two starts), averaging 9.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 1.44 stlpg. in 26.7 minpg….Had 10 games with 20-plus points and 12 double-doubles (second-most in the NBA as a reserve)…Led (or tied) the Pacers in scoring eight times and in rebounding 14 times…2002-03: Played in all 82 games (37 starts) with Indiana, averaging 12.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 30.1 minpg….Was the only Pacer to appear in all 82 games…Also played in six playoff contests, averaging 3.0 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 17.2 minpg….Scored 20-plus points 13 times, 30-plus points twice and 40 points once (Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta)…Recorded 10 double-doubles and led (or tied) the Pacers in rebounding 11 times…Had a career-high four blocked shots on Feb. 16 @ Atlanta…2001-02: Appeared in 44 games (one start) with Indiana, averaging 13.1 ppg., 6.3 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 29.8 minpg….Recorded a career-high seven steals on Dec. 31 vs. Miami…Scored 20-plus points six times and had five double-doubles…Suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury in his right knee on Jan. 23 and missed the final 38 games…Underwent surgery Jan. 25…2000-01: Played in 78 games (38 starts) with Indiana, averaging 7.5 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 24.3 minpg….Also played in three playoff outings, averaging 1.7 ppg., 1.3 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 13.3 minpg….Recorded eight double-doubles…Led (or tied) the Pacers in scoring five times and in rebounding 11 times…Played a career-high 54 minutes in a triple-overtime loss @ Houston on Mar. 13…Missed three games with a sprained right ankle and one with a sprained left foot…1999-00: Appeared in 50 games with Indiana, averaging 6.6 ppg. and 3.2 rpg. in 17.1 minpg….Missed 26 total games due to injury – missed eight games in February with a sprained lower back, 10 games in March due to a bruised gastroc muscle, then the last eight games of the season with a sore back…Underwent lower back surgery in summer of 2000…1998-99: Played in 21 games with Indiana during his rookie campaign, averaging 2.1 ppg. and 1.9 rpg. in 7.6 minpg…. At age 18, was the youngest player in the NBA...Made NBA debut on Feb. 5 vs. Washington and became the youngest player ever to play in Pacers history (18 years, 348 days)...DNP-CD 29 times.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Indiana in the first round (25th overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft…Traded by Indiana to Atlanta in exchange for Stephen Jackson (Jul. 15, 2004)…Traded by Atlanta to Indiana along with John Edwards in exchange for a first round draft pick (Aug. 22, 2006)…Traded by Indiana to Golden State along with Stephen Jackson, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, Troy Murphy and Keith McLeod (Jan. 16, 2007)…Traded by Golden State to New York in exchange for Jamal Crawford (Nov. 21, 2008)…Signed as a free agent by Denver (Jul. 15, 2010)... Traded by Denver to Orlando as part of a four-team, 12-player deal (Aug. 10, 2012).

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Albert Harrington…Played freshman year at Roselle High School before transferring to St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J.…Played in the 1998 McDonald’s All-American Game…During the summer of 1997, worked in the office of New Jersey Senator Richard Codey…In high school, played cowboy Frank Butler in a production of “Annie Get Your Gun”…Sang a duet with Rosie O’Donnell of the show’s signature song “Anything You Can Do” during a TV appearance as part of the McDonald’s All-American team…In 2007, launched The Al Harrington Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established to provide educational and life-enriching opportunities for youth affected by poverty, illness, abuse or neglect in his native New Jersey…Through strong relationships with the state, media and partnering foundations, The Al Harrington Foundation aims to raise public awareness of children at risk and offer dedicated programs to encourage children to fully develop and realize their potential…Honored with the NBA Community Assist Award in March 2007…Hobbies include reading, acting, bowling, watching movies, billiards, singing and playing video games…Contributed movie reviews to pacers.com during his stint in Indiana…Started the sneaker line, Protégé, as a “give back” brand with CEO/Chairman Rodney Henry.

 

DeQUAN JONES

 

Position: Guard-Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 221 Years Pro: Rookie

College: Miami (FL)

High School: Wheeler (Stone Mountain, GA) Birthdate: 6-20-90

Drafted: Not drafted by an NBA franchise


Acquired: Signed as a free agent on September 29, 2012

COLLEGE CAPSULE:

Played in 111 games (35 starts) during his collegiate at the University of Miami, averaging 4.6 ppg. and 2.4 rpg. in 14.5 minpg….As a senior (2011-12), appeared in 23 games (two starts), averaging 5.9 ppg. and 3.6 rpg. in 17.3 minpg….During his junior year (2010-11), played in 28 games (10 starts), averaging 4.5 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 13.9 minpg….Missed seven games after breaking his right hand on Jan. 15…As a sophomore (2009-10), played in 28 games (20 starts), averaging 5.7 ppg. and 2.1 rpg. in 16.6 minpg., while shooting .533 (65-122) from the field…Averaged 11.7 ppg. in three games during the ACC Tournament…Scored a career-high 16 points on Nov. 25 vs. Florida Gulf Coast…During his freshman campaign (2008-09), appeared in all 32 games for the Hurricanes (three starts), averaging 2.7 ppg. and 1.7 rpg. in 11.0 minpg.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Son of Irene Bell and Clady Jones…Has a brother, Camron…Nickname is “DJ”…Majored in liberal arts while at Miami…Reached the semifinals of the College Slam Dunk Championship at the 2012 Final Four…Attended Wheeler High School in Stone Mountain, GA, and named Class 5-A Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior in 2008…Helped the Wildcats advanced to the state championship game, which they lost by just three points…Named to EA Sports’ All-American Second Team and to the Parade All-America Fourth Team…Also recruited by Oregon, Memphis, Florida and Georgia.

 

 

JOSH McROBERTS

 

Position: Forward

Height: 6-10

Weight: 240

Years Pro: 5


College: Duke

High School: Carmel (Carmel, IN)

Birthdate: 2-28-87


Drafted: Second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft by Portland.


Acquired: From L.A. Lakers as part of a four-team, 12 player deal on August 10, 2012.

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 50 games (six starts) with the L.A. Lakers, averaging 2.8 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.4 minpg….Also played in six playoff outings, tallying two points in 16 total minutes...Led (or tied) the Lakers in scoring once and in rebounding twice…Scored in double figures twice, including a season-high 16 points on Apr. 26 @ Sacramento…In the same game, also recorded season-highs with nine rebounds, four assists and a career-high 38 minutes...Tied a career-high with three steals twice, the last time on Jan. 22 vs. Indiana…Missed six games (Jan. 3-11) due to a sprained left big toe and sprained left thumb.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 205 career NBA regular season games with Portland, Indiana and the L.A. Lakers, averaging 4.6 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 15.4 minpg….Also played in 11 playoff outings, averaging 2.5 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in 8.6 minpg….2010-11: Played in 72 games (51 starts) with Indiana, averaging career-highs of 7.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 2.1 apg. in 22.2 minpg….Also appeared in five playoff outings, averaging 5.0 ppg., 3.6 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 15.6 minpg….Scored in double figures 19 times, including a career-high 20 points on Jan. 29 @ Chicago…Tallied 10-or-more rebounds five times, including a career-high 13 boards on Mar. 30 vs. Detroit…Recorded three double-doubles…Dished out a career-best seven assists on Feb. 9 vs. Charlotte…Had a career-high-tying four blocked shots on Nov. 28 @ L.A. Lakers...2009-10: Appeared in 42 games (three starts) with Indiana, averaging 4.3 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 12.5 minpg….Scored in double figures six times and had two double-doubles…Made first career NBA start on Jan. 2 vs. Minnesota, tallying seven points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in 25 minutes...2008-09: Played in 33 games with Indiana, averaging 2.4 ppg. and 2.2 rpg. in 8.5 minpg….Scored in double figures three times and recorded first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds on Apr. 8 vs. Toronto…2007-08: Appeared in eight games with Portland during his rookie campaign, averaging 1.5 ppg. and 1.3 rpg. in 3.5 minpg….Scored first career NBA points on Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia...Also played in 15 games with Idaho of the NBA Development League, averaging 7.7 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 2.5 apg. in 26.8 minpg….Also played in four D-League playoff games with the Stampede, averaging 6.3 ppg. and 5.0 rpg….Member of the 2008 D-League Champions.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Portland in the second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft…Played with Idaho of the NBA Development League (2007-08)…Traded by Portland to Indiana along with Jarrett Jack and the rights to Brandon Rush in exchange for Ike Diogu and the rights to Jerryd Bayless (Jul. 9, 2008)…Signed as a free agent by the L.A. Lakers (Dec. 13, 2011)…Traded from L.A. Lakers to Orlando as part of a four-team, 12 player deal (Aug. 10, 2012).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played two seasons at Duke University, averaging 10.8 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 2.4 apg. in 69 career games…Shot .540 (279-517) from the field during his collegiate career…During his sophomore campaign (2006-07), averaged 13.0 ppg., 7.9 rpg., 3.5 apg. and 2.5 blkpg. in 33 games (32 starts)…Second player in Duke history to be named a captain as a sophomore…Earned All-ACC Second Team honors…As a freshman (2005-06), averaged 8.7 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 1.5 apg., 1.3 blkpg. and 1.1 stlpg. in 36 games…Shot a team-best .605 (115-190) from the floor, the third-highest total for a Duke freshman in school history…Named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Joshua Scott McRoberts...Mother, Jennifer, is a teacher...Oldest of four children…Played on the same AAU team (Spiece Indy Heat) in high school as Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Jr. and Daequan Cook…Active volunteer with the American Red Cross, YMCA and Carmel Dads’ Club…While at Duke, mentored elementary and middle school students in conjunction with the NCAA Stay In Bounds Ambassador Program…Named National High School Senior Athlete of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association…Won the 2005 Morgan Wooten Award as McDonald’s All-American Player of the Year and was selected to the First Team Parade All-American Team…Also an All-USA Today First Team and EA Sports All-America selection in 2005…Named the MVP of the McDonald’s All-America Game (17 points, 12 rebounds) while leading the East to a 115-110 win.

 

 

E'TWAUN MOORE

 

Position: Guard Height: 6-4 Weight: 191 Years Pro: 1

College: Purdue

High School: East Chicago (East Chicago, IL) Birthdate: 2-25-89

Drafted: Second round (55th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by Boston.


Acquired: Signed as a free agent on September 6, 2012.

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 38 games during his rookie campaign for Boston, averaging 2.9 ppg. in 8.7 minpg….Also appeared in nine playoff outings, tallying five points, three rebounds and three assists in 21 total minutes…Scored a career-high 16 points, including 4-of-4 from three-point range, on Jan. 26 @ Orlando…Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds on Apr. 24 vs. Miami…Recorded career-highs of five assists and three steals in 25 minutes on Apr. 26 vs. Milwaukee…Made his NBA debut on Dec. 25 @ New York and did not score…Scored his first NBA points on Jan. 4 vs. New Jersey (5 pts., 2-3 FG, 1 3FG)…DNP-CD 22 times and on the Inactive List six times.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Boston in the second round (55th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft…Traded by Boston to Houston as part of a three-team deal which also sent JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams and Jon Diebler to the Rockets, Courtney Lee to Boston and Sasha Pavlovic to Portland (Jul. 20, 2012)…Waived by Houston (Jul. 25, 2012)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Sep. 6, 2012).

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played 140 career games (136 starts) during four seasons at Purdue University, averaging 15.3 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 2.9 apg. and 1.17 stlpg. in 32.3 minpg….Shot .380 (243-639) from three-point range…Left Purdue as the school’s all-time leader in minutes played (4,517), games started (136) and three-point field goals (243)…Also tied for first in career games played (140) and career wins (107), ranked third in scoring (2,136 points), sixth in steals (164) and ninth in assists (400)…Named First Team All-Big Ten twice (2009-10, 2010-11) and Second Team All-Big Ten twice (2007-08, 2008-09)…Also named Academic All-Big Ten three times (2008-11)…Led the Boilermakers in scoring for three straight seasons (2007-10)…As a senior (2010-11), started all 34 games, averaging 18.0 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 3.2 apg. and 1.21 stlpg. in 33.9 minpg….Shot .400 (70-175) from three-point range…Scored a career-high 38 points vs. #2 Ohio State, earning him Big Ten Player of the Week honors…During his junior season (2009-10), started in all 35 games, averaging 16.4 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 1.46 stlpg. in 31.5 minpg….Became first player in nearly 20 years to lead Purdue in both scoring and assists…As a sophomore (2008-09), played in 37 games (36 starts), averaging 13.8 ppg., 4.6 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 1.08 stlpg. in 33.0 minpg.…Played in 34 games (31 starts) as a freshman (2007-08), averaging 12.9 ppg., 3.9 rpg. and 2.6 apg. in 30.6 minpg….Shot .434 (66-152) from three-point range…Became the first true freshman in Purdue history to lead the team in scoring and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is E’Twaun Donte Moore…Majored in organizational leadership and supervision while at Purdue.  

 

JAMEER NELSON

 

Position: Guard

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Years Pro: 8

College: Saint Joseph’s

High School: Chester (Chester, PA)

Birthdate: 2-9-82


Drafted: First round (20th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft by Denver.


Acquired: From Denver in exchange for a future first round draft pick on June 24, 2004.

2011-12 SEASON: Played and started in 57 games for Orlando, averaging 11.9 ppg., 5.7 apg. and 3.2 rpg. in 29.9 minpg….Shot .377 (87-231) from three-point range and .807 (71-88) from the free throw line…Ranked 15th in the NBA in assists…Also started in five playoff outings, averaging 15.6 ppg., a team-high 6.6 apg. and 3.8 rpg. in 36.4 minpg….During the regular season, led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times and in assists 36 times…Dished out 10+ assists five times, including a career-high-tying 14 assists on Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia…Dished out playoff career-high 11 assists on May 5 vs. Indiana…Scored in double figures 33 times and 20-plus points seven times, including a season-high 27 points on Apr. 1 vs. Denver…Had four double-doubles…Pulled down season-high nine rebounds on Apr. 25 vs. Charlotte…Recorded at least one steal 28 times and had two-or-more steals eight times, including a season-high three steals three times, the last on Mar. 18 @ Miami…Missed eight total games due to injury: Missed one game on the Inactive List (Dec. 30) due to neck spasms, five games (Jan. 29-Feb. 4) due to concussion-like symptoms, once (Feb. 23) due to a strained left knee and once (Apr. 3) due to a sore left calf…DNP-CD (rest) on Apr. 26.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Named an NBA All-Star in 2009…Appeared in 527 career NBA outings, all with Orlando, averaging 12.4 ppg., 5.0 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 28.2 minpg.…Shot .388 (617-1,589) from three-point range and .808 (907-1,123) from three-point range during his career…Also played in 44 career playoff games, averaging 15.0 ppg., 4.6 apg. and 3.5 rpg. in 32.5 minpg….Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Dec. 21, 2008, Jan. 18, 2009)…Named to the 2004-05 NBA All-Rookie Second Team…2010-11: Played and started in 76 games for Orlando, averaging 13.1 ppg., a career-and-team-high 6.0 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 30.5 minpg….Shot .401 (119-297) from three-point range and .802 (130-162) from the free throw line…Ranked 20th in the NBA in assists and tied for 29th in three-point field goal percentage…Also appeared and started in six playoff outings, averaging 13.2 ppg., 5.0 apg., 4.2 rpg. and 2.00 stlpg. in 36.0 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times and in assists 51 times, including a career-best 14 assists on Nov. 24 vs. Miami…Dished out 10+ assists six times…Scored in double figures 56 times and 20-plus points 10 times…Hit game-winning jumper with 4.1 seconds left on Nov. 13 @ New Jersey…Hit go-ahead jumper and ensuing foul shot with 33.6 seconds left on Nov. 20 @ Indiana…Hit tie-breaking and eventual game-winning three-pointer with 1:19 remaining on Dec. 25 vs. Boston….Hit game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer on Mar. 18 to beat Denver…Had four double-doubles…Missed six total games due to injury/illness: Missed two games on the Inactive List (Nov. 6-8) due to a sprained left ankle, three games (Dec. 3-6) due to a stomach virus and once (Mar. 28) due to a sprained left knee…Ejected after receiving two technical fouls on Nov. 24 vs. Miami…2009-10: Played in 65 games (64 starts) for Orlando, averaging 12.6 ppg., a team-high 5.4 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 28.6 minpg….Shot .381 (86-226) from three-point range and .845 (98-116) from the free throw line…Also appeared and started in all 14 playoff games, averaging 19.0 ppg., 4.8 apg., 3.6 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 34.2 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times and in assists a team-best 43 times…Scored in double figures 45 times and had 20+ points in five outings…Had four double-doubles…Dished out 10+ assists five times…Pulled down his 1,000th career NBA rebound on Nov. 3 @ Detroit…Passed Tracy McGrady (1,533) for fifth on the Magic’s all-time assist list on Nov. 13 vs. New Jersey…Missed a total of 17 games due to injury…Missed 16 games (Nov. 18-Dec. 19, on Inactive List three times during that span) due to a torn meniscus in his left knee (underwent arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 18) and missed one game (Feb. 2) due to a hyperextended left knee…During the playoffs, scored a playoff-career-high 32 points twice, the last time on Apr. 24 @ Charlotte…Pulled down a playoff-career-best nine rebounds on May 16 vs. Boston…Recorded a playoff-career-high four steals on Apr. 24 @ Charlotte…2008-09: NBA All-Star (missed game due to injury)…Appeared and started in 42 games with Orlando, averaging 16.7 ppg., 5.4 apg., 3.5 rpg. and 1.21 stlpg. in 31.2 minpg….Shot .503 (267-531) from the field, .453 (82-181) from three-point range and .887 (86-97) from the free throw line…Finished second in the NBA in three-point FG percentage and 14th in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.72, 226/83)…Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice – for the periods ending Dec. 21 and Jan. 18…Scored in double figures 37 times and had 20+ points in 14 outings, including a career-high-tying 32 points on Dec. 15 @ Golden State…Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds on Nov. 12 @ Oklahoma City…Dished out 10+ assists twice…Missed five games (Inactive List: Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3; DNP: Nov. 29-Dec. 1) due to a strained right hip flexor…Suffered a torn right labrum on Feb. 2 vs. Dallas and missed the final 35 games of the season on the Inactive List (Feb. 4-Apr. 15) due to the injury…Underwent surgery on Feb. 19…Returned to play in the NBA Finals, averaging 3.8 ppg., 2.8 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 18.0 minpg. in five games against the Lakers…2007-08: Appeared in 69 games with Orlando, averaging 10.9 ppg., team-high 5.6 apg. and 3.5 rpg. in 28.4 minpg….Made 62 starts, averaging 11.0 ppg., 5.7 apg. and 3.5 rpg. in 29.1 minpg. during that span…Shot .416 (64-154) from three-point range and .828 (125-151) from the free throw line…Ranked 15th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 38th in free throw percentage…Also played and started all 10 playoff outings, averaging 16.2 ppg., 4.7 apg. and 4.1 rpg. in 33.3 minpg….Dished out 10-plus assists four times and recorded his 1,000th career NBA assist on Dec. 12 @ Milwaukee…Netted 20-plus points in seven games...Netted his 3,000th career NBA point on Jan. 11 @ Denver…Pulled down career-high-tying eight rebounds on Dec. 3 @ Golden State…On the Inactive List a total of 11 times: once due to a concussion (Nov. 6), once due to a back strain (Dec. 29), five times due to a strained tendon in his right foot (Jan. 19-27), once due to flu-like symptoms/strained right hamstring (Mar. 1), twice due to a jaw contusion (Mar. 28-Apr. 1) and once on Apr. 16…DNP-CD twice…2006-07: Played and started in 77 games for the Magic, averaging 13.0 ppg. a team-best 4.3 apg. and 3.1 rpg. in 30.3 minpg….Tied for 33rd in the NBA in assists and 40th in free throw percentage (shot a team-best .828 (183-221) from the line)…Also started all four playoff outings vs. Detroit, averaging 14.3 ppg., 3.3 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 32.3 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times and in assists a team-best 42 times…Scored in double figures 49 times and netted 20+ points 12 times…Hit game-winning three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left on Dec. 4 @ Sacramento…Scored 2,000th career NBA point on Jan. 5 vs. Charlotte…Pulled down career-high-tying eight rebounds on Mar. 12 @ Charlotte…Missed a total of five games: On Inactive List four times (Dec. 13-20) due to a strained right groin and DNP due to the flu on Feb. 14.…2005-06: Played in 62 games with the Magic, averaging 14.6 ppg., 4.9 apg., 2.9 rpg. and 1.13 stlpg. in 28.8 minpg….Shot .424 (70-165) from three-point range and .483 (347-719) from the floor…Started in 33 contests, averaging 16.0 ppg., 5.8 apg., 3.0 rpg. and 1.12 stlpg. in 31.9 minpg. during that span…Tied for ninth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 35th in field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 18 times and in assists 33 times…Scored in double figures in 43 contests, including a career-high 32 points on Jan. 11 @ Seattle…Scored 20-plus points 15 times…Dished out career-high-tying 13 assists on Jan. 13 @ Portland…Missed 20 games due to a sprained right mid-foot: DNP five times (Jan. 21-29) and on the Inactive List for 15 games (Feb. 1-Mar. 1)…2004-05: Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team…Played in 79 outings during his rookie season with Orlando, averaging 8.7 ppg., 3.0 apg. and 2.4 rpg. in 20.4 minpg.…Made 21 starts, averaging 15.7 ppg., 5.2 apg., 4.7 rpg. and 1.71 stlpg. in 38.0 minpg. during that span…Ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (10th), assists (T-3rd), FG percentage (T-9th), three-point FG percentage (8th) and steals (T-4th)…Led (or tied) the team in assists 15 times, including career-high 13 assists (also had 18 points for first career double-double) on Mar. 24 vs. Charlotte…Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times…Scored in double figures 35 times…Had at least one steal in 42 outings and had two-or-more 17 times, including career-high and Magic rookie record seven steals on Jan. 22 vs. Philadelphia…Made first NBA start on Feb. 26 @ Miami, tallying 13 points, career-high eight rebounds and game-high seven assists in 37 minutes…Had career-high-tying eight rebounds three times, the last on Apr. 6 vs. Chicago…Made his NBA regular season debut on Nov. 3 vs. Milwaukee (played eight minutes but did not score)…Scored first NBA point on Nov. 5 @ New Orleans…Did not play on Mar. 30, Apr. 1 and 2 due to an intercostal tear (rib muscle, left side).

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Denver in the first round (20th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft…Traded by Denver to Orlando in exchange for a future first round draft pick (Jun. 24, 2004)…Signed a multi-year contract extension with Orlando (Oct. 31, 2007)…Re-signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 16, 2012).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played and started in 125 career games for Saint Joseph’s University, averaging 16.8 ppg., 5.7 apg., 4.6 rpg. and 2.05 stlpg….Consensus National Player of the Year as a senior (2003-04), earning the Associated Press, Wooden, Naismith, Rupp, Robertson and Chevrolet Player of the Year awards…Shared the NABC top player award with Connecticut’s Emeka Okafor…Also chosen Player of the Year by The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com and FoxSports.com…Unanimous First Team All-America selection and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, after averaging 20.6 ppg., 5.3 apg., 4.7 rpg. and 2.97 stlpg. in 32 contests in 2003-04…Led Saint Joe’s to a perfect regular season (27-0), a top ranking in the national polls, the school’s first #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Elite Eight…Earned A-10 Player of the Week honors a record eight times and captured the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the top player in the country 6-feet and under…As a junior (2002-03), averaged 19.7 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.7 apg. and 2.20 stlpg. in 30 games with the Hawks…Scored career-high 39 points vs. Dayton in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the third-highest scoring performance in the tournament’s history and tied for sixth-best in school history…In his sophomore campaign (2001-02), led the A-10 and was 16th in the country with 6.3 apg….Also led the conference in free throw percentage and ranked second in scoring (14.4 ppg.)…As a freshman, led conference and was 12th nationally with 6.5 apg. and set a school single-season record with 213 assists…Had his jersey #14 retired by SJU on Apr. 23, 2004 and was inducted into the Saint Joseph’s University Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 5, 2011.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Majored in sociology while at Saint Joseph’s…Son of Linda Billings and the late Pete Nelson…Has a son, Jameer, Jr. and three daughters, Jamia, Jayden and Jayce...Participated in Magic’s Thanksgiving Day event at the Coalition for the Homeless…Annually holds Jameer Nelson Basketball Showcase for kids in his hometown… Served as a school crossing guard in the Central Florida community in 2005…Taped a PSA for the Orange County School Board’s campaign, “Education is Cool”…Bought and distributed toys to underprivileged children and families over the holidays…Met with military personnel after a game as part of the Magic’s ‘Seats for Soldiers’ night…Donated tickets to community organizations and met with the groups pre-game… Assisted former teammate Pat Garrity with his food/toiletry donations for needy families at a local community center…Fan of the Philadelphia Eagles…Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2004.

 

 

 ANDREW NICHOLSON

 

Position: Forward

Height: 6-9

Weight: 250

Years Pro: Rookie

College: St. Bonaventure

High School: Fr. Michael Goetz Secondary (West Mississaugua, Ontario)


Birthdate: 12-8-89


Acquired: First round (19th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by Orlando.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (19th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.


COLLEGE CAPSULE: Appeared in 123 career games at St. Bonaventure University, averaging 17.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg. and 1.98 blkpg. in 29.9 minpg. and shot .575 (809-1,407) from the field during his collegiate career…Earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors all four seasons (First Team, 2010-11 and 2011-12; Second Team, 2008-09 and 2009-10) and was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year as a senior in 2011-12…Also earned All-American honors by The Associated Press in 2011-12…Led the Bonnies in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots for three straight seasons (2009-12)…Ranks second all-time in school history in scoring (2,103 points), second in blocked shots (244), second in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounds (887)…As a senior (2011-12), played in 32 games, averaging 18.5 ppg., 8.4 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 2.0 blkpg. in 30.1 minpg….Scored in double figures 29 times…Grabbed a career-best 23 rebounds (along with 21 points) on Feb. 11 vs. Duquesne, and led the Bonnies to the NCAA Tournament…During his junior year (2010-11), appeared in 31 games, averaging 20.8 ppg., 7.3 rpg. and 1.5 blkpg.  in 33.8 minpg….Scored in double figures 30 times, including a career-high 44 points on Dec. 18 vs. Ohio University…As a sophomore (2009-10), played in 30 games, averaging 16.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 1.8 blkpg. in 30.2 minpg….During his freshman season (2008-09), averaged 12.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and a team-high 2.7 blkpg. in 25.1 minpg…Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Son of Fabian and Colmaleen Nicholson…Has an older brother, Gary…Graduated with a degree in physics from St. Bonaventure…Changed his major from chemistry to physics…Did not play basketball until his junior year of high school…Played baseball and was a 6’6” first baseman until the 10th grade.

 

 

 

KYLE O'QUINN

 

Position: Forward-Center

Height: 6-10

Weight: 240

Years Pro: Rookie

College: Norfolk State

High School: Campus Magnet (Cambria Heights, NY)

Birthdate: 3-26-90


Acquired: Second round (49th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by Orlando.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the second round (49th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Appeared in 129 career games at Norfolk State University, averaging 12.5 ppg., 8.5 rpg. and 2.19 blkpg. in 27.3 minpg. and shot .553 (610-1,104) from the field during his collegiate career…Was the 2012 Lou Henson recipient as the nation’s top mid-major player…Named the 2011-12 MEAC Player of the Year and a two-time MEAC Defensive Player of the Year (2010-11, 2011-12)…Also earned MVP honors of the 2012 Portsmouth Invitational, averaging 11.7 ppg., 11.7 rpg. and 3.7 blkpg. in three games…As a senior (2011-12), played in 36 games, averaging 15.9 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 2.69 blkpg. in 31.3 minpg….Helped the #15-seed Spartans to a historic upset of #2-seed Missouri during the NCAA Tournament with 26 points and 14 rebounds…An All-MEAC First Team selection and MVP of the 2012 MEAC Tournament…Led the conference and tied for fifth in the nation with 20 double-doubles...Also ranked 14th in the country in field goal percentage (.573, 205-358), 15th in blocked shots and 16th in rebounding…During his junior year (2010-11), appeared in 32 games, averaging 16.4 ppg., 11.1 rpg. and 3.44 blkpg. in 32.8 minpg….Ranked in the top 10 in the nation in blocked shots (fourth), rebounds (fifth) and double-doubles (eighth, 19)…Led the MEAC in blocked shots and rebounding, while ranking second in field goal percentage (.556) and fifth in scoring...Set single-season school records (Division I era) with 110 blocked shots and 355 rebounds…Named MEAC Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week four times, and was voted to the MEAC All-Tournament Team…As a sophomore (2009-10), appeared in 30 games, averaging 11.5 ppg., 8.7 rpg. and 1.70 blkpg. in 28.3 minpg., while shooting a conference-best .549 from the floor…Named to the All-MEAC Second Team…During his freshman season (2008-09), averaged 5.3 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 16.2 minpg.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Kyle Brandon O’Quinn…Son of Tommie and Regina O’Quinn…Majored in physical education while at Norfolk State…Did not begin playing basketball until his junior year of high school…His lone scholarship offer came from Norfolk State.

 

 

J.J. REDICK

 

Position: Guard

Height: 6-4

Weight: 190

Years Pro: 6

College: Duke

High School: Cave Spring (Roanoke, VA)


Birthdate: 6-24-84


Acquired: First round (11th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft by Orlando.

 

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 65 games for Orlando, averaging a career-high 11.6 ppg., 2.5 apg. and 2.3 rpg. in a career-best 27.2 minpg….Shot .418 (112-268) from three-point range and a team-best .911 (143-157) from the free throw line…Made 22 starts, averaging 14.8 ppg., 3.0 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 32.9 minpg. during that span…Ranked second in the NBA in free throw percentage and 16th in three-point field goal percentage…Appeared in all five playoff outings, averaging 10.8 ppg., 3.2 apg and 1.0 rpg. in 24.6 minpg….During the regular season, led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 41 times and had 20+ points six times, including a career-high 31 points on Apr. 25 vs. Charlotte (including 6-of-10 from three-point range)…Dished out a career-high nine assists on Mar. 11 vs. Indiana…Also tied career playoff-high with seven assists on May 5 vs. Indiana…Recorded at least one steal 19 times and had two-or-more steals six times, including a career-high-tying three steals on Apr. 10 @ Washington and Apr. 22 @ Denver…DNP-CD (rest) on Apr. 26.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 346 career NBA outings, all with Orlando, averaging 8.4 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 20.5 minpg….Shot .400 (432-1,081) from three-point range and .876 (608-694) from the free throw line during his career…Also played in 44 playoff games, averaging 6.8 ppg., 1.7 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 19.5 minpg.…Member of the 2006-08 USA Men’s Senior National Team program…2010-11: Played in 59 games for Orlando, averaging 10.1 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 25.4 minpg….Shot .397 (87-219) from three-point range and a team-best .875 (112-128) from the free throw line…Made five starts, averaging 14.6 ppg., 3.4 apg., 3.2 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 36.6 minpg. during that span…Tied for 33rd in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Also played in six postseason games, averaging 6.7 ppg., 1.8 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 20.0 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice and in assists twice…Scored in double figures 32 times and had 20+ points four times…Recorded a career-high-tying three steals on Mar. 9 @ Sacramento…Missed 23 total games due to injury/illness: Missed two games on the Inactive List (Nov. 15-18) due to back spasms, missed three games (Dec. 1-4) due to a stomach virus, missed one game (Jan. 31) due to a left shoulder contusion and sat out 17 games (Mar. 11-Apr. 13) due to a lower abdominal strain…2009-10: Played in all 82 games for Orlando, averaging 9.6 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 22.0 minpg….Shot a team-best .405 (111-274) from three-point range and a team-best .860 (191-222) from the free throw line…Made nine starts, averaging 13.0 ppg., 2.9 apg. and 2.7 rpg. in 35.1 minpg….Ranked 17th in the NBA in free throw percentage and 17th in three-point field goal percentage…Also appeared in all 14 playoff games, averaging 7.5 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 19.2 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice and in assists five times…Scored in double figures 40 times and had 20+ points in four games…Set career-high with eight assists (along with a team-high 23 points) in a career-best 46 minutes on Mar. 28 vs. Denver…Tallied playoff-career-highs of 16 points and five rebounds on May 18 vs. Boston…Recorded career-playoff-high three steals on May 28 @ Boston…2008-09: Appeared in 64 games with Orlando, averaging 6.0 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 17.4 minpg….Made five starts, averaging 6.6 ppg., 2.2 rpg. and 1.4 apg. in 28.8 minpg. during that span…Shot .374 (67-179) from three-point range and .871 (81-93) from the free throw line…Also played in 16 playoff outings (eight starts), averaging 6.0 ppg., 1.9 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 20.4 minpg., helping the Magic reach the NBA Finals…Scored in double figures 15 times…Hit game-tying three-pointer with 8.1 seconds left on Feb. 17 vs. Charlotte…Had career-high three steals on Feb. 20 @ Charlotte…Made first career start on Nov. 18 vs. Toronto (10 pts., 3 rebs., 1 stl., career-high 34 mins.)…Missed one game (Apr. 13) due to back spasms…DNP-CD 17 times…Dished out a playoff career-best seven assists on May 10 vs. Boston....2007-08: Played in 34 games for the Magic, averaging 4.1 ppg. in 8.1 minpg….Shot .395 (17-43) from three-point range…Also appeared in two playoff games, pulling down one rebound in 10 minutes of action…Scored in double figures six times…On the Inactive List a total of seven times: six times due to back spasms (Nov. 6-14) and once due to personal reasons (Mar. 10)…DNP-CD in 41 games…2006-07: Played in 42 games for Orlando, averaging 6.0 ppg. and 1.2 rpg. in 14.8 minpg….Shot .388 (38-98) from three-point range and .900 (54-60) from the free throw line…Ranked among NBA rookies in three-point field goal percentage (5th), assists (T-16th) and scoring (18th)…Scored in double figures nine times…Made his NBA debut on Nov, 25 vs. Atlanta, recording two points, one rebound and one assist in three minutes…Also appeared in one playoff game, tallying three points and two assists in 11 minutes on Apr. 28 vs. Detroit…On the Inactive List a total of 23 times – On Apr. 14 due to left quad tendinitis and 22 other times…Also DNP-CD 17 times.

 

 

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (11th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft… Signed an offer sheet as a restricted free agent by Chicago (Jul. 9, 2010)…Retained by Orlando (Jul. 16, 2010).

 

 

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Finished collegiate career as the all-time leading scorer in both Duke University and Atlantic Coast Conference history with 2,769 points (16th in NCAA history)…Played four seasons at Duke, averaging 19.9 ppg., 2.7 rpg., 2.2 apg. and 1.09 stlpg. in 139 career games…Shot .406 (457-of-1,126) from three-point range and .912 (662-of-726) from the free throw line…Named Wooden, Naismith and Associated Press Player of the Year following his senior season in 2005-06…Set an NCAA record for career three-pointers made (457) and finished second in NCAA history in free throw percentage (.912)…Named ACC Player of the Year and First Team All-America for the second straight season, after averaging 26.8 ppg. and shooting .421 (139-of-330) from three-point range…Averaged 29.4 ppg. in 16 ACC contests…Also earned ACC Tournament MVP for the second straight time…As a junior (2004-05), averaged 21.8 ppg….Named Rupp National Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year, and also earned ACC Tournament MVP honors…Led the ACC in scoring, free throw percentage (.938), minutes played (37.3 minpg.) and three-point field goals per game (3.7)…Also led Duke and was ninth in the ACC with a .403 (121-of-300) from three-point land…During his sophomore campaign (2003-04), was named All-ACC First Team after leading the Blue Devils in scoring (15.9 ppg.) and three-point field goals made (102)…Led the ACC and ranked second in the nation with a .953 (143-of-150) free throw percentage…Became only the fifth player in Duke history (22nd in ACC history) to reach 1,000 career points…As a freshman (2002-03), was named to the All-ACC Third Team and All-ACC Freshman Team...Averaged 15.0 ppg., the fourth-highest by a Duke freshman...Led the Blue Devils in free throw percentage (.919, 5th in NCAA), three-point field goals made (95) and attempted (238).

 

 

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Jonathan Clay Redick…Son of Ken and Jeanie Redick…His father’s background as a stoneware potter led to his middle name of “Clay”…Majored in history and minored in cultural anthropology while at Duke…His older twin sisters, Alyssa and Catie, both played college basketball for four years at Campbell University…Also has a younger brother, David, and a younger sister, Abby…Recognized for his tremendous efforts in the Central Florida community as the co-winner of the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award in 2012…Enjoys writing poetry…Served Thanksgiving breakfast to residents at a local homeless shelter…Distributed turkeys and Thanksgiving meals at three local community centers…Assisted ‘Toys for Tots’ in collecting donations for the holidays…Visited with kids from Florida Children’s Hospital over the holidays…Bought and distributed toys to underprivileged children and families over the holidays…Participated in several reading rallies at local schools throughout the season…Assisted teammate Pat Garrity with his food/toiletry donations for needy families at a local community center…Donated tickets to community organizations and met with the groups pre-game…Played for USA Basketball in the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, 2005 Global Games and 2003 FIBA Men’s Junior World Championship…Participated in a ‘Play for Peace’ basketball clinic at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine during the summer of 2006...The camp welcomed Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, Jordanian and American youth.

 

 

ISH SMITH

 

Position: Guard

Height: 6-0

Weight: 175

Years Pro: 2

College: Wake Forest

High School: Central Cabarrus (Concord, NC)

Birthdate: 7-5-88


Drafted: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise.


Acquired: Signed as a free agent on February 2, 2012.

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 26 combined games with both Golden State and Orlando, averaging 2.8 ppg., 1.6 apg. and 1.3 rpg. in 9.0 minpg….Played in six games with the Warriors, averaging 4.5 ppg., 1.5 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 10.5 minpg….Made one start with the Warriors on Dec. 28 vs. New York, recording a season-high 11 points, a career-high six rebounds, four assists and two steals in a season-best 29 minutes…Waived by Golden State on Jan. 13, then signed as a free agent by Orlando on Feb. 2…In 20 outings with the Magic, averaged 2.3 ppg., 1.6 apg. and 1.3 rpg. in 8.6 minpg….Also played in one playoff game (May 2), tallying one rebound and one blocked shot in five minutes…Led (or tied) the Magic in assists twice…Dished out a career-high-tying seven assists on Apr. 9 vs. Detroit…Recorded at least one steal 10 times (eight with Orlando), including a career-high-tying three steals on Apr. 9 vs. Detroit…DNP-CD 27 times (23 times with Orlando, four with Golden State) and on the Inactive List once (Mar. 18).

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 69 career NBA regular season games with Houston, Memphis, Golden State and Orlando, averaging 2.5 ppg., 1.7 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 9.8 minpg….Also played in six playoff outings, averaging 0.7 ppg. in 2.5 minpg….2010-11: Played in 43 combined games during his rookie campaign with Houston and Memphis, averaging 2.3 ppg., 1.8 apg. and 1.1 rpg. in 10.3 minpg….Signed as a free agent with Houston on Aug. 23…Appeared in 28 games (three starts) with the Rockets, averaging 2.6 ppg., 2.3 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 11.8 minpg….As a starter, averaged 6.3 ppg., 3.3 apg., 3.3 rpg. and 2.00 stlpg. in 27.0 minpg….Scored a career-high 12 points on Dec. 10 @ Washington and on Dec. 17 @ Oklahoma City…Dished out career-high seven assists on Dec. 6 @ San Antonio…Also played in eight games (five starts) with Rio Grande, Houston’s affiliate in the NBA Development League, averaging 12.5 ppg., 7.9 apg., 4.3 rpg., 1.50 stlpg. and 1.25 blkpg. in 32.9 minpg….Traded by Houston to Memphis along with Shane Battier in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, Hasheem Thabeet and a first round draft pick on Feb. 24…Played in 15 games with the Grizzlies, averaging 1.8 ppg. and 1.0 apg. in 7.5 minpg….Also played in five playoff outings, averaging 0.8 ppg. in 2.0 minpg….On Inactive List 22 times and had 16 DNP-CDs.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Signed as a free agent with Houston (Aug. 23, 2010)…Played with Rio Grande of the NBA Development League (2010-11)…Traded by Houston to Memphis along with Shane Battier in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, Hasheem Thabeet and a first round draft pick (Feb. 24, 2011)…Waived by Memphis (Dec. 14, 2011)…Awarded to Golden State off waivers (Dec. 16, 2011)…Waived by Golden State (Jan. 13, 2012)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Feb. 2, 2012).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 121 career games (91 starts) during his four-year collegiate career at Wake Forest, averaging 9.2 ppg., 5.1 apg., 3.7 rpg. and 1.26 stlpg….Became the first player in Wake Forest history to post more than 1,000 points (1,114) and 600 assists (612) during his career...Finished his career ranked second all-time on the Demon Deacons’ list in assists…As a senior (2009-10), started all 31 games, averaging 13.2 ppg., 6.0 apg. (seventh in the nation), 4.9 rpg. and 1.68 stlpg., earning Second Team All-ACC honors…As a freshman (2006-07), became the first freshman in ACC history to lead the conference in assists (6.0 apg.) and the first Wake Forest player to do so since Muggsy Bogues in 1987.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Ishmael Larry Smith...Son of Gwen and Larry Smith...Has two two sisters and one brother...Earned a degree in religion from Wake Forest…Finished his high school career with 1,775 points and a school-record 687 assists…Named the Charlotte Observer’s Piedmont Player of the Year, while earning all-conference honors his junior and senior years (2005-06)…As a senior (2006), averaged 24.8 ppg. and 9.8 apg., earning MECA-6 Conference Player of the Year.

 

 

HEDO TURKOGLU

 

Position: Forward

Height: 6-10

Weight: 220

Years Pro: 12

From: Istanbul, Turkey


Birthdate: 3-19-79

Drafted: First round (16th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft by Sacramento.


Acquired: From Phoenix along with Jason Richardson and Earl Clark in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations on December 18, 2010.

2011-12 SEASON: Played and started in 53 games with Orlando, averaging 10.9 ppg., 4.4 apg. and 3.8 rpg. in 31.2 minpg….Played and started in all five playoff outings, averaging 8.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 32.4 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring twice, in rebounding once and in assists 20 times…Scored in double figures 35 times and had 20-plus points twice, including a season-high 23 points on Dec. 26 vs. Houston…Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds on Feb. 4 @ Indiana…Dished out a season-high nine assists three times, the last time on Mar. 5 @ Toronto…Recorded at least one steal 32 times and two-or-more steals 13 times…Recorded at least one blocked shot 16 times…Missed 12 total games due to injury: Missed two games (Jan. 18-20) due to back spasms and 10 times (Apr. 7-25) due to a facial fracture suffered on Apr. 5...Underwent surgery on Apr. 7…Suspended by the NBA on Mar. 11 for improper contact with an official.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: The first Turkish-born player in NBA history…Has appeared in 886 regular season games during his NBA career with Sacramento, San Antonio, Orlando and Toronto, averaging 12.0 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 3.1 apg. in 28.7 minpg.…Shot .383 (1,163-3,033) from three-point range during his career…Also played in 93 career postseason games, averaging 11.1 ppg., 4.3 rpg. and 3.0 apg. in 31.1 minpg....Captured the 2007-08 NBA Most Improved Player Award…Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Jan. 27, 2008 and Feb. 3, 2008) – the first time in Magic history a player has earned Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks…Ranked fourth on the Kings’ all-time list in three-point field goal percentage…Named to the 2000-01 NBA All-Rookie Second Team…2010-11: Played in 81 games with both Phoenix and Orlando, averaging 10.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 4.2 apg. in 31.4 minpg….Shot a team-high .410 (127-310) from three-point range…Appeared and started in 56 games with the Magic, averaging 11.4 ppg., 5.1 apg. and 4.6 rpg. in 34.1 minpg….Acquired from Phoenix along with Earl Clark and Jason Richardson in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations on Dec. 18…Played in 25 games (16 starts) with the Suns, averaging 9.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 25.2 minpg.…Ranked 20th in the NBA in three-point FG percentage and 35th in assists…Appeared and started in six playoff outings, averaging 9.2 ppg., 3.7 apg., 3.2 rpg. and 1.33 stlpg. in 34.8 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring once, in rebounding twice and in assists 23 times…Led (or tied) the Suns in rebounding four times and in assists once…Scored in double figures 44 times (33 times with Orlando) and had 20-plus points four times…Hit game-tying three-pointer with 6.9 seconds left to force overtime on Jan. 12 @ New Orleans…Also had game-tying three-pointer with 8.3 seconds left to force overtime on Mar. 11 @ Golden State…Had four double-doubles…Had third career triple-double (all with Orlando) with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 3 vs. Golden State…Pulled down 10+ rebounds four times…Dished out a career-high 17 assists on Jan. 8 @ Dallas…Recorded a career-high five steals three times, the last time on Mar. 11 @ Golden State…Ejected on Mar. 1 vs. New York after receiving two technical fouls…Scored 10,000th career NBA point on Apr. 3 @ Toronto…Appeared in his 800th career NBA regular season game on Jan. 31 @ Memphis…2009-10: Played in 74 games with Toronto, averaging 11.3 ppg., 4.6 rpg. and 4.1 apg. in 30.7 minpg….Shot .374 (108-289) from three-point range…Started in 69 games, averaging 11.4 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 4.1 apg. during that span…Scored in double figures 38 times and had seven games with 20-plus points…Pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds on Apr. 11 vs. Chicago… Recorded two double-doubles…Converted the game-winning free throw with 1.2 seconds left on Jan. 24 vs. L.A. Lakers…Made the game-winning shot with 8.1 seconds left in overtime on Dec. 4 @ Washington...Received an accidental elbow to the face by Indiana’s Mike Dunleavy on Jan. 31 that resulted in a non-displaced fracture of the orbital bone under his right eye, which caused him to miss two games…Missed six games total due to injury: stomach flu (Mar. 26), sore left ankle (Mar. 7), orbital bone fracture (Feb. 2-3), upper respiratory infection (Jan. 3) and sore left hip (Nov. 17)…2008-09: Appeared and started in 77 games with Orlando, averaging 16.8 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 4.9 apg. in 36.6 minpg….Shot .356 (134-376) from three-point range and .807 (314-389) from the free throw line…Finished tied for 26th in the NBA in assists, tied for 31st in minutes played and tied for 38th in scoring…Also played and started in all 24 postseason outings, averaging 15.8 ppg., 4.8 apg. and 4.5 rpg. in 38.9 minpg., helping the Magic reach the NBA Finals…Scored in double figures 72 times, had 20+ points in 29 games and 30+ points three times…Hit game-winning three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left on Dec. 9 @ Portland…Had four double-doubles…Tied a career-high with four steals on Nov. 29 vs. Indiana…Recorded 500th career NBA steal on Dec. 20 vs. L.A. Lakers…Missed five games overall due to injury: On the Inactive List once (Nov. 22) due to the flu…Did not play twice (Mar. 11-13) due to left foot tendinitis…Missed two games (DNP: Apr. 13, Inactive List: Apr. 15) due to a sprained left ankle…Scored a playoff career-high 29 points on May 28 @ Cleveland…Dished out playoff career-best 14 assists on May 20 @ Cleveland…Hit game-winning three-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in Game #4 @ Philadelphia on Apr. 26.…2007-08: Played and started in all 82 games for the Magic, averaging career-highs of 19.5 ppg., 5.7 rpg. and 5.0 apg. in 36.9 minpg….Captured the 2007-08 NBA Most Improved Player Award…One of only four players to appear in every game for the Magic (Bogans, Howard, Foyle)…Shot .400 (166-415) from three-point range and .829 (324-391) from the free throw line…Tied for 24th in the NBA in assists, 30th in minutes played, tied for 32nd in scoring, 33rd in three-point field goal percentage and 37th in free throw percentage…Also started in all 10 playoff games, averaging 17.5 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and team-best 5.5 apg. in 39.9 minpg….Scored a career-high 39 points on Mar. 19 vs. Washington…Scored 20-plus points in 42 games…Tallied two triple-doubles: 13 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds on Feb. 4 vs. Dallas; 23 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds on Mar. 10 vs. Atlanta…Was the first time in Magic history a player recorded multiple triple-doubles during the same season…Hit game-winning jumper with 0.7 seconds remaining on Dec. 31 @ Chicago…Nailed game-winning three-pointer as time expired on Jan. 27 vs. Boston and also hit winning free throws with 2.4 seconds left on Feb. 1 @ Philadelphia…Led the Magic with 487 fourth quarter points…Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds on Nov. 7 @ Toronto…Had 10-plus rebounds seven times…Scored 7,000th career NBA point on Apr. 11 vs. Minnesota and appeared in his 600th career NBA regular season game on Apr. 15 @ Atlanta…Named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (periods ending Jan. 27 and Feb. 3) – the first time in franchise history a player has earned Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks…2006-07: Played and started in 73 games for the Magic, averaging 13.3 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 3.2 apg. in 31.1 minpg….Shot .388 (109-281) from three-point range and tied for 31st in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Also started all four playoff outings vs. Detroit, averaging 13.8 ppg., 3.5 apg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.25 stlpg. in 39.0 minpg….Scored 20+ points 15 times…Scored team-high-tying 18 points, including the game-winning jumper with 0.4 seconds left, on Nov. 8 vs. Seattle…Appeared in his 500th career NBA game on Mar. 8 vs. Chicago…Scored 5,000th career NBA point on Feb. 14 vs. Portland…Dished out 1,000th career NBA assist on Mar. 3 @ Dallas…Had career-high-tying four steals on Jan. 29 @ Atlanta and on Mar. 14 vs. Utah…Tied career-high with three blocked shots on Apr. 15 vs. Boston…On the Inactive List a total of nine times – eight times (Dec. 9-23) due to a sprained right ankle and once (Jan. 10) due to flu-like symptoms…2005-06: Played in 78 games with Orlando, averaging a career-high 14.9 ppg., 4.3 rpg. and 2.8 apg. in 33.5 minpg….Shot .403 (114-283) from three-point range and a team-best and career-high .861 (255-296) from the free throw line…Started in 59 contests, averaging 16.2 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.9 apg. in 35.4 minpg. during that span…Ranked 13th in the NBA in free throw percentage and tied for 22nd in three-point field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 19 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 12 times…Scored in double figures 61 times…Netted 20-plus points 19 times…Scored 4,000th point of his NBA career on Feb. 12 @ Boston…Dished out 800th career assist on Jan. 20 @ Charlotte…Recorded at least one steal in 49 games, including a career-high-tying four steals on Mar. 17 vs. Boston…Missed four games due to injury: Did not play on Dec. 3 due to a virus, on Feb. 22 due to a sprained left ankle, on Inactive List on Feb. 24 due to a sprained left ankle and on Apr. 19 due to a back strain…2004-05: Played in 67 outings for the Magic, averaging 14.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 26.2 minpg….Shot .380 (93-245) from three-point range and .836 (188-225) from the free throw line…Made 11 starts, averaging 18.8 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.7 apg. in 37.1 minpg. during that span…Ranked 36th in the NBA in free throw percentage and tied for 38th in three-point FG percentage…Scored in double figures 50 times…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times and in assists twice…Scored 20-plus points 15 times and 30-plus points twice…Scored 3,000th career NBA point on Feb. 4 @ Boston…Dished out 500th assist of NBA career on Nov. 29 vs. Boston… Placed on the Injured List on Mar. 23 due to a fractured distal radial head in his left wrist (suffered during fourth quarter on Mar. 21 @ Charlotte) and missed final 15 games of the season…2003-04: Appeared in a career-high-tying 80 games with San Antonio, averaging 9.2 ppg., 4.5 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 25.9 minpg….Shot .419 (101-241) from three-point range…Ranked eighth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Started in 44 of the last 46 games of the season (Spurs went 34-10 in those outings), averaging 11.0 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.18 stlpg….Scored in double figures 37 times…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times, in rebounding four times and in assists six times…Recorded a career-high-tying four steals on Mar. 1 vs. Memphis and on Mar. 20 vs. Boston…Tallied a career-high-tying three blocked shots on Jan. 16 @ Indiana…Missed two games (Jan. 26, 27) due to a left thigh contusion…Also played and started in 10 postseason outings, averaging 7.7 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 27.1 minpg.…2002-03: Played in 67 games with Sacramento, averaging 6.7 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 17.5 minpg….Shot .372 (29-78) from three-point land…Started in 11 outings, averaging 11.0 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 30.2 minpg. during that span…Scored in double figures 14 times…Hit a pair of game-winning free throws with 14.4 seconds left on Nov. 23 @ Portland…Missed eight games due to injury/illness…Appeared in 10 playoff games, averaging 5.3 ppg., 2.9 rpg. 1.4 apg. and 1.20 stlpg. in 17.4 minpg.…2001-02: Appeared in 80 games with Sacramento, averaging 10.1 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 24.6 minpg….Started in 10 outings, averaging 16.6 ppg., 6.6 rpg. and 3.3 apg. in 36.4 minpg….Shot .368 (63-171) from three-point range…Scored in double figures 37 times, including 20-plus points four times…Missed one game due to food poisoning (Mar. 26) and one due to a sprained left wrist (Apr. 17)…Played in 16 playoff games, averaging 8.6 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 1.4 apg…Finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds in 47 minutes during first NBA Playoff start on May 13 in series-clinching Game #5 vs. Dallas…Participated in three events during 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend – Had seven points and three assists for Sophomores in the ‘got Milk?’ Rookie Challenge; led the Sacramento team to victory in the 3-on-3 989 Sports All-Star Hoop It Up Challenge; Finished second in the Fleer Shootaround…2000-01: Played in 74 games with the Kings during his rookie campaign, averaging 5.3 ppg. and 2.8 rpg. in 16.8 minpg…. Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team…Saw action in eight playoff games, averaging 7.5 ppg. and 3.5 rpg. in 17.6 minpg…Shot an NBA-best .571 (8-14) from three-point range during the Playoffs…Had 22 points in Game #4 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. L.A. Lakers on May 13.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Sacramento in the first round (16th overall) of the 2000 NBA Draft…Traded by Sacramento to San Antonio in a three-team trade in which Kings also traded Scot Pollard to Indiana and acquired Brad Miller from the Pacers; Spurs also acquired Ron Mercer from Indiana and traded Danny Ferry to Pacers (Jul. 24, 2003)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 14, 2004)…Traded by Orlando to Toronto as part of a four-team trade (Jul. 9, 2009)…Traded by Toronto to Phoenix in exchange for Leandro Barbosa and Dwyane Jones (Jul. 14, 2010)…Traded by Phoenix to Orlando along with Jason Richardson and Earl Clark in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first round draft pick and cash considerations (Dec. 18, 2010).

 

OVERSEAS CAREER: Played four seasons in the Turkish Professional League with Efes Pilsen (1996-2000)…Appeared in 87 games, averaging 8.3 ppg., 3.9 rpg. and 1.6 apg….Also saw action in 50 EuroLeague games with Efes Pilsen…Led squad to the 2000 EuroLeague Final Four, averaging 13.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg. and 2.7 apg. in 22 tournament games.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Hidayet Turkoglu (TURK-oh-lue)…Nicknamed “Hedo” (HEE-doh)…He and his wife, Banu, have one daughter, Ela (3)…Has a brother, Neyzat (Nez-ott)…His NBA signing was a national sports event in Turkey, with a nationally televised press conference…Keeps fans updated on his personal website – www.hedo79.com...During the summer of 2005, completed mandatory military service for his country, which is compulsory for Turkish men…Played for the Turkish National Team during three straight summers from 2003-05, again in 2009, then helped Turkey to a runner-up finish to the United States during the 2010 FIBA World Championships…Participated in Magic’s Read To Achieve program…Bought and distributed toys to underprivileged children and families over the holidays…Donated tickets to community organizations and met with the groups pre-game…Began playing basketball at the age of 10…Before joining the NBA, his favorite players included Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill, Scottie Pippen, Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell…Named to NBA Inside Stuff’s “All-Under The Radar” Team in 2003-04…Worked as a counselor and coach at the 2002 Basketball Without Borders camp in Istanbul to help promote friendship and understanding through sport among 12-14-year-old youth basketball players…Enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies and playing video games…Wears a size 14.

 

 

NIK VUCEVIC

 

Position: Forward-Center

Height: 7-0

Weight: 240

Years Pro: 1

College: USC

High School: Stoneridge Prep (Simi Valley, CA)

Birthdate: 10-24-90


Drafted: First round (16th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by Philadelphia.


Acquired: From Philadelphia as part of a four-team, 12 player deal on August 10, 2012.

2011-12 SEASON: Played in 51 games (15 starts) during his rookie campaign for Philadelphia, averaging 5.5 ppg. and 4.8 rpg. in 15.9 minpg….Also logged three minutes in one playoff game on May 16 vs. Boston, recording one point and one rebound…In 15 starts, averaged 4.3 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 14.9 minpg….Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (t-sixth), blocked shots (t-sixth) and field goal percentage (.450, eighth)…Led (or tied) the Sixers in scoring four times and in rebounding nine times…Scored in double figures 11 times, including a career-high 18 points on Feb. 22 @ Houston…Also had a career-high three blocked shots in that outing…Missed five games due to injury – once (Jan. 4) due to a left lumbar back strain and four times (Jan. 23-28) due to a left knee quad strain...Had 10 DNP-CDs.

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (16th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft…Traded from Philadelphia to Orlando as part of a four-team, 12 player deal (Aug. 10, 2012).

 

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played 87 career games (67 starts) during three seasons at the University of Southern California, averaging 11.1 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 1.1 apg. and 1.09 blkpg. in 27.7 minpg., while shooting .509 (367-721) from the field…As a junior (2010-11), named to the All-Pac 10 First Team and was tabbed All-America Fourth Team by FOXSports.com…Played and started in 34 games, averaging 17.1 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 1.6 apg. and 1.38 blkpg. in 34.9 minpg….Led the Pac-10 in rebounding, while finishing third in points and fourth in blocked shots…Shot .505 (215-426) from the floor…First Trojan to average a double-double since 1994-95, and the first player in school history to capture the Pac-10 rebounding title in consecutive seasons…During his sophomore season (2009-10), played and started in 30 games, averaging 10.7 ppg., a Pac-10-leading 9.4 rpg., 1.2 apg. and 1.30 blkpg. in 32.3 minpg….Named the 2009-10 Pac-10 Most Improved Player…Played in 23 games (three starts) as a freshman (2008-09), averaging 2.6 ppg. and 2.7 rpg. in 11.0 minpg.

 

ONE-ON-ONE: Full name is Nikola Vucevic...Pronounced KNEE-coal-ah VOOCH-uh-vitch…Prefers to go by ‘Nik’…Born in Switzerland and raised in Belgium, where his father played professional basketball…Father, Borislav, played professionally for 24 years and was a member of the Yugoslavian National Team, playing alongside Drazen Petrovic…Mother played professional basketball in Boston…Family moved to Montenegro when he was a teenager, and he represented Montenegro at the 2009 U-20 European Championship…Attended a year of prep school at Stoneridge Prep in Simmi Valley, CA prior to enrolling at USC.

 

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