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Biography

Background

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft (ninth overall) by the Phoenix Suns…traded by the Suns to the New York Knicks for a future second-round draft pick on July 9, 2010…waived by the Knicks on Feb. 16, 2015…signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 18, 2015…signed as a free agent by the HEAT on July 10, 2015.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 794 NBA regular season games (660 starts) during his 13-year career and has averaged 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.28 blocks and 32.1 minutes while shooting 53.6 percent from the field, 23.6 percent from three-point range and 76.1 percent from the line…has missed 234 games due to injury, 10 games due to rest and recovery, four games as a DNP-CD, four games for personal reasons and a pair of games as a healthy scratch on the inactive list to get acclimated after changing teams midseason…is a six-time All-Star (three-time starter)…has earned All-NBA First Team honors once and All-NBA Second Team honors on four occasions…is a recipient of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection…was named Western Conference Player of the Month twice and has captured Player of the Week honors on eight occasions (six times in the Western Conference and twice in the Eastern Conference)…was twice named Western Conference Rookie of the Month…has averaged double figures in scoring in 12 of his 13 seasons, including each of the last nine seasons…has shot at least 50 percent from the field in nine of his 13 seasons, including eight of the last nine…has scored in double figures on 694 occasions, including 399 games with at least 20 points, 109 games with at least 30 points, 18 games with at least 40 points and one 50-point performance…his longest streak of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 137 (Dec. 28, 2009-Jan. 11, 2012)…his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point games is 26 (Nov. 24, 2010-Jan. 19, 2011), his longest stretch of consecutive 25-point games is 11 (Feb. 6, 2008-Mar. 1, 2008) and his longest string of consecutive 30-point games is nine (Nov. 28, 2010-Dec. 15, 2010)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 261 times, including six games with at least 20 rebounds…has recorded four 20-point, 20-rebound games and one 30-point, 20-rebound game…his career high for consecutive games grabbing double-figure rebounds is seven (Feb. 21-Mar. 4, 2007)…has one game with double-figure blocks…has posted 250 double-doubles…his career high in consecutive games with a block is 38 (Nov. 16, 2010-Feb. 2, 2011)…his career high for most field goals made in a game without a miss is 10 (vs. Sacramento, Feb. 2, 2013) and his career high for most free throws made in a game without a miss is 20 (vs. Houston, Mar. 22, 2008)…his career high for consecutive starts is 417 (Nov. 8, 2006-Apr. 26, 2012)…has four streaks of at least 100 consecutive games played in his career and his long is 134 games (Oct. 28, 2009-Feb. 11, 2011)…has made double-figure field goals in a game 199 times and double-figure free throws 94 times…has 276 multi-block and 152 multi-steal games…still ranks among the Suns’ all-time regular season leaders in rebounds (3rd), free throws made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), scoring average (4th), blocks (5th), points (6th), field goals made (6th) and attempted (8th), field goal percentage (7th), minutes (8th) and games played (10th)…has appeared in 69 postseason games (60 starts) and has averaged 20.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.46 blocks and 33.6 minutes while shooting 51.1 percent from the floor, 25 percent from three-point range and 74.6 percent from the foul line…scored in double figures 54 times in postseason play, including 37 games with at least 20 points, 15 games with 30-or-more points and four 40-point performances…his postseason career high for consecutive games scoring in double figures is 27 (Apr. 27, 2005-Apr. 25, 2008)…scored at least 20 points in a career-high 18 consecutive postseason games (May 22, 2005-Apr. 25, 2008)…still ranks among the Suns’ all-time postseason leaders in scoring average (2nd), free throws made (2nd) and attempted (2nd), blocks (3rd), rebounds (4th), points (5th), field goals made (5th) and field goals attempted (8th)…has made six All-Star Game appearances (three starts) and has averaged 18.8 points (.571 FG%, .750 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 22.8 minutes.

2014-15 SEASON:
Split the season between the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks and averaged 11.5 points (.557 FG%, .720 FT%), 5.6 rebounds and 21.1 minutes in 59 games (15 starts)…missed a total of 13 games due to injury (all with New York), six games due to rest and recovery (four with New York and two with Dallas) and was a healthy scratch his first two games with Dallas to get acclimated…sat out nine games (Dec. 27-Jan. 10) with a sore right knee and four games (Jan. 28-Feb. 3) with a sprained ankle…scored in double figures 37 times, including three 20-point outings…grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions and posted four double-doubles…appeared in 36 games (14 starts) for the Knicks and averaged 12.0 points (.543 FG%, .740 FT%), 6.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.94 blocks and 24.0 minutes…led the Knicks in scoring twice and in rebounds on 15 occasions…appeared in 23 games (one start) for the Mavericks and averaged 10.8 points (.581 FG%, .678 FT%), 3.7 rebounds and 16.5 minutes…Season Highs: 26 points (at New Orleans, Dec. 9), 12 rebounds (twice), five blocks (at New Orleans, Dec. 9), five steals (vs. Toronto, Dec. 14), four assists (at Milwaukee, Nov. 18) and 37:51 minutes (vs. Toronto, Dec. 14).

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 65 games (21 starts) for the Knicks and averaged 11.9 points (.557 FG%, .739 FT%), 4.9 rebounds and 22.6 minutes…missed a total of nine games due to injury, four games for rest and four games as a DNP-CD…sat out seven games with a sprained left ankle and bone bruise from Jan. 17-30 after suffering the injury on Jan. 16 at Indiana…missed a pair of games (Feb. 19 and Feb. 28) with a sore left knee…finished sixth in the NBA in field goal percentage…led the Knicks in field goal percentage and ranked second in free throws made and attempted…topped the Knicks in scoring five times and in rebounds on six occasions…scored in double figures 40 times, including nine games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds five times and posted five double-doubles…scored his 15,000th career point at Brooklyn on Apr. 15…played in his 700th NBA game at Philadelphia on Jan. 11…Season Highs: 24 points (at Toronto, Apr. 11), 13 rebounds (at Golden State, Mar. 30), four assists (at Cleveland, Mar. 8), three blocks (at Cleveland, Mar. 8), two steals (three times) and 39:52 minutes (at Toronto, Apr. 11).

2012-13 SEASON:
Came off the bench in all 29 games in which he appeared for the Knicks and averaged 14.2 points (.577 FG%, .808 FT%), 5.0 rebounds and 23.5 minutes…missed a total of 53 games due to injury…sat out the first 30 games of the season (Nov. 2-Dec. 28) following a left knee debridement on Oct. 13…as part of his rehabilitation he was assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League on Dec. 18 and was recalled on Dec. 21 without playing a game for the BayHawks…made his season debut vs. Portland on Jan. 1 and played 29 consecutive games before missing the final 23 games of the season after he underwent a right knee debridement on Mar. 11…when he came off the bench vs. Portland on Jan. 1 it snapped his career high streak of 417 consecutive starts…topped the Knicks in points and rebounds once each…scored in double figures 24 times, including six games with at least 20 points…hit all 10 of his field goal attempts on Feb. 2 vs. Sacramento, marking the most field goals he made in a game in his career without a miss, falling just one shy of tying the Knicks franchise record…scored his 14,000th career point vs. Milwaukee on Feb. 1…Season Highs: 22 points (three times), nine rebounds (twice), three blocks (at Washington, Feb. 6), two assists (twice), two steals (twice) and 31:55 minutes (at Washington, Apr. 10).

2011-12 SEASON:
Started all 47 games in which he appeared for the Knicks and averaged 17.5 points (.483 FG%, .765 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.96 blocks and 32.8 minutes…served as a Knicks co-captain…missed a total of 15 games due to injury and four (Feb. 6-11) for personal reasons following the tragic death of his older brother, Hazell, who was killed in a car accident in Lake Wales, FL on Feb. 6…sat out a pair of games (Dec. 31-Jan. 2) due to a sprained left ankle suffered in Los Angeles against the Lakers on Dec. 29 and missed 13 games (Mar. 26-Apr. 18) due to a bulging disk in his lower back…ranked second on the Knicks in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, double-doubles, blocks and offensive, defensive and total rebounds…topped New York in points and rebounds 16 times each and in assists twice…scored in double figures 43 times, including 18 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds 17 times and posted 16 double-doubles…when he was held to six points at Memphis on Jan. 12 it ended a career high streak of 137 consecutive games scoring in double figures…played in his 600th NBA game at Detroit on Jan. 7…Season Highs: 34 points (vs. Chicago, Feb. 2), 14 rebounds (at Cleveland, Jan. 25), four blocks (at Cleveland, Apr. 20), four assists (twice), three steals (three times) and 45:09 minutes (vs. Denver, Jan. 21).

2010-11 SEASON:
Started all 78 games in which he appeared for the Knicks and averaged 25.3 points (.502 FG%, .792 FT%), 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.92 blocks and 36.8 minutes…was named captain of the Knicks on Sept. 25, 2010…missed a total of four games due to injury…sat out Feb. 12 at New Jersey with a sprained right big toe and missed three games (Apr. 8-12) with a sprained left ankle…earned All-NBA Second Team honors…finished ninth in the MVP voting…was selected an Eastern Conference starter for the All-Star Game in Los Angeles…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 21 and Dec. 5)…set single season career highs in field goals attempted, three-point field goals made and assists…ranked among the NBA leaders in scoring average (6th), blocks per game (7th), minutes per game (20th), rebounds per game (23rd) and field goal percentage (30th)…led the Knicks in points, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, double-doubles, blocks and minutes played…topped New York in points a team-high 49 times, in rebounds a team-high 38 times and in assists once…scored in double figures 78 times, including 61 games with at least 20 points, 22 games with at least 30 points and three 40-point efforts…scored at least 20 points in a career-high 26 consecutive games from Nov. 24-Jan. 19 and scored at least 30 points in a franchise-record and career-high nine consecutive games from Nov. 28-Dec. 15…grabbed double-figure rebounds 26 times and posted 26 double-doubles…grabbed his 5,000th career rebound on Jan. 22 at Oklahoma City…logged his 20,000th career minute on Mar. 10 at Dallas…recorded his 500th career steal on Feb. 23 vs. Milwaukee…attempted a career-high 32 field goals on Mar. 4 vs. Cleveland…set a career high in minutes played (54:05) at Detroit on Dec. 28…tallied a team-high 29 points (matching his All-Star Game high), six rebounds, two assists and one block in 28:04 of action at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles…Season Highs: 41 points (three times), 16 rebounds (at Toronto, Dec. 5), seven assists (twice), six blocks (three times), four steals (at San Antonio, Jan. 21) and 54:05 minutes (at Detroit, Dec. 28).

2009-10 SEASON:
Started all 82 games for Phoenix and averaged 23.1 points (.557 FG%, .771 FT%), 8.9 rebounds, 1.01 blocks, 1.0 assists and 34.6 minutes…earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was voted a starter for the Western Conference All-Stars for the second consecutive year…captured NBA Western Conference Player of the Month honors for March…tied his single-season high in games played…led the NBA in points in the paint and ranked among the league leaders in dunks (2nd), free throws attempted (5th), field goal percentage (7th), scoring average (10th), rebounds per game (17th) and blocks per game (34th)…joined Toronto’s Chris Bosh as the only players in the NBA to average at least 22 points and eight rebounds…led Phoenix in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, blocks, minutes, games played and starts…topped the Suns in scoring a team-high 49 times and in rebounds 39 times…scored in double figures a career-high 80 times, including 56 games with at least 20 points, 15 games with at least 30 points and pair of 40-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 31 times, including one 20-rebound effort…posted 31 double-doubles…scored his 10,000th career point on Jan. 16 at Charlotte…played in his 500th career game on Mar. 12 vs. the Lakers…recorded his first All-Star Game double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 19:57 of action in then Cowboys Stadium in Dallas…Season Highs: 44 points (vs. Utah, Mar. 19), 21 rebounds (vs. Sacramento, Dec. 5), four blocks (at Oklahoma City, Apr. 9), four assists (at Houston, Nov. 17), three steals (three times) and 45:00 minutes (at Portland, Dec. 17).

2008-09 SEASON:
Started each of the 53 games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 21.4 points (.539 FG%, .835 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.08 blocks and 36.8 minutes…missed the final 29 games of the season after suffering a detached retina in his right eye following a collision with Al Thornton of the Clippers in the first quarter of a game on Feb. 18…underwent surgery to repair the detached retina on Feb. 20…was chosen as a Western Conference starter for the first time in his career for the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix…was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 9…set his single-season career high in free throw percentage…ranked ninth in the NBA in field goal percentage and 38th in free throw percentage…led the Suns in scoring average, free throws made and blocks per game and ranked second in points scored, field goal percentage, free throws attempted, total rebounds and rebounds per game…topped Phoenix in scoring a team-high 24 times, in rebounds 22 times, in blocks on 19 occasions, in steals 17 times and in assists twice…led the Suns in rebounds in a career-high eight consecutive games from Dec. 6-25…scored in double figures 51 times, including 34 games with at least 20 points, four games with at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds 16 times, including one 20-rebound effort…had one 20-point, 20-rebound game…posted 16 double-doubles…hit 15-or-more free throws in three consecutive games from Nov. 5-8, becoming the first NBA player to do that since Michael Jordan did it in April 1987…his three consecutive games from Nov. 5-8 with at least 15 free throw attempts tied a franchise record…scored his 9,000th career point on Feb. 6 vs. Golden State…his 49-point effort at Indiana on Nov. 5 was the high for a Sun in 2008-09…grabbed 11 offensive rebounds vs. Utah on Dec. 6 to tie his career high…matched his career high with eight assists at Portland on Dec. 18…tallied 19 points and six rebounds in 24:36 of action in the NBA All-Star Game…Season Highs: 49 points (at Indiana, Nov. 5), 20 rebounds (vs. Utah, Dec. 6), eight assists (at Portland, Dec. 18), five steals (at Indiana, Nov. 5), three blocks (eight times) and 44:20 minutes (vs. Indiana, Jan. 7).

2007-08 SEASON:
Started all 79 games in which he appeared for Phoenix and averaged 25.2 points (.590 FG%, .805 FT%), 9.1 rebounds, 2.06 blocks, 1.5 assists and 33.9 minutes…missed three games (Nov. 4-7) due to a sore right knee…earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was selected a Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in New Orleans…was a two-time NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Feb. 10 and Mar. 16)…set single-season career highs in field goal percentage, three-point field goals attempted and blocks…ranked among the NBA leaders in scoring average (5th), field goal percentage (5th), blocks per game (6th), double-doubles (tied-14th) and rebounds per game (18th)…was the only player in the NBA to finish in the Top 5 in both scoring and field goal percentage and the only player to finish in the Top 10 in scoring, field goal percentage and blocks per game…joined Dwight Howard and Yao Ming as the only players in the NBA to average 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in the 2007-08 season…led the Suns in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds and blocks and ranked second in starts and minutes played…topped Phoenix in scoring a team-high 50 times, in rebounds a team-high 36 times, in blocks a team-high 43 times and in steals on 12 occasions…led the team in scoring in a career-high 13 consecutive games from Feb. 8-Mar. 7…scored in double figures 77 times, including 60 games with at least 20 points, 21 games with at least 30 points and a pair of 40-point efforts…scored 25-or-more points in a career-high 11 consecutive games from Feb. 6-Mar. 1…scored 15-or-more points in a franchise-record 69 consecutive games (Nov. 23-Apr. 14), the longest streak in the NBA in 2007-08…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 36 occasions, including one 20-rebound effort…had one 20-point, 20-rebound game…posted 36 double-doubles…registered a career-high 20 free throws made vs. Houston on Mar. 22, establishing a franchise record for most free throws made in a game without a miss…made a career-high 36 consecutive free throws from Feb. 6-13…grabbed a career-high 17 defensive rebounds vs. New Orleans on Feb. 6…Season Highs: 42 points (at Indiana, Dec. 4), 20 rebounds (vs. New Orleans, Feb. 6), six blocks (twice), five assists (at Memphis, Apr. 8), four steals (at Portland, Mar. 4) and 49:38 minutes (vs. New Orleans, Feb. 6).

2006-07 SEASON:
Was the lone member of the Suns to appear in all 82 games (78 starts) and averaged 20.4 points (.575 FG%, .781 FT%), 9.6 rebounds, 1.34 blocks, 1.0 assists, 0.95 steals and 32.8 minutes…earned All-NBA First Team honors…was selected a Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in Las Vegas…was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 25…set single-season career highs in defensive and total rebounds, rebound average and steals and tied his career high in games played…ranked among the NBA leaders in field goal percentage (5th), rebounds per game (9th), scoring average (18th) and blocks per game (23rd)…was one of only three players (joining Carlos Boozer and Elton Brand) ranked in the Top 10 in the NBA in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage…led the Suns in points, scoring average, field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, offensive and total rebounds, and games played and ranked second in defensive rebounds and blocks…topped Phoenix in scoring a team-high 28 times, in rebounds a team-high 41 times, in blocks 35 times, in steals on 16 occasions and in assists once…scored in double figures 77 times, including 44 games with at least 20 points, 12 games with at least 30 points and three 40-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 46 times, including a pair of 20-rebound games…had a pair of 20-point, 20-rebound games, including the lone 30-point, 20-rebound game of his career…grabbed double-figure rebounds in a career-high seven consecutive games from Feb. 21-Mar. 4…posted a career-high 46 double-doubles…recorded his first career 30-20 game with 33 points and 21 rebounds vs. Sacramento on Mar. 22…grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds vs. San Antonio on Feb. 1 and a career-high 11 offensive rebounds at Indiana on Feb. 27…his season highs in points (43) and free throws made (15) and attempted (17) at Atlanta on Feb. 25 and his career-high 11 offensive rebounds at Indiana on Feb. 27 were all tops by a Sun in 2006-07…established personal All-Star Game highs in points (29), field goals made (14) and attempted (22), rebounds (9), assists (3), blocks (2) and steals (1) in 21:21 of action off the bench…Season Highs: 43 points (at Atlanta, Feb. 25), 23 rebounds (vs. San Antonio, Feb. 1), seven blocks (vs. New Jersey, Nov. 24), six assists (at Atlanta, Feb. 25), six steals (at Houston, Apr. 16) and 46:03 minutes (at Philadelphia, Feb. 28).

2005-06 SEASON:
Started each of the three games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 8.7 points (.333 FG%, .889 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 16.7 minutes…missed a total of 79 games due to injury…underwent left knee microfracture surgery on Oct. 11 and missed the first 66 games of the season (Nov. 1-Mar. 21)…made his season debut vs. Portland on Mar. 23 and led the Suns in points (20) and rebounds (9) in 19:21 of action…was held scoreless for only the second time in his career at New Jersey on Mar. 27 in 14:28 of action before being shut down for the season…underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Apr. 5 to remove debris caused by wear and tear of the knee cap…led the Suns in scoring, rebounds and blocks once each…scored in double figures once with that effort being a 20-point performance…Season Highs: 20 points (vs. Portland, Mar. 23), nine rebounds (vs. Portland, Mar. 23), two blocks (vs. Portland, Mar. 23), two assists (vs. Denver, Mar. 25), one steal (at New Jersey, Mar. 27) and 19:21 minutes (vs. Portland, Mar. 23).

2004-05 SEASON:
Started all 80 games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged a team-high 26.0 points (.559 FG%, .733 FT%), 8.9 rebounds, 1.63 blocks, 1.6 assists, 0.96 steals and 36.1 minutes…missed a pair of games (Mar. 28-30) due to left ankle inflammation…was selected as a Western Conference reserve for All-Star Game at Denver and finished with six points, a game-high nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in 20 minutes while making his first All-Star appearance…earned All-NBA Second Team honors…captured NBA Western Conference Player of the Month honors for April…was a two-time NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 21 and Dec. 12)…set single-season career highs in minutes played, field goals made, free throws made and attempted, points scored and scoring average…set franchise single-season records in both free throws made (583) and attempted (795)…ranked among the NBA leaders in field goal percentage (2nd), scoring average (5th), rebounding (17th), blocks per game (20th) and minutes per game (38th)…was the only player in the NBA to finish in the Top 5 in both scoring average and field goal percentage…led the Suns in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted and blocks and ranked second in offensive, defensive and total rebounds…topped Phoenix in scoring a team-high 48 times, in rebounds 26 times, in blocks a team-high 40 times and in steals on 13 occasions…scored in double figures 76 times, including a career-high 62 games with at least 20 points, a career-high 29 games with at least 30 points, a career-high six 40-point performances and the lone 50-point outing of his career…grabbed double-figure rebounds 29 times and posted 27 double-doubles…set single-game career highs in points (50) and field goals made (20) vs. Portland on Jan. 2…his 20 field goals made against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 2 were an NBA season high during the 2004-05 season…attempted a career-high 23 free throw attempts at New York on Jan. 25…handed out a career-high eight assists vs. Charlotte on Dec. 10…finished as the runner-up at the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend in Denver…Season Highs: 50 points (vs. Portland, Jan. 2), 19 rebounds (at Memphis, Feb. 1), eight assists (vs. Charlotte, Dec. 10), five blocks (twice), five steals (vs. Memphis, Dec. 23) and 46 minutes (at New Orleans, Nov. 17).

2003-04 SEASON:
Appeared in 55 games (53 starts) and averaged 20.6 points (.475 FG%, .713 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 1.62 blocks, 1.4 assists, 1.16 steals and 36.8 minutes…missed a total of 27 games due to injury…went on the injured list on Dec. 6, one day after suffering a third degree sprained left ankle at Houston on Dec. 5 and missed 18 games (Dec. 6-Jan. 7)…sat out nine games (Jan. 19-Feb. 2) due to a left ankle and big toe injury suffered vs. Portland on Jan. 18…finished tied for 25th in the NBA in field goal percentage…would have ranked 15th in scoring, tied for 15th in rebounding and 19th in blocks, but did not play in the minimum number of games required to qualify for league leaders…led the Suns in field goal percentage and free throws made and attempted and ranked second in offensive, defensive and total rebounds, blocks and scoring average…topped the Suns in scoring a team-high 28 times, in rebounds and blocks 25 times each, in steals 10 times and in assists once…after returning from injury he led Phoenix in scoring in 22 of the last 30 games and had at least 20 points in 26 of the final 30 contests…led the Suns in scoring in 11 consecutive games from Feb. 7-Mar. 6, tied for the second longest streak in franchise history (one game shy of Charlie Scott’s 12 consecutive games during the 1974-75 season)…scored in double figures 51 times, including 34 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds 20 times and blocked double-figure shots once…posted 18 double-doubles…recorded a career-high 10 blocks, tying the franchise single-game record, vs. Utah on Feb. 7…became the Suns’ youngest Opening Night starter (20 years and 11 months) at San Antonio on Oct. 28…started for the Sophomores at the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles and earned MVP honors after scoring a then Rookie Challenge record 36 points to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes while leading the second-year players to a 142-118 triumph…Season Highs: 33 points (twice), 18 rebounds (at Golden State, Nov. 10), 10 blocks (vs. Utah, Feb. 7), six steals (at Portland, Jan. 15), four assists (twice) and 50 minutes (at Houston, Mar. 15).

2002-03 SEASON:
Joined Joe Johnson as the only Phoenix players to appear in all 82 games (71 starts) and averaged 13.5 points (.472 FG%, .661 FT%), 8.8 rebounds, 1.06 blocks, 1.0 assists and 31.3 minutes…captured the NBA Rookie of the Year award and joined Houston’s Yao Ming as the only unanimous selections to the NBA All-Rookie First Team…became the first player in NBA history drafted out of high school to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award…at 20 years old he became the youngest player in NBA history to win the Rookie of the Year award…was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month in both January and April…set single-season career highs in games played and offensive rebounds…led all NBA rookies in rebounding average and free throws made and attempted was second in scoring average, blocks per game and minutes per game…finished seventh in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game (3.1) and rebound average…led the Suns in field goal percentage, free throws attempted and offensive rebounds and ranked second in free throws made, defensive and total rebounds and blocks…topped Phoenix in scoring six times, in rebounds 34 times, in blocks a team-high 37 times and in steals on nine occasions…scored in double figures on 59 occasions, including 11 games with at least 20 points and one 30-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 29 occasions, including one game with at least 20 rebounds…posted 25 double-doubles…grabbed a Suns rookie record 21 rebounds vs. Memphis on Jan. 10 (previous record was 19 by Alvin Adams on Feb. 17, 1976 vs. Chicago)…made his NBA debut at Seattle on Oct. 30 and tallied 10 points, six rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes…made his first NBA start on Nov. 23 vs. Denver and finished with nine points, five rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes…started for the first-year players in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Atlanta and totaled 18 points, seven rebounds, four steals, one assist and one block in 22 minutes…finished third in the Slam Dunk contest during All-Star Weekend…Season Highs: 38 points (at Minnesota, Dec. 30), 21 rebounds (vs. Memphis, Jan. 10), six blocks (at Denver, Nov. 13), four assists (vs. Indiana, Dec. 6), four steals (at Portland, Apr. 15) and 45 minutes (twice).

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2015: Came off the bench in all five games for Dallas in its’ Opening Round series vs. Houston and averaged 7.8 points (.429 FG%, .692 FT%), 3.2 rebounds and 15.0 minutes…scored in double figures twice…2013: Came off the bench in all four games in which he appeared for New York in its’ Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Indiana and averaged 3.8 points (.385 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.3 rebounds and 8.3 minutes…missed the entire six-game Opening Round series vs. Boston and the first two games of the Indiana series due to right knee debridement which caused him to miss the final 23 games of the regular season…when he made his 2013 postseason debut in Game 3 at Indiana on May 11 it marked the first time in his postseason career he came off the bench..2012: Started all four games in which he saw action in New York’s Opening Round series vs. Miami and averaged 15.3 points (.556 FG%, .750 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 1.25 steals and 34.8 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Game 3 on May 3 with a lacerated left hand which occurred after the conclusion of Game 2)…led the NBA in field goal percentage…led the Knicks in field goal percentage and ranked second in points, scoring average and field goals made and attempted…topped New York in rebounds once…scored in double figures three times, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…after sitting out Game 3 due to a lacerated left hand he returned to action in Game 4 on May 6 and helped the Knicks temporarily stave off elimination as he scored a series-high 20 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for his lone double-double of the 2012 postseason…2011: Started all four games for the Knicks in the Opening Round vs. Boston and averaged 14.5 points (.382 FG%, .667 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 33.5 minutes…was second on the team in points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted and defensive and total rebounds…topped the Knicks in rebounds twice…suffered back spasms prior to Game 2 at Boston on Apr. 19 and was severely limited the final three games of the series…scored in double figures twice, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…had 28 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 38:39 of action in his Knicks playoff debut in Game 1 at Boston on Apr. 17…the 28 points he scored in Game 1 marked his high in a postseason game with the Knicks…2010: Started all 16 games for the Suns and averaged 22.2 points (.519 FG%, .754 FT%), 6.6 rebounds, 1.50 blocks, 1.1 assists and 36.5 minutes…led the Suns in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, offensive and total rebounds, blocks and minutes played…topped Phoenix in scoring seven times and in rebounds six times…scored in double figures 15 times, including 10 games with at least 20 points, one game with at least 30 points and one 40-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and posted three double-doubles…averaged 20.5 points (.541 FG%, .738 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.67 blocks and 34.7 minutes in the six-game Opening Round series vs. Portland…averaged 20.5 points (.475 FG%, .839 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.25 blocks and 37.5 minutes in the Western Conference Semifinal sweep of San Antonio…handed out a postseason career-high four assists at San Antonio in Game 3 on May 7…averaged 25.0 points (.526 FG%, .725 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 1.50 blocks and 37.8 minutes in the six-game Western Conference Finals series vs. the Lakers…recorded game highs in both points (postseason career-high 42) and rebounds (11) in Game 3 vs. Los Angeles on May 23…2008: Started all five games for the Suns in their Opening Round series vs. San Antonio and averaged 23.2 points (.485 FG%, .633 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 2.40 blocks, 1.40 steals and 40.8 minutes…led the Suns in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, offensive rebounds and steals and ranked second in free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, blocks and minutes played…topped the Suns in scoring three times and rebounds twice...scored in double figures four times, including three games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…2007: Started all 10 games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 25.3 points (.523 FG%, .769 FT%), 12.1 rebounds, 1.90 blocks, 1.30 steals and 34.3 minutes…missed one game due to a league imposed suspension…led the Suns in scoring average, rebound average and blocks per game in the 2007 postseason…scored at least 20 points in all 10 games in which he appeared, including one 30-point effort…averaged 24.2 points (.549 FG%, .721 FT%), 13.6 rebounds, 1.80 blocks, 1.40 steals, 1.0 assists and 35.2 minutes in the five-game Opening Round series vs. the Lakers…his 13.6 rpg average in the Los Angeles series is his highest in a single postseason series…grabbed postseason career highs in both defensive (17) and total (21) rebounds in Game 4 at Los Angeles on Apr. 29…the 17 defensive rebounds he grabbed at Los Angeles in Game 4 tied the Phoenix postseason single-game record…started each of the five games in which he appeared against San Antonio in the Western Conference Semifinals and averaged 26.4 points (.500 FG%, .813 FT%), 10.6 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.20 steals and 33.2 minutes…was suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Spurs on May 16 after he and teammate Boris Diaw left the immediate vicinity of the bench during an altercation with 18 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Suns’ 104-98 win in Game 4 at San Antonio on May 14…scored a Suns’ 2007 playoff-high 38 points in the decisive Game 6 at San Antonio on May 18…2006: Was on the Suns playoff roster but was inactive for all 20 games due to multiple knee surgeries…2005: Started all 15 postseason games for the Suns and averaged 29.9 points (.539 FG%, .781 FT%), 10.7 rebounds, 2.00 blocks, 1.2 assists and 40.1 minutes…his 29.9 ppg scoring average in the 2005 postseason marked the highest scoring average in a single postseason in Suns history…led the Suns in scoring 10 times, including all five games in the Western Conference Finals vs. San Antonio, and topped the team in rebounds seven times…scored in double figures 14 times including 11 games with at least 20 points, 11 games with at least 30 points and three 40-point outings…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times and posted seven double-doubles…averaged 22.8 points (.500 FG%, .740 FT%), 9.0 rebounds, 2.50 blocks, 1.8 assists, 1.00 steals and 37.0 minutes in the Opening Round sweep of Memphis…recorded postseason career highs in free throws made (18) and attempted (22) in Game 2 vs. Memphis on Apr. 27…his 22 free throw attempts in Game 2 vs. Memphis tied the Phoenix postseason single-game record…averaged 28.8 points (.545 FG%, .768 FT%), 12.5 rebounds, 2.00 blocks and 41.0 minutes in the six-game Western Conference Semifinals vs. Dallas…grabbed a postseason career-high eight offensive rebounds in Game 3 at Dallas on May 13…averaged 37.0 points (.550 FG%, .843 FT%), 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.33 blocks, 1.00 steals and 41.4 minutes in the Western Conference Finals vs. San Antonio…his 37.0 ppg scoring average in the San Antonio series marks his highest in a single postseason series and also broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA record for highest scoring average (34.2 ppg in 1970) ever for a player in his first conference finals…scored at least 31 points in each of the five games…recorded postseason career highs in field goals made (16) and attempted in the decisive Game 5 against the Spurs on June 1…2003: Started all six games in the Suns’ Opening Round Series vs. San Antonio and averaged 14.2 points (.523 FG%, .571 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 1.67 steals, 1.5 blocks, 1.2 assists and 33.8 minutes…scored in double figures four times, including one game with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…led the Suns in rebounds once…made his NBA postseason debut at San Antonio on Apr. 19 and tallied 24 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 39 minutes and hit a three-pointer with 7.9 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

OLYMPICS:
2004: Was a member of the bronze-medal winning USA Basketball Senior National Team that competed in Athens, Greece…came off the bench in all eight games for the USA and averaged 2.8 points (.563 FG%, .500 FT%) and 1.8 rebounds.

HONORS:
2010-11: Earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was voted a starter for the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game…was a two-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 21 and Dec. 5)…served as an assistant coach for the Rookie squad at the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…2009-10: Earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was a starter for the Western Conference at the All-Star Game…garnered NBA Western Conference Player of the Month honors for March…2008-09: Was a starter for the Western Conference at the All-Star Game…was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 9…received the NBA Community Assist award for October 2008…2007-08: Earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was selected a Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game…was a two-time NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Feb. 10 and Mar. 16)…participated in the Shooting Stars competition at All-Star Weekend…2006-07: Earned All-NBA First Team honors…was selected a Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game…was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 25…2004-05: Earned All-NBA Second Team honors…was selected a Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game…garnered NBA Western Conference Player of the Month honors for April…was a two-time NBA Western Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 21 and Dec. 12)…participated in the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend…2003-04: Was named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team that won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…started and captured game MVP honors for the Sophomores in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…was a recipient of the NBA’s Community Assist Award for August of 2004 with his USA Basketball Olympic teammates…2002-03: Captured the NBA Rookie of the Year Award…was a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team…was a two-time Western Conference Rookie of the Month (January and April)…started for the first-year players in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend…participated in the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire…nicknamed “STAT” (Standing Tall and Talented) and has the name tattooed on his right arm…has a personal website (Amar’eStoudemire.com) and his own YouTube channel (statTV) which is designed to give fans behind-the-scenes access to his life…is the son of Hazell and Carrie Stoudemire…his father passed away when he was 12 years old…has three brothers (Marwan, Jerrell and Calvin) and three sisters (Delillah, Chiquitta and Dasia)…had a fourth brother (Hazell, Jr.) who was tragically killed in an automobile crash in Florida on Feb. 6, 2012…lists his parents, his older brother Hazell, Jr. and Tupac Shakur as people that had a major impact on his life…married Alexis Welch on Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12)…the couple was engaged in Paris in June 2012…has two sons (Amar’e Jr. and Alijah) and two daughters (Ar’e and Assata)…along with his wife has created the Amar’e and Alexis Stoudemire Foundation which strives to improve the lives of at-risk youth through education opportunities…has taken classes at the University of Miami and Arizona State University…became a major shareholder of the Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club in the summer of 2013…his interests outside basketball include Bible Study, fashion, collecting art and film…when his playing career is over he would like to be involved teaching Biblical Studies and also continue working in the film, broadcasting and fashion industries…started his own clothing line which launched at Macy’s in 2011, designed with the help of Rachel Roy, it was described as “courtside apparel for the fashion-forward female”…signed a deal with Scholastic Press to write a series of biographical middle-grade chapter books…the first of the five books in the series, STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Book#1: Home Court debuted in August 2012 and was followed by STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Book#2: Double Team, STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Book#3: Slam Dunk, STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Book#4: Schooled and concluded with STAT: Standing Tall and Talented Book#5: Most Valuable…also authored a national best-seller, Cooking with Amar’e: 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen…interested in possibly pursuing a broadcasting career when his playing days are over, he attended the Player Association’s Sportscaster U. program in June 2015 and the union’s broadcasting class at Top 100 camp…among his TV credits are guest appearances on Entourage, Sesame Street, The Exes, The Mindy Project and The Apprentice…has also appeared on the big screen in the movies McGruber, New Year’s Eve and Trainwreck…co-hosted Fashion Police with Joan Rivers on E! in September 2012 and co-hosted ESPN’s Sports Nation in July 2011…was the subject and co-producer of the award-winning documentary “Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment”, which premiered on EPIX in August 2013…also has producer credits for the 2014 drama Beyond the Lights and documentaries The Village of Peace, which tells the story of the African Hebrew Israelites, a group that emigrated from Chicago and Little Ballers, which follows New York-based AAU team New Heights…had his own record label (Statosphere)…was the winner of Wheel of Fortune’s NBA Week in 2003 and donated his earnings to the Boys and Girls Club…served as a judge at the 2013 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City…lists football and baseball as his favorite sports other than basketball and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Atlanta Braves-Miami Marlins game on September 26, 2015 at Marlins Park…owned a restaurant “Stoudemire’s Downtown” when he was a member of the Suns…was drafted by the Phoenix Suns right out of high school…did not start playing organized basketball until the age of 14 and only played two years of high school ball…named Mr. Basketball by the state of Florida following his senior season at Cypress Creek High School in 2001-02 in which he averaged 29.1 points, 15 rebounds and 6.1 blocks while shooting 65 percent from the floor…as a high school senior he was named to the Parade Magazine All-America High School Boys Basketball First Team and to the 2002 USA Today Boys Basketball First Team…played in the 2002 McDonald’s All-America game at Madison Square Garden…wears size 16 sneakers.
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Vitals

Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: November 16, 1982
From: Cypress Creek (FL)
Draft: 1st Round (9th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 14
Previous Teams:
  Miami Heat 2015 - 2015
  New York Knicks 2014 - 2014
  Dallas Mavericks 2014 - 2014
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2013
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Cypress Creek (Orlando, FL)/USA

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