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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Split his sixth NBA season with the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 9.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists on .480 shooting in 25.0 minutes in 79 games (47 starts)… Shot a career‐high field goal percentage and free throw percentage (.884)… Led the NBA in mid‐range jumpshot percentage (.507) and pull‐up shooting percentage (.528)… Shot .540 from two‐point range… Averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists on .492 shooting in 16.8 minutes in 30 games (zero starts) for Boston before being acquired by Memphis in exchange for Jerryd Bayless in a three‐team trade also involving the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 7… Saw increased time and production with the Grizzlies, averaging 11.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists on .476 shooting in 30.0 minutes in 49 games (47 starts)… His 47 starts, all coming with Memphis, were the second most of his career… Shot .900 from the free throw line after joining the Grizzlies… Memphis went 35‐14 (.714) after acquiring Lee and 34‐13 (.723) after inserting him into the starting lineup… Scored 12 points in his Grizzlies debut on Jan. 7 vs. San Antonio… Posted a season‐high 24 points in his second start, helping guide Memphis to a win on Jan. 14 vs. Oklahoma City… Recorded a career‐high seven assists on Feb. 1 vs. Milwaukee… Tallied a career‐best nine rebounds on Feb. 24 at Charlotte… Tied a career high with five three‐pointers on March 1 vs. Cleveland… Led the Grizzlies or tied for the team lead in scoring three times, rebounding once, assists three times, steals 10 times, blocks three times and minutes three times… Scored 10+ points 43 times with both Boston and Memphis and 20+ points twice… DNP (Coach’s Decision) four times, all with Boston.
2014 Playoffs: Scored 10+ points twice, including a playoff season‐high 16 points in Game 2 of the opening round on April 21 at Oklahoma City.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 7.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.14 steals in 24.9 minutes per game...Made his Celtic debut against Miami on 10/30 and recorded 11 points, one rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes…Shot a career-high 46.4% from the field…Previous career-high was during rookie season with Orlando when he shot 45.0% from the floor during the 2008-09 season…In his 39 starts he averaged 9.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.2 minutes while shooting 46.8% from the floor and 37.3% from three…In his 39 games off the bench he averaged 6.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.6 minutes per game while shooting 45.9% from the floor and 37.0% from three-point territory…Had a breakout game against Brooklyn with a then season-high 13 points, a career-high nine rebounds, three assists and three steals on Nov. 15…Scored 13 points against Milwaukee on Dec. 1…Netted 14 points against Chicago on Dec. 18…Recorded 18 points against Golden State on Dec. 29…Recorded a season-high 20 points at the LA Lakers on Feb. 20…Tied a career-high with two blocks at Oklahoma City on Mar. 10…Set a new career high with three blocks against Charlotte on Mar. 16...Led or tied for the team lead in points three times, in rebounds once, in assists four times, in steals 23 times, in blocks 11 times and in minutes five times...Scored 10 or more points in 25 games and 20 or more points twice...Recorded his 3,000th career point against Chicago on Dec. 18.

2011-12: In his second season with Houston, averaged 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.17 steals in 58 games (26 starts)… placed on the inactive list for eight games (1/4/12-1/16/12) due to a right calf strain…returned to the lineup vs. Detroit (1/17/12) after missing eight games (right calf strain)…started for an injured Kevin Martin (inflammation in right heel) vs. Washington (1/27/12)…in his second straight start, scored 14 points (6-12 FG) and had a season-high four steals vs. New York (1/28/12)…scored 16 points (6-9 FG) off a 4-of-5 outing from downtown at Portland (2/8/12)…had 17 points (6-11 FG) vs. Minnesota (2/17/12), including a 4-for-4 performance from beyond the arc…scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter of a 97-93 win vs. Memphis (2/20/12), going a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line…totaled 13 points (5-6 FG) vs. the L.A. Clippers (3/4/12), going 3-of-3 from 3-point range…netted 17 points (7-14 FG) and dished a season-best four assists in a 112-106 win at New Jersey (3/10/12)…registered 21 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3FG) in a start at Oklahoma City (3/13/12), hitting the game-deciding 3-pointer with 15.1 seconds left to play in a 104-103 win…suffered a strained tendon in his left middle finger vs. Charlotte (3/14/12)…recorded a season-best 25 points (9-14 FG, 4-93FG) and five rebounds at the L.A. Clippers (3/17/12)…grabbed a season-high seven rebounds at Phoenix (3/18/12)…collected 23 points (7-17 FG, 3-6 3FG, 6-8 FT), five boards and a season-high-tying four assists in a 107-104 win vs. the L.A. Lakers (3/20/12), hitting three key free throws in the final 10.6 seconds of the game…finished with 16 points (5-13 FG, 5-5 FT) and a career-high-tying two blocked shots vs. Sacramento (3/26/12)…added 17 points (7-12 FG) and two steals vs. Memphis (3/30/12)…scored 20 points (9-17 FG) to go with a season high-tying four assists vs. Indiana (4/1/12)…matched his season-high four assists at the L.A. Lakers (4/6/12)…equaled his season highs of 25 points (11-18 FG, 3-5 3FG) and four steals in leading the Rockets to a 104-87 win at Sacramento (4/8/12), netting 17 first-quarter points (7-8 FG, 3-3 3FG)…recorded double-figure scoring in a career-high nine consecutive games (3/24/12-4/9/12)…also matched his career high of two blocks at Memphis (12/30/11) and vs. Phoenix (4/13/12)…netted 18 points (8-15 FG) and had five rebounds vs. Denver (4/16/12)…went 4-of-7 from downtown en route to 16 points at Dallas (4/18/12)…led the Rockets with 20 points (7-17 FG) behind a 4-of-10 night from downtown vs. Golden State (4/21/12)…marked his sixth 20-point performance of the season…started the last 24 games (3/13/12-4/26/12) of the season…

2010-11: In his first season with the Rockets, averaged 8.3 points (.408, 71-174 3FG), 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 81 games (one start)…on the inactive list for one game (2/16/11) due to a mild case of pneumonia…totaled 29 double-digit scoring games, including four 20-point outings…made a season-best three steals in his regular season debut with Houston at the L.A. Lakers (10/26/10)…scored 11 points off a career-best 9-of-9 outing from the free throw line at Golden State (10/27/10)…netted 19 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3FG) vs. Oklahoma City (1/12/11)…topped Houston with 23 points (9-15 FG) vs. Minnesota (2/8/11)…led seven Rockets in double-figure scoring with 22 points (8-14 FG), a career-high-tying five 3-pointers made (5-7 3FG), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block vs. Denver (2/14/11), which also included a 14-point second quarter (5-9 FG, 3-4 3FG)…registered 18 points (7-14 FG) at the L.A. Clippers (3/2/11)…matched his career-high two blocked shots vs. Indiana (3/5/11)…recorded 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-5 FT) and another career-high-tying two blocks at Sacramento (3/7/11)…reached double-digit scoring in a season-high four consecutive games (3/1/11-3/7/11)…in his first start with the Rockets, scored a season-high 25 points (10-16 FG) in 41:54 of action vs. Golden State (3/23/11), as well as matching his career best in 3-pointers made (5-8 3FG)…tied his season-high three steals at New Jersey (3/29/11)…again tied his career best with two blocks vs. Sacramento (4/5/11)…equaled his career-high six assists at New Orleans (4/6/11), matching his six helpers from 2009-10 at New Orleans (1/8/10)…added 12 points (4-12 FG), a career-high-tying eight rebounds and a season-high-tying three steals vs. Dallas (4/11/11)…came off the bench for 22 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3FG, 4-4 FT) at Minnesota (4/13/11)…made his final 20 consecutive free throw attempts of the season (4/1/11-4/13/11)…

2009-10: In his lone season with New Jersey, averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.31 steals in 71 games (66 starts)…finished sixth on New Jersey’s top-10, single-season free throw percentage list at .869 (133-153 FT)…missed a total of 10 games due to injury: six games (11/7/09-11/18/09) with a strained left groin, one game (1/27/10) due to oral surgery and three games (2/28/10-3/5/10) with a sprained left ankle…was a DNP (CD) one time (11/21/09)…in his 66 starts, averaged 12.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 34.6 minutes…also averaged 14 points per game after the All-Star Break…recorded 10 games of 20-plus points, one 30-point performance and two games with four or more steals…made a career-high six steals at Denver (11/24/09)…notched 27 points (11-16 FG) vs. Charlotte (12/4/09)…tallied a career-high eight rebounds vs. Golden State (12/9/09)…scored 28 points (8-14 FG) with a career-high five treys (5-7 3FG) at New Orleans (1/8/10), adding a career-best six assists…totaled 24 points (9-15 FG) and seven rebounds at Cleveland (2/9/10)…netted 28 points (11-18 FG, 4-4 3FG) vs. Portland (2/23/10)…posted 25 points at New York (3/6/10), including a career-high-tying five 3-pointers (5-7 3FG)…registered 24 points (10-14 FG) at Houston (3/13/10)…played in a career-high 51 minutes at Miami (4/14/10)…

2008-09: Played in 77 games (42 starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists…made a career-high 82-of-203 (.404) 3-point field goals…was a DNP (CD) five times (10/29/08-11/1/08; 11/21/08)…in his 42 starts, averaged 10.1 points, 2.9 boards and 1.07 steals in 29.7 minutes per game…ranked among top NBA rookies in scoring (13th), rebounding (19th), assists (11th), 3-point field goal percentage (third) and steals (sixth, 0.99 spg)…scored in double figures 33 times and had two 20-point games, including 21 points (9-10 FG, 3-3 3FG) vs. the L.A. Clippers (2/4/09) and a season-high 22 points (6-8 FG, 8-8 FT) at New York (3/23/09)…recorded a season-best three steals seven times…made first NBA start vs. Washington (1/6/09)…PLAYOFFS: Played in 21 games (16 starts), averaging 8.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists in helping Orlando reach the NBA Finals…poured in playoff-career-high 24 points vs. Philadelphia (4/22/09).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Orlando Magic in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft... Traded by the Orlando Magic with Rafer Alston and Tony Battie to the New Jersey Nets for Ryan Anderson and Vince Carter on June 25, 2009... As part of a 4-team trade on August 11, 2010, traded by the New Jersey Nets to the Houston Rockets; the Houston Rockets traded Trevor Ariza to the New Orleans Hornets; the Indiana Pacers traded Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets; and the New Orleans Hornets traded Darren Collison and James Posey to the Indiana Pacers... As part of a 3-team trade on July 20, 2012, traded by the Houston Rockets to the Boston Celtics; the Boston Celtics traded JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams and a 2013 2nd round draft pick (Alex Abrines was later selected) to the Houston Rockets; the Boston Celtics traded Sasha Pavlovic to the Portland Trail Blazers; and the Portland Trail Blazers traded Jon Diebler to the Houston Rockets... As part of a 3-team trade on January 7, 2014, traded by the Boston Celtics with a 2016 2nd round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics; the Memphis Grizzlies traded a 2014 2nd round draft pick and a 2017 2nd round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Ryan Gomes to the Boston Celtics; and the Oklahoma City Thunder traded cash to the Memphis Grizzlies.

COLLEGE:
Played four seasons at Western Kentucky University, averaging 17.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.91 steals in 127 career games…started every game he played at WKU…named First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference for three consecutive seasons (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08) and was the 2007-08 Sun Belt Player of the Year…left WKU tied with Jim McDaniels as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,238 points…also ranked first in games started (127) and free throw percentage (.817); second in 3-point field goals made (245) and steals (242); sixth in 3-point field goal percentage (.401); ninth in assists (281) and blocked shots (78)…as a senior in 2007-08, ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference and 28th in the nation in points per game (20.4)…led the Hilltoppers to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament…scored 735 points in 2007-08, which ranked third all-time in school history for points in a single season…ranked fifth in the conference in steals (1.81 spg) and seventh in free throw percentage (.822)…averaged a team-high 17.3 points during his junior campaign in 2006-07…as a sophomore, led the Hilltoppers in rebounding (6.3 rpg), assists (2.9 apg) and steals (2.57 spg), while ranking second in scoring (17.4 ppg)…set school freshman record in 2004-05 with 461 points in 31 games.

PERSONAL:
Received a degree in sociology from Western Kentucky with a minor in criminology…earned WKU’s highest athletic honor, by receiving the John O. Oldham Award as the school’s Male Athlete of the Year in July 2008…wore jersey #11 with the Magic to honor Daniel Rumph, who wore the same number when he was his teammate at WKU…credits Rumph, who died of a heart condition while playing pick-up basketball in 2005, for keeping him in school after a homesick freshman season…enjoys watching Entourage and sports…lists favorite music artists as Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Usher…does not have just one favorite movie that stands out that he “could watch a million times”…lists superstition as when “Walking with a group of people and there is a pole, we all need to walk on the same side of the pole. Don’t split the pole.”…lists favorite meal as steak…first job was working in a coffee shop.

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Height: 6'5''/ 1.96m
Weight: 200 lbs./ 90.7 kg
Born: October 03, 1985
From: Western Kentucky University
Draft: 1st Round (22nd pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2013 - 2013
  Boston Celtics 2013 - 2013
  Houston Rockets 2012 - 2012
  Boston Celtics 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Western Kentucky/USA

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