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Background

2011-12 SEASON
Appeared in 50 games (two starts) … Averaged 3.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.4 minutes … Led (or tied) for team lead in assists 21 times … Scored 10-plus points twice … Dished five-plus assists on 24 occasions … Tore the medial meniscus in his right knee at SAS (4/8), requiring season-ending surgery (performed on 4/17) … Missed final eight games (4/9-4/26) … Also missed three games due to sprained left ankle (2/2, 3/15, 3/17) … Inactive for seven games … DNP-CD four times … Had six rebounds and six assists vs. GS (4/6) … Had five assists vs. PHX (4/4) … Had nine points, season-high seven rebounds and seven assists vs. SAC (3/30) … Had seven assists at CHI (3/10) … Had seven points and five assists at PHI (3/9) … Had seven assists vs. MIA (3/2) … Scored seven points and had five assists at NO (2/13) … Scored eight points and dished a season-high 11 assists vs. LAL (2/4) … Had 10 points, four rebounds and seven assists vs. MIN (1/21) … Scored a season-high 11 points, had four rebounds and five assists vs. MEM (1/6) … Had nine points and four assists vs. PHI (12/30).

AS A PROFESSIONAL
Has appeared in a total of 806 career games (223 starts) over 11 seasons with Seattle, Memphis, Denver, Oklahoma City, Indiana and Utah … Holds career averages of 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 23.0 minutes per game … 2010-11 (w/ Utah): Appeared in 80 games (13 starts), averaging 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 0.8 steals in 19.6 minutes … DNP-CD twice (11/10, 11/6) … Led the team in scoring once, and tied or led in assists 13 times … Scored in double figures 11 times … Dished eight-or-more assists eight times … Had 10 points with a season-high 13 assists vs. MIN (1/28), his first double-double since 4/9/10 at CLE while with Indiana … Had 10 points with nine assists at MIN (3/11) … Had nine points with eight assists at NYK (3/7) … Scored a season-high 14 points vs. NO (3/24) … 2009-10 (w/ Indiana): Appeared in 79 games (52 starts), averaging 7.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.4 minutes … Pacers leader in both assists and steals … Ranked 23rd in the NBA with an average of 5.1 assists per game … Steal average of 1.32 ranked 27th in the NBA … Team leader with a steals-to-turnover ratio of 2.28:1, ranking 39th in the NBA … Established a career-high with 104 steals and had at least one steal in 23 of the team’s final 25 games … Spent three games on the Inactive List: one for a sore left hamstring (12/9), and two in February (2/5-2/6) for personal reasons … Scored in double figures 27 times, including five of the final eight games … Had 10+ assists eight times … Had a streak of 12 straight games with at least five assists snapped by a four-assist game vs. ORL (4/12) … Six of his double-digit assist games came in the season’s final 23 games, averaging 6.4 assists in that stretch … Claimed career-high tying six steals at ORL (1/20), the only game a Pacers’ player had more than four in 2009-10 … Scored a season-high 20 points at ATL (10/28) … Had at least five rebounds 14 times … Recorded a career-high tying 10 rebounds vs. MEM (12/30) … 2008-09 (w/ oklahoma City): Played in 68 games (18 starts), averaging 6.6 points, 5.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 26.1 minutes per game … Had he qualified, his 5.8 assists per game would have been among the league’s top 20 … His 10.8 assists per 48 minutes was ninth best in the NBA (min. 60 games played) … Scored 10+ points in 13 games, including in four of his last five appearances … Had 14 straight DNP-CDs (3/14-4/10) … Led the Thunder in assists 36 times, including 13 of the season’s first 17 games … Recorded two double-doubles on the season, 12 points/11 assists in win over POR (2/6) and 16 points and a Thunder season-high 14 assists vs. LAC (4/15) … Scored a season-high 18 points against DEN (3/11) … Had a season-best three steals vs. PHX (11/25) … 2007-08 (w/ Seattle): Appeared in 78 games (73 starts), averaging career-highs in points (10.7), assists (6.8), rebounds (2.9) and minutes (29.1) while shooting a career-high 45.4 percent from the field … Assists average tied for 11th in the NBA and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.03:1 that was 17th best in NBA … Led the team in assists 60 times (including ties) and dealt 10+ assists 11 times … Scored 20+ points eight times and led the team in points eight times … Posted seven double-doubles and recorded the first triple-double of his career with 23 points, a career-high 10 rebounds and 10 assists at SAC (2/6) … Dished out a season-high 14 assists vs. UTA (2/13) … Scored season-high 26 points vs. MEM (2/19) … Doled out the 2,000th assist of his NBA career at POR (12/25) … Collected the 1,000th rebound of his NBA career at UTA (12/15) … 2006-07 (w/ Seattle): Appeared in 77 games (25 starts), averaging 9.4 points, 5.7 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 27.9 minutes … Registered 10+ assists nine times and dished out a career-high 16 assists in an overtime win vs. UTA (1/12) … Scored a career-high 28 points vs. DEN (4/1) including a career-high six three-pointers … Missed final four games of the season due to a sprained left ankle (4/11-18) … 2005-06 (w/ Denver & Seattle): Averaged 8.9 points, 4.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22.5 minutes in 70 games with DEN and SEA … Scored 10+ points 15 times on the season … Led his team in assists five times … Started the season with DEN, appearing in 48 games (10 starts), averaging 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 21.2 minutes before being traded to Seattle on 2/23 … In 24 games (no starts) with the Sonics, averaged 11.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 25.1 minutes … Scored a season-high 23 points vs. POR (4/2) … Had 12 points and a season-high 10 assists vs. MIN (3/10) … Hit nine consecutive three-pointers while a Nugget (1/8-1/10) … Made a career-high-tying six threepointers at HOU (1/8) … Scored his 2,000th career point vs. UTA (1/20) … 2004-05 (w/ Memphis): Appeared in 80 games (14 starts), averaging 7.7 points and 4.5 assists in 22.6 minutes … Averaged 11.9 points and 6.5 assists in his 14 starts … Scored double-figures 24 times, including two games of 20+ points … Handed out 10+ assists four times and posted three double-doubles … Led the team in assists 32 times (including ties) … Dished 1,000th career assist vs. POR (2/11) … Missed two games (2/1 and 2/3) due to a right shoulder sprain … Scored 20 points (5-5 3FG) at MIN (1/1) … Had 12 points and a season-high 12 assists at MIA (12/10) … 2003-04 (w/ Memphis): Appeared in 81 games (14 starts), averaging 5.7 points, 5.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 20.6 minutes … Scored 10+ points 11 times and 20+ points once … Grabbed season-high eight rebounds twice (12/12 at MIA, 4/7 vs. CLE) … Had a season-high six steals vs. NJN (2/13), one shy of Grizzlies’ team record … Scored a seasonhigh 20 points vs. ATL (12/10) … Handed out 14 assists (including 10 in the first half) vs. POR (12/7) … 2002-03 (w/Memphis): Appeared in 79 games (two starts), averaging 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 17.3 minutes … Scored 10+ points nine times and 20+ points once … Made first career start at UTA (2/5) and played 40 minutes, scoring 16 points … Had a season-high nine assists vs. GSW (12/16) … 2001-02 (w/ Seattle): Appeared in 64 games (no starts), averaging 3.6 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes … Scored a season-high 14 points against the LAL (12/11) … Grabbed a season-high five rebounds vs. PHX (2/6) … Handed out a season-high five assists three times … Recorded a season-high five steals vs. GSW (11/16) … Scored in double-figures four times … Missed 10 games due to separated left shoulder (3/7-25).

IN THE PLAYOFFS
Has appeared in eight games (all as a reserve) in two playoff appearances with Memphis, averaging 4.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals … 2005 (w/ Memphis): Appeared in four games (no starts), averaging 4.8 points, 3.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 18.5 minutes during the four-game, first-round series vs. Phoenix … 2004 (w/ Memphis): Appeared in four games (no starts), in first-round loss to San Antonio, averaging 4.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.24 steals in the Grizzlies first ever appearance in the NBA playoffs … Notched a postseason career-high 13 points and four rebounds in Game 4 (4/25) after totaling just six points in the first three games of the series.

CAREER NBA TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (40th pick overall) in the 2001 NBA Draft … Signed as a free agent by the Memphis Grizzlies on 8/6/02 … Signed as a free agent by the Denver Nuggets on 9/7/05 … Traded by the Nuggets to the Seattle SuperSonics as part of a four-team, nine-player trade on 2/23/06 … Waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder on 7/17/09 … Signed as a free agent by the Indiana Pacers on 7/28/09 … Signed as a free agent by the Utah Jazz on 9/24/10 … Re-signed by the Jazz on 12/9/11.

AS A COLLEGIAN
Started and played in 129 games, setting a new UCLA record for career starts (127) – since surpassed by Josh Shipp (134, 2004-09) … Averaged 11.2 points per game over his four-year career … UCLA’s career leader in steals (235) and minutes played (4,371), he also still ranks fourth in assists (607), tied for fifth in games played (129), sixth in three-point attempts (390), eighth in three-pointers made (133) and 23rd on the career scoring list (1,449) … Second player in school history to record 600 assists and 200 steals (Tyus Edney) … Fourth player in Pac-10 history to make the career top 10 in both assists and steals … Named All-Pac-10 as a senior … Scored in double figures 26 times and recorded eight 20+ point performances … Averaged a team-high 16 points, 5.7 rebounds, five assists and two steals in three NCAA Tournament games … Dished out a UCLA singlegame record 16 assists vs. Maryland in the NCAA Tournament as a junior (3/18/00) … Selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.

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Height: 6'1''/ 1.85m
Weight: 199 lbs./ 90.3 kg
Born: June 12, 1979
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Draft: 2nd Round (39th pick) 2001 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2013 - 2013
  Portland Trail Blazers 2013 - 2013
  Utah Jazz 2010 - 2012
  Indiana Pacers 2010 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: UCLA/USA

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