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Transactions: Originally selected by Miami with the 20th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft… acquired by Philadelphia in a draft night trade (6/28/07) in exchange for the rights to Daequan Cook (21st overall pick), the Sixers second round pick in 2009 and cash considerations…acquired from Philadelphia with Willie Green in exchange for Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins on September 23, 2010…re-signed with the Hornets on December 17, 2011.


2012-13 Season: Averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 51 games played...Led the team in rebounds three times and tied for the lead in scoring once...Recorded a season-high 22 points to go along with five rebounds and two blocks 2/22 vs. DAL, with 16 points coming in the second half...Scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots off the bench on 2/13 vs. POR...Recorded 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks off the bench in the 1/27 win at MEM...Pitched in 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench on 1/23 at SAS...Came off the bench and contributed 14 points and five rebounds in W 1/11 vs. MIN...Recorded his first double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with three blocks on 1/9 vs. HOU...Scored 12 points on six of 10 shooting, along with a season-high tying seven rebounds on 1/5 at DAL...Led the New Orleans bench with 12 points to go along with five rebounds and two blocks on 12/8 at MIA...Tied a season-high in assists (3) and a career-high in blocks (5), while scoring 14 points on 12/7 vs. MEM...Dished out a season-high three assists, recorded a career-high tying three steals and scored 12 points on 12/3 vs. MIL...Left the game early on 11/23 at PHO with a corneal abrasion...Came off the bench to tally a season-high 18 points (on a career-high 21 FGA) and seven rebs at IND on 11/21...Finished with eight points, five rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots 11/7 vs. PHI...Came off the bench to record 16 points, two rebounds and two blocks 11/3 at CHI. Missed the final 24 games after having season-ending surgery to repair a torn right labrum.


Professional: In 300 games (38 starts), has averaged 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds...has five career double-doubles and one 20/10 performance...recorded 20-plus points in three games and 10-plus rebounds in five career games...201 1-12 (New Orleans): Averaged career-highs with 9.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 23.7 minutes over 40 games (29 starts)... recorded four double-doubles including one 20/10 performance...eclipsed the 20-point mark in two games and pulled down 10 or more boards in four games...led the team in rebounds eight times this season, and in scoring four times this season... tied his career-high with four assists, while also posting fourth double-double of season with 14 points and 10 rebounds 4/15 vs. MEM...scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds 4/11 vs. SAC...set a career-high with 26 points while also grabbing 10 boards for third double-double of season 4/7 vs. MIN...recorded second double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 boards 3/31 at LAL...recorded 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks 3/22 vs. LAC...led the team with 17 points to go along with five rebounds and three blocks 1/19 vs. HOU...recorded first start of the season 1/16 vs. POR...recorded first double-double of the season 1/14 at MEM with 15 points and 10 rebounds...at UTA 1/2, led the team in rebounds with eight and recorded first double-digit scoring performance with 16 points...missed 21 games due to injury (20 due to a concussion and one due to a sprained left ankle) and two games due to suspension...2010-11 (New Orleans): Averaged 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, while also totaling 26 steals in 77 games played...in six starts, averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds...led the team in scoring one time and tied for the team lead in rebounding three times...scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds (three offensive) with one assist and one steal 4/11 vs. UTA...scored 20 points (9-11 FG) and grabbed five rebounds 2/1 vs. WAS...grabbed eight rebounds with six points, two blocks and an assist 12/17 vs. UTA...started 4th career game 12/3 vs. NYK and recorded 12 points and five rebounds...tallied 12 points, six rebounds and two steals 1 1/5 vs. MIA...notched 14 points and nine rebounds 11/3 at HOU...had eight points and four rebounds in 25 minutes in his New Orleans debut 10/27 vs. MIL...inactive one time with four DNP-CDs...2009-10 (Philadelphia): In 56 games with two starts, averaged 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.1% from the floor, 34.5% from 3-point range and 69.0% from the line...over his final 20 games played, averaged 14.3 minutes played after averaging 10.4 mpg his first 36 games played...2008-09 (Philadelphia): Missed the entire season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during a workout session in August of 2008...underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery on 9/17/08...appeared in five games at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks...shot a team-high 55.1% from the floor and 88.9% from the line...2007-08 (Philadelphia): In 76 games played with one start, averaged 4.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 14.6 minutes per game...shot 45.5% from the floor, 28.6% from 3-point range and 65.9% from the line...missed his first game of the season with a left ankle sprain vs. ORL on 2/1; up to that point was one of five rookies to appear in every one of his team’s games...made his first and only start vs. MIL (1/30)...scored 10+ points six times.


College (Colorado State 2004-07): Played three seasons at Colorado State University…earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors his sophomore and junior seasons…was one of ten NCAA Division I players to average a double-double in 2006-07…led the MWC in rebounding (10.1 rpg, ninth in the nation), ranked sixth in scoring (16.8 ppg), fourth in blocks (1.60 bpg), fourth in field goal percentage (57.9% FGs) and fourth in free throw percentage (77.0% FTs)…in his final regular season game, posted 27 points and a career-high tying 22 rebounds against Wyoming…finished his career with 24 double-doubles, the second-most in school history…was named MWC Freshman of the Year in 2004-05.


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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 240 lbs./ 108.9 kg
Born: March 02, 1986
From: Colorado State University
Draft: 1st Round (20th pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2011 - 2013
  Philadelphia 76ers 2010 - 2010
  New Orleans Hornets 2010 - 2010
  Philadelphia 76ers 2007 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Colorado State/USA

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