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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 54 games (all starts) for the Brooklyn Nets in his 19th NBA season, averaged 6.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 20.5 minutes... Moved past Alex English into 14th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list at PHI 4/5… Blocked a season-high five shots, including the 2000th of his career (second active player and 18th all-time), in 21 minutes vs. PHI 2/3... Recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at IND 2/1… Notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds vs. DAL 1/24… Scored 12 points in a season-high 36 minutes while recording a double-double (10 rebounds) vs. MIA 1/10…Shot 5-7 for 13 points while recording a season-high four steals vs. GSW 1/8… Grabbed eight rebounds, becoming the 10th player in NBA history with 14,000 career rebounds, at DET 12/13… Scored 12 points with six rebounds and a season-high four assists at TOR 11/26… Scored a season-high 16 points (12 in the first quarter) to go along with eight rebounds vs. POR 11/18… Hauled in a Nets season-high 14 rebounds in 28 minutes at PHX 11/15… Moved past Moses Malone into sole possession of 10th place on the NBA’s all-time games played list (1,330 games) at SAC 11/13… Scored eight points (moving past Reggie Miller into 14th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list) and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in 26 minutes in his Nets debut at CLE 10/30.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
2012-13: Averaged 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.15 steals and 0.91 blocks in 29.7 minutes per game...Passed Otis Thorpe for 19th in career games played when he stepped on to the court against Washington on Nov. 3…Recorded his first double-double of the season when he notched 20 points and 13 rebounds against Washington on Nov. 7…Passed Allen Iverson for 17th all-time on the NBA scoring list when he recorded 15 points against Chicago on Nov. 12…Passed Oscar Robertson for 13th in most field goals attempted in NBA history against Brooklyn on Nov. 15…Notched a then season-high 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds on Nov. 25 against Orlando…Recorded his 13,500th career rebound against Brooklyn on Dec. 25…passed Terry Porter for 17th all-time in games played when he played against Philadelphia on Dec. 8..passed A.C. Green for 16th all-time in games played when he played against Chicago on Dec. 18…passed Charles Oakley for 15th all-time in games played when he stepped onto the court against the Clippers on Dec. 27…passed Sam Perkins for 14th all-time in games played when he stepped onto the court against Indiana on Jan. 4…Passed Patrick Ewing for 16th all-time in points scored against New Orleans on Jan. 16…Named as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2013 NBA All-Star game in Houston…Tied a then season-high with 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds against Atlanta on Jan. 25…Recorded his second straight double-double with a season-high-tying 24 points and 11 rebounds against Miami on Jan. 27…Netted a new season-high of 27 points to go along with 10 boards on Feb. 6 against Toronto…Netted 20 points, a season-high 18 rebounds, had six assists, two steals and three blocks in 47 minutes against Denver on Feb. 10…Passed Hakeem Olajuwon for 11th all-time in rebounds when he grabbed 13 against Golden State on Mar. 1…Passed Wes Unseld for 10th all-time in rebounds against Indiana on Mar. 6 when he grabbed 10 boards…Passed John Stockton for sixth all-time in minutes played against Brooklyn on Apr. 10...Led or tied for the team lead in points in 15 games, in rebounds 28 times, in assists four times, in steals 16 times, in blocks 27 times and in minutes once...Recorded 61 games with 10 or more points including eight games with 20 or more points...Recorded 19 double-doubles.

2011-12: Averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.93 steals and 1.02 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game...Was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending April 15 when he averaged 20.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block...Passed Robert Parish for 19th all-time in scoring when he recorded 15 points against the Knicks on Christmas Day…Passed the 44,000 minute plateau when he played 27 minutes against New Orleans on Dec. 27…Passed Bob Petit for 15th in rebounds when he grabbed nine on New Year’s Day against Washington to go along with 24 points…Recorded his first double-double of the season when he notched 14 points and 12 rebounds against New Jersey on Jan. 4…Passed Hakeem Olajuwon for 12th all-time in minutes played when he recorded 33:52 of action against the Bulls on Jan. 13…Grabbed his 10,000th career defensive rebound joining just Karl Malone and Robert Parish in accomplishing that feat in NBA history against New York on Feb. 3…Recorded his 13,000th career rebound against the LA Lakers on Feb. 9…Tied a season-high with four blocks against Chicago on Feb. 12…Passed Buck Williams for 13th all-time in rebounds against Chicago on Feb. 12….Passed Charles Barkley for 18th all-time in scoring when he recorded 18 points against the Cavaliers on Feb. 28…Posted a season-high 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds against Milwaukee on Feb. 29...In his 36 games starting at center he averaged 16.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.11 steals and 1.17 blocks in 31.5 minutes per game...Also shot 50.7% from the field and 87.1% from the free throw line...Recorded 53 games with 10 or more points including 19 games of 20 or more...Recorded 19 double-doubles...Led the Celtics in scoring in 16 games, in rebounds 29 times, in steals 16 times and in blocks 19 times…PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 19.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.15 steals and 1.45 blocks in 36.9 minutes per game…Recorded 13 double-doubles in 20 games, including nine games of 20 points and 10 rebounds…Recorded 10 games with 20 or more points…

2010-11: Averaged 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.34 steals and 0.80 blocks in 31.3 minutes per game…Recorded 28 double-doubles…Scored 10 or more points 60 times, 20 or more points 13 times…Led the C’s in scoring in 14 games, in rebounds in 38 games, in assists in four games, in steals in 24 games and in blocks in 24 games…Passed Jeff Hornacek for 30th all-time in steals against New Jersey (11/24)…Recorded 20 points and a season-high 17 rebounds against Chicago (12/3)…Passed Dikembe Mutombo and Paul Silas to move up to 17th all-time in rebounds that night as well…Recorded game-winning bucket against Philadelphia with 1.4 seconds remaining (12/9)….Passed Larry Bird and Doug Christie for 27th all-time in steals when he recorded three against Indiana (12/19)….Made his return after missing nine games with a strained right leg muscle and recorded 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals against Orlando (1/17)….Named to an NBA record 14th consecutive All-Star game tying Shaquille O’Neal, Karl Malone and Jerry West….Passed Charles Barkley for 16th all-time in rebounds when he grabbed nine against Orlando (2/6)…Recorded his 23,000th career point against Utah (2/28)…Also passed Hakeem Olajuwon for third in NBA history in defensive rebounds against Utah (2/28)….Recorded a season-high 28 points to go along with 13 boards against Phoenix (3/2)…Passed Elgin Baylor for 21st all-time in points when he netted 24 against the Knicks (3/21)…Passed Adrian Dantley for 20th all-time in scoring against Memphis (3/23)…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 14.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.89 steals and 1.00 block in 36.4 minutes per game…Recorded a post-season high of 28 points and 18 rebounds against Miami in Game 3 of the Second Round (5/7).

2009-10: Averaged 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.99 steals and 0.83 blocks in 29.9 minutes per game…Hit game-winning shot as time expired in OT against New York (11/22)…Made his regular season return against Cleveland (10/27) and recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards, his first double-double since 2/11/09 against New Orleans (14 pts, 10 rebs)…Became youngest player in NBA history to reach 40,000 career minutes when he played against Orlando (11/20)…Garnett reached the milestone at the age of 33 years and 185 days beating previous mark set by Oscar Robertson (34 years, 39 days)…Shot 11-for-12 against Miami (11/29) matching highest single-game field goal percentage mark by a Celtic in the previous 15 years (min. 10 FGA’s)…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending 12/6 when he averaged 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists, his 19th time winning the honor…Passed Hal Greer for 25th all-time in scoring against Milwaukee (12/8)…Passed Dennis Rodman for 20th all-time in rebounds against Orlando (2/7)…Passed Larry Bird for 24th all-time in scoring when he netted 19 points at Washington (2/1)…Grabbed his 12,000th career rebound against New York (2/23)…Played his 1,100th career game against Cleveland (2/25)…Named a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 15.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.13 steals and 0.87 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game…Sat out Game 2 of the First Round against Miami due to an NBA imposed suspension…Recorded double-figures in points in 21 games including two games of 20-or-more points…Also recorded seven double-doubles…Netted a postseason high of 25 points during Game 3 of the NBA Finals…Recorded 22 points and 12 rebounds in the deciding Game 6 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference semifinals…

2008-09: Averaged 15.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.11 steals and 1.19 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game…Missed a total of 24 games due to injuries (two due to flu-like symptoms (2/1-2/3/09) and 22 due to a right knee strain (2/22-3/18/09; 3/27-4/15/09)…Scored in double-figures in 52 games and netted 20 or more points 10 times…Led the C’s in scoring in 11 games, rebounds in 27 games, steals in 12 games and in blocks in 26 games…Posted a season high 26 points twice (vs. San Antonio (2/8) and vs. Indiana (12/3))…Moved to 26th in NBA history in points, 22nd all-time in rebounds, 22nd in blocks and 36th in steals…Became the youngest player in NBA history to play in 1,000 career games on 10/31 vs. Chicago at 32 years and 165 days…Posted 22 double-doubles on the season…Pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds at Indiana (12/7)…

2007-08: Averaged 18.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.41 steals and 1.28 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game…Received the most fan votes for the 2008 All-Star Game in New Orleans with 2,399,148 votes…Became the first Celtic to ever lead the fan-balloting and the first Celtics starter in the All-Star Game since Larry Bird in 1992…Named NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year…Became the first Celtic since Sidney Wicks (10/21/76) to post a 20 point-20 rebound effort in his Celtic debut when he recorded 22 points and 20 rebounds on 11/2/07 against Washington…Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week three times during the season (November 11, 2007, March 23, 2008 and April 13, 2008), the 16th, 17th and 18th times that he has won the award…Scored 27 points and grabbed 19 rebounds while dishing out six assists against Atlanta (11/9)…Led Celtics in rebounding 45 times, in scoring 26 times, in assists 16 times, in steals 22 times and in blocks 33 times…Notched 29 double-doubles…Scored 20 or more points 36 times…Dished out a season-high eight assists on 1/18 vs. PHI…Missed nine consecutive games from 1/27/08-2/13/08 due to a strained abdomen…notched his 11,000 career rebound against Cleveland (2/27)…Netted his 20,000th career point against Memphis (3/8) to become the 32nd player in NBA history to achieve that milestone…PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds to go along with 3.3 assists, 1.35 steals and 1.12 blocks in 38.0 minutes per game during the playoffs…Recorded double-doubles in all six NBA Finals games…Became just the eighth player to record double-doubles in his first six Finals games joining Bob Pettit, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Moses Malone and Shaquille O’Neal…Averaged 18.2 points and 13.0 rebounds during the Finals…Recorded 17 double-doubles in the post-season…Led the C’s in scoring in 14 games and in rebounds in 20 games…Scored 26 points and grabbed 14 boards in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against Los Angeles…Scored 33 points in Game 5 of the ECF against Detroit…Scored 26 points and grabbed 16 boards in Game 5 of the Semifinals against Cleveland…Scored 32 points and grabbed 10 boards against Atlanta in Game 3 of the First Round…

2006-07: Completed his 12th season in the NBA by leading Minnesota in scoring, rebounding, steals, blocks and minutes, and placing second in assists behind Ricky Davis…Played in 76 games, missing the last five with a sore right quadriceps; he's now missed 25 games in his career (the Wolves are 5-20)…Suspended by the NBA for one game on Jan. 21 for his actions Jan. 19 against Detroit…Finished among the league's top 40 in eight of the nine major categories, including 14th in scoring (22.4 ppg), 16th in blocked shots (1.66 bpg) and 8th in minutes (39.4 mpg)…Led the NBA in rebounding (12.8 rpg) for the fourth straight season, becoming just the fourth player in league history to accomplish that feat (Wilt Chamberlain twice, Moses Malone, Dennis Rodman)…Collected 22 points and 20 rebounds against Miami (3/30), his 30th career 20/20 outing…Sank the game-winning shot as time expired against Portland (3/25), his second buzzer-beater of the year (1/5 against Philadelphia), the fourth of his career and the 11th in club history…Snared a season-high 22 rebounds at Seattle (3/23); his 20 defensive rebounds were an NBA season best, and marked his fifth career game with 20+…Put in 30+ points on 10 occasions, bringing his career total to 81; he exploded for a season-high 44 points against Phoenix (1/29) (three shy of his own club record), the fourth 40+ night of his career…Led Minnesota across the board (pts/reb/ast) nine times, most recently in Atlanta (3/10); he also tied a season high with five blocks in that game…Played 51:09 against the L.A. Lakers (3/6), his high since logging 52 minutes at Vancouver on Apr. 14, 2000…Recorded his third triple-double of the year (19th career) at Boston (3/4) with 33 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists; he'd totaled 26/11/10 against Boston on 2/11, and collected 17/15/10 against Golden State on 2/7…Hauled in a season-low four rebounds 2 vs. Utah (3/2), snapping his string of 14 consecutive double-doubles; he led the NBA in double-doubles (66) and was the Wolves' leading rebounder in 74 of his 76 appearances…Started for the Western Conference in the 2007 All-Star Game, collecting seven points, six rebounds and four assists; it was his 10th straight All-Star appearance and eighth start…Tied his career best with seven steals at the L.A. Clippers (1/27) (12/14/97 at Atlanta), the most by a Wolves player since Terrell Brandon swiped eight at New Jersey on Mar. 24, 2000…Named Western Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 1-7, the 15th honor of his career…Scored his 19,000th career point at New York (4/6); he'd surpassed the 18,000 barrier against San Antonio (12/3)…The Feb. 9 game at Memphis was the 900th of his career…Hauled down his 10,000th career rebound against New Jersey (1/13), becoming the 32nd player in NBA history to reach that mark…Blocked his 1500th shot against Seattle (12/29), and handed out the 4000th assist of his career at Portland (1/24)…

2005-06: Finished his 11th season with the Timberwolves, starting 76 contests before sitting out the final six with tendonitis in his right knee...The April 9 DNP against Atlanta halted his NBA-leading string of 351 straight starts, dating to 2/19/02 at Dallas...Averaged 21.8 ppg and a league-leading 12.7 rpg -- the third consecutive season he's been the NBA's top rebounder -- while hitting a career-best 52.6% from the floor...Piled up a league-leading 62 point/rebound double-doubles, ending the season with a franchise-record streak of 33 in a row; he finished the season by averaging 15.0 rpg in his last 29 appearances...Hauled in a season-high 22 rebounds at Charlotte (4/4), part of his third 20-point/20-rebound night...Tallied 23 points and 21 rebounds against Golden State (3/5), and added 24 points and 21 boards against San Antonio (12/15)...Contributed 22 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists at Denver (3/31), the 12th time he led Minnesota across the board (pts/reb/ast)...His seven blocks against the Nuggets are a single-game best since 12/20/03 against Indiana... Pumped in a season-high 37 points against Sacramento (3/19); his 15 FTMs tied a career best...It marked his 71st career 30-point night (third of 2005-06) and the fifth-highest scoring effort of his career...Made his ninth consecutive NBA All-Star Game appearance Feb. 19 in Houston, collecting nine rebounds and four assists...Set a franchise record with his 12-for-13 shooting effort at Portland (2/3), breaking the previous single-game mark (11-for-12) he shared with Tom Gugliotta and Rasho Nesterovic...Topped the NBA in Efficiency Rating (30.30)...Ranked ninth in FG accuracy, 16th in scoring, 39th in assists (4.1 apg), 21st in blocks (1.41 bpg), 22nd in steals (1.37 spg) and 17th in minutes (38.9 mpg)...Selected Western Conference Player of the Week on 1/17, his lone such honor of the year...Pumped in 31 points against Denver (1/13), one of 48 games with 20+ points, and scored his 17,000th career point at Seattle (3/10)...Snared his 9,000th rebound at Boston (1/18), and scored his 16,000th point at Sacramento (12/4)...The 1/26 game against Phoenix was the 800th of his career...Passed the 30,000-career-minute mark against Milwaukee (11/25)...

2004-05: Wrapped up a decade in Minnesota by starting all 82 games...Named All-NBA Second Team and All-NBA Defensive First Team...Tallied 22.2 ppg, a league-best 13.5 rpg and 5.7 apg (tops among NBA front court players), his sixth straight 20/10/5 effort (only player in NBA history to accomplish feat, Larry Bird, five times)...Finished among the league's top 30 in seven of the nine major categories, including 20th in FG accuracy (50.2%)...Paced the Wolves across the board (pts/reb/ast) 30 times; he collected a league-leading 69 double-doubles, and was one of only three players (Marion, B. Wallace) with both 100+ blocks and 100+ steals...Netted 21 points, 15 rebounds and a season-high 11 assists against Golden State (4/13), his lone triple-double of the season (15th career regular season)...Named Western Conference Player of the Month for March, the ninth honor of his career...Contributed 10 points in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 20 in Denver, his eighth straight All-Star appearance...Scored his 15,000th career point against Chicago (2/13), becoming the 12th player in NBA history to amass at least 15,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists...Tied his career high (and club record) with 25 rebounds against Orlando (1/12); his 23 defensive boards equal the most by an NBA player (regulation game) since Charles Barkley had 25 on Nov. 2, 1996 for Houston vs. Phoenix...Poured in a career-high and franchise-record 47 points against Phoenix (1/4), his third career 40-point performance; Tony Campbell and Wally Szczerbiak held the previous mark (44)...Snagged a career-high 11 offensive rebounds at Phoenix (12/3), tying Felton Spencer's franchise single-game mark (vs. L.A. Clippers, 12/11/90)...

2003-04: Named the NBA's Most Valuable Player after totaling 1,219 points in MVP balloting, including 120 of a possible 123 first-place votes... Named All-NBA First Team and All-NBA Defensive First Team...Started all 82 games posting career highs in scoring (24.2 ppg) and rebounds (a league-leading 13.9 rpg)...Also averaged 5.0 apg (ranking second among frontcourt players) to notch his fifth consecutive 20/10/5 campaign...Finished with 1,987 total points and 1,139 rebounds, becoming just the fifth player in NBA history (and the first in 29 years) to lead the league in both categories...Set 11 single-season franchise records, including points, rebounds, point/rebound double-doubles (71), 20-point games (67) and blocked shots (178)...Topped the Wolves in scoring 50 times, on the glass 74 times and in assists on 27 occasions...Led Minnesota across the board (pts/reb/ast) 12 times...Named Western Conference Player of the Month four times (December, January, February, April), the first player in the award's 25-year history to be so honored; he also picked up four Western Conference Player of the Week mentions...Collected 22 points and 24 rebounds against Sacramento (2/19), his sixth 20-point/20-rebound night of the season (20th career); four of his top five career single-game rebound efforts have been vs. the Kings...Made his seventh straight All-Star Game appearance February 15 at Staples Center, tallying 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists...Finished with a season-high-tying 35 points against Cleveland (2/6), one of a dozen 30-point efforts...Erupted for 33 points and a career-high-tying 25 rebounds at Sacramento (12/5), his sixth career 30-point/20-rebound outing...His 23 defensive rebounds at Sacramento equaled the most by an NBA player since Charles Barkley grabbed 25 on 11/2/96 for Houston vs. Phoenix...Led the NBA in Efficiency Rating (33.13) and ranked third in scoring, 11th in blocks (2.17 bpg), 11th in minutes (39.4 mpg) and 11th in FG accuracy (49.9%)...Scored his 13,000th point against Philadelphia (2/1); he'd tallied point number 12,000 at Orlando (11/7)...PLAYOFFS: Posted team highs of 24.3 ppg (.452 FG%), 14.6 rpg, 5.1 apg and 2.28 bpg in 43.5 mpg over 18 games during the 2004 NBA Playoffs...Scored 30+ points four times...Posted point/rebound double-doubles in 17 of 18 playoff games...Grabbed 20+ rebounds in four contests...Tallied 30 points and 20 rebounds against Denver (4/18) and followed on April 20 with third career playoff triple-double (22 pts/22 rbs/10 asts)...His 22-rebound effort marked a postseason career high, while 20 defensive boards tied an NBA Playoff record...

2002-03: Started all 82 games and posted 23.0 ppg, 13.4 rpg, a career-high 6.0 apg) and a career-best 40.5 mpg... Posted team single-season record in minutes (3,321)...Named to the NBA All-League First Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team and All-Interview First Team while finishing runner-up for Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year...Named MVP of the 52nd NBA All-Star Game on February 9, scoring 37 points with nine rebounds and five steals in the West's 155-145 double-OT win in Atlanta...Finished ninth in the NBA in scoring, second in rebounding, and 13th (first among forwards) in assists; first player since Bird in 1989-90 to rank among the league's top 15 in all three categories...Also shot 50.2% (11th in the NBA), helping him compile a league-leading efficiency rating of 32.07...Led the NBA with six triple-doubles; he came up one assist shy of triple-doubles on six other occasions...Named Western Conference Player of the Month for both February and April...Named Western Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 25...PLAYOFFS: Averaged 27.0 ppg (.514 FG%, .333 3PT%), 15.7 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.67 spg, 1.67 bpg and 44.2 mpg in starting all six games against the L.A. Lakers in the opening round of the 2003 NBA Western Conference Playoffs...Recorded a postseason career-high 35 points (15-21 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-6 FT) to go with 20 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in 43 minutes vs. the Lakers on April 22, 2003...

2001-02: Named to the NBA All-League Second Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team and All-Interview Second Team...Posted 59 point/rebound double-doubles, finishing second in the NBA in that category; also ranked third in rebounding and first among forwards in assists...Led the Wolves in rebounding on 61 occasions (24 of the final 26)...Minnesota's top scorer 46 times, with 50 efforts of 20+ (and a dozen 30+)...Named Western Conference Player of the Month for February...Scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the 2002 All-Star Game, held February 10 in Philadelphia...Finished with eight points at San Antonio (2/4), before being ejected with 9:49 left in the third quarter...The eight-point outing halted his double-figure scoring streak at 338, the eighth-longest in NBA history...Earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors for Jan. 7-13, his second award of the season (Nov. 12-18)...Exploded for a season-high 37 points at Houston (11/3)...PLAYOFFS: Averaged 24.0 ppg (.429 FG%, .719 FT%), 18.7 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.67 spg, 1.67 bpg and 43.3 mpg in starting all three games against Dallas in the opening round of the 2002 NBA Western Conference Playoffs...

2000-01: Tallied 22.0 ppg (.477 FG%, .288 3PT%, .764 FT%), 11.4 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.37 spg, 1.79 bpg and 39.5 mpg in starting all 81 games in which he played...Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team and earned Second-Team All-NBA and First-Team All-Interview honors...Additionally, named to the All-Defensive First-Team, as well as finishing runner-up to Dikembe Mutombo for Defensive Player of the Year...Topped 20 points on 58 occasions, including seven games of 30+...Drew his first career ejection April 15 vs. Utah...Had 30 double-doubles in his final 39 games, and 54 on the season (third in the NBA)...Also ranked sixth in rebounding and 16th in scoring...Tallied 40 points Feb. 7 against Sacramento (17-for-22 FG, 2-for-2 3FG, 4-for-4 FT)...Earned NBA Player of the Week honors for Nov. 13-19...Became the Wolves' all-time leading scorer against Philadelphia (11/9)...PLAYOFFS: Averaged 21.0 ppg (.466 FG%, .833 FT%), 12.0 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.00 spg, 1.50 bpg and 41.3 mpg in starting all four games against San Antonio in the opening round of the 2001 NBA Western Conference Playoffs...

1999-2000: Became only the ninth player in league history to average at least 20 ppg, 10 rpg and 5 apg in a season (22.9 ppg, 11.8 rpg, and 5.0 apg)...Bagged 57 point/rebound double-doubles on the year, ranking third in the NBA in that category...Notched a triple-double December 14 at Atlanta (22 pts/15 reb/10 ast), adding a career-high seven steals...Became just the fifth player in franchise history to score 40+ with his 40-point effort March 22 at Boston, part of a franchise-record string of four consecutive 30-point outings...Averaged 40.0 mpg (fifth in the NBA), including a career-high 52-minute stint April 14 at Vancouver...Named the NBA's Player of the Week three times (March 20-26, December 20-26, November 8-14), and also earned Player of the Month honors for January...Tallied 24 points with 10 rebounds and five assists in the 49th NBA All-Star Game, played February 13 in Oakland...PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 8.8 apg in the opening round of the 2000 playoffs against Portland, notching a pair of triple-doubles in the four-game series...

1998-99: Appeared in 47 games, missing three games (Apr. 14-16) with the flu...Led Minnesota in rebounding 31 times, and recorded 25 double-doubles (ninth-best in the NBA)...Ranked 11th in the NBA in scoring (20.8), ninth in rebounding (10.4), 13th in blocks (1.77) and 20th in steals (1.66)...Named the NBA's Player of the Week for March 29-April 4...PLAYOFFS: Led the Wolves with 21.8 ppg and 12.0 rpg in the 1999 playoffs vs. San Antonio...

1997-98: Recorded his first career triple-double (Jan. 3 vs. Denver) and earned a starting berth in the NBA All-Star Game... Joined Tom Gugliotta (Feb. 3, 1996 at Dallas) as the only players in Wolves history to tally 20+ points and 20+ boards in the same game...Led Minnesota in rebounding 50 times, and ranked 10th in the NBA at 9.6 rpg...Scored a season-high 32 points March 29 at Sacramento...Ranked fourth among forwards in steals (1.70 spg), third among forwards in assists (4.2 apg) and 13th in the NBA in blocks (1.83 bpg)...One of four players in the NBA with 100+ steals and 100+ blocks (Chris Webber, Bo Outlaw, Antonio McDyess)...PLAYOFFS: Tallied 18 points and grabbed 18 boards in Game 1 at Seattle in 1998...

1996-97: His second season was highlighted by his first All-Star Game appearance...Started 77 games, missing five contests (Dec. 5-11) with a sprained left foot...Broke his own franchise single-season record for blocked shots (163) and finished ninth in the NBA (first among forwards) in blocks at 2.12 bpg...Registered eight blocks each in back-to-back games (1/3 at Boston, 1/4 at Milwaukee), one shy of the club record...PLAYOFFS: Scored 21 points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds in his first-ever playoff game, April 24, 1997 in Houston…

1995-96: Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team...Concluded his rookie season as the youngest player in the NBA at 19 years, 11 months...Appeared in 80 games, missing two due to a cut on his right hand...Ranked 15th in the NBA in blocks (second among forwards), averaging 1.64 bpg...Started the Wolves' final 42 games; averaged 36.6 mpg, 14.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg and 2.26 bpg as a starter, shooting 53.3% from the field...Tallied a season-high 33 points against Boston (3/27), the second-highest rookie total in Wolves history...Played for the Western Conference squad in the 1996 Schick Rookie Game during All-Star Weekend in San Antonio.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round (5th pick) of the 1995 NBA Draft... Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Boston Celtics for Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Sebastian Telfair, a 2009 1st round draft pick and a 2009 1st round draft pick on July 31, 2007... Traded by the Boston Celtics with Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White to the Brooklyn Nets for Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, Gerald Wallace, a 2014 1st round draft pick, a 2016 1st round draft pick and a 2018 1st round draft pick. Boston has the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Brooklyn in 2017 on July 12, 2013.

PERSONAL:
Has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated six times: (June 26, 1995) under the title of "Ready or Not"; with the L.A. Clippers' Darius Miles in the magazine's NBA preview issue (Oct. 30, 2000); with teammates Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell under the title "Three Wolves" (March 1, 2004); alone under the title of "Can He Do It?" (May 31, 2004) and with teammates Ray Allen and Paul Pierce under the title of “A Brand-New Green Machine in Boston” (Oct. 29, 2007) and most recently with Bill Russell under the title of “The Once and Future Celtics: From Russell to KG” (June 30, 2008)... Appeared on the front cover of Slam Magazine (April 2004, December 2007) and Hoop Magazine (March 2004, May/June 2008)... Featured in the American Dairy Association's "got milk?" campaign... Unveiled 4XL (For Excellence & Leadership Foundation) during 2002 All-Star weekend... Presented the November, 2005 NBA Community Assist Award after contributing $1.2 million to assist Hurricane Katrina victims build new homes through Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network… Received the April 2008 NBA Community Assist Award for his outstanding work in the community by donating more than 600 tickets to Boston Public School children... On Jan. 12, 2005, donated $100,000 toward tsunami relief to the American Refugee Committee's Fishing Boat Project... Supported WolvesCare events for ill children while with the Timberwolves... Hosted children from Timberwolves Foundation signature charity, Simpson Housing Services in Minneapolis at a holiday celebration at the Minnesota Zoo... Listed in the April 21, 1997 edition of Newsweek as one of the 100 most influential people for the next decade... Ranked 38th in the Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100 Power Ranking in 2004… Won NBA’s 2006 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 253 lbs./ 114.8 kg
Born: May 19, 1976
From: Farragut Academy HS (CHI)
Draft: 1st Round (5th pick) 1995 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1995
Years Pro: 19
Previous Teams:
  Brooklyn Nets 2013 - 2014
  Boston Celtics 2007 - 2013
  Minnesota Timberwolves 1995 - 2006
Prior to NBA/Country: Farragut Academy HS (IL)/USA

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