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Background

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded by Houston for forward Gary Forbes and a protected future first-round draft pick July 26, 2012.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: First-round draft choice (24th overall) by Memphis in 2006; Feb. 19, 2009: Traded by Memphis to Houston in a three-team trade with Houston trading guard Rafer Alston to Orlando and Orlando sending forward Brian Cook to Houston and guard Mike Wilks, centre Adonal Foyle and a first-round draft pick to Memphis; July 14, 2010: Signed to an offer sheet by Cleveland; July 21, 2010: Houston matched offer sheet; July 26, 2012: Traded by Houston to Toronto for forward Gary Forbes and a protected future first-round draft pick.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013-14 season.

2011-12 SEASON: Averaged 14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.55 steals in 47 games (38 starts), in fourth season with Houston ... DND for two games (Jan. 6-7) due to a bruised right foot ... Placed on the inactive list for 11 games (Mar. 10-27) and DND for four games (Mar. 30 - Apr. 6) due to a bacterial infection ... Was a DNP-CD for one game (Apr. 22) ... Also inactive one game (Apr. 26) due to a sports hernia ... Underwent successful surgery May 1 to correct a sports hernia ... Reached 20-plus points 11 times, including two 30-point performances ... Handed out 10 or more assists five times, including at least eight assists in 18 outings (Rockets record: 12-6) ... Had a career- best three 10-plus rebounding games ... Finished with four double-doubles and one triple-double ... Led (or tied) Houston in assists 33 times and topped the Rockets in scoring on 12 occasions ... Returned to action at Sacramento on Apr. 8, coming off the bench to record seven assists; missed the previous 15 contests with a bacterial infection ... Tied career-high 11 boards Mar. 20 at Charlotte ... Had 10 or more points in a season-best 17 straight appearances (Feb. 4 – Mar. 7) ... Totalled 24 points, nine assists, seven boards and a season high-tying four steals vs. Memphis on Feb. 20 ... Topped all scorers with 32 points (9-13 FG, 7-8 3FG, 7-7 FT) and nine assists Feb. 19 vs. Utah, and matched his career high for made 3-pointers ... Set his career best for most free throws made in a game without a miss (9-9 FT) at Memphis on Feb. 14 ... Tied season high with four steals at Golden State on Feb. 12 ... Recorded 24 points and 11 assists Feb. 4 at Minnesota ... Posted his second career triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at Minnesota on Jan. 23 ... Posted a career first with three consecutive 20-point games (22 on Jan. 11 at San Antonio, 25 on Jan. 13 vs. Sacramento and 33 on Jan. 14 vs. Portland) ... Notched a season-high 33 points (13-26 FG, 3-5 3FG), nine assists and eight rebounds vs. Portland on Jan. 14 ... Equalled career high of 11 rebounds Jan. 10 at Charlotte ... Paced the Rockets with 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists at the L.A. Lakers on Jan. 3 ... Matched career high with 18 assists Dec. 31 vs. Atlanta ... Recorded four steals at Memphis on Dec. 30 ... Had 20 points (9-10 FT) and 12 assists at Orlando on Dec. 26.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Owns career averages of 10.4 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.14 steals in 359 career games (139 starts) with Memphis and Houston ... Has 31 career 20-point performances, including four 30-point outings ... Posted 18 career double-doubles, including two career triple-doubles ... Recorded 21 double-digit assist games in his career ... Finished sixth in the overall voting for 2010-11 NBA Most Improved Player ... 2010-11: Averaged 13.5 points, 6.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.36 steals in 75 games (career-most 71 starts) ... Was 14th in the NBA in assists per game, tied for 20th in steals per game and was eighth in assists-per-turnover ratio (3.16, 500-158) ... Made a career-high 129 3-pointers after hitting a combined total of 101 treys over his first four seasons ... Became just the third different player in Rockets history to record at least 1,000 points (1,011), dish out 500 or more assists (500) and make 100 3-pointers (129) in the same season ... Recorded a career-best 13 20-point outings, including the first two 30-point games of his career ... Recorded 11 double-digit assist games, 10 double-doubles and one triple-double ... Paced the team in assists on 52 occasions ... DND for three games, Apr. 9-13 with a sore left foot ... Made at least one three-pointer in a career-best 19 straight contests, Feb. 27 – Apr. 6 ... Hit a step-back 17-footer vs. San Antonio on Apr. 1 with 3.9 seconds left to send the contest into overtime ... Tabbed Western Conference Player of the Week for Mar. 14-20, averaging 19.3 points (26-57 FG, 9-20 3FG, 16-17 FT), 7.5 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.25 steals in guiding the Rockets to a 4-0 week ... Averaged 19.8 points (94-198 FG, 41-96 3FG), 8.1 assists and 5.3 rebounds in 14 games during March, notching five outings of 10 or more assists and finishing tied for fifth in the NBA in assists per game during the month ... Recorded first triple-double of his career with 28 points (9-14 FG, 7-8 FT), a career high-tying 11 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals vs. Utah on Mar. 20 ... Scored 32 points and tied career high with seven made 3-pointers (7-11 3FG) Mar. 8 at Phoenix ... Topped the Rockets with 24 points and 11 assists at the L.A. Clippers on Mar. 2 after a 21-point, 11-assist effort the night before at Portland ... Posted a career-high 36 points Feb. 16 at Philadelphia making 15-of-18 FGs; hit first 11 shots, including five-for-five from three-point range in the first half ... Was 26-of-55 (.473) from three in December ... Had 17 points and a career-high 18 assists, with five steals vs. Memphis on Dec. 17 ... Recorded 22 points and 12 assists vs. Detroit on Dec. 7, as well as matching his career-high six steals ... Grabbed a career high-tying six steals vs. Phoenix on Nov. 22 ... 2009-10: Averaged 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 68 games ... Reached double-digit scoring 30 times, including two 20-point performances ... Posted three double-digit assist games and two double-doubles ... Houston averaged 15.2 fast- break points in his 68 games played and just 11.6 off the break in the 14 outings he missed ... Stood tied for second in the NBA in charges drawn (51) on the season ... Scored 14 points and dished out a season-high 11 assists at Sacramento on Apr. 12 ... Was on the inactive list for 12 games (Feb. 9 – Mar. 7) due to a left ankle sprain ... Had 14 points vs. Philadelphia on Feb. 6 before leaving with a sprained left ankle ... Made a career-high four blocked shots vs. Oklahoma City on Nov. 6 ... DND for two games (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 ) with a sprained left knee ... Scored a team high-tying 23 points, with nine assists, six boards and two steals in a 116-109 win Jan. 22 at San Antonio ... Netted a season-high 26 points, dished out 10 assists and nabbed a season-best five steals in a 116-108 OT win at Dallas on Dec. 18 ... Handed out a game-high 10 assists vs. Memphis on Nov. 11 ... 2008-09: Averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 77 total games (21 starts) with Memphis and Houston ... Acquired by the Rockets from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade on Feb. 19, averaging 7.6 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 28 games with Houston ... Averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 49 games (21 starts) with Memphis ... Contributed 9.0 points, 4.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game in his 21 starts with the Grizzlies ... Scored 10- plus points 19 times on the season ... Scored a season-high 25 points vs. Cleveland on Jan. 13, setting career bests in free throws made (15) and attempted (16) ... At Minnesota on Dec. 29, registered 14 points and a season-high 12 assists ... Playoffs: Averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 13 playoff games with Houston ... Averaged 4.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in six games against Portland in the First Round ... Averaged 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in seven games against the L.A. Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals ... Had four assists in Game Six vs. the Lakers, Game Five at Los Angeles and Game Three vs. the Lakers ... Chipped in 12 points in Game Four vs. the Lakers ... 2007-08: Was one of two Grizzlies to play in all 82 games, averaging 9.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists ... Averaged 14.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.8 boards in nine starts ... Ranked third among NBA sophomores in assists (3.6) ... Led Memphis in free throw attempts (348) and was second in free throws made (243) ... Reached 10-plus points in 39 games and 20-plus points four times, including a season-high 24 points at Chicago on Mar. 4 ... Scored in double figures in 12 of the last 14 games, averaging 14.4 points, 3.4 assists and 2.00 steals in 29.2 minutes per game over the final five contests ... Recorded the first career double-double with 13 points and a season-best 10 assists Jan. 25 at Washington ... In first career start, posted 14 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in a career-high 50 minutes at New Orleans on Dec. 7 ... 2006-07: Appeared in just 10 games as a rookie, averaging 5.6 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.40 steals ... Suffered a fractured left wrist at Cleveland on Nov. 21 that sidelined him for the rest of the season.

COLLEGE CAREER: In two years at Villanova, averaged 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists as part of a backcourt that also included Randy Foye and Allan Ray ... As a sophomore in 2005-06, selected to the second-team All-Big East, twice made the Big East honour roll, was a first-team All-Big 5 and a Big 5 Player of the Week ... Averaged 11.0 points in his second year at Villanova, ranking third on the team ... Led the club in assists (3.7), steals (2.3) and finished third in rebounding (4.3) ... Named one of 16 finalists for the Cousy Award ... As a freshman in 2004-05, averaged 7.5 points and was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team and Philadelphia Big 5 Rookie of the Year ... Missed first seven games of his freshman year recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.
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Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 205 lbs./ 93 kg
Born: March 25, 1986
From: Villanova University
Draft: 1st Round (24th pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2012 - 2013
  Houston Rockets 2009 - 2012
  Memphis Grizzlies 2008 - 2008
  Houston Rockets 2008 - 2008
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Prior to NBA/Country: Villanova/USA

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