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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 54 games (one start) with the Toronto Raptors, averaged 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 10.0 minutes... Shot a team-best .426 (52-for-122) from three-point range... Scored in double figures four times. Led the bench in scoring five times... Scored a season-high 15 points Mar. 9 at Minnesota. Shot 5-for-6 from beyond the arc... Tied his then season-high with 12 points (all in fourth quarter) Feb. 5 at Sacramento... Made his only start of the season Jan. 27 at Brooklyn and played 22 minutes... Scored a then season-high 12 points Nov. 26 vs. Brooklyn. Shot 2-for-4 from beyond the arc. Matched his career-high with two offensive rebounds against the Nets... Inactive for six games. DNP-CD for 22 games... Acquired from New York on July 10 along with Quentin Richardson, Marcus Camby, a future first-round draft pick and two future second-round draft picks in exchange for Andrea Bargnani.
Playoffs: DNP-CD for two games... Grabbed four rebounds May 2 in Game 6 at Brooklyn... Played 16 seconds Apr. 25 in Game 3 at Brooklyn... Played 33 seconds Apr. 19 in Game 1 vs. Brooklyn.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Knicks): Averaged 6.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 20.3 minutes in a career-best 81 games … Also set career highs in minutes (1,641) and three-point field goals made (149) … Shot .425 (149-351) from three-point range, 11th in the NBA … Had 19 double-figure scoring games, with one 20+ effort … Logged 30+ minutes on 10 occasions … Had six games with four made three-pointers and seven games with five made threes … Made his only start Apr. 15 at Charlotte, finishing with 17 points (5-7 3FG) and a season-best seven rebounds in a career-high 41 minutes … Was 4-8 3FG for 12 points in Atlantic Division-clinching win over Washington on Apr. 9 … Scored a season-high 20 points in 26 minutes Mar. 9 vs. Utah … Helped key a comeback from 22 points down Mar. 4 at Cleveland with 15 points (4-7 3FG), including nine points in the fourth quarter … Totaled 15 points (5-7 3FG) in 17 minutes in Feb. 2 win over Sacramento … Scored 15 points going 5-7 3FG vs. San Antonio on Jan. 3 … Had 12 points (4-5 3FG) and a career high-tying four assists Dec. 13 vs. L.A. Lakers … Tallied 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-7 3FG) in 40 minutes Nov. 28 in his hometown of Milwaukee … Totaled 17 points in 26 minutes opening night, Nov. 2 vs. Miami … Playoffs: Totaled 18 points in nine outings … Was 4-9 from three-point land … Had highs of eight points and 16 minutes in Game 3 at Boston on Apr. 26.

2011-12 (Knicks): In his first Knicks season, well-traveled veteran blossomed as game-changing long range threat and one of League’s most proficient sixth men...Led the NBA with .472 shooting from three-point range (133-282 3PT FGA)...Over 54 games off the bench, Steve averaged 8.8 ppg with .478 overall shooting (161-337 FGA) over 18.9 mpg...Went 22-26 FTA (.846); had just 46 total FTA in five prior NBA seasons...Season Highs: Points: 25* (Apr. 17 vs. Boston): Assists: 2 (Apr. 17 vs. Boston); Rebounds: 6, twice; 3PT FG: 8* (Apr. 17 vs. Boston)...Established career highs in scoring average (8.8), minutes per game (18.9) and 3PT FGM (133, second career 100-plus home run season)...Had two 20-plus scoring efforts; led Knicks in scoring three times...Appeared in just 12 of season’s first 24 games (Dec. 25-Feb. 4), then played in each of the campaign’s final 42 games (Feb. 6-Apr. 26)...Scored 1,000th career point at Toronto, Feb. 14...Did not miss a game due to injury; DNP (CD) 12 times...Finished 14th in media balloting for 2011-12 KIA NBA Most Improved Player award, won by Orlando’s Ryan Anderson...ON THE LEADER BOARD: Led the NBA in 3PT FG percentage with .472 (133-282 3PT FGA)...Became just the second Knick to lead NBA in three-point percentage, joining Campy Russell in 1981-82 (.439 on 25-57 from Downtown)...Recorded the second-best single-season 3PT percentage figure in Knicks club history (.472), topped only by Hubert Davis’ .476 (127-267) in 1995-96; based on minimum 41 3PT FGM...The Downtown Story: Connected from three-point range in 47 of his 54 games...Had eight three-homer games, eight four-homer games, six five-homer games, one six-homer game, and nailed a career-high eight three-pointers (one shy of Knicks mark) on Apr. 17 vs. Celtics en route to career-high 25 points...Recorded two four-point plays (first of career): on Feb. 15 vs. Sacramento (fouled by Travis Outlaw) and on Apr. 17 vs. Boston (fouled by Avery Bradley)...Established single-game career-highs for both 3PT FGM (8 vs. Celtics, Apr. 17) and 3PT FGA (12 at Cleveland, Apr. 20) within four-day span in season’s final week...Went 43-90 (.478) from three-point range in March; his 43 3PT FGM during the month tied for third in NBA (with Clippers’ Randy Foye) behind Minnesota’s Kevin Love (48) and Orlando’s Ryan Anderson (44)...Went 5-12 FGA (all from Downtown) on Apr. 20 at Cleveland, setting Knicks club record for most FGA in a game, all three-pointers (broke old mark of 11 by Jamal Crawford vs. Lakers, Mar. 29, 2005)...Key Games: .Main factor in win over Jazz, Feb. 6, with 19 points (7-10 FGA, 5-8 from Downtown) in 18 minutes...Game-turning factor in win at Minnesota with 15 points (5-10 FGA, 4-6 from Downtown) and season-high six rebounds, Feb. 11. Nailed two three-point FG during Knicks’ game-deciding 12-4 run over game’s final 3:03...Spearheaded comeback win over Mavs, Feb. 19, with 14 points (5-7 FGA, 4-5 from Downtown); scored all 14 of his points in fourth qtr as Knicks rallied from 12 down...Key figure in comeback win over Cavs, Feb. 29, with 17 points (6-9 FGA, 5-8 from Downtown). Nailed five 3PT FG over a 6:02 span in second half as Knicks rallied from 17 down...Scored 20 points (7-11 FGA, 6-10 from Downtown) in win over Blazers in Mike Woodson’s debut as head coach, Mar. 14....Poured in a career-high 25 points (8-10 FGA, all from Downtown) in win over Celtics, Apr. 17. Eight 3PT FGM were a career high, a Knicks season high and one shy of Knicks’ single-game mark...Went 5-12 FGA (all from Downtown) for 15 points at Cleveland, Apr. 20. Set Knicks club record for most FGA in a game, all three-pointers and notched single-game career-high 3PT FGA (12)...Logged season-high 32 bench minutes in season finale win at Charlotte, Apr. 26 (9 pts, 3-6 from Downtown).

2010-11 (Mavericks-Spurs-D-League): Split season with Dallas and San Antonio, also spent time in D-League...Came off the bench in 30 total games with 3.5 ppg and career-high .522 shooting (35-67 FGA) over 7.2 mpg...Shot a career-best .565 from Downtown (26-46)...Played in seven games for Mavs, 23 for Spurs...Waived by Dallas, Jan. 5, 2011; signed with San Antonio, Mar. 4, 2011...Season-high 19 points (6-10 FGA, 5-8 from Downtown) in Spurs’ win over Bobcats, Mar. 19...Played with Reno Bighorns in D-League (two games, 18.5 ppg) prior to signing with Spurs...Appeared in one Playoff game, logging scoreless six bench minutes (didn’t shoot) in first round Game Four loss to Grizzlies, Apr. 25, 2011.

2009-10 (Clippers): In 54 games off the bench, averaged 2.1 ppg over 6.7 mpg...Went 22-71 (.310) from Downtown...Four double-figure scoring games...Did not miss action due to injury.

2008-09 (Clippers): In career-high 71 games (three starts) with Clippers, averaged 6.9 ppg over 16.4 mpg...Went 119-286 from Downtown (.416) and ranked 19th in NBA in 3PT percentage..Had four 20-plus scoring games...Scored then- career-high 23 points (6-8 from Downtown) to lead Clippers to OT win over Knicks, Feb. 11, 2009 (same game Baron Davis had 20 assists)...Nailed three-point bomb at the buzzer to cap 7-for-11 night from Downtown (21 pts) and lift Clippers to 107-105 win over Nets, Mar. 15, 2009...Did not miss action due to injury.

2007-08 (Rockets-D-League): In second Rockets season, averaged 3.9 ppg over 7.5 minutes in 35 games...Went 34-71 (.479) overall from Downtown, 15-25 (.600) over season’s final five games...Listed as inactive 31 times and was a DNP (CD) 15 times...Hit game-winning three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left in Rockets’ 89-87 win over Kings, Feb. 13, 2008...Played nine games with D-League Rio Grande Vipers (18.3 ppg)...Notched 2.7 ppg in three Playoff games vs. Jazz.

2006-07 (Rockets): As a rookie, averaged 1.5 ppg over 5.5 mpg in 35 games (one start)...Listed as inactive 18 times, DNP (CD) 29 times...Listed as inactive in all seven games of Rockets’ first round loss to Jazz.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Houston in second round (32nd overall) of 2006 NBA Draft...Traded to Clippers for future considerations, Aug. 6, 2008...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2010; signed with Dallas, Sep. 23, 2010...Waived by Dallas, Jan. 5, 2011...Signed with San Antonio, Mar. 4, 2011; re-signed, Dec. 15, 2011...Waived by San Antonio, Dec. 19, 2011; claimed off waivers by New York, Dec. 21, 2011...Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2012; re-signed with New York on Jul. 12, 2012.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 12.4 ppg and 4.2 rpg over four-year collegiate career...Marquette’s all-time career leader with 354 career three-pointers (354-768, .461 from Downtown)...Finished college career in 10th place on school’s all-time point list (1,567), and as Marquette’s all-time free throw percentage leader (.931, 243-261 FTA)...Averaged a career-high 17.5 as a senior in 2005-06, earning unanimous First-Team All-Big East selection...Set career highs in points (41) and rebounds (16) vs. UConn on Jan. 3, 2006...Named Great Alaska Shootout MVP...As a freshman in 2002-03, earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors and named C-USA Sixth Man of the Year.

PERSONAL:
Communications studies major at Marquette … Coached at Brown Deer High by his father, Michael … Three-time Parkland Conference Player of the Year in high school, earned All-State honours as a junior and senior … Averaged 20.6 points as a senior… Brother Chris also played at Brown Deer High; sister Andrea played at Michigan Tech … Players he admired most while growing up were his father’s high school players … Says that if he wasn’t playing basketball, he’d own a restaurant … Played on NIT All-Star Team that toured China in summer 2004.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: June 13, 1983
From: Marquette University
Draft: 2nd Round (32nd pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2012 - 2013
  San Antonio Spurs 2011 - 2011
  New York Knicks 2011 - 2011
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Prior to NBA/Country: Marquette/USA

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