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2014-15 (Lakers):
• Appeared in 76 games (59 starts), averaging 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks in 29.5 minutes.
• Notched 37 games of 10+ points, one game of 20+ and had three double-doubles.
• 11/1/14 at Golden State, notched first double-digit scoring game of the year with 15 points (6-9 FG) and four rebounds.
• 11/28/14 vs. Minnesota, scored a season-high 19 points (4th 10+ point game of the season).
• 12/12/14 at San Antonio, recorded 10+ points in third straight game with 13 points (3-3 3FG) and five rebounds.
• 12/14/14 at Minnesota, totaled 12 points and tied a career-high with six assists.
• 12/15/14 at Indiana, had fifth straight double-figure game with 13 points.
• 2/22/15 vs. Boston, had 22 points (season-high) on 9-11 shooting with five rebounds.
• 3/29/15 at Brooklyn, scored 17 points with five rebounds.
• 3/30/15 at Philadelphia, had 12 points and a team high 11 rebounds with three blocks and two steals.

2013-14 (Lakers):
• Appeared in 79 games (62 starts), averaging 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.09 steals and 0.97 blocks in 28.4 minutes.
• Posted career-best averages in points, rebounds, steals and blocks.
• Totaled 35 games of 10+ points.
• Finished with four games of 20+ points.
• Notched four double-doubles.
• 11/13/13 at Denver, became the only Laker to block five shots, have three steals and hit two three pointers in a game since at least the 1985-86 season.
• 11/29/13 at Detroit, went 9-of-11 from the field (6-7 3FG, tying a career-high in makes) for 27 points.
• 1/15/14 at Phoenix, played a career-high 44 minutes, hit a career mark in free throws (six) and scored 20+ points (22) for the 10th time in career.
• 1/17/14 at Boston, posted 11 points and 11 rebounds for first double-double of the year and second of career.
• 4/13/14 vs. Memphis, scored 15 points to go with a career-high 15 rebounds.
• Missed two total games due to illness: one game with gastroenteritis (12/31/13) and one game with an upper respiratory infection (3/21/14).

2012-13 (Phoenix):
• Appeared in 50 games (21 starts), averaging 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 19.1 minutes.
• Scored in double-figures 17 times including three 20+ point games.
• 2/26/13 vs. Minnesota, recorded 14 points, a career high nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.
• Totaled 14 points, a career-high nine rebounds and two steals on 3/18/13 vs. Lakers.
• Posted seven points and a season-high four assists on 3/22/13 vs. Minnesota.
• Finished with 21 points (season-high five 3FGM), five rebounds and two steals on 3/24/13 vs. Brooklyn.
• Scored a season-high 22 points (8-16 FG) while posting a season-high three steals on 3/27/13 at Utah.
• Netted 12 points, seven rebounds and a season high two blocks on 4/15/13 vs. Houston.

2011-12 (Minnesota):
• Appeared in 65 games (team-high 64 starts) with Minnesota, averaging 6.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 22.6 minutes.
• Shot 39.8% overall for the season from the field but shot 45.1% in the month of April (13 games).
• Scored 10+ points nine times.
• Led team in blocked shots (48).
• Recorded 11 points, a career-high tying four steals and season-high three blocks on 3/9/12 vs. Lakers.
• 3/7/12 vs. Portland, scored a season-high 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-4 3FG).
• 2/3/12 at New Jersey totaled 10 points and a season-high eight rebounds.
• Posted nine points and a season-high eight rebounds on 1/13/12 at New Orleans.
• Missed one game due to illness (1/23/12).

2010-11 (Minnesota):
• Appeared in a team-high 79 games (63 starts) with Minnesota, ranking eighth among rookies in scoring (9.0 points), sixth in three-point accuracy (35.6%), 10th in steals (0.73 steals), seventh in blocks (0.68 blocks) and sixth in minutes played (26.2 minutes).
• Established a new rookie franchise record with 103 three-point field goals made on the season.
• 3/18/11 at LA Lakers, scored a career-high 29 points (11-21 FG), at that point, the most by a Timberwolves rookie since 1996.
• Led team in scoring four times.
• Scored 20+ points five times.
• 3/1/11 vs. LA Lakers, posted 20 points and a season-high tying eight rebounds.
• 2/27/11 vs. Golden State, recorded a season-high four steals.
• Recorded 13 points, six rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots on 2/8/11 at Houston.
• 12/27/10 vs. New Orleans, scored 24 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 3FG) including a franchise rookie-record tying six three-point field goals made.
• 12/15/10 at Phoenix, totaled 17 points and a career high tying five assists.
• 12/4/10 vs. Cleveland, scored 20 points (8-9 FG).

COLLEGE (Iowa State – 2006-2008, Syracuse – 2009-2010):
• Three-year collegiate performer at Iowa State (2006-08) and Syracuse (2009-10).
• Sat out the 2008-09 season after transferring schools, per NCAA rules.
• Named a First Team All-American as a junior at Syracuse by the Associated Press, United States Basketball Writers Association and Fox Sports.
• Finalist for the Naismith Trophy, awarded to the men’s college basketball player of the year.
• Big East Player of the Year, All-Big East Conference First Team as a junior.
• Big 12 Conference All-Rookie Team.
• In his final collegiate season as a junior, averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, leading Syracuse in both categories.
• Averaged 22.0 points in the NCAA Tournament, and scored a career-high 31 points to go along with 14 rebounds to lead Syracuse to a win over Gonzaga in the second round; it was his career-high 12th double-double of the season.
• Saw action in 58 total games with the Iowa State Cyclones from 2006-08, starting 55 of them.
• Averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in his career at Iowa State.
• Slowed by an ankle injury in his sophomore season, was still named honorable mention All-Big 12 after averaging 12.4 points and 4.0 rebounds.
• Collegehoops.net honorable mention Freshman All-America, Big 12 All-Rookie Team.
• As a freshman, earned a Big 12 Player of the Week honor and Big 12 Rookie of the Week award.

COLLEGE (Iowa State – 2006-2008, Syracuse – 2009-2010):
• Full name is Wesley JaMarr Johnson.
• Son of Robert and Mary Johnson.
• Has a brother, Craig Carroll, and a sister, Rhonda Smith.
• Father of twins, son Wesley II and daughter Santana.
• Majored in communications and rhetorical studies.
• Attended high school at Corsicana (Texas), The Patterson School (North Carolina) and Eldon Academy (Michigan).

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: July 11, 1987
From: Syracuse University
Draft: 1st Round (4th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2015 - 2015
  Los Angeles Lakers 2014 - 2014
  Phoenix Suns 2013 - 2013
  Los Angeles Lakers 2013 - 2013
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Syracuse/USA

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