2006: Selected by Memphis in 1st round (24th overall) of the NBA Draft...2009: Traded to Houston in a three-team deal, Feb. 19th...2010: Re-signed with Houston to a four-year deal worth $24 million...2012: Traded to Toronto for Gary Forbes and a 1st round draft pick, July 11th.
Has decided to skip his final two seasons of eligibility...A fearless
competitor who plays exceptionally hard at both ends of the floor...Takes a
great deal of pride in his on-the-ball defense...Dives after loose balls and
elevates the level of his teammates` play...A tremendous rebounder for a player
his size...Does lack the height that NBA teams crave but is strong and quick
enough to get to the rim...A proven winner who puts team success in front of
personal accolades...Not a tremendous shooter...Prefers to take the ball to the
lane as opposed to pulling up...Recovered quickly from a torn ACL, proof of his
tremendous work ethic and desire.