• A first-round pick (No. 11 overall) in the 2008 draft by the Pacers after one season at Arizona, but he was traded two weeks later to Portland.

• The 6-3 point guard is in his 11th NBA season and playing for his eighth team after being acquired by the Timberwolves from the 76ers as part of the Jimmy Butler trade.

• Was rehabbing a knee injury and didn’t play for the first 32 games this season, but has been pressed into duty after injuries to three other point guards in Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones.

• Averaging 33.6 minutes, 14.4 points, 7.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds in his last seven games, during which time the Wolves have gone 4-3. In that span he is shooting 40.4 percent from three-point range.