Grew up in Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia).
Moved to CSKA Moscow (Russia) in 1998-99. Played there until 2000-01.
Selected by the Utah Jazz as the 24th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft.
Signed with the Utah Jazz in 2001-02.
Signed with CSKA Moscow (Russia) in October 2011.
Signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in July 2102.
Named MVP of the European Junior Championship in 1997.
MVP and second top scorer at the 1999 World Junior Championship.
Played the 1999-00 Russian All-Star Game and the 1999 FIBA Eurostars game.
Selected to play the 2000 Nike Hoop Summit.
Won the NEBL championship with CSKA Moscow in 2000.
Won the Russian League with CSKA Moscow in 1999, 2000 and 2012. Named MVP of the Russian league in 2000 and 2001.
Led the FIBA Suproleague in rebounds in 2000-01.
Named to the Rocky Mountain Revue 1st Team in 2001.
Voted to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team in 2001-02.
Selected to the NBA Rookie All-Star Game in 2002 and 2003.
Named to the All-Tournament team at the 2003 European Championship. Led the tournament in blocked shots and steals.
Selected to the NBA All-Star Game in 2004.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 2nd Defensive Team in 2003-04.
Voted to the HoopsHype.com All-NBA 1st Defensive Team in 2005-06.
Named to the NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Named to the NBA All-Defensive 1st Team in 2005-06.
Led the NBA in blocks in 2004-05.
Led the 2005 European Championship in rebounds.
Won the gold medal at the European Championship with the Russian National Team in 2007. Named MVP of the tournament. Leader in steals.
Named FIBA Europe Player of the Year in 2007 and 2012.
Won the bronze medal at the European Championship with the Russian National Team in 2011. Named to the All-Tournament team.
Named MVP of the Russian League in 2012.
Named Euroleague's Best Defender in 2012.
Named to the All-Euroleague 1st Team in 2012.
Named Euroleague MVP in 2012.
Won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games with the Russian National Team in 2012.
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