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2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 2.4 ppg., 2.1 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 12.2 minpg. (31 games)…Made two starts – 4.0 ppg., 3.5 apg., 1.5 apg., 2.00 stlpg., 24.5 minpg. (8 pts., 3 rebs., 7 asts., 4 stls., 49 mins.) Led (or tied) the team in assists six times, including a career-high 11 assists on Apr. 14 @ Chicago... Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds on Nov. 13 vs. Milwaukee... Recorded at least one steal 15 times and had two-or-more steals seven times, including a season-high three steals three times, the last on Apr. 16 vs. Indiana... Logged a career-high-tying 40 minutes on Dec. 3 @ Philadelphia... Appeared in his 400th career NBA game on Nov. 13 vs. Milwaukee... Missed 11 total games due to injury…Missed five games (Jan. 6-13) due to a sinus condition…Missed six games (Jan. 17-26) due to a sprained right foot... DNP-CD 40 times (Oct. 30, Nov. 6-8, 16, 23-24, Dec. 11-16, 21-23, 29, Jan. 2, 28-29, Feb. 2-Mar. 1, 10-18, 28-Apr. 11).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 39 games with Portland, averaging 2.7 ppg., 1.9 apg. and 1.1 rpg. in 13.1 minpg….Led the team in assists once…Scored a season-high 10 points on Nov. 18 vs. Chicago…Pulled down a career-high-tying six rebounds on Nov. 13 @ Sacramento…Dished out a season-high six assists on Nov. 26 @ Detroit…Recorded a season-high three steals on Dec. 29 vs. Philadelphia…Waived by the Blazers on Feb. 21.

2011-12: Played in 36 games with Phoenix (eight starts), averaging 3.6 ppg., 1.9 apg. and 1.6 rpg. in 14.4 minpg….As a starter, averaged 5.9 ppg., 2.4 apg. and 2.3 rpg. in 23.7 minpg.…Scored in double figures three times, including a career-high 18 points on Jan. 13 (also dished out eight assists in that game)…

2010-11: Played in 59 games with Utah, averaging 3.3 ppg. and 1.0 rpg. in 12.2 minpg….Scored in double figures three times… Tied a career-high with four steals on Jan. 14 vs. Cleveland…

2009-10: Appeared in 60 games with Utah (four starts), averaging a career-best 4.3 ppg., 2.1 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 13.3 minpg….As a starter, averaged 9.3 ppg., 5.5 apg. and 1.00 stlpg.…Scored in double figures six times…Dished out a career-high-tying nine assists on Apr. 13 @ Golden State…Recorded careerhigh two blocked shots on Jan. 29 vs. Sacramento... Also played in 10 playoff contests, averaging 2.0 ppg., 1.4 apg. and 1.0 rpg. in 9.0 minpg….

2008-09: Played in 52 games with Utah (17 starts), averaging 4.0 ppg., 2.1 apg. and 1.3 rpg. in 14.2 minpg….As a starter, averaged 8.2 ppg., 4.2 apg. and 2.1 rpg.…Led the team in assists seven times…Scored in double figures eight times…Also appeared in two playoff games, averaging 4.0 ppg., 2.5 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 8.0 minpg....

2007-08: Appeared in 61 games (three starts) with Utah, averaging 3.7 ppg. and 1.3 apg. in 9.4 minpg….Led the team in assists once…Scored in double figures eight times…Also played in 12 playoff contests, averaging 2.8 ppg. in 5.7 minpg.…

2006-07: Played in 58 games with Sacramento (one start), averaging 3.3 ppg. and 1.2 rpg. in 9.7 minpg….Scored in double figures seven times…

2005-06: Appeared in 29 games with Sacramento during his rookie campaign, averaging 2.1 ppg. in 5.2 minpg….Recorded first double-digit scoring game of his career with 11 points on Dec. 22 vs. Dallas…Also played nine minutes in four playoff outings, recording one assist.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Signed as a free agent by Sacramento (Aug. 2, 2005)…Signed as a free agent by Utah (Jul. 26, 2007)…Signed as a free agent by Phoenix (Dec. 13, 2011)…Signed as a free agent by Portland (Jul. 18, 2012)…Waived by Portland (Feb. 21, 2013)… Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 25, 2013)... Waived by the Orlando Magic (7/2/14)... Signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers (9/24/14)

COLLEGE:
Played three seasons at Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University), averaging 19.7 ppg., 3.9 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 1.63 stlpg. during 89 career games (all starts)…As a senior (2004- 05), averaged 24.3 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 1.82 stlpg. in 28 games, leading Utah Valley State to a 16-12 mark in its first full year of Division I competition... Named the 2005 NCAA Division I Independents Player of the Year…As a junior (2003-04), averaged a team-high 20.2 ppg., including a pair of 37-point games, which marked his career-high…Named MVP of the National Provisional Independent Tournament…Earned First Team All-Independents after leading Utah Valley State to a 23-5 mark…Transferred to Utah Valley State after playing his freshman season at Nicholls State.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Ronald D’Wayne Price...Son of Ronald and Wanda Price…He and his wife, Jenni, have one daughter, Brielle, and one son, Trey…Has one younger sister, Chelsi…Majored in business management while at Utah Valley State… Became the first player to enter the NBA directly from Utah Valley State and only the second alumnus to play in the NBA (Travis Hansen, 2003-04)…He and Jenni formed the Ronnie Price Foundation in 2009 to offer recreational and educational opportunities to children…His first NBA number was #7, worn to honor former NBA great Pete Maravich.

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Vitals

Height: 6'2''/ 1.88m
Weight: 190 lbs./ 86.2 kg
Born: June 21, 1983
From: Utah Valley State
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2005
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2013 - 2013
  Portland Trail Blazers 2012 - 2012
  Phoenix Suns 2012 - 2012
  Utah Jazz 2011 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Utah Valley University/USA

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