NBA center selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards in 2008. He competed in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where he finished second to Blake Griffin. He won an NBA Championship as a member of the Golden State Warriors in 2017.
He attended the University of Nevada, but left for the NBA after his sophomore year.
He was traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Nene in 2012. He then signed a $44 million extension with the Nuggets.
His father George Montgomery was a second round draft pick in 1985 and both his mother and sister played in the WNBA.
He played under coach George Karl for the Denver Nuggets.