Tar Heels In the NBA Update
by Megan Morketter, GoHeels.com
North Carolina has an all-time high of 17 former Tar Heels playing in the NBA this season, many of whom are playing key roles with a variety of teams. GoHeels.com will update Carolina fans on a weekly basis on how UNC alums have played in the last week.
Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors: Facing the Oklahoma City Thunder, Barnes went 7-of-9 from the field and totaled 19 points. Later in the week, he notched 12 points with two rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors dropped both contests.
Vince Carter, Dallas Mavericks: The veteran tallied 17 points, three rebounds and three assists in the six-point win over the Portland Trailblazers. The following game, Carter recorded seven points, two rebounds and two assists as the Mavericks bested the Warriors, 116-91.
Ed Davis, Memphis Grizzlies: Now playing for the Grizzlies, Davis is getting used to his new role. In his most recent game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Davis played 11 minutes, scoring four points with one assists and one steal.
Wayne Ellington, Cleveland Cavaliers: Ellington combined for 43 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals across his last three games. The Cavaliers bested the Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic but fell to the Denver Nuggets.
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: After a slow week, Felton was back to double-digit scoring in his three games last week. Against the L.A. Lakers, the veteran point guard put up 20 points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals, but the Knicks fell, 102-88. He recorded 11 points in the win over the Timberwolves and 17 points versus the Washington Wizards.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: Green had a standout week. The guard/forward had 28 points, three rebounds, three steals and three blocks as the Spurs topped the Timberwolves. He went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc to add 15 points, three rebounds and two assists facing the Detroit Pistons.
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Hansbrough contributed 12 points and 12 assists across his last three games.
Brendan Haywood, Charlotte Bobcats: Haywood logged nine points and seven rebounds as the Bobcats were defeated by the Philadelphia 76ers. Earlier in the week, the veteran managed six points and six rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: Henson averaged 5.3 points and four rebounds in the Bucks' last three games, but his team was unable to come up with a win.
Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: Jamison's best performance came against the Boston Celtics when he scored 11 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal. The Lakers dropped the contest, 116-95.
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Lawson recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and a 12-2 assist-to-turnover ratio in the win over the Chicago Bulls. Facing the Celtics, the point guard put up 29 points with nine assists and six rebounds.
Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns: Marshall is continuing to see more playing time, and his numbers are increasing with it. In his last two games, the rookie averaged six points and 2.5 assists.
Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets: Suffering from a stiff neck, Stackhouse has not played since Jan. 26. His status remains day-to-day.
Rasheed Wallace, New York Knicks: Wallace is still nursing a stress reaction and chronic condition in his left foot. The forward/center has not played since Dec. 13.
Marvin Williams, Utah Jazz: Williams put together 14 points and 10 rebounds over his last three games. The Jazz trumped the Bucks but were defeated by the Bulls and Sacramento Kings.
Brandan Wright, Dallas Mavericks: Wright saw limited minutes last week. In 8 minutes against the Warriors, he managed two points and one rebound.
Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers: Zeller averaged 7.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the Cavaliers' last three games.