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: Barnes combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds over his last three games. The rookie forward shot 6-of-7 from the field as the Warriors bested the Detroit Pistons.
Vince Carter, Dallas Mavericks: Facing the Oklahoma City Thunder, Carter shot 60 percent from beyond the arc to contribute to his 18 point total. He added four rebounds and two assists, but the Mavericks dropped the contest, 107-101.
Ed Davis, Memphis Grizzlies: Davis averaged 3.3 points and three rebounds across the Grizzlies' last three games. His team topped the L.A. Clippers, but fell to the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz.
Wayne Ellington, Cleveland Cavaliers: Ellington put up 21 points versus the San Antonio Spurs, shooting 4-of-7 from three-point land. The Cavaliers were overpowered by the Spurs, 119-113.
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: Against the Clippers, the veteran point guard tallied 16 points with a 9-2 assists-to-turnover ratio. The previous game, Felton recorded 11 points along with three assists and three steals. The Knicks were unable to come up with a win, falling to the Clippers, 93-80, and the Portland Trailblazers, 105-90.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: Green averaged 8.7 points, three assists and 2.7 rebounds across the Spurs' last three games. His team triumphed over the Cavaliers and Mavericks but could not stand up to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Hansbrough put together 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Pacers defeated the Timberwolves but dropped by narrow margins to the L.A. Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Brendan Haywood, Charlotte Bobcats: With 10 points, Haywood had his second double-digit scoring game of the season as his team took on the Washington Wizards. He shot 5-of-7 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds, but the Bobcats lost, 104-87.
John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: Henson had a slow week, combining for five points and six rebounds over the Bucks' last two games.
Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: Jamison amassed 27 points and pulled down nine rebounds to contribute to the Lakers' 113-102 win over the Sacramento Kings. The previous game, the veteran logged 17 points and seven defensive rebounds as his team outlasted the Pacers.
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Lawson's best performance last week came in the victory over the Phoenix Suns when the point guard scored 19 points alongside a 6-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns: Versus the Houston Rockets, the rookie point guard recorded 10 points and a career-high six assists with two steals.
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 totaled 14 points, six rebounds and four assists in his team's victory over the Pistons.
Brandan Wright, Dallas Mavericks: Wright averaged 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds last week as the Mavericks defeated the Cavaliers but fell to the Spurs and the Thunder.
Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers: Zeller recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against the Mavericks.