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 averaged 10 points and five rebounds across his last three games. The Warriors trumped the L.A. Lakers and the Portland Trailblazers, but lost by a small margin to the Sacramento Kings.
Vince Carter, Dallas Mavericks: Facing the Chicago Bulls, Carter contributed 17 points along with five rebounds and four assists. In each of his previous two games he posted 14 points as the Mavericks split victories, defeating the L.A. Clippers but falling to the Indiana Pacers.
Ed Davis, Memphis Grizzlies: In the win over the Washington Wizards, the third-year forward shot 75 percent from the field, posting nine points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Wayne Ellington, Cleveland Cavaliers: Recording 16 points, Ellington led his team is scoring against the Boston Celtics. He added three rebounds and three steals, but the Cavaliers dropped the contest by one point.
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: Felton averaged 16.3 points and 3.3 assists over his last three games. The Knicks won each matchup, overpowering the Charlotte Bobcats, Grizzlies and Celtics.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: Green logged 20 points and four rebounds in the one-point win over the Denver Nuggets. Versus the Miami Heat, the guard/forward tallied 12 points with three rebounds.
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Against the Atlanta Hawks, Hansbrough earned his fourth double-double in five games. He combined for 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Pacers triumphed, 100-94.
Brendan Haywood, Charlotte Bobcats: Haywood will watch the rest of the season from the bench as the veteran recovers from a stress reaction in his left foot. The Bobcats expect two months before the center can return to action.
John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: Henson has been held out of the Bucks' last four games as the rookie continues to adjust to the professional game.
Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: Jamison strung together 41 points and 19 rebounds in the Lakers' last three games. His team defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Kings, but fell to the Bucks.
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Lawson returned to the court after nursing a heel injury March 27 as the Nuggets took on the Spurs. The point guard played 20 minutes, scoring two points and logging three assists.
Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns: Marshall is continuing to develop his role with the Suns. Facing the Utah Jazz, the rookie point guard recorded a career-high 13 assists with seven points. The following game, Marshall had a 10-2 assist-to-turnover ratio and added nine points, but the Suns were defeated by the Kings.
Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets: After returning on March 18 from a neck injury, Stackhouse has played two games, sat two and played two more. He has seen limited minutes, unable to score in his most recent games, but the veteran managed three rebounds in the win over the Trailblazers.
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 went 7-of-9 from the field to total 14 points and six rebounds as the Jazz bested the Nets, 116-107.
Brandan Wright, Dallas Mavericks: Wright recorded his first double-double of the season versus the Bulls. He posted 17 points and 13 rebounds to contribute to the Mavericks' two-point win.
Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers: Though the Cavaliers were unable to come up with a win last week, the rookie posted his seventh-career double-double. Zeller had 14 points and 10 rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers. Facing the Celtics, Zeller put together 11 points and nine rebounds.