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 logged 10 points and three rebounds in the win over the New Orleans Hornets. The following game, the rookie notched 11 points and again brought down three rebounds as the Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns, 111-107.
Vince Carter, Dallas Mavericks: Facing the Portland Trailblazers, the veteran recorded 14 points and grabbed six rebounds. The Mavericks won the contest, 96-91.
Ed Davis, Memphis Grizzlies: Davis earned his eighth double-double of the year (second with the Grizzlies) as his team took on the Trailblazers. The third-year forward went 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Wayne Ellington, Cleveland Cavaliers: Ellington's best performance last week came against the Boston Celtics when the guard posted 12 points and brought down six rebounds.
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks: Against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Felton helped carry his team to victory with an 8-1 assist-to-turnover ratio along with 16 points.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs: Green posted 20 points, shooting 70 percent from the field, in the Spurs' matchup with the Orlando Magic. The Spurs overpowered the Magic, 98-84.
Tyler Hansbrough, Indiana Pacers: Hansbrough struggled to produce last week, managing just 10 points and 10 rebounds across three games.
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: Back on the court after being held out of four games, the rookie saw limited minutes, but was able to combine for six points and four rebounds over three games.
Antawn Jamison, L.A. Lakers: Jamison averaged 8.3 points and 2 rebounds across the Lakers' last three games. His team trumped the Mavericks and the Grizzlies, but dropped to the rival L.A. Clippers.
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets: Still recovering from a heel injury, the point guard returned to the bench for the Nuggets' last four games.
Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns: The rookie point guard shot 75 percent from the field (2-3 from beyond the arc) to contribute nine points along with five assists in the three-point loss to the Hornets.
Jerry Stackhouse, Brooklyn Nets: Stackhouse played 20 minutes as the Nets took on the Cavaliers and recorded nine points and two assists. The Nets won, 113-95.
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 logged 10 points with two rebounds and three assists versus the Nuggets, but the Jazz could not manage a win, falling, 113-96.
Brandan Wright, Dallas Mavericks: Wright averaged 16 points and seven rebounds across his last three games. His team dropped the contest against the Nuggets, but prevailed over the Sacramento Kings and Trailblazers.
Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers: Zeller notched 14 points and four rebounds against the Nets. His next two games, he combined for 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Cavaliers triumphed over the Celtics and the Magic.