Thursday, December 20, 2012

How former Jayhawks fared in Dec. 19 NBA games


Cole Aldrich, Houston Rockets (W, 125-103 vs. PHI)

0 points (no FGA/FTA), 2 rebounds, 1 block in 3 minutes

Darrell Arthur, Memphis Grizzlies (W, 90-80 vs. MIL)

4 points (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 17 minutes

Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder (W, 100-92 vs. ATL)

0 points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3P), 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in 20 minutes

Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Bucks (L, 90-80 vs. MEM)

2 points (0-2 FG, 2-3 FT), 1 rebound in 10 minutes

Xavier Henry, New Orleans Hornets (L, 93-77 vs. LAC)

2 points (2-2 FT), 2 rebounds in 6 minutes

Marcus Morris, Houston Rockets (W, 125-103 vs. PHI)

14 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3P, 2-3 FT), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in 31 minutes

Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns (W, 121-104 vs. CHA)

2 points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3P), 1 rebound, 2 steals in 12 minutes

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics (W, 103-91 vs. CLE)

40 points (13-16 FG, 6-7 3P, 8-8 FT), 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover in 34 minutes

Thomas Robinson, Sacramento Kings (W, 131-127 vs. GSW)

4 points (1-3 FG, 2-4 FT), 1 rebound, 1 steal in 5 minutes

Josh Selby, Memphis Grizzlies (W, 90-80 vs. MIL)

Did not play (inactive, D-League assignment)

Tyshawn Taylor, Brooklyn Nets (L, 100-86 vs. NYK)

4 points (2-3 FG, 0-1 FT), 1 rebound in 2 minutes


David Leathers 8 years, 4 months ago

Damn, Pierce got off! Nice to see both Morris twings playing so well (not tonight obviously), so early in their careers. I hope one or both becomes a superstar enough for them to be able to demand their brother on the same team.

FarSideHawk 8 years, 4 months ago

Morri take turns having good nights. Wonder if it's the same person switching places..hmmm..:)

Pierce still the only STAR KU alum. We have a few solid role players in the league, and a lot still trying to find their place. Hoping the twins, TRob, Arthur, etc. solidify their position in the league.

We need to have another Star there before Pierce retires.

JHawk241 8 years, 4 months ago

McLemore should take that role next year. Also, Mario would be better if he didn't play for the Heat (or at least have more gaudy stats).

FarSideHawk 8 years, 4 months ago

I hope you are right, but it's too early to say that about BMac. He has the look of a star, but NBA is a different ball game and a lot of things have to go his way for him to be a 'star'.
He still has ways to go and if gets to his ceiling and stays injury-free,then he certainly has a chance.

on the other hand, Xavier and Selby, our highest ever rated recruits, can't get off the bench in the league.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 4 months ago

Yep, I find it INSULTING that Darius Miller gets more minutes on the Hornets than Xavier. ....not NEARLY as good of a player at EITHER level!!!

PSM 8 years, 4 months ago

I really think BMac could be a "star." Collison is by no means a star, but he is a stud, never makes mistakes and his PER is off the charts. BRush was looking really solid before his injury.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 4 months ago

Agree with that one too that it looked like FINALLY B.Rush might amount to more. Then the long-term injury and Barnes started to show something once Brandon went down :(

ku1otaku 8 years, 4 months ago

Anyone know where Pierce stands on the all-time scoring list with the Boston Celtics?

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 4 months ago

Rank Player Games Points PPG

1 John Havlicek 1,270 26,395 20.8

2 Paul Pierce 1,050 23,101 22.0

3 Larry Bird 897 21,791 24.3

4 Robert Parish 1,106 18,245 16.5

5 Kevin McHale 971 17,335 17.9

Ron Prichard 8 years, 4 months ago

He could possibly pass Havlicek by the end of next year. How cool would that be?

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 4 months ago

Probably not this year...with 3300 points with 60 to go, that would be an avg of 55 per game...I'm not even sure if next year he passes it. If you think 22 PPG, He still has 150 games left in order to pass him. With 82 in a season, it will be tough.

Now if he keeps scoring 41, maybe early next year.

Ron Prichard 8 years, 4 months ago

I was thinking 80 next year and 50 this year for 130 games by the end of next season. That would be about 25 per game. It will probably take longer than that, but you never know.

Gary Wirsig 8 years, 4 months ago

Dang! That's some pretty impressive company!

JHawk241 8 years, 4 months ago

He recently moved into the top 25 all time, so KU has two in the top 25 all time (him and Wilt at #4).

gcjhawk 8 years, 4 months ago

  1. John Havlicek 26,395
  2. Paul Pierce* 22,591
  3. Larry Bird 21,791

jgkojak 8 years, 4 months ago

So he needs about 2-3 more seasons- I hope he has it in him - that would be pretty sweet for him and for KU.

PSM 8 years, 4 months ago

It was fun to see Tyshawn get in the game and play well. He missed a lay up, but he made a couple nice buckets. He looks comfortable out there. TRob only played 5 minutes, which is pretty low even for him. But Sacramento won, which is good I guess, but I only watch their games to see TRob play so whatever.

Kevin Huffman 8 years, 4 months ago

too many post players there and that's AFTER they traded one to the Blazers who's now their starting escapes me - remembered it (J.J. Hickson).

But even w/o him there and Cousins sure to start, Jason Thompson who was a highly regarded 1st round pick has been starting....and then it's between TRob, C.Hayes & Ja. Johnson to fill-in off the bench in the post. Most games he sees more than just 5 minutes.

PSM 8 years, 4 months ago

he averages around 15 minutes a game, that's why I said 5 is low for him. he's better than hayes and james johnson. Sacramento just isn't good at developing players. Tyreke was the rookie of the year, and he should be at superstar level by now. Cousins is really talented, but he's immature and has an attitude. Good luck to Trob I guess

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