Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Jan. 21


Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat (W, 93-86 vs. BOS)

8 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3PG, 0-1 FT), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, 2 turnovers in 34 minutes

Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings (W, 114-97 at NOP)

0 points (0-1 FG), 1 rebound, 1 block in 7 minutes

Brandon Rush, Utah Jazz (L, 112-97 vs. MIN)

2 points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3PG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover in 7 minutes

Tyshawn Taylor, New Orleans Pelicans (L, 114-97 vs. SAC)


Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder (W, 105-97 vs. POR)

2 points (1-2 FG), 7 rebounds, 1 assist in 19 minutes

Paul Pierce, Brooklyn Nets (W, 101-90 vs. ORL)

13 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3PG, 2-2 FT), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 24 minutes

Thomas Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers (L, 105-97 at OKC)

0 points (0-1 FG), 4 rebounds, 1 block in 11 minutes

Jeff Withey, New Orleans Pelicans (L, 114-97 vs. SAC)

14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in 27 minutes

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Titus Canby 8 years, 10 months ago

Good line for Withey. Was this all garbage time?

Tracey Graham 8 years, 10 months ago

No. He came in at the end of the 1st quarter and played most of the 2nd. Then again at the start of the 4th quarter. He played really well -- not sure why the coach didn't go to him in the 3rd quarter when the Kings started pulling away. Especially since Stiesma was bad on both ends of the floor. He's actually played meaningful minutes the last couple of games.

Brad Farha 8 years, 10 months ago

@Titus -- he played for 27 minutes, and they were only down 8 at the half. Looks like he had meaningful minutes all game. Glad to see this performance from Withey!

David Lara 8 years, 10 months ago

Just look at the comments of that article. Nobody can believe how monty has kept withey wasting away on the bench this season. Overwhelming support to make him a huge contributor if not starter.

Joe Joseph 8 years, 10 months ago

Really surprised to see McLemore and Robinson struggling so much. I genuinely believed both of those guys would be solid producers in the NBA.

Eric J. Baker 8 years, 10 months ago

... McLemore is a rookie and this is Robinson's second season. Most players need some time. Both have played a lot better early on than I expected.

Rich Hetherington 8 years, 10 months ago

Withey in ppm, rpm and bpm (points, rebounds and blocks per minute) has done very well in very limited play this year, garbage time or otherwise. I think his minutes will continue to grow, and I expect him to have a decent career. Probably more so than T-Rob (no offense to T-Rob of course).

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