DURHAM, N.C. – Former Blue Devils in the NBA continue to thrive for their respective teams in the early stages of the 2013 season. The Bulls’ Carlos Boozer is nearly averaging a double-double, scoring 16.8 points per game at the start of the season and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Forward - Miami Heat
Drafted: 1st Round (6th pick) by the Memphis Grizzlies (2001)
2013-14 Stats: 14 games, 4.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.8 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.6 BPG
Battier continues to average over 20 minutes per game with the Miami Heat this season. In his last five appearances, Battier averaged 4.6 points on 1.6-of-3.0 shooting. Battier helped the Heat defeat the Dallas Mavericks Nov. 15, bringing down five rebounds, recording two steals, scoring four points and blocking one shot in 24 minutes of action.
Forward - Atlanta Hawks
Drafted: 1st Round (1st pick) by the Chicago Bulls (1999)
2013-14 Stats: 7 games, 2.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.6 APG, 0.0 SPG, 0.6 BPG
Brand entered two of the Hawks’ last seven games, averaging 8.5 minutes and one point on 0-of-3 shooting. In his most recent game, Brand brought down a rebound, while also contributing an assist and a block.
Forward - Chicago Bulls
Drafted: 2nd Round (35th pick) by the Cleveland Cavaliers (2002)
2013-14 Stats: 13 games, 16.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG
Through 13 games, Boozer is nearly averaging a double-double off of 7.2-of-13.9 shooting from the field. Monday night, Boozer recorded a double-double, scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. Boozer led all players in both categories in a losing effort against the Utah Jazz, 89-83. Boozer also saw the most minutes of the season, playing 41 of the game’s 48 minutes against the Jazz.
Forward - Chicago Bulls
Drafted: 1st Round (7th pick) by the Phoenix Suns (2004)
2013-14 Stats: 13 games, 16.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG
Deng continues to flourish on the offensive end of the floor for the Bulls. Deng is averaging 17.6 points over the last five games. In his last three games, Deng recorded two double-doubles, including 14 rebounds and 15 points against Portland on Friday and 10 rebounds and 24 points against the Utah Jazz on Monday. Deng stepped to the free-throw line 26 times in the last two games, shooting .731 from the charity stripe.
Forward - Chicago Bulls
Drafted: 1st Round (3rd pick) by the Golden State Warriors (2002)
2013-14 Stats: 13 games, 8.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.5 APG, 0.3 SPG, 0.2 BPG
Dunleavy continues to take advantage of increased time on the floor for the Bulls. The small forward averaged 31.2 minutes per game over the last five games, nearly six minutes more than his season average. In four of his last five games, Dunleavy has scored double-digit points, matching his season high of 15 points against the Denver Nuggets Thursday. Dunleavy also hauled in five rebounds and contributed two assists in a losing effort.
Guard - Charlotte Bobcats
Drafted: 1st Round (12th pick) by the Charlotte Bobcats (2009)
2013-14 Stats: 14 games, 14.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.2 BPG
Henderson scored a season-high 20 points Monday against the Boston Celtics. The shooting guard was 7-of-17 from the field and made all six of his free-throw attempts. Over his last three games, Henderson has averaged 18 points, shooting nearly 50 percent from the field. Henderson is averaging more points, assists and rebounds per game this season than his career averages.
Guard - Cleveland Cavaliers
Drafted: 1st Round (1st pick) by the Cleveland Cavaliers (2011)
2013-14 Stats: 14 games, 21.4 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 6.4 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG
Irving scored 41 points Saturday against the Washington Wizards to match his career-high single-game point total. The point guard shot .50 percent from the field on 14-of-28 shooting. Irving currently leads the Cleveland Cavaliers in scoring, averaging 21.4 points per game, and assists, with 6.4 per game. Irving followed up his 41-point effort by scoring 28 points, 22 points and 15 points, respectively, in the next three games. Over the three-game stretch, Irving shot 47 percent from the floor.
Forward - Charlotte Bobcats
Drafted: 2nd Round (37th pick) by the Portland Trail Blazers (2007)
2013-14 Stats: 14 games, 9.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.5 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.6 BPG
McRoberts scored double-digit points in three of his last five games for the Bobcats, with his highest scoring game coming against the Milwaukee Bucks. McRoberts missed two shots on the night to go 5-of-7 from the floor and 2-of-4 from beyond the three-point line. The small forward missed a double-double by one rebound, bringing down nine and adding two assists.
Center - Brooklyn Nets
Drafted: 1st Round (22nd pick) by the Brooklyn Nets (2013)
2013-14 Stats: 10 games, 6.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 0.3 APG, 0.3 SPG, 0.3 BPG
Plumlee notched his first double-digit scoring game against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 27 minutes of action. Over the last five games, Plumlee is averaging 20.2 minutes, nearly four minutes more than his season average, as well as four rebounds per game.
Forward - Phoenix Suns
Drafted: 1st Round (26th pick) by the Indiana Pacers (2012)
2013-14 Stats: 14 games, 10.0 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 0.4 APG, 0.6 SPG, 2.0 BPG
Plumlee’s field goal percentage through the first 14 games of the season is .035 higher than his career average, while both his field goal attempts and made field goals increased since last season. Plumlee recorded his fifth double-digit rebound game of the season Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats while adding three blocks.
Guard - Los Angeles Clippers
Drafted: 1st Round (11th pick) by the Orlando Magic (2006)
2013-14 Stats: 15 games, 16.0 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.2 BPG
Redick continues to contribute for the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 13.8 points over the last five games. In his most recent appearance, Redick scored 19 points to help the Clippers route the Chicago Bulls, 121-82. The win marked the most efficient game of the season for the shooting guard, as Redick converted eight of his 11 attempts from the field.
Guard - New Orleans Pelicans
Drafted: 1st Round (10th pick) by the New Orleans Hornets (2012)
2013-14 Stats: 10 games, 3.7 PPG, 0.9 RPG, 1.3 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.1 BPG
Rivers scored double-digit points in two of the team’s last four games, scoring 10 against the San Antonio Spurs and 12 against the Philadelphia 76ers. In each game, the shooting guard shot 60 percent or better from the field.
Forward - Detroit Pistons
Drafted: 2nd Round (33rd pick) by the Detroit Pistons (2011)
2013-14 Stats: 14 games, 7.3 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 0.6 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.4 BPG
Singler netted 22 points to lead all scorers Friday against the Atlanta Hawks. Singler saw 41 minutes of action and shot 9-of13 from the field. Singler also contributed three rebounds, one assist and one block in the Piston’s loss.
Forward - Los Angeles Lakers
Drafted: 2nd Round (48th pick) by the Los Angeles Lakers (2013)
2013-14 Stats: 2 games, 3.0 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG
In his second appearance of the season, Kelly scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting from the field. Both of Kelly’s field goals this season came off of three-pointers. The Lakers assigned Kelly to the D-League, Nov. 23.
Forward - New Orleans Pelicans
2013-14 Stats: 5 games, 1.2 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.6 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.0 BPG
The New Orleans Pelicans waived Thomas on Nov. 12.