LaMarcus Aldridge F • 6-11 • 7th season (2006 Draft: 1st Rnd / 2nd Overall)
Aldridge ranks top 10 in the league in points per game (7th, 20.4 ppg) and field goals made (8th). As the Blazers’ leading scorer, Aldridge is also averaging 8.4 rebounds per game, 2.4 assists per game and 1.0 steal per game. Aldridge has scored in double figures in all 31 games, including 15 games with 20 points or more. He scored a season-high 32 points against the Pistons (11/26) and has 13 double-doubles so far this season.
D.J. Augustin G • 6-0 • 5th season (2008 Draft: 1st Rnd / 9th Overall)
Augustin has appeared in 29 games with three starts for the Pacers, averaging 4.4 points and 2.6 assists per game. He has scored in double figures twice, including a season-high 18 points against the Wizards (1/2). Augustin has recorded four or more assists in three of the last four games, and has 12 games with three or more assists.
Avery Bradley G • 6-2 • 3rd season (2010 Draft: 1st Rnd / 19th Overall)
Bradley made his season debut for the Celtics on Jan. 2, and has played in four games this season after returning from a shoulder injury. He has played 20+ minutes in all four games, and registered a season-high 13 points with five assists in the Celtics’ win over the Knicks last night.
Kevin Durant F • 6-9 • 6th season (2007 Draft: 1st Rnd / 2nd Overall)
Durant is the league’s third leading scorer at 28.2 points per game and has helped the Thunder to the best record in the NBA (26-8). His 4.2 assists per game, 1.5 steals per game and 1.3 blocks per game are on pace to become career highs. Durant has scored over 30 points in 13 games of 34 games with a season-high 41 points against the Hawks (12/19). Durant has seven double-doubles and one triple-double on the season (11/18 vs. Warriors). KD ranks third in the NBA in free-throw percentage, second minutes per game, third in field goals made, second in free throws made and seventh in defensive rebounds.
Daniel Gibson G • 6-2 • 7th season (2006 Draft: 2nd Rnd / 42nd Overall)
Gibson has played in 27 games as a reserve guard for the Cavaliers. He is averaging 7.3 points per game and 2.0 assists per game. Gibson has scored in double figures in ten games, including a season-high 19 points against the Suns (11/9). As a three-point specialist, Gibson is shooting 39 percent from 3-point range.
Jordan Hamilton G-F • 6-7 • 2nd season (2011 Draft: 1st Rnd / 24th Overall)
Hamilton has played in 24 games as a reserve forward for the Nuggets this season. He is averaging career-highs in points per game (5.8) and rebounds per game (2.8). Hamilton has scored in double figures in six games, including a season-high 16 points against the Clippers (12/25).
Royal Ivey G • 6-4 • 9th season (2004 Draft: 2nd Rnd / 37th Overall)
Ivey has played in 18 games for the 76ers this season. He is averaging 2.6 points per game and 1.2 rebounds per game. Ivey had a season-high eight points and five assists against the Raptors (11/10), and has scored five or more points in seven games this season.
Cory Joseph G • 6-3 • 2nd season (2011 Draft: 1st Rnd / 29th Overall)
Joseph has appeared in nine games as a reserve guard for the Spurs. He is averaging 2.1 points per game and 1.4 assists per game. Joseph scored a season-high six points against the Bobcats (12/8). Joseph is currently playing with the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League. In 10 games with the Toros, Joseph is averaging 19 points per game, 5.9 rebounds per game, and 4.9 assists per contest.
Dexter Pittman C • 6-11 • 3rd season (2010 Draft: 2nd Rnd / 32nd Overall)
Pittman has played in four games as a reserve center for the Heat and is averaging 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Pittman had four points and three rebounds against Washington on Dec. 15. Pittman is currently playing with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the NBA Developmental League, and is averaging 12 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game in five contests.
P.J. Tucker F • 6-6 • 2nd season (2006 Draft: 2nd Rnd / 35th Overall)
Tucker has played a key role off the bench for Phoenix this season. As a reserve forward, Tucker has appeared in 33 games. He is averaging 4.9 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game, and scored a season-high 17 points vs. Memphis on Jan. 6. Tucker has scored in double-figures seven times this season.
Thompson has played in and started 35 games, and is averaging career-bests in points per game (9.6) and rebounds per game (9.0). Thompson has scored in double figures in 20 games, and scored a season-high 19 points against the Bobcats on Jan. 4. Thompson has recorded 12 double-doubles, ranking 24th in the NBA in that category. Thompson ranks 16th in the NBA in rebounds per game and 8th in offensive rebounds per game (3.7).