LaMarcus Aldridge F • 6-11 • 7th season (2006 Draft: 1st Rnd / 2nd Overall)
In 13 games, the NBA All-Star is averaging 20.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. A month into the season, Aldridge is also averaging three assists per game and 1.3 blocks per game, both of which would be career highs. The former Longhorn is ranked in the top 10 in the NBA in the following categories: points per game (8th), minutes per game (9th) and field goals made (7th). Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points against the Pistons (11/26), and pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds against the Thunder (11/2). At this point in the season, Aldridge has scored in double figures in all 13 games. He has scored 20 or more points in six games, and has four double-doubles.
D.J. Augustin G • 6-0 • 5th season (2008 Draft: 1st Rnd / 9th Overall)
Has appeared in all 14 games as a reserve point guard for the Pacers. He is averaging 3.2 points per game and 2.6 assists per game. Recorded a season-high eight points and eight assists against the Spurs (11/23). Ranks 11th in the NBA in assists/turnover, and 22nd in assists/48 minutes. Has five games with three or more assists this season.
Kevin Durant F • 6-9 • 6th season (2007 Draft: 1st Rnd / 2nd Overall)
Durant continues to stake his claim as one of the best players in the league. He has started all 15 games for the Thunder, and is the team’s leading scorer at 25 points per game. In addition, Durant is averaging career-high marks of 9.2 rebounds per game, 4.5 assists per game, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. The former Naismith Player of the Year is ranked in the top 10 in the NBA in the following categories: points per game (3rd), free throw percentage (10th), minutes per game (3rd), field goals made (3rd), defensive rebounds (1st) and steals (7th). Durant scored a season-high 37 points against Philadelphia on Nov. 24. He recorded his first career triple-double on Nov. 18 against Golden State, finishing with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Daniel Gibson G • 6-2 • 7th season (2006 Draft: 2nd Rnd / 42nd Overall)
Gibson has played in 12 games as a reserve guard for the Cavaliers. He is averaging 9.1 points per game, to go along with 2 assists and 2 rebounds per contest. Gibson is also shooting 40 percent on 3-point field goals, and has scored in double-figures in six of Cleveland’s last eight games. Gibson scored a season-high 19 points against Phoenix on Nov. 9. This week, Gibson moved into fourth all-time on the Cavaliers three-pointers made list.
Jordan Hamilton G-F • 6-7 • 2nd season (2011 Draft: 1st Rnd / 24th Overall)
Hamilton has appeared in nine games, with one start, as a reserve forward for the Nuggets. He is averaging 5.8 points per game and is shooting 45 percent from 3-point range. Hamilton has scored in double figures twice, including a season-high 12 points against Minnesota (11/21).
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 14 games. He is averaging 4.9 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game, and scored a season-high 15 points vs. New Orleans on Nov. 23. Tucker has scored in double-figures three times this season.
Thompson continues as a key contributor for the Cavaliers. He has played in all 14 games (all starts) and is averaging 9.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Thompson is ranked 10th in the NBA in both offensive rebounds and offensive rebounds per game. He has scored in double-figures seven times, including a season-high 14 points in two different games (Nov. 13 at Brooklyn and Nov. 18 at Philadelphia). In addition, Thompson has four double-doubles this season.