Chandler Parsons has proved to be a major contributor for the Houston Rockets, starting all 24 games so far this season and averaging 37 minutes (second on the team) and 17.1 points per game (third on the team). Here’s how the twelve former Gators fared this week:
Bradley Beal (2011-2012), Washington Wizards
Beal returned from a leg injury after being out for almost a month. In his first game back on Monday against the New York Knicks, he didn’t miss a beat, leading the Wizards in points with 21 and tying for the lead in rebounds with seven. He also scored the final seven points and made the game-winning layup for a 102-101 win.
Matt Bonner (1999-2003), San Antonio Spurs
Bonner saw his average in minutes go down from last week to 9.7 per game. On Saturday at Utah, he had his best performance of the week, playing 15 minutes, scoring 6 points and making two rebounds.
Corey Brewer (2004-2007), Minnesota Timberwolves
Brewer had a season-high 12 rebounds in Sunday’s 101-93 win over Memphis. He’s also averaged 70% from the free throw line in the past four games.
Nick Calathes (2007-2009), Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are winless in the past four games but Calathes had a good day on Tuesday, scoring a career-high 10 points. He went 4-6 from the field, hit a three-pointer and made one of two free throws. He also added two rebounds, an assist and two steals.
Mike Miller (1998-2000), Memphis Grizzlies
Wednesday marked Miller’s first start of the season, which was interesting since he suffered a severe ankle sprain the day before against the Lakers and was listed as day-to-day. Still, he played 30 minutes, scoring eight points and rebounding four times.
Udonis Haslem (1998-2002), Miami Heat
Haslem is still recovering from back spasms, which limited his playing time this week. He was held out of Saturday’s game at Cleveland and saw the floor for nine minutes combined in Monday and Wednesday’s games, scoring three points and rebounding twice.
Al Horford (2004-2007), Atlanta Hawks
Horford absolutely dominated the past four games, helping Atlanta to a 3-1 record in the stretch. He matched a career-high in points on Friday against Washington with 34 and totaled 15 rebounds as well. During Monday and Wednesday’s wins over the Lakers and Kings, he led in rebounds again with 11 and ten respectively.
David Lee (2001-2005), Golden State Warriors
Lee averaged 35.3 minutes in losses to Houston and Phoenix and a win over New Orleans. He also continued his streak of double-doubles, averaging
20.6 points and 13.3 rebounds over the three-game stretch.
Marreese Speights (2006-2008), Golden State Warriors
Speights has yet to record a start this season but played well the past three games, averaging 11 points and six rebounds.
Erik Murphy (2009-2013), Chicago Bulls
Murphy saw barely any playing time this week with only one minute during Saturday’s double-digit loss to Toronto and two in Thursday’s loss to Oklahoma City.
Joakim Noah (2004-2007), Chicago Bulls
Noah bounced back in a big way from thigh trouble last week. He blocked the potential game-winning shot in Friday’s 91-90 win over Milwaukee, one of only two victories for the Bulls in December. He also totaled a season-high in rebounds that game with 18.
Chandler Parsons (2007-2011), Houston Rockets
Although he is listed as day-to-day since suffering a back injury on Wednesday, Parsons has been solid and reliable in Houston’s latest four-game run. He was the Rockets’ top performer in Friday’s win over Golden State (23 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one block) and Sunday’s loss to Sacramento (19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block).