Gators in the NBA

The success of former Florida basketball players has grown by the year. Billy Donovan has produced successful players from teams that have gone far in the tournament, and that success has added another member with the rookie season Chandler Parsons is having. Whether playing under Donovan recently or not, plenty of former Gators are having success in the NBA.

Matt Bonner is in his seventh season in the NBA, all of them coming with the San Antonio Spurs. He is averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game this season. Bonner gives the Spurs a deep threat, as he is shooting 35.9% from behind the three-point line.

Corey Brewer was traded to the Denver Nuggets in the offseason and has given them a threat off the bench. Brewer is averaging 7.7 points and two rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game. Brewer is shooting 57.9% from behind the three-point line.

Udonis Haslem is also providing a spark off the bench, but he's doing it for the Miami Heat. Haslem is averaging 7.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in 28.6 minutes per game. Haslem is shooting 42.2% from the field and 81% from the free throw line.

Al Horford will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. In his eleven games healthy, he started every game for the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 12.4 points and seven rebounds per game.

David Lee signed a big contract last offseason with the Golden State Warriors, and he's experiencing a big season again. Lee is averaging 18.3 points and 10.8 rebounds in 37 minutes per game. Lee is shooting 50.9% from the field and chipping in with 2.2 assists.

Vernon Macklin is averaging just 4.2 minutes in his rookie season for the Detroit Pistons. Macklin is averaging just 1.1 points and 0.7 rebounds in his time on the floor.

Mike Miller started the season with an injury keeping him off the court, but in four games since getting healthy, Miller is giving the Heat another scoring threat. He's averaging 7.5 points and four rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game while coming off the bench. Despite the small sample size, Miller is shooting 75% from behind the three-point line.

Joakim Noah is averaging 7.7 points and 8.4 rebounds in 27.1 points per game. Noah is averaging 1.1 blocks and 1.7 assists as well. He's shooting 43.2% from the field.

Chandler Parsons started the season on the bench and didn't even see the floor in the Houston Rockets' season opener. He worked his way up and is now in the starting lineup. Parsons is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds this season while shooting 44.4% from the field and 28.6% from behind the three-point line in 23 minutes per game.

Marreese Speights started the season with the Philadelphia 76ers but was recently traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Speights has started eight games for the Grizzlies this year while averaging 8.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game.

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