Jayhawks In The NBA

The first week of the second-half of the NBA season was a busy one to say the least. For several former Jayhawks, it was even hectic.

The first week of the second-half of the NBA season was a busy one to say the least. For several former Jayhawks, it was even hectic.

Thomas Robinson, Cole Aldrich and Marcus Morris were all traded on Wednesday, a day before the NBA trade deadline.

The Robinson Trade

Robinson, this past years fifth overall pick, was traded to Houston along with Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and another former Jayhawk Cole Aldrich.

Many experts believe the Rockets won this deal, and it should give Robinson more playing time. With Sacramento, he was averaging just 4.8 points per game. For much of the season, he has been stuck behind other players.

Robinson is not expected to play with Houston until he practices with the team next week.

Aldrich was receiving limited minutes in Houston, but it will remain to be seen if he gets more playing time in Sacramento. He did not play in his first game with the Kings.

The Morris Trade

On the same day as Robinson was traded, the Rockets also sent Marcus Morris to Phoenix who will reunite with his brother.

The Suns sent a second-round pick to Houston to pull off the deal.

Marcus played on Friday and scored seven points in seven minutes in a loss against Boston.

Marcus May see similar playing time to what he had in Houston.

The Other Jayhawks

For the Jayhawks that did not get traded, this week marked the start of games after the All-Star break.

Here is how each one performed.

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics

The Celtics are in the middle of a west coast road trip, losing two and winning one this past week.

In a game against the Lakers on Wednesday, Pierce had 26 points and was 9-17 from the field.

He was less impressive in a win against the Suns and a loss to the Nuggets.

Pierce is still struggling through a pinched nerve in his neck, but has been able to play.

Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Bucks

Gooden did not play in any of the Bucks games this week, who lost in all three of their games.

He has only played once in the month of February.

Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Bulls

Hinrich played in just one game this week in a win over the Hornets. He had 5 points and 10 assists.

In that game, Hinrich re-injured his elbow, and has forced him to sit the past three games.

Hinrich has missed 12 games this season from different injuries.

Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder

Collison played 17 minutes in both of his team's games this week, a win against Minnesota and a loss to Houston.

Against Houston, Collison scored four points and had four rebounds and two steals.

In the win against the Timberwolves, he had eight points.

Mario Chalmers, Miami Heat

The Heat are on a ten-game winning streak and own the best record in the East. Chalmers has been important for their success.

In wins against the Hawks and 76ers, Chalmers had 14 points.

In a win against the Bulls, he had five assists and scored 8.

In the game against Atlanta, Chalmers rolled his ankle, but returned to the lineup and is expected to be okay.

Darrell Arthur, Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis is on a six game winning streak, with Arthur logging minutes in each win.

He had 8 points in games at Toronto and at Detroit this week.

He logged only seven minutes in their last game against Orlando, and his only point was a made free-throw.

Xavier Henry, New Orleans Hornets

Henry logged minutes in only one game this week, a loss to Cleveland.

In seven minutes, he had one block and one rebound.

Josh Selby, Cleveland Cavaliers/Canton Charge

Selby is still in the D-League and playing for the Canton Charge. He has been successful this year, leading Canton to first place in the East Division.

He is averaging 15.8 points per game with 4.1 assists.

He had 12 points in a loss against Erie.

Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns

Markieff Morris was excited to be reunited with his brother saying it was a dream come true.

In Markieff's first game with his brother, he had 11 points in 26 minutes in a loss to Boston.

Tyshawn Taylor, Brooklyn Nets

Taylor has not played in any of the Nets three games since the All-Star break.

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