Horns in the NBA

Most Longhorn fans remember to keep an eye for Kevin Durant and T.J. Ford in the NBA circuit, but many people forget that Rick Barnes has eight players earning their keep in the league. Burnt Orange Beat summarizes each player's season.

The Texas Longhorns have than a couple of faces in the NBA. In addition to several Western Conference forward standouts and possible All-Stars, the Longhorns have a couple of standout sixth men, and a stud rookie. Two of the top three teams in the league have Longhorns. Here is a breakdown of every former Texas hoopster:

LaMarcus Aldridge, Forward (2004-06), Portland
3rd season, all with Portland
17.6 points
6.8 rebounds
1.9 assists
+18.15 Efficiency
Started all 41 games, averaging 36.2 minutes
Has seven double doubles on the season

D.J. Augustin, Guard (2006-08), Charlotte
1st season as a pro after being selected 9th overall
Started only 6 games of 38 but is logging 28.4 minutes per game
12.1 points
4.1 assists
1.8 rebounds
+10.68 Efficiency
Shooting 39.2% from 3 point land (3rd all rookies) and 91.6% from FT line (1st all rookies)
6th in scoring and 8th in average minutes for all rookies
Has three games of 10 or more assists on the season
Has missed the last four games due to an abdominal strain

Kevin Durant, Forward (2006-07), Oklahoma City
2nd season as a pro, 1st in OKC after franchise moved from Seattle
24.7 points
6.6 rebounds
2.6 assists
+20.88 Efficiency
Started every game of his career (121 in total)
Has eight games of 30 or more points on the season, including two of 40 or more
Has nine double doubles on the season
Durant posted career-high's of 46 points and 15 rebounds Friday night and is making a late push to be in the 2009 NBA All-Star game.

Maurice Evans, Guard (2000-01), Atlanta
Leads the Hawks off the bench
7.2 points
3.3 rebounds
+7.68 Efficiency
23 minutes
Has seven games of 15 points or more on the season and one double double
Sixth team in NBA (Minnesota, Sacramento, Detroit, LA Lakers, Orlando)

T.J. Ford, Guard (2001-03), Indiana
5th season, 6th in league (missed 04-05 season with injury)
Third team ( Milwaukee and Toronto )
14.0 points
5.0 assists
3.8 rebounds
+14.97 Efficiency
Has two double doubles and nine games of 20 points or more on the season
26 starts in 36 games, averaging 30.5 minutes

Daniel Gibson, Guard (2004-06), Cleveland
3rd year as a pro, all with Cavaliers
Leads the Cavaliers off the bench (0 starts this season)
8.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 24.7 minutes
+7.74 Efficiency
Has six games of scoring 15 or more points on the season
Missed almost two weeks after spraining a toe on December 9th against Philadelphia

Royal Ivey, Guard (2000-04), Philadelphia
5th season in league, 1st with Philadelphia (also with Atlanta and Milwaukee)
2.9 points, 1 rebound, and 0.6 assists in 10.3 minutes
Appeared in 30 games with 0 starts

Chris Mihm, Center (1997-2000), Los Angeles Lakers
8th season in league, 4th with Lakers (also with Cleveland and Boston )
2.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists in just 5 minutes
Mihm has only appeared in ten games this season


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