Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers – 9.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 blocks
Big Roy has been consistently below average for an over-performing, Danny Granger-less Indiana squad. Roy is 53rd out of 69 centers in field goal percentage; let’s not forget he was an All-Star last year. The Pacers are winning, though, and at 26-17 and tied with Chicago for the division lead, Roy’s slow start is forgiven in Indiana, for now.
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons – 15.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals
Greg had 15 and 11 in a 103-88 blowout of Boston on Sunday before chipping in 16 and six during Detroit’s second 15-point victory of the week over Orlando on Tuesday. The Pistons are bad, but Monroe and UConn rookie Andre Drummond could be a formidable pair in the years to come.
Jeff Green, Boston Celtics – 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds
Mr. Green has solidified himself as the sixth man for an extremely mediocre 20-21 Celtics team. Boston has lost four straight, but Jeff did have 15 in that blowout loss to Detroit. Doc Rivers is definitely going to have to mix something up in the second half to provide a spark for this team, so maybe Green could see a more prominent role.
Chris Wright, Iowa Energy – 14.8 points, 7.5 assists, 5 rebounds
Chris had 15 and 12 dimes against Hollis Thompson’s Tulsa 66ers on Tuesday night and is leading the D-League in total assists. Maybe an NBA team who needs a point guard could take a chance on the greatest high school basketball player I ever witnessed.
Henry Sims, Eerie Bayhwaks – 15.4 points, 8.2 rebounds
Sims is doing well for himself having started all 21 games for the Knicks D-League affiliate. He has scored twenty in his last two games and is dishing out two assists per game.
DaJuan Summers, Maine Red Claws – 19 points, 8.4 rebounds
DaJuan is scoring in bunches up in Maine, which cannot be a pleasant place to be this time of year. He’s shooting 46% from the field and 38% from three-point land.
Hollis Thompson, Tulsa 66ers – 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds
Hollis has seen around 23 minutes per game as he returns from groin surgery. He has yet to find his three-point touch in the pros as he’s making only 30% of his threes. If Hollis wants to find his way into the NBA it is going to be as a dead-eye shooter, so his current form is going must improve.