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Spartans in the NBA

Feb 05, 2013 SSN Staff | View Comments

The quantity of Spartans on NBA rosters is a small group of five, but the quality of those five impact their respective team's in a big way. Of the five, four average double figure scoring, with Zach Randolph leading the way, averaging 15.5 points and 11.7 rebounds per game for the Memphis Grizzlies.

At the same time, the former Spartan who plays the least amount of minutes - Draymond Green - still impacts his team in a major way by playing in the closing minutes of many games.

SPARTANS IN THE NBA



Alan Anderson G (TOR) - 31 Games, 12.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 84.6 FT%, 36.4 FG%

LAST WEEK: Jan 31. vs ATL
- 35 mins., 3-12 FG, 2-5 3FG, 7-8 FT, 4 rebs., 3 asts., 15 pts
Feb 1 vs. LAC
- 13 mins., 0-4 FG, 0-3 3FG, 0-0 FT, 1 reb., 3 asts., 0 pts.
Feb 3 vs. MIA
- 33 mins., 1-7 FG, 0-3 3FG, 2-3 FT, 3 rebs., 3 asts., 4 pts.

ODDS & ENDS: Anderson ranks 28th in the NBA in Free Throw shooting percentage at 84.6%.

Shannon Brown G (PHX) - 48 Games, 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 81.4 FT%, 42.4 FG%

LAST WEEK: Jan 30. vs LAL
- 21 mins., 3-8 FG, 0-0 3FG, 2-2 FT, 2 rebs., 3 asts., 8 pts
Feb 1 vs. DAL
- 23 mins., 7-11 FG, 1-3 3FG, 5-6 FT, 2 reb., 2 asts., 20 pts.
Feb 2 vs. GSW
- 18 mins., 2-6 FG, 0-0 3FG, 1-4 FT, 4 rebs., 2 asts., 5 pts.

ODDS & ENDS: Ranks 47th in the NBA in in Field-Goal Attempts Per 48 Minutes (19.67), 49th in Free Throw Percentage (81.4%) and 49th in steals (53)

VIDEO: Check out Shannon's athletic fast break finish against Dallas last Friday (VIDEO)

Draymond Green F (GSW) - 47 Games, 3.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 88.9 FT%, 34.0 FG%

LAST WEEK: Jan 29. vs CLE
- 25 mins., 3-7 FG, 1-3 3FG, 0-0 FT, 7 rebs., 2 asts., 7 pts
Jan 31 vs. DAL
- 15 mins., 1-5 FG, 1-4 3FG, 2-2 FT, 5 reb., 2 asts., 5 pts.
Feb 2 vs. PHX
- 12 mins., 0-3 FG, 0-1 3FG, 0-0 FT, 2 rebs.,1 asts., 0 pts.

ODDS & ENDS: Draymond ranks 34th in the NBA in defensive rebounds per 48 minutes (8.8) and 33rd in steals per 48 minutes (2.19)

NEWS: "Playing it Forward: Draymond Green eager to join Saginaw athletic charity club", by Hugh Bernreuter of mlive.com (READ)

Zach Randolph F (MEM) - 44 Games, 15.5 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 75.0 FT%, 47.2 FG%

LAST WEEK: Jan 28. vs PHI
- 32 mins., 2-7 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 12 rebs., 2 asts., 4 pts.
Jan 31 vs. OKC
- 37 mins., 4-17 FG, 0-0 3FG, 1-2 FT, 19 reb., 2 asts., 9 pts.
Feb 1 vs. WSH
- 36 mins., 3-10 FG, 0-0 3FG, 1-2 FT, 11 rebs.,3 asts., 7 pts.

ODDS & ENDS: Randolph ranks 2nd in the NBA in rebounds per game (11.7), offensive rebounds per game (4.4) and double-doubles (28). Ranks 4th in total rebounds (516), 7th in defensive rebounds per game (7.4), 10th in total defensive rebounds (324) and 44th in points per game (15.5).

NEWS: On January 24th, Zach was named a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star team. This is his second All-Star game appearance.

Jason Richardson (PHI) - 33 Games, 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 60.6 FT%, 40.2 FG%

LAST WEEK: DNP

NEWS:
Jason has missed seven straight games due to a left knee synovitis, which occurs when synovial membrane that surrounds the knee becomes inflamed. He is now seeking a 3rd opinion from doctors on the extent of his injury.

Here's the full version of Jason Richardson's injury saga, via Jason Wolf of the News Journal (READ)


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