The Hornets’ playoff chances are still alive, and the former UConn All-American is one of the main reasons why. After a three-game losing streak on the West Coast, it looked like the Hornets would be missing the playoffs for the third straight season, but fortunately for them, the Detroit Pistons haven’t been playing their best basketball lately.
The NBA season is approaching the quarter mark and a ton of storylines are starting to take shape: The Celtics are struggling, the Greek Freak is playing out of his mind, LeBron is, sadly, still LeBron and the race for Zion Williamson has already started. National news aside, it’s time to focus on what’s really important: checking in on the six former Huskies who have been balling out this season.
Now that we are past the first couple weeks of jitters in the NBA, players are beginning to carve out and realize the roles they play on their teams and how they can best help their team win, even if it means they don’t put up huge numbers every night. Here’s what some of the Huskies’ roles look like for the rest of the season.
On the precipice of their contest against the Philadelphia 76ers last week, Detroit Pistons’ center Andre Drummond took on NBA media kingpin Joel Embiid and created a little publicity of his own by criticizing Embiid’s brittleness while lauding his own durability.
Another week down means another update on how our former UConn studs are looking this season against the best competition in the world. The NBA season is now over a quarter of the way through, so it’s not outlandish to think the level of performance we’ve seen will continue. Let’s see where each player is sitting now, and also envision what they may look like at the end of the season.