Apr 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) gestures during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 120-99. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA: Eastern Conference Review

The 2012-2013 NBA regular season has been an exciting one.  It has been full of intrigue and drama as the Miami Heat went on a 27 game win streak and the Los Angeles Lakers squeaked into the playoffs.  It was also a great season for many of the former Kentucky Wildcats.  Let’s take a look at how the Cats in the Eastern Conference have done this year.

John Wall, Guard, Washington Wizards

Although Wall didn’t play until mid-January due to a knee injury, he had a spectacular season.  He averaged 18.5 ppg, 7.6 apg, and 4.0 rpg.  He also scored a career-high 47 points in a game this season and 14 double-doubles.

Brandon Knight, Guard, Detroit Pistons

Knight had a solid season and is one of the few bright spots for the Pistons.  He averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.0 apg, and 3.3 rpg.  He scored a career-high 32 points in a game this season and had three double-doubles.

Rajon Rondo, Guard, Boston Celtics

Despite missing half of the season with a knee injury, Rondo led the league in assists and triple-doubles.  He averaged 13.7 ppg, 11.1 apg, and 5.6 rpg.  He had 20 double-doubles and 4 triple-doubles before being injured.

Other former Cats in the Eastern Conference didn’t have such great seasons but did play key roles for their respective teams.  Those players are Keith Bogans (Nets), Marquis Teague (Bulls), Nazr Mohammed (Bulls), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), and Doron Lamb (Magic).

Bogans averaged 4.2 ppg, 1.0 apg, and 1.6 rpg.  Teague averaged 2.1 ppg, 1.3 apg, and 0.9 rpg.  Mohammed averaged 2.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, and 0.5 blkpg.  Kidd-Gilchrist averaged 9.0 ppg, 1.5 apg, 5.8 rpg and had 6 double-doubles.  Lamb averaged 3.3 ppg, 0.7 apg, and 1.0 rpg.


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