Friday, February 11, 2011

Players to Watch: February 11

  • Brandon Roy (16.6 points, 1.1 three-pointers, 1.1 assists, 87.3% FT%): While Roy won't play this weekend as he had originally intended, he is getting close to a return. He practiced with the team this week and his knees were virtually pain free. Look for Roy to get back on the court in the near future.
  • Ramon Sessions (11.8 points, 5.2 assists, 83.1% FT%): While Cleveland is setting a record for futility, Sessions remains one of the team's few bright spots. He has been on a tear of late, averaging 19.8 points, 10.4 assists, and 2 steals with a 59.6% FG% over the last five games. With games against the Clippers and Wizards coming up, he has a chance to continue putting up some big lines.
  • DeJuan Blair (8.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 50% FG%): Don't look now, but Blair is outplaying teammate Tim Duncan of late. Blair's had five double-doubles in his last six games and recently poured in a career-high 28 points against the Raptors.
  • Joakim Noah (14 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.6 blocks, 51.4% FG%): Noah is taking part in Chicago's contact drills, signaling that he's getting very close to a return. He should be back in action following the All Star break.
  • Marcus Camby (5.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks): Like his teammate Brandon Roy, Camby is very close to returning from knee surgery. There's a chance he gets back on the court before the All Star break, but most likely his return will come afterward. The Blazers are expected to exercise caution with Marcus in light of his injury history.

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