Longhorns in the NBA


As the All-Star break quickly approaches, several former Texas players are helping their teams battle for leverage in the playoff picture. 

Kevin Durant

Durant has fit perfectly into his new role on the Warriors. He’s averaging 25.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and nearly five assists per game over the 2016 – 2017 season.

In the past week, Durant helped the Warriors to two victories, including a 26-point effort against the Los Angeles Clippers in a 133-120 win. 

Lamarcus Aldridge

The San Antonio Spurs big man has been a big reason for the team’s second-place standing in the Western Conference. In his second year in San Antonio, the former Longhorn is averaging 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

After missing a game due to a knee injury, Aldridge returned to the starting lineup against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, recording 12 points in a 121-97 victory.

Myles Turner 

The Indiana Pacers center has risen to the challenge in the starting lineup this season, averaging 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Turner is also third in the NBA in blocks per game, averaging 2.2.

Turner was recently named to the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.