Week 15 NBA pickups

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IFebruary 2, 2009

Teams with four games: Boston, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Indiana, L.A. Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Toronto, Utah, and Washington.



Flip Murray (Hawks) - Murray has averaged 19.3 and 1.6 steals over the past six games. He is shooting 51 percent from the field this month while playing big minutes as a key bench player.

Aaron Brooks (Rockets) - Brooks tied a season high with 22 points and nine assists against the Warriors last Saturday. He played 42 mintues with G/F Tracy McGrady out with a sprainked ankle. Brooks has a steal in three straight games and three three-pointers in that span.

Honorable mention: Javaris Crittenton (Wizards)



Steve Novak (Clippers) - Novak has made 15 three-pointers over his past four games. He has scored in double digits nine times this month. F Zach Randolph is expected back this week but Novak is still an excellent source for threes.

Joey Graham (Raptors) - Graham recorded his first double-double of the season vs. the Magic yesterday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. The fourth-year player also blocked a shot and recorded a steal. Last Wedesnday he scored 15 points against the Nets.

Honorable mention: C.J. Miles (Jazz)



JaVale McGee (Wizards) - McGee scored a career high 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds with a steal and a block vs. the Clippers last Saturday. The rookie played 24 mintues and stepped up with F/C Andray Blatche out another 2-3 weeks with a sprained knee.

Mark Blount (Heat) - Blount scored a season high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds last Friday against the Pacers. He also hit two three-pointers and blocked a shot in 23 minutes.

Honorable mention:  Marreese Speights (76ers)