Toney Douglas (Knicks): Douglas scored a career high 23 points in 36 minutes vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. He scored 16 and 21 points in his previous two games and has made nine three-pointers on the season.
Rudy Fernandez (Trailblazers): Fernandez has played inconsistent minutes all season but has 13 three-pointers and is averaging 1.78 steals per game.
Kyle Lowry (Rockets): Lowry is averaging eight points, 5.12 assists, and one steal off the bench. He has played at least 24 minutes in every game but two this season and has three games with at least eight assists.
Honorable mention: Devin Brown (Hornets)
Jared Dudley (Suns): Dudley has scored in double figures in five of his past six games. He has 18 three-pointers on the season and is averaging 1.3 steals per game.
JJ Hickson (Cavs): Hickson scored a season high 18 points in 31 minutes vs. the Miami Heat yesterday. He is starting over Anderson Varejo , which means he could provide a decent amount of points and rebounds.
Taj Gibson (Bulls): Gibson has scored in double figures in three of his past four games. The rookie scored a career high 18 vs. the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks. His playing time has increased because of the injury to Tyrus Thomas .
Honorable mention: Ersan Ilyasova (Bucks)
Chuck Hayes (Rockets): Hayes has been productive as a starter, averaging seven rebounds, 2.12 steals, 0.75 blocks, and shooting 60.5% from the field.
Nazr Mohammed (Bobcats): Mohammed has 24 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks over his past two games. His minutes will be inconsistent but he is a cheap source for rebounds and blocks.
Josh Powell (Lakers): Powell has played at least 20 minutes over his past three games. He has played well with 29 points and 14 rebounds in that span. With the injury to Pau Gasol , he has received extended playing time.
Honorable mention: Shelden Williams (Celtics)