1. Chris Duhon Is Worth Starting Again
Duhon is playing much better, and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.7 assists, three rebounds, and 2.5 three-pointers this month. He is coming off a game in which he hit six three-pointers, and has played in at least 34 minutes in four straight games.
2. Carl Landry Is a Beast
Landry has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five games. On the season, he is averaging 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, one block, and is shooting 57 percent from the field and 88 percent from the foul line.
3. Is It Time to Trade Kobe Bryant?
Kobe was able to play through a partially dislocated finger on Saturday, but he shot just 7-24 from the field with a season-low 16 points. However, he did attempt a season-high nine three-pointers, and should be able to play through this injury and contribute all across the board.
4. Danny Granger Is Out Again
Granger missed 15 games last season and is out 4-6 weeks this season with Plantar Fascia (right heel). With his absence Mike Dunleavy, Roy Hibbert, and Troy Murphy have picked up the scoring load.
5. Brandon Roy Is on Fire
In six games this month, Roy is averaging 25.8 points with 5.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers per game. With Greg Oden out for the season, Roy has been more aggressive—averaging 21.5 shots and 7.5 foul shot attempts in December.
Melo is leading the league 30.3 points per game, Dwight Howard and Gerald Wallace lead the league with 12.2 rebounds per game, Chris Paul is second in assists with 10.4 per game, Timberwolves 3-21, Suns 8-0 at home, Celtics 11-1 on the road.