↑ DeAndre Jordan, C – Los Angeles Clippers
L.A.’s “other” team is finally starting to develop some young, noteworthy talent that may move them from the back pages. One of the players in this youth movement is DeAndre Jordan (not to be confused with His Airness).
With only one year of college under his belt (at Texas A&M) and one year of professional ball, Jordan is certainly making his mark as the starting center. In his most recent game versus the Jazz, he had seven blocks to go along with 14 points.
For the month of December, Jordan averaged almost 8 PPG/8 rebounds/2 steals on 71.4 percent shooting from the field. He’s only owned in 36 percent of CBS leagues, so get on board before it’s too late.
There’s always a dearth of quality big men in the NBA, and Jordan is doing a decent job of filling out the statistical categories.
↑ Nick Young, SG – Washington Wizards
Mr. Young, in his third year, became the forgotten guard in Washington. Between Agent Zero’s off-court issues and subsequent trade, and the Wiz drafting John Wall, Young was lost in the shuffle until recently.
Wall’s struggles have found him a spot on the bench, and Young moved into a starting role after the Arenas trade.
In thirteen December contests, Young has scored in double digits in all but two of them, with a high of 30 points twice for a 19.1 PPG average. He can shoot the three, dish out a few assists and even grab a couple rebounds.
Young may not be a starter for long, but he’s a key contributor in an unstable backcourt for a Washington squad in transition.