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ACC In The NBA, Jan. 7

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:25am
By: Carlos Collazo

Kendall Marshall (North Carolina) has emerged as quite the player for the Los Angeles Lakers, after being tossed aside by the Suns and the Wizards. In two starts with the Lakers, Marshall has averaged 14.5 points and 16 assists per game. 

Jared Dudley (Boston College) has been building chemistry with the Los Angeles Clippers after being traded away from the Suns.

Trevor Booker (Clemson) said the Wizards were going to have to look to their veterans to get through the rough stretch they are currently in. Washington has lost four of its past six games and is currently riding a three-game losing streak. Booker scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in their most recent 112-96 loss to Golden State.

Kyrie Irving (Duke) has stepped up his play of late, and many people are wondering who should start at point guard in the NBA All-Star Game - Irving or Wizards point guard John Wall?

Toney Douglas (Florida State) struggled in the Golden State Warrior's recent win over the Wizards. In 10 minutes on the court, he scored two points and grabbed one rebound while shooting 1-4 from the field and 0-3 from three-point range.

Meanwhile, teammate Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) had a great game off of the bench. He scored 13 points on 4-for-6 shooting (1-for-1 from three), grabbed six boards, dished out three assists and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. 

Chris Bosh (Georgia Tech) is learning how to deal with the critics that constantly badger him because of his points. He knows that points are not the only area he can help his team, and has been effective for the Heat by rebounding and on defense. 

The Philadelphia 76ers recently recalled Lorenzo Brown (N.C. State) from the Developmental League. In five games with the Delaware 87ers, Brown averaged 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds per game.

Apparently the "eating never stops" for Oklahoma City rookie Steven Adams (Pittsburgh). According to Scott Brooks, the only things that Adams cares about are playing basketball and eating a lot of food.

Rob Mahoney writes that Carmelo Anthony's (Syracuse) next contract could keep the New York Knicks from title contention, because he is more difficult to build around than other NBA superstar. 

Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse) had a scary moment at the very end of the Sixers' 101-99 win against the Portland Trailblazers a few nights ago. He took an elbow to the head on the last play of the game, and he stayed on the ground for a bit after time expired. 

Chris Paul (Wake Forest) is expected to miss up to six weeks after separating his right shoulder during a game against the Dallas Mavericks last week. He addressed the media and said that he isn't worried about the Clippers' performance in his absence.

While Jeff Teague's (Wake Forest) 16-point and five-assist game in the Hawks' Monday night loss to the Nets is far from bad, it's also far from his season totals. Over the past four games, Teague has shot below 38 percent from the field. During those four games, the Hawks are 1-3. 

With Luol Deng (Duke) set to hit free agency this summer - and Derrick Rose out for the majority of the season, again - the Chicago Bulls looked to trade Deng away and rebuild. They found a willing partner in Cleveland, which shipped Andrew Bynum.