31 games, 7.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.4 apg.
First half: Has been a disappointment this season and conceded recently his adjustment to a new team has taken longer than expected. Defense has been acceptable, but needs to stop hanging out around the perimeter and start attacking the basket.
18 games, 3.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.4 apg.
First half: Coach Byron Scott had high hopes for Erden, but he hasnít reached any of them. Heís been benched twice for not playing with enough effort and he has done little defensively besides clogging the lane with his massive frame.
6 games, 1.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.7 apg.
First half: Another player Scott has criticized for not playing hard enough at times, Eyenga has regressed offensively. Heís shooting just 16 percent (3-of-19) and he doesnít look like the player who showed flashes of ability last season.
31 games, 10.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.5 apg.
First half: No one has come farther, faster than Gee. He has become one of the teamís best defenders and heís great at getting to the basket. Huge, huge find from the D-League with a nice career ahead of him.
23 games, 8.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 apg.
First half: Nagging injuries have again hindered him, but heís still shooting 41 percent on 3-pointers. When healthy, heís the best 3-point shooter on the team and a gritty perimeter defender.
13 games, 1.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.4 apg.
First half: High-energy guy who gives great effort, but struggles offensively. Shooting just 25 percent from the floor (9-of-36) and 2-of-14 on 3-pointers. Teammates love his hustle, but he has to produce more.
16 games, 3.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 0.2 apg.
First half: Same old story ó incredible athlete who struggles to play basketball. Never seems to be in position for rebounds, gets denied at the rim far too often and he still commits silly fouls.
28 games, 18.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.1 apg.
First half: Blossoming superstar who at 19 is already the best player on the team. Irving is not afraid of the moment or the big shot, heís a terrific ball handler and heís shooting 42 percent on 3-pointers. Heís only going to get better.
31 games, 17.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.9 apg.
First half: Only shooting 42 percent and his man defense has been abysmal at times, but Jamisonís leadership has been terrific. He has carried this team offensively during stretches, particularly the last couple of weeks. Great guy in the locker room.
18 games, 6.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg.
First half: Age catching up with Parker, who has missed the last 12 games with a bad back. Heís making just 32 percent of his 3-pointers this season, down 10 percent over his career. Probably playing his final season in the NBA.
19 games, 4.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.3 apg.
First half: Erratic playing time and performance have hindered Samuels, who has struggled at center after emerging as a power forward last season. Samuels is undersized at center and has looked lost at times. Heís played a total of six minutes over the last four games.
31 games, 10.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.5 apg.
First half: Has been terrific as Irvingís backup, part-time running mate and fill-in starter. Added 3-pointer over the summer (shooting 44 percent) and remains teamís best trade chip, although heís still good for one or two horrendous passes per game.
25 games, 7.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 0.2 apg.
First half: Hasnít advanced as quickly as Irving, but he remains a steady shot blocker and rebounder whose offensive game needs an overhaul. Shooting just 44 percent from the foul line. That must improve before Scott can consistently trust him late in close games.
25 games, 10.8 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.7 apg.
First half: Varejao was enjoying his best season, but suffered a major injury for the second consecutive season and will miss at least another couple of weeks. Heís the heart and emotional leader on the team whose energy is greatly missed.
Manny Harris, Mychel Thompson and Ben Uzoh are either no longer with the team or havenít appeared in a game yet.
He just might have a league MVP or two in his future.
All that hard work in Poland during the lockout has paid off nicely.
Can be a free agent next summer. Might be playing his way off the team.
ó Jason Lloyd