With the regular season finally underway, we take a look at how some former Blue Devil standouts are faring in the NBA. Check back each week for a Duke in the NBA update.
Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks: In his much-anticipated NBA debut, the second overall pick struggled, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting and grabbing only four rebounds. His struggles on the defensive end were already on display as he posted a team-worst plus/minus of -13 as Milwaukee fell 108-106 to the Bobcats in the opener.
Friday against the 76ers, Parker recorded his first double-double, scoring 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting and adding 10 boards in the 93-81 win. Although the Bucks' offense has revolved around guards Brandon Knight and O.J. Mayo so far, head coach Jason Kidd will need much better production from his star rookie, especially on offense, in order to sneak into the playoff conversation... Read more