Local Flavor in the NBA: Fredette contributes; Miller and Hamilton traded

It has been quite an eventful NBA season for those with local ties and the last month has been much of the same. Damian Lillard made his second consecutive all-star game while two players found themselves on new teams after getting traded at the deadline.

Here is a look at how our local favorites have fared so far this season.

Andre Miller, Utah, Sacramento Kings

Andre Miller was traded at the deadline for the second year. This time he was moved from the Washington to the Sacramento Kings as part of a deal that sent Ramon Sessions to the Wizards. Miller suited up for the Kings for the first time on Friday night and saw his most minutes in any game this season. In a 109-101 win over the Boston Celtics, Miller finished with eight points on 3-for-5 shooting from the floor, and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line. He added four rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes on the floor.

On the season, he has appeared in 52 games and is averaging 3.7 points on 54.4 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 2.8 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 12.6 minutes.

Andrew Bogut, Utah Golden State Warriors

While he isn’t asked to score the ball on a regular basis, Andrew Bogut is a significant piece of the Golden State Warriors. In fact, the Warriors have a staggering 34-4 record when he plays this season. In the last game before the all-star break, Bogut recorded his fifth double-double of the season in a 3-point win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. In that game, he finished with 10 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor as well as 10 rebounds and three assists.

On the season, he is averaging 6.5 points on 56.4 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 blocks in 24.2 minutes a night.

C.J. Wilcox, Pleasant Grove High School, Los Angeles Clippers

While still not a part of the regular rotation for coach Doc Rivers, C.J. Wilcox has had his best stretch with the Clippers as of late. He appeared in four straight games in early February and had the best showing of his young NBA career. In a 23-point loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he played 9:20 and had a career-high 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-1 from 3-point land and 1-for-1 from the charity stripe.

On the season, he has appeared in 11 games and is averaging 2.8 points on 48 percent shooting from the floor, including 41.7 percent from distance and 100 percent from the free-throw line in 5.6 minutes.

Ronnie Price, UVU, Los Angeles Lakers

After starting much of the early season, Ronnie Price is now coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was back on the floor on Friday night after missing eight straight games and had a solid showing in a 114-105 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets. In 26:40 of action, he finished with six points, a team-high eight assists and a game-high three steals.

On the season, he has played in 42 games and is averaging 5.2 points on 35 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 3.8 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 23 minutes.

Jimmer Fredette, BYU, New Orleans Pelicans

Jimmer Fredette has seen his minutes fluctuate all season long as the Pelicans have continued to bring in different back up point guards to run the show. While his time on the floor remains sporadic, he has had two of his better outings on the season as of late. In a 15-point win over the Atlanta Hawks, he finished with 10 points on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-5 from beyond the 3-point line. He added three assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal as the Pelicans ended the Hawks 19-game winning streak. A week later, he had another nice showing in a 13-point loss to the Indiana Pacers. On that night, he registered nine points on 4-for-7 shooting from the floor as well as five assists, a rebound and a steal in 18:50 of action.

On the season, he has appeared in 39 games and is averaging 3.9 points on 38.4 percent shooting from the floor and 94.4 percent from the free-throw line to go along with 1.3 assists in 11 minutes.

Justin Hamilton, Lone Peak High School, New Orleans Pelicans

Like Miller, Justin Hamilton was traded at the deadline. He landed with the Pelicans along with Shawne Williams and Norris Cole as part of a three-team deal with New Orleans, Miami and Phoenix. Before he was traded, Hamilton only saw significant minutes in one game over the last two months and made some nice contributions. In a 13-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs, he totaled two points, five rebounds, a career-high four assists, a steal and a block in 28:16 on the floor.

On the season, he has played in 24 games and is averaging 2.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting from the floor and 85.7 percent from the free-throw to go along with two rebounds in 12 minutes.

Damian Lillard, Weber State, Portland Trail Blazers

Even though he had been in a brutal shooting slump from the outside as of late, Damian Lillard did enough during the early part of the season to make his second all-star game where he put up 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-9 from behind the arc as well as two assists, two rebounds and a steal in 16:28.

His best recent performance came in a 109-98 road win over the Houston Rockets just before the break. In that game, he registered 23 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor and 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. He added five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 36:45 on the floor.

On the season, he has appeared in 54 games and is averaging 21.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 6.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 36.3 minutes.

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