With the NBA lockout dragging into the start of the season (but finally over), teams played just two preseason games before Opening Day on Christmas. There are former Duke Blue Devils speckled all over the league.
The Chicago Bulls have two former Dukies on their roster, Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng. Both started the two preseason games for the 2-0 Bulls. Boozer averaged 15.5 points over an average of 28 minutes. He averaged 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 51.9%. Deng averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds over 33 mpg. He shot 47.6%. In the Bulls first game, Deng had five turnovers but none in the second game.
The Orlando Magic were 1-1 in the preseason with former Blue Devils JJ Redick and Chris Duhon getting playing time. Redick averaged 15 points in 26 mpg. He shot 44% from the field and 57% from three point land. Duhon averaged 17 minutes and just two points.
The Charlotte Bobcats are 1-1 this preseason with Gerald Henderson starting at guard. He averaged five points over an average of 25.5 minutes. He also shot 50%. Corey Maggette sat out the preseason with back spasms.
The Philadelphia Sixers are 2-0 this preseason with Elton Brand in the starting lineup. He averaged 9.5 points and five rebounds in 22.5 mpg. He also shot 53.8% from the field.