Greensboro Swarm guard Marcus Paige has had quite the outings this past week, combining for 53 points over the last three games. During this stretch, Paige has been lights out from deep, shooting 11-24 from three. Paige is 17-45 shooting from the field and a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe.
Paige only has three career minutes thus far, but games like the past couple should garner attention from NBA scouts to possibly earn him NBA minutes down the line.
Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes has continued to post impressive numbers since his departure from the Golden State Warriors two seasons ago.
Barnes is averaging over six points more per game (18.9) this season than his career average. He is also grabbing 7.4 rebounds per contest.
Recently, Barnes has put together some impressive performances, including 31 points against the Boston Celtics and 22 points against the defensive-minded Memphis Grizzlies.
Since Barnes’ move, he has proven to be a very good offensive player. Once the Mavericks add some more talent to the roster, fans should be able to see Barnes put up notable numbers in Maverick wins.
Former UNC-Chapel Hill defensive end Robert Quinn was instrumental in the Los Angeles Rams’ recent victory over the New Orleans Saints. Quinn forced a fumble, had one sack and had five combined tackles on Sunday.
Los Angeles was able to jump over the Saints (8-3) into third place in the NFC — since the Rams earned the tiebreaker over New Orleans with the win.
The Los Angeles Chargers have now won five out of their last seven games and are a popular pick to win the AFC West and contend for an AFC Wild Card spot.
The safety has been instrumental in the Chargers’ surge, as he has three interceptions in the last three games including two against the Jacksonville Jaguars and one versus the Buffalo Bills — an AFC playoff contender.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers has notched two sacks in the past four games. He currently has 8.5 sacks on the season — sixth most in the NFC.
At 37 years old, Peppers is still one of the leaders on this impressive defense. The Panthers look to make an AFC South title push with only five weeks remaining in the NFL regular season.