By Andrew Kahn | MLive.com | Posted December 19, 2018 at 07:05 AM | Updated December 19, 2018 at 09:40 AM
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While the Michigan basketball team is off to an 11-0 start, the program’s alums are experiencing various degrees of success in the NBA.
From coast to coast, here’s a look at the former Wolverines in the league.
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Moritz Wagner, Los Angeles Lakers
Wagner scored 12 points in 17 minutes on Sunday, making 5-of-7 shots, including two 3s. LeBron James has apparently taken notice of the rookie. “He’s always talking throughout the course of the game, trying to figure out ways he can help the team or just communicating defensively,” James told the Lakers’ TV network, according to SB Nation reporter Harrison Faigen.
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Tim Hardaway, Jr., New York Knicks
Hardaway, the Knicks’ leading scorer at 21 points per game, missed Monday’s matchup with the Suns because of a sore heel. It’s been a season of injuries for the Knicks, whose loss to the lowly Suns put them at 9-23 on the season.
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Trey Burke, New York Knicks
Burke sprained his knee at the start of the month, costing him two weeks. After starting the first five games of the season, Burke has come off the bench since. He is averaging 11.3 points per game.
Caris LeVert, Brooklyn Nets
LeVert suffered a dislocated foot in mid-November and is working towards a return to the court this season. His coach said he has been shooting and that his rehab is on schedule. The third-year guard was on the bench for a recent game.