Re: Mullens to Start Tonight, 1/12/12
It was only a matter of time before impressive third-year center Byron Mullens cracked the starting lineup. The true 7-footer that spent just one year at Ohio State is clearly the best big man on the Bobcats’ roster, and coach Paul Silas knows it.
"We didn't have a center...It's time to give him 25-30 minutes and see what he can do,” said Silas.
In his first career NBA start Thursday night, Mullens played nearly 33 minutes, posting 21 points and four rebounds. It’s not a fluke. Although Mullens was playing just 19.3 minutes per game coming into Wednesday, he was averaging 11.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.6 blocks.
Perhaps the best stat to illustrate Mullens' skill-set is his Mark Price-like free-throw shooting. On the season he’s 25-of-27 from the line, also known as 92.5 percent. Consider Mullens a strong add in all formats, one with way more upside than Pachulia.
-- Reported by RotoWorld