Byron Mullens Scoring Big

Jan 16, 2012

Chuck Burton /AP       

Charlottle Bobcats Center Byron Mullens averaged 1.1 points as a rookie during the 2009-10 season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last year he increased his output to 1.9 ppg. Not many people could have saw his success coming. In his one year of college ball Mullens averaged 8.8 ppg for Ohio State.
Regardless of how Mullens got to this point, the fact is he enters today’s Martin Luther King matinee averaging 13.0 ppg on the year.
He’s been even more ridiculous of late. In his past four games he averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor and 88.2 percent from the line.
Mullens isn’t your protypical big man. He’s only averaging a half a block per game. He only has one game with multiple blocks in his 13 appearances. Eight of the games he played in he didn’t even record a block.
While he isn’t helping in the block category, he does give you an unexpected boost in the free throw percentage category. He’s shooting 93.8 percent from the charity stripe this year.
If you want to get Mullens you better get while the gettings good. He is still reasonable available in Yahoo! leagues at 49.0 percent ownership, but he’s been jumping off the shelves in ESPN leagues, as he’s up to 77.7 percent ownership.
Will his scoring spree continue? Hard to say, especially given his track record. For now, ride him while he’s hot.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    January 17th, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Most Improved Player?
    I have to say his improvement is the biggest surprise so far

  2. LestersLegends
    January 17th, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Definitely up there. He doesn’t have the track record to suggest what he’s been doing.

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