Former Longhorn point guards D.J. Augustin and Isaiah Taylor have both returned successfully from injury, while Tristan Thompson’s pending return is putting Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue in a tough spot.
Among the 10 Longhorns currently suiting up for NBA teams, there have been a total of 13 All-Star game appearances. But it isn’t a varied group; two players hold all of the 13 appearances, led by Kevin Durant with eight and LaMarcus Aldridge with five selections. Here’s how the two All-Stars fared this week, along with newcomer Isaiah Taylor.
Just as the Longhorns have started slow this season, limping to a 3–4 start, some former Longhorns have struggled in the NFL as well. A few, however, rebounded last week with big performances that could spark their seasons.
While most of the attention for Longhorns in the NBA stems from the yearly accolades collected by All-Stars Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge, there are a number of less-heralded Longhorns who emerge in the league each year.