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Interesting UCLA NBA roster depth

Hi all, I'm a long time BN reader and I thought I would christen my first post about the crazy NBA offseason we've had. I guess this post arose from the UCLA players that moved teams to be precise. As some reserves became starters for their new teams, it triggered a thought about how many former UCLA players are currently playing and who among them are starters and reserves.

After a little research, I found there are 15 former Bruins still lacing them up. Or 14 if Mr. Watson can't find a home. Anyway, I also found it interesting that among those 14, it's split 50/50 for starters and reserves. What's also interesting and a testament to his coaching skills, Coach Howland has now given the NBA 6 starters. That's not too shabby if you ask me. Below is the list for your viewing enjoyment.

Player/ Team/ (S)tarter,(R)eserve/ Coach

Aaron Afflalo/ Nuggets/ S/ Howland

Trevor Ariza/ Hornets/ S/ Howland - ok, so it was just 1 year.

Matt Barnes/ Lakers/ R/ Lavin

Darren Collison/ Pacers/ S/ Howland

Baron Davis/ Clippers/ S/ Lavin

Jordan Farmar/ Nets/ R/ Howland

Dan Gadzuric/ Warriors/ R/ Lavin

Jrue Holiday/ 76ers/ S/ Howland

Ryan Hollins/ Cavs/ R/ Lavin/ Howland

Jason Kapono/ 76ers/ R/ Lavin

Kevin Love/ T'wolves/ S/ Howland

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute/ Bucks/ R/ Howland

Russell Westbrook/ Thunder/ S/ Howland

Earl Watson/ was with the Pacers last season/ S/ Lavin

So Howland has been Coach at UCLA for 7 full seasons going on 8 and he's produced 6 starters so far. Even considering what happened last season, you have to be impressed with that. I'm confident he'll get the program back on track and start producing more top tier UCLA and NBA talent. Just thought everyone would like seeing that.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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