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Checking in with former Michigan basketball players in the NBA

The NBA is now returning from the all-star break which means that it is time for teams to make a postseason run on the hardwood. Of course, any Michigan basketball fans have likely turned their eyes to the draft at this point as both the Wolverines and Pistons sit at just 8 wins and dead last in the standings… but oh well.

The Wolverines do have some exciting NBA prospects, however. There are 12 total Wolverines on NBA rosters this season with most of them playing meaningful minutes for their respective teams. Also, take note that the Orlando Magic currently have four former Wolverines on their 18-man roster. They are in the thick of the playoff race and could be leaning on the Wagner brothers for a push late.

Moe Wagner, Orlando Magic

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Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

53 games played, 18.4 minutes, 11.1 PPG, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists.

Jordan Poole, Washington Wizards

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Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

52 games played, 29.2 minutes, 15.6 PPG, 2.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists.

Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks

52 games, 29.8 minutes, 17.3 PPG, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists.

Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat

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Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

50 games, 27.4 minutes, 13.3 PPG, 2.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists.

Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

47 games, 33.3 minutes, 21.1 PPG, 5.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists.

Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

43 games, 27.4 minutes, 14.4 PPG, 3.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists.

Caleb Houstan, Orlando Magic

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Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

40 games, 14.9 minutes, 4.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.6 assists.

Isaiah Livers, Washington Wizards

Livers played most of the season for the Detroit Pistons before getting traded to Washington.

23 games, 20.4 minutes, five points, 2.1 rebounds, 1,1 assists.

Jett Howard, Orlando Magic

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Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

13 games, 3.8 minutes, 1.8 points, 0.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists.

Moussa Diabate, LA Clippers

10 games, 5.8 minutes, 2.7 points, two rebounds, 0.4 assists.

Kobe Bufkin, Atlanta Hawks

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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

five games, 5.8 minutes, 2.7 points, two rebounds, 0.4 assists.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire