What has gotten into Larry Hughes? He has put two good games together since being moved to point guard. He was very good on Thursday in Dallas with 17 points, a season-high nine rebounds and three assists. He was 6 of 15 from the field, which included two strong drives to the basket.
In his two games at point guard, he's averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. He's shooting 36.4 percent from the field (8 of 22).
Maybe this is what the doctor ordered for Hughes, who was stuck in perhaps the worst slump of his career. Coach Mike Brown said he was being moved to point guard whether he likes is or not. It was what's best for the team.
It might be what turns his season (career?) around. We'll have to see how it turns out. But for now, it's worked.