NBA Opening Night 2015: Best of the ACC

The 2015 NBA Opening Night is finally here! For basketball fans, opening night serves as a symbol for rebirth. For ACC fans, opening day provides a nice platform to show off the talent the conference has produced in the NBA.

Here at the ACCDN, we have put together the best current NBA depth chart that ACC players could create. Keep in mind, these are players whose alma maters are current ACC teams.

There may be some discrepancies at specific positions. For example, there was much debate as to who to start at point guard. The conference has produced a bevy of talented guards at the next level including Wake Forest’s Jeff Teague, UNC’s Ty Lawson and Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams.

Another position we debated about was which shooting guard to start. Add more fuel to the Carolina-Duke rivalry because J.J. Redick got the nod over Danny Green in our eyes, mostly based on their performance from last season.

ACC fans, if you have any thoughts or disagreements with our NBA Opening Night depth chart, feel free to tweet us @theACCDN using #ACCPros.

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STARTING FIVE

Chris Paul | #3 PG | Los Angeles Clippers

Birth Date: May 6th, 1985 (Age: 30)

Experience: 10 years

College: Wake Forest

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 175 lbs.

College Career: 15 PPG, 6.3 APG, 3.9 RPG

NBA Career: 18.7 PPG, 9.9 APG, 4.4 RPG

J.J. Redick | #4 SG | Los Angeles Clippers

Birth Date: June 24, 1984 (Age: 31)

Birthplace: Cookeville, TN

Experience: 9 years

College: Duke

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 190 lbs.

College Career: 19.9 PPG, 2.2 APG, 2.7 RPG

NBA Career: 10.8 PPG, 2.0 APG, 2.2 RPG

Carmelo Anthony | #7 SF | New York Knicks

Birth Date: May 29, 1984 (Age: 31)

Birthplace: New York, NY

Experience: 12 years

College: Syracuse

Height: 6-8 | Weight: 240 lbs.

College Career: 22.2 PPG, 10 RPG, 2 APG

NBA Career: 25.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.1 APG

Chris Bosh | #1 PF | Miami Heat

Birth Date: March 24, 1984 (Age: 31)

Birthplace: Dallas, TX

Experience: 12 years

College: Georgia Tech

Height: 6-11 | Weight: 235 lbs.

College Career: 15.6 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 2.2 BPG

NBA Career: 19.3 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.1 BPG

Tim Duncan | #21 C | San Antonio Spurs

Birth Date: April 25, 1976 (Age: 39)

Birthplace: Virgin Islands

Experience: 18 years

College: Wake Forest

Height: 6-11 | Weight: 250 lbs.

College Career: 16.5 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 3.8 BPG

NBA Career: 19.5 PPG, 11 RPG, 2.2 BPG

BENCH

Kyrie Irving | #2 PG | Cleveland Cavaliers

Birth Date: March 23, 1992 (Age: 23)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Experience: 4 years

College: Duke

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 193 lbs.

College Career: 17.5 PPG, 4.3 APG, 3.4 RPG (11 games)

NBA Career: 21 PPG, 5.7 APG, 3.5 RPG

Danny Green | #14 SG | San Antonio Spurs

Birth Date: June 22, 1987 (Age: 28)

Birthplace: New York, NY

Experience: 6 years

College: North Carolina

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 215 lbs.

College Career: 9.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.8 APG

NBA Career: 9.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 1.5 APG

Harrison Barnes | #40 SF | Golden State Warriors

Birth Date: May 30, 1992 (Age: 23)

Birthplace: Ames, IA

Experience: 3 years

College: North Carolina

Height: 6-8 | Weight: 225 lbs.

College Career: 16.3 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.3 APG

NBA Career: 9.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.4 APG

Derrick Favors | #15 PF | Utah Jazz

Birth Date: July 15, 1991 (Age: 24)

Birthplace: Atlanta, GA

Experience: 5 years

College: Georgia Tech

Height: 6-10 | Weight: 265 lbs.

College Career: 12.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 2.1 BPG

NBA Career: 10.9 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.3 BPG

Gorgui Dieng | #5 C | Minnesota Timberwolves

Birth Date: Jan 18, 1990 (Age: 25)

Birthplace: Senegal

Experience: 2 years

College: Louisville

Height: 6-11 | Weight: 241 lbs.

College Career: 8.3 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 2.6 BPG

NBA Career: 7.5 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.3 BPG