Sorry for missing last week’s edition. Thanksgiving food and going to the bars with friends back home was just a little bit more important.
November 16 - November 30
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers: 15.0 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 3.2 APG through 21 games
On Tuesday, Sabonis had 21 points and 16 rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench as the Pacers beat the Suns, 109-104. Yesterday, Domas scored 20 points to go along with 15 rebounds in 29 minutes in a loss to the Lakers, 104-96. That was his 4th straight double-double and his 10th of the season. You could say I’m very, very happy that I drafted Sabonis on my fantasy basketball team. The Pacers still sit at 4th place in the Eastern Conference with a 13-9 record.
Next Game - Pacers @ Kings on Saturday, December 1 @ 10 PM ET
21 PTS, 16 REBS from Domantas Sabonis lifts the @Pacers to victory on the road! #Pacers pic.twitter.com/kWTr4mmOYM— NBA (@NBA) November 28, 2018
Domantas Sabonis credits his Lithuanian fighting spirit for his recent success https://t.co/MfqzvmmJr8— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) November 25, 2018
Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers: 8.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.0 BPG through 21 games
First off, a late happy birthday to the big man who turned the big 2-1 last Monday. Take it easy on the shots, Big Z. Unfortunately, Collins’ scoring production has dropped since the last post. So have the Trail Blazers in the wild Western conference standings, now sitting at the 6th spot with a 12-8 record. Zach played his season low for minutes at 13 against both the Wizards and Knicks.
Next Game - Nuggets @ Trail Blazers on Friday, November 30th @ 10:30 PM ET on ESPN
The Zach Collins swat leads to the Evan Turner dunk!#RipCity 89#ClipperNation 92— NBA (@NBA) November 26, 2018
5:05 remaining on NBALP (https://t.co/NvMjiVFV6V) pic.twitter.com/Fi2xC8vNui
Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat: 8.1 PPG, 3.4 RPG through 19 games
Miami is 1-5 in their last 6 games, 7-13 overall. The Heat have now falling three spots behind the 8th playoff spot. Also, Kelly had 0 minutes in a loss to the Nets last Tuesday. Things aren’t looking too good right now in South Beach.
Next Game - Heat @ Pelicans on Friday, November 30th @ 8 PM ET
Kelly Olynyk drops in the step-back triple! #HeatCulture pic.twitter.com/poK7LKT0lS— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) November 25, 2018
Johnathan Williams, South Bay Lakers: 18.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.1 BPG, 1.1 SPG through 9 games
JW3 has started 7 out of the 9 possible games for South Bay. He is ranked 16th in the G-League for rebounds. Williams also had a career-high 4 blocks against the Oklahoma City Blue.
.@_ScottMachado & #2WayPlayer Johnathan Williams (@Iam_J3) led the @SouthBayLakers to victory on Saturday with a combined 57 PTS, 14 REB, 11 AST & 3 STL— NBA G League (@nbagleague) November 25, 2018
Machado dropped a SEASON-HIGH 33 PTS & 9 AST, while Williams posted the 4th double-double of his career (24 PTS/10 REB) pic.twitter.com/HQGKQyPfnh
Gary Bell Jr. (Aris BC, Greek HEBA A1): 11.9 PPG, 2.3 RPG through 15 games
Austin Daye (Umana Venezia, Italian Lega Basket Serie A): 14.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG through 15 games
Steven Gray (Peristeri BC, Greek HEBA A1): 12.6 PPG, 1.9 RPG through 7 games
Silas Melson (GS Lavrio, Greek HEBA A1): 8.8 PPG, 1.9 RPG through 9 games
Kevin Pangos (FC Barcelona, Spanish ACB): 8.7 PPG, 4.0 APG through 20 games
Nigel Williams-Goss (Olympiacos, Greek HEBA A1): 10.9 PPG, 4.1 APG through 16 games
Kyle Wiltjer (Unicaja Malaga, Spanish ACB): 11.8 PPG, 2.7 RPG through 18 games
Congratulations to Kyle as he made the 12-man Canada roster for the World Cup Qualifiers. Love to see it, the hard work he is putting in over in Spain is paying off.
12 Man Canada Roster for the FIBA WC Qualifiers vs Venezuela and Brazil announced:— Witt (@WitterSR) November 23, 2018
Solid roster. Go Canada
Robert Sacre (Hitachi Sun Rockers, Japanese B. League): 18.2 PPG, 8.4 RPG through 19 games
Przemek Karnowski (Twarde Pierniki Torun, Polish TBL): 8.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG through 8 games
In baseball news, Jason Bay (Gonzaga, 1996-1999) was selected for the 2019 MLB Hall of Fame ballot. Bay was a 3x all-star, 2004 NL Rookie of the Year, and a Silver Slugger in 2009. He played for the Padres, Pirates, Red Sox, Mets, and Mariners in his 10-year career.
The 2019 Hall of Fame ballot is out.— MLB (@MLB) November 19, 2018
You can pick up to 10 names. Who would make your list? pic.twitter.com/BEcufasiG3
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho