November 2 - November 8
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers: 14.1 PPG, 8.9 RPG through 11 games
Sabonis has made a highlight reel of dunks this season. One of these slams happened earlier this week against the 76ers and could be one of top dunks of the season so far. I mean, Sabonis absolutely destroyed Embiid. Was their a push off from Domas? Maybe, but what’s done is done and that will be etched in the history of posterized dunks. The Pacers are at a 7-5 record with the help of Sabonis and are tied for 4th in the Eastern Conference with the 76ers.
Next Game - Pacers @ Heat on Friday, November 8th at 8 PM ET (Sabonis vs Olynyk)
Darren Collison on Domas Sabonis: "He just knows how to find the ball in the paint. You can throw it anywhere and he'll find it and put it back up. He's such a good finisher."— FOX Sports Indiana (@FSIndiana) November 2, 2018
The #Pacers and #Bulls play tonight on FSI and the FOX Sports app. pic.twitter.com/9hObo7T94H
Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers: 10.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.3 BPG through 12 games
Collins continues to look like the defensive anchor on this Trail Blazer team that is an impressive 9-3 and 3rd in the Western Conference behind the Warriors and Nuggets. Collins is also 13th in the league in field goal percentage at .571% (Sabonis is 3rd in the league at .656%).
Next Game - Celtics @ Trail Blazers on Sunday, November 11th at 9 PM ET
Zach Collins no-look block on Wiggins pic.twitter.com/7F9Ou994Os— Chris Montano (@gswchris) November 5, 2018
Domantas is Arvydas Sabonis’ biological son but Zach Collins is his spiritual one— Dane Delgado (@danegado) October 30, 2018
Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat: 8.2 PPG, 3.1 RPG through 10 games
Olynyk dropped 13 points and 2 blocks in a win at Detroit but followed it up with only 1 point in 13 minutes in a win over the Spurs. The Heat are evenly .500% at a 5-5 record.
Next Game - Pacers @ Heat on Friday, November 8th at 8 PM ET
Johnathan Williams, Los Angeles Lakers: 3.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG through 6 games
Tough news for Williams as the Lakers ended up signing center Tyson Chandler from the Phoenix Suns. This forced the Lakers to bring down Williams to the South Bay Lakers as the NBA G-League season just tipped off this week. Not a bad thing for Williams to continue to work on his craft in a league where he can play a lot more minutes and grab more experience before being called back up to the LA Lakers.
Johnathan Williams “sent down” to South Bay as part of his two-way contract with the #Lakers. He’ll be back in the NBA soon, I can feel it. We will keep tracking him with @SouthBayLakers, good luck @Iam_J3! https://t.co/jjBXQgXQJs— Pro Zags (@ProZags) November 8, 2018
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho