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Weekly Roundup of Zags in the NBA and Overseas

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Sabonis, Collins, Olynyk, JW3, NWG, Lil’ Stockton

November 30 - December 6

Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers: 14.3 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 3.3 APG through 23 games

Sabonis has started only one game this season and continues to thrive in the 6th man role for Indiana. Domas should still be in the running for both the Most Improved Player of the Year Award and Sixth Man of the Year Award. My top five for most improved goes DeAaron Fox, Pascal Siakam, Zach Lavine, Domantas Sabonis, and Montrezl Harris. My top five for sixth man goes Derrick Rose, Domantas Sabonis, Montrezel Harris, Julius Randle, and Dennis Schroder. Early in the season still so that is subject to change.

Next Game - Pacers @ Magic on Friday, December 1st @ 7 PM ET

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers: 7.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.0 BPG through 24 games

Zach’s minutes continue to drop as he only played 11 minutes against the Nuggets, 11 minutes against the Spurs, and 17 minutes against the Mavericks. Collins only averaged 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds during that three-game stretch.

Next Game - Timberwolves @ Trail Blazers on Saturday, December 8th @ 10:00 PM ET

Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat: 8.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG through 22 games

Canada recently qualified for the FIBA World Cup. Olynyk will most likely be representing his country and possibly doing it alongside fellow zag, Kyle Wiltjer (who played for Canada in the World Cup Qualifiers). Canada has a lot of young, talented players within their program (RJ Barrett, Andrew Wiggins, Chris Boucher) and could be getting a medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Next Game - Heat @ Suns on Friday, December 7th @ 9 PM ET

Johnathan Williams, South Bay Lakers: 19.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.3 BPG through 12 games

Issac Bonga of the South Bay G-League team got called up to LAL before JW3 even though Williams is playing at an all-star level. Johnathan has 7 double-doubles in his 12 games with South Bay. He has scored 20+ points in three straight games.

Nigel Williams-Goss (Olympiacos, Greek HEBA A1): 10.5 PPG, 4.2 APG through 17 games

David Stockton (Medi Bayreuth, German BBL): 9.7 PPG, 3.3 APG through 16 games

*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho