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
Pacers' Domantas Sabonis tonight:— Chris Montano (@gswchris) November 30, 2018
Here's a clip of him rejecting LeBron James and scoring a mid-range floater on the other end. Pretty solid in Victor Oladipo's absence of late pic.twitter.com/MV3uMBXsMY
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.
J3 is a walking double-double— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) December 6, 2018
The @Lakers two-way center sank a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double in his last five games. #SBLakers https://t.co/dO7lSm7cN3 pic.twitter.com/bZxeicfqmq
Nigel Williams-Goss (Olympiacos, Greek HEBA A1): 10.5 PPG, 4.2 APG through 17 games
Former Gonzaga Star, Nigel Williams-Goss (@NigelWG5), is killing it in the EuroLeague.— FloHoops (@FloHoops) November 27, 2018
David Stockton (Medi Bayreuth, German BBL): 9.7 PPG, 3.3 APG through 16 games
Bäääm, this is how we do it! David für Dreeeiiiii!!!— medi bayreuth (@medibayreuth) November 17, 2018
28:17 Führung nach dem ersten Viertel. Beste Werfer: Stockton, Martin 8 / Turner, Benson 6. Live auf https://t.co/exhUQMNCAc: medi bayreuth vs. Eisbären Bremerhaven pic.twitter.com/IN4RiJHC88
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho