January 11 - January 18
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers: 15.0 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.9 APG through 42 games
The last big man to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award was Lamar Odom in 2011 and it looks like Domas is about to change that this season. He really has been put on the nation’s radar due to all the poster dunks he has had this season. I lost exact count of how many but I believe this past one is the fifth of the season.
Next Game - Mavericks @ Pacers on Saturday, January 19th @ 7:00 PM ET on ESPN
Domantas Sabonis destroys Noah Vonleh and the Knicks pic.twitter.com/omvWxnRo6n— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) January 12, 2019
Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers: 7.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 0.8 BPG through 47 games
Collins hit a season high 3 three-pointers in a 129-112 win over the Cavaliers. He was 3 for 4 beyond the arc and finished with 11 points in 17 minutes.
Next Game - Trail Blazers @ Jazz on Monday, January 21st @ 9:00 PM ET
Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat: 9.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.7 APG through 42 games
It has been a slow week for Olynyk except for when he dropped 13 points and 4 rebounds in a close 112-108 win against the Grizzlies. He was very key down the stretch in that victory. The Heat have a 21-22 overall record but are back in the playoffs with the 7th seed in the weak Eastern Conference.
Next Game - Heat @ Bulls on Saturday, January 19th @ 8:00 PM ET
Johnathan Williams, South Bay Lakers: 15.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.2 BPG through 24 games
JW3 is Top 30 in the G-League in rebounding, blocks, and player efficiency. Apparently, the G-League has decided not to have an All-Star Game this season but if their was one, Williams would definitely be highly considered for a spot in that event.
#2WayPlayer Johnathan Williams (@Iam_J3) played a BIG part in the @SouthBayLakers' win on Friday, posting a TEAM-LEADING 21 PTS, 8 REB & 2 STL @ZagMBB ↗️ @SouthBayLakers ↔️ @Lakers pic.twitter.com/nCxbIigSX2— NBA G League (@nbagleague) January 19, 2019
Ira Brown (Ryukyu Golden Kings, Japanese B. League): 7.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG through 17 games
Drew Barham (Hamburg Towers, German Pro A): 16.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG through 17 games
J.P. Batista (Mogi das Cruzes, Brazilian NBB): 18.7 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.3 APG through 17 games
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho