January 18 - January 27
Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers: 14.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 2.8 APG through 46 games
Their is a slim chance Sabonis makes it as an All-Star reserve this season but in one or two years, he will be a lock. Sabonis is going to have to step up for the remainder of the year with the season-ending injury to Victor Oladipo. The Pacers need his presence more than ever now in order to secure a playoff spot and make a run in the Eastern Conference.
Next Game - Warriors @ Pacers on Monday, January 28th @ 7:00 PM ET on NBATV
Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers: 7.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 0.8 BPG through 51 games
Next Game - Jazz @ Trail Blazers on Wednesday, January 30th @ 10:30 PM ET on EPSN
Brandon Clarke already has 66 blocks this season for Gonzaga. Zach Collins had 69 during the entire 16-17 season. San Jose State transfer has changed things defensively at the rim.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 25, 2019
Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat: 8.8 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.7 APG through 44 games
Olynyk has only played a total of nine minutes in the last four games. He has made one field goal out of four attempts in that stretch. With the NBA trade deadline fast-approaching on February 7th at 3 PM ET, should Olynyk ask the Heat organization for a trade?
Next Game - Heat @ Knicks on Sunday, January 27th @ 7:30 PM ET
Johnathan Williams, South Bay Lakers: 15.4 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 1.1 BPG, 1.8 APG, 53.6 FG% through 22 starts in 27 games played
Robert Sacre (Japan, Hitachi Sunrockers): 18.3 PPG, 8.9 RPG
Robert was chosen to the Japanese B League All-Star Game over fellow Zag, Ira Brown, who had to sit out due to a knee injury. Sacre finished with a team-high 26 points in that event.
Throwback to when former NBA player Robert Sacre showed up to a Japanese Dunk Contest and took it by storm! pic.twitter.com/VHIr1PLPib— Troydan (@TroydanGaming) January 12, 2019
Micah Downs (Portugal, Benfica): 17.8 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 4 APG in 15 wins and 0 losses.
Steven Gray (Greece, Peristeri GS Athens): 11.8 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 2.1 APG
Elias Harris (Germany, Brose Baskets Bamberg): 8.0 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 65.4 FG%
Ryan Edwards (Spain, Valls Nutrion): 11.8 PPG, 6.4 RPG
Rem Bakamus is in his first season as a graduate assistant at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Bears are 3rd in the BIG-12 at an overall record of 13-6 and 4-2 in conference play. Baylor also has huge wins over #20 Iowa State and #8 Texas Tech.
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho