Here is your weekly roundup of the Gonzaga Bulldog graduates in the NBA.
Zach Collins - Portland Trailblazers
Collins was supposed to have a breakout season, until a shoulder injury sidelined him in late October. He is currently on track for a return in March, and recently dribbled the ball for the first time in 2.5 months. Since then, he has been seen on the practice court quite a bit.
Zach Collins out here after practice getting his workout in pic.twitter.com/RNG4XhxAM8— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) January 22, 2020
Brandon Clarke - Memphis Grizzlies
Clarke had a good week last week, scoring 14 against Houston and 15 against Cleveland. He followed that up by struggling a bit against the New Orlean Pelicans, only managing four points off a total of four field goal attempts. Watching Clarke in the NBA has been a blast because of the dunks, of course, but it is also rather entertaining watching the NBA writers get a hold of his entire game—such as his much under appreciated floater.
brandon clarke's shot chart distribution is legitimately one of my favorite things pic.twitter.com/CR92pTA5xg— J. Kyle Mann (@jkylemann) January 22, 2020
Rui Hachimura - Washington Wizards
Rui has been sidelined with a groin injury since late December, and he finally got cleared for basketball activities earlier on Wednesday. The Wizards are reportedly hoping he will be back by the All Star Break.
Kelly Olynyk - Miami Heat
Olynyk started off the season getting his minutes, but those have slowly dwindled as the season has progressed. After missing four games in the beginning of January, Olynyk had a nice outing against the Thunder, scoring 12 points and grabbing 7 rebounds in 17 minutes. A couple of days later against San Antonio, Olynyk only saw the court for eight minutes. Olynyk has a player option for the 2020-21 season, so it will be interesting to see if that is renewed if the minutes keep on falling. He did surprise the Miami Twittersphere with this put-back dunk, however.
Domantas Sabonis - Indiana Pacers
On Jan. 19, Domas notched the first (of we presume to be many) triple-doubles of his career, scoring 22 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists in a win over the Denver Nuggets. Sabonis is still comically low in the fan vote totals for the NBA All Star game because the average fan is a rather stupid individual it would appear.
Johnathan Williams - Washington Wizards
JW3 looked great for the Wizards when they called him up on emergency notice. He signed a two-way contract with the Wizards, which will see him bouncing between the Wizards and their G-League squad, the Captial City Go-Go. Williams saw the floor for a few minutes on the 20th, grabbing a couple of rebounds.
Nigel Williams-Goss - Utah Jazz
NWG hasn’t seen the floor for the Jazz since Jan. 8.