This past week has been an eventful one for former Zags, with multiple season and career high performances, and two head-to-head matchups in the NBA. We also saw our first All-Star selection of the 2020-21 season overseas.
Domantas Sabonis: Domas has been on a tear, with five straight twenty point games over the last week plus. This included his second triple double of the season against Charlotte and a career high 33 point effort against Milwaukee. He now has 20 double doubles in 22 games, and the triple double was the sixth of his career.
Brandon Clarke: Clarke had a solid two game series against the Spurs this week, scoring 14 and 18 points in the mini-series. In the second of those games, Clarke was 7-10 from the floor and blocked two shots. BC is averaging 13.3 points and 5.9 rebounds on the season.
Sabonis’s Pacers and Clarke’s Grizzlies went head to head on Tuesday night. Sabonis had 32 points and Clarke had 9 in Indiana’s 134-116 victory.
Rui Hachimura: Rui finally returned to action after his season was interrupted by various COVID-related issues. He celebrated the return with a season high 24 points against Portland in his third game back. He shot 10 of 12 from the floor in that game, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. Rui followed that up with an 11 point, 9 rebound, 5 assist game against Miami last night.
Kelly Olynyk: Olynyk is right on his season average in points, with 9.6 per game over the last five. He scored 11 on 3-5 shooting from deep, along with 7 rebounds against Charlotte on Monday.
The Heat and Wizards squared off last night, with Washington taking a 103-100 win. Rui had 11/9/5 while Olynyk had 8 points and 11 rebounds. The two teams will square off again tomorrow night if you’re looking for some more Zag vs. Zag action.
Kevin Pangos: Pangos was recently named a VTB United League All-Star for this season, representing the World Team. He is averaging 10.4 points on 50% three point shooting during VTB League play this season, and his 6.8 assists are good for second in the league.
Filip Petrusev: Petrusev had another solid performance for Mega SoccerBet this week, scoring 22 points on 8-11 shooting, as well as recording 4 rebounds and 4 assists. He still leads the Adriatic League in scoring at 23.8 points per game.
Austin Daye: Daye recorded his season high in points in a win for Venezia this week. He had 24 on 6-10 shooting (3-5 3pt) and also grabbed 8 rebounds. He is averaging 12.4 points per game overall this season.
Kyle Wiltjer: Wiltjer recorded his fifth double double of the season in Turk Telekom’s lone game this week, scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. He is shooting 42.6% on three pointers this season, and his 18.6 points per game are good for fourth in the Turkish league.
*Stats as of the end of play on Feb. 3*