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Weekly Zags in the Pros Update

Killian Tillie makes long awaited NBA debut.

Memphis Grizzlies v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

It was a good week for the Memphis Zags, as Clarke, Tillie, and the G-League’s Stockton all had notable performances. Domantas Sabonis was also rightfully added to the NBA All-Star roster as an injury replacement for Kevin Durant, and Filip Petrusev hit the second game winner by a former Zag in as many weeks.

Domantas Sabonis: The newly minted two-time All-Star had just an average week by his lofty standards, averaging 19 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.25 assists over his last four games. He is currently tops on the Pacers in rebounding at 11.6 per game, and his 21.2 points per game are just one tenth of a point behind Malcolm Brogdon for the team lead.

Rui Hachimura: Rui had his second 20 point game of the season, and his tenth straight in double figures, in a win over Denver last week. He shot 56% from the field with 5 rebounds and 2 assists in that game as well. He is averaging 12.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season.

Kelly Olynyk: Olynyk filled the stat sheet with 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists in a win for Miami over Utah last week. He is averaging 9.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Heat, who are on a six game win streak.

Brandon Clarke: Clarke had 16 points and matched a season high with 12 rebounds in a 49 point Memphis win over the Rockets on Sunday. BC also shot 7-9 from the field in that game. He is averaging 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds on the season.

Killian Tillie: Tillie finally made his NBA debut on Sunday in that blowout win for the Grizzlies. He hit a three for his first career bucket, finishing the game 1-2 from three with a rebound and a steal in 8:39 off the bench.

David Stockton: Stockton had a big week for Memphis on the G-League side. He had 33 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals while shooting 15-21 from the floor last Thursday, and followed that up with 22 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals in the next game. He is averaging 14.9 points, 5.2 assists, and 36.4% from three this season.

Ryan Woolridge: Woolridge set multiple rookie career highs in the past week, including back-to-back highs in points. He had 11 points on 5-8 shooting, 11 assists, and 6 rebounds on Thursday, followed by 12 points and 8 rebounds two days later. The double-double was also the first of Woolridge’s pro career. He is averaging 6.1 pts and 4.2 assists for OKC this season.

Filip Petrusev: Petrusev lifted Mega SoccerBet to an 86-84 win on Sunday with a game winner in the final seconds. It was the second game-winning shot for a former Zag in the month of February, after Nigel Williams-Goss’ buzzer-beater the week prior. Petrusev finished the game with 16 points, and still leads the Adriatic League with 23.1 points per game.

Nigel Williams-Goss: Nigel had his best overall game for Russian squad Lokomotiv this weekend. He led the way to a victory with 27 points and 5 assists in just his third game since signing with the team. Williams-Goss is averaging 14.3 points and 3.7 assists per game in his first three games.

Kevin Pangos: Pangos had 9 points and 2 assists in one game this week for Zenit. He is still in the top five in both the EuroLeague and VTB League in assists, averaging 6.2 per game across both leagues.

Kyle Wiltjer: Wiltjer had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists in Turk Telekom’s only game last week. He shot 3-5 from three in that game. Wiltjer is also fourth in the Turkish League in scoring at 18.2 ppg.

Johnathan Williams: Williams signed with Chemnitz of the German Bundesliga this week after being released by Turkish team Galatasaray. He has yet to appear in a game, but averaged 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game before his release two weeks ago.

*Stats as of the end of play on March 1*