NBA G-League Spotlight and Updates

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It’s that time of the week again folks! The NBA G-League season continues to blaze, and this week was full of action, great performances, and plenty more as we continue to inch closer to the All-Star game next month in Cleveland. There were tons of dope moments this week so let’s get into it.

Player of the Week

Texas Legends guard Carlik Jones was named NBA G League Player of the Week, averaging 32.5 points, 10.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. Jones also scored a career-highs in points with a 42 point showing against the Santa Cruz Warriors. Jones’ season averages include 20.2 points in the 10 games played between the Cup and Winter Showcase, and he remains a huge part of the Texas lineup going forward.

Other Standout Performances

  • Maine Celtics guard Chris Clemons scored his career best 38 points this past week nailing 10 threes against the Westchester Knicks.
  • Salt Lake City’s Carsten Edwards also scored 38 points in their matchup against the Rio Grande Vipers
  • Westchester Knicks guard Brandon Williams hit his career best of 35 against the Maine Celtics Saturday night
  • RJ Nembard Jr of the Cleveland Charge did his thing against the Raptors 905 recording a career best 33 points.
  • And finally, the South Bay Lakers Mac McClung also recorded a career high 33 points in their matchup against the Sioux Falls SkyForce.

Lots of career highs as you can see.

Games To Watch

Santa Cruz Warriors @ Rio Grande Valley Vipers

Date: 1/23

Both Santa Cruz and Rio Grande have got similar records, sitting at 4-4 and 4-3 respectively, and have been playing well this season. Quinndary Weatherspoon and Trevelin Queen are the players to watch, and it should be a good one.

Oklahoma City Blue @ Birmingham Squadron

Date: 1/26

Birmingham is looking to turn their season around for the better, but they may have a tough time against Oklahoma City who is having a solid season. Theo Maledon and Joe Young are the players to watch, so we’ll have to see how they do.

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