Local flavor in the NBA: Fredette returns; Lillard dominates

There have already been plenty of ups and downs for those with local ties during the start of the NBA season. There are players who are starting on good teams while others don’t ever get of the bench. There are players trying to figure out the NBA game and others who are nearing the end of their career. There are stars and others who are just trying to stick on a roster.

Here is a look how the NBA players with local ties have performed of late. 

Andre Miller, Utah, Minnesota Timberwolves

Miller hasn’t been used much during his first season in Minnesota, playing in just three of the team’s first seven games. His most productive outing came in a 117-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks when he totaled an assist and a steal in five minutes of action.

On the season, he is averaging 0.7 assists and 0.7 steals, but hasn’t scored in four minutes a game.

Andrew Bogut, Utah, Golden State Warriors

Bogut got back on the floor this week after missing six games with a concussion and had a nice performance in a 109-95 win over the Detroit Pistons. He registered eight points on 4 for 7 shooting from the floor to go along with nine rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes.

On the season, he has appeared in two games is averaging 10 points on 76.9 percent shooting with 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 blocks in 19 minutes.

Delon Wright, Utah, Toronto Raptors

Wright has seen very limited action during the first eight games of the season. He has played five minutes over two games and hasn’t scored a point on 0 for 2 shooting from the floor, including a miss on his only 3-point attempt. He did manage a rebound and a turnover in two minutes in a 106-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ronnie Price, UVU, Phoenix Suns

Price has played some valuable minutes as a backup guard for the Suns. One of his best outings came in a 102-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers when he finished with nine points on 3 for 6 shooting from beyond the arc to go along with two assists, two rebounds and a steal in 16 minutes.

On the season, he has appeared in seven games and is averaging 4.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting from the field, including 41.2 percent from 3-point land and 100 percent from the free-throw line. He has added 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 13 minutes.

C.J. Wilcox, Pleasant Grove High School, Los Angeles Clippers

Wilcox hasn’t appeared any of the team’s seven games in his second season with the club and has been assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League, according to a tweet from L.A. Times Clippers beat writer Ben Bolch.

Jimmer Fredette, BYU, New Orleans Pelicans

Fredette re-signed with the Pelicans after spending the better part of the last two weeks with the Westchester Knicks of the D-League. He played his first game of the season in a 120-105 win over the Dallas Mavericks and finished with two points on 1 for 3 shooting from the floor, including a miss on his only 3-point shot to go along with a steal in five minutes of action.

Damian Lillard, Weber State, Portland Trail Blazers

Lillard has been on a fantastic scoring clip as the Trail Blazers have surprised during the early part of the year and has scored 30 or more points in three of the last five games. One of his best showings came in a 106-101 road win over Minnesota when he finished with 34 points on 14 for 25 shooting from the floor to go along with seven assists, two rebounds, two steals and a block in 40 minutes.

On the season, he has appeared in eight games and is averaging 27.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. He is also averaging 7.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 36.6 minutes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s