Local flavor in the NBA (and beyond): Fredette shines; Lillard sits

It has been an eventful month for the NBA and D-League players with local ties. There has been plenty of movement to and from the D-League, big performances and disappointing nights, and a lot of time spent on the bench. There has also been some all-star level play and even an injury.

Here is a look how the NBA and D-League players with local ties have performed over the last month.

Andre Miller, Utah, Minnesota Timberwolves

Miller has had some very productive moments early in the season when he saw significant time, but hasn’t been used much of late. One of his best games recently came in a 15-point win over the Brooklyn Nets when he registered two points after making his only shot with an assist and a steal in 9:39 of play.

On the season, he has played in 15 games and is averaging 3.9 points on 58.5 percent shooting with 2.7 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 12.5 minutes.

Andrew Bogut, Utah, Golden State Warriors

Bogut has been a force on the glass even though his minutes are down from a year ago. One of his best outings recently came in an 18-point win over the Utah Jazz when he totaled 10 points on 4 for 8 shooting from the floor and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added 13 rebounds, four assists and a block in 26:54.

On the season, he has appeared in 22 games and is averaging 5.5 points on 64.8 percent shooting with 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 blocks in 20.0 minutes.

Delon Wright, Utah, Toronto Raptors

Wright has spent much of his time between the Raptors and the D-League Raptors 905. While he has had little success with Toronto, he has had some big nights in the D-League. His best showing recently came in a 124-115 loss to the Delaware 87ers when he totaled 12 points on 4 for 10 shooting from the floor and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added a game-high 13 assists, three rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes.

In eight games with the 905, he has averaged 16.4 points on 53.8 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 7.3 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 35.6 minutes. In five games with Toronto, he has averaged 1.0 rebounds, but hasn’t scored a basket in 3.4 minutes.

Justin Hawkins, Utah, Los Angeles D-Fenders

Hawkins has been a solid contributor for the Los Angeles D-Fenders. One of his best games of late came in a 104-82 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors when he had 15 points on 7 for 14 shooting from the floor, including 1 for 4 from 3-point range. He added seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

On the season, he has played in 15 games and averaged 10.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting from the floor with 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.1 minutes.

J.J. O’Brien, Utah, Idaho Stampede

O’Brien has been a productive member of the Idaho Stampede so far this season. One of his best showings recently came in a 117-107 win over Santa Cruz when he totaled nine points on 3 for 8 shooting from the floor and 3 for 4 from the free-throw line to go along with five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 39 minutes.

On the season, he has played in 17 games and is averaging 9.1 points on 38.1 percent shooting from the floor with 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.6 minutes a night.

Michael Stockton, Westminster, Canton Charge

Stockton has had some solid showings of late while playing in Canton. One of his best games recently came in a 108-101 loss to Santa Cruz where he finished with seven points on 3 for 6 shooting from the floor, including a make on his only 3-point attempt. He added a team-high seven assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes.

On the season, he has played 15 games and is averaging 6.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting from the floor with 3.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 21.3 minutes.

Davion Berry, Weber State, Maine Red Claws

Berry has spent part of the season as a starter while coming off the bench the rest of the time. One of his best games recently came in a 103-102 loss to the Erie BayHawks when he totaled 17 points on 4 for 10 shooting from the floor and 7 for 8 from the free-throw line. He added four assists and two rebounds in 31 minutes. On the season, he has played 11 games and is averaging 7.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting from the floor with 2.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 22 minutes.

Jarred Shaw, Utah State, Santa Cruz Warriors

While he doesn’t get a ton of minutes every night, Shaw has had some nice moments while playing for Santa Cruz. His most productive performance recently came in a 117-107 loss to the Idaho Stampede when he had eight points on 4 for 7 shooting from the floor to go along with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 20 minutes.

On the season, he has played in 14 games and is averaging 7.6 points on 57 percent shooting from the floor with 4.3 rebounds in 17.4 minutes.

Ronnie Price, UVU, Phoenix Suns

Price has seen his minutes increase in the last few games and has come up with some nice showings. His best outing came in an eight-point loss to the Denver Nuggets when he had a season-high 20 points on 7 for 13 shooting from the floor, including 6 for 9 shooting from beyond the arc. He also added four rebounds and an assist in 30:05.

On the season, he has appeared in 30 games and is averaging 4.0 points on 38.6 percent shooting with 1.6 assists in 14.1 minutes.

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

Wilcox has spent most of his season in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam and the Canton Charge. One of his best showings came with the Charge in a 108-100 win over the Jam. In the eight-point win, he totaled 24 points on 9 for 17 shooting from the floor, including 5 for 10 from 3-point range. He added 10 rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

On the season, he has played 11 games and is averaging 18 points on 45.1 percent shooting from the floor with 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 35 minutes.

Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Westchester Knicks

Fredette has had a great deal of success during his time in Westchester. One of his best games recently came in a 14-point win over the Delaware 87ers when he totaled 23 points on 10 for 16 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 5 from beyond the arc to go along with five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 39 minutes.

On the season, he has played 12 games and is averaging 23.3 points on 49.3 percent shooting from the floor with 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 36.7 minutes.

Damian Lillard, Weber State, Portland Trail Blazers

Lillard had been putting up big numbers before he missed the last two games while dealing with an injury. His best showing before the heel injury came in a seven-point loss to the Miami Heat when he recorded 32 points on 10 for 18 shooting from the floor and 9 for 11 shooting from the free-throw line. He added nine assists, two rebounds and a steal in 37:24.

On the season, he has appeared in 29 games and is averaging 24.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting to go along with 6.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds in 36.5 minutes.

 

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