The ups and downs have continued over the last few weeks for our local favorites. Damian Lillard returned from injury and put on a show while others missed time or struggled to even find the floor. There was a big weekend for those playing in the D-League Showcase as they had a chance to show off their skills in front of NBA scouts and executives to try to find a spot in the Association.
There are even some new additions to our list as Matt Carlino and Dallin Bachynski have returned from overseas and are trying their hand at the D-League.
Here is a look how the NBA and D-League players with local ties have performed recently.
Andre Miller, Utah, Minnesota Timberwolves
Miller has seen limited action recently, playing in just of the Timberwolves’ last 10 games. His best showing during that stretch came in a 10-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers when he totaled nine points on 3 for 3 shooting from the floor and 3 for 3 from the free-throw line. He added two assists and a rebound in 11:19.
On the season, he has played in 17 games and is averaging 3.9 points on 62.2 percent shooting with 2.6 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 12.1 minutes.
Andrew Bogut, Utah, Golden State Warriors
While Bogut isn’t called on to produce much on the offensive end, he is still a very important player for the Warriors because of what he does on defense and on the backboards. One of his best outings recently came in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks when he managed nine points on 4 for 4 shooting from the floor while making his only free-throw. He added 10 rebounds an assist and a steal in 23:30.
On the season, he has appeared in 31 games and is averaging 5.5 points on 63.7 percent shooting with 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 blocks in 20.9 minutes.
Delon Wright, Utah, Toronto Raptors
Wright has been bouncing between the Raptors and their D-League affiliate for most of the year. His best outing of late with the 905 came in a 104-88 loss to Sioux Falls when he registered 33 points on 13 for 22 shooting from the floor and 6 for 10 from the free-throw line. He added five assists, three steals and two rebounds in 41 minutes.
In 10 games with the 905, he has averaged 17.9 points on 53.2 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 7.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 36.1 minutes.
In eight games with Toronto, he has totaled two points on 1 for 8 shooting from the floor with six rebounds and four assists in a combined 23 minutes.
Justin Hawkins, Utah, Los Angeles D-Fenders
Hawkins has been a steady contributor for the D-Fenders for most of the season. He best recent showing came in a 111-110 win over the Raptors when he finished with 24 points on 8 for 13 shooting from the floor, including 5 for 6 from 3-point land and 3 for 4 from the free-throw line. He added five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes.
On the season, he has played in 20 games and is averaging 10.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the floor with 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.3 minutes.
J.J. O’Brien, Utah, Idaho Stampede
After a solid start to the season, O’Brien had a breakout performance in the D-League Showcase. In a 98-92 win over Fort Wayne, he totaled 22 points on 8 for 15 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 4 from the 3-point line and 4 for 4 from the charity stripe. He added eight rebounds, four blocked shots, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes.
On the season, he has played in 22 games and is averaging 9.4 points on 38.8 percent shooting from the floor with 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 steals in 33.5 minutes a night.
Michael Stockton, Westminster, Canton Charge
After seeing his minutes take a hit over the last few weeks, Stockton bounced back with a huge performance in a 113-108 win over the Grand Rapids Drive when he came up with 18 points on 5 for 6 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range and 5 for 9 from the free-throw line. He added a team-high nine assists and three rebounds in 31 minutes.
On the season, he has played 20 games and is averaging 6.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting from the floor with 3.7 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 20.2 minutes.
Davion Berry, Weber State, Maine Red Claws
Berry has had some very nice moments during his season in Maine. One of his best games of late came in a 104-87 win over Santa Cruz when he recorded 16 points on 6 for 9 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc while making his only free-throw. He added six assists and a steal in 21 minutes.
On the season, he has played in 16 games and is averaging 7.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting with 2.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 21.9 minutes.
Jarred Shaw, Utah State, Santa Cruz Warriors
Shaw was waived by the Santa Cruz Warriors the team announced on Tuesday. Although he is no longer on the team, he did have a fantastic offensive performance in his last game with the Warriors. In a 109-80 loss to the Austin Spurs, he managed 19 points on 9 for 14 shooting from the floor to go along three rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes.
On the season, he has played in 17 games and is averaging 8.9 points on 56.8 percent shooting from the floor with 4.5 rebounds in 19.4 minutes.
Ronnie Price, UVU, Phoenix Suns
Price has had some very productive minutes of late before he missed the Suns’ last two games with a foot injury, according to Basketball-reference.com. One of his best recent showings came in a loss to the Sacramento Kings when he recorded 10 points on 3 for 5 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from 3-point range and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line. He added five assists, a rebound and a block in 16:10.
On the season, he has appeared in 34 games and is averaging 4.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting with 1.7 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 14.8 minutes.
C.J. Wilcox, Pleasant Grove High School, Los Angeles Clippers
While Wilcox is a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, he has spent most of the season showing off his outside shooting touch in the D-League. One of his best games recently came in a 122-103 win over Idaho when he totaled 21 points on the strength of a 6 for 13 shooting day from 3-point range. He added five assists, four rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes.
On the season, he has played 15 games and is averaging 17.8 points on 454.9 percent shooting from the floor with 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33.7 minutes.
Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Westchester Knicks
Fredette has been putting up big numbers for the Westchester Knicks since the moment he stepped on the floor. One of his best performances of late came in a 106-97 win over Delaware when he registered 25 points on 8 for 14 shooting from the floor, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc and 6 for 6 from the free-throw line. He added 11 rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 39 minutes.
On the season, he has played 17 games and is averaging 22.9 points on 49.6 percent shooting from the floor with 5.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 36.9 minutes.
Damian Lillard, Weber State, Portland Trail Blazers
Lillard has had some huge nights since he returned from a seven-game absence. One of his best performances came in a five-point win over the Oklahoma City Thunder when he totaled 31 points, including a stretch where he made five 3-pointers in 1:55 to help turn an eight-point deficit into a three-point lead. He added nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 37:28.
On the season, he has appeared in 33 games and is averaging 24.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting to go along with 7.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 36.8 minutes.
Matt Carlino, BYU, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Carlino just recently joined the Vipers, but has already shown that he can be a playmaker off the bench. One of his best games with Rio Grande Valley came in a 111-99 win over Fort Wayne when he had three points on 1 for 5 shooting from 3-point range, but did hand out a team-high six assists in 17 minutes.
On the season, he has played three games and is averaging 2.3 points on 18.2 percent shooting with 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.
Dallin Bachynski, Utah, Grand Rapids Drive
Bachynski landed with the Drive after he spent the first half of the season playing in Japan. His best game since landing in Grand Rapids came in a 113-108 loss to the Canton Charge when he totaled five points after making his only field goal attempt and all three of his free-throws. He added three rebounds and a steal in 14 minutes.
On the season, he has played three games and is averaging 3.3 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor with 3.0 rebounds in 9.3 minutes.