Archive for the ‘Kyle Collinsworth’ Category

It has been an up-and-down season for many players with local ties. There have been plenty of injuries that caused players to miss significant time while others struggled to find consistent minutes.

There have also been some positives, as Delon Wright is finally back on the floor, Joel Bolomboy made the D-League all-star game and Damian Lillard is still a scoring machine.

Here is a look at how players with local ties have performed in the NBA and D-League recently.


David Foster, Utah, Los Angeles D-Fenders

Although his minutes have been limited, Foster has been a solid rim protector for the D-Fenders with at least one block in 12 of the last 13 games. One of his best games came in a 138-129 win over the Salt Lake Stars, when he recorded six points on 3 for 4 shooting from the field. He added three blocks and two rebounds in 12 minutes.

In 20 games, he is averaging 2.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting with 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 11 minutes.

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Kyle Collinsworth had one of his best games of the season in the Texas Legends’ 116-114 loss to the Los Angeles D-Fenders on Wednesday night.

He played an elite floor game as he missed a triple-double by just one point. He finished the night with nine points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. He added three steals and a block while not registering a turnover in 35 minutes.

His nine points came on 3 for 7 shooting from the floor, including a miss on his only 3-point attempt. He also connected on 3 of 4 shots from the free-throw line.

One of his three made baskets from the floor came in highlight fashion as he exploded in the lane for a huge left-hand jam.

C.J. Williams and AJ Hammons both had big scoring nights on the other end of Collinsworth passes.

Williams totaled 24 points on 8 for 12 shooting from the floor, including 6 for 9 from 3-point range while Hammons added 22 points and eight rebounds.

Former NBA guard Ben Gordon also had a solid night for the Legends with 22 points on 10 for 19 shooting from the floor.

David Nwaba and Vander Blue did most the damage on the offensive end for the D-Fenders in the win.

Nwaba registered 27 points on 11 for 17 shooting while grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds. Blue added 27 points of his own on the strength of a 4 for 8 shooting performance from 3-point range.

On the season, Collinsworth is averaging 6.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 7.6 rebounds (2.9 on the offensive end), 4.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 29.3 minutes.

 

On a night where former BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth finished with just four points in a 114-108 to the Raptors 905, he showed how valuable he can be thanks to his ability to do so many things on the floor.

Even though he totaled only two baskets on seven attempts from the floor, he barely missed on a double-double with game-highs of nine rebounds and nine assists. He also added a pair of blocks and two steals while not committing a turnover in 41 minutes.

Manny Harris and C.J. Williams provided most of the offense for the Legends in the loss. Harris totaled 35 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor and a perfect 11 of 11 from the free-throw line while Williams added 18 points on 4 for 9 shooting from beyond the arc.

Tony Wroten also reached double figures in scoring for Texas with 15 points, but connected on just 6 of 17 shots before he fouled out.

Sharp-shooter Brady Heslip led the way for the 905 with 24 points on six for 12 shooting from beyond the arc.

Axel Toupane added 19 points, while Edy Tavares and Yanick Moreira chipped in with 15 points a piece.

Through 25 games – including 12 starts – Collinsworth is averaging 6.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting from the floor, including 28.6 percent from 3-point land. He also chips in with 7.6 rebounds (3.0 offensive), 3.7 assists, 1.9 steals and nearly a block in 29 minutes.

Those numbers place him in the top 30 in the league in rebounding (22nd), offensive rebounding (11th), assists (27th), steals (12th) and blocks (28th).

Collinsworth and the Legends are back on the floor on Friday night as the Austin Spurs come to town.