How former IU basketball gamers carry out within the NBA for 20 weeks – The Every day Hoosier

Nine former players have or will play the game at the highest level during the 2020-21 NBA season. We will be monitoring their seasons with weekly updates.

Below we summarize their year-to-date performance with NBA stats and notes over 20 weeks of the season and provide a quick update on each player.

Victor Oladipo – Miami

Victor Oladipo played for the Miami Heat in four games before injuring himself. While the first two games were a struggle at times, he was just beginning to get his feet under him before leaving the April 8 matchup against the Lakers with a right knee injury.

He hasn’t returned since, and there have been limited updates on his status. According to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on April 18, Oladipo is expected to return this season.

As he progresses, it is unclear exactly when he will return, although it won’t be against the Celtics on Tuesday as Oladipo didn’t travel to Boston with the .

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 33/33

MPG – 32.7
Points – 19.8
Rebounds – 4.8
Assists – 4.6
Blocks – 0.4
steals – 1.4
FG% – 0.408
3FG% – 0.326
FT% – 0.754

Eric Gordon – Houston

According to a March 12 report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Gordon was expected to be out for 4-6 weeks with a groin strain.

Since then, there hasn’t been much about Gordon’s return schedule as he stays by the side for the Rockets. It’s possible he’ll be paused for the remainder of the season with only four games left.

Before leaving with an injury, Gordon averaged 17.8 points per game in just over 29 minutes of play.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 27/13

MPG – 29.2
Points – 17.8
Rebounds – 2.1
Assists – 2.6
Blocks – 0.5 (career high)
steals – 0.5
FG% – .433
3FG% – .329
FT% – 0.825

1st floor Anunoby – Toronto

Anunoby has not played against Utah Jazz since May 1, when he finished in 41 minutes with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

He’s been battling a calf injury lately and it seems like the Raptors will be cautious as the season progresses.

The Raptors have made it to the playoffs for seven consecutive seasons. That streak looks like it will end this year as they are 4.5 games behind the 10 seeded Pacers and only four games left on their schedule.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 43/43

MPG – 33.3 (career high)
Points – 15.9 (career high)
Rebounds – 5.5 (career high)
Assists – 2.2 (career high)
Blocks – 0.7 (career high)
Thefts – 1.5 (career high)
FG% – 0.480
3FG% – .398 (career high)
FT% – 0.784 (career high)

Thomas Bryan – Washington

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Bryant is still sidelined as he suffered a cruciate ligament tear to his left knee during the first quarter of a 128-124 loss to the Miami Heat on January 9 that will keep him out for the remainder of this season.

The injury came at a time when Bryant was starting to play basketball consistently, reaching average career highs in both minutes played and points per game.

However, the focus for Bryant is now shifting to returning even stronger over the next year.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 10/10

MPG – 27.1 (career high)
Points – 14.3 (career high)
Rebounds – 6.1
Assists – 1.5
Blocks – 0.8
steals – 0.4
FG% – .648 (career high)
3FG% – .429 (career high)
FT% – 0.667

Cody Zeller – Charlotte

Cody Zeller saw action in all four of Charlotte’s games in the past week and played at least 16 minutes in each competition.

He scored double-digit points in three games and missed just under 10 points in all four games.

In one game he did not score at least 10 points, he finished with 8 points and 7 rebounds the Hornets 122-112 victory on Friday over the Orlando Magic.

He played his best game of the week on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans. In a 112-110 defeat, Zeller played 22 minutes and ended with 17 points and 8 rebounds.

The Hornets are currently eighth in the East with a record 33-35 as they aim to reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

They are one game ahead of the nine seeded Washington Wizards and two games ahead of the seven seeded Boston Celtics.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 44/20

MPG – 20.3
Points – 9.2
Rebounds – 6.8
Assists – 1.8
Blocks – 0.4
steals – 0.6
FG% – 0.551
3FG% – 0.143
FT% – 0.706

Romeo Langford – Boston

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Langford saw action in one of the Celtics’ three games last week.

He played 3 minutes in a 121-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday and ended with 2 assists.

Boston is 35-33 and currently seventh in the Eastern Conference, behind fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks and sixth-seeded Miami Heat by two games.

The rest of the Celtics schedule begins with a home game against the Miami Heat on Tuesday and then they’re on their way to the final three regular season games.

They play in Cleveland on Wednesdays, Minnesota on Saturdays, and New York on Sundays.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / games started – 15/3

MPG – 14.6 (career high)
Points – 2.3
Rebounds – 1.9 (career high)
Assists – 0.7 (career high)
Blocks – 0.3 (career high)
Steals – 0.3 (career high)
FG% – .310
3FG% – .267 (career high)
FT% – 1,000 (career high)

Juwan Morgan – Utah

Juwan Morgan saw brief action in two games last week. During the season he played in 27 games for Jazz, who are 50-18 league champions.

Morgan did not play in Saturday’s game against Houston due to a heel injury.

Morgan’s two best performances of the season are arguably against the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Morgan had his second-best game of the season in a 127-115 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on April 17th. In 20 minutes he had 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Still the highlight of the season for Morgan was his January 29th performance against the Dallas Mavericks, which was televised on ESPN. He finished the game with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals in 21 minutes of action. His efficiency was also impressive, he shot 5-8 out of the field and 2-4 from the three-point distance.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 27/0

MPG – 5.1
Points – 1.2
Rebounds – 1.0
Assists – 0.3 (career high)
Blocks – 0.0
Thefts – 0.1 (career high)
FG% – 0.481
3FG% – 0.308
FT% – .429

Yogi Ferrell – Los Angeles Clippers

Yogi Ferrell signed with the Los Angeles Clippers for the rest of the season and appeared briefly in a 118-94 win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

Ferrell also appeared in two games for the Cleveland Cavaliers that season. However its 10 day contract with them ended up being repealed.

He participated in the regular season of the NBA G League held February 10 through March 6 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

In 14 games for the Salt Lake City Stars, he averaged 15.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 28.3 minutes per competition. The stars went 4-11.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 6/0

MPG – 12.2
Points – 5.5
Rebounds – 1.3
Assists – 2.7
Blocks – 0.2 (career high)
steals – 0.7
FG% – .364
3FG% – 0.375
FT% – 0.600

Noah Vonleh – Free Agent

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Noah Vonleh played four games for the Brooklyn Nets that season after signing on February 8. He came an average of 2.8 minutes per game.

However, Vonleh was overturned by the Nets on February 23, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

In 339 career games played, he averaged 4.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.

2020-21 YTD Statistics:

Games / Games started – 4/0

MPG – 2.8
Points – 0.0
Rebounds – 0.3
Assists – 0.3
Blocks – 0.0
steals – 0.0
FG% – .000
3FG% – .000
FT% – N / A (not tried)

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