As we head into the unofficial midway point of the NBA G League season — All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles — a handful of two-way players are separating themselves from the pack. Here are five who shined over the past week.
NBAGLeague.com’s Two-Way Tracker will provide weekly updates on the development of players signed to two-way NBA contracts throughout the 2017-18 season.
Milton Doyle, Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets)
The Loyola-Chicago product was named the NBA G League Player of the Week on Feb. 12 after dropping a Long Island Nets record 42 points in a near triple-double (adding 11 assists and nine rebounds), while hitting another franchise record 11 3-pointers in the win over Raptors 905 on Feb. 6. He then followed it up with a 16-point, four-rebound, two-assist and two-steal performance in the Nets road win over the Wisconsin Herd on Feb. 10.
Luke Kornet, Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks)
With the injury to Knicks’ All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, both Kornet and Isaiah Hicks have gotten their opportunity with the big club in New York. Kornet recorded a double-double in his NBA debut, becoming the first Knicks player to do so in his first game since John Wallace in 1996. He also added three blocks and three 3-pointers, which made him just the second player in NBA history to do that in his debut, as well.
Quinn Cook, Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors)
Cook has been showing out for the Warriors all season long, but he has picked it up again this past week. The Duke product is coming off a 41-point performance, where he shot 14-for-20 (70 percent) from the field, and 5-of-7 shots from 3-point range. He added six assists and a block as well in the overtime win over the South Bay Lakers. Cook, who is averaging 24.8 points (No. 2 in the league), 7.9 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game this season, also added a 20-point, six-rebound and seven-assist night in the Warriors battle with the Salt Lake City Stars on Feb. 6.
Georges Niang, Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz)
New two-way player Georges Niang has led the Salt Lake City Stars all over the court for the past several weeks. His most well-rounded performance of the week came in his first game against his old team, a 117-108 victory over the Santa Cruz Warriors on Feb. 6, where he scored 20 points, while adding five rebounds and four assists. He followed that up with a 24-point and nine-rebound performance in the Stars’ 90-85 win over the Legends on Feb. 8.
Myke Henry, Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies)
Myke Henry has been seeing a lot of time with the NBA club in Memphis, and has been throwing down some thunderous slam dunks in his time with the Grizzlies. Henry makes this week’s two-way tracker for his giant poster slam against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 11.