The NBA G League is in full swing now, and players are starting to be noticed around the league and up in the NBA. Here’s which two-way players grabbed headlines with their NBA G League affiliates during the third week of the regular season.
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FIVE STARS OF THE WEEK
Daniel Hamilton drops fourth triple-double
The NBA G League Player of the Week is just 1.2 assists away from averaging a triple-double this season. The former UCONN star is averaging 19.4 points, 10 rebounds and 8.8 assists in nine games with the Oklahoma City Blue this year. Hamilton is really starting to hit his stride, as he has notched four triple-doubles, including a 20-point, career-high 17-assist and 11-rebound game in the Blue’s 120-115 victory over the BayHawks on Nov. 24. Hamilton added two more solid outings in the past week — both double-doubles (and nearly triple-doubles) — as he scored 20 points, with 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals against the Drive on Nov. 21, as well as 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists against the Clippers on Nov. 25. Don’t be surprised if Hamilton’s solid play earns him a couple of trips to Thunder games in the near future.
Darrun Hilliard picks up play with career night
The second-year guard out of Villanova is heating up in Austin for the Spurs. On Nov. 21, Hilliard heated up for a career-high 38 points against the Suns, as he went 15-for-28 from the field, knocking down 3-of-5 3-pointers. He also added 25- and 21-point nights later in the week, including getting to the line 10 times — and hitting all 10 — against the Clippers.
Ryan Arcidiacono dishes out career-high dimes
Another Villanova stud is having his way with his G League team so far this season. Arcidiacono, now playing for the Windy City Bulls, has been dishing out dimes all season. Just this past week, he recorded a new career high, as he tossed 16 assists in the Bulls’ matchup with the BayHawks on Nov. 21. He is averaging 10.4 points, 8.5 assists and 5.3 rebounds in eight games so far this season.
Antonio Blakeney continues to shine with the big boys
Blakeney has gotten his chance to show his game in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, and he made an impact right away. He has continued playing in the big leagues this past week, including a high-volume 15-point night against the Lakers on Nov. 21. He was 6-for-12 from the field in just 18 minutes on the floor. He added eight points against the Jazz the following day, before dropping his third double-digit point performance in six games, with 11 points against the Warriors on Nov. 24.
Quinn Cook shines in G League, gets NBA chance
Cook has been one of the most consistent top performers in the G League this season, and has gotten his chance to bounce around with Santa Cruz and Golden State. But this time he was able to get his second game action of the year in the Warriors’ 143-94 victory over the Bulls on Nov. 24. In 13 minutes on the floor, Cook dished out five assists and hit two of his four shots from the floor. Before getting transferred to Golden State late in the week, he played in one game for Santa Cruz, dropping 24 points, nine assists and four rebounds on Nov. 21 against the Legends.
TWO-WAY PLAYER NEWS OF THE WEEK