Here’s a quick look at some news and notes around the league.
KEEP HUSTLING: With a win against Oklahoma City on Nov. 30, the Memphis Hustle (8-0) tied the second-most wins to start a season in NBA G League history. Jason March was named NBA G League Coach of the Month for November and guard Dusty Hannahs was named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 1.
EASTERN CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN: The top two teams in the Eastern Conference collide when the Wisconsin Herd (8-1) visits the Maine Red Claws (7-2) on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+. NBA G League Player of the Month for November and Boston Celtics two-way player Tremont Waters (21.6 ppg, 8.0 apg) has led Maine while Wisconsin is propelled by guard Jaylen Adams (19.6 ppg, 6.6 apg).
GOOD TO THE BONE: Detroit Pistons two-way player Jordan Bone (18.5 ppg, 7.7 apg) has been the driving force behind an 8-3 start for Grand Rapids. On Nov. 30, Bone tallied 34 points, five assists, five rebounds and hit the game-tying basket to force overtime against Texas. Bone and the Drive will visit the College Park Skyhawks on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
Sacramento Kings two-way player Kyle Guy scored a career-high 42 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Stockton Kings in a 113-109 victory over the Iowa Wolves on Saturday, Nov. 30. The 2019 second-round NBA draft pick is averaging 26.6 points and 5.6 assists.
On Nov. 29 in a 118-117 victory over the Maine Red Claws, Denver Nuggets two-way player P.J. Dozier connected on five three-pointers en route to a 34-point, 11-rebound performance for the Windy City Bulls. Dozier is averaging 22.0 points and 7.9 assists while shooting 42-percent from three-point range.
Josh Gray, a two-way player for the New Orleans Pelicans, continued his strong season with three double-doubles last week. Gray leads the league in scoring (31.0 ppg).
Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso is making a big impact with the Lakers. While Caruso may not fill up the stat sheet, his teammates and coaches appreciate his effort. After a recent win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said “Alex is a perfect example of impacting a game without scoring. He did a lot of the little things and helped us get the win.” Caruso, the Lakers first-ever two-way player, was named to the 2018 NBA G League All-Second Team and played in 27 games last season with the South Bay Lakers.