Here’s a quick look at some news and notes around the league.
WATERS’ WEEK: Boston Celtics two-way player Tremont Waters was named NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 24. The former LSU Tiger averaged 24.0 points, 8.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals for the Maine Red Claws. Waters was recently transferred to the Celtics. The Red Claws will host the Long Island Nets on Sunday, December 1 at 12 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
SEVENTH HEAVEN: After a strong week from Rayjon Tucker, the Wisconsin Herd improved to 7-1 on the season and extended its winning streak to seven. Highlighted by a 30-point performance against the Delaware Blue Coats on Nov. 23, the rookie point guard is averaging 19.8 points and has five 20-point games this season.
CAN’T KNOCK THE HUSTLE: With three victories this past week, the Memphis Hustle improved to 7-0 on the season. Memphis has received steady contributions from Grizzlies assignment guard-forward Josh Jackson (20.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg) and forward Jarrod Uthoff (21.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg).
On Nov. 22, New Orleans Pelicans two-way player Josh Gray helped Erie BayHawks erase a 12-point deficit to earn a 127-114 victory over the Capital City Go-Go. In that contest, Gray tallied a game-high 31 points and 10 assists. Through Nov. 24, the dynamic scorer is averaging a league-leading 33.8 points per game.
Led by Sekou Doumbouya and Jordan Bone, the Grand Rapids Drive went 3-0 this week. Doumbouya, the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, on assignment from the Detroit Pistons, scored a team-high 28 points in a 96-94 victory over Westchester on Nov. 18. Bone, a two-way player for Detroit, posted a near triple-double with nine points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in a 96-91 win against Westchester on Nov. 20.
Raptors 905 guard Tyler Ennis netted 29 points and dished out eight assists in a triple-overtime 143-141 victory over the Erie BayHawks on Nov. 23. The veteran floor general is averaging 20.2 points and 9.2 assists for the season.
Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham’s play is turning heads. The former second-round pick, who spent much of his rookie season playing for the Greensboro Swarm on assignment, is leading the Hornets in scoring and assists. On November 20 against the Brooklyn Nets, he became the fourth NBA player to total 50-or-more three pointers and 100-plus assists in his team’s first 15 games of the season. Through Nov. 26, Graham has connected on 60 three-pointers, ranking third in the league behind Houston’s James Harden and Sacramento’s Buddy Hield.