2019 NBA G League basketball is officially in full swing, and many of the talented Two-Way Players across the league are picking up right where they left off in 2018. One Go-Go member is pouring in all the points, while his teammate returned to familiar heights. A recent Player of the Week award winner is continuing to build on a rather dominant foundation, a Mad Ant is becoming a pesky threat from downtown, and a Viper has comfortably slithered his way into an NBA rotation.
For more on these players, read on for the latest version of the Two-Way Tracker.
NBAGLeague.com’s Two-Way Tracker will provide weekly updates on the development of players signed to two-way NBA contracts throughout the 2018-19 season.
Two-Way Tracker: Meet All of This Year’s Two-Way Players
Jordan McRae, Washington Wizards / Capital City Go-Go: NBA Champ Reasserting Minor League Dominance
McRae has hovered around as one of the top scorers in the NBA G League all season long, but this NBA champion has simply taken it to another level in 2019. Already boasting two 43-point performances, this offensive powerhouse is averaging 36 points in his first four games of the new year, which not coincidentally have produced Go-Go victories. He’s on quite a tear and Capital City is simply riding this exciting wave. Impressively enough, McRae has averaged 12.5 made free-throws in this span, shooting 91% from the line.
Angel Delgado, LA / Agua Caliente Clippers: After Earning Accolades, This Big Man Craves Even More Success
Piecing together a strong Winter Showcase, earning the first NBA G League Player of the Week award of 2019, and breaking the single-game rebounds record (31) apparently isn’t enough for Delgado. Clearly not one to be content, this beast of a big man is proving to still be hungry, even after all of his recent success. On January 8th, the 24 year old scored 23 points and grabbed 21 rebounds and 4 steals against the Skyforce. In his last four contests, he’s averaged 17.8 points and 21.3 boards. Surely, he’s he’s known for his aggression on the interior and that often refers to rebounding, but Delgado is becoming quite the monster when scoring in the paint.
Edmond Sumner, Indiana Pacers / Fort Wayne Mad Ants: A Defensive-Minded Guard With More To Give On Offense
Much like McRae, Sumner has been a key component in his team’s recent success, with Fort Wayne winning three of their last four to begin 2019. Heralded for his defense while playing collegiality at Xavier, this combo guard has shown a much more assertive side on the offensive end, averaging 23.5 points on 52% from the field and 54% from downtown in the new year. Surprising defenses when he pulls up from beyond the arc to hoist up a healthy helping of three balls, Sumner’s recent versatility is making him a constant threat opposing floor generals need to always account for.
SHINING AT THE NEXT LEVEL
Danuel House Jr., Houston Rockets / Rio Grande Valley Vipers
After putting an exclamation point on a rather productive conclusion to 2018, House Jr. has continued to pick up right where he left off. He played a starting role over the course of Houston’s six game winning streak and has tallied a handful of impressive double-digit performances as well. On January 3rd, he scored 17 points (his second best mark of the season) and converted on all nine of his free-throw attempts during Houston’s win over Golden State. House Jr. has made a home in Space City and is showing no signs of slowing down, so it’s anyone’s guess as to how long it’ll be before (or if) he returns to RGV.
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TWO-WAY PLAY OF THE WEEK
Devin Robinson, Washington Wizards / Capital City Go-Go
Robinson recently scored 7 points in a game for Washington, and has averaged 26.8 points and 11 rebounds in his last four for the Go-Go. His recent ascension has more people thinking about the consistent impact he could potentially make in the NBA in the not so distant future, and that’s a positive thing. Still, this high-flyer took lift-off to remind everyone that he can still be considered a human highlight reel on any given night. This dunk made the SportsCenter Top 10: