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Two-Way Tracker, Week 12: Chris Boucher Returns, Jordan McRae Rises As League’s Leading Scorer

By Keith Schlosser | January 25, 2019

This week’s Two-Way Tracker features the return of one of the most dominating players to grace the NBA G League floor all season long. Speaking of dominant, another Two-Way Player danced and pranced his way to 54 points last weekend, helping secure his spot. Things are hot in Sioux Falls, and that’s largely in part to the firepower of one sharpshooter more so than any weather report.

Here’s a look at which athletes are riding the momentum of respective hot streaks.

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.

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Chris Boucher, Raptors / Raptors 905: Pulling Double Duty Isn’t Slowing This Big Man Down

After appearing in just one NBA G League game over a month span, Boucher has returned to lead the Raptors 905, all while still splitting his time and providing Toronto with a boost off the bench at the next level. His minor league dominance has never once wavered, averaging 26.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, and 2.3 steals in his last four contests. Boucher scores with ease inside the paint and is an intimating force on defense. Now that he’s trying to increase his NBA versatility, he’s making even more of an effort to hoist up the long ball and become a constant threat around the perimeter as well.

Jordan McRae, Wizards / Go-Go: An NBA Champion Who Continues To Top His Own Marks

Winning an early 2019 NBA G League Player of the Week award hasn’t been enough for Wizards Two-Way Player Jordan McRae to be content with his success. He’s continued to soar and rise to new heights, last weekend setting a new NBA G League season scoring-high with 54 points. This NBA champion is now the minor league’s leading scorer (29.8) after averaging 42 points over his last three games and taking the league by storm with his impressive ability to score at will from anywhere on the court.

Duncan Robinson, Heat / Skyforce: This Sharpshooter Is Making A Pitch For South Beach

As he awaits more time with the Miami Heat, Robinson has been shooting the lights out in Sioux Falls, staying as hot so that he can provide instant offense when his number is called at the next level. In the meantime, his stats are rising. The forward is averaging 21.3 points over his last three games, and stands tall as one of the NBA G League’s best shooters from downtown. Robinson has hit more shots from deep (106) than anyone in the league, and his 47% shooting ranks fourth best this season.

Johnathan Motley, LA / Agua Caliente Clippers: Big Man’s Skills Are Translating Well To Promised Land

As a two-time NBA G League Player of the Week award winner already this season, it’s safe to say the big man achieved plenty of early campaign success and had been banging on the NBA’s door’s ever since. Injuries in LA have opened up minutes with the Clippers, and Motley is quickly making the most of his window of opportunity in the rotation. Averaging 7.8 points in just 12.5 minutes in his last four contests, the 23 year old is proving that he’s already hot when exploding off the bench like an offensive canon. Upon subbing him in, the Clippers continue to receive a valuable boost in very important spurts.

Isaiah Hicks, New York / Westchester Knicks: A Returning Two-Way Player Saves the Day

After missing three weeks due to injury to close out his 2018, Hicks has returned to his old ways as of late, averaging 22 points in his most recent three contests. But it isn’t his scoring prowess that lands him on the Two-Way Tracker this week. With a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee on the line for the Knicks, the 24-year-old locked in and saved the day, swatting away what would have been a game-winning layup for the Bulls with time expiring. Windy City eventually won the game in overtime, but Hicks’ clutch block helped his team earn a stay of execution and renewed hope.

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