As we head towards the home stretch of the season and look ahead to the NBA G League Playoffs, a handful of two-way players are separating themselves from the pack. Here are five players who shined over the past week.
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Chris Boucher, Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors)
The former Oregon Duck is becoming a dominant force for the Warriors, as he’s been a double-double machine in the past month. Just this past week, he put up two double-doubles, including a 15-rebound effort against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on March 6. In the Warriors’ most recent contest, a 126-122 victory over the Memphis Hustle 0n March 10, Boucher dropped a career-high 25 points on 8-for-12 (66.7 percent) from the field, to go with 12 boards.
Kobi Simmons, Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies)
Simmons has spent most of his time with the Grizzlies as of late, getting his much-earned NBA experience. The Arizona product earned his first NBA start in the Grizzlies’ close loss to the San Antonio Spurs on March 5, totaling 13 points in 26 minutes on the floor. Simmons hasn’t looked back, earning a spot on a nightly basis with the Grizzlies right now. He has put up double-digit points in three of the Grizzlies’ past five games.
Alex Caruso, South Bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers)
Caruso has been a busy man, shuttling back and forth with the squads in South Bay and Los Angeles as of late. While he’s fitting in with the players in L.A., he’s continued to dominate for the Lakers’ NBA G League squad. He went off for 27 points while dropping 10 dimes for South Bay in the Lakers’ 137-114 victory against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on March 10.
Lorenzo Brown, Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors)
Brown, who is coming off an injury suffered back in the beginning of February, made his return for the Raptors 905 in a 106-97 victory on March 10 against the Canton Charge. Brown went for 30 points, while throwing out five assists and grabbing seven boards. He was extremely efficient from the field, shooting 12-for-21 from the field and 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
Ryan Arcidiacono, Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls)
Arcidiacono was named the NBA G League Player of the Week on Monday after helping lead Windy City to a 3-0 record in the past week, while putting up two-straight double-digit assist games in a row. In the Bulls’ most recent game, a 104-100 win over the Lakeland Magic, the Villanova graduate flirted with a triple-double with a career-high 29 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds.