The NBA G League season is in full swing and many of the well-regarded prospects across the league are becoming increasingly more comfortable in dominant roles. This week’s Two-Way Player features three players who are utilizing their offensive gifts for the good of their team’s scoring needs and two players who are making headlines in other ways.
NBAGLeague.com’s Two-Way Tracker will provide weekly updates on the development of players signed to two-way NBA contracts throughout the 2019-2020 season.
Sacramento / Stockton Kings: Kyle Guy Is Pouring In The Points From Long Range
This reigning NCAA champion has taken his talents to the NBA G League this season, and continues to be prolific from deep. Guy has scored at least 22 points in five of his six appearances on the campaign so far. Things are seemingly heating up by the second with the sharpshooter averaging 24.2 points and 5.7 assists per game, all the while hitting five from deep per game over his last three contests. He’s clutch. Guy is well seasoned as it relates to performing under high-pressured moments. He doesn’t shy away from the bright lights, and such confidence will surely continue to aid him in Stockton.
Pelicans / BayHawks: Josh Gray Making Strides In This Elevated Role
Gray is a veteran of NBA G League competition, but things have certainly changed since he was in the minor league last. He’s taken things to another level, with a killer instinct all along the perimeter. After scoring 28 points in his season debut on November 8, Gray returned with even more added gusto this past week. He tallied an early NBA G League season scoring-high 41 points on November 20. But fear not, Gray is by no means an one-tricky pony, also adding eight assists and three steals. He’s a rather pure floor general who can create his own offense, and then, in turn, find open teammates whenever the defense comes swarming his way.
Celtics / Red Claws: Tacko Fall Living Up To Larger Than Life Reputation
The Red Claws have moved to 4-0, and Tacko Fall is a big reason why. He’s averaged 16 points on an eye-popping 77.1% from the field, paired with 8.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks in his last three contests. More impressive is the fact that the big man has produced at this high clip, all while not yet playing more than 28 minutes in a single given game. Talk about efficiency. At 7’5″ and 311 pounds, Fall is using his size and stature to his advantage as he continues to dominate against opposing defenses down on the low block.
SHINING AT THE NEXT LEVEL
Golden State / Santa Cruz Warriors: Bowman Laying Down Groundwork For Steady Future
After some early season success, Ky Bowman is truly getting comfortable as he carves out a consistent role for himself in Golden State. Over his last three appearances, the guard has averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 assists and 1 steal. As his skills look more polished and his numbers continue to increase, so should the likelihood that he remains with the Warriors on a more regular basis moving forward.
After playing with the Dubs at Summer League, Ky Bowman signed his two-way contract with the team.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) August 8, 2019
TWO-WAY PLAY OF THE WEEK
Orlando/Lakeland Magic: BJ Johnson Serves As The Human Highlight
When given a clear runway, BJ Johnson didn’t hesitate one bit before taking flight. This awing 360 slam landed him on SportsCenter’s Top 10.