Call this the week of the floor general. This week’s Two-Way Tracker features three point guards who are each crafty in their own special way. Some score, others push the pace. Other point guards aim to distribute, and there are some who make their mark by serving as a hound on the defensive end to spark new offensive possessions. The group of top notch Two-Way Players highlighted here boast a variety of such skills, ensuring they have success on the hardwood on a nightly basis.
BayHawks / Pelicans: Gray Continues To Put Up Eye-Popping Numbers
At this point, there’s no doubt about it: this man simply can’t be stopped. Josh Gray has done it all, coming off a recent stretch of three consecutive games of at least 20 points and 10 assists. He’s currently riding a strong defensive streak, with at least four steals in each of his last four games. He’s becoming such an offensive threat, however, that opposing teams are struggling to contain him. The 26 year old is a conductor who can shoot the lights out, drive to the basket, and find teammates in transition when the defensive comes swarming in. Over his last five games, Gray is averaging 28 points, 9 assists, and 4 steals.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) December 6, 2019
Pacers / Mad Ants: Mitrou-Long Taking Command Of The Troops On The Floor
Naz Mitrou-Long has garnered extra attention as of late due to two triple-doubles in his last four games. To put this impressive feat into perspective, the guard owns two of three triple-doubles to happen in the NBA G League all season long (Jawun Evans has the other). Over that same aforementioned stretch, Mitrou-Long has averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 9 assists, proving that once you light a match, the sparks just keep on coming. He continues to hover around triple-double numbers, leaving his fingerprints all over the box score each and every night.
Orlando / Lakeland Magic: Magette Is A Veteran Presence Still At The Top Of His Game
At 30 years old, Josh Magette has been dropping dimes in the NBA G League for quite some time, recently racking up his 60th career double-double. Like fine wine, however, this guard is seemingly getting better with age. Lakeland is 6-2 this season whenever their leading man steps onto the court. In his last three games, Magette has turned up the heat even more, averaging 25 points, 10 assists, 3 steals, and has hit at least four shots from deep in every contest. As a Two-Way Player hoping to get more looks in Orlando, this notable veteran has undoubtedly become more of the aggressor on offense as of late.
18 PTS | 15 REB | 5 REB | 4 STL | 4 👌 on Friday
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) December 7, 2019
SHINING AT THE NEXT LEVEL
Golden State / Santa Cruz Warriors: Bowman’s Role Keeps Increasing
Still yet to appear in a game for Santa Cruz this season, Ky Bowman has more than cemented his role in the NBA and his Two-Way clock is ticking. All the while, he continues to make himself valuable, receiving increased playing time with each passing game for Golden State. In his last four contests, the guard is averaging 9.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1 steal in 28 minutes per game.
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
San Antonio / Austin Spurs: Eubanks Slams One Home For NBA Fans
This week’s top Two-Way play comes from someone who received some shine at the next level. Spurs Two-Way Player Drew Eubanks came charging through the lane to throw down the emphatic dunk below.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) December 1, 2019