Demarcus Holland – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Demarcus Holland

SG – 6’4, 179lbs – Born 2nd March 1994

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Holland has just completed his second season of professional play, and his second in the GLeague after a full debut campaign with the South Bay Lakers that resulted in a summer league stint for the parent club. From an NBA point of view, there is a lot to like in his physical profile.

Despite being small for the shooting guard position, Holland is an excellent athlete with long arms, foot speed and leaping ability. Primarily, he uses these physical advantages to do two things – run the court at every opportunity, and play some very harassing defence.…

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Brandon Fields – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Brandon Fields

PG/SG – 6’4, 195lbs – Born 13th August 1988

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After three years away, Fields came back to the G-League this season, perhaps looking for some stability in a professional career that has thus far taken him to about 176 different countries (give or take). Stability in turn is what he gave Agua Caliente this season at both guard positions.

Never the best shooter with that Eric Gordon-looking release of his, Fields spent more time on the ball this season, looking to find his team mates and playing pick-and-roll/pop with Anthony Bennett. Not quite the explosive athlete he was in his youth, Fields is now more of a prober than the relentless attacker he once was, and as his explosion subsides, he instead looks to pass more on the move now.…

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Anthony Bennett – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Anthony Bennett

PF – 6’8, 235lbs – Born 14th March 1993

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This may have been the year that Anthony Bennett finally became the player he could always have been.

Drafted on account of his perceived combination of size and perimeter skill, Bennett has over the last two seasons become an absolutely excellent shooter. That true shooting percentage of .721% is not being done through dunks. Rather, the vast majority of Bennett’s field goal attempts are jumpers, often from behind the three-point line, and more often than not above the break. Hitting 42.2% from three-point range in parts of four G-League seasons, what was once an ancillary part of his game has now become the core of it.…

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J.J. Avila – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

J.J. Avila

PF – 6’8, 250lbs – Born 11th October 1991

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Notwithstanding the sample size, if Avila can continue to shoot the three-point shot as well as he has done this season, he adds a further dimension to his paint-based interior game, a game that already makes him a threat at this and any comparable professional level.

With a big, wide, strong frame, Avila’s origins are to be found in the paint, where he has skill to go with the size. His slow, languid drives are nevertheless effective, getting to the rim and finishing through contact, and he is also a very good passer on the move.…

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