Devin Sweetney – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019
SF – 6’6, 220lbs – Born 23rd October 1987
Capital City Go-Go
As a pro, Sweetney has played in 10 different countries, for 18 different teams, including a training camp stint with the Denver Nuggets in 2015. He had not however played in the G-League since his first professional season, when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 D-League Draft by the Tulsa 66ers. The 66ers no longer exist and the league has been renamed since then, so that was truly a different era. Nevertheless, Sweetney popped up on the Go-Go’s roster, initially as a local tryout player but sticking around until early February despite being waived and brought back twice, before being waived for good and finishing his season back in Mexico with the Venados de Mazatlan, averaging 20.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. For the Go-Go, Sweetney averaged 3.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 10.1 minutes of 17 games, smashing down dunks in the way that he does but struggling to hit outside shots, also par for the course. He is a very athletic 6’6 wing who runs hard and often and finishes with power, yet who handles little, creates little unless it is born out of his physical profile, and whose defence is free-roaming in nature. It is too late to have upside now, yet he is a decent pro at the right level.
– 20th June, 2019
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