Corey Henderson – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Corey Henderson

SG – 6’5, 190lbs – Born 1st August 1995

   Austin Spurs   

Henderson’s first professional season started with a spot on the Austin roster for training camp via a local tryout, but was waived early when Nick Johnson became available to return. It appears as though he did not play elsewhere. Henderson is a particularly shooty shooting guard, with a .731% three-point rate as a senior, plenty of clutch baskets, and a propensity for shooting from Stephen Curry-range. He …

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Jeff Coby – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Jeff Coby

PF – 6’8, 227lbs – Born 4th February 1994

   Austin Spurs   

Beginning his second professional season with an unexpected training camp contract from New York – admittedly lasting only seven days before being waived – Coby managed only one day longer than that with the Knicks’ G-League affiliate Westchester before being cut again. He was latterly picked up by the Spurs for a couple of weeks as cover for Travis Trice and John Holland while they went off …

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Demetri McCamey – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Demetri McCamey

PG – 6’3, 205lbs – Born 21st February 1989

   Austin Spurs   

McCamey has spent three of the past four seasons with the Spurs now, yet the player he was as a senior at Illinois seems to be a thing of the past.

The McCamey of back then was an excellent spot-up shooter (an enormous 1.634 points per possession) who, while he did not move the opposing half court defence around like other lead guards out there, passed well …

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Connor Burchfield – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Connor Burchfield

SG – 6’4, 180lbs – Born 6th April 1994

   Austin Spurs   

In his first professional season out of William and Mary, Burchfield moved around. He signed early with Juventus in Lithuania, was cut after two months just before the season began, was drafted by the Spurs with the penultimate pick in the first round of the G-League Draft, lasted two further months, before latterly spending 13 days with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and 11 days with the Greensboro …

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Josh Huestis – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Josh Huestis

SF/PF – 6’7, 230lbs – Born 19th December 1991

   Austin Spurs   

Coming out of college, although he had scored 11.2 points per game as a senior, Huestis had yet to establish what kind of offensive player he was. Sometimes he played in the post, sometimes he spotted up from the perimeter, yet in neither case did he stand out. Instead, Huestis was a defence -first player, a rebounder and a shot blocker, who scored through cuts, put-backs and …

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

John Holland

SG/SF – 6’5, 205lbs – Born 6th November 1988

   Austin Spurs   

Holland initially began this past season on the second year of the two-way contract with which he began the 2017-18 campaign, but was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers in favour of Andrew Harrison. When Harrison himself was then replaced by Jaron Blossomgame a month later, it was largely Holland who filled Blossomgame’s spot with the Spurs. They do things quite differently, though.

Offensively minded, Holland is a …

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Jordan Green – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Jordan Green

SG – 6’5, 191lbs – Born 5th May 1993

   Austin Spurs   

Since leaving the Texas A&M basketball team in 2015, Green has a spotty CV, barely playing save for a brief local tryout spot with the Erie BayHawks over his first two professional campaigns, before making the Spurs roster via the same tryout route to begin the 2017-18 season. That time, it worked, as Green has now been on the team for two full years.

In an era …

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Amida Brimah – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Amida Brimah

C – 6’10, 230lbs – Born 11th February 1994

   Austin Spurs   

After four years at UConn, the book on Brimah was written a long time ago. Long, athletic shot blocker, looks smooth, limited offensively, prone to fouling. Given the prolific nature of his shot blocking ability, the question was whether he could iron out the kinks over time and maximise the value of this one unteachable skill. The answer thus far:….sort of.

Having completed his second consecutive season …

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Devon Bookert – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Devon Bookert

PG – 6’3, 195lbs – Born 27th January 1993

   Austin Spurs   

In the three years since he graduated from Florida State, Bookert has spent two years on the cusp of the G-League, some time in the Czech Republic and one year unsigned. Twice he has been drafted – 75th overall by Rio Grande Valley last year, 42nd by Capital City this year – yet neither time has he made it out of camp. He was called up to …

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Dejuan Blair – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Dejuan Blair

PF/C – 6’8, 270lbs – Born 22nd April 1989

   Austin Spurs   

Three years removed from his last stint in the NBA, and the veteran Blair is still trying to get back in it.

Blair has had short G-League stints in two of the last three seasons, yet this season he landed a spot only by going via the draft mechanism. Blair was drafted with the 107th pick in the 2018 G-League Draft; to put that into some context, …

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Travis Bader – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Travis Bader

SG – 6’5, 190lbs – Born 2nd July 1991

   Austin Spurs   

Bader returned to the G-League this January after three and a half years away, time which he had spent in Lithuania, Italy and Greece. In his time away, he has actually been working to reduce his three-point rate. Whereas most players increase theirs over time, Bader – who came out of Oakland in 2014 as an out-and-out off-ball shooting specialist – has lowered his three-point rate from …

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Terry Maston – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Terry Maston

SF/PF – 6’8, 225lbs – Born 4th September 1995

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

Picked up for a month after being waived by the team that drafted him, the Stockton Kings, Maston played only 3 minutes in 3 games before being waived. He latterly joined the Saint John Riptide in the NBL Canada, averaging 19.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 blocks and 2.7 turnovers in 31.5 minutes of 27 games to close out the season. With long arms, smooth …

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Ryan Boatright – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Ryan Boatright

PG – 5’11, 170lbs – Born 27th December 1992

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

Boatright started the season with Agua Caliente through a local tryout spot, was traded to the Texas Legends in December for J.J. Avila, then left in January to finish the season with Unicaja Malaga in Spain. He played well for Malaga, averaging 7.3 points, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals in only 14 minutes per game in 8 ACB contests to close out the season, yet a …

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Evan Taylor – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Evan Taylor

SG – 6’5, 204lbs – Born 11th April 1996

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

There is always plenty of room in the college game for the defensive specialist who rarely scores. Be it at point guard, on the wing or in the frontcourt, it is a fairly normal sight; after all, the talent thins out considerably after the top few teams, even in the lower ends of the power conferences. Such players are genuinely helpful, but their professional prognosis is …

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Desi Rodriguez – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Desi Rodriguez

SF/PF – 6’6, 240lbs – Born 23rd March 1996

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

6’6 and 240lbs are not the usual sort of measurements you will see at this level. But then, Desi Rodriguez is not the usual sort of player.

A favourable interpretation of his skill set would highlight his versatility. Rodriguez can both face up and back down; while never the best spot-up jump shooter, and even less of one off the dribble, Rodriguez is nevertheless best when …

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Tyler Roberson – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Tyler Roberson

PF – 6’9, 227lbs – Born 27th November 1994

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

Roberson rejoined the Clippers in January after having initially moved to Greece to begin the season, catching on with defending Basketball Champions League champions AEK Athens. If you or your loved ones fancy reading more about AEK Athens’ title defence and the compelling protagonists within it, then why not all gather around the fireside and read this scintillating piece of online content from a tremendous author …

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Ray McCallum – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Ray McCallum

PG – 6’3, 190lbs – Born 12th June1991

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

McCallum joined the Clippers in February after beginning the season with Turkish team Darussafaka, with whom he had averaged 9.4 points and 4.1 assists per game in EuroLeague play, his second consecutive season in the world’s second-best league. Of course, his –24 net rating in EuroLeague play speaks to how well both his and Darussafaka’s season went up there; back in the EuroLeague after a year away, …

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Marc Loving – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Marc Loving

SF/PF – 6’8, 220lbs – Born 16th September 1994

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

Loving has an enviable physical profile. Standing 6’8 with very long arms, he has a long languid stride, leaping ability and some straight-line speed, looking every inch the prototype NBA forward when measured solely athletically.

It is therefore a shame that he has yet to discover quite what to do with it. Loving’s game unfortunately is not so much categorised by that athleticism as it is …

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Manu Lecomte – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Manu Lecomte

PG – 5’11, 175lbs – Born 16th August 1995

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

In Lecomte’s first professional season – one which subsequently saw him sign with Spanish team Murcia after the G-League season ended – Lecomte showed the same package of offensive skills he had for two years at Miami, two years at Baylor, and a decade with Belgium.

To overcome such a small stature relies upon great quickness and excellent shot-making ability. Lecomte has both, and to shoot …

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

Demarcus Holland

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

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

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 …

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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

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

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 …

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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

   Agua Caliente Clippers   

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 …

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Michael Bethea Jr – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Michael Bethea Jr

SG/SF – 6’6, 185lbs – Born 22nd January 1995

   Grand Rapids Drive   

Bethea’s circuitous route to the pros included a year at Grambling State, who had gone winless over Division 1 competition in two of the three previous seasons. On a team needing any help it can get, Bethea – a junior by this time – scored only 5.3 points per game on 29.9% from the field and 25.6% from three-point range. He then moved again, this …

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Johnny Hamilton – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Johnny Hamilton

C – 7’0, 230lbs – Born 3rd February 1994

   Grand Rapids Drive   

Hamilton joined the Drive after summer league and training camp stints with the parent Detroit Pistons, who recognised the potential in the late-blooming big man. With a very solid first professional season behind him, their opinion looks vindicated.

The former Virginia Tech Hokie transferred to Texas-Arlington for his senior season, whereupon he put in big numbers to establish his professional credentials. A very smooth athlete for …

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Shep Garner – 2018-19 G-League Player Profile
June 20th, 2019

Shep Garner

PG/SG – 6’2, 196lbs – Born 6th December 1996

   Grand Rapids Drive   

Garner made the Drive’s roster via the local tryout route, and survived for the entire season. He joined them in his first professional campaign after a senior year in which he was almost completely divested of any on-the-ball, inside-the-arc responsibilities, and was instead empowered to gun up the shots. And that, he did.

As a senior, Garner shot 7.1 three-point attempts per game, compared to only …

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