January 17, 2017

Buckeyes in the NBA

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Jan. 17, 2017

Mike Conley stuffed the stat sheet, while a pair of Buckeyes put up big numbers against That NBA Team Up North.

National Exposure
Buckeye fans have the opportunity to watch D’Angelo Russell and the Los Angeles Lakers twice on National TV this week. The Lakers are on NBA TV on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET against the Nuggets and on ESPN on Friday, Jan. 20 against the Indiana Pacers.

Mike Conley
Memphis Grizzlies

Averaging 19.0 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds on the year.

Conley put up a monster game Jan. 15 against the Chicago Bulls only to be thwarted by a career night by Doug McDermott and a game winning jumper by Jimmy Butler, 108-104.

Beautiful.

Mike Conley #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/4KwAHb2MfF

— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) January 16, 2017

Kosta Koufos
Sacramento Kings

Koufos, in his ninth season as a pro, is averaging 6.1 points and 5.7 rebounds on the season.

Led the second unit of the Kings with 12 points and eight rebounds in a 100-94 victory over the Pistons Jan. 10.

KOSTA SAID NAH pic.twitter.com/zmRp1nOubH

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) January 11, 2017

D’Angelo Russell
Los Angeles Lakers

Russell is averaging 15.1 points, 4.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds in his sophomore season.

Scored 20 points while adding three assists and seven rebounds in only 26 minutes of action in the Lakers’ 102-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons Jan. 15.

Mozzy throws it down after the give-and-go with D’Angelo. #LakeShow

(📺: @SpectrumSN / @spectdeportes) pic.twitter.com/3Y998CSjZV

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 16, 2017

Jared Sullinger
Toronto Raptors

Has yet to suit up this season after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.

Evan Turner
Portland Trail Blazers

Averaging 9.3 points, 3.3 assists, and 4.0 rebounds on the year running the second unit for the Trailblazers.

Led the Blazers’ second unit with 15 points, two assists and four rebounds in a 115-109 loss to the Orlando Magic Jan. 13.