April 4, 2017

Buckeyes in the NBA


April 4, 2017

It was a battle of former Buckeyes this week as Kosta Koufos and the Kings squared off with Mike Conley and the Grizzles to start the week. The week culminated Sunday night as Mike Conley and the Grizzles squared off against D’Angelo Russell’s Lakers.

National Exposure
Buckeye fans have the opportunity to watch Evan Turner and the Blazers play the Timberwolves on Thursday night (10:30 p.m. ET / TNT). D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers play Minnesota on Sunday night (9:30 p.m. / NBA TV).

Mike Conley
Memphis Grizzlies

Averaging 20.5 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.6 rebounds on the year.

In the first Buckeye vs. Buckeye matchup Monday night Conley scored 22 points and added nine assists as the Grizzles fell one point short of defeating the Kings 91-90.

Conley put up 20 points, 12 assists and three rebounds Sunday night in his showdown against D’Angelo Russell as the Grizzles fell 108-103.

.@mconley11 had another great game last night putting up a game-high 28pts, 5reb, 6ast, 1stl & 1blk & led the team to victory! pic.twitter.com/8YYh8cVKi3

— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 1, 2017

Kosta Koufos
Sacramento Kings

Koufos, in his ninth season as a pro, is averaging 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds on the season.

The veteran Koufos was held out of two games on the week, while only suiting up for the showdown with Mike Conley Monday night.

Koufos scored 11 points while grabbing five boards and adding three blocks and two steals in his lone action of the week Monday night as the Kings defeated Mike Conley and the Grizzles 91-90.

D’Angelo Russell
Los Angeles Lakers

Russell is averaging 15.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in his sophomore season.

Russell scored 28 points, adding five assists and six rebounds against Mike Conley and the Grizzles to take the 108-103 victory Sunday night.

#3Angelo ties it up at 60! pic.twitter.com/GfdoXyTB8V

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 2, 2017

Jared Sullinger
Free Agent

Sullinger was waived by the Phoenix Suns Friday, one day after being acquired in a trade from the Toronto Raptors before the trade deadline.

Sullinger is eligible to participate in the playoffs if signed this season.

Evan Turner
Portland Trail Blazers

Averaging 9.1 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds on the season.

Turner scored 18 points, adding two assists and two steals in the Trailblazers’ 130-117 victory over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night.

Six in a row.
Nine out of ten.
2.5 game cushion for the eight seed. pic.twitter.com/cn3CG96vQG

— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 2, 2017