We’ll verify in periodically on former IU gamers within the NBA all through the 2022-23 season in our “Hoosiers within the NBA” sequence.
With the NBA season coming into its fifth week, it’s time for our first replace.
Eric Gordon – Houston
2022-23 stats (11 video games): 12.9 factors, 3.4 assists, two rebounds in 30.6 minutes per sport.
Gordon has scored in double figures in 10 of the 11 video games he’s performed this season. His season-high of 19 factors got here in a 134-127 win at Orlando on Nov. 7. Gordon made 5 of his eight 3-point makes an attempt within the win.
For the season, the North Central product is taking pictures 36.7 p.c on 3s and 42.8 p.c total from the sector. Gordon is within the third season of a four-year contract in Houston, however subsequent season is just not assured. With the Rockets at 2-11 total and headed towards the NBA draft lottery, Gordon could possibly be a possible commerce chip because the season progresses.
Noah Vonleh – Boston
2022-23 stats (11 video games): 2.1 factors, 3.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per sport
Vonleh discovered his manner again into the NBA with a robust coaching camp and preseason that landed him on the Celtics roster. With Robert Williams sidelined, Vonleh is logging just below 12 minutes per sport via the primary 4 weeks of the season.
Whereas he’s but to attain in double figures this season – he hasn’t tried greater than 4 photographs in a sport – Vonleh has performed double-figure minutes in six video games. He’s been glorious with setting screens and taking part in his function for first yr coach Joe Mazzulla. In Boston’s most up-to-date sport, a 117-108 win at Detroit on Saturday, Vonleh completed with two factors, seven rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes off the bench.
O.G. Anunoby – Toronto
2022-23 stats (14 video games): 17.2 factors, 6.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 35.4 minutes per sport
The perfect former Hoosier within the NBA, Anunoby continues to enhance every season. Whereas Scottie Barnes has struggled and Pascal Siakam is at present sidelined with an harm, Anunoby’s manufacturing has been constant. He’s scored in double figures in 13 of the group’s 14 video games.
Anunoby is taking pictures 47 p.c from the sector and 37.7 p.c from past the 3-point line. He’s additionally averaging a career-high 6.1 rebounds via the primary month of the season.
Romeo Langford – San Antonio
2022-23 stats (7 video games): 4.3 factors, two rebounds in 16.3 minutes per sport
The Spurs are a stunning 6-7 via 13 video games, however Langford has seen a large variation in his minutes from sport to sport. Some nights he’s a DNP and different nights he logs double-figure minutes. Whereas accidents haven’t been a problem this season, Langford is now out as a consequence of well being and security protocols.
Offensively, Langford’s sport continues to lag behind his protection. He’s taking pictures solely 14.3 p.c from 3-point vary this season. His finest offensive output of the season was seven factors in a 107-98 win in opposition to Minnesota on October 30.
Victor Oladipo – Miami
2022-23 stats: Has not performed as a consequence of knee harm
Oladipo inked a one-year deal to return to Miami over the summer season however has not appeared in a sport as a consequence of a knee harm. A transparent timetable for Oladipo’s return has not been introduced. When he can play once more, he’s anticipated to be a key piece off the bench for the Warmth. Final season, he performed in every of Miami’s remaining 15 playoff video games.
Thomas Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers
2022-23 stats: Has not performed as a consequence of thumb harm
Bryant has additionally missed the primary month of the season with an harm. The newest replace is that Bryant shall be reevaluated on Thursday, Nov. 17. When he returns to the ground, he’s anticipated to be within the rotation as a backup on the 5 for the struggling Lakers.
Filed to: Eric Gordon, Noah Vonleh, O.G. Anunoby, Romeo Langford, Thomas Bryant, Victor Oladipo