We’re back at it going over some G-League standouts who I believe can make a difference on an NBA team. I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the below players become sought after guys when they make splashes come Summer League. As we see with young guys across the league, all it takes is one opportunity to showcase your abilities.
DJ Carton – Iowa Wolves
DJ Carton is a top 3 point guard in the G-League this year. The 22 year old is playing like a vet right now, as he is throwing down 19 PPG/4.5 RPG/6.5 APG/1.2 SPG on impressive shooting splits of 57/41/78. Carton fits the mold as a perfect backup point guard who can come in and run an offense and provide skill and smarts at a solid size of 6’3″ and 200 lbs. Carton has made drastic improvements across the board in his second year as a professional, and I look to see him be a standout come Summer League and get himself an NBA roster spot.
Donovan Williams – College Park Skyhawks
The 21 year old high flyer from UNLV has been developing at a rapid rate in his first professional season. Williams is averaging 16 PPG on 52/40/63 shooting splits. What stands out is that 40% 3P% is on high attempts of over 4 per game. Shooting like that paired with ELITE athleticism has got to be intriguing to NBA teams. I expect Williams to continue to develop his rebounding and defense (already at 1.5 SPG) as a 6’6″ wing that will allow him to turn into an elite defender and 3&D player in the league.
Louis King – Delaware Blue Coats
Currently on a Two-Way Deal with the 76ers, King has the athleticism, energy, and length to make an impact on an NBA team. The 23 year old has developed his jumper these past few seasons and is now hitting 39% of his 3’s on 6 3PA’s per game! But King’s shooting isn’t the only bright spot in his game. He has turned into a stat sheet stuffer with an impressive line of 16 PPG/4.5 RPG/6 APG/2 SPG. These kind of stats show that King has his fingerprints all over the games and he’s learning how to make an impact outside of scoring – which is the exact type of play that will get King a shot in the league.