Wisconsin Herd Players are getting their numbers called by NBA teams.
Right now, there are 70 players on the COVID list. Adam Silver has instituted new rules that allow NBA teams to sign one replacement player for each player on the COVID list.
While other teams are looking at veteran NBA guys like Joe Johnson, a few teams have looked the way of Herd players for 10-day hardship contracts. Below are the Herd players who are getting another shot in the NBA.
So far this season for the Herd, no one has averaged more minutes than Tucker. He has made the most of that time with a 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game stat line in 13 games.
His spectacular play so far this season has caught the attention of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Guard Rayjon Tucker has played for The Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz in the past.
Jemerrio Jones is heading back to the Los Angeles Lakers. So far this season, he has averaged 6.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Jones has seen some success in the G-League, in the 2019-20 season he was the only player who had 500 rebounds and 150 assists.
He spent time with the Lakers in 2018-2019 and averaged 4.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. He quickly became a fan favorite, so hopefully he can recapture some of that magic with the minutes he is sure to get.
The Brooklyn Nets signed Forward Wenyen Gabriel top a 10-day hardship contract. In the G League for the Herd, he has averaged 13.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. He leads the team in rebounds per game, and has started 10 out of the 12 games he has played in.
Gabriel also spent time in the NBA with the Trail Blazers, Pelicans and Kings. He played in 51 games for Trail Blazers, and played a role in the game 1 win in the bubble playoffs against the Lakers.
With COVID showing no signs of slowing down in the NBA, we will keep you updated if any other Herd players get the call up.
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