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April 2019

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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APRIL 2019 THE WOLVERINE 71   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS and as a result isn't likely to make the club's opening-day roster. He will, however, attempt to earn a call-up from the Red Sox's Triple-A Pawtucket club once the regular-sea- son gets underway. FORMER WOLVERINES ON MLB SPRING TRAINING ROSTERS Through March 17 • Rich Hill (Played at U-M from 2000-02), SP, Los Angeles Dodgers: Has started all four of the games he has pitched in this spring … Registered a 1‑1 record with a 3.27 ERA in 11 innings. • Ryan LaMarre (2008-11), OF, At- lanta Braves: Hitting .286 with no hom‑ ers and two RBI in 16 games played and 21 at‑bats … Compiled an impressive .385 on‑base percentage. • Zach Putnam (2006-08), RP, Boston Red Sox: Failed to make an appearance during spring training due to a ham‑ string injury and was assigned to the Red Sox's minor league camp March 18. • Clayton Richard (2005), SP, To- ronto Blue Jays: Made two star ts among three total appearances, cover‑ ing 10⅔ innings … Owns a 2‑0 record and a 3.38 ERA. The NBA MOE WAGNER SHINES IN FIRST CAREER NBA START Rookie forward Moe Wagner earned his first career start with the Los Angeles Lakers March 9 against Boston, due to mounting injuries the club had been suffering. Los Angeles lost 120-107, but Wagner shined. He poured in a career-high 22 points, shattering his previous per- sonal best of 12. The Berlin native also pulled down six boards and handed out three assists, both of which were career highs as well. Despite having played more than 17 minutes in a game just once all year up to that point, Wagner re- ceived 34 minutes of action and took full advantage of the opportunity. "He looked a little nervous to start," head coach Luke Walton admitted af- terward. "Maybe not nervous, but I think he was probably a little overly excited on some of the stuff. "As he got into the groove of the game and started making the reads and the right plays, it was a good night for him and a great learning experience." "I wouldn't say I was nervous," Wagner chimed in. "It was a good anxiety, and I was obviously happy to hear my name. I've now checked that off my list." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through March 17 • Trey Burke (Played at U-M from 2011-13), PG, Dallas Mavericks: Started seven of the 33 games he ap‑ peared in with the 14‑57 Knicks, before being traded to the 28‑42 Mavericks Jan. 31 … Appeared in 12 contests off the bench for Dallas … Averaging 19.2 minutes, 10.6 points, 2.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game between the two clubs. • Jamal Crawford (1999-2000), SF, Phoenix Suns: Played in 56 games as a reserve for the 17‑54 Suns … Averaging 17.5 minutes, 6.3 points and 3.3 assists per outing, while connecting on 83.1 percent of his free throw attempts. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), SF, Dallas Mavericks: Started all 46 con‑ tests he appeared in with the 14‑57 Knicks, before being traded to the 28‑42 Mavericks Jan. 31 … Started 15 of 17 games since arriving in Dallas … Averaging 31.7 minutes, 18.1 points, 3.4 boards and 2.4 assists per outing between the two teams this season … Shooting 33.9 percent from behind the arc and 84.0 percent from the charity stripe. • Caris LeVert (2012-16), SG, Brook- lyn Nets: Returned Feb. 8 from a leg injury that had kept him out since mid‑ November … Earned the starting nod in 23 of 30 games for the 36‑36 Nets … Averaging 26.9 minutes, 13.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. • Duncan Robinson (2014-18), SF, Miami Heat: Bounced between the 34‑36 Heat and their G‑League affili‑ ate in Sioux Falls, S.D., and has only ap‑ peared in 10 contests (one start) for Miami … Averaging 7.7 minutes, 2.3 points and 1.0 rebound per game, and is connecting on 35.3 percent of his shots from deep. • Glenn Robinson III (2012-14), SF, Detroit Pistons: Started 18 of the 40 contests he has played in with 36‑34 Detroit … Averaging 12.9 minutes, 4.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per outing … Shooting 40.7 percent from the floor and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. • Nik Stauskas (2012-14), SG, Cleve- land Cavaliers: Competed in 44 games with the 42‑27 Trail Blazers, before be‑ ing traded to the 18‑53 Cavaliers Feb. 4 … Shipped off to the 44‑26 Houston Rockets Feb. 7 and then to the 44‑26 Indiana Pacers the same day, before being waived and signing with Cleve‑ land Feb. 11 … Has competed in a total of 57 outings with those five teams … Averaging 5.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.3 minutes per game … Shooting 35.2 percent from behind the arc. Wagner tallied career highs in points (22), rebounds (six) and assists (three) in the Lakers' 120‑107 loss to Boston March 9. PHOTO BY TY NOWELL/LOS ANGELES LAKERS

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