The Wolverine

September 2020

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2020 THE WOLVERINE 47   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS trailing only the 51-point performance he put on March 3 against Boston. "Caris LeVert is cold," Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard said af- terward, handing out high praise for the Pickerington, Ohio, native. FORMER WOLVERINES ON NBA ROSTERS Through Aug. 17 • Ignas Brazdeikis (Played at U-M from 2018-19), F, New York Knicks: Spent the majority of the 2019-20 cam- paign with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League … Averaged 1.9 points and 5.9 minutes in nine games with the 21-45 Knicks. • Trey Burke (2011-13), G, Dallas Mavericks: Averaged 5.9 points, 2.1 as- sists, 1.4 rebounds in 13.2 minutes over 25 contests (no starts) with the 43-30 76ers, before being waived Feb. 6 … Signed by the 43-32 Mavericks July 1 and went on to average 12.0 points and 3.8 assists in eight games (one start), while helping them to the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs … Tallied two points, two assists and a re- bound in 20 minutes off the bench in a 118-110 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the opening game of that first round playoff series Aug. 17. • Jamal Crawford (1999-2000), G, Brooklyn Nets: Signed by the 35-37 Nets July 9, and went on to score five points and log three assists in just one regular-season appearance with them … Suffered a hamstring injury and did not see the court in the team's 134-110 loss to Toronto in game one of that first- round playoff series Aug. 17. • Tim Hardaway Jr. (2010-13), G/F, Dallas Mavericks: Finished the regular season by compiling 15.8 points (third on the club) and 3.3 rebounds per game in 71 outings (58 starts) for the 43-32 Mavericks … Connected on 39.8 percent of his three-pointers while helping Dal- las to the playoffs … Scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds in the game one playoff defeat at the hands of the Clippers. • Caris LeVert (2012-16), G, Brook- lyn Nets: Finished the regular season by notching 18.7 points (third-most on the team), 4.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per contest over 45 ap- pearances (31 starts) … Led Brooklyn to the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs … Poured in 15 points, handed out 15 assists and pulled down seven boards in the Nets' 134-110 loss to To- ronto Aug. 17. • Jordan Poole (2017-19), G, Golden State Warriors: Concluded the regular season by totaling 8.8 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in 57 con- tests for the 15-50 Warriors. • Duncan Robinson (2014-18), F, Miami Heat: Averaged 13.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 29.7 minutes per game while starting 68 of the 73 contests he competed in for the 44-29 Heat … His 44.6 three-point percentage was the fourth-best in the NBA … Helped Miami to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Confer- ence playoffs. • Glenn Robinson III (2012-14), F, Philadelphia 76ers: Made his first 48 appearances with the 15-50 Golden State Warriors, posting 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game … Traded to the 43-30 76ers Feb. 6, and went on to rack up 7.7 points and 3.1 boards in 19.3 minutes over 14 games with the club … Helped the team to the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but missed their 109-101 loss to the Celtics in game one of their first-round series due to an oblique injury. • Moritz Wagner (2015-18), F, Wash- ington Wizards: Limited to 45 contests (five starts) in the regular season due to an ankle injury … Recorded 8.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game for the 25-47 Wizards. • D.J. Wilson (2014-17), F, Milwaukee Bucks: Started just one of the 37 con- tests he played in for the 56-17 Bucks, registering 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per contest … Helped Mil- waukee to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The NHL QUINN HUGHES CARRIES REGULAR-SEASON SUCCESS INTO THE PLAYOFFS When the Vancouver Canucks' Quinn Hughes tallied an assist against the St. Louis Blues Aug. 16 in the postseason, he tied the longest playoff point streak ever by a rookie NHL defenseman. The 20-year-old also became just the third rookie defenseman to ever record at least nine points through his first seven postseason contests. "Hughes has become an elite de- fenseman, and he's only just begin- ning his NHL journey," Matthew Zator of ex- plained Aug. 16. "In fact, he probably is a top-five talent already, and that's not an exaggeration either. "His skating, hockey IQ and abil- ity to control the pace of a game is beyond sublime, so it's no wonder that his head coach has given him the keys to the city in his first season." FORMER WOLVERINES ON NHL ROSTERS Through Aug. 17 • Andrew Cogliano (2006-07), C, Dal- las Stars: Concluded the regular season with three goals and 11 points for the 37-32-8 Stars … Appeared in seven post- season contests, but has failed to record a point. • J.T. Compher (2014-16), LW, Colo- rado Avalanche: Accumulated 11 goals and 20 assists in 67 games for the 42-28-8 Avalanche … Compiled two goals and two assists in seven postseason contests. • Kyle Connor (2015-16), LW, Winni- peg Jets: Logged 38 goals and 35 assists in 71 games for the 37-34-6 Jets … His 38 goals led the club and were tied for the sixth most in the NHL, while his 73 points were deadlocked for the 15th most in the sport … Notched one assist in four playoff outings. • Andrew Copp (2013-15), C, Winni- peg Jets: Posted 10 goals and 16 assists in 63 showdowns for the 37-34-6 Jets … Scored two goals in four postseason tilts. • Phillip Di Giuseppe (2011-14), LW, New York Rangers: Recorded one goal and three assists in 20 games for the LeVert opened the playoffs Aug. 17 by scor- ing 15 points, handing out 15 assists and pulling down seven rebounds in a 134-110 loss to the Toronto Raptors. PHOTO BY NATHANIEL BUTLER

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