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How former IU basketball players fared in the 2021-22 NBA season – The Daily Hoosier

Seven former IU basketball players played the game at the highest level in the 2021-22 NBA season.

Below, we summarize their performances from the 2021-22 season with NBA stats and ratings, and provide a brief update on each player.

Victor Oladipo –Miami

After a second knee surgery, Oladipo returned to the field on March 7 against the Houston Rockets and played a pivotal role for the Heat down the stretch.

Appearing primarily on the bench in the Heat’s playoffs through the Eastern Conference Finals, Oladipo averaged 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 24.5 minutes per game during the playoffs.

2021-22 YTD statistics (regular season):

Games/Games Started – 8/1

MPG – 21.6
Dot – 12.4
Rebounds – 2.9
Aids – 3.5
Blocks – 0.1
Flights – 0.6
FG% – .479 (career high)
3FG% – .417 (career high)
FT% – .737

Eric Gordon –Houston

Eric Gordon has completed his 14e NBA season and sixth with the Rockets, who finished worst in the league 20-62.

In 57 games played, he averaged 13.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29.3 minutes per game.

With the Rockets having the third overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft and looking to rebuild, it’s certainly possible Gordon will play elsewhere next season. Rumors are circulating that he will be traded.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 57/46

MPG – 29.3
Dot – 13.4
Rebounds – 2.0
Aids – 2.7
Blocks – 0.3
Flights – 0.5
FG% – .475 (career high)
3FG% – .412
FT% – 0.778

OG Anunoby –Toronto

After missing the playoffs a season ago, the Raptors found themselves in the playoffs in part because OG Anunoby posted career numbers in many major statistical categories.

Finishing his fifth year in the NBA, all with Toronto, Anunoby, 24, showed solid play on both sides of the court in the regular season and playoffs. However, various injuries again limited him during the regular season.

Anunoby averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 36.2 minutes per playoff game.

In the six-game first-round playoff series in which they lost to the 76ers, Anunoby played three games with 20+ points. That included back-to-back 26-point efforts in Games 2 and 3.

2021-22 YTD statistics (regular season):

Games/Games Started – 48/48

MPG – 36.0 (career high)
Points – 17.1 (career high)
Rebounds – 5.5 (career tie)
Assists – 2.6 (career high)
Blocks – 0.5
Steals – 1.5 (career tie)
FG% – 0.443
3FG% – .363
FT% – .754

Thomas Bryant -Washington

Last season Bryant suffered a torn ACL to his left knee in the first quarter of a 128-124 loss to the Miami Heat. The injury came at a time when Bryant was beginning to play regular basketball and was averaging career highs in minutes played and points per game.

While not an ideal situation, Bryant has rehabilitated and been able to return to the court this season, seeing the weather both in the starting lineup and coming off the bench.

With the Wizards finishing 12e in the Eastern Conference with a 35-47 record, this season was all about continuing to develop and improve Bryant for the future.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 9/27

MPG – 16.3
Dot – 7.4
Rebounds – 4.0
Aids – 0.9
Blocks – 0.8
Flights – 0.2
FG% – .520
3FG% – .286
FT% – .875 (career high)

Cody Zeller – Free agent

After playing the first eight seasons of his career in Charlotte, Zeller joined the Portland Trail Blazers this season.

The 29-year-old served as a substitute, playing 27 games while averaging 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in just over 13 minutes per game.

However, Zeller was waived by Portland in early February and is currently a free agent.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games started – 27/0

Dot – 5.2
Rebounds – 4.6
Aids – 0.8
Blocks – 0.2
Flights – 0.3
FG% – 0.567
3FG% – .000
FT% – 0.776

Romeo Langford -San Antonio

Langford played well for the Celtics last regular season.

Hoping that good play could continue, Langford started the season playing important minutes off the bench for a Celtics team that made the playoffs.

However, Langford was dealt to the San Antonio Spurs in a trade involving Josh Richardson, Derrick White and a draft pick.

Langford appeared in four games for the Spurs, averaging 2.8 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 10.8 minutes per game.

Cumulative statistics 2021-22:

Games/Games Started – 48/5

MPG – 16.1 (career high)
Points – 4.5 (career high)
Rebounds – 2.3 (career high)
Aids – 0.4
Blocks – 0.3 (career tie)
Steals – 0.5 (career high)
FG% – .435 (career high)
3FG% – .341 (career high)
FT% – .548

Juwan Morgan Boston Celtics

Morgan appeared in one NBA game this season for the Toronto Raptors and 29 games with the Maine Celtics in the G-League before signing a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.

Then, in early April, Morgan signed a multi-year contract with the Celtics.

During their run to the NBA Finals, Morgan played in nine games, averaging 1.7 minutes per game.

2021-22 YTD statistics (regular season):

Games/Games Started – 2/0

MPG – 15.5 (career high)
Points – 2.5 (career high)
Rebounds – 2.0 (career high)
Assists – 0.5 (career high)
Blocks – 0.0
Flights – 0.0
FG% – .667 (career high)
3FG% – .500 (career high)
FT% – SO

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