Wolverines Domestic - like a "Yanks Abroad" article only not USMNT player performance in International Soccer leagues, Wolverines in the NBA. So basically, just a quick little recap of the NBA goings-on regarding former Wolverines for people who don't follow the NBA.
Trey Burke (Washington Wizards)
This Week: Sat out this past Wednesday's game due to an ambiguous "personal reasons" description. That said, he hasn't played in Washington's last four games. The Wizards are surging and Burke currently sits fourth on the PG depth chart behind John Wall, recent arrival of Brandon Jennings and Thomas Satoransky. Burke status was listed as a DNP-C (Coaches Decision) for yesterday's game against Orlando. Barring injury or dramatic change, Burke is likely done contributing in any manner this season.
Nik Stauskas (Philadelphia 76ers)
This Week: Nik Stauskas scored a season-high 24 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday. This, obviously, was one of Stauskas' best performances on the season. He's currently enjoying a little additionally time with Gerald Henderson down for injury. That said, Stauskas' quality performance is on the heels of a start Friday that saw him net just five points against the Knicks while backup Justin Anderson grabbed 19. Up and down is pretty much Stauskas' season right now and he's going to need to take advantage of these opportunities if he wants to hold off Anderson.
Tim Hardaway Jr (Atlanta Hawks)
This Week: THJ scored a career high 36 points in a 135-130 loss to the Cavs on Friday, netting 5 3-pointers along the way. THJ backed it up with a 24 point outing on 9 of 16 (4 3PT) in a one point loss to the Pacers on Sunday, leading all scorers. Two big outings for THJ after being relegated back to the bench with the return of Thabo Sefolosha from injury to the Hawks starting lineup. We'll see how the Hawks look to manage this system as Hardaway has now scored in double-figures for 17 straight games and topped 30 minutes in his last two.
Glenn Robinson III (Indiana Pacers)
This Week: GR3 hit the game-winning triple against THJ's Atlanta Hawks on Sunday and finished the game with 11 points, 3 3PTs, 4 RB, 1 S, 1 B and 1 A. Robinson is coming off the bench again after a couple starts while CJ Miles was down for injury. After averaging over 20 minutes in his previous four, Robinson topped 20 on Sunday for the first time in three games.
Caris Levert (Brooklyn Nets)
This Week: Levert is currently the starting 2 guard for the lowly Nets. Levert's emergence has been one of the few bright spots for the Nets this season and he's been filling the stat sheet up with solid performances in a number of different offensive categories and on defense. Levert started the week with a 13 points, 7 reb and 3 stl effort in a rare Nets win over the Kings and ended his week with a career high 6 assists in a loss to Portland on Saturday.
Jamal Crawford (Los Angeles Clippers)
This Week: At 37 years old Crawford is still hanging on, but his usage for LA (as well as his production) has been pretty up and down. That said, Crawford had a resurgence on Saturday scoring 25 (10 of 17) in a win over the Bulls. CP3 was down earlier in the season which saw a nice little run for Crawford, now that Paul is back, Crawford will likely return to his role as a team leader and hopeful fire-starter off the bench.