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Pro Jacket Report - January 19th, 2018

Double-double week!

Indiana Pacers v Portland Trail Blazers
Thaddeus Young is a big man.
Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images

Welcome to From the Rumble Seat’s weekly look at the Yellow Jackets in professional basketball.

National Basketball Association:

Marcus Georges-Hunt - Minnesota Timberwolves: On one hand, he didn’t play much this week. On the other hand, he has a guaranteed contract. There are worse places to be in the shifting sands of the National Basketball League. He saw action in two games this week, finding the basket once and pulling in one rebound.

Derrick Favors - Utah Jazz: Trade rumors continue to follow the Jazz big man. After missing a game last week, he came back strong, including a double-double on the road in Sacramento. His minutes, a key indicator when coming back from injury, are right around his average, and he continues to be a force on the boards. If he does wind up getting traded, he will undoubtably provide a solid contribution down low for whichever of his many suitors lands him.

Thaddeus Young - Indiana Pacers: Culminating in a double-double in Portland last night, Young has played fantastically this week. An uptick to 14 rebounds in a single night is gravy when he is putting up solid peripherals as well. His numbers are up across the board, and his improved shooting percentage has led him to double figures in each of his last seven games. Indiana has won five of those seven games, climbing up to sixth place in the Eastern Conference in the process.

Jarrett Jack - New York Knicks: Until a trip across town to Brooklyn earlier in the week, Jack was on a tear. After finally hitting his stride, following up last week’s triple-double and a stellar 22 point, 8 assist outing against New Orleans, he was largely a non-entity this week. Though his assists are steady, his six total points, a decrease larger than his drop in minutes would indicate, led to a relatively unproductive week for the veteran point guard. With notable teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. coming back from injury, look for the assists to stay solid if Jack can keep his playing time steady.

Iman Shumpert - Cleveland Cavaliers: Shumpert is still on the shelf with a left knee injury, but is closer to returning to regular play.

Pro Jackets 2017-18

Player League/Country Team Years at Tech
Player League/Country Team Years at Tech
Derrick Favors NBA Utah Jazz 2009-10
Marcus Georges-Hunt NBA Minnesota Timberwolves 2012-16
Jarrett Jack NBA New York Knicks 2002-05
Iman Shumpert NBA Sacramento Kings 2008-11
Thaddeus Young NBA Indiana Pacers 2006-07
Alade Aminu France Nanterre 92 2005-09
Quinton Stephens Italy Fiat Torino 2013-17
Gani Lawal Turkey Karesi Spor 2007-10
Stephon Marbury China Beijing Fly Dragons 1995-96
Jeremis Smith Sudamericana Aguada 2004-08
Will Bynum N/A Yeşilgiresun Belediye 2004-05

What say you about the professionals this week?