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Pro Blue Hoops: 30-point performances abound

Multiple former Wolverines had 30 point nights this week in NBA action.

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards Photo by Kenny Giarla/NBAE via Getty Images

Several former Michigan Wolverines had 30-point performances this week, by far the most we’ve seen on the year. We also got to witness one alumni celebrating a Rose Bowl win prior to going to work. All in all, it was a great week to be a Wolverine.

Here’s how each of the former Wolverines in the NBA fared this week. Note that the statistics are as of Monday, Jan. 1.

Franz Wagner, F, Orlando Magic

21.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 4.0 APG in 32 games

Wagner exploded this week for the Michigan Magic/Orlando Wolverines. He scored 24+ points in all four matchups for the Magic, including a season-high 32 points on Friday night against the Knicks. He also tallied nine rebounds and a whopping four steals in that same game. Wagner has been incredibly efficient of late, shooting 52 percent on the week and getting to the free throw line repeatedly.

Tim Hardaway Jr., G, Dallas Mavericks

17.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.7 APG in 30 games

Hardaway Jr. had a mixed bag of results this week, however the highs were very high. On Wednesday against Cleveland, he scored 14 points but shot just 30 percent from the field. However, on Thursday in Minnesota he tied his season-high in scoring with 32 points on 11-of-19 shooting including five triples. He now sits at seventh in the league at made three-pointers.

Duncan Robinson, F, Miami Heat

14.6 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.2 APG in 30 games

Robinson had a quieter week this week but he wasn’t bad. On Monday against Philadelphia, he canned five three-pointers and scored 16 points in a 119-113 victory. He followed that up with a rough shooting night in Golden State as he went just 2-for-11 from the field to score five points. Fortunately, he had a nice bounce-back game in Utah where he stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two steals.

He also celebrated Michigan’s Rose Bowl victory, just like the rest of us:

Jordan Poole, G, Washington Wizards

17.2 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 3.7 APG in 31 games

The Wizards played a jam-packed schedule this week with four games in six days. Poole exploded onto the scene in the first game last Tuesday with 30 points against Orlando in a surprisingly efficient shooting night (11-for-20). Unfortunately, things unraveled a bit the rest of the week. Poole scored a season-low five points on Friday night against Brooklyn in just 25 minutes.

Caris LeVert, G, Cleveland Cavaliers

15.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.9 APG in 24 games

LeVert had an absolutely fascinating week. He appeared in just two contests but had wildly different results. On Wednesday in Dallas, he scored a season-high 29 points while shooting 6-for-11 from three. It was the first time he’s made more than four three-pointers in a game all season. LeVert also chipped in seven assists. On Friday against Milwaukee, LeVert experienced the exact opposite as he shot 3-for-14 from the field and 0-for-6 from deep. He scored just six points in 28 minutes in a 119-111 loss.

Moritz Wagner, C, Orlando Magic

11.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 1.2 APG in 32 games

Unfortunately, Wagner had his minutes cut slightly this week as he never crested 20 minutes on the court in any of Orlando’s four games. With that, Wagner’s production also dropped as he scored 11, two, seven and five points respectively. However, he did pick up 11 rebounds in a win over New York on Friday.

Isaiah Livers, F, Detroit Pistons

4.6 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.2 APG in 16 games

The losing streak is over in Detroit! It nearly ended on Thursday night in Boston as Livers scored nine points in 23 minutes but the Pistons fell in overtime. In the game that ended it against the Raptors, Livers played 17 minutes but was mostly a non-factor. He scored three points, picked up an assist, and a rebound.

Moussa Diabate, F, Los Angeles Clippers

3.0 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 0.4 APG in 9 games

Diabate did not make an appearance but was called up to the active roster prior to New Year’s Day.

Caleb Houstan, F, Orlando Magic

3.3 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 0.4 APG in 23 games

Houstan’s increased minutes continued this week as he was given 26 minutes against Philadelphia and 21 minutes against New York. Unfortunately, he was bottled up for much of the week. The Wizards, Knicks, and Suns all held Houstan scoreless while he was able to put up seven points against the 76ers. It will be interesting to monitor his minutes moving forward.

Jett Howard, G, Orlando Magic

1.6 PPG, 0.4 RPG, 0.3 APG in 9 games

Howard made another appearance this week in NBA action. He played just one minute, but did hit a triple on Wednesday against Philadelphia.

Kobe Bufkin, G, Atlanta Hawks

0.5 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 0.0 APG in 2 games

Bufkin began his rehab assignment with the College Park Skyhawks. He started off with a bang as he scored 34 points in his debut. He is now averaging 32 points per game in the G League. Not a bad way to start.