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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report

Dec. 28, 2017

THE FLATS Derrick Favors records 17 points and 10 rebounds against Golden State … Marcus Georges-Hunt works to continue as a role player for Timberwolves … Jarrett Jack maintains consistency with struggling Knicks … Thaddeus Young continues to work through nagging injuries … All of that and more can be found in this week’s Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report.

and the Utah Jazz continue through a tough stretch of the season, facing off against Golden State and Oklahoma City this week. Despite dropping four of their last five, Favors’ consistent production remains as he recorded 20 points and six rebounds against Denver and 17 points and 10 rebounds against the Warriors on Wednesday. Utah hosts Cleveland on Saturday, Dec. 30.

re-emerged in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ rotation on Dec. 14 when he played 17 minutes, recording five points on 2-of-3 shooting. Since then, his minutes continue to hover around five or six minutes as he continues to prove he can be a “valuable role player” for the team. Georges-Hunt tallied a point, a still and an assist in the 115-106 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 23. Winners of five straight, the Wolves next travel to Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. tipoff on Thursday, Dec. 28.

has been the source of consistency for a struggling Knicks team. The team has lost four of its last five, while Jack has turned in 11 points and eight rebounds against Chicago in the five-point loss while also dishing seven assists against Philadelphia. Despite the lack of wins, Jack has kept his veteran mindset with the team and is still viewing “every game as a gift.” Jack and Co. head to San Antonio to take on the Spurs on Thursday, Dec. 28 with tipoff slated for 8:30 p.m.

continues to recover from a knee injury ultimately required arthroscopic surgery on Dec. 1. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that he is expected to Miss six to eight weeks. Shumpert had missed five of the previous six games before the decision was made.

The Indiana Pacers continue to search for answers as Thaddeus Young continues to work back from a nagging knee and wrist injury. Young struggled against Detroit and Brooklyn, failing to reach double-figures, but seemed to regain his stride against Dallas, scoring 11 points and getting two steals. Young says that while he knows he’s not 100 percent, he can’t think about it: ““You just try to focus at the task at hand, which is winning basketball games.”

 Utah Jazz
 NBA Experience: 
5 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
 Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
 Status: ACTIVE
  12.4 ppg
6.6 rpg
1.5 apg
55.0 FG%
  15-21 overall
10th – 13.5 GB
Streak: L 3
Last 10: 2-8
 Minnesota Timberwolves
 NBA Experience: 
1 season
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2012-16
 Hometown: College Park, Ga.
 Status: ACTIVE
 0.8 ppg
0.1 rpg
0.2 apg
50.0 FG%
 22-13 overall
4th – 6.0 GB
Streak: W 5
Last 10: 8-2
 New York Knicks
 NBA Experience: 
11 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2002-05
 Hometown: Fort Washington, Md.
 Status: ACTIVE
 6.8 ppg
3.5 rpg
6.0 apg
43.3 FG%
 17-17 overall
9th – 9.0 GB
Streak: L 3
Last 10: 5-5
 Cleveland Cavaliers
 NBA Experience: 
4 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2008-11
 Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
 Status: ACTIVE
 4.8 ppg
3.1 rpg
1.3 apg
38.6 FG%
 24-11 overall
3rd – 2.5 GB
Streak: L 2
Last 10: 6-4
 Brooklyn Nets
 NBA Experience: 
8 seasons
 Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
 Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
 Status: ACTIVE
 12.2 ppg
6.0 rpg
2.0 apg
48.7 FG%
 19-16 overall
6th – 7.5 GB
Streak: L 2
Last 10: 5-5


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