Northwest Notes: Hill, Campazzo, Covington, Porter Jr.

Thunder guard George Hill‘s right thumb will remain in a hard cast for another week or two, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman tweets. Hill underwent surgery on February 2nd. He hasn’t played since January 24. In 14 games this season, all starts, he has posted averages of 11.8 points and 3.1 assists. Hill is a trade candidate with the Sixers among the teams reportedly interested in the veteran.

We have more from the Northwest Division:

  • Nuggets backup guard Facundo Campazzo and rookie Markus Howard have been added to the team’s injury report due to contact tracing, according to Mike Singer of The Denver Post. Both players are likely out through the All-Star break, though the Nuggets could appeal. Campazzo is doubtful to play against Chicago on Monday. He’s averaging 5.5 PPG and 2.3 APG in 16.3 MPG in his first NBA season.
  • Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington, the NBA’s lone player from a Historically Black College and University, is expected to take part in the Skills Challenge prior to All-Star Game, according to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears. Covington attended Tennessee State is the only active player from a Historically Black College and University. The league is highlighting HBCUs on All-Star Weekend.
  • Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is establishing himself as part of a Big Three with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, Singer writes in a separate story. The young forward is averaging 16.0 PPG and 7.8 RPG over the last six games and is focusing on trying to become a more complete player.
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6 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Hill, Campazzo, Covington, Porter Jr.

  1. Jason Lancaster

    Ah yes, the old “six games prove he has an entirely different mindset” story about MPJ.

    Don’t get me wrong, the kid is talented and has a very high ceiling. But six games does not prove a new mindset.

    • Cap & Crunch

      I find him eerily similar to Kyle Kuzma

      Great talent, and when its going right it has WOW factor, but all too often I think both players get caught up in their own heads and you are left a bit puzzled .

      When you are option C at best, mind games can get tough to work thru, when your A or B you get enough usage for everything to work itself out naturally with time

      They both seem to have the personalities that would probably have No problem scoring 20+ on a bad team each night, neither is in that situation Rn, any complaints they have should be kept behind closed doors until its “their” time

  2. Cap & Crunch

    Man they are lucky they dont give out least improved player award…Cov would get 1st 2nd and 3rd this year ….Zero clue what happened…..seemed to be trending up last couple of years with room for more growth

    • phillyballers

      Hes shooting less, and shooting worse. Had 2 more made FG and 1 more made 3pt last season per game in the same time. The shots aren’t there in Portland.

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