The G-League is now also in full swing. This year Isaac Bonga will also be there for the South Bay Lakers. SPOX provides you with all the information about the G-League and provides an overview of when the German is playing.
In the NBA G-League – formerly D-League (Development League) – the farm teams of the NBA franchises play in order to enable the young players to play with playing times and match practice. In the long term, the goal is for these talents to move into the squad of the respective NBA team on a permanent basis.
Isaac Bonga begins NBA career in the G-League
After Isaac Bonga was selected in the 2018 draft by the Los Angeles Lakers at position 39 and was allowed to go on the floor in the preseason in purple-and-gold, the German became the South Bay Lakers shortly before the start of the new NBA season, the LA Lakers G-League team.
This is not unusual for a young player. Bonga, who was still active for the Frankfurt Skyliners in the basketball league last season, should develop further in the G-League and collect match practice in order to make the leap into the NBA team at some point.
Bonga made his debut in the G-League against the Stockton Kings. He put down a more than impressive performance with 27 points and 9 rebounds, also at the side of Moritz Wagner.
NBA G-League: The next games for Isaac Bonga and the Lakers
|Sun., November 4th, 1 a.m.||Stockton Kings||El Segundo, CA||106:108|
|Tue., Nov. 6, 4 p.m.||Stockton Kings||Stockton, CA||87:102|
|Sa., 10. November, 2 Uhr||Oklahoma City Blue||Oklahoma City, OK||99:103|
|Tue., Nov. 13, 4 p.m.||Iowa Wolves||El Segundo, CA||119:118|
|Friday, November 16, 3 a.m.||Salt Lake City Stars||Salt Lake City, UT||104:113|
|Sa., 17. November, 4 Uhr||Santa Cruz Warriors||Santa Cruz, CA||89:97|
|Mo., 19. November, 2 Uhr||Salt Lake City Stars||El Segundo, CA||107:92|
|Mi., 21. November, 4 Uhr||Hot Water Clippers||El Segundo, CA||120:125|
|Sa., 24. November, 2 Uhr||Sioux Falls Skyforce||Sioux Falls, SD||112:152*|
|Sun., November 25, 2 a.m.||Sioux Falls Skyforce||Sioux Falls, SD||112:109*|
|Thu., Nov. 29, 4 p.m.||Texas Legends||El Segundo, CA||123:113|
|Sunday, December 2, 2 a.m.||Memphis Hustle||Southaven, MS||96:94|
|Tuesday, December 4, 2 a.m.||Windy City Bulls||Hoffman Estates, IL||107:101|
|Thursday, December 6th, 1 a.m.||Westchester Knicks||White Plains, NY||89:103|
|Sat, December 8, 4 a.m.||Santa Cruz Warriors||El Segundo, CA||120:119**|
|Sun, December 9, 2 a.m.||Erie Bayhawks||El Segundo, CA||127:118**|
|Friday, December 14th, 4 a.m.||Capital City Go-Go||El Segundo, CA||106:109**|
|Sunday, December 16, 2 a.m.||Sioux Falls Skyforce||El Segundo, CA||124:119**|
|Thursday, December 20, 11:30 p.m.||Greensboro Swarm||Las Vegas, NV||90:106|
|Sat., December 22nd, 9 p.m.||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||Las Vegas, NV||97:100**|
|Friday, December 28, 4 a.m.||Memphis Hustle||El Segundo, CA||115:112|
|Sun., December 30, 2 a.m.||Northern Arizona Suns||El Segundo, CA||119:114|
* Bonga was not used due to an injury
** Bonga was not used because he is staying with the Lakers NBA team
The Germans in the NBA G-League
Bonga will initially be the only German in the 2018/19 G-League season. Moritz Wagner was called back to the Lakers NBA team after a short stop in El Segundo, where the South Bay Lakers play their home games.
In the past season Isaiah Hartenstein gained match practice in the NBA G-League and was able to recommend himself for playing time with the Houston Rockets in the current season. In addition to Hartenstein, Tim Ohlbrecht, Paul Zipser and even Dennis Schröder have also played in the NBA G-League in the past.
The G-League as a stepping stone into the NBA
Not only young players, also some NBA veterans have tried the leap (back) into the NBA via the G-League. This season, the former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett will be competing for the Agua Caliente Clippers in the G-League. Brandon Jennings was one of those last season who made a comeback in the NBA thanks to strong performances in the G-League.
Die Teams der NBA G-League 2018/19: Eastern Conference
|Atlantic||Delaware Blue Coats||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Atlantic||Long Island Nets||Brooklyn Nets|
|Atlantic||Maine Red Claws||Boston Celtics|
|Atlantic||Raptors 905||Toronto Raptors|
|Atlantic||Westchester Knicks||New York Knicks|
|Central||Canton Charge||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Central||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||Indiana Pacers|
|Central||Grand Rapids Drive||Detroit Pistons|
|Central||Windy City Bulls||Chicago Bulls|
|Central||Wisconsin Herd||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Southeast||Capital City Go-Go||Washington Wizards|
|Southeast||Erie BayHawks||Atlanta Hawks|
|Southeast||Greensboro Swarm||Charlotte Hornets|
|Southeast||Lakeland Magic||Orlando Magic|
Die Teams der NBA G-League 2018/19: Western Conference
|Midwest||Iowa Wolves||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Midwest||Memphis Hustle||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Midwest||Oklahoma City Blue||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Midwest||Sioux Falls Skyforce||Miami Heat|
|Pacific||Hot Water Clippers||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Pacific||Northern Arizona Suns||Phoenix Suns|
|Pacific||Santa Cruz Warriors||Golden State Warriors|
|Pacific||South Bay Lakers||Los angeles lakers|
|Pacific||Stockton Kings||Sacramento Kings|
|Southwest||Austin Spurs||San antonio spurs|
|Southwest||Rio Grande Valley Vipers||Houston Rockets|
|Southwest||Salt Lake City Stars||Utah Jazz|
|Southwest||Texas Legends||Dallas Mavericks|