NBA G League Roundup: Grant Riller proves NBA-ready as he helps Legends snap skid
The Texas Legends entered February on a four-game losing streak, including two home defeats to the Mexico City Capitanes. Can the Legends turn the page at the beginning of February? Here is a look at their last two games in the latest G League roundup.
Grant Riller gets hot as Texas Legends turn corner against the Wolves
I hate to be the bearer of bad news for Texas Legends fans, but I don’t think Grant Riller will be around by the end of the season. If he keeps scoring 46 points a game, some NBA team will give him a ten-day contract.
The Legends snap their four-game losing streak against the Iowa Wolves 130-121 as Riller showed he could become a leader on the court and make his baskets. There is nothing else to say about this game other than that Riller is more than ready to see if he can make the next step and be an NBA Player.
The 26-year-old has played in just seven NBA games after being drafted in the second-round in 2020. Riller just needs another chance, and he will get one if his outstanding play continues.
Texas Legends continue winning streak at home against the G League Ignite
The Comerica Center was packed on Feb. 11th as the Legends welcomed the NBA G League Ignite for the first of two games this season. Everyone was disappointed that the projected second overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, Scoot Henderson, was out of the lineup due to a concussion.
That did not stop the Legends from putting on the show for a sell-out crowd. The Legends would go on to win 107-89 over the Ignite as Riller would again lead Texas in scoring with 31 points. James Banks had an 18-point double-double with 12 rebounds in the victory.
The Texas Legends' ability to make their baskets was the critical factor in beating the Ignite. Hopefully, Scoot Henderson will be healthy enough for the March matchup as Legends fans are dying to see how their team plays against the premier talent.
The Legends travel to the west coast as they take on the Ontario Clippers and the Santa Cruz Warriors next week, so stay tuned for all the latest.