Isaac Bonga showed another strong performance for the Toronto Raptors 905 farm team and recommended himself for service time in the NBA. Against the Long Island Nets, the goalie had 30 points and made 10 of his 16 shots, but he also couldn’t prevent the 110: 114 loss.
Bonga sank 3 of 6 lines, all of his 4 free throws and also grabbed 8 rebounds, including 5 on the offensive board. Again and again he attacked the basket and closed it with a high percentage. It wasn’t enough for the win, although the 905ers still led 110: 102 with just under three minutes to go. The last 12 points went to the Nets, Bonga no longer took a deal.
The notable man on the winning team was Cameron Thomas, who finished the game with 46 points (17/32 FG). In the dying minutes, he made three straight throws and stayed freezing on the free throw line. Brooklyn picked the guard in 29th place in the last draft, and in the NBA, the 19-year-old didn’t go over ten missions with an average of 5.5 minutes.
In the end, Bonga received too little support from the Raptors, the top scorers after the German were Reggie Perry (20), Kevon Harris (15) and Obediah Noel (14). So far, in four games for the G-League team, Bonga has scored 22.8 points, succeeds 55% from the field, 42.9% from range and also has 9.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists. decisive. The Development League season opened on November 5 with the so-called Showcase Cup, a 14-game tournament that will end shortly before Christmas. The regular season begins December 27.
Bonga: Guaranteed contract – competition is high
Bonga joined the Toronto Raptors in August after the Wizards withdrew the qualifying offer after two years, making him an unrestricted free agent. In 2018, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round in 29th place. By October, it was clear that Bonga had survived delisting and his contract was guaranteed.
Due to the great competition on the wing with Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, No.4 Scottie Barnes or Yuta Watanabe, Bonga has only been active three times in short appearances for the Canadiens in the NBA, never more than three. minutes. He was able to accumulate a bit more match training during the preseason and at least recommend himself for a contract.