EL SEGUNDO (18 March 2019) – South Bay Lakers guard Scott Machado has been named the NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 11 through Sunday, March 17, the league announced today.
There’s no one that can stop him.@_ScottMachado scored a career-high 4️⃣0️⃣ points at Wisconsin on Monday night and has shot 60% from the field in his last 5️⃣ games. 🔥 #SBLakers https://t.co/q0XmKQYbOR pic.twitter.com/lAAgtS4h5k
— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) March 13, 2019
Machado averaged 25.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 14.0 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 50 percent from the field in three consecutive South Bay wins. The veteran point guard scored a career-high 40 points along with a season-high 16 assists in South Bay’s 126-115 win over the Wisconsin Herd on Monday.
Machado followed up that performance with a near triple-double (13 points, 7 rebounds, 13 assists) in a win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday. The former Iona standout finished out the week with a 22-point, 13-assist double-double against the Austin Spurs on Saturday night. His 8.0 assists per game currently ranks second in the NBA G League.
Machado has been on a tear since the All-Star Break, averaging 23.4 points and 10.6 assists in South Bay’s last 10 games. In his last five performances, Machado has averaged 23.6 points and 12.2 assists.
Machado and the South Bay Lakers will be back in action tonight when they host the Santa Cruz Warriors at 7:00pm PT from the UCLA Health Training Center.
The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19. The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 31 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.