Denver Nuggets two-way player Torrey Craig posted some eye popping numbers during his G-League debut Saturday night.
Torrey Craig is currently playing on one of the Denver Nugget’s two-way contracts, and is making the most of his opportunity so far. Craig is currently playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the G-League affiliate of the Miami Heat, and posted a stat line of 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, five steals, and four blocks in his G-League debut last Saturday. Craig played 36 minutes and almost posted a 5×5 stat line, which is an incredible accomplishment. A 5×5 stat line is rare and has only been accomplished 20 times in NBA history, the latest being Draymond Green in 2015.
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Summer League was big for Torrey Craig and gave him a chance to eventually earn a two-way contract with the Nuggets. Craig talked about summer league when DID caught up with him at Nuggets media day last month.
“It was a weird situation because I was in Australia when I initially heard they wanted me to come play and I was kind of skeptical at first. So I was like I’m not sure and I had a week to decide and think it over. I just knew that if I got the opportunity, what I could do, and they gave me the opportunity so I just tried to take advantage of it.”
Craig bet on himself, and so far, it’s paying off. With only being granted 45 days of NBA time, Craig will be spending most of the season in the G-League. Injuries and other factors do happen though, and Craig will be ready whenever the Nuggets call.
“Yeah exactly. My main thing is to stay prepared at all times, but always be ready you never know what may happen. NBA seasons are so crazy with so many moving pieces during the season so I am going to just enjoy the process and be ready whenever they need me.”
We’ll be keeping up with Torrey Craig and will be positing weekly updates of how he’s performing in the G-League. We’ll also be providing updates for the other two Nuggets playing in the G-League, Monte Morris and Tyler Lydon. Craig and the Skyforce play again tonight on ESPNU at 6 p.m. MST.