That didn’t last long.
The Golden State Warriors have recalled forward Trayce Jackson-Davis from the team’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, it was announced on Saturday.
The move came one day after he was assigned to Santa Cruz, the Warriors’ G League affiliate.
Jackson-Davis is averaging 6.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 12.5 minutes in two games with Golden State.
Warriors veteran Draymond Green is known for speaking out, and he immediately voiced his opinion on Friday — Jackson-Davis should be with the NBA franchise.
“I also think our young fellas not being here, Trayce and [Brandin Podziemski] and Lester [Quinones], the energy that they bring to this team — we missed that,” Green told reporters in Oklahoma City. “Next time we have an In-Season Tournament game, we need those guys here, because they bring a lot of juice for us.
“You always talk about young guys bringing energy. That’s their job. But we don’t have to tell those guys to bring energy. They do every single day. I wasn’t overly shocked our energy wasn’t there because they are the guys that lift our energy level and they weren’t here.”
Rookies bouncing to and from the G League is fairly common if they’re not in the main rotation with the NBA club.
After Jackson-Davis was assigned to Santa Cruz on Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters before the game he would benefit from increased drill work and scrimmage time in G League training camp.
HOOD-SCHIFINO REMAINS OUT
Meanwhile in LA, Jackson-Davis ‘ former IU teammate and fellow 2023 NBA draft choice Jalen Hood-Schifino’s NBA debut will continue to be delayed.
Hood-Schifino suffered a right patella contusion during the preseason. He was set to be re-evaluated in early November, and that seems to have resulted in a longer wait.
Lakers head coach Darvin Ham said on Saturday Hood-Schifino is “still a few weeks out.”
Hood-Schifino was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2023 and the 17th overall pick in the draft.
KOPP SIGNS A G-LEAGUE DEAL
Former IU forward Miller Kopp is set to play in France this year, but he’s taking a run at the NBA G League first.
The OKC Blue announced their training camp roster earlier this week in preparation for the 2023-24 season, and Kopp appeared on the list.
The Blue — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s G League affiliate — will start their season on Nov. 10.
Kopp shot the ball well in his final season of college basketball, converting 48.1% (100-of-208) from the field, 44.4% (63-of-142) from the 3-point line, and 82.6% (19-of-23) from the free throw line.
After playing three season at Northwestern and two at IU, Kopp holds the record for the most men’s basketball games played in Big Ten history.
Kopp scored 1,323 career points at IU and Northwestern.
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