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NBA G League Delaware Blue Coats

Coat Check | Season-In-Review

By by Matt Murphy, 04/22/19, 4:30PM EDT

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Throughout the year, “Coat Check” highlights stories surrounding the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Development.

That was the primary goal for the Delaware Blue Coats this season, dating back to the team’s first training camp practice in late October.

The Blue Coats (21-29) finished the 2018-19 NBA G League season with a 124-117 victory over the Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics) on Saturday night at 76ers Fieldhouse.

Under the guidance of first-year head coach Connor Johnson, the Blue Coats were one of just four G League teams to improve its offensive rating in each third of the season: first third—106.0 (12th), second third—108.8 (10th), final third—114.4 (1st).

Delaware led the league in 3-point field goals made (735) and in percentage of points from beyond the arc (38.7 percent).

The Coats also ranked fourth in rebounds per 100 possessions (45.8) and third in blocked shots per 100 possessions (6.4).

Individually, a number of Blue Coats positioned themselves near or at the top of the league in certain statistical categories during the 18-19 campaign.

In 27 G League games, 76ers two-way contract player Shake Milton averaged 24.9 points per game, placing him second behind only (former 76er) Jordan McRae (30.4 PPG) of the Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards).

Milton also posted the second-highest usage rate (27.1 percent) among rookies with at least 15 games played.

Jared Brownridge drained 187 3-point field goals to lead the league, besting Miami HEAT two-way contract player Duncan Robinson (157) by thirty. Brownridge’s 187 triples are the second most in a single season in NBA G League history.

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