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Devon Baulkman Showcases Strong Defensive Play In Second Season With Westchester Knicks

Devon Baulkman made a great impact on the defensive end in his time in Westchester.

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After a productive first year with the Westchester Knicks, Devon Baulkman returned to the team for a second season. Baulkman is a player who takes great pride on defense and has shown to make a great impact on that end of the floor. He played a role in Westchester becoming one of the top defenses in the G League, which was how the Knicks formed their identity.

He has shown to reject a screen from an opposing player and keep his energy going to block Vander Blue’s shot. The third-year guard showed good hands to force turnover on Shake Milton. In the same game, Baulkman had a solid defensive possession on Milton where he didn't let him get set then pressured Keenan Evans, which caused Evans to nearly turn the ball over.

Along with his tenacity on the defensive end, Baulkman showed he could drain open shots off of drive and kick outs, drain open three off an extra pass, and can finish lobs at the rim. The 6’4” guard had several games where he drained three or four three-pointers. He connected on 57.1 percent (4-of-7) against the Salt Lake City Stars and 50 percent (4-of-8) of his threes against the Canton Charge.

Baulkman posted a near double-double (17 points and seven rebounds) late in the season against the Wisconsin Herd. He had a stretch of games where he was effective on the defensive end and scored in double figures in six of eight game

Notable 2018-19 Season Stats (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

7.6 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.1 APG 41.1 FG% in 39 games

Notable Season Highs (Stats Courtesy From RealGM)

Feb. 8 vs Canton Charge: 24 points on nine field goals made
Feb. 1 vs Grand Rapids Drive: 10 rebounds
Jan. 28 vs Raptors 905: Four assists
Nov. 3 & Feb. 9 vs Long Island Nets: Three blocks (tied career high)
Jan. 14 vs Salt Lake City Stars & Feb. 8 vs Canton Charge: Four three-pointers made (tied career high)

External links

Devon Baulkman’s Learning Experience Sums Up Great Journey in Westchester
The Westchester Knicks Forming Their Identity Behind Defensive Presence

Video Links

Devon Baulkman (23 points) Highlights vs. Grand Rapids Drive (via NBA G League/YouTube) Devon Baulkman Highlights vs Canton Charge (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Devon Baulkman Highlights vs Salt Lake City Stars (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)