Sioux Falls Skyforce: Jarrett Jack & Marcus Lee leading to the verge of playoffs

Jarrett Jack #55 of the New York Knicks lays up a shot against Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images)
Jarrett Jack #55 of the New York Knicks lays up a shot against Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images) /
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Coach Eric Glass of the Miami Heat talks with Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Skyforce wheeling and dealing

The Sioux Falls Skyforce have seen quite the turnover from a month ago. The Miami Heat waived guard Daryl Macon to sign 3-point specialist in guard Gabe Vincent, to his vacated two-way contract spot, while center Chris Silva was converted to a standard contract. With that spot, the Skyforce replaced his vacant two-way deal by signing center Kyle Alexander, who was mentioned as a probable replacement option for Silva’s two-way spot in our last update piece.

Alexander has been out with injury, while Vincent has spent a large chunk of the time with the Heat with guard Tyler Herro out with an injury for the Heat. Former Heat pre-season member Jeremiah Martin was signed by the Brooklyn Nets to a two-way contract, for which he now mostly reports to the Long Island Nets.

In their stead, the Skyforce added guard Tim Quarterman and center Kavell Bigby-Williams, though Bigby-Williams did not stay with the team for long. Quarterman was actually involved in the Chris Paul-to-Houston trade back in the Summer of 17’ (he was shipped to the Rockets after they purged their roster to acquire Paul), after seeing some NBA action in 16 games with the Trail Blazers in 2016-17 and three games with Houston in 2017-18. Quarterman has appeared in 12 games with the Force and is averaging 8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

Like Quarterman, Bigby-Williams played at LSU, though not at the same time as Quarterman. Bigby-Williams spent training camp with the New Orleans Pelicans after going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Bigby-Williams was then dealt for the returning player rights to Isaiah Hartenstein from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. This means that if the Houston Rockets waive Hartenstein and he opts to play for the G-League, he will be contractually obligated to join Sioux Falls, although this is highly unlikely.

After losing Mychal Mulder to a recent call-up (more on that later), the Force acquired the returning player rights to guard Ray McCallum.  He owns career averages of six points, two rebounds, and 2.4 assists across 154 career games, though McCallum likely will not play for the Force this season.

The team then went on to acquire Jacobi Boykins, who unlike McCallum, immediately joined the team and put up eight points, five rebounds, and an assist in his first game with the club, while earning himself a start. Boykins now averages 11 points and 5.3 rebounds for the team across three games.

Lastly, the team added a major piece for this run off of waivers, a player that already has 27 points and 12 rebounds in his first two games with the team, let’s take a look at who exactly this powerhouse is on the next slide.