Goga Bitadze's 2021‑22 Season in Photos
1 / 15Goga Bitadze enjoyed his most significant playing time yet in his third NBA season. The 22-year-old Georgian big man appeared in 50 games and started 16, averaging a career-best 7 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest. He shot 52 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from 3-point range on the year. Bitadze reached double figures 19 times on the season and recorded two double-doubles. While his playing time was limited early in the season, he came on strong late after injuries and trades opened up more playing time in the frontcourt. The 6-11 big man reached double figures in 10 straight games from March 6 - April 1, averaging 15.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks while shooting 60.4 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from 3-point range over that stretch. Bitadze scored a career-high 23 points on 9-of-9 shooting (3-of-3 from beyond the arc) in a win in Houston on March 18. He also tallied nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, and a block in the victory.