|Thu Oct 30||11:08||Frye (knee) participated in Wednesday's practice and said his kn...||Channing Frye||C||Suns||Team Lorin|
Frye (knee) participated in Wednesday's practice and said his knee feels good, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. It remains unclear if Frye will play Thursday, however.
Frye missed the opener Tuesday but returned to practice on Wednesday and was not limited. He'll likely see how his knee reacts in the coming hours, and a decision on his status may not come until close to tip-off against the Wizards.
|Thu Oct 30||07:20||Curry scored game-high 24 points (7-of-17 FG, 2-of-9 3Pt, 8-of-9...||Stephen Curry||SG||Warriors||Buchanalia|
Curry scored a game-high 24 points (7-of-17 FG, 2-of-9 3Pt, 8-of-9 FT) with 10 rebounds, five assists and six steals in Wednesday night's win over the Kings.
The Warriors new movement offense, designed to have the ball being passed a lot, may work to reduce Curry's assist numbers in the long run. The ball won't be in his hands as often as it was in seasons past. Additionally, once Shaun Livingston (toe, four minutes) is at full health, we'll see more of Curry off the ball.
|Thu Oct 30||07:15||Barbosa scored four points (2-of-4 FT, 0-of-1 3Pt) with one rebo...||Leandro Barbosa||SG||Suns||The Sith Lords|
Barbosa scored four points (2-of-4 FT, 0-of-1 3Pt) with one rebound, one assist and one blocked shot in 14 minutes in Wednesday night's win over the Kings.
The playing time Barbosa got Wednesday is probably on the upper end we should expect. Once Shaun Livingston (toe, four minutes) is ready for increased run and Brandon Rush (back) returns, Barbosa's playing time could take a hit.
|Thu Oct 30||06:42||Speights scored 16 points (8-of-13 FG) off bench in Wednesday ni...||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||The Schellackers|
Speights scored 16 points (8-of-13 FG) off the bench in Wednesday night's 95-77 win over Sacramento. He added five rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.
Speights was in the right place at the right time. Golden State was without David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut was dealing with an illness, so head coach Steve Kerr needed Speights' size. Credit Speights for taking advantage of the situation, but we'd like to see how he's used when all hands are healthy before making a free-agent grab.
|Thu Oct 30||06:37||Iguodala came off bench in Wednesday night's season-opening win ...||Andre Iguodala||SG||76ers||Iavaronis|
Iguodala came off the bench in Wednesday night's season-opening win over the Kings. He scored two points (1-of-6 FG) with three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 29 minutes.
Head coach Steve Kerr continued with a preseason experiment of Iguodala on the second unit while Harrison Barnes (29 minutes) started at small forward. Iguodala's role as a reserve is to be a point forward, something that will not be needed once Shaun Livingston (toe, four minutes) is ready for a larger minutes workload.
|Thu Oct 30||06:25||Livingston (toe) played four minutes in Wednesday night's season...||Shaun Livingston||PG||Wizards||Team Erik|
Livingston (toe) played four minutes in Wednesday night's season-opening 95-77 win over the Kings.
Livingston spent all of training camp and the preseason recovering from offseason toe surgery and was listed as doubtful to play Wednesday, but got some garbage-time action. We'll see how he responds to the limited run Wednesday as the Warriors prepare for the next game Saturday night at home against the Lakers.
|Thu Oct 30||06:18||Bogut (illness) played 18 minutes in Wednesday night's win over ...||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Bogut (illness) played 18 minutes in Wednesday night's win over the Kings. He scored four points with five rebounds and four blocked shots in the win.
Bogut was not nearly the factor head coach Steve Kerr envisioned when he implemented a new offense that would give the center more touches, but that's directly tied to the illness. With Bogut laboring and David Lee (hamstring) out, Kerr often employed a small-ball lineup but also resurrected Marreese Speights (16 points, 18 minutes).
|Thu Oct 30||02:06||Williams scored 18 points with four assists in 26 minutes in Wed...||Mo Williams||PG||Cavaliers||The Sith Lords|
Williams scored 18 points with four assists in 26 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Memphis.
It looks like Williams is going to be asked to score when he comes in to take over point guard duties with the second unit. He was 6-of-9 from the floor and 2-of-3 from three-point range.
|Thu Oct 30||02:01||Budinger did not score and 0-4 from field in 15 minutes in Wedne...||Chase Budinger||SF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Budinger did not score and was 0-for-4 from the field in 15 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Memphis.
Budinger did not have an impressive debut as he also missed his only three-point shot. His 15 minutes off the bench are encouraging, however, as it looks like he'll get decent minutes off the bench despite preseason trade rumors that seemed to indicate he'd be stuck on the bench.
|Thu Oct 30||01:51||Young scored 26 points with four rebounds and four assists and 1...||Thaddeus Young||SF||76ers||Doppelganger|
Young scored 26 points with four rebounds and four assists and was 10-of-18 from the floor in Wednesday's loss at Memphis.
It looks like Young will be the primary scorer in the offense until one of Minnesota's promising younger players is able to step up. Young took the most shots on the team by a decent margin (Ricky Rubio had 12 shots and Shabazz Muhammad has 10), which may continue early in the season.
|Thu Oct 30||01:14||Westbrook scored 38 points (11-26 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 15-16 FT) in his ...||Russell Westbrook||PG||Thunder||The Sith Lords|
Westbrook scored 38 points (11-26 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 15-16 FT) in his first game without Kevin Durant.
Owners who drafted Westbrook should be very pleased seeing how many shots he attempted without Durant on the floor. Serge Ibaka and Lance Thomas were the only other players on the roster to attempt 10 or more shots Wednesday, and Westbrook had 26 points in the first half alone. With Durant out, owners can't necessarily expect 38 points each night, but they can expect the offense to run through Westbrook at all times.
|Thu Oct 30||00:53||Bryant sat out fourth quarter of Wednesday's game against Suns||Kobe Bryant||SG||Lakers||Back in the Saddle|
Bryant sat out the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game against the Suns.
The game was completely out of hand by the fourth, so the move was merely to keep Bryant fresh, especially after back-to-back games. In 28 minutes, Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 31 points (11-25 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT) and had four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Bryant is basically the only reliable offensive option for the Lakers at this point, so his shot volume should stay at about the same level going forward.
|Thu Oct 30||00:46||Bledsoe ejected with 30 seconds left in third quarter after rece...||Eric Bledsoe||G||Clippers||Free Agent|
Bledsoe was ejected with 30 seconds left in the third quarter after receiving a technical foul. He finished the game against the Lakers on Wednesday with 16 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT).
Bledsoe picked up two technical fouls and then was forced to leave the game, but not before cutting up the Lakers on just seven shots. In addition to his scoring outburst, Bledsoe had nine assists, six rebounds and just one turnover in 26 minutes. Although it was against a bad Lakers team, owners should feel encouraged that the Suns are finding a way to get all of their guards involved.
|Thu Oct 30||00:41||Ellington scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-0 FT) in 25 minut...||Wayne Ellington||SG||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Ellington scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-0 FT) in 25 minutes for the Lakers despite suffering a concussion on Friday.
Ellington was cleared to play in Wednesday's loss to the Suns, and backed up Kobe Bryant all night. However, his value ended after his scoring. Ellington didn't have a single assists, and had just one rebound and one assist. Barring an injury to Bryant, Ellington will be relegated to bench minutes.
|Thu Oct 30||00:16||Trevor Ariza: Drops 20 Points Against Jazz||Trevor Ariza||SF/SG||Rockets||The Sith Lords|
Ariza scored 20 points (7-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go with five rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 37 minutes on Wednesday against the Jazz.
Ariza scored efficiently while also hitting from deep, and both will be crucial for him posting big points totals with Dwight Howard (16 shots) and James Harden (18 shots) dominating the touches for Houston.
|Thu Oct 30||00:10||James Harden: Posts Near Triple-Double in Victory||James Harden||SG||Thunder||The Schellackers|
Harden posted 18 points (6-18 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 assists, seven rebounds, and one block in 38 minutes against the Jazz.
It was a near triple-double for Harden, who showed off why he is one of the top players in fantasy on Wednesday night. He missed 12 of 18 shots, and had six turnovers, but stuffed the stat sheet overall on his way to the near triple-double.
|Thu Oct 30||00:05||Dwight Howard: Grabs Second Consecutive Double-Double in Win||Dwight Howard||C||Magic||Doppelganger|
Howard snagged his second straight double-double with 22 points (10-16 FG, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, and two blocks before fouling out in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.
That makes two double-doubles in as many games for Howard, who also added a steal in the contest. His turnovers (six) were a bit high, but he was otherwise solid in leading his team to victory before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.
|Wed Oct 29||23:57||Lowry scored 11 points (3-11 FG, 0-3 3P, 5-7 FT) with 10 assists...||Kyle Lowry||PG||Rockets||The Sith Lords|
Lowry scored 11 points (3-11 FG, 0-3 3P, 5-7 FT) with 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Hawks.
The point guard struggled with his shot, but otherwise had the kind of night Raptors fans got used to seeing last season. Lowry isn't the sort of player to coast now that he's signed a big contract, so as long as he can stay healthy Lowry should be plenty productive.
|Wed Oct 29||23:56||Augustin played more minutes than Brandon Jennings, who started ...||D.J. Augustin||PG||Bobcats||Buchanalia|
Augustin played more minutes than Brandon Jennings, who started the game. Augustin finished the game against the Nuggets with 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and six rebounds.
The Pistons' point guard battle will be one to watch going forward. Jennings and Augustin both had three turnovers in the season opener, but Augustin was much more effective offensively and had three more rebounds than Jennings.
|Wed Oct 29||23:53||Johnson scored 16 points (7-15 FG, 2-2 FT) with 10 rebounds, fou...||Amir Johnson||PF||Raptors||The Schellackers|
Johnson scored 16 points (7-15 FG, 2-2 FT) with 10 rebounds, four blocks and two assists in 31 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Hawks.
The Raptors' point guard was his usual energetic self, collecting half of his boards on the offensive glass. Johnson won't be a big part of the team's offense on most nights, but he'll be able to tease a double-double on a regular basis.