|Sat Nov 1||01:27||Redick had his second consecutive poor shooting night to start s...||J.J. Redick||SG||Magic||Free Agent|
Redick had his second consecutive poor shooting night to start the season Friday, scoring 15 points in 33 minutes, but making just three of his nine field goals.
Redick was able to do most of his damage at the charity stripe against the Lakers, making all eight of his free-throws. He opened up the season against the Thunder on Thursday with just five points in 30 minutes (1-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT). Still, Chris Douglas-Roberts only played 14 minutes, so Redick seems to be safe in his starting role for now.
|Sat Nov 1||01:08||Bonner did not get into Friday's game against Suns after startin...||Matt Bonner||PF||Spurs||Free Agent|
Bonner did not get into Friday's game against the Suns after starting in the season opener.
Bonner played 15 minutes in Tuesday's opener against the Mavericks, but finished the game with two rebounds and no points. Austin Daye started in his place Friday, but had his own offensive problems, scoring just six points (2-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-0 FT). Jeff Ayres and Aron Baynes also both saw time off the bench.
|Sat Nov 1||00:53||Gay single-handedly led Kings over Trail Blazers on Friday, scor...||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Gay single-handedly led the Kings over the Trail Blazers on Friday, scoring 40 points (13-19 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 11-13 FT).
Gay approached his career-high of 41 points, but also had eight rebounds, an assists and a steal in 36 minutes. He clearly won't score 40 points every night, but the scoring outburst should certainly make owners optimistic.
|Sat Nov 1||00:38||Green played just 22 minutes in Friday night's loss to Suns afte...||Danny Green||SG||Spurs||Free Agent|
Green played just 22 minutes in Friday night's loss to the Suns after playing 34 in the season opener on Tuesday.
Green had a poor shooting night, scoring three points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-0 FT). Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli played over 20 minutes each off the bench. In Tuesday's opener, when Green started at small forward, Ginobili had 28 minutes off the bench. With Kawhi Leonard healthy, the Spurs will likely have Green's minutes split with Ginobili.
|Sat Nov 1||00:03||Sanders provided eight points (4-12 FG, 0-1 FT) with 15 rebounds...||Larry Sanders||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
Sanders provided eight points (4-12 FG, 0-1 FT) with 15 rebounds and four blocks in 27 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Friday.
Sanders has accumulated nine fouls in the first two games, which has limited his playing time. He showed that his rebound/block production from the 2012-13 season has not gone away. He should be able to build on his performance against Philadelphia.
|Fri Oct 31||22:15||Rubio received four-year||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Rubio received a four-year, $55 million contract extension from the Timberwolves on Friday, ESPN reports.
Rubio's extension ensures he will remain with the T-Wolves for at least four more seasons. The deal came on the verge of the 11 p.m. deadline Friday in order to avoid restricted free agency in July.
|Fri Oct 31||18:00||Varejao has agreed to contract extension with Cavs||Anderson Varejao||C||Cavaliers||Free Agent|
Varejao has agreed to a contract extension with the Cavs.
The terms were not announced, but the reported terms earlier in the week were three years and $30 million, so that's probably pretty close to what was finalized. With Varejao it always comes down to health, but when he's on the floor, he's one of the most active big men in the league.
|Fri Oct 31||17:59||Carroll started and finished with 10 points and three rebounds i...||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll started and finished with 10 points and three rebounds in 31 minutes of action Wednesday.
Carroll dealt with an ankle injury during the preseason, so it's a positive to seem him play Wednesday and finish without any setbacks. He'll continue to start at small forward and is a candidate to produce points and rebounds this fantasy season.
|Fri Oct 31||16:24||Livingston can play in five-minute stretches at this point in se...||Shaun Livingston||PG||Bucks||Free Agent|
Livingston can play in five-minute stretches at this point in the season, according to coach Steve Kerr, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports.
Kerr said Livingston has picked up the offense well from watching on the sideline, and he should play more than the four minutes he saw Wednesday going forward. Look for Livingston to see between 24-30 mpg when he's at 100 percent.
|Fri Oct 31||14:49||Chalmers 3-of-7 from field for 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assis...||Mario Chalmers||PG||Heat||Free Agent|
Chalmers went 3-of-7 from the field for 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in their victory over the Wizards on Wednesday.
Chalmers lost the starting job to teammate Norris Cole, but his offensive production remains relatively efficient. Miami's guard play will allow their point guards to generate offensive stats, but if Chalmers' minutes remain around 25, expect these numbers to become the norm for him.
|Fri Oct 31||14:02||Gordon scored 22 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and added fou...||Ben Gordon||SG||Pistons||Free Agent|
Gordon scored 22 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and added four assists in 26 minutes off the bench during Thursday's loss to the Wizards.
Gorden led all Magic reserves in minutes and played a majority of crunch time. With his primary objective to score the ball, only consider him in the deepest of leagues if you're starving for points.
|Fri Oct 31||12:35||Haslem dealing with tight quad and considered day-to-day||Udonis Haslem||PF||Heat||Free Agent|
Haslem is dealing with a tight quad and is considered day-to-day.
He was limited in Friday's practice and should be considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game in Philly.
|Fri Oct 31||11:09||Turiaf (hip) forced to miss Thursday's game against Pistons with...||Ronny Turiaf||PF||Knicks||Free Agent|
Turiaf (hip) was forced to miss Thursday's game against the Pistons with lingering soreness, the Star Tribune reports.
Turiaf has now missed the opening two games of Minnesota's season and will likely be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Bulls. If he's ultimately unable to play Saturday, the 31-year-old's next opportunity to make his 2014-15 debut will be against the Nets on Wednesday.
|Fri Oct 31||10:40||Brewer started at shooting guard and scored eight points with fo...||Corey Brewer||SG||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Brewer started at shooting guard and scored eight points with four rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes.
Brewer has been in the starting lineup the first two games with Kevin Martin dealing with a sore ankle. When Martin is back to full speed, he may come off the bench with Martin and Andrew Wiggins in the lineup ahead of him. However, Brewer may play about the same minutes in either scenario. With the influx of wingmen in the offseason, Brewer isn't going to be asked to take as many shots this season.
|Fri Oct 31||01:57||Redick started for Clippers in their season opener against Thund...||J.J. Redick||SG||Magic||Free Agent|
Redick started for the Clippers in their season opener against the Thunder, but scored just five points (1-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT).
Jamal Crawford played in his usual role off the bench at shooting guard, scoring 16 points (5-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT). However, it's unlikely that Crawford would start any time soon over Redick. Redick's poor shooting performance could lead to a minutes reduction, though, given that Chris Douglas-Roberts also played 12 minutes against the Thunder.
|Fri Oct 31||01:41||Telfair played for 38 minutes after Russell Westbrook left game ...||Sebastian Telfair||PG||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Telfair played for 38 minutes after Russell Westbrook left the game Thursday with an injury, scoring 11 points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) against the Clippers.
If Westbrook's injury keeps him out for an extended period of time, Telfair will be the starting point guard for the Thunder, at least until Reggie Jackson returns from his injury. Telfair could be worth a flier in some leagues given the volume of minutes he played without Westbrook.
|Fri Oct 31||00:53||Anthony has averaged 19 minutes in his first two games with Pist...||Joel Anthony||C||Heat||Free Agent|
Anthony has averaged 19 minutes in his first two games with the Pistons, but his playing time figures to take a hit when Greg Monroe returns from a suspension Saturday against the Nets.
Anthony has averaged two points, 4.5 rebounds and one block through his first two games as a Piston. Aside from the absence of Monroe in these first two games, Anthony's playing time was also boosted by Andre Drummond's foul trouble. Once Monroe returns, he would be the Pistons first option to see extra run at center should Drummond continue to rack up fouls at an alarming rate. Anthony will slide back into his expected depth role and see limited action going forward.
|Thu Oct 30||23:46||Rubio provided 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, and ...||Ricky Rubio||G||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Rubio provided 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, and eight assists in 29 minutes in the win over the Pistons on Thursday.
For all of the moaning about Rubio's poor shooting (and he has not improved much in the first two games of the new season), he provides a wealth of triple-double stats with averages of 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists. He has also taken 22 shots, which represents an uptick from his earlier career.
|Thu Oct 30||23:41||Pekovic provided 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-3 FT) with 10 rebounds in...||Nikola Pekovic||C||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Pekovic provided 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-3 FT) with 10 rebounds in 31 minutes in the win over the Pistons on Thursday.
Pekovic had a quiet game in the opener against Memphis, but found better production against the Detroit bigs. Unlike many other centers, Pekovic will not help in blocks, but his production should be more along the lines of his second game rather than his first.
|Thu Oct 30||23:31||Butler scored team-high 24 points (10-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt) with eight...||Caron Butler||SG/SF||Mavericks||Free Agent|
Butler scored a team-high 24 points (10-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt) with eight boards in 31 minutes in the loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
Butler was the lone Piston who hit more than half of his field goal attempts. The 34-year-old forward played 23 scoreless in minutes in the opener against the Nuggets. His big point production against the Timberwolves was likely a one-game anomaly.