Six of the 26 Cats in the league were in action last night as the NBA Preseason rolls on. As we’ll do every day from now until the end of the season, let’s check on their progress, shall we?
James Young, Boston Celtics: 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 17 minutes
No highlights of James, but he did some good things last night, blocking a shot, getting an offensive rebound, and making an impact on defense. Young’s on thin ice in Boston, so he has to give the Celtics a reason to keep him on the roster. Last night was a good start.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 24 minutes
MKG continues to ease back into things after missing most of last season due to injury and I was genuinely happy to see him score off this steal and dish from Marvin Williams.
Defense ðŸ‘‰ Offense ðŸ”¥ pic.twitter.com/gNJQQ6WBwd
– Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 7, 2016
Andrew Harrison, Memphis Grizzlies: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 17 minutes
No footage of Andrew in the game, but here he is knocking a three down in warm-ups:
– Bryan Fenley (@BryanFenley) October 7, 2016
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings: 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 21 minutes
Boogie did Boogie things last night, but couldn’t get the Kings past the Warriors.
As he was leaving the arena, Boogie paused to watch Kevin Durant do an interview in his Warriors uniform, and like many of us, still can’t believe it:
Skal Labissiere, Sacramento Kings: 0 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 11 minutes
No points for Skal in the game, but that turnaround jumper sure looked good in warmups:
Willie Cauley-Stein, Sacramento Kings: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 20 minutes
Willie played okay, but I’m still not over his hair from earlier in the week:
Alex Poythress, Aaron Harrison, John Wall (knee), and Nerlens Noel (groin) did not play. Tonight’s games feature the Phoenix Wildcats and Jamal Murray vs. Julius Randle:
- 10:00 PM: Suns (Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin, Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis) at the Trail Blazers
- 10:30 PM: Nuggets (Jamal Murray) at the Lakers (Julius Randle)