It was a night of sprained ankles in the NBA on Saturday with David West, Rudy Gay, and Josh Smith all either sitting out or going down with the dreaded tweak of the lower extremity. Thankfully, none of the injuries appear all that serious at this stage, and we can look ahead to the season which is a mere 10 days away. Rejoice!
So, Brook Lopez is out with a foot injury and Steve Nash is forced to miss time with a back complaint. No, this isn’t 2013. Welcome to the reality of professional sports, where some guys’ bodies just can’t handle the rigors inflicted upon them. It’s an unfortunate by-product of this game we love so much, but for fantasy leagues, it’s better to have this clarification now before most drafts, than in the first week of the season. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Here’s Thursday’s Box Score Breakdown.
Can the regular season get here already? It’s oh so close, I can feel it, but until we unwrap our early Christmas present, there’s the preseason. For as bad as the basketball can be, there’s still plenty of information to mine for fantasy owners, so let’s get into Wednesday’s Box Score Breakdown.
Another day, another Anderson Varejao injury. Throw in the Thunder’s first game sans Kevin Durant, Jodie Meeks’ long-term injury and Giannis Antetokounmpo starting at point guard for the Bucks, there’s a lot to breakdown. Tuesday’s Box Score Breakdown is here and as Michael Bolton says at the beginning of “Jack Sparrow” — Let’s get to it, to it, to it…
Have we all had a moment to digest the Kevin Durant news yet? If you’re still worried about what to do in your draft, Marc Roberts has a great article on the main RotoWire site that you must read. But, as with every big name injury, the Earth keeps spinning, the sun keeps coming up, and I’ll keep spouting clichés. So, let’s press on and look at what went down in Monday’s NBA preseason action in the Box Score Breakdown.