It’s almost here. The light at the end of the tunnel. We have just two nights of preseason basketball remaining until the curtain goes up on the NBA regular season and that’s when our stats start counting for real on our teams. Fantasy heaven. But for now, let’s breakdown those box scores.
Strong strains of eye viruses, Anthony Davis injury scares, explosions from fantasy sleepers, Monday’s preseason action had it all. The Box Score Breakdown for Monday, October 20th is locked and loaded.
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.