Westbrook actually averaged more potential assists per game last season (13.8) than he is this season (12.9), yet he's averaging more assists this season (7.5 vs. 7.1) because his teammates are making more of the shots he creates. If you trust the voters to pick the best bench player this season to win this award, it's going to be Brogdon.
Bridges had one of his best games of the season with 29 points, Ayton added 22 points and 13 rebounds and the Suns won for the sixth time in seven games by beating the Toronto Raptors 114-106 on Monday night. The Raptors trailed by nine to start the second half but scored 12 straight points in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the third quarter to take a 65-62 lead.
6 Cavaliers The Cavs beat the Rockets and a shell of a Clippers team this week, while taking road losses to the Knicks and Thunder. 8 Grizzlies The Grizzlies' losing streak reached five after dropping games to the Kings, Warriors and Wolves to start the week, and it looked like it might be six after falling behind by 19 to the Pacers at home on Sunday.
He surpassed Payton’s total of 8,966 when he set up Thomas Bryant for a dunk with 42.8 seconds remaining in the second quarter. By season’s end, Westbrook likely will catch Isiah Thomas, who is in ninth place with 9,061 assists.
Tom Thibodeau has coached LeBron James with Team USA and against him as a head coach or an assistant throughout the four-time MVP’s NBA career. As James moves closer to eclipsing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time league scoring mark — 116 points away entering Tuesday’s visit by the Lakers to the Garden — the Knicks head coach marveled at the soon-to-be 19-time All-Star’s ability to maintain his “truly amazing” level of play over 20 NBA seasons.
What about a four-team trade with Paul to the Lakers, Russell Westbrook to the Hornets, Rozier to the Timberwolves and Russell to the Suns? Perhaps the Lakers can get Jae Crowder out of Phoenix in the deal and/or Mason Plumlee/Kelly Oubre Jr. from the Hornets.
At 10–16, they have the worst record in away games of the top-six teams in the East after adding two losses and one win to their tally. Two days after that complete showing against one of the two teams ahead of them in the conference, the Kings fell flat in an 18-point home loss to the Raptors, who have struggled on the road.
The Raptors have won two of the first three games on their road trip and are coming off of a 123-105 victory on Saturday over the Portland Trail Blazers. The 23-year-old has a double-double in four of his past five games and is averaging 15.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks on 58 per cent shooting over the past two weeks.
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One of the most significant events of the NBA season is less than two weeks away, and some teams are looking to make moves. The Suns have Mikal Bridges, and he is a similar player to Anunoby, but I dont think they would have a problem moving Cameron Johnson to a sixth-man role and playing Anunoby at power forward.
Jacobi James McCollum (age 1) at last accepts the coaching, freeing Dad to resume his reflections on leadership, team building, winemaking, union leading and fatherhood—and the immense challenge of doing it all simultaneously while also navigating a new team, a new city and new expectations after his trade from Portland to New Orleans last February. But I think I’ve displayed the fact that I can lead in different ways.”