Harden leads Washington’s John Wall by four-tenths of an assist for the assist lead. He is on pace to have the top scoring average of an assists leader since Nate Archibald in the 1972-73 season. He has produced 56.4 points per game with his scoring or assists, four-tenths of a point behind the NBA record Archibald set that season. “He’s so fantastic in the way he plays,” Rockets center Nene said. “He can involve other players. He can make other players better, especially shooters and we have big men who can roll, open up space for him. He can do a lot of damage.”
October 16, 2017 | 8:06 pm EDT Update
Free agent forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN. Denver will likely waive veteran guard Jameer Nelson to make room on the 15-man roster for Jefferson, league sources said.
A Cavs source tells ESPN that Kendrick Perkins’ “weight and game look like his early OKC days” as CLE’s G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, signed Perkins on Monday. The Cavs believe Perkins can be a hybrid player/teacher for a team this season, in the mold of Nazr Mohammed, Nick Collison and Elton Brand.
Logan Murdock: Warriors forward Omri Casspi has been upgraded to probable for tomorrow’s game against Houston. Iguodala remains questionable.