January 19, 2021 | 11:06 am EST Update
Shams Charania: Update on Delonte West: West now has a job at the Rebound therapy center in Florida, which is the rehab facility he attended. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reunited West with his mother in September and has stayed in close contact.
Justin Kubatko: Victor Oladipo in his @Houston Rockets debut: ✅ 32 PTS ✅ 5 REB ✅ 9 AST ✅ 2 STL Oladipo is the third player in team history to record a 30-point game in his debut (James Harden, Christian Wood), and he is the second player this season to do so (Wood). pic.twitter.com/YBdclF19zr
Justin Kubatko: James Harden last night: ✅ 34 PTS ✅ 6 REB ✅ 12 AST Harden is one of only five players in NBA history to score at least 30 points in each of his first two games with a new team, and he is the only player to do so twice (Rockets, Nets). pic.twitter.com/aMRgbSlzu2
Justin Kubatko: Kevin Durant last night: ✅ 30 PTS ✅ 9 REB ✅ 6 AST ✅ 60.1 TS% Durant has recorded nine games with 25+ PTS and a 60+ TS% this season. The only other player in NBA history to record at least nine such games in his first 11 games of a season is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1970-71, 9). pic.twitter.com/8ftQLWaJSE
January 19, 2021 | 9:29 am EST Update
Donatas Urbonas: Eight-year NBA veteran Kyle O’Quinn is in advanced talks with Fenerbahce Istanbul, few sources confirmed.
“I just feel like each year you have to learn something,” LaVine said. “My situation is different than (others). Obviously, you have to play the cards you were dealt. Learning each year what I did good and what I still need to improve on and what was missing to help me help my team win. Obviously, everybody wants to be a leader but you’re not just gifted with that. So you have to learn it, and I feel I’ve taken a step in the right direction and tried to be more unselfish, be more open with talking with teammates watching film and things like that. And I feel like it’s going well and it’s going to continue to get better the better I get at it.”
Justin Kubatko: Duncan Robinson appeared in his 100th career NBA game last night. He has 76 more 3PM through 100 games than any other player in NBA history: 326 – Robinson 250 – Luka Doncic 235 – Damian Lillard 229 – Donovan Mitchell 228 – Lauri Markkanen