Waaarriors! Can you dig it!?  Harrison Barnes was diggin’ something last night. He’s struggled in the early going of his NBA career (averaging under 10 points through his first nine games), but with 18 points and 9 rebounds in 35 minutes last night its looking like he might be starting to put it all together.  

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Bradley Beal is learning how tough it is to be a Wizard. Now he understands why Harry was always so stressed out. Expelliarmus! Last night Beal scored 22 points night adding 4 rebounds and dishing out 2 assists. The rookie had his best game of the young season and clearly wasn’t even at his best (0-4 on 3 point attempts, but he did go 8-8 from the free throw line).

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“The Bearded One” James Harden remains the story in the young NBA season as he put up 45 points, 7 rebounds and  2 assists in Atlanta last night to lead the Rockets to their second win.  Harden shot 14-19 from the floor and hit 2 3-pointers.

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Preseason games started this weekend with some of the NBA’s best taking on International teams overseas and at home. I know, it is crazy exciting. In a way it is the first look fantasy owners will get of many possible players to draft.

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The Bobcats shocked the world by selecting Michel-Kidd-Gilchrist with the No.2 overall pick in the draft. What was most shocking was that the Bobcats actually made sound draft selection for once. Wait, Charlotte–are you sure you want to draft the top-talent, almost sure-thing All-Star Kidd-Gilchrist?

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For a Washington Wizards team that ranked 27th in the NBA in three-point shooting over the past two years, Bradley Beal will be a very welcome edition. The Wizards must have cast some spell on me (expelliarmus!) because I look at that starting-five and I think, “Wow, Washington actually isn’t so bad!” Well, don’t get me wrong, they are still pretty bad.

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The Poortland Trailblazers have not had the best luck in the NBA Draft in recent years, but it looks like things are starting to look up in PDX! The Blazers took Damian Lillard aka the Omen, aka the Dame, aka the 6’3 PG out of Weber State, with their 6th overall pick in the draft and expectations couldn’t be higher for the young guard.

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