Action kicked off today at 11 am - Orlando vs. Brooklyn:
The two best players on the floor so far in this first game are Justin Harper and Kyle O'Quinn, 2 bigs for Orlando. Harper's a dynamite shooter - a true stretch 4. He's connected on every outside jumper he's put up so far. Even showed a little ability to put it on the floor and post up...And this Kyle O'Quinn is impressive. 6'10" 240-ish physical PF out of Norfolk State. Orlando picked this guy in the 2nd round right after us at 49...Nice touch from 15' and he's got a few blocks so far, two on back to back Jeff Foote shot attempts in one sequence. Doing a good job on the glass so far as well. The Knicks were mistaken when they said they didn't see a rotation player in this draft 48-60. O'Quinn looks like he's good enough to make the Magic roster. Big 1st half for this kid. Andrew Nicholson looks good for Orlando as well. Very skilled inside/outside big. Orlando might very well lose Howard here but with Nicholson, Justin Harper (Cleveland's 2nd round pick last year, #32 overall -- don't know why the Cavs gave up on this dude -- they suck and this guy can play) and O'Quinn, they've really restocked along their frontline. Made it easier to give up on Ryan Anderson (maybe they see Justin Harper as a replacement)...Really interested to see if DeQuan Jones gets any time for Orlando. 6'8" SG/SF undrafted out of Miami that never put up good/consistent numbers in college but he's an elite athlete with explosive hops & a lot of potential...All Orlando so far - up 17 at the half, 49-32.
NBA-TV is televising games all day for anyone who's interested:
Brooklyn vs. Orlando, 11:00
Boston vs. Oklahoma City, 1:00
Utah vs. Detroit, 3:00
Indiana vs. Philly, 5:00