Rookie forward Jabari Parker impressed in his debut and center Larry Sanders shook off the rust in his first appearance in a competitive game since February.
Parker contributed 14 points and eight rebounds and seemed to find his rhythm in the second half. He opened the game at the power forward spot and went against Grizzlies veteran Zach Randolph.
(Coach Jason) Kidd liked the matchup for Parker’s first true NBA test.
“Zach is one of the best in the league, very physical,” Kidd said. “Jabari found that out very quickly. But this is all good stuff, great learning on the job.”
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.