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Day Two of 2021 NBA Preseason consisted of 9 games on Monday. 

The star of the night was Golden State’s Jordan Poole who erupted for 30 points vs. Portland.

Philadelphia 76ers

Andre Drummond: Hard to believe the 28-year-old isn’t still a starting center for an NBA team. Expect him to dominate the glass off the bench. 19 points, 14 rebounds

Tyrese Maxey: Maxey looks ready to build on a quality rookie year last season. Solid scoring and playmaking skills. 10 points, 3 assists

Isaiah Joe: Can get going from deep when he’s making shots. Confident player. 18 points, 4-8 3-PT

Georges Niang: Now with the Sixers, Niang is coming off a career year in Utah. Basketball IQ off the bench can help Philly. 5 points, 2 steals

Paul Reed: Versatile big man with potential. Also had 2 steals and 3 blocks on the defensive end. 4 points, 10 rebounds

Grant Riller: Former Charlotte Hornet who can handle and distribute the basketball. Appeared in 7 games during his rookie year. 7 points, 3-5 FG

Toronto Raptors

Scottie Barnes: The #4 pick stuffed the stat sheet on Monday. Also went for 6 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. 13 points, 9 rebounds

Precious Achiuwa: Achiuwa came over from Miami in the Kyle Lowry deal. Looks ready for a bigger role this season. 13 points, 7 rebounds

Goran Dragic: Veteran guard who knows how to get it done on offense. Now in Toronto after a great run with Miami. 8 points, 2-5 3-PT

Justin Champagnie: Undrafted rookie with a variety of skills. Versatility stood out last night. 17 points, 10 rebounds

Svi Mykhailiuk: Shooter and playmaker trying to find a secure home in the NBA. Has bounced around with the Lakers, Pistons and Thunder. 13 points, 5 assists

Dalano Banton: Versatile rookie who brings excitement in his play. Also dished out 4 assists and blocked 2 shots. 6 points, 5 rebounds

Yuta Watanabe: Watanabe is coming off a solid outing for Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Polished basketball IQ. 10 points, 7 rebounds

Malachi Flynn: Second year point guard who started in 14 games last season. Brings high level skills on both ends. 6 points, 2-4 3-PT

Atlanta Hawks

Danilo Gallinari: Gallinari has a number of moves on offense. Averaged 14.3 PPG on 44.4% from deep in the 2021 East Semi-Finals. 14 points, 5-11 FG

Lou Williams: Confident scorer off the bench. Turns 35-years-old on October 27th. 13 points, 4-4 FT

Cam Reddish: Reddish is hoping for a healthy 2021-2022 season in Atlanta. Played very well in the playoffs vs. Milwaukee after he returned from injury. 6 points, 2 rebounds

Delon Wright: Veteran point guard who always makes an impact on the game, no matter the minutes. Averaged a career high 1.6 SPG last season. 6 points, 5 assists

AJ Lawson: Versatile undrafted rookie out of South Carolina. Brought high energy in short minutes on Monday. 8 points, 2-2 3-PT

Miami Heat

Max Strus: Continues to improve his overall game each season. Shooter with ball handling and rebounding skills. 14 points, 4-8 3-PT

Caleb Martin: Martin started his NBA career in Charlotte from 2019-2021. Runs the floor hard and defends. 11 points, 3 blocks

Gabe Vincent: Underrated playmaker and shooter. Saw Olympic experience over the summer for Nigeria. 6 points, 7 assists

Dewayne Dedmon: Veteran big man who joined Miami in early April of 2021. Shot a super efficient 70.8% from the field in 16 games. 5 points, 5 rebounds

Omer Yurtseven: Polished seven footer with athleticism. Averaged 15.2 PPG/9.4 RPG/1.4 BPG in the G League last season. 4 points, 8 rebounds

Marcus Garrett: Undrafted rookie guard out of Kansas. Looked impressive at Summer League on both ends. 5 points, 2-2 FG

Orlando Magic

Jalen Suggs: The # 5 pick played very confident on both ends last night. Has the basketball IQ of a veteran guard. 9 points, 2 blocks

Moe Wagner: Wagner was a key part of helping Germany get to the Olympics over the summer. Takes the right shots and rebounds. 16 points, 4-7 3PT

Mo Bamba: Versatile big man hoping to get consistent minutes this season. Also blocked 4 shots on Monday. 13 points, 10 rebounds

Cole Anthony: Knocked down three pointers and made plays with extreme confidence vs. Boston. Passing off the dribble looked improved. 16 points, 4-7 3-PT

RJ Hampton: Energetic guard with athleticism. Averaged 11.2 PPG/5.0 RPG/2.8 APG for Orlando last season after being traded from Denver. 7 points, 6 rebounds

Boston Celtics

Aaron Nesmith: Provided a huge spark off the bench vs. Orlando. Continuing to expand his game, had a solid euro step move last night. 10 points, 2-3 3-PT

Juancho Hernangomez: Can be counted on to knock down three pointers and grab rebounds. Started in his first preseason game as a Celtic. 6 points, 4 rebounds

Payton Pritchard: Ran the offense with a high pace off the bench. Also came down with 5 rebounds and dished out 5 assists last night. 9 points, 3-6 3-PT

Romeo Langford: Showed off an improved jump shot at Summer League. Underrated player. 7 points, 2-2 3-PT

New Orleans Pelicans

Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Polished scorer who continues to get better each season. Brings multiple skills on both ends. 22 points, 3 assists

Trey Murphy III: The #17 pick is definitely playing like he should’ve gone higher in the draft. Shooting and rebounding can make a difference right away. 21 points, 6-10 3-PT

Naji Marshall: Marshall proved he can be a consistent NBA player last season. Versatile playmaker with strength. 9 points, 7 rebounds

Kira Lewis Jr: Lewis already brings high level quickness and playmaking skills. If he can add a knock down jumper, he has the chance to be a solid NBA point guard. 9 points, 5 rebounds

Jaxson Hayes: Energy and activity around the rim is always there. Athleticism for a big man is top notch. 8 points, 2 blocks

Herb Jones: Versatile rookie out of Alabama. Also dished out 2 assists and blocked 2 shots vs. Minnesota. 7 points, 6 rebounds

Tomas Satoransky: Satoransky has been known to put up a lot of assists in a short time. Averaged 10.0 PPG/6.3 RPG/7.3 APG at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 2 points, 4 assists

Minnesota Timberwolves

Taurean Prince: Prince shot a career best 40.0% from three point range last year. Shooting stood out last night in short minutes. 12 points, 4-5 3-PT

Josh Okogie: Energy guard hoping to improve his jumper. Monday’s preseason game was a good sign, went 2-3 behind the three point line. 9 points, 2 steals

Naz Reid: Reid had a career year last season on both ends. Brings strength in the post and shooting from deep. 13 points, 2 rebounds

Nathan Knight: Former Atlanta Hawk with a number of skills. Powerful athlete that competes extremely hard. 8 points, 3-3 FG

Charlotte Hornets

James Bouknight: The #11 pick showed off a smooth scoring ability vs. OKC. Also defended and passed the ball at a high level. 20 points, 3 steals

PJ Washington: 23-year-old who can score inside and out. Stretches the floor on offense with his shooting. 14 points, 4 rebounds

Jalen McDaniels: Never takes a bad shot, runs the floor hard, defends, and rebounds. Went for a career season last year. 12 points, 7 rebounds

Ish Smith: Smith’s basketball IQ and quickness have helped him carve out a long NBA ready. Great passer. 5 points, 2-3 FG

Kai Jones: Explosive rookie big man out of Texas. NBA ready athleticism and motor. 4 points, 4 rebounds

Nick Richards: Brings shot blocking, finishing at the rim and rebounding. Looks improved. 3 points, 5 rebounds

Oklahoma City Thunder

Josh Giddey: The #6 pick had a big night on Monday vs. Charlotte. Also went 8-12 from the field, knocked down 2 three pointers, and dished out 3 assists. 18 points, 7 rebounds

Aleksej Pokusevski: Pokusevski found a nice rhythm last season from March-May. Doesn’t turn 20-years-old until late December. 11 points, 2 steals

Isaiah Roby: Young big man with multiple attributes. Can shoot, defend, handle the ball, and play off the pick & roll. 6 points, 2 rebounds

Aaron Wiggins: Rookie out of Maryland who makes the most of his minutes. Only played 7 minutes last night, but still stood out in a big way. 12 points, 3-3 3-PT

Mike Muscala: Veteran shooter that can help any team off the bench. Averaged a career high in PPG last season. 8 points, 5 rebounds

Gabriel Deck: Deck has a great feel for the game. Strength and passing have stood out throughout his overseas tenure. 4 points, 5 rebounds

Utah Jazz 

Hassan Whiteside: Now with Utah, Whiteside spent 2020-2021 with Sacramento only playing 15.2 MPG. Can still defend and rebound at a high level. 6 points, 10 rebounds

Jared Butler: Second round pick out of Baylor with a solid basketball IQ. Earned the 2021 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player. 16 points, 2 steals

Elijah Hughes: Second year player hoping for a meaningful role with Utah. Also passed out 4 assists on Monday. 9 points, 8 rebounds

Miye Oni: 3&D skills are certainly there. Moves well without the ball for jumpers. 6 points, 2-3 FG

Udoka Azubuike: Had a great Summer League out in Vegas. Consistent big man with solid strength. 4 points, 8 rebounds

San Antonio Spurs

Josh Primo: The #12 pick out of Alabama has the potential to be a very good NBA player. Doesn’t need the ball in his hands to make an impact. 17 points, 7-8 FG

Doug McDermott: McDermott can always be counted on to play the right way. Should fit in well with his new Spurs team. 9 points, 4 rebounds

Jakob Poeltl: Expect another improved season for Poeltl. Great rebounder and shot blocker. 4 points, 10 rebounds

Bryn Forbes: The 2021 NBA champ is now back with San Antonio after being with Milwaukee for one season. Shot a lights out 45.2% from deep last season. 11 points, 2-4 3-PT

Devin Vassell: Vassell looks like he has a much better understanding of the NBA game heading into his second year. Big dunk last night. 9 points, 8 rebounds

Drew Eubanks: Productive big man with strength and a high basketball IQ. Also passed out 4 assists. 9 points, 7 rebounds

Jock Landale: Australian center with a polished skillset. Coming off earning the 2021 NBL Grand Final MVP. 8 points, 3 assists

Luka Samanic: Now entering his third season, Samanic is hoping for more minutes in San Antonio. Strong big man with productive post moves. 6 points, 3 rebounds

Golden State Warriors

Jordan Poole: Poole exploded vs. Portland on Monday. Also grabbed 5 rebounds, passed out 5 assists and blocked 2 shots. 30 points, 7-13 3-PT

Otto Porter Jr: Shot the ball well from outside last year, but missed a lot of time. If he can stay healthy, expect a nice season from the veteran.19 points, 4-7 3-PT

Nemanja Bjelica: Unselfish shooter, rebounder and playmaker. Fits the Warriors’ system quite well. 6 points, 6 assists

Avery Bradley: Still one of the best defensive guards in the NBA. Currently battling for a roster spot with Golden State. 7 points, 3 steals

Mychal Mulder: Mulder can go off on any night if given the right amount of field goal attempts. Shot 39.7% from three point range last season. 9 points, 3-6 3-PT

Damion Lee: Consistent guard who brings it on both ends. Impacts the game in different ways. 5 points, 2 assists 

Portland Trail Blazers

Anfernee Simons: Looks ready for a career season. Has learned a lot in the NBA since getting drafted back in 2018. 10 points, 6 assists

Dennis Smith Jr: Definitely still deserves a chance in the NBA. Ran point guard off the bench with a high pace last night. 10 points, 3 assists

Cody Zeller: Zeller is now a Trail Blazer after his long run with the Hornets. Went a perfect 3-3 field on Monday. 8 points, 7 rebounds

Phoenix Suns

Cam Johnson: A trip to the NBA Finals should help Johnson’s growth as a player. Understands winning basketball. 11 points, 2 steals

Landry Shamet: Now with the Suns after being with Brooklyn last season. Brings playoff experience to Phoenix. 13 points, 3 assists

Jalen Smith: Hoping to find a meaningful role in his second NBA season. Also blocked 2 shots vs. Sacramento. 13 points, 11 rebounds

Abdel Nader: Nader had a career year last season. Continues to get better with more playing time. 9 points, 6 rebounds

Chandler Hutchison: The new Phoenix Sun brings energy off the bench. Running the floor and defending have always stood out. 7 points, 3 rebounds

JaVale McGee: Veteran big man who can give productive minutes when needed. Won a Gold Medal with Team USA over the summer. 10 points, 5-6 FG

Elfrid Payton: Playmaker and defender with solid experience. Started in 63 games for the Knicks last year. 11 points, 5 assists

Sacramento Kings

Marvin Bagley: The 2018 #2 pick knows how to get going on offense when he’s healthy. Has only appeared in 118 games through 3 seasons. 15 points, 6-9 FG

Richaun Holmes: Strong finisher and defender. Starting center in his prime. 8 points, 8 rebounds

Davion Mitchell: The #9 pick plays under control every possession. Mitchell’s defense will make a big difference off the bench. 7 points, 3 assists

Terence Davis: Davis looked comfortable once he settled into Sacramento after being traded from Toronto. Can get going from outside when he’s making shots. 9 points, 5 rebounds

Alex Len: Gives a great effort in short minutes. Started in 42 games total last season for Toronto/Washington. 6 points, 2 rebounds

Tristan Thompson: Thompson’s energy has stood out his entire career. Rebounds with high intensity. 5 points, 2-2 FG

Chimezie Metu: Plays well off the pick & roll, runs the floor and can finish with power at the rim. Had a career high in minutes last season. 6 points, 2-2 3-PT

Denver Nuggets

Bones Hyland: Confident rookie guard out of VCU. Versatile youngster with a high basketball IQ. 19 points, 8-13 FG

PJ Dozier: Dozier is now healthy again after missing the 2021 playoffs. Also came up with 2 steals and blocked 2 shots on Monday. 12 points, 4 rebounds

Bol Bol: Bol finally looks ready to make his mark on the Nuggets this season. Skills on both ends have high potential. 11 points, 5 blocks

Jeff Green: Polished veteran who makes an impact everywhere he’s been. Played in many big games last year with Brooklyn. 6 points, 2-3 FG

JaMychal Green: Does whatever it takes to win. Green is a career 38.0% three point shooter. 8 points, 8 rebounds

Los Angeles Clippers

Terance Mann: Mann’s versatility helped LA in a big way when Kawhi went down. Also dished out 5 assists last night. 14 points, 8 rebounds

Reggie Jackson: 31-year-old who can handle the ball and shoot. Shot 43.3% from three point range in 2020-2021. 9 points, 3-3 3-PT

Brandon Boston Jr: Confident rookie scorer out of Kentucky. Started for the Clippers in his first NBA preseason game. 10 points, 4 rebounds

Harry Giles: Energy big man that never stops playing hard. Almost had a double-double in just 16 minutes on Monday. 8 points, 12 rebounds

Ivica Zubac: Continues to make a difference in short runs. Shot a career best 65.2% from the field in 2020-2021. 4 points, 5 rebounds

George King: King’s jumper and ball handling ability fit today’s NBA game. Has played overseas the last few years after spending one season in Phoenix from 2018-2019. 12 points, 3-4 3-PT

Moses Wright: Showed everyone last night that he can play in this league. Undrafted rookie out of Georgia Tech who attacks the rim with power. 8 points, 4-6 FG

Isaiah Hartenstein: Strong center with playmaking and pick & roll skills. Also dished out 3 assists vs. Denver. 6 points, 4 rebounds

Jay Scrubb: Scrubb has the potential to become a versatile scorer. Drafted by LA last year out of Junior College. 6 points, 3-4 FG