Jalen: Thunder are off to a 2-0 start. Jalen is avg. 15pts / 4 rebs / 3.5 assists (2/5 on 3pters). Thunder and Jalen himself were league surprises last season, with Chet Holmgren now in the fold will be interesting to see if the Thunder continue to improve and become a legit threat to make some noise in the playoffs.
Podz: Hasn’t played in the Warriors first 2 games. Though Chris Paul is starting alongside Curry, those two are effectively the 1st and 2nd PG in their rotation as they have generally kept at least one of them on the court to run the point, with some token minutes for Corey Joseph as the 3rd point guard. Podz is effectively 4th pt guard and is also behind Gary Payton II and Moses Moody for backcourt (2guard or wing) playing time off the bench.
Keyshawn: Was on the Jazz’s training camp roster but didn’t play in any preseason games. It seems the Jazz are interested in signing him to their G-league squad, SLC Stars, but it’s unclear if that has or will happen as G-league rosters aren’t yet set.
Jared Brownridge: 76’ers signed and immediately released him with the expectation their D-league squad, the Delaware Blue Coats, where he has played the past ~5 seasons, will resign him.
John Bryant: Has had an impressive pro career, at 36yrs old is still playing. Has mostly played in Germany, generally in their top league and has played in EuroCup & Euroleague games. His minutes have gone down in recent years, not surprising given his age. Also played 1 season in the G-league ~10yrs ago.
PJ Pipes: Last season played in the Czech league…19.8pts, 3.7 assists, 39% on 3’s. Playing in the Polish pro league this season, averaging 8 pts in 9 games so far.
Guglielmo Caruso: Has played in the Italian A league past several years, currently playing for the Milan team.
Josip Vrankic: currently in a Spanish pro league, not sure what level, appears to be Tier 2 or 3 league team. Last season played for a lower tier Italian squad and averaged 14pts, 7 rebs.
DJ Mitchell: has been on Aussie and New Zealand squads this season. Last season played in both Poland and Australia combined averaged 8pts, 3…5 rebs, 43% from 3. In 2021/22 played in the Belgium & Netherlands league and put up of strong #'s: 16pts, 8rebs, 40% from 3.
KJ Feagin: Playing for Champville in the Lebonese pro league. Averaging 13pts, 40% on 3’s through 5 games. Will be interesting to see if the team and league are impacted current Israel/Hamas conflict.
Henrik Jadersten: In his 2nd season in the Swedish pro league, in 7 games this season is averaging 8.5pts, 6rebs, 38% on 3pters.
Trey Wertz: Currently on a Macedonia league team, in 3 games this season has averaged 7.7pts, 2.7pts. Did not have any NBA interest or play in the NBA summer league as far as I can tell.
I imagine I’ve missed a player or two who may still be playing.