Western Notes: Wood, Beasley, Pelicans, Suns Arena

Christian Wood made an impressive preseason debut for the Rockets after missing three games with a sore elbow, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle writes. Wood racked up 27 points with 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes. Wood was acquired in a sign-and-trade from the Pistons after agreeing to a three-year, $41MM contract. “It’s one game. It’s preseason. But I left it all out there,” he said. “I felt like I was playing hard. We just have to keep it up.”

We have more from the Western Conference:

  • Malik Beasley should be available for the Timberwolves’ regular-season opener on Wednesday despite his impending court case, Darren Wolfson of KSTP tweets. A court hearing scheduled for this week has been moved to next week and it doesn’t appear the NBA will take any action until the case is settled, Wolfson adds. Beasley faces a pair of felony charges related to a late September arrest for drug possession and threats of violence.
  • The Pelicans will allow approximately 750 fans at home games as the start of the season, the team announced in a press release. Fans will not be allowed to sit within 30 feet of the court. In addition, a limited number of tickets to satisfy player, team and other required NBA obligations was also approved.
  • The Suns have completed 80 percent of their renovations to their arena, according to Kellan Olson of the Arizona Republic. The franchise will able to finish the renovations during the offseason and the building won’t have be to closed next summer, as previously planned.
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11 thoughts on “Western Notes: Wood, Beasley, Pelicans, Suns Arena

    • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

      You mean like Chris Paul? It’s hilarious how 44% of those polled think that he will have the biggest impact of any player acquired this year. Christian Wood will have a far bigger impact with the Rockets and could quite possibly give them a legitimate Big 3 along with Harden and Wall.

      • GoLandCrabs

        Your stick of bashing every former Rocket and never hold Harden accountable is getting old. Christian Wood and big 3 in the same sentence? Take a lap.

        • DeathbyDeathwest

          Soon his name will be Wall (3rd Team All NBA), Wood, Cousins, a big 3 capable of getting all the way to the lottery.

      • whiplash

        Dude shut up!! You’re making us Rockets fans look bad. Just keep your dumb comments to yourself.

        • Noel1982

          The team is scrappy with guys that could help harden and the way he wants to play he should give them a chance but his mind is made on trying to force a big three with a eastern conference team

  1. nentwigs

    “Malik Beasley should be available for the Timberwolves’ regular-season opener on Wednesday despite his impending court case. A court hearing scheduled for this week has been moved to next week ” but depending on how well Malik and the Timberpuppies perform, both prosecutor and judge may push the case back to beyond the end of the season,

  2. nentwigs

    Relax Malik,
    We’ve all got Acetaminophen and Acetylsalicylic Acid around our homes and besides, how serious could it be to threaten VIOLINS anyway ?

  3. Wade Herbers

    Good ole Malik……Moron had WRITTEN instructions in his home on the topic of WHERE and WHERE not , you could smoke your sweet sticky weed……

    Who does that???

    Did Cheech and Chong have written instructions in their home???
    That’s your NBA though..

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