Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins continued his slow start to the season.
Insight: After having only six points on opening night, Wiggins followed that performance with eight more points, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. There will be growing pains for the rookie, especially early on.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a big game on Thursday.
Insight: He was 10-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, for 30 points. Wall also had 12 assists, 5 rebounds, two steals, and only two turnovers. He has two double-doubles through two games, thus far.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson put up an interesting line in his debut for Charlotte Wednesday.
Insight: Stephenson didn't shoot very weel (3-of-12), but did pull down 13 rebounds and dished out eight assists in an overtime win. He's dealing with a groin issue, but it shouldn't keep him from playing.
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins was a bit on the dull side in his NBA debut, scoring six points, three rebounds an assist and a pair of steals in 19 minutes.
Insight: Wiggins was dealing with a sore back so perhaps he didn't push it. Like most rookies, the first season will be filled with ups and downs and fantasy owners who pick him in non-dynasty leagues should be aware of the inconsistent nature of the selection.
Description: Heat guard Norris Cole was huge in his opener - 23 points, three rebounds, two assists.
Insight: It will be interesting to see if he can do it on a consistent basis or if this was just opening night enthusiasm. The Heat have a number of options should he falter in Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers so Cole is still a risky option.
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has been ruled out of the first three games of the season.
Insight: Nothing new here for a guy who has missed more than half of the games over the past three seasons. Sunday versus Charlotte is the earliest he could play, but fantasy owners should not expect anything from him - then they won't be disappointed.
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to an ankle issue.
Insight: O'Quinn started at PF with Channing Frye sidelined and barring a setback should get another start as Frye isn't likely back until Saturday. O'Quinn played just 21 minutes in the opener due to foul trouble and the ankle issue.
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line, for 32 points. Gasol also had nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. This is a contract-year for Gasol, and he is off to a great start.
Description: Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young looked fantastic in his team debut.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 , including two 3-pointers, for 26 points. Young also chipped in four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. It looks like he is picking up where he left off in Philadelphia, last season.
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the team in scoring, during Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: It was not much of an accomplishment, as Anthony had only 14 points. The Knicks shot only 36.5 percent from the field, and Anthony and Amare Stoudemire (12 points) were the only two players to score in double-figures.
Description: Bulls center Pau Gasol had a fantastic team debut.
Insight: Him and backup power forward Taj Gibson led the Bulls on Wednesday, with Gasol going for 21 points and 11 rebounds. Gibson chipped in 22 points, eight rebounds, one steal, and one block as well. It is early, but it is looking like Chicago is extremely deep.
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade hit some big shots down the stretch, and helped Miami beat Washington in the season opener.
Insight: He shot 8-of-16 for 21 points, made two 3-pointers, and had two steals. Owners need to be aware that Wade will probably not suit up every game, but if he posts numbers like tonight's, then he will be in line for a nice season.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce played well in his team debut.
Insight: He played 33 minutes and was 6-for-10 from the field, including one three-pointer, for 17 points. Pierce also had six rebounds, five assists, and two steals, making it just another night on the court for him.
Description: raptors guard Kyle Lowry had a poor shooting night, but posted a double-double during Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Insight: Lowry and DeMar Derozan shot poorly, going a a combined 7-of-27. However, Derozan chipped in 15 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals, while Lowry had 11 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, and three steals. Both players should be extremely valuable until season's end.
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas led the team in scoring, in limited minutes.
Insight: He played only 21 minutes, and was 4-of-5 from the field, but 9-of-10 from the line, for his 17 points. Valanciunas also chipped in eight rebounds and a block. It was a solid opening night, and owners can expect his playing to increase as well.
Description: Atlanta C/PF Al Horford scored 12 points in his return to action on Wednesday.
Insight: After playing in only 29 games last season, Horford was 6-of-15 from the field, while chipping in 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal. As long as he can stay healthy, Horford will have a major impact on the fantasy season.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight almost posted a triple-double on Wednesday night against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot terribly (5-of-17), but had 22 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds, and was 10-of-10 from the line. Knight did turn the ball over four times, but if he produces numbers like that, the turnovers should not be an issue to fantasy owners.
Description: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker did not do much in his NBA debut.
Insight: He shot 3-of-9 from the field, for eight points, and had four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Owners should expect growing pains, especially early on, but it is nice to know he played 37 minutes on Wednesday night.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker hit the game-winning jumper, in overtime, against Milwaukee.
Insight: Charlotte trailed all night, but forced overtime, and Walker put the Hornets in front for good with 5.1 seconds remaining in the extra session. He had a poor shooting night (9-for-26), but did have 26 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block. Solid start to the season for Walker.
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten had a solid opening night.
Insight: He was filling in for the injured Michael Carter-Williams, and posted a nice stat line. Wroten was 9-of-21 for 22 points, while also adding seven assists, eight rebounds, and three steals. Once MCW returns from injury, Wroten will move back to the bench, but as long as he continues to see minutes, he will be able to provide numbers for fantasy owners.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel posted 10 rebounds and three blocks in his NBA debut.
Insight: He had a poor shooting night, going 2-for-11 from the field and 2-for-6 from the line, for his six points. Owners will have to deal with poor offensive nights from Noel, but it is nice to see him produce in the rebounding and shot-blocking department, early on.
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks.
Insight: Stephenson has been dealing with a couple injuries throughout preseason, but he is ready to go on Wednesday. It will likely going to take some time for him to adjust to a new system, but Stephenson has the chance to be a real star.
Description: Doctors have diagnosed lakers forward Julius Randle with a broken right tibia. Randle will undergo further evaluations on Wednesday.
Insight: The Lakers heard a pop when Randle went down to the floor late in Tuesday's season opener. It's such a shame. Randle was one of the top rookies drafted in fantasy this season, and he played just one game in his rookie campaign. The Lakers will be even more reliant on Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill.
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led the team with 19 points on opening night.
Insight: Bryant's return was a little disappointing to owners who bought into coach Byron Scott's claim that Bryant would play 30-to-40 minutes. The guard only played 29 minutes versus the Rockets. That, however, could have been due to the blowout on the scoreboard.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard was not heavily involved in the offense on opening night.
Insight: Howard only took five shots, the fewest of all the Rockets starters. He made three of those field goals and shot 7-of-16 from the free-throw line. Howard finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Description: Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 32 points on opening night.
Insight: Harden shot 7-for-17 from the floor, including a 3-for-6 from 3-point land, but the guard made his gold at the free throw line on Tuesday. Harden shot 15-for-16 from the charity stripe. He also added six assists and a steal.
Description: Magic point guard Elfrid Payton had a disappointing first game in the Association.
Insight: Payton shot 2-of-8 from the field and scored four points. He did contribute in other ways, though, with five rebounds, seven assists and one steal. Owners can come to expect these rough shooting nights from the rookie.
Description: Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili scored 20 points off the bench on opening night against the Mavericks.
Insight: Ginobili shot 6-of-13 from the floor, including 2-for-6 from downtown. He chipped in six of his points from the free-throw line. Fantasy owners would like to see a better percentage, but they like the 20 points and six assists.
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker scored 23 points to lead San Antonio over Dallas, 101-100, on opening night.
Insight: Parker also had three assists, three rebounds and one turnover. He shot 60 percent from the floor including 4-for-4 from behind the arc. Parker appears to be the focal point of the Spurs offense at least until Kawhi Leonard returns.
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener.
Insight: We don't normally like to write notes with "may" in them, but this just proves Jason Kidd is again lost as a head coach. A day before the season opener, he has admitted he doesn't know who is starting. The Greek freak could start at guard or small forward. If he plays at SF, then Jabari Parker will start at power forward.
Description: New Orleans G/F Tyreke Evans is expected to start at small forward.
Insight: That's ggod news for fantasy owners that might have been afraid he would come off the bench. We believe he has the talent to play at last season's level, so are projecting 17.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.9 apg getting most of the minutes as the primary small forward, but he can also play at either guard spot if needed.
Description: Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday told nba.com he's about 80 percent for the season opener.
Insight: Holiday averaged just 14.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 7.9 apg, 1.6 spg, but that was with a new club and now that he's had a chance to fit in he should be better. We will like him a lot more when he tells us he's healthy.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard practiced Sunday and should be ready to start Tuesday night's game against the Lakers.
Insight: Howard has been dealing with knee and arm issues, but it shouldn't prevent him from dominating the Lakers big men. In his second season with Houston we are projecting a slight uptick to 19 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 1.5 apg and 2.1 blocks per contest.
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks according to ESPN.
Insight: Leonard has been out since Oct. 11 with an eye infection. He should be back within three-to-five days. He should see a bigger role in the offense after breking out and winning the Finals MVP last spring.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is coming off a solid 2013-14 campaign.
Insight: He averaged 17.7 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 1.5 three-pointers per game. Walker will have a great chance to improve upon those numbers this season, and owners need to start him with confidence as the season gets underway.