NBA TV Top 10: October 30th

NBA’s Top 10 Plays for October 30th, 2009.

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Suns Exercise Options on Dudley, Lopez

Jared Dudley

Jared Dudley

The Phoenix Suns today announced that the club has exercised the team options on the contracts of third-year forward Jared Dudley and second-year center Robin Lopez for the 2010-11 season.

Dudley, 24, enters his first full season with the Suns and third career campaign in the NBA.

The 7-0, 255-pound Lopez was the Suns’ first-round selection in the 2008 NBA Draft (15th overall).

The Suns have declined the 2010-11 team option on the contract of third-year swingman Alando Tucker.

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Rockets Exercise Option on Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has picked up the option on the contract of guard Aaron Brooks.

Brooks (6-0, 161, Oregon), who was selected by Houston in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft, is averaging 18.5 points and 8.5 assists in two games this season.

In 2008-09, Brooks averaged career highs of 11.2 points (.366, 113-309 3FG), 2.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 80 games (35 starts).

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Rudy Gay Shows Off on the Break

Rudy Gay gives the fans a look at his one-handed jam on the Grizzlies break.

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Shannon Brown Climbs the Ladder

Shannon Brown comes up with the big putback jam off of Kobe’s miss.

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Vince Carter Sprains Ankle

Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Magic guard Vince Carter sprained his ankle in the team’s 95-85 win over the Nets on Friday night.

Carter had 16 points when he left the game in the second quarter with the injury.

“I heal like a young guy so I’ll be good tomorrow,” Carter told the Associated Press after sitting out the second half.

“Hopefully, I’ll be back Sunday. We’re going to be smart about it. It’s a long season. I’m feeling better now that I am walking on it.”

X-rays were negative on the ankle and he did not experience a lot of swelling.

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Nightly Notable for October 30th: Steve Nash

Check out the big night for Steve Nash against the Warriors.

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Howard Reaches 1M Followers on Twitter

Orlando Magic Star Dwight Howard reaches 1 million followers on Twitter.

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Josh Smith Sets Shot-Blocking Record

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Hawks forward Josh Smith became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 900 blocks late in the Hawks’ game against Washington on Friday, surpassing Shaquille O’Neal, at 23 and 329 days.

Smith, however, insisted that being a shot blocker was never a part of his NBA master plan.

“It started out with me being young and just playing with energy, and now it has become something I just have a knack for,” he said.

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NBA Highlights from October 30th

NBA Highlights from October 30th, 2009.

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