Here are a few players with a new team and how they did in their debut.
Dwight Howard- After having a much publicized last 2 years; Dwight Howard has finally landed on a team that he wants to be on. This past off-season saw him sign a 4-year 88 million dollar deal that gives him an early termination option after his third season. In Howard’s first game with the Houston Rockets beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-83, and he tied his career high in rebounds with 26, along with 17 points and 2 blocks. While it’s only game one of many with his current team; The future for Howard and the Rockets look very promising.
Paul Pierce- Coming into his 16th season in the NBA, but this is his 1st year with a new team. After being with the Boston Celtics for 15 years an offseason trade sent him to division rival the Brooklyn Nets. In a losing effort “The truth” had 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
Kevin Garnett- After being with the Boston Celtics for the last 6 years; Kevin Garnett was also dealt to the Nets in the same trade with Paul Pierce. While Garnett’s performance wasn’t as good as his debuts in the past he still racked up 10 rebounds and 8 points.
Andre Iguodala- One of the more low-key NBA players Andre Iguodala has found himself a new home this past offseason when he signed his 4 year 48 million dollar deal with the Golden State Warriors. After a very good postseason with the Denver Nuggets; Andre Iguodala looks to get back to his all-star form, but last night was not a good sign. He registered 7 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in his 1st game with the Warriors.
Monta Ellis- After opting out of a deal that would have guaranteed him 11 million dollars; He signed a 3 year 25.08 million dollar deal. He has the ability to opt out after the second season and will only make 8 million this year and 8.36 million next year. In his season debut with the Dallas Mavericks Ellis scored 32 points, had 8 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Jrue Holiday- Coming off of an all-star season with the Philadelphia 76ers; Star Point Guard Jrue Holiday found himself traded during the NBA draft this past offseason to the New Orleans Pelicans. While the 76ers are rebuilding and the Pelicans are trying to win now, Holiday is going to be a step in the right direction. Although in a loss to the Pacers; Holiday had 24 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds.