Big baller of the night: Brandon Ingram rebounded from his nine-point, two-rebound game against Toronto with 16 points Saturday. He was much more aggressive and continues to show spurts where he can be an effective scorer who is difficult to guard.
The matchup: Rubio was his crafty self with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. But Ball’s opponent didn’t go for a triple-double like Lowry did the night before, and Rubio certainly is capable of doing that.
“He’s a tough, blue-collar kid. He’ll fit this town very well.”
The Panthers would have had to make a decision on a long-term deal after the season for Benjamin. In May, Carolina exercised the fifth-year option in Benjamin’s rookie contract, which will pay him $8.5 million in 2018. That amount is currently guaranteed for injury and will become fully guaranteed if he remains on the Bills’ roster in March.
“Once we obtain this contract, we can renegotiate at any point to extend him, if we choose to do so,” Beane said.
When grading Garoppolo on his ability throw the ball with anticipation, you will find a lot of positives on the tape — especially in the quick game. On throws under 10 yards, Garoppolo went 25-of-32 for 243 yards (78.1 completion percentage) versus Arizona and Miami.
After averaging just 12 snaps per game through the first three weeks, Breida is now getting on the field for 31 percent of the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive plays since the start of Week 4. He’s a proficient pass-catcher and is a safe bet for a few targets each game, which makes him a capable bye-week replacement in the PPR format.