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Ayo Dosunmu, Jalen Duren and Bennedict Mathurin all make noise

Ayo Dosunmu

Ayo Dosunmu

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sport

It was a crazy night in the NBA during Wednesday’s openers with plenty of injuries and standout performances. Daily Doses are a thing of the past, but we’ll try to cut to the chase this season and offer our Pickups of the Day each night after the action. Forgive me if I missed anyone… heads are still spinning here after a 150-plus blurb night (give or take a few). And with so much going on tonight some headlines were pushed off the front page too early. Be sure to scroll through the newsfeed if you don’t want to miss anything. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter here and to bookmark our NBA Injury Report page.

Santi Aldama – MEM – Filling in for Jaren Jackson Jr., Santi started and had 18 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers for the Grizzlies. He’s worth grabbing everywhere after last night’s 39-minute performance.

Ayo Dosunmu – CHI – He’s the fill-in point guard with Lonzo Ball out indefinitely and went off for 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes. Go get him.

Jalen Duren – DET – Isaiah Livers is injured and Duren went off for 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks last night in just 22 minutes. He’s extremely intriguing.

Bennedict Mathurin – IND – The rookie came off the Pacer bench for 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes. He’s going to get run for a tanking team after a fun preseason.

Jaden McDaniels – MIN – He’s probably rostered in your league but if not, Wednesday’s 19 points, six boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks should make him a very popular pickup. He started and played 36 minutes, missing all three of his 3-point tries but did hit 9-of-10 free throws.

Cam Reddish – NYK – Reddish came out of absolutely nowhere and nearly won the game for the Knicks, finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers on 9-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes. He could be a total flash in the pan but is hard to ignore after last night’s heroics.

Kevin Huerter – SAC – Huerter hit 8-of-12 shots and six triples for 23 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes. The Kings love him and so do we.

Nick Richards – CHA – He might be the best center in Charlotte and had 19 points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes.

Trey Murphy – NOP – Murph had 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists, a block and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes off the Pelicans bench. He also hit 5-of-7 shots on the night.

Isaiah Hartenstein – NYK – Hartenstein played a whopping 40 minutes and went off for 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block for the Knicks. Keep in mind starter Mitchell Robinson played just 13 minutes with five fouls in the overtime loss. Hartenstein hit 7-of-11 shots but missed all three of his 3-pointers.