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Early Surprises
George Dohrmann
November 13, 2006
Ime Udoka's emergence as a starter may be the biggest shock of the NBA's first week, but here are some others.
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November 13, 2006

Early Surprises

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Ime Udoka's emergence as a starter may be the biggest shock of the NBA's first week, but here are some others.

Andrew Bynum, C, Lakers The NBA's youngest opening-night starter (at 19) has been impressive, averaging 10.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in just 19.3 minutes through Sunday.

Quentin Richardson, F, Knicks After a nightmarish first season in New York he is back in gunslinging form, leading the team in scoring (21.7 points a game)—and averaging 8.0 rebounds.

Mouhamed Sene, C, Sonics This widely panned 2006 first-round pick (10th overall) came to camp as Seattle's third-string center, but an injury to Robert Swift and the ineffectiveness of Johan Petro has made him the starter.

Hakim Warrick, F, Grizzlies A summer spent working out with former Syracuse teammate Carmelo Anthony has paid off: Warrick is averaging 19.3 points, 8.0 boards and 2.7 assists.

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