Chuck's Daily Check in - 10.04.2019

Day three of training camp is in the books.

According to Coach Boylen, Wendell Carter Jr. did not practice today (tailbone contusion). He is day to day.

"I held out Otto and Thad (today), we just felt like they needed a veteran day. They have practiced really hard, they have been here all September."

More from the Coach:

"What I want our guys to do is to take more ownership of their teammates, how we practice, how we play, how we lose, how we win, and have it mean something to them." -Coach Boylen

NBA News and Notes:

Preseason: Houston 109, Los Angeles Clippers 96. James Harden with a 37-7-7 game. Clint Capela with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard did not play. Houston Head Coach Mike D' Antoni challenged an offensive foul late in the second quarter. The NBA allows each coach one challenge per game.

The Wizards injury list continues to grow with the latest being center Ian Mahinmi who is sidelined indefinitely with a strained right Achilles tendon.

Golden State's Kevon Looney will miss the Warriors preseason opener with a hamstring injury.

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