By Dave “Deuce” Mason

During the long, 82-game grind of an NBA season you have to find ways to make games more entertaining. The way I do it is to pick a player from a team and if the player meets a certain accomplishment during a game, I buy his jersey.

What’s the risk? Well, these players received increased playing time and if I lose, I have to spend my money on some random players jersey.

My record: 7-0

Lets take a look back at all the my victims…

Double-double-victims:  If any of these players were able to have a double-double, I’m screwed:

1. Kyle O’Quinn-Orlando Magic-I said I’d buy his jersey if he finished with a double-double

Result: 0 points and 9 rebounds in 15 minutes in a Kings win.

2. Tyler Zeller-Cleveland Cavaliers-He received more playing time for Cleveland due to an injury to Anderson Varejao

Result:  6 points and one rebound in 13 minutes in a win against the Kings.

Photo courtesy: Getty Images

Photo courtesy: Getty Images

3. Aaron Gray-Sacramento Kings-Gray got the start against Indiana in place of an injured DeMarcus Cousins.

Result: 3 points and 7 rebounds in 36 minutes in the Kings loss.

4. Enes Kanter-Utah Jazz-Kanter doesn’t have many double-doubles but his size could’ve given the Kings trouble.

Result: 16 points and 3 rebounds in a win over the Kings.

5. Donatas Montiejunas-Houston Rockets-The young big man got the start against the Kings in place of the injured Terrance Jones.

Result:  6 points and 9 rebounds in 29 minutes.

Scoring victims:

6. Kent Bazemore-Los Angeles Lakers-I would have to pick up the ugly purple and gold jersey if he was able to score 20 points. He started strong with 6 points in the first quarter.

Result: 12 points in 27 minutes a Lakers win. Bazemore has scored 20 or more twice since coming over for Golden State at the trade deadline.

7. Nate Wolters-Bucks guard-The Kings have had issues ALL season with guards scoring. All Nate would have to do his put up 15 points and I would buy his jersey. Sounds simple, right?

What was going against me? How about the fact that it was Nate Wolters poster night in Milwaukee.

He scored 4 points in the first few minutes of the game against the Kings but failed to reach 15.

Result: 6 points for the rookie guard.

Who should my next victim be? Hit me up on Twitter: @deucemason and listen 12-3 p.m. on KHTK Sports 1140


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