LeBron James passed the immortal Wilt Chamberlain to become fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list, putting up 44 points on 13-of-19 shooting with 10 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, three blocks and five treys in the Lakers' 126-117 win over the Blazers on Wednesday.
James hit 13-of-15 freebies for good measure and he's picking right up where he left off last season with top 4-5 value so far this year in fantasy leagues. That's 31,425 career points in case you're wondering — a journey he started before most of y'all had cellphones.November 15, 2018, 1:53 am
Kyle Kuzma scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.
Kuzma is hovering around the top-100 so far this season and he appears to be a safe late-round value at least.November 15, 2018, 1:44 am
Damian Lillard scored 31 points on 8-of-23 shooting (3-of-9 3PTs, 12-of-13 FTs) with eight rebounds, 11 assists and one block in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.
Lillard has shot to the top of the rankings to start the year, returning No. 4 per-game value in 9-cat leagues and No. 11 per-game value in 8-cat leagues. His percentages are going to take a hit at some point but he appears to be on pace to meet or beat ADP.November 15, 2018, 1:43 am
Brandon Ingram scored 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 4-of-5 from the line) with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.
Ingram is going to have a hard time cracking the top-100 and he's probably not a great bet to return top-125 when on the floor this year. His percentages are killing him and his general feel for the game looks off. In 9-cat formats his 2.4 giveaways per game put him in 14-team territory.November 15, 2018, 1:41 am
Seth Curry (right knee) is undergoing an MRI following his exit from Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
That doesn't sound good and there won't be too minutes distributed back into the rotation if Curry misses time, but players like Wade Baldwin, Nik Stauskas and Evan Turner will have a bit more responsibility.
Source: Joe Freeman on TwitterNovember 15, 2018, 1:35 am
JaVale McGee scored 20 points with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 24 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.
McGee probably isn't topping 25 mpg for the rest of the year but he's not going to lose too much value to Tyson Chandler. If anything, the value loss can be put toward his durability since it's pretty amazing he's logging this many minutes after years of not being able to handle anything close to it.November 15, 2018, 1:32 am
Lonzo Ball scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds, three assists and one steal over 32 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.
Ball has been a late-round value in 25.7 mpg while being banged up and banged around by the presence of Rajon Rondo, who broke his hand in tonight's game. Look for his valuation to rise as well as his comfort, and that could be the ramp he needs to put some distance on Rondo. Regardless, he's a must-add player given his stat set and potential to reach up into the middle rounds while having a nice floor.November 15, 2018, 1:28 am
Rajon Rondo broke his hand in Wednesday's game and is expected to miss up to four weeks according to Shams Charania.
If Lonzo Ball is somehow available run, don't walk to pick him up. Josh Hart's value will be safer and more consistent during this time and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be back on the radar if the Lakers really want to pump his trade value up.
Source: Shams Charania on TwitterNovember 15, 2018, 1:21 am