November 18, 2018, 5:01 am
With 10 games on the schedule for Saturday, we present to you the most intriguing stat lines and recommendations for players owned in less than 60% of Yahoo leagues.
Jeremy Lamb (57%)
Saturday’s Line: 40 MIN, 6-18 FG, 7-7 FT, 20 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
Mid-round value all season in 25.9 minutes per game. Has now played over 30 minutes in two straight and rising field goal percentage has him in the top-40 over the last two weeks.
Danny Green (52%)
Saturday’s Line: 26 MIN, 7-7 FG, 17 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 3 3PM, 1 TO
Another mid-round, under-appreciated player. 2.5 triples, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks on the season and should not be available in any competitive league.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (59%)
Saturday’s Line: 20 MIN, 6-11 FG, 14 PTS, 1 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Still working his way back but top-85 value with 16.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 triples and great percentages in 22.8 minutes over last three games. Workload should increase and should remain in the top-100 if not higher the rest of the way.
Jerami Grant (58%)
Saturday’s Line: 32 MIN, 4-7 FG, 5-7 FT, 14 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 BLK, 1 3PM, 0 TO
Another “1-1-1 guy” with 1.1 triples, 0.9 steals and 1.1 blocks on the season. Has scored double-digits in all 12 games since being named starter.
Jonathan Isaac (57%)
Saturday’s Line: 17 MIN, 3-5 FG, 7 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 5 BLK, 2 TO
Yet to be fully unleashed but already top-150 in per-game value. Workload will rise if he stops getting injured.
Mikal Bridges (4%)
Saturday’s Line: 31 MIN, 4-7 FG, 3-3 FT, 14 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 4 STL, 2 BLK, 3 3PM, 2 TO
Started last two games with Ariza out and production over last three will make it very difficult for the coach not to play him. Has been a top-40 over those three with 1.3 triples, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks, making 11-of-21 shots and 9-of-9 free throws. This type of value can’t be ignored even if the minutes aren’t guaranteed yet.
Juan Hernangomez (16%)
Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 7-12 FG, 2-2 FT, 20 MIN, 11 REB, 2 AST, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 4 TO
Started the last four games and is now at top-60 value over those four with 14.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 triples and 60.0 percent shooting. May have secured himself the starting small forward gig until Will Barton returns.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (54%)
Saturday’s Line: 20 MIN 2-9 FG, 4 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 TO
Two poor games in a row may have caused him to be dropped in some leagues. Starter going forward with 1-1-1 potential.
Dorian Finney-Smith (3%)
Saturday’s Line: 40 MIN, 5-11 FG, 1-2 FT, 13 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
1.6 triples, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks on the season with a 51.6 field goal percentage puts him at top-130 value and should have an even bigger role as long as Wesley Matthews is out. The extent of Matthews’ injury is currently unknown.
Joe Harris (59%)
Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 7-11 FG, 3-5 FT, 19 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Gets backs on track after a couple of poor games. Has been consistent for most of season and role is secured especially with Caris LeVert currently on the shelf.
Patrick Beverley (21%)
Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 2-6 FG, 6 PTS, 8 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
May head to the bench when Avery Bradley returns but should still hover around top-150 value for the rest of the season if not higher and therefore should be rostered in most competitive leagues.
IF NO ONE ABOVE IS AVAILABLE…
P.J. Tucker (34%) 30 MIN, 4-9 FG, 9 PTS, 8 REB, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 4 TO
Quinn Cook (40%) 22 MIN, 6-10 FG, 15 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 3 3PM, 1 TO
Tyreke Evans (59%) 24 MIN, 4-12 FG, 1-2 FT, 11 PTS, 2 REB, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 3 TO
Lance Stephenson (12%) 22 MIN, 6-9 FG, 6-6 FT, 19 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
Fred VanVleet (43%) 29 MIN, 7-11 FG, 18 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 1 TO
Dewayne Dedmon (51%) 23 MIN, 4-5 FG, 3-3 FT, 12 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 3 TO
D.J. Augustin (45%) 27 MIN, 7-9 FG, 5-5 FT, 22 PTS, 1 REB, 7 AST, 3 3PM, 2 TO
E’Twaun Moore (57%) 36 MIN, 6-12 FG, 13 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Allen Crabbe (39%) 30 MIN, 5-11 FG, 2-2 FT, 15 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST, 3 3PM, 0 TO
Jeremy Lin (11%) 24 MIN, 7-11 FG, 16 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL, 2 3PM, 4 TO
WATCH LIST/OTHER OPTIONS (in no particular order)…
Ed Davis (7%) 19 MIN, 2-3 FG, 4 PTS, 11 REB, 2 BLK, 0 TO
Terrence Ross (53%) 16 MIN, 4-5 FG, 3-3 FT, 13 PTS, 2 REB, 2 3PM, 2 TO
Johnathon Simmons (3%) 26 MIN, 5-10 FG, 2-3 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST, 0 TO
Monte Morris (15%) 34 MIN, 6-7 FG, 13 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Wesley Johnson (0%) 24 MIN, 2-3 FG, 6 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Mike Muscala (7%) 37 MIN, 2-8 FG, 1-1 FT, 6 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Wilson Chandler (10%) 14 MIN, 0-2 FG, 2-2 FT, 2 PTS, 5 REB, 0 TO
Cody Zeller (18%) 35 MIN, 4-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 10 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 0 TO
Miles Bridges (7%) 26 MIN, 4-6 FG, 9 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 3 TO
Cory Joseph (4%) 30 MIN, 2-8 FG, 4 PTS, 3 REB, 5 AST, 5 STL, 7 TO
Delon Wright (3%) 19 MIN, 3-8 FG, 7 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 3 TO
Ryan Arcidiacono (10%) 31 MIN, 2-7 FG, 6 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
Gerald Green (1%) 14 MIN, 6-10 FG, 17 PTS, 1 REB, 5 3PM, 1 TO
Andre Iguodala (7%) 28 MIN, 4-9 FG, 8 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 2 TO
Kevon Looney (5%) 27 MIN, 0-2 FG, 7 REB, 1 AST, 1 TO
Damion Jones (5%) 22 MIN, 1-1 FG, 2 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 4 BLK, 2 TO
J.J. Barea (12%) 20 MIN, 6-9 FG, 13 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 1 3PM, 3 TO
Josh Jackson (19%) 17 MIN, 2-6 FG, 2-4 FT, 7 PTS, 3 REB, 4 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 3 TO
May 19, 2019, 11:06 amFrank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks
The Knicks are shopping Frank Ntilikina for a late-first or 2nd round pick according to Marc Berman of the New York Post
The paltry return they're searching for tells the story for the former lottery pick. It hasn't been a strong first two years for the young PG, but there will likely be an offer or two for him out there from a bottoming-out team who may want to take a filer on him for his defensive upside. Still though, Ntilikina has a long way to go before he can be considered a reliable NBA player.
Source: New York Post
May 19, 2019, 10:52 amGoran Dragic - G - Miami Heat
Goran Dragic is unlikely to opt out of the last year of his deal according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
This is unsurprising given how Dragic will be set to make $19.2 million in his final season, a total that he is all but assured not to see on the open market. Dragic's most productive days are behind him, but that doesn't mean that the Heat won't be able to find a suitor who'd be looking to clear some cap=space with his expiring deal.
Source: Miami Herald
May 19, 2019, 1:40 amStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry scored 36 points in Saturday's 110-99 Game 3 win over the Blazers, adding six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.
Curry led his team offensively, contributing 36 points on 11-for-26 shooting. On a night where teammate Draymond Green was the primary facilitator, Curry settled in on scoring the bulk of his team's points from off the ball screens and shots from behind the arc. The Warriors have the luxury to allow for multiple ball-handlers and Curry seemed happy to acquiesce as he and Klay Thompson combined for 55 points with seven 3-pointers. Look for Curry to continue to lead the team in scoring as Kevin Durant is not expected to be back this series.
May 19, 2019, 1:37 amDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Damian Lillard has been playing through separated ribs in the Western Conference Finals.
Charania and Sam Amick have since reported that the injury occurred in Game 2 when Kevon Looney landed on Lillard's ribs. To this point he's playing with a pad on his torso, though his current run of poor shooting extends back into the second round before the injury was sustained. The Blazers are facing a deep hole down 0-3 to the Warriors, and Lillard will surely be finishing out the series despite his injury. Between the ailment and Golden State selling out to stop him, Lillard has had to battle through quite a bit in the WCF.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 19, 2019, 1:09 amDamian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors
Damian Jones got the start for the Warriors but played just three minutes after picking up three fouls in the first quarter to finish with no other countable statistic in Saturday's win.
Jones got the start and then got the hook early after drawing three fouls in the first 3:17 of Game 3. Jones got the start over Andrew Bogut after playing just two minutes in Game 2 and two minutes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Bogut and Jones played a combined six minutes this game and did not contribute anything offensively. Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney picked up the slack and ended up playing 42 minutes and contributing 14 points. It is unlikely that Jones will start again going into Game 4.
May 19, 2019, 12:55 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green went off on Saturday's win, posting a monster 20-13-12 line and adding four steals and one block.
Draymond was all over the court for the Warriors posting his seventh career postseason triple-double. With his team down 13 points to start the second half, Green channeled his inner Magic Johnson and rallied the Warriors with six rebounds, six assists and two steals to take the lead going into the fourth quarter. His defensive intensity continues to be a catalyst for the team and is a major reason why the Warriors continue to dominate in this series.
May 19, 2019, 12:39 amMaurice Harkless - F - Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless scored six points and added three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Saturday's loss.
Harkless did all of his damage in the first half and looked to be on his way to a great game scoring six points and adding two steals/blocks. Unfortunately he would not score again and added just one assist to his stat line in the second half. Fellow forward Al-Farouq Aminu added just two points in the losing effort and he and Harkless continue to get marginalized in the Blazers' small-ball lineup. Harkless has the ability to contribute for the team and they will need him to re-find his aggressiveness if the they plan on making this a series.
May 19, 2019, 12:26 amSeth Curry - G - Trail Blazers
Seth Curry went 2-for-6 from the field for five points, adding three rebounds, one steal and one turnover in Saturday's loss.
Curry continues to play heavy minutes for the Blazers, playing 30 minutes in the Game 3 loss. Unfortunately, similar to the rest of his team, he could not get much going offensively by contributing just five points and not much else. The team continues to feature a small lineup featuring Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Curry in hopes of pushing the tempo. Expect him to continue to see big minutes off the bench as he hopes to contribute more offensively in Game 4.
May 19, 2019, 12:23 amAndre Iguodala - G/F - Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala was limited to 18 minutes in Saturday's Game 3 win because of left calf tightness and is expected to undergo an MRI on Sunday.
Iguodala posted two points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal while going 1-of-5 from the field. With the Warriors taking a stranglehold on the series with tonight's win, it's fair to question whether or not they ask Iguodala to push through his injury. It doesn't appear to be overly serious but we will find out more tomorrow.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
May 19, 2019, 12:12 amDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard shot 3-for-9 from behind the arc on 5-for-18 overall on Saturday, resulting in just 19 points with six rebounds, six assists, two steals and five turnovers in 40 minutes.
Lillard’s shooting woes continue into Game 3. He and CJ McCollum shot a combined 12-for-38 from the field, 5-for-19 on 3-pointers and 13-for-20 from the free throw line in the loss. Three games into Western Conference Finals, Dame has shot 15-for-46 from the field. The Blazers will lean on Lillard to find his shot going into Game 4 where they host the Warriors in hopes of extending the series.