November 7, 2018, 2:20 pm
Our old buddy Vince Miracle rejoins the pod to tackle a truckload of letters from fans.
Dan Besbris fields the mailbag, and the guys cover hot players like Derrick White, Richaun Holmes, and how to gauge upside in the season-long hunt for helpful free agents!
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January 16, 2019, 10:48 pmTreveon Graham - F - Brooklyn Nets
Treveon Graham had a breakout game in a crucial overtime win over the Rockets on Wednesday as he put up 21 points with five rebounds on 7-of-9 shooting.
He made three 3-pointers and had the tough task of having to guard James Harden on a number of possessions in this game. He was on the bench late in this game until Rodions Kurucs, who had 14 points and five rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting, fouled out. Graham guarded Harden on the last possession of regulation and forced him into a tough contested 3-pointer that he missed. Despite receiving minutes in the upper-20's since Jared Dudley got hurt, Graham was not able to contribute much to the box score prior to this game. I would not pick him up just yet, but it was great to see him have a performance like this one for the Nets.
January 16, 2019, 10:28 pmEric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon is experiencing soreness in his knee and will not return for the overtime period on Wednesday.
Gordon leaves the game after having scored 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four triples, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. He's had a history of knee problems, so his inability to stay in the game is a concern.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 10:15 pmTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
As per Adrian Wojnarowski, Tyus Jones will be wearing a walking boot for the next several days and will be day-to-day after that.
Jones has been a good steals specialist for streaming purposes but with Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague now both healthy, there's little need to hang onto him considering he's set to miss multiple games.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 9:59 pmReggie Bullock - F - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Bullock handed out a team-high six assists in Wednesday's 120-115 OT win over the Magic and also added 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting and three triples.
Bullock has emerged as a capable passer as of late, averaging 3.6 assists per game over his last five, while also knocking down 3.0 treys per contest, making him a worthwhile hold in standard leagues right now. Reggie Jackson only managed four assists with 13 points (5-of-12 shooting) with two rebounds and two tirples.
January 16, 2019, 9:56 pmTerrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross played well on Wednesday as he dropped 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting with six 3-pointers in a loss to the Pistons.
He did not add much else to the box score aside from two defensive stats, two rebounds and one assist. He has been a solid late-round value in standard leagues and is a good scoring and 3-point specialist. As long as he remains the sixth man for the Magic and doesn't get traded he should have top-120 appeal for the remainder of the season.
January 16, 2019, 9:49 pmNikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic managed to score 24 points on 11-of-22 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds and three assists in a loss to the Pistons in overtime on Wednesday.
He added two 3-pointers and one steal to the box score. He is still a top-15 value on the season, but lately his value has been trending towards top-20/25. Regardless, Vucevic is outplaying expectations and is having a career year for the Magic.
January 16, 2019, 9:48 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond dominated on the glass on Wednesday, securing a game-high 22 rebounds while scoring 14 points on 7-of-15 shooting with one assist and one block.
Drum didn't head to the free throw line tonight, which ends up a good thing because he was unable to drag down shooting percentages in that area. He failed to record a steal tonight, which was unfortunate considering he swiped the ball three times in each of his last couple of games. Those numbers should re-emerge soon enough with him averaging 1.6 steals per game this season.
January 16, 2019, 9:44 pmEvan Fournier - G/F - Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier dropped 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting in a team-high 40 minutes in an overtime loss to the Pistons on Wednesday.
Fournier has not been as productive as fantasy owners hoped that he would be this season as he has become a scoring and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. His shooting numbers are down from previous seasons as he is currently at 43% on the season and he does not add much else to the box score other than points. His backcourt mate DJ Augustin put up 13 points with seven assists in 32 minutes. Augustin has actually been a higher value on the season, but both players are late-round guys in 12-team or higher leagues.
January 16, 2019, 9:43 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin willed the Pistons to a win over the Magic on Wednesday, dropping a game-high 30 points (11-of-18 shooting) with four boards, five dimes, a triple and two blocks.
Griffin scored his team's last seven points, making sure that they sealed the deal in only one extra period. He's been playing at a high level all season and aside from expected maintenance days off for rest, Griffin has been a reliable mid-round value guy.
January 16, 2019, 9:38 pmAaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon fouled out in 37 minutes of action after putting up 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds in an overtime loss to the Pistons on Wednesday.
Gordon has been red-hot as of late and this game was definitely a sign that he is cooling down. He is boasting middle-round value on the season as he currently sits inside the top-90 in 9-cat value. He has top-50 potential, but he has been unable to consistently produce at a high level this season. Roll with Gordon and live with the ups and the downs that come with his game.