July 8, 2019, 12:35 am
Dan Besbris goes mega-rant on the wild Friday night NBA flurry, even hitting on fantasy impact between the screams of both love and disgust.
February 22, 2020, 10:35 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins was dominant in Saturday's 111-107 win over the Hawks, putting up 35 points, 17 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers while shooting 13-of-18 from the field.
Collins has been cooking at a first-round level in the last two weeks, and is a few spots below that on the full season, and there's really nothing outside of health that can slow him down — not even Clint Capela. He made quick work of a smaller Mavs team tonight and kept Atlanta around until Trae Young popped in 13 of his 25 points in the final frame. Keep the young Hawks locked and loaded down the stretch.
February 22, 2020, 10:28 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon managed eight points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes on Saturday night.
Dedmon's got a little extra leash with news that Clint Capela will be out for multiple weeks. He's been a middle-round option in the last two weeks and there's no reason to think that won't continue for as long as Capela is out.
February 22, 2020, 10:26 pmCam ReddishG-F, Atlanta Hawks
Cam Reddish notched 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals on Saturday night.
Reddish played 39 minutes and shot 6-for-16 with no threes to dampen spirits a bit, but he's been a surprising top-75 value in the last two weeks. He's outside the top-200 on the full season but has been a top-100 type over the last month, so it's time to start considering Reddish as a viable option in standard leagues. Don't expect the world but there's no harm in striking while the iron is hot.
February 22, 2020, 10:24 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter gave fantasy GMs a lot to ponder on Saturday night, going 1-for-11 from the field for three points while adding three rebounds, six assists, four steals and a 3-pointer.
Huerter is definitely trending downward and is getting squeezed by Atlanta's other young wings, but he's still a top-120 player on the season despite just top-150 output in the last couple of weeks. He's probably one of the last guys on your roster and could be cut for a can't-miss free agent, but it's hard to argue with the overall package. His .419 FG% stings and there are nights where he completely disappears, but in the end the value is what the value is. Huerter's starting to get a Danny Green vibe about him, which means he'll frustrate night-to-night if you can't wait for the big picture.
February 22, 2020, 10:19 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in 33 points on Saturday night, going 11-of-22 from the field with four rebounds, five assists and six 3-pointers.
Dallas was without Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis tonight so the scoring had to come from somewhere, and THJ was happy to deliver against his old team. He's a low-end play in standard leagues but gets a small bump if you're hunting scoring and threes. Tonight was definitely a perfect set of circumstances for him so don't expect this kind of output regularly, but there's a chance that Hardaway could be kicking off one of his hot streaks.
February 22, 2020, 10:17 pmMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber drew a start on Saturday night and delivered nine points, eight rebounds, a 3-pointer and five blocks before fouling out against the Hawks.
Kleber had run of the roost with Kristaps Porzingis dealing with load management and Willie Cauley-Stein away for personal reasons. He hasn't taken off like we hoped after Dwight Powell went down for the year, but Kleber is a top-155/120 (8/9-cat) guy and holds low-end appeal because of his blocks, rebounds and occasional threes, with a lean towards 9-cat formats.
February 22, 2020, 10:13 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright was able to deliver 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes of action on Saturday.
Wright got extra work with Jalen Brunson leaving the game after just one minute. He's been a big disappointment this season, going from potential breakout starter to his current standing outside the top-150. The stat set means he might still be worth rostering in specific 12-team lineups, but unfortunately Wright has been just a deep-league guy in general.
February 22, 2020, 10:11 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry played through right knee soreness on Saturday night and finished with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers against the Hawks.
Curry logged 38 minutes and started, so that should assuage concerns about his injury. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis aren't expected to miss more time so Curry should go back to the bench for Dallas' next game, but anyone who rolled with him tonight came away happy.
February 22, 2020, 9:40 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk hit 5-of-15 shots from the field en route to his 15 points off the bench on Saturday, adding three triples, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.
Monk's poor shooting tonight aside, he did manage to crack the double-digit scoring mark again while also making a significant contribution in the 3s made category. He should be worth an end-of-bench slot in standard leagues moving forward.
February 22, 2020, 9:36 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham's shooting slump continued to haunt him on Saturday as he went 1-for-10 from the field to finish the game with six points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and one block.
Graham appears to be in a funk. The defensive stats tonight don't even begin to cover his shooting inefficiency and his lack of significant dimes. Owners will just have to ride out the storm and hope he comes out the other end in time.