November 22, 2018, 1:12 pm
A huge Wednesday recap and some questions from the listeners dot this special Thanksgiving morning episode. Grab a leg of turkey, pour some gravy, and settle in for NBA goodness.
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November 13, 2019, 10:29 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter took a big step forward in his second game back on Wednesday, dropping 13 points with nine rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes of action.
Kanter logged just six minutes on Monday but moved into the starting five with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis out. Brad Stevens made an offhand comment before the game about how Kanter wouldn't get close to 30 minutes tonight, so this is a pleasant surprise. Boston's depth may prove to be an issue for him this season, but if he can get even 22 mpg we're going to have a top-100 player. We'll see what happens when Theis and Williams return to the lineup.
November 13, 2019, 10:29 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller continued plugging along to the tune of 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one from deep.
Zeller has consistently provided reliable numbers this season. He isn't the flashiest name in the NBA but is sitting just inside the top-100 and is looking like someone that deserves a roster spot in most leagues.
November 13, 2019, 10:29 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela never returned to Houston's win over the Clippers in Wednesday, finishing his night with 12 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes.
The 20 rebound mark was Capela's third straight game of seeing that exact amount of boards. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said that Capela is still being evaluated and that there are no updates to his situation as of now. Hoepfully he is okay and able to suit up for his next one.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 10:27 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart was excellent in Wednesday's home victory over the Wizards, putting up 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers while going 6-of-12 from the field.
Smart is off to a fantastic start with top-85/55 value in the early going, and he's about to play a much larger role with Gordon Hayward out for the next six weeks. Boston's emotional leader shouldn't be on any waiver wires, and to this point it looks like he's made more strides to become a league average 3-point shooter. Smart may never be an efficient shooter from the field, but if he can hover above .400 rather than wallow in the .300s, like he is this season, then we're looking at an easy win for anyone who drafted him.
November 13, 2019, 10:25 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden led the way in Houston's Wednesday's win over the Clippers, finishing with 47 points (12-of-26 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, six triples and an effective 16-of-17 shooting mark from the free throw line.
The free throws dwarf the output of pretty much any other NBA player, but it's just another Wednesday for Harden. His free throw shooting numbers are one of his biggest drivers in fantasy value, and his owners should be pleased with this output after a few games of clanking a handful of them off the iron. He's a safe bet to finish the season as a top-3 value.
November 13, 2019, 10:21 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
PJ Washington was quiet on Wednesday, ending with only five points (2-of-7 shooting), three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.
Washington has been a solid addition for the Hornets this year. Even in his quiet games like tonight, it's nice to see he can still add a couple of blocks to his line. There's no need to panic after tonight's game.
November 13, 2019, 10:21 pmGrant WilliamsPF, Boston Celtics
Grant Williams couldn't take advantage of a thin Celtics frontcourt on Wednesday, logging 11 minutes with two points, three rebounds, a steal and a block.
Williams was a popular DFS play today and was expected to see minutes at center with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis both out, but Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier were both solid enough to make the rookie an afterthought. Williams has a pretty good stat set but is outside the top-300 and is only a deep-league stash at the moment.
November 13, 2019, 10:19 pmCarsen EdwardsPG, Boston Celtics
Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 18 points in Wednesday's win over the Wizards, adding four rebounds, three assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action.
The Celtics blew things open a bit in the fourth before a late push got the score to respectable territory, so we're not going to expect similar output in the next one. That said, Edwards is a wonderful scorer and could come into a nice bench role while Gordon Hayward is out. Consider him in 16-teamers for end-of-bench scoring punch.
November 13, 2019, 10:19 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz struggled throughout Wednesday's win over the 76ers, finishing with just eight points, four rebounds and three assists and a steal in 21 minutes.
Though Fultz was thoroughly outplayed by D.J Augustin (12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes), he still looks like he'll be holding onto the starting job for the forseeable future. His presence in the starting lineup doesn't give him standard league value, and saps Augustin of any that he had previously.
November 13, 2019, 10:17 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier took advantage of the Celtics' thin frontcourt on Wednesday, turning nine minutes of work into three points, four rebounds, three assists and a block.
Poierier has appeared in just five games all season, and this game saw him set career-highs in playing time, points, rebounds and assists. He's a name to know in 30-teamers if Boston's frontcourt players keep getting hurt.