November 6, 2018, 10:05 pm
Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle.
With Jon being away from the pod recently, they get his take on the Kings winning streak. Then the fellas move into a discussion of The Ringer piece on Bagley. They finish up by figuring out whether they were encouraged or discouraged by the game against the Bucks.
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January 17, 2019, 12:11 amAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford had one of his best games of the season in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday as he had 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks.
He made three 3-pointers and went 3-of-3 from the line. Despite having what many see as a "down year", Horford is a top-40 guy and can be a game-changer for fantasy rosters. The Celtics will need him to play like this to regain their momentum as a contender to win the Eastern Conference.
January 17, 2019, 12:05 amJayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum had a decent game on Wednesday as he managed to score 16 points with 10 rebounds on 6-of-16 shooting in a win over the Raptors.
He made one 3-pointer and added two assists and one block to the box score. Tatum is inside the top-50 on the season. Marcus Morris had an off-night as he only had six points with eight rebounds and five fouls on 2-of-9 shooting. Morris has also been a good fantasy asset and he is a top-80 value.
January 17, 2019, 12:02 amOmri Casspi - F - Memphis Grizzlies
Omri Casspi came off the bench for 36 minutes on Wednesday night, dropping 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in the process.
Casspi also went 7-of-13 from the field and took full advantage of Justin Holiday sitting early despite drawing the start. It's hard to chase this game but with all of Memphis' injuries on the wing you at least know that Casspi will be one of the first men up. Deep-leaguers, you can take a flier if you're feeling frisky. Just don't get attached.
January 16, 2019, 11:59 pmGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward put up 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with five assists in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday.
He is just outside top-120 value on the season and has been a solid late-round guy despite playing worse than expectations. He is still not playing like the player he was in Utah, but he has shown flashes of the old Hayward in a few games this season. Hang onto him and hope that he can get his old form back.
January 16, 2019, 11:59 pmJustin Holiday - G - Memphis Grizzlies
Justin Holiday drew the start on Wednesday night but continued to frustrate fantasy owners, logging only 17 minutes but still managing five points, four rebounds, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Holiday committed a foolish early foul and ended up sitting most of the first half, but he at least managed to round out his box score nicely thereafter. Fantasy owners can take that with them tonight but they were still likely hoping for a steadier performance given the start. 17 minutes won't be enough to cut it on most nights, and although this one had extensive garbage time we'd still like to see more before declaring him must-start once again. If nothing else, Holiday appears to be back on the right track.
January 16, 2019, 11:54 pmAron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes returned from a broken left hand on Wednesday and scored nine points with five rebounds in a win over the Raptors.
Marcus Smart also returned from illness and had five points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Smart has been a top-100 player this season and he can be plugged back into lineups. Baynes can remain on the wire.
January 16, 2019, 11:53 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks in Wednesday's road win with 27 points (10-for-14 FG, 7-for-8 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.
The Bucks built up a big lead in the third quarter and GA only needed 22 minutes to drop this full line. It meant that he was really the only one to escape with a big line out of the usual suspects. Eric Bledsoe had 16 points, four dimes, three steals and a pair of threes while Malcolm Brogdon went 9-6-4 and Khris Middleton had just 11-6-5.
January 16, 2019, 11:51 pmSterling Brown - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown put up 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and two threes on Wednesday night.
Brown played 28 minutes off the bench and looks to be ahead of George Hill in the rotation at the moment. You'd need to be in an obnoxiously deep league to run to the wire for Brown but he's been playing 22.8 minutes over his last five with 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 triples in the process.
January 16, 2019, 11:48 pmD.J. Wilson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
D.J. Wilson notched a new career-high with 13 points in Wednesday's win.
Wilson added two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three triples in 23 minutes off the bench. The blocks tied a career-best and the triples were a new career-high, so it was quite the night for him. If you're in a 20-team league and Wilson is available he might be worth a look.
January 16, 2019, 11:47 pmGeorge Hill - G - Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill played through bruised ribs on Wednesday night, logging 15 minutes and posting nine points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointers.
Hill isn't dealing with a serious injury but remains off the fantasy radar just the same. He's not worth monitoring until his shooting undergoes some course correction.