February 24, 2019, 12:10 amBobby PortisF, Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis started at center on Saturday but only played 17 minutes as he tallied four personal fouls.
Portis was productive when he was on the floor at least, delivering seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer. He wasn't alone in having a quiet night as Jeff Green had four points in 20 minutes while Trevor Ariza only had eight points in 35 minutes. Don't worry too much about these three, as they'll remain must-start options the rest of the way.
October 14, 2019, 11:51 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. hit three treys off the bench as part of a 13-point night (4-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) that also included four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 22 minutes in a victory over the Thunder.
Hardaway has been valuable in fantasy at times, but he may not get enough minutes this season to do it again. Keep a close watch on his role, and if he can get 25 minutes a night, Hardaway could be worth starting for his threes and points.
October 14, 2019, 11:45 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
In 29 minutes, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander provided 16 points (7-for-16 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) and eight rebounds but also five turnovers and zero assists in a 107-70 loss to the Mavs on Monday.
It was a mixed bag for SGA, but he's still looking like a good pick in the middle rounds. Dennis Schroder started and hit just one of his 10 field goal attempts, though he did pass out six assists.
October 14, 2019, 11:43 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting with six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in Monday's 115-128 loss to the Kings.
Gobert remains doing Gobert things and the only real worry for fantasy owners is seeing the blocks decline. There are plenty of promising young bigs headed into the next season which means Gobert's value is a bit less than it once was.
October 14, 2019, 11:42 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles scored 12 points with a game-high eight assists to go with a steal and two triples in Monday's loss to the Kings.
He went 3-for-6 from the field and hit all four of his free throws. Ingles looks like he'll be the sixth man for the Jazz which dampens his value a bit, but the contributions across the board mean he's still a standard-league value. The assists from Jingles are overlooked and when you pair it with the triples and steals you have a high-floor player that can fit in fantasy roster.
October 14, 2019, 11:42 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting with a 3-pointer, five boards and two dimes on Monday against the Kings.
Mitchell is still learning how to play alongside Mike Conley (six points, two rebounds and six assists) but it's Conley that's taking a backseat and learning how to adjust. Spida will get his shots and usage and the shot from outside is still suspect, but the counting numbers should be there as usual.
October 14, 2019, 11:41 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and two triples on Monday against the Jazz.
Bogdanovic put up a solid line and is a great player to have coming off the bench, but this situation means his fantasy value is very limited. The Kings have a plethora of guys that can play and Bogdanovic came off the bench even with Trevor Ariza (DNP-CD) sitting this one out.
October 14, 2019, 11:39 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting with three boards, two steals and a block in Monday's preseason win over the Jazz.
Holmes returned to action from a sore groin and looked great out there per usual. He'll most likely stay behind Dewayne Dedmon as he and Bagley don't work out as well due to them both playing inside the paint. His fantasy impact will be stifled as long as the Kings are healthy but there's no doubt that his contributions in reality are going to be well worth the two-year $10 million contract he signed this summer.
October 14, 2019, 11:37 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, five assists, a steal and three triples on Monday against the Jazz.
Hield continues to sink shots from deep and looks like he'll pick up where he left off from last season. The steals numbers are still going to be a concern, but the efficient scoring and volume of triples are sure to be worth the price of admission on draft day. De'Aaron Fox (14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer) had a decent night as well and his upside is much higher due to the ability to rack up assist numbers.
October 14, 2019, 11:36 pmMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley double-doubled on Monday vs. the Jazz with 22 points and 11 boards to go with a steal, two blocks and two triples.
He shot 8-for-16 from the floor and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line. Bagley has looked great in the preseason and the Kings signing Dewayne Dedmon (seven points, seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer) complements Bagley's athletic, slashing playstyle with his floor spacing. Bagley remains the safest big man to own in Sacramento.
October 14, 2019, 11:36 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel started and blocked four shots, adding eight points (4-for-6 FGs), four rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
This is your reminder that Noel doesn't need many minutes to help your team. As Steven Adams' backup, he's probably not worth rostering unless you have a bench that you don't need to play. But if it looks like the Thunder are shopping Adams, grab Noel immediately.