March 12, 2018, 12:05 amBrook LopezC, Los Angeles Lakers
Brook Lopez didn’t quite deliver a double-double, but got close with 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting, eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal on Sunday in a win over the Cavaliers.
After a season of inconsistent minutes and disappointing play, Lopez is finally delivering down the stretch for owners patient enough to hold him this long. He has played over 30 minutes in each of the Lakers’ last three contests, and is a top-10 player in that stretch. He is also shooting an unsustainable 60 percent from the field, so expect regression there, but as long as he keeps seeing these sorts of minutes he shouldn’t struggle to post mid-round value going forward.