March 10, 2018, 1:26 amCheick DialloPF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo received 22 minutes of playing time in Friday’s loss and turned in a productive outing with 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks while going 7-of-10 from the floor.
He outplayed starter Emeka Okafor, who finished with six points, two rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes. This game puts Diallo on the map if Anthony Davis misses more time, though he’ll probably start racking up the DNP-CDs when The Brow does get back into action. It’s disappointing considering his upside is considerably more bountiful than Okafor’s, but he’s only a short-term option.