November 28, 2018, 10:27 pmDante CunninghamF, San Antonio Spurs
Dante Cunningham moved back to the bench on Wednesday night and saw 22 minutes of action against the Wolves, posting two points and four rebounds.
Cunningham figures to move in and out of the starting lineup going forward, but with Pau Gasol out indefinitely he'll be able to get into the 20 mpg territory fairly frequently. If that tickles your fancy in 20-team leagues, go for it. Davis Bertans is a higher-upside play and posted six points, five rebounds and a block in 17 minutes tonight.
July 9, 2020, 8:06 pmPJ DozierPG, Denver Nuggets
PJ Dozier had a forgettable stint in Denver, with 21 mostly lackluster appearances, but will be at the end of the bench during the Nuggets' restart campaign on a full NBA deal.
Dozier played just 11.1 minutes per contest while shuttling back and forth between the NBA and the G-League. In 21 games, he scored 4.1 points and added 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists with minimal contributions elsewhere. The outlook for Dozier on this team are less than sunny unless there's an injury crisis in front of him. Otherwise, he'll be off fantasy radars as he was in this abbreviated stint outside the top-400.
July 9, 2020, 8:03 pmMichael Porter Jr.PF, Denver Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr. averaged 7.5 points, 0.8 3s, .4.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks on .495 shooting in 48 games for 263/249 value in 8/9-cat leagues.
Porter Jr. had some huge games and amazing highlight reel stretches which had fantasy owners clamoring to scoop him on the waiver wire several times this season. The game tape shows a rookie who is extremely raw, but has an uncanny knack for making plays on both ends of the floor. It's way too hard to trust MPJ given his injury history (hip injury in college and back surgery last year), but he'll be a juicy "sleeper" pick next year for all of the reasons above. For now, it's too hard to peg his actual value with all the moving parts the Nuggets have.
July 9, 2020, 7:42 pmVlatko CancarSF, Denver Nuggets
Vlatko Cancar saw his first NBA playing time in 2019-20, logging 14 appearances.
Cancar was just a top-475 player and averaged 3.2 minutes per game, so he's still a long way from fantasy relevance. The 49th pick in the 2017 draft might be in the mix for a spot at the end of the rotation next season.
July 9, 2020, 6:42 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton averaged 15.1 points, 1.9 3s, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks on .450 shooting for 71/67 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Barton took over as the secondary scorer for the Nuggets which led to Gary Harris taking a backseat this year. Last season Barton battled injuries which derailed his fantasy value, but this season he stayed healthy while Harris fought injuries. Technically he's the third leading scorer for the Nuggets, but everything runs through Nikola Jokic and he's always looking for ways to create for Jamal Murray and Barton. The big season from Will the Thrill isn't a surprise as he's aggressive on both ends of the floor and the Nuggets love to get their wings going.
July 9, 2020, 6:40 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant averaged 11.6 points, 1.4 3s, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks on .471 shooting in 64 games for 175/163 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Grant had very low-end value throughout the season when he came off the bench, but when Paul Millsap missed time, Grant emerged as a huge winner. Next season he may play on a different team and if he lands in the right spot, you can expect top-100 value rather than the low-end play you got from him this season. He's still young and put up some big games when he was given the opportunity so there's still a lot to love from Grant.
July 9, 2020, 6:38 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris averaged 10.4 points, 1.3 3s, 2.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals on .420 shooting in 56 games for 161/153 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Harris took a couple steps back this season due to multiple factors. The Nuggets are deeper than they've ever been since Harris joined the team, Jamal Murray began to take over the ball more and Harris dealt with injuries throughout the year. He never got into a good flow and the lowered minutes combined with lower steals really hurt his value. Shooting efficiency is a telling sign of an injured player and it snowballed into a lack of confidence which led to a bad year. Harris will bounce back next season from an efficiency standpoint, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in Denver.
July 9, 2020, 6:20 pmTroy DanielsSG, Denver Nuggets
Troy Daniels was waived by the Lakers after playing in 41 games and logged just one game for the Nuggets before the league was suspended.
Daniels was outside the top-400 on the season, averaging 4.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 threes in 10.9 mpg while shooting .390 from the field, .354 from distance and .625 from the charity stripe. Daniels took the majority of his shots from deep and will be asked to do the same for the Nuggets when he is on the floor. However, the 28-year-old is a depth piece and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
July 9, 2020, 6:13 pmBol BolC, Denver Nuggets
Bol Bol was unable to play in his first NBA game in his rookie season after undergoing left foot surgery prior to the season but was able to log eight games for the team's G League affiliate.
Bol was selected in the middle of the second round in the 2019 draft and has some potential as a stretch big who can block a lot of shots as he did in his one season at the University of Oregon. In eight games in the G League, the NBA legacy averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 0.5 threes and 1.1 turnovers in 19.3 mpg with .586/.364/1.000 shooting splits. Let's hope that he can stay healthy as he heads into 2020-21 so that fans can see what the 20-year-old can be in the NBA. He should not be on the fantasy radar outside of deep dynasty leagues until there is a sample size to go off of.
July 9, 2020, 6:02 pmTyler CookPF, Denver Nuggets
Tyler Cook finished outside the top-450 on the season, having played 35 total minutes across 11 games.
Cook, who played three seasons at the University of Iowa before going undrafted in 2019, played in such a limited sample size that it is hard to extrapolate his stat set from those numbers. In the G League, he averaged 12.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 combined defensive stats and 1.4 turnovers in 21.3 mpg while shooting .577 from the field and .595 from the free throw line across 29 contests. He will be with the Nuggets for the resumption season and hopefully he finds a more prominent role in the NBA in future seasons as he continues to hone his craft.
July 9, 2020, 5:39 pmBoban MarjanovicC, Dallas Mavericks
Boban Marjanović finished just outside the top-300 despite only averaging 9.1 minutes across 37 games.
Boban has always had tantalizing per-36 numbers but is unable to actualize it due to his inability to play a large share of minutes across a full season. He posted 6.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 combined defensive stats and 0.7 turnovers which is very impressive for someone who saw less than 10 minutes per game. Boban should continue to have a similar role off the bench for the Mavs as he is signed for $3.5M in 2020-21.