April 15, 2018, 10:44 pmDarren CollisonPG, Indiana Pacers
Darren Collison found ways to contribute on Sunday without scoring much against the Cavs, finishing the 98-80 win with six points, six assists, five boards, two steals and a triple.
Both Collison and Thaddeus Young, seven points, three boards and a block, had quiet nights in the resounding win against the Cavaliers. Both players contributed solid defense as the Cavs only shot 39 percent from the field and will likely be asked to do much more during Game 2.
November 21, 2019, 1:44 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker had a rough night on Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting, with only two assists and six turnovers, but somehow managed nine rebounds.
Kemba's night was salvaged with his nine rebounds, but other than that it was one he'd like to forget. It was his season-high in turnovers and tied his season-low in assists. He is still a top-20 guy and he'll move past this. It just wasn't a great game, simple as that.
November 21, 2019, 1:42 amGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
It was a subdued Wednesday night for Gary Harris who tallied 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two rebounds, three assists two 3s and one steal in 35 minutes.
Harris was not much of a factor with this quiet line. He's been a top-150 play so far this season a far cry from his fantasy ceiling a few seasons ago. The swingman to own in the Nuggets right now has been Will Barton (15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two 3s and one steal), who has been a reliable top-75 asset early in the season.
November 21, 2019, 1:38 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart put up 15 points while going 1-of-11 from three, but managed to lead the Celtics in assists with eight, and added three boards and two steals on Wednesday.
The effort was solid all around, had Smart not gone 1-for-11 from deep. Smart has been a top-50 player with Gordon Hayward, and because he can contribute in multiple categories, he is a pretty safe bet to stay inside the top-75 with Hayward out.
November 21, 2019, 1:36 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray was sharp on the defensive end on Wednesday, swiping a career-high six steals to go with 10 points (4-of-16 shooting), one rebound, nine assists and one 3-pointer.
Yes, the poor shooting from the field is a buzzkill, but steals are so hard to come by week-to-week, that the six steals provide a more-than-ample consolation. Murray is showing up with top-50 value so far this season and appears to have matured enough for us to expect him to sustain it.
November 21, 2019, 1:33 amBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker logged 27 minutes on Wednesday night's overtime contest against the Clippers, finishing with 14 points, three boards, five assists and a steal.
Tonight's numbers were inflated since the game went into overtime, but Wanamaker is making use of the minutes that he sees. Should there be an injury in Boston's backcourt, Wanamaker is someone that should be added.
November 21, 2019, 1:32 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic came up big for the Nuggets in Wednesday's 105-95 over the Rockets, making 12-of-19 shots from the field for 27 points, 12 boards, two 3s and four assists.
Jokic was sitting just inside the top-40 prior to tonight's gem but it appears he's found a way to infuse some juice to his anemic start to the season. He's still a fantastic point-center and has the tools to easily climb up the rankings. Float a buy-low offer and bank on his talent winning over his post-FIBA WC fatigue.
November 21, 2019, 1:28 amDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis collected a season-high 14 rebounds to go with eight points, six assists and three steals on Wednesday.
Theis played for 31 minutes while Enes Kanter and Robert Williams only saw 12 minutes and nine minutes respectively. Theis played well and actually had the second highest assist count on the team tonight. He is the one to own in this frontcourt and has been a top-100 player over the last two weeks.
November 21, 2019, 1:21 amClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds on Wednesday to go along with 12 points and a steal for his seventh straight double-double.
Capela has now snatched 20-plus rebounds for the fifth consecutive game. He is on a tear and any fear of Russell Westbrook limiting his rebounds should be assuaged. Over the last two weeks, Capela has been a top-10 player and sits inside the top-25 on the season. If this keeps up, there's no reason he can't stay there.
November 21, 2019, 1:13 amJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden struggled with turnovers (eight), but ended with 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four 3-pointers on Wednesday.
Harden will always have the risk of high turnover nights like this, but even that hasn't stopped him from being an elite 9-cat player. Out of all players with more than 5 games this year, Harden is the top 9-cat producer. He is locked in as a top-5 player and there doesn't seem to be any sign of that changing.
November 21, 2019, 1:06 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook scored 25 on Wednesday, but struggled from the field going 8-of-22, along with only two rebounds and five assists.
It wasn't one of Westbrook's better games as he didn't make up for the poor shooting percentage with good counting stats. He has struggled over the last couple of weeks and is sitting outside of the top-80 looking in on the season. This will improve as the Rockets continue to find how to leverage him best. He is a triple-double threat on any night and this might the best buy-low window you'll have, if you are interested in taking it.