March 8, 2019, 3:42 pmElie OkoboG, Phoenix Suns
Rookie Elie Okobo has been assigned to the Suns’ G-League squad.
With De’Anthony Melton returning from injury and Tyler Johnson entrenched as the starter, the Suns want Okobo to get more reps with their developmental team. There’s no fantasy relevance here.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
December 6, 2019, 11:38 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was the only Nugget to show up in Friday's loss to the Celtics, hitting 13-of-21 from the field for 30 points along with 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Jokic would've had more assists had his teammates been anywhere close to good tonight — they combined to shoot 26-of-73. There have been grumbles about his low scoring totals of late but his percentages are both in line for correction, and The Joker is going to right this ship soon enough. Tonight might've been the start of that and the buy-low window is going to close quickly if it hasn't already.
December 6, 2019, 11:35 pmJuancho HernangomezPF, Denver Nuggets
Juancho Hernangomez led the Nuggets bench in minutes on Friday, playing 20 and producing seven points, three rebounds and a 3-pointer.
The Nuggets were down by 21 after three quarters so garbage time was at play, but it's notable that Hernangomez has jumped over Torrey Craig in the rotation, and surpassed Jerami Grant for at least one night. We'd expect things to get back to normal in Denver's next competitive game but deep-league owners should have this situation on the radar after tonight.
December 6, 2019, 11:34 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap logged 21 minutes on Friday night, posting five points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer.
Millsap has been at 21 minutes or less in four of his last five games and is only a late-round value in the last two weeks. He'll slip from his current middle-round, full-season value, so you can consider him a sell-high type if there's someone in your league itching to acquire him.
December 6, 2019, 11:31 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder scored 25 points in Friday's overtime win over the Wolves, hitting 10-of-17 from the field to go with two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 39 minutes.
Schroder's been a letdown so far with just top-130/170 value, but better days are ahead whenever the Thunder either trade Chris Paul or dial back on his minutes. Schroder is still primed for a big second half and can probably be had for a song right now, so you know what to do. Assuming he doesn't get traded himself, he fills a vital role for a Thunder team that's lacking scoring punch and bench producers.
December 6, 2019, 11:29 pmAbdel NaderSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Abdel Nader moved into the starting lineup on Friday but only notched six points, two rebounds and a block in 30 minutes of action.
More troublingly, Nader only took three shots in his time on the court. After a short run of big scoring nights, Nader has only taken 13 shots combined in his last three contests. He's only worth your team in super deep leagues.
December 6, 2019, 11:27 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague drew into the starting five with Andrew Wiggins out on Friday and put forth a monster effort with 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting, five rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.
Teague has accepted a bench role this year but this is the kind of night that will earn him more minutes going forward. He remains under the radar and should be viewed as a solid late-middle round option whether he's starting or not, with room to improve if his steals and threes trend back towards his career norms.
December 6, 2019, 11:21 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns had a huge game on Friday night, posting 30 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers.
Towns went 11-of-16 from the field and didn't commit a turnover in 37 minutes. Not bad for a guy who was considered a game-time decision due to right knee tendinopathy. KAT is going to finish among fantasy's top-5, not that that's a surprise.
December 6, 2019, 11:20 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams kept his foot on the gas on Friday, delivering his best game of the season, tallying 22 points (9-of-13 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks.
Adams is scorching-hot lately, cracking the top-10 in 9-cat last week with uncharacteristic .900 shooting from the line, which will obviously see a dip after tonight. He's a sell-high player at the moment as this pace is not sustainable, plus he's also not going to be as productive if the Thunder are able to trade him away.
December 6, 2019, 11:19 pmJordan BellPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan Bell checked in for 21 minutes on Friday night, delivering 12 points and five boards in an OT loss to the Thunder.
Bell hadn't topped 17 minutes this year before tonight and had combined for just under 11 minutes over Minnesota's last four games combined. This one comes out of nowhere and did feature Andrew Wiggins sitting out, so take it with a grain of salt, but Bell looks to be ahead of Noah Vonleh in the rotation and is someone to monitor in deep formats.
December 6, 2019, 11:17 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie put up 12 points in 33 minutes on Friday, adding three rebounds and two 3-pointers.
It's been said that Okogie will be moving back into the starting five, which just makes sense considering where the Wolves are at on their development curve. The athletic wing can deliver standard-league numbers as a 3-and-D guy so keep a close eye on him. Treveon Graham moved to the bench and played only 14 minutes.