May 21, 2019, 11:06 pmEric BledsoeG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe was nearly invisible in Tuesday's Game 4, going for just five points (2-of-7 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.
Bledsoe has been pretty abysmal in this series and it seems to be getting worse. George Hill and Malcolm Brogdon played more than him in this game (27 and 28 minutes, respectively) and there's a good chance that could continue with Bledsoe not being much of a threat on offense lately. Though, Hill and Brogdon did combine for just nine points in this game too.
October 19, 2019, 1:28 amD'Angelo RussellPG, Golden State Warriors
D'Angelo Russell scored 29 points (9-for-19 shooting) including six 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Lakers.
Russell let it fly on Friday and these are the exact type of performances we hope to see regularly during the regular season. Contributing in points, assists, threes and free-throw percentage – consider Russell in the top-50 of fantasy drafts.
October 19, 2019, 1:21 amDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green logged 31 minutes in Friday's win over the Lakers, adding nine points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one three.
Green can always be counted on for solid production in rebounds, assists and defense. His ceiling is determined by his ability to score efficiently and with Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson injured, expect Green to get more opportunities than last season.
October 19, 2019, 1:18 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played 33 minutes in a starting role in Friday's 103-124 loss to the Warriors, accumulating 25 points on 8-for-16 shooting, five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and a block.
Caldwell-Pope being featured so heavily on a night where the Lakers rested most of their regulars indicates he is not very high on the pecking order when it comes to the Lakers rotation. Consider him a threes and steals streamer on weeks where the Lakers have a heavy schedule.
October 19, 2019, 1:14 amZach NorvellPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Zach Norvell came off the bench in Friday's loss to the Warriors and put up 29 points (8-for-17 shooting), five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one block in a team-high 39 minutes.
It was another signature performance in the preseason for the undrafted rookie free agent. Norvell is proving himself worthy of keeping around for the Lakers, but don't expect him to factor into fantasy this season.
October 19, 2019, 1:11 amDevontae CacokPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Devonta Cacok notched a double-double against in a losing effort against the Warriors on Friday with 16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block.
Cacok got a rare start in this one along with Troy Daniels (five points, two rebounds, two steals and a three) and Jared Dudley (four points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three). Don't expect any of these guys to have any value in standard leagues beyond the occasional stream.
October 19, 2019, 12:19 amChris SilvaC, Miami Heat
Ira Winderman reported on Twitter Friday night that Chris Silva will receive one of the two available two-way contract from the Heat.
An undrafted free agent and a former SEC co-defensive player of the year is off to a good start to his NBA career. With the Heat's track record of player development, keep him on your deep league watch lists.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 12:06 amDamyean DotsonSG, New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson made his return to action on Friday from offseason shoulder surgery and logged 10 minutes, contributing three points, one assist, one 3-pointer and one steal.
Dotson has a lot more competition for minutes in 2019-20 compared to his bright performance as a pick-up streamer in 2018-19. He's also under the thumb of the evil coach David Fizdale roster-shuffling chaos machine. so it's best to leave him undrafted in most leagues, applying a wait-and-see approach for now.
October 19, 2019, 12:05 amAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Trudell reported on Twitter that Alex Caruso suffered a bone contusionon his pelvis during Friday's game and will not return.
According to Trudell, the X-rays were negative but Caruso will undergo further testing when the team returns to Los Angeles.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 12:01 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 28 minutes in Friday's 104-91 win over Memphis.
Aldridge continues to chug along providing scoring and rebounding with good efficiency and the occasional big nights on defense like tonight. He isn't a sexy pick, but he should produce consistently if healthy.
October 18, 2019, 11:58 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar Derozan contributed across the box score in Friday's win over Memphis with 14 points (5-for-12 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.
It was nice to see Derozan chip in three long balls as that was sorely missing from his game last year. He's got a top-75 floor, but if he can get his long-range shooting back on track he can provide some value at his current ADP.