May 16, 2018, 11:59 pmEric GordonG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon scored 27 points off the bench in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Warriors, hitting 8-of-15 shots (6-of-9 3PTs, 5-of-5 FTs) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Gordon looked lethargic in Game 1 and in Game 2 he was initiating contact and making ridiculous threes. Just as the Rockets stole away Stephen Curry's offense by running him ragged on defense, the Warriors can (may) figure out that strategy for Game 3 and turn him back into a pumpkin.
December 11, 2019, 10:59 pmMichael Kidd-GilchristSF, Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist logged 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 11 points (4-for-9 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists, one triple and one block.
Kidd-Gilchrist had a few more minutes than normal with Malik Monk out and looked solid. He and Cody Zeller (20 minutes, 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block) played a key role in the Hornets victory.
December 11, 2019, 10:59 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert hit his stride on Wednesday, checking all his usual boxes with 20 points (8-of-11 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.
Gobert has been a top-30 play over the last week and is steadily rising in the ranks with strong performances such as this. He should settle into a second-round value holding pattern soon enough as a rock-solid source of boards, FG percentages and blocks.
December 11, 2019, 10:58 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young put together a nice game on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three swipes in 33 minutes of action.
At this point, Young is best suited for steaming steals in standard leagues. His role will diminish more when the Bulls get Otto Porter Jr. back as well.
December 11, 2019, 10:55 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles put up his best game of the season in Wednesday's 127-116 win over the Wolves, dropping a season-high 23 points (9-of-14 shooting), five rebounds, five assists, three 3s and one steal in another start for an injured Mike Conley (left hamsting tightness).
Ingles has found his groove among the Jazz starters, where he belongs. Now is a sell-high window for him as we've seen how poorly he plays off the bench, something he'll resume to doing once Conley is back and healthy.
December 11, 2019, 10:54 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young played the facilitator on Wednesday, tying his season-high 13 assist mark and adding 15 points, two rebounds, and two steals on 4-of-14 shooting.
Young struggled with his shot and tried to get his teammates involved in this one. We'd like to see higher scoring output, but he is still a top-20 player and should pick it up when John Collins returns.
December 11, 2019, 10:52 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen needed only 26 minutes to contribute 21 points (7-for-9 shooting), 10 rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's 108-113 loss to the Hornets.
This is Allen's fourth straight double-double. He is settling in and really distinguishing himself from Deandre Jordan.
December 11, 2019, 10:50 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie compiled 24 points (8-for-16 shooting), six assists, five rebounds, two triples and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Hornets.
The good times continue to roll for Dinwiddie while Kyrie Irving is hurt. Enjoy the ride and see if there are any sell-high opportunities before Irving returns.
December 11, 2019, 10:49 pmJabari ParkerPF, Atlanta Hawks
Jabari Parker finished Wednesday's contest with 11 points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block.
We are over a quarter of the way through the season and Park is a top-65 player. He's a decent source of points, rebounds, and steals with decent shooting from the field.
December 11, 2019, 10:48 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie had a productive outing in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz, posting 13 points on 3-of-8 shooting with three triples, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes of action.
Okogie took advantage of the absence of Keita Bates-Diop (illness) and bounced back from a lackluster showing in his last game. Okogie has been flirting with top-100 value in 9-cat over the past week and is worth a look as an end-of-bench asset who does a bit of everything.
December 11, 2019, 10:46 pmDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones logged 14 minutes and finished with 10 points, three boards and a block on 5-of-6 shooting on Wednesday night.
Damian Jones didn't do much, but did so efficiently. He knows how to finish at the rim, and might be worth a flier until John Collins returns. That being said, there are probably better fliers outside of deeper leagues.