May 11, 2018, 2:16 pmLloyd PierceTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Hawks have met with Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce for a third time and could offer him the team's vacant head coaching position as soon as Friday night.
Pierce has become the focus of Atlanta's search, probably because of his work in player development with the Sixers over the last few years. He's now met with both the GM and ownership, so it looks like it'll only be a matter of time until he signs the dotted line after his candidacy has built up big momentum in the last couple of weeks.
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.
December 11, 2019, 10:45 pmTheo PinsonPG, Brooklyn Nets
Theo Pinson played 15 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, adding 12 points (5-for-9 shooting), three rebounds, two triples, two assists and a block.
This isn't much more than a hot shooting night from Pinson in what was a lackluster showing from most of the Nets bench.
December 11, 2019, 10:44 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns got the Rudy Gobert treatment on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-15 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line for 21 points, 11 rebounds, two 3s, three assists and one steal.
It's a testament to how well KAT has been playing this season that a 21 & 11 line is a sub-par performance. Call it a tough matchup and move on. He's a lock to be a top-5 finisher in both 8 and 9-cat formats.
December 11, 2019, 10:41 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague was a sight for sore eyes on Wednesday, tying his season-high 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, four triples, six assists, one steal and one block.
This is a ceiling-level play coming from Teague, whose composure and maturity come into play and shine through from time to time, even off the bench. Thanks to night's like this, he's still a hold in standard leagues. Jarrett Culver was a minus-14 in the +/- column, delivering just four points, three rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.