December 7, 2019, 11:34 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden took over in the fourth after having a slow start to Saturday's 115-109 win and finished with 34 points, along with six rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block, three treys and no turnovers.
Harden was struggling with his shot for most of the game but then scored 17 straight Rockets points to bring home the win. He only shot 8-of-27 from the field, including 3-of-17 from three and added 15-of-18 from the line. Also of note was that he had zero turnovers which is a season-best, as he averages 5.1 turnovers per game. The Beard is a fantasy beast.
January 19, 2020, 11:31 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison is probable to play against the Bucks on Monday due to a sore right shoulder.
The injury has not cost him any games yet, although there were some concerns when it first arose back on Wednesday. You should feel comfortable including him in your lineup if you own him. Hutchison has been on a roll in the steals department lately.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 19, 2020, 11:27 pmRyan ArcidiaconoPG, Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono (right elbow discomfort) is probable to face the Bucks on Monday.
Arcidiacono receives this designation all the time but does not seem to have any issue playing through it. You can assume he'll be out there on Monday, but he is not going to do much stats wise.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 19, 2020, 11:21 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb was able to play through his bruised left hip on Monday against the Nuggets, but it led to horrendous results with zero points (0-of-7 FG), one rebound, one assist, one block.
While it was nice to see Lamb play through the injury, this is not what we had in mind. Things will get tougher for Lamb once Victor Oladipo returns, but it is best to tackle that logjam once it becomes an issue at this point. For the time being, Lamb is worth having in your lineup in standard leagues.
January 19, 2020, 11:12 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis had a great performance to lead the Pacers to victory over the Nuggets, notching 22 points (10-of-16 FG), 15 rebounds, 10 assists and five turnovers.
The left knee soreness does not appear to be much of a factor right now for Sabonis, and it is a relief to see a swift bounce-back from the stinker he had against the Wolves on Friday. He played nearly 41 minutes against Nikola Jokic in this one and put up a nice imitation of the triple-double performances we've come to expect from the Serbian. Keep deploying Sabonis with confidence.
January 19, 2020, 11:05 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon continued his strong play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets, going for 22 points (8-of-17 FG, 4-of-4 FT), eight assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and two turnovers.
Brogdon has been excellent since returning from strep throat and lower back soreness. He is resembling the early-season production that had him returning early-round value, and while that may be too much for Brogdon to do over an 82-game campaign, he is going to be a mid-round asset, even when Victor Oladipo rejoins the fold for the Pacers. Justin Holiday had a decent line off the bench, going for 14 points, four rebounds, three 3-pointers and one block. The Pacers have a number of options off the bench, making Holiday more of a 16-team play.
January 19, 2020, 10:53 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
TJ Warren had a solid outing on Sunday versus the Nuggets, totaling 22 points (7-of-13 FG, 8-of-8 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one block.
Thank goodness Warren had a solid night from the field and free-throw line to keep this line productive. Then again, that is the rub with Warren, who makes his living as a mid to late-round player thanks to his healthy scoring average (18 PTS) in combination with his strong percentages (.509 FG) (.813 FT) for the season.
January 19, 2020, 10:45 pmMichael Porter Jr.PF, Denver Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr. put up 10 points with eight boards in 23 minutes of action in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday.
Porter Jr. has been gaining some serious hype since he has started getting more minutes in the rotation. He has put up top-100 value over the past two weeks and should be picked up in all formats as he should see over 20 minutes per game for the remainder of the season.
January 19, 2020, 10:44 pmDoug McDermottSF, Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott caught fire down the stretch on Sunday against the Nuggets, leading the Pacers' comeback with 24 points (9-of-10 FG), six 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists.
This was McDermott at his finest as a sharp-shooter from long range, but we also saw the emptiness he is known for as he did barely anything beyond the 24 points and six 3-pointers. He is still just a 3-point specialist on a deep Indiana roster. He was able to snatch some minutes from Jeremy Lamb tonight thanks to his hot streak.
January 19, 2020, 10:40 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant scored 16 points with five boards on 6-of-9 shooting in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday.
Grant added one steal and one block to the box score. He has been starting since Paul Millsap went down and has produced solid value for 14-plus team formats. Mason Plumlee has also seen an increased role since he went down. Plumlee put up 13 points and four assists on 6-of-7 shooting in this one. Both guys will produce solid value for deeper leagues until Millsap returns.
January 19, 2020, 10:36 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner had a horrendous night against the Nuggets on Sunday, fouling out in 19 minutes, and tallying three points, two rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.
The nail in the coffin was Turner registering zero blocks, and he clearly was not up to the challenge of defending Nikola Jokic in this game. Turner has had three straight games at under 25 minutes, and now would be the time to fire off a buy-low offer if you are interested in his shot-blocking prowess. He is clearly not going to be an early-round talent next to Domantas Sabonis, but he still has the ability to increase his numbers from the 12 points and six rebounds he is currently averaging. The blocks (2.1) and 3-pointers (1.5) will keep him relevant either way. He had some good company in the cellar tonight as Jeremy Lamb flopped to zero points (0-of-7 FG), one rebound, one assist and one block. Both players will be better on Tuesday against the Suns.