July 7, 2019, 5:15 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver (rest) will not play on Sunday.
Culver has yet to play in Summer League, which is disappointing, but at least he is not injured. He missed Friday's game as he was not yet a member of the Wolves, though he has now joined the team after a draft-night trade with the Suns has been made official. Look for him to emerge as a multi-positional defender that the Wolves will move around as they try and find an optimal alignment around Karl-Anthony Towns.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 1:34 amPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George finally slowed down on Monday with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting with three treys, seven rebounds, four assists and seven turnovers in 29 minutes.
He was eagerly productive since making his Clippers debut, so a bit of regression was in the cards for PG13. That said, he's still a nightly top-5 threat, who is capable of just taking over a game at a moment's notice.
November 19, 2019, 1:29 amNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel was active on defense on Monday, providing the Thunder with two steals and three blocks along with seven points, eight boards and three assists in 21 minutes.
Noel is known to have nights like this from time to time. But as long as Steven Adams (nine points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, 27 minutes) is there to block his path to significant playing time, Noel will remain a deep-league asset. That said, we've seen what he can do when given the right amount of leash, so Noel is definitely worth a stash or at least a spot on your watch list until further notice.
November 19, 2019, 1:26 amDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis grabbed 11 rebounds and did very little else in Monday's win over the Suns, going scoreless and blocking one shot in 28 minutes.
If it were possible to have an awful 11-rebound game Theis achieved that in this one. He's grabbed ahold of the starting job from Enes Kanter and Robert Williams, but his play and minutes are too inconsistant to be relied upon outside of deep-leagues.
November 19, 2019, 1:23 amChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder lost to the Clippers 88-90 on Monday, but Chris Paul won the hearts of his owners with 20 points (5-of-10 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four rebounds, four assists and four steals with just one turnover.
This the vintage Paul performance most of us are used to. CP3 remains a sell-high guy, considering the expected rest days in his horizon plus the likely dip in production if/when he's traded.
November 19, 2019, 1:18 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker struggled with his shot in Monday's 99-85 win over the Suns, scoring 19 points (9-of-19 from the floor) to go with five assists, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
It wasn't a great line from Walker but he gets a pass considering everyone in this game looked a bit off tonight and that he had been playing at an early-round pace all season long. He'll look to pick things back up in their next ball game.
November 19, 2019, 1:15 amShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a subdued performance against his former team, the Clippers on Monday, going 4-for-10 from the field for 11 points, one rebound, one steal and one trey in 31 minutes.
SGA is coming off a 24-point performance vs. the Sixers on Saturday, so this missed-out revenge game was a bit of a downer. He should bounce back in his next game. Danilo Gallinari exuded a bit more confidence but also struggled with his shot, going 3-of-13 from the floor for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds an two assists.
November 19, 2019, 1:14 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart (right ankle) never returned to Monday's win over the Suns, finishing his night with 17 points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
Head coach Brad Stevens expressed optimism that the injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and while that is good news there still lies a good chance that Smart will be sidelined for a few games here. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow, and if he is to miss time Brad Wannamaker (10 points, six assists and three steals in 30 minutes tonight) would appear to be the biggest beneficiary in his absence.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 1:07 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum was stellar in Boston's win over the Suns on Monday, finishing his night with 26 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and three triples in just 27 minutes.
Tatum had been playing at a top-50 pace heading into this one, so this performance should likely bump him up a few spots. The real story in this one is that he managed this scoring output on 50 percent shooting (8-of-16 from the floor), which has been his biggest hinderance to better value on the season. If He is able to imrpove upon his below-40 percent average on the year he could become an easy early-round player.
November 19, 2019, 1:05 amAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes was quiet as he faced the Celtics (former team) on Monday, posting a still-respectable line of nine points, six rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer and one steal.
There was no revenge-game narrative played out for Baynes tonight. This was a low-end line considering his body of work so far this season. Consider Baynes a sell-high candidate as his usage, minutes and production should drop considerably when Deandre Ayton (suspension) returns.
November 19, 2019, 1:00 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker recorded a team-high 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one rebound, two 3s and four assists in Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Booker was arguably the lone bright spot for the Suns, who struggled overall as a team tonight. Only Kelly Oubre was able to join him in cracking double-figure scoring with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, one assist, one 3, one steal and one block. Both Booker and Oubre, along with Ricky Rubio, who was out tonight with back spasms, project to remain solid in value once Deandre Ayton is done serving his suspension.