December 20, 2018, 12:05 amJaylen BrownF, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown (hand) moved into the starting lineup with Marcus Morris out on Wednesday but posted just six points and one block on 3-of-9 shooting in 24 minutes on Wednesday.
Brown's only a deep-league option, and his real-life play doesn't translate into anything worthwhile for fantasy purposes.
July 12, 2020, 2:25 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac finished as a top-175 player in 9-cat leagues during his first full season with the Clippers.
Zubac served as the Clippers primary center in most lineups although he only played 18.1 minutes per game. In 64 games, the 23-year old big put up 8.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists on 59.9 percent shooting from the field. If he could improve on that field goal percentage and perform well during the playoffs, he could be in for a larger role next season. One of the Clippers' biggest issues has been length on the court but Zubac's emergence could silence the doubters. He could be a steal for owners in the later rounds of drafts next season.
July 12, 2020, 2:07 pmPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley finished just inside of the top-115 in 9-cat leagues despite missing 16 games.
Beverley dealt with injuries all throughout the season and was on pace to put up his second season with the Clippers playing less than 70 games. He began to share time with Reggie Jackson once he joined the time and finished the season averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.6 triples on 42.8 percent shooting. He was dropped onto the waiver wire in most leagues and heading into next season his outlook doesn't look too much better.
July 12, 2020, 1:58 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Both Danny Green and Dwight Howard will practice with the Lakers on Sunday after missing Saturday's practice.
Howard needed one more day of quarantining since he got to Orlando later than the other Lakers players and Green had a hiccup in his testing. With both players seemingly healthy, they will join their team on the practice court on Sunday.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
July 12, 2020, 1:55 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris's value took a significant hit when he joined the Clippers, putting up sub-200 value during his time in LA.
Morris was the 71st ranked player in 9-cat leagues and the 81st ranked player in 8-cat leagues during his time with the Knicks. He was their primary shot taker and the lack of talent on the Knicks' roster allowed him to have the ultimate green light. As a member of the Clippers, Morris was outside of the top-200 in both 8 and 9-cat and severely hurt owners who believed he would continue to flourish alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. In 28.4 minutes, Morris put up 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 triples on 38.6 percent shooting from the field. If he performs well in the playoffs, Morris could carve out a larger role for next season but based off of his performance with the Clippers, he shouldn't be considered with anymore than a late-mid round pick with upside.
July 12, 2020, 1:30 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard managed to finish as a top-3 player in 9-cat leagues in his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Leonard finished with averages of 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.1 triples on 46.9 percent shooting. He only missed 13 games this season and still put up top-10 total value in both 8 and 9-cat leagues. In his first year with the Clippers alongside Paul George, Leonard proved that he will continue to be amongst the fantasy elite. Going into next year's drafts he should undoubtedly be considered a high first round pick.
July 12, 2020, 1:43 amVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Victor Oladipo played only 13 games in 2019-20 after 12-month absence.
Taking only the 13-game stint into consideration, Oladipo posted top 200/250 per-game value for 8/9 cat leagues which is a far cry from his top-10 performance in 2017-18 but is also completely unfair to judge on such a small sample after a long hiatus while recovering from injury. He flashed his tremendous upside in his last game of the season against the Celtics on March 10 with 27 points, five triples, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor. He has ruled himself out of coming back for the restart this season and will turn his focus on trying to return next year stronger than ever.
July 12, 2020, 1:25 amT.J. McConnellPG, Indiana Pacers
T.J. McConnell posted 210/222 per-game value for 8/9-cat formats in 2019-20.
McConnell’s first year on the Pacers was similar to what he did the last few seasons for the Sixers from a stat perspective although this was the first time in his five-year career that he didn’t average at least one steal per game with only 0.7 this year. Since he plays less than 20 minutes per game on most nights, he is a deep-league option at best for teams desperate for assists with occasional DFS value when the team had players out due to injury.
July 12, 2020, 1:00 amJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday put up top 150/110 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats in 2019-20 while providing top 90/60 total value due to not missing any games.
Holiday is on his eighth different NBA roster in only his sixth season but has remained fantasy relevant in each of the last three seasons.
He played 31-plus minutes in each of the last two seasons with a sub-39.0 field goal percentage being his biggest deterrent. It seems he has fixed that this season with a career-best 44.0 field goal percentage and although playing only 24.9 minute per game, continues to be a cheap source for triples and steal s. With Jeremy Lamb out to start next year, perhaps Holiday can stick around for more than one season.
July 12, 2020, 12:36 amJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb was unable to build off his impressive 2018-19 campaign and posted top 110/95 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats in 2019-20.
Lamb was hot and cold all season where he would be lights out one night and invisible the next. Maybe he had trouble adjusting to his new team but he also had trouble staying healthy, having to miss 11 games due to various ailments even before tearing his ACL in March. He is expected to miss a good chunk of next season so even though the 28 year old has plenty of time to get his career back on track, he can be ignored in next year's redraft leagues come draft time.
July 12, 2020, 12:20 amMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon put up top-75/85 per-game value in 8/9-cat formats in an injury riddled season.
Brogdon signed a big contract in the offseason and flashed some serious potential with his new team, posting career-highs of 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage took a big dip however going from 50.6 percent the prior season to 43.9 percent this year. It may be because of the increased responsibility on offense or maybe it was because he could never really get into a rhythm with all the injuries. Brogdon played in 74 percent for the team's games so far this season and had to miss consecutive games on five separate occasions with various back, hip, groin and hamstring injuries. One hopes the injuries aren't all interconnected and he can get back to full health to continue his upward trajectory.