February 27, 2019, 10:45 pmJustise WinslowF, Miami Heat
Justise Winslow returned from a two-game absence due to left knee soreness on Wednesday and produced 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, two triples and two steals in 31 minutes.
The poor shooting from the field aside, this was a good game back from Winslow with the 31 minutes being a good sign that his knee is better. With the Heat getting healthier, it will be interesting to see if Winslow can retain this much usage moving forward.
December 5, 2019, 10:48 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela scored six points on 3-of-9 shooting with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Thursday.
Capela continues to be a driving force for the Rockets on the defensive end of the floor and has been crushing it this season, averaging a career-high 14.9 rebounds while matching a career-high 1.9 blocks per game. There's a bonus in his contract if he has a 30% defensive rebound rate and he currently boasts a 34.5% rate on that end. He looks more spry than last year and health is the only limiting factor for him.
December 5, 2019, 10:46 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid had another big night on Thursday, scoring 26 points with 21 boards while adding an assist, a block and a 3-pointer.
He went 7-for-12 from the floor and 11-for-14 at the line. Embiid posted a monster game tonight, which was expected as they faced the league's worst defense tonight. He's been torching teams throughout the Sixers' four-game win streak and even though they lost tonight, he still put up big numbers. After that awful zero-point outing, Embiid has turned on the burners and is inside the top-10 on the year.
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three boards, six dimes, three steals, a block and a triple on Thursday against the Knicks.
Morris filled up the stat sheet and played 26 minutes, which is more than Jamal Murray thanks to the blowout nature of this game. Malik Beasley (14 points, two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers) also joined in on the fun but both players are streamers as long as the Nuggets are healthy.
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmFrank NtilikinaPG, New York Knicks
Frank Ntlikina started on Thursday and scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting with an assist and three triples.
Ntlikina missed some games due to back soreness and was penciled in a starter right before tip, but didn't do much with it. The entire Knicks team was stomped out tonight with only three players scoring in double-figures.
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris was back in action on Thursday, scoring 10 points with two boards, two assists, a block and two triples.
He missed time due to neck spasms, but was back on the floor tonight. Morris went 4-for-13 from the field and 2-for-9 from deep. The Knicks got nothing out of Julius Randle (six points, four rebounds, four assists) and Bobby Portis chipped in 10 points, four boards and a block but this situation is just putrid all around. Morris has the starting gig and almost unlimited leash so as long as things stay this way he should be able to float near his top-75 value on the year.
December 5, 2019, 10:43 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton returned to action from a right hamstring strain on Thursday, playing 11 minutes and scoring four points with two boards and two assists.
Payton came off the bench and hit 2-of-5 from the floor in a blowout loss. Even though he only played 11 minutes, he was a minus-17 which tells you a lot about this game.
December 5, 2019, 10:15 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting while adding seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in Thursday's 92-129 loss to the Nuggets.
Robinson was able to log 30 minutes tonight which is a great sign, but the bad news is that he only blocked one shot and went 5-for-8 from the line. The Knicks are in complete disarray and Coach Fizdale remains as stubborn as ever so it's hard for Robinson to really break through and string together some solid games. These were all red flags we saw before the season started, but if Fizdale gets canned, there might be hope for Robinson to really pick up steam.
December 5, 2019, 10:14 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi returned from a lengthy absence on Thursday night, logging 13 minutes, seven points and five rebounds in his season debut.
Out since early October with a strained right Achilles, Mahinmi picked a good time to return as Thomas Bryant has just left the lineup, and given the lack of center depth it's not impossible for him to stick in the rotation. Even so, he's a weak fantasy option in leagues of all depths.
December 5, 2019, 10:06 pmMason PlumleeC, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee had a mosnter game in Thursday's 129-92 blowout win over the Knicks, scoring 11 points with 11 boards, six assists, three steals and a block.
Plumlee made all five of his shots from the floor and went 1-for-2 at the line and absolutely feasted tonight. Even though the Nuggets won by 37 points, Plumlee still only logged 21 minutes which means you still can't trust him in standard leagues.
December 5, 2019, 10:04 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap was solid again on Thursday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six boards, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Millsap is still getting the job done against all odds and is beating father time, for now. His production has pushed Jerami Grant's (16 points, three boards, one assist and three triples) value into the gutter, but tonight Grant was able to produce due to the Knicks being an awful team. The Nuggets are relying on him on both ends of the floor currently due to Nikola Jokic's struggles.