April 10, 2019, 11:06 pmKhem BirchC, Orlando Magic
Khem Birch started for Nikola Vucevic (illness) in Wednesday's season finale but had a quiet night with five points and six rebounds in 23 minutes.
Birch disappointed DFS players tonight but he established himself as a quality NBA player this year and is the defensive anchor of Orlando's second unit. The Canadian finishes the season with top-300/280 value (8/9-cat) on a per-game basis and ended up in a the same range in terms of total value despite playing only 49 games. The injury to Mo Bamba allowed Birch to become a regular, and he ended up with 6.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocks in 15.2 mpg over those 29 contests. Orlando's not a great spot for depth centers to produce, but Birch proved himself a capable defender and helped out some deep-league owners along the way.