November 7, 2018, 10:06 amKawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors
Raptors head coach Nick Nurse expects Kawhi Leonard to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Kings as the team closes out a four-game Western road trip.
“He was really close, it was right up to game time the other night,” Nurse explained. “We’re hoping he’ll be back tomorrow and play the game.” The Raptors are 10-1 overall and 7-0 with Leonard in the lineup this season. Kawhi has averaged 34 minutes on the court in those contests while scoring a team-high 26.1 points to go with 7.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game and owners can only complain for the occasional rest day he will be getting throughout the season.
November 16, 2018, 1:25 amMarcin Gortat - C - Los Angeles Clippers
Marcin Gortat started against the Spurs on Thursday, scoring seven points on 2-of-3 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists.
Gortat is the new flavor of the week for the Clippers at center as Boban Marjanovic was a DNP-CD. He looked good out there on the floor, filling in the lanes and rebounding with some vigor which means he'll likely continue to log minutes. He's still too inconsistent to consider a must-own player though as Montrezl Harrell (14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block) is a much more viable option.
November 16, 2018, 1:25 amTobias Harris - F - Los Angeles Clippers
Tobias Harris scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists, a block and two triples in Thrusday's 116-111 win over the Spurs.
Harris continues to be the No. 1 option for a deep Clippers team and is producing as such. He was constantly involved on both ends of the floor tonight and held his own against any matchup San Antonio threw at him. He can also score from anywhere on the floor and the offense is free flowing with an emphasis on getting him the ball.
November 16, 2018, 1:24 amLou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams came off the bench on Thursday and scored 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds and two assists.
Sweet Lou came through for the Clippers tonight as they needed an extra punch to get over the Spurs. He's a fine player in points leagues but his contributions in other categories are severely limited when the Clippers are at full strength.
November 16, 2018, 1:24 amDanilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari was his usual self against the Spurs on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two triples, six rebounds and an assist.
Gallinari was fine again for the Clippers and continues to chug along with early-mid round value thanks to his league-leading .952 at the line on 5.4 attempts. These numbers are all sustainable provided he stays on the floor.
November 16, 2018, 1:24 amPatty Mills - G - San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills came off the bench on Thursday and scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting with two triples, four rebounds and five assists.
Mills outplayed Derrick White (zero points, two rebounds and one assist) in a huge way. We still like White's long-term value as he's a stat sheet stuffer, but tonight it was Mills who took over. It should also be noted that White is dealing with plantar fascia.
November 16, 2018, 1:24 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 points on 3-of-15 shooting with 16 rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks on Thursday against the Clippers.
Aldridge was absolutely struggling from the field today and he missed shots that he usually doesn't so we're not concerned. He got deep positioning several times on mismatches, but just failed to convert on his attempts. He was still able to go hard on the glass for owners tonight.
November 16, 2018, 1:22 amRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay returned from a heel injury on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting with a 3-pointer, six rebounds and two assists.
Gay came off the bench and still logged 25 minutes which is a good sign as that's all he needs to get to standard-league value. The Spurs are treating him with care which is expected, but when he's on the floor he produces. Keep holding onto him if you can handle rest days on back-to-backs.
November 16, 2018, 12:14 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray will start in Saturday's game.
There you have it. It looks like the bench role was due to a violation of team rules but it's minor enough to only have Murray come off the bench for one game. Proceed as you usually would.
Source: TJ McBride on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 12:06 amTrae Young - G - Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young went just 2-for-11 from the field in Thursday's ugly loss to the Nuggets, finishing with six points, five assists and a steal in 27 minutes.
Young's now 4-for-23 over his last two games with no 3-pointers. It's not going to be a smooth ride for the talented youngster but fantasy owners should've expected duds like these, especially in tough matchups. Young is going to give you solid output in points, assists and threes on most nights but is going to do serious damage to your field goal percentage. Hopefully that's not news. As far as Atlanta's other rookies, Omari Spellman had a nice game in another start with 10 points, 10 boards, three assists, three steals and a block — though he went 4-of-15 from the field and missed all seven 3-pointers, and Kevin Huerter scored 10 points in 28 minutes.
November 15, 2018, 11:22 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a – blowout victory on Thursday over the Hawks with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals, a block and a triple.
Jokic was all over the floor tonight for the Nuggets and he racked up the stats in an advantageous matchup. He had highlights throughout the night as he usually does, dazzling with his passing ability. The Nuggets come and go as Jokic does so he's in line for some major work.