April 7, 2018, 1:40 amNikola MiroticPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Nikola Mirotic looked like his old self, if not a shade better, in Friday's 122-103 win over the Suns with 31 points, 16 rebounds, five 3-pointers, two assists and a block in 35 minutes of action.
Mirotic has now dropped 25 and 31 points in his last two, snapping out of his month-long funk in a big way. He might've been dropped amidst his struggles so you should sprint to the wire just to double check. The Pels are simply a different team when Niko is at his best, and despite his recent slump he's a safe bet to finish in the top-50 this season. That would've been a crazy thought considering how his season began, but Mirotic has always had a great stat set and finally put everything together this season. Hopefully he keeps it up as New Orleans jockeys for playoff positioning.