April 26, 2018, 1:47 amP.J. TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and added three rebounds and two assists in the Rockets' Game 5 victory over the Wolves on Wednesday night.
If the Rockets' supporting cast is burying their absurd amount of 3-pointers, there's little hope for the opponent. Tonight, Tucker hit 5-of-7 from deep while Trevor Ariza hit 4-of-7 and Eric Gordon added three treys of his own, also on seven attempts. Some nights it'll be these three, some nights it'll be some variation of them along with Ryan Anderson or Gerald Green. Either way, when Houston is chucking it from long range and hitting at a 40 percent clip like they did tonight, they're near impossible to defeat. The Rockets went 19-2 during the regular season when shooting 40 percent or better on 3-pointers.
December 13, 2019, 11:10 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez finished with 10 points (4-for-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a triple in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
Lopez scored in double figures for the first time in five games on Friday, but still continued to produce quality blocks production. Look for his shot to come back around soon and he should finish in the top-75 range this season.
December 13, 2019, 11:08 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss returned to Friday's game after heading to the locker room to address a left knee contusion.
Chriss has been heating up lately and has already recorded a double-double. Keep him on your watch lists and is already worth owning in deeper leagues.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 11:08 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton dropped 26 points (10-for-19 shooting), three triples, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
It was a hyper-efficient night from Middleton, who provides solid value in several cats without being truly elite at one thing. That skillset makes him a safe bet for top-50 value on the season.
December 13, 2019, 11:05 pmGeorge HillPG, Milwaukee Bucks
George Hill logged a team-high in bench minutes for the Bucks on Friday, compiling eight points (2-for-5 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and a triple.
It wasn't anything flashy for Hill, but he checked several boxes and provides decent enough back-end value to have at the end of your roster. Don't hesitate to drop him if there is a high upside option available on your wire.
December 13, 2019, 11:03 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford blocked a career-high six shots in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday to go along with four points and two rebounds.
This was an eye-opening performance from Gafford, who clearly is a promising big man with the potential to be a contributor in rebounds and blocks. He's still more of a dynasty stash at this stage of his career, though. Wendell Carter Jr. posted six points on 2-of-6 shooting with 11 rebounds, two dimes and three steals.
December 13, 2019, 10:56 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson exploded on Friday for a career-high 43 points (14-for-21 shooting), adding nine triples, five rebounds, an assist and a block as the Grizzlies fell to the Bucks 114-127.
Jackson was trending in the right direction the last few weeks, and it all came together for him on Friday night. He did still have five fouls in this one, which really seems to be the only thing that can hold him back.
December 13, 2019, 10:55 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen cooled off vs. the Hornets on Friday, mustering just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two treys and one steal.
Consider this just a bit of regression, but Markkanen's upward trend remains intact. He may require a bit of patience, but good times are in the cards, just further down the road.
December 13, 2019, 10:53 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine could not buy a bucket on Friday, going 4-of-19 from the field for 12 points, eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, two dimes and one steal.
LaVine is dealing with a right shoulder strain, which may or may not have contributed to his poor showing. Keep an eye on his performances moving forward.
December 13, 2019, 10:51 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks finished Friday's loss against the Bucks with 19 points (6-for-17 shooting), four triples, three assists, two rebounds and a block.
Brooks logged a team-high 35 minutes and his usage on a nightly basis for this Memphis team keeps him relevant in standard leagues. He will occasionally catch fire from beyond the arc like he did tonight.
December 13, 2019, 10:47 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder finished with 15 points (3-for-11 shooting), 11 rebounds, three threes, four assists, one steal and one block as the Grizzlies fell to the Bucks on Friday.
Crowder's rebounding was nice, but the shooting performance from the field was less than stellar. The shooting keeps him from being an option in every league, but he can be relied on for some cheap counting stats when needed.