June 24, 2019, 9:42 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam took home the Kia Most Improved Player Award, beating De'Aaron Fox and D'Angelo Russell.
This award was seemingly wrapped up back in November. Siakam exploded this season, improving significantly is every fantasy category (excluding turnovers). He finished the regular season with per-game averages of 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 threes on 54.9 percent from the field and 78.5 percent from the line. His three-point percentage has increased from 14.3 to 22.0 to 36.9 as well. Whether or not Kawhi Leonard returns, Siakam should easily make his way into the top-40 ranks next season.
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February 28, 2020, 1:18 amDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green's night ended early in Thursday's 86-1116 loss to the Lakers, as he was ejected in the second quarter after scoring two points with a rebound, four assists and a steal.
Green was arguing with a ref and picked up his second tech in the middle of the second quarter which sent him to the locker room for the rest of the night. It's good news that Stephen Curry (hand) is returning, because it might mean Green will get some more space and production to work with.
February 28, 2020, 1:17 amEric PaschallPF, Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall came off the bench on Thursday and scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with three boards, two dimes and a triple.
Paschall logged 26 minutes off the bench in this one and it helps that Draymond Green got ejected early in the second quarter. If Green is ever going to miss time, Paschall is the next man up, but as it stands, he can be left on the wire.
February 28, 2020, 1:16 amDamion LeeSG, Golden State Warriors
Damion Lee scored 15 points with six boards, three dimes and four triples on Thursday.
If you're in need of triples, Lee is your guy, but the scoring should dip with Stephen Curry (hand) returning on Sunday. That being said, Lee could still be in play for a triples streamer as Coach Kerr has taken a liking to him.
February 28, 2020, 1:15 amJordan PoolePG, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Poole scored 16 points to go with a rebound, a game-high eight dimes and two triples vs. the Lakers on Thursday.
This is arguably Poole's best offensive game of the year as he was efficient shooting the ball and handed out a career-high in assists. He's still far from being reliable though so don't bother adding him yet.
February 28, 2020, 1:10 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis had a quiet night in Thursday's 116-86 blowout win over the Warriors, scoring 23 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Davis got it done across the board and was able to check out after only playing 25 minutes which is a win on all sides. It looks like the shoulder is fine so keep on plugging him in.
February 28, 2020, 1:09 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma came off the bench on Thursday and scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Kuzma was able to pile up the points against a weak team and it helps that LeBron James (groin) sat this one out. He's a point streamer at best.
February 28, 2020, 1:07 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard came off the bench on Thursday and scored 13 points on 4-of-4 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.
Howard logged 24 minutes off the bench and was electric in tonight's win. He's shown the ability to put up efficient stat lines against mediocre teams, but the Lakers are a fantasy wasteland outside of their dynamic duo.
February 28, 2020, 1:06 amRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo started on Thursday, scoring 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with four rebounds, six dimes and two steals.
Rondo got the starting nod with LeBron James (groin) out, but he's far from being a reliable fantasy player on a regular basis. They played the worst team in the NBA, so anyone could have really produced here.
February 27, 2020, 11:35 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green has been ejected from Thursday's game against the Lakers after scoring two points with one rebound, four assists and a steal in 10 minutes of action.
Green picked up his second technical arguing with a ref in the second quarter and has been tossed out of tonight's game.
February 27, 2020, 11:04 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside put up a strong double-double on Thursday with 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Blazers fell 106-100 to the Pacers.
Whiteside has rebounded and blocked his way to an unlikely top-10 fantasy season and at this point, that's mostly sustainable especially with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins with uncertain timelines. Keep rolling Whiteside out there.