July 10, 2019, 5:47 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Heat would like to keep Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro out of any potential deals for Russell Westbrook.
That's far from surprising, as teams tend to want to keep their good, affordable players. The Heat are also hard-capped by the sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and would need to send out more money than they absorb in any deal. That means that the Thunder, who have gotten themselves closer to the tax with their other offseason moves, may not feel as much pressure to take on Miami's bad deals without something good in return. It's worth noting that the Heat have yet to sign Herro, as doing so would mean he can't be traded for 30 days. We're hoping that Adebayo remains in Miami because he's looking at a great setup with early-middle round potential.
Source: Miami Herald
November 19, 2019, 1:23 amChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder lost to the Clippers 88-90 on Monday, but Chris Paul won the hearts of his owners with 20 points (5-of-10 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four rebounds, four assists and four steals with just one turnover.
This the vintage Paul performance most of us are used to. CP3 remains a sell-high guy, considering the expected rest days in his horizon plus the likely dip in production if/when he's traded.
November 19, 2019, 1:18 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker struggled with his shot in Monday's 99-85 win over the Suns, scoring 19 points (9-of-19 from the floor) to go with five assists, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
It wasn't a great line from Walker but he gets a pass considering everyone in this game looked a bit off tonight and that he had been playing at an early-round pace all season long. He'll look to pick things back up in their next ball game.
November 19, 2019, 1:15 amShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a subdued performance against his former team, the Clippers on Monday, going 4-for-10 from the field for 11 points, one rebound, one steal and one trey in 31 minutes.
SGA is coming off a 24-point performance vs. the Sixers on Saturday, so this missed-out revenge game was a bit of a downer. He should bounce back in his next game. Danilo Gallinari exuded a bit more confidence but also struggled with his shot, going 3-of-13 from the floor for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds an two assists.
November 19, 2019, 1:14 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart (right ankle) never returned to Monday's win over the Suns, finishing his night with 17 points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
Head coach Brad Stevens expressed optimism that the injury wasn't as bad as it looked, and while that is good news there still lies a good chance that Smart will be sidelined for a few games here. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow, and if he is to miss time Brad Wannamaker (10 points, six assists and three steals in 30 minutes tonight) would appear to be the biggest beneficiary in his absence.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 1:07 amJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum was stellar in Boston's win over the Suns on Monday, finishing his night with 26 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and three triples in just 27 minutes.
Tatum had been playing at a top-50 pace heading into this one, so this performance should likely bump him up a few spots. The real story in this one is that he managed this scoring output on 50 percent shooting (8-of-16 from the floor), which has been his biggest hinderance to better value on the season. If He is able to imrpove upon his below-40 percent average on the year he could become an easy early-round player.
November 19, 2019, 1:05 amAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes was quiet as he faced the Celtics (former team) on Monday, posting a still-respectable line of nine points, six rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer and one steal.
There was no revenge-game narrative played out for Baynes tonight. This was a low-end line considering his body of work so far this season. Consider Baynes a sell-high candidate as his usage, minutes and production should drop considerably when Deandre Ayton (suspension) returns.
November 19, 2019, 1:00 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker recorded a team-high 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one rebound, two 3s and four assists in Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Booker was arguably the lone bright spot for the Suns, who struggled overall as a team tonight. Only Kelly Oubre was able to join him in cracking double-figure scoring with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, one assist, one 3, one steal and one block. Both Booker and Oubre, along with Ricky Rubio, who was out tonight with back spasms, project to remain solid in value once Deandre Ayton is done serving his suspension.
November 19, 2019, 1:00 amJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague collected a double-double in Monday's win over the Jazz, but did so on poor shooting, finishing with 21 points (7-of-18 from the floor), 11 assists, four rebounds and a 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
Teague has been dishing the ball at a high rate since returning from injury, but has only produced at a top-130 rate despite the gaudy numbers. A big drag to his game right now is a mix of poor shooting from the field as well as an absence of defensive stats to accompany him. He's still a decent bet to compete for top-100 value, but perhaps it'd be wise to try and flip him while he's putting up misleading stat lines such as these.
November 19, 2019, 12:55 amRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington was solid once again on Monday, finishing his night with 15 points, eight rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block and two triples in 33 minutes.
Covington's slow start to the year is very much in the rear-view mirror now as he has played himself into a second-round value through the month of November. Congratulations are in order if you were able to snag him during his buy-low window, and as long as health permits, he should continue to be a 9-cat stud all season long.
November 19, 2019, 12:52 amJevon CarterPG, Phoenix Suns
Jevon Carter drew the start for an injured Ricky Rubio (back spasms) on Monday and produced a well-rounded, albeit low-end line of thre points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one triple and two blocks in 24 minutes of action.
Carter has not made fantasy waves since the end of October, but is worth an add for streaming purposes while Rubio is on the shelf.