July 25, 2016, 4:56 pm
According to Royce Young of ESPN, Russell Westbrook does not want to get traded and he will heavily consider signing an extension.
Westbrook is in a contract year and will be the heart and soul of the Thunder next season. He should be drafted as a top-five fantasy asset who could win MVP honors and be the number one ranked fantasy player at the end of the year. Westbrook doesn’t need more motivation to play hard, but winning MVP and getting a big pay day is on the table so look for him to be a triple-double machine.
January 22, 2020, 11:53 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis worked the Suns in a 112-87 win on Wednesday, tallying 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field and the line, adding 13 rebounds, one block and four dimes.
Sabonis has had 34 double-doubles this season, which is sick, considering he tallied 30 in the whole of 2018-19. He's been a beast and looks to be a strong candidate to finish the season flirting with top-25 value on and off.
January 22, 2020, 11:51 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker dropped 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's 112-87 loss to the Pacers, only adding an additional two rebounds, three assists and a steal to his name.
Booker, much like the rest of the Suns, would like to put this game behind them and look ahead to their next game. As an interesting note, his backcourt partner, Ricky Rubio, finished with the same number of rebounds, assists and steals but only seven points.
January 22, 2020, 11:47 pmDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton was held to 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting on Wednesday, chipping in eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Ayton will move on from this game and hope for better ones in the future. This game is not indicative of what owners should expect from the rising young star. He's currently a top-30 player on the season.
January 22, 2020, 11:46 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon suffered a laceration on Wednesday and did not return after seeing 16 minutes where he posted five points on 2-of-4 shooting with three assists and one triple.
Brogdon has gotten more than his fair share of bumps, nicks, and assorted other injuries this season. While he's not going to miss a lot of time with this one, likely being held out due to the blow-out nature of the game. T.J. McConnell stepped up in this one as he was able to record a 10-point, 11-assist double-double with three steals and one block in 27 minutes. McConnell is an add in deep leagues if Brogdon sits a game or two.
January 22, 2020, 11:46 pmBrandon GoodwinPG, Atlanta Hawks
Brandon Goodwin came off the bench on Wednesday to score 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting with three assists, three rebounds and three triples in 20 minutes.
Goodwin was scoreless in two minutes on Monday and got a boost on Wednesday with Trae Young (right thigh contusion) out. Goodwin can be left on the waiver wire with Young set to return soon.
January 22, 2020, 11:44 pmElie OkoboPG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo saw 27 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, turning in a line of 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
This game wasn't close, which could have afforded Okobo a few extra reps. It's an encouraging sign to see what he did with it, but he is likely only worth a stream at most if the Suns fall victim to injuries.
January 22, 2020, 11:42 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Jeff Teague started on Wednesday and scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting with eight assists in 25 minutes.
Trae Young (right thigh contusion) sat this game out and Teague was still unable to eclipse 25 minutes. The trade to Atlanta has hurt Teague's value in a big way and he is only an assists specialist for 16-team leagues.
January 22, 2020, 11:40 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. was one rebound shy of a double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 17 points (5-16 FG), nine rebounds and a block to his name.
Oubre's shooting slump continues, but remains a top-50 player on the season. He relies on steals to keep his value afloat, so nights like this really hurt his stock. No one on the Suns had a great night and he'll hope to turn things around in his next contest.
January 22, 2020, 11:38 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren made his presence felt on both ends of the floor in Wednesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Suns, recording 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting with two rebounds, three assist, three steals and one block in 30 minutes of action.
Warren isn't normally notable for his efforts on the defensive end, so those combined four steals and blocks was a welcome sight for his owners. Warren got his revenge-game face on in this one and was successful in punishing his former team. He will be a top-60 to top-75 moving forward, accounting for Victor Oladipo's return.
January 22, 2020, 11:37 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins broke out on Wednesday for 33 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and three triples while shooting 12-of-22 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line in a 102-95 victory over the Clippers.
Collins carried the Hawks with Trae Young out and is a top-10 player in per game value after Wednesday's monster performance. Collins has increased his blocks from 0.6 per game last season to 2.2 per game this season. He should be a top-20 player moving forward and congrats if you bought low or held on to him through his suspension.