• Stanley Johnson said he has changed his shot mechanics during the offseason.

    “I don’t even know what I used to shoot like any more. I can’t feel it any more,” said Johnson.  It’s a natural progression for any rookie whose shot isn’t up to par to see their mechanics adjusted, but hearing a player be open and confident about it certainly sounds good on paper.  Of course, Johnson doesn’t lack for confidence and this is a typical September story.  He’ll need to have across the board jumps in production to matter in standard leagues this year, so making him your late-round sleeper pick might end up being a waste.

Fantasy News

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green earned his second triple-double of the season on Wednesday night, recording 14 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and four steals on 5-of-11 from the field.

    Green has the potential to stuff the stat sheet whenever he gets on the court. With injuries this season, and the Warriors likely being cautions of wearing down their vets, these nights might not last long into the season. He could be a strong sell-high candidate after tonight's performance.

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Alec Burks logged 33 minutes off the bench on Wednesday night, turning them into 18 points, five boards, two dimes and two assists.

    Burks was only behind D'Angelo Russell in points for the Warriors tonight. He has upside and can have well-rounded games, but it isn't a given. If you have him, you can hold him, but probably isn't worth running to go pick up.

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Marquese Chriss grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on Wednesday while tallying an additional 12 points, two dimes, a steal and three blocks.

    This was arguably Chriss' best game of the season. Things are trending up for Chriss and he looks to benefit from the Warriors starting to tank. Check if he is still on your waivers, he's worth a flyer after this performance.

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris dropped a season-high 36 points on Wednesday night, piling it it on with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.

    Morris was one point shy of his career-high 37 points. It's important to note this was against the Warriors, but Morris has been a nice pickup this season. With so much uncertainty ahead for the Knicks, it might be a good time to see what you can sell him for, especially since he was probably a pretty cheap acquisition.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle finished Wednesday night with another double-double to his name, tallying 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

    Randle has been a disappointment for owners this season. We all know he can score and rebound, but another night with out any defensive stats continues to hurt his stock. Randle is going to need to pick it up to be standard league relevant again.

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett secured his first career double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 22 points, 10 boards, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Barrett logged over 40 minutes before the game even went into overtime and finished the game seeing 46 minutes. The Knicks aren't afraid to use their first-round pick, however, this hasn't turned into fantasy relevance yet. Games like this will help put him on the radar in standard leagues.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton collected 14 points, four boards, five assists and a steal on Wednesday night against the Warriors.

    Payton came off the bench, but was on the court as the Knicks tried to close out the game. It's worth noting that Payton saw the most minutes at the point finishing the game with 29 minutes, and Frank Ntilikina only seeing 13 of action.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield found his shot in the second half of Wednesday's 93-94 victory against the Thunder, ending with 23 points, six boards, six assists, two steals and five 3-pointers on 9-of-24 shooting.

    The efficiency isn't pretty in this stat line, but it was largely due to a terrible first half. Hield has been heating up with De'Aaron Fox on the sidelines, sitting just outside the top-20 in the last two weeks.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Homles pitched in 10 points, seven boards, two steal and block in 25 minutes on Wednesday night.

    The big question was how the return of Marvin Bagley would impact Holmes. It looks like he will still be a valuable fantasy asset and Luke Walton said they could both see the court at the same time. It's a situation to monitor, but so far, so good for fantasy GMs with Holmes on their rosters.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic hit the game-winner on Wednesday night against the Thunder, ending the night with 17 points, three boards, a steal and two 3-pointers.

    Bogdanovic can score, and that's about it. If you need a quick jolt of points in your lineup, he is a solid streaming option. However, he can't be relied on for much else in standard leagues.