April 12, 2018, 4:02 amTorrey CraigSG/SF, Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig saw five minutes of action but didn't end up with a single stat in the Nuggets' loss to the Wolves on Wednesday night.
Craig came out of nowhere in December and ended up logging occasionally heavy minutes for the Nuggets throughout the rest of the season. He was never much of a factor, averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 39 games but Craig got some serious run in Denver's rotation at one point. The 27-year-old rookie finished outside the top-250 but can look forward to a more serious, consistent bench role next season.
December 7, 2019, 11:07 pmBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore came off the bench to score 27 points and added two rebounds, one steal and five treys on Saturday vs. the Suns.
McLemore's hot shooting continues, even after returning to the bench. In 30 minutes, he went 10-of-15 from the field, including 5-of-9 from three and was a perfect 2-of-2 from the line. He is fitting in well nicely with James Harden and has a quick trigger finger. This hot shooting isn't sustainable so he a sell-high player.
December 7, 2019, 11:07 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled on Saturday with 16 points (6-of-18 from the field) and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes.
Randle failed to hit a three and shot 4-of-6 from the line which displays why he has failed to produce standard-league value this season. The points and rebounds are good for Randle, but the .436 field goal percentage and .662 free throw percentage along with minuscule defensive stats and high turnovers outweigh the positives.
December 7, 2019, 11:00 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton came off the bench on Saturday and dished out seven assists to go with nine points and three steals in 17 minutes.
The point guard rotation is a mess in New York. Frank Ntilikina (two points and four assists in 19 minutes) and Dennis Smith Jr. (one point in 12 minutes) are both fighting with Payton for minutes and the situation is hurting all three players' value right now. Monitor this situation in case someone pulls ahead.
December 7, 2019, 10:56 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker splashed 35 points along with four rebounds, five assists, one steal and two treys in Saturday's 109-115 loss to the Rockets.
The only downside to Booker's line was his uncharacteristic 11-of-16 shooting from the line. Before tonight's game, he was shooting 94.6 percent from the line for the season. Otherwise he was excellent shooting from the field, as he went 11-of-19, including 2-of-4 from three. He is one of the best young players in the game and will continue to put up plenty of popcorn stats.
December 7, 2019, 10:53 pmDoug McDermottSF, Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott chipped in 16 points while shooting 6-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from deep on Saturday.
McDermott caught fire in the second half against the Knicks on Saturday and has now had double digit points in three straight games. Despite this recent stretch McDermott is outside the top-200 on the season and can be left on the wire in standard-leagues.
December 7, 2019, 10:48 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday started on Saturday and scored 12 points while adding four rebounds, five assists and two threes in 28 minutes.
Holiday got the nod with Malcolm Brogdon (sore right hand) sitting out. Holiday is a good streaming and DFS option whenever the Pacers have injuries to their guards, but he can return to the waiver wire when Brogdon returns.
December 7, 2019, 10:48 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. played a game-high 41 minutes and produced 19 points, along with five rebounds, one assist and one three in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.
Oubre shot poorly, going 7-of-18 from the field, including 1-of-6 from three, and 4-of-7 from the line. He has been playing high minutes consistently and will have every opportunity to provide value in other categories even when his struggling with this shot. He should find his stroke again sooner rather than later.
December 7, 2019, 10:43 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner rejected five shots on Saturday, adding seven points, six rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes.
Turner brought the defensive stats like he always does but struggled to add much else. Turner is a high-upside talent and brings a rare combination of threes and blocks, averaging 1.5 threes and 2.5 blocks on the season. His .433 field goal percentage should improve to be closer to his .492 career shooting mark, and he could be a buy-low target if his current owner is unhappy with him.
December 7, 2019, 10:42 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric scored 13 points and grabbed 12 boards, along with five assists and three treys on Saturday vs. the Rockets.
Saric continued his dominant work on the boards as of late. It will likely decline once Aron Baynes (left calf strain) and Deandre Ayton (suspension) return to action. Frank Kaminsky chipped in four points, seven rebounds, three assists in 23 minutes.
December 7, 2019, 10:37 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio handed out 13 assists and added 10 points, six assists and one block on Saturday vs. the Rockets.
Rubio couldn't find his stroke tonight as he went 5-of-16 from the field, including missing all four of his 3-point attempts. He is still producing mid-round value and should continue to do so for the rest of the season as long as he is healthy.