January 25, 2018, 1:15 am
Yogi Ferrell finished with 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in the Mavericks’ loss to the Rockets on Wednesday night.
Yogi shot lights out on Wednesday night with 6-of-9 from the floor and 4-of-5 from deep. Tonight was his first game with better than two 3-point makes since two weeks ago when he splashed seven of those bad boys. Ferrell’s minutes are secure at this point but they do go through occasional fluctuation next to Dennis Smith Jr. and J.J. Barea. He had no problem tonight though as he outplayed both. The young Smith shot 3-of-11 to end up with 11 points, six assists and two boards. The not-so-young Barea shot just 1-for-9, scoring three points with seven rebounds and four dimes.
November 20, 2019, 3:12 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James put up a triple-double for the fifth time this season in a 112-107 win over the Thunder on Tuesday, providing 25 points (10-of-21 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
James has now triple-doubled against all 30 NBA teams. He's hardly slowing down, ranking 12th in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues for the season. LeBron's scoring has dipped since last season from 27.4 points per game to 25.0, but his assists have skyrocketed from 8.3 assists per game to 11.1 this season.
November 20, 2019, 3:03 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right shoulder soreness) put up a game-high 34 points (13-of-24 FGs, 5-fo-6 FTs) as part of a full line that included seven rebounds, four assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes in a victory over the Thunder on Tuesday.
Davis has been a great fit for the Lakers and he once again toughed out an injury (or two or more) while producing in every category. He's currently ranked 4th in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. If he ever truly gets healthy, he should have a great shot at the top spot. Next to Davis tonight, JaVale McGee swatted four more shots in 23 minutes and continues to be an excellent streaming option for blocks, boards and field goal percentage.
November 20, 2019, 2:54 amRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo handed out 10 assists to go with eight points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes off the bench vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.
Rondo shot just 3-of-10 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line. His percentages have traditionally been harmful to fantasy teams, but his rebounds, assists and steals continue to pile up even as his minutes dip as he's nearing age 34. At this point, he's just a streamer for those categories, but remember that he averaged over eight assists the past two seasons. If he were to find himself regularly getting 30 minutes per game, there's probably a team in every fantasy league that could use him.
November 20, 2019, 2:38 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (eye abrasion) left Tuesday's game after playing just nine minutes, and while he was technically available to return, Frank Vogel chose not to use him anymore.
It's a positive sign that he was available after the injury, but the situation should be monitored to be sure that Kuzma is going to play in the Lakers' next game on Friday before making decisions about how to use him.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
November 20, 2019, 2:31 amNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel had another good game on Tuesday in a road loss to the Lakers as he went for 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in 24 minutes.
Noel has quietly entered the top-100 in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues and completely blown by the struggling Steven Adams. It's hard to trust Noel on a nightly basis, but there aren't many players better at racking up defensive stats (1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks in 18.3 mpg).
November 20, 2019, 2:22 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder had a season-high 31 points (12-for-20 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) to go with four boards, one dime and three triples in 30 minutes off the bench in a 107-112 loss to the Lakers.
Schroder has had some great games this season, but it just hasn't been consistent enough to make him a must-start standard league player. Perhaps a trade will settle things for him a bit more in the next few months. Schroder's backcourt mates had mixed results tonight with Chris Paul scoring just four points on 1-of-7 shooting but with five boards, 10 dimes and four steals while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shot just 5-of-16 from the field but 4-of-4 from the line and had 16 points, five boards, four dimes, two treys, a steal and a block.
November 20, 2019, 2:13 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari had a very efficient night, scoring 25 points on 7-of-11 field goals and 7-of-9 free throws vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.
Gallinari added six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist in 31 minutes. Gallo is once again sneakily providing top-60/50 (8-cat/9-cat). Elsewhere in the frontcourt, Steven Adams had a rough game with just two points, six rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.
November 20, 2019, 2:04 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic was on fire on Tuesday as he led the Kings to victory with a season-high 31 points (11-of-14 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) to go with seven triples, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in 36 minutes off the bench.
Bogdanovic has been thriving lately, and the fact that his hot stretch started before De'Aaron Fox went down is even more encouraging. Bogdanovic's production has put him into the top-65 for the season and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight to his impressive stat lines.
November 20, 2019, 1:56 amCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph delivered a career-high 14 assists in 39 minutes in the Kings' 120-116 win over the Suns on Tuesday.
Joseph added six points on 2-of-5 shooting, five rebounds, a steal and two blocks in his fourth consecutive start. Joseph traditionally provides very low per-minute stats, so when he doesn't get near 40 minutes, his numbers aren't quite so palatable. Until De'Aaron Fox returns, Joseph is a low-end starting point guard for those desperate for assists.
November 20, 2019, 1:48 amRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes grabbed a career-high 15 boards vs. the Suns on Tuesday as part of a 20-point night (8-for-11 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) with a steal and two blocks in 34 minutes.
The days when we could only dream of what Holmes would do with 30-plus minutes are gone. Since Holmes joined the starting lineup, he's been playing right around 30 minutes, which has him looking like a middle-round value. He could be in for a slight reduction in value once Marvin Bagley returns if the Kings frontcourt is otherwise healthy, but it appears that the Kings might finally be the team that just lets Holmes play. Nemanja Bjelica also had another good game tonight with 17 points, eight rebounds, a steal, a block and three treys in 31 minutes.