March 18, 2016, 8:35 pm
Channing Frye hit 5-of-8 shots (including four threes) for 14 points, one rebound, two assists and one block in 21 minutes against his old Magic squad on Friday.
So we blinked and Frye is on a massive tear from beyond the arc. In his last five games he is averaging 14.2 points with 3.6 treys, 4.0 boards and 1.0 combined steals and blocks in 20.4 mpg. So there is a chance he’s fitting in for the Cavs and it’s noteworthy that Frye played the entire fourth quarter and Kevin Love did not. There are no guarantees he continues in a productive role and he’s not going to hit threes like this, but he’s officially worth a look if you can target a late-round expectation and/or 3-point heavy production.
July 7, 2020, 11:57 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets’ team doctors have decided to have guard Spencer Dinwiddie sit the NBA restart out of an abundance of caution, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 and has also experienced symptoms of the virus so the team is obviously treating his situation with extreme caution. The Nets have been decimated and they are expected to be in the bubble without Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Nic Claxton and of course Kevin Durant. We just really hope Dinwiddie is able to recover soon.
Source: Shams Charania of the Athletic
July 7, 2020, 11:50 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Shams Charania of the Athletic is reporting that Bradley Beal will not play in the restarted NBA season due to his shoulder injury.
Beal was reportedly torn about whether he would play but he is making the smart decision here in order to avoid the risk of further injury. The Wizards will now be without Beal and starting forward Davis Bertans when the season resumes at the end of the month, making their presence in Orlando even more meaningless.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 7, 2020, 11:07 amMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Smart missed a few games throughout the year and also tested positive for COVID-19 but he was definitely one of the good stories of the season, surpassing his ADP. His percentages remained brutal but he took advantage of the extra playing time due to the injury Kemba Walker sustained and solidified his role as a dynamic guard who contributes on both ends of the floor. The steals have always given him late-round appeal but the rising 3-pointers and assists push him into the middle-round conversation with ease.
July 7, 2020, 10:24 amRomeo LangfordSG, Boston Celtics
First round pick Romeo Langford appeared in just 27 games in his rookie year in Boston, battling an assortment of injuries and showing only glimpses of his talent while generating 449/448 value in 8/9-cat formats.
Langford averaged just 11.0 minutes per game and while Brad Stevens was very encouraging of his young guard, he struggled to remain healthy and failed to gain any momentum during the season. The Celtics will absolutely be patient with their rookie and he is someone to buy-low in dynasty leagues after a disastrous first year.
July 7, 2020, 10:11 amJavonte GreenPF, Boston Celtics
Undrafted forward Javonte Green played in 44 games for the Celtics in his rookie year, showing flashes of his potential as a 3-and-D wing and averaging 2.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.5 steals in 9.4 minutes per game and returning just 400/387 value in 8/9-cat scoring formats.
Tremont WatersPG, Boston Celtics
July 7, 2020, 9:50 amVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier appeared in just 20 games for the Celtics in his first year in the NBA, averaging only 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.7 minutes per game, good for 434/431 value in 8/9-cat scoring formats.
The French big missed six weeks due to a fractured right pinkie but even when he was healthy he couldn’t secure any playing time and remained buried on the depth chart behind Robert Williams and Grant Williams. The Celtics signed him as insurance last year and it’s obvious that they didn’t have high expectations for him in his first year playing away from home.
Meyers LeonardC, Miami Heat
Source: Miami Herald
July 7, 2020, 9:21 amGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
After two years in which he struggled to return to his old form, Gordon Hayward looked fresh and healthy averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.6 triples and 0. steals while shooting .502/.392/.847 splits and returning 51/44 value in 8/9-cat scoring formats.
July 7, 2020, 9:04 amBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
With Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart missing time due to various injuries, the Celtics had to turn to Wanamaker for some much-needed help at the point guard position and the veteran delivered. Although his percentages were ugly and he doesn’t really have a diverse fantasy game, Wanamaker proved to be a nice option in deeper formats. He is a free agent at the end of the season and he should be able to generate some interest around the league as a scoring guard who can hit the triple.