March 14, 2016, 8:41 pm
Ray McCallum and Briante Weber both couldn’t hit the barn in Monday’s blowout loss to the Rockets.
McCallum hit 2-of-10 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, four assists and two steals, and Weber hit 1-of-8 shots for three points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Both guys could stand to have Lance Stephenson around so the talent level improves, as numbers tend to get screwed up during 49-point losses. There is going to be a bit of a garbage-time element to Grizzlies games as they up the pace and lack talent, so hanging on to both guys just to see where this heads could be wise. After all, P.J. Hairston was the most recent Memphis player to get hurt tonight. That said, they can’t possibly be must-own players considering their talent issues and lack of history producing in standard formats.
July 13, 2020, 8:42 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo averaged 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks on .567 shooting in 65 games for 31/40 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Adebayo blossomed into the All-Star we pegged him as here. The double-double machine was efficient from all areas of the floor and ran point for the Heat the majority of the time, especially on his own defensive rebounds as shown by his 5.1 dimes per-game. Adebayo's only 22 years old and posted top-40 value during his first year as a starter. The ceiling is the heavens.
July 13, 2020, 8:40 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones averaged 8.9 points, 0.7 3s, 4.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks on .514 shooting in 51 games for 155/114 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Jones' amazing leaping ability was what made him a household name as he was always astounding in the dunk contests, but he was able to translate the athleticism into some juicy fantasy value this year. He wasn't able to consistently provide value, which is something many Heat forwards struggle to do, but the defensive numbers give him some nice upside as a flier/waiver wire pick.
July 13, 2020, 8:37 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn averaged 29.8 minutes, 15.6 points, 2.1 3s, 2.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks on .448 shooting in 62 games for 127/132 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Nunn came out of no where this year and took over the reins as the Heat's primary scorer when Jimmy Butler missed the first few games due to the birth of his child. There wasn't any draft hype around Nunn in 2018 due to him pleading guilty to a charge of misdemeanor battery while in college, but the Heat signed him a year later to give him a shot. It would pay off on the basketball court as he was able to make a name for himself. Everything broke right for Nunn this season for him to crack top-130 value so it's hard to love his future outlook on a Heat team that loves to go deep with their rotations.
July 13, 2020, 8:34 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk averaged 7.7 points, 1.4 3s, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks on .476 shooting for 192/188 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Olynyk was stuck in another up-and-down season with the carousel of forwards the Heat were playing. He had to compete with even more bodies this season and the emergence of Bam Adebayo meant even less minutes for Olynyk. His stat set and skills are there, but the opportunity wasn't,
July 13, 2020, 8:32 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Miami Heat
Andre Iguodala averaged 4.4 points, 0.6 3s, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocks on .490 shooting in 14 games for 237/257 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Iguodala's holdout on the Grizzlies caused some controversy, but it worked out for him in the end as Pat Riley saved his season by trading for him and getting him on a contending team. His fantasy value was fringe on the Warriors so it was unlikely he would hold any on the Heat, but his real life impact was the big headline on the day he was traded. Expect to see Iggy play some real playoff minutes guarding the opposing team's best scorers as he can still defend with the best of them.
July 13, 2020, 8:30 pmSolomon HillSF, Miami Heat
Solomon Hill averaged 5.4 points, 1.1 3s, 2.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks on .403 shooting for 289/284 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Hill only played in six out of the 11 games for the Heat since being traded in a package with Jae Crowder and was an afterthought in the rotation. The Heat traded for Crowder and Hill was thrown in so it makes sense to see his playing time dip.
July 13, 2020, 8:25 pmKz OkpalaF, Miami Heat
Kz Okpala averaged 1.4 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks on .600 shooting in five games for 438/428 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Okpala spent most of his season in the G-league to develop his skills as the second round pick only played in five games this year.
July 13, 2020, 8:23 pmGabe VincentPG, Miami Heat
Gabe Vincent averaged 2.0 points, 0.7 3s, 0.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.2 steals on .211 shooting in six games for 484/474 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Vincent was signed for his sharpshooting skills and although the averages don't show it, he has the ability to hit the deep ball which is why he remains on the Heat roster. He won't get any real minutes unless those ahead of him in the rotation sit or get hurt.
July 13, 2020, 8:22 pmUdonis HaslemPF, Miami Heat
Udonis Haslem averaged 1.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games of action for 490/484 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
The most useful information from this blurb will be the fact that Haslem actually got off the bench for three games this season. Other than that, he was a veteran signing to help mentor the Heat and we wouldn't be surprised if he sticks around the organization even after he retires as a player.
July 13, 2020, 7:15 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Shams Charania is reporting that there's growing optimism around Victor Oladipo's playing status for the Orlando restart.
Oladipo's mind may have been swayed by "multiple strong team practices" inside the bubble, and he has been able to play full 5-on-5 scrimmages. He previously decided to sit out so he could continue to rehab his quad tendon to full strength. Expect another update on Oladipo's status in the coming days. His choice could have a major effect on the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter