December 6, 2015, 8:45 am
Mason Plumlee managed just six points on 2-of-6 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and zero steals or blocks in Saturday’s win over the Wolves.
Plumlee hit both of his free throws for the silver lining here and he has top-100 value on the season. Owners need to stay the course for now.
January 21, 2020, 12:16 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker led the Suns in their 118-120 loss to the Spurs on Monday, scoring a game-high 37 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and four triples.
Booker went 13-for-23 from the floor, 4-for-6 from deep and 7-for-7 at the line in another hyper efficient night shooting the ball. He missed a go-ahead three-point attempt at the buzzer, but he's been a fantasy monster this season thanks to his new found efficiency.
January 21, 2020, 12:14 amMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges logged 32 minutes on Monday and scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with two assists on Monday.
Bridges got enough minutes to prove himself, but he fell on his face in this one. The good news is, he still played well outside of the box score, but we're concerned about numbers here and he didn't get enough for owners to get excited. This is a bit disheartening after his career-high scoring night, but if he can continue to get minutes near the 30s, he's a strong hold.
January 21, 2020, 12:13 amDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Monday with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go with two assists, a steal and a block.
Ayton went 7-for-8 at the line which marks the second consecutive game that he's attempted more than two free throws which is something that's only happened one other time this year. He's being given big minutes and he's produced big stats with them so all signs are pointing up for him and his owners.
January 21, 2020, 12:07 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three boards, nine assists, two steals, a block and a triple on Monday.
Rubio turned out a full line and looks like he's snapped out of the slump he was in before. The Suns are finally starting to trim their rotation down and we're hoping this sticks as Rubio should feast with playing time like tonight (36 minutes).
January 21, 2020, 12:05 amKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight boards, one assist, a block and a triple on Monday.
Oubre went 2-for-3 at the line and he had a positive shooting night from the floor even though he went 1-for-6 from deep. Oubre's shooting slump could be seen as a regression to the mean and now he's hitting a .349 clip from deep which is about where we'd expect him to end up.
January 21, 2020, 12:04 amDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dari Saric started on Monday and scored 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and a triple.
Saric only logged 20 minutes in his start as his defensive weaknesses are even more glaring alongside Deandre Ayton. He's not worth owning in standard leagues because of his inconsistent playing time.
January 20, 2020, 11:54 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan continued to stuff the stat sheet with 18 points (5-of-15 FGs), nine boards, eight dimes and three swipes in 35 minutes as the Spurs hung on for a 120-118 road win over the Suns.
Despite tonight's poor shooting, DeRozan is on an amazing hot streak, ranking as the 6th/5th-best player over the past month (8-cat/9-cat). His 60.5 percent shooting won't last, but he has shot over 50 percent in each month of the season so far. He's a sell-high candidate, but if you don't need threes, you may be better off just enjoying the ride.
January 20, 2020, 11:43 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White exploded for a season-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting plus three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes in a win over the Suns on Monday.
White has been a borderline-rosterable guy for most of the season. This performance is a reminder of what he's capable of, though. In case the Spurs find themselves missing an additional guard or wing (Rudy Gay missed this game with an illness), be ready to snatch up White wherever he's available. Meanwhile, Dejounte Murray grabbed four steals and hit two triples in the win.
January 20, 2020, 11:29 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes drained a career-high eight triples (seven in the first half), resulting in 24 points with one rebound and two assists in 33 minutes as the Spurs beat the Suns on Monday.
Forbes erupts like this every so often, and it's worth remembering for when you need a bunch of threes or points at the end of a week. Aside from that though, Forbes doesn't belong on standard league rosters.
January 20, 2020, 11:15 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns played well and put up a game-high 28 points (9-of-19 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 35 minutes in a 100-107 home loss to the Nuggets on Monday.
Towns is still rounding into form a bit, as his stats are down slightly in his first three games back from injury. But it's hard to be too upset with a performance like tonight's. Though his absence was longer than expected, he appears to be on track to return to his spot in the top-3.