January 11, 2017, 1:05 am
Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple started once again in the Kings’ 100-94 win over the Pistons on Tuesday, with Tolliver scoring 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting (3-of-7 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.
We can see a path to value for Tolliver because he probable fits as the team’s starting power forward and he should probably get 25-plus minutes with the way they should be optimized at this time. However, there are too many different paths this thing can go for fantasy owners to hop on board right now.
Temple scored 11 points with three treys, one board and one steal as he continues to cruise to postseason defensive award status if voters actually stayed in tune with all of the players in the league, but because they don’t (or can’t) it’s still a longshot. There’s no reason he shouldn’t get 34 mpg and start for this team but fantasy value is another story.
Ty Lawson also played very well and with Darren Collison struggling you’d think his fantasy value would be on the rise, but with eight points, two boards, two assists and one three on 2-of-9 shooting, the numbers aren’t always going to be there whether he improves his standing or not.