January 30, 2018, 5:59 pm
Andre Drummond (illness) is listed in the starting lineup against the Cavs on Tuesday.
The Pistons are ultra thin for tonight’s game due to the Blake Griffin trade. Griffin won’t be available to play tonight so no Drummond will leave them in a difficult place. If he does sit out, pretty much everyone gets a bump, especially Henry Ellenson and Eric Moreland who are appealing streaming options so keep an eye out. Drummond is listed as a starter if that’s any indication as to his game status.
Let's go again: #Pistons starters: Smith, Bullock, Drummond, Johnson, Tolliver.
— Jake Chapman (@JakeChapman923) January 31, 2018
November 11, 2019, 11:55 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum was off his game on offense in Monday's 116-106 win over the Mavs, going 1-for-18 from the field to end the night with five points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Tatum has been steady prior to this stinker and has earned enough trust for us to give him a pass. It's just variance. Nothing serious. Expect a better version of him taking the court in the next one.
November 11, 2019, 11:52 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter (left knee contusion) made his debut for the Celtics on Monda and quietly put up two points and three rebounds in six minutes off the bench.
Kanter is being brought back slowly, which is understandable. He should steadily ramp up his minutes and production as he gets his legs back and should settle into a top-100 big man for his points, rebounds, FG% and low TOs.
November 11, 2019, 11:36 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic provided another great performance in a 116-106 loss in Boston on Monday, putting up a game-high 34 points (11-for-21 FGs, 9-for-10 FTs), six rebounds, nine assists and three -3-pointers in 34 minutes.
The Celtics were able to keep Kristaps Porzingis to just one field goal, but Doncic flourished even against tough defense on the road tonight. Luka is currently 4th/8th (8-cat/9-cat) on the player rater, which is a far cry from last season's 53/100.
November 11, 2019, 11:29 pmMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber started on Monday vs. the Celtics and hit four threes on his way to 15 points (4-for-10 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), eight boards, two dimes and a block in 33 minutes.
That's two starts in a row for Kleber. Dwight Powell came off the bench, played 30 minutes and shot 6-for-7 tonight. Both players are borderline-startable in standard leagues, but it's going to be frustrating with the constant changes in roles.
November 11, 2019, 11:21 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (rest) had a rough night on Monday against the Celtics, shooting just 1-for-11 from the field with four points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.
Porzingis also had five fouls, which limited his minutes. The Celtics defense was very effective against him, but he should be fine the next time out.
November 11, 2019, 11:17 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond had a rough night from the field (4-of-12), but he grabbed four steals and three blocks as part of an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double in a 114-120 loss to Minnesota.
Drummond hit all three of his freebies tonight as well, which puts him at a career-high 69.6 percent. He's played like a top-10 player all season, and he should be able to keep it up even if Blake Griffin's return does sap some of his assists as it has in the past.
November 11, 2019, 11:07 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby was accidentally poked in the right eye by Kawhi Leonard and will not return to Monday's game.
Anunoby's night ends with just an assist after playing for two minutes. While an eye poke is often minor, it sounded like this could've potentially caused some damage. Keep an eye out for updates on this one.
Source: Toronto Raptors on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 10:57 pmDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Derrick Rose (right hamstring tightness) started and played for 20 minutes on Monday in his return from a four-game absence, but he shot just 3-for-13 on his way to a six-point, three-rebound, five-assist, two-steal, one-block performance against the Wolves.
Prior to the injury, Rose was playing very well with Reggie Jackson out. Watch his minutes and production closely this week, as hamstring injuries don't often allow for 100 percent effectiveness too soon.
November 11, 2019, 10:51 pmLangston GallowaySG, Detroit Pistons
Langston Galloway scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four triples on Monday in a loss to the Wolves.
Galloway has been on a nice run with points and threes lately, but that's corresponded with missed time by many of the Pistons' main scorers. He's unlikely to keep it up much longer. Also hitting four 3-pointers tonight was the streaking Tony Snell, who should continue to get big minutes, but won't be as involved in the offense soon either.
November 11, 2019, 10:44 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday still can't buy a bucket from deep, going 0-for-7 from beyond the arc and hitting 6-of-21 shots from the floor en route to 18 points with nine rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and a block.
Holiday still isn't scoring the ball well, but he's giving owners everything else. He went 0-for-7 from deep and is shooting .380 on the year. There's just no way he'll continue shooting nearly 10 percent below his career average. Once those numbers rise, he should hit early-round value as he's already averaging 6.7 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.4 triples.