July 9, 2016, 1:50 pm
MRIs taken on rookie big man Georgios Papagiannis’ left knee revealed no structural damage and he will be reevaluated on Sunday.
Big Continent is questionable for Sunday’s Summer League game and of course the stiffness he’s experiencing is going to cause eyebrows to raise because of his enormous size.
Deep Dynasty league owners should definitely be watching his progression as he could have some interesting versatility and in a year or two if all goes well he’ll be putting up solid stat lines as a backup, and if anything were to ever happen in a DeMarcus Cousins trade he’d obviously be the guy the Kings are pinning their hopes on to replace him. To be clear for all our Kings readers we have zero indication that Cousins is being traded anytime soon. You can now go back to your regularly scheduled programming.
No structural damage in Papagiannis' stiff left knee. He will be reevaluated on Sunday. Listed as questionable. pic.twitter.com/gW66C4y9D3
— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) July 9, 2016
Update: Papagiannis claims the knee isn’t a problem and that it was his hamstring that kept him out. We’re not sure if that’s good or bad but we think it’s probably good. Either way it doesn’t sound too serious.
Papagiannis said his knee is fine and that what kept him out last night was his hamstring. He hopes to play tomorrow
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 10, 2016
KINGS INJURY REPORT SUNDAY
Ricky Ledo – strained quad – OUT
Isaiah Cousins – strained groin – OUT
George Papagiannis – knee stiffness – OUT
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) July 10, 2016
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Bertans found his shooting rhythm once again tonight and should be good for a massive end-of-season run. As long as he's healthy, he will be one of the league's best sources of 3-pointers and a sprinkling of peripherals.
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Monte Morris came off the bench for the third straight game but still put up good numbers in 34 minutes including nine points (3-of-8 shooting), five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Morris is still worth starting in standard leagues while Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain) is out, even if he's coming off the bench. He specializes in assist-to-turnover ratio and has had connected at a high field goal percentage for a guard for most of his career.
January 28, 2020, 11:32 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal did his best to carry the Wizards on Tuesday on the shoulders of his 47-point effort on 13-of-31 shooting, addign six assists, four 3s, one steal and one block.
Beal got outdueled by Khris Middleton, who popped out a career-best 51 points. Still, Beal appears to be churning out big games night in and night out. As long as he's not shut down by his team, Beal is a lock for top-10 value at this rate.
January 28, 2020, 11:29 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant's minute limit was lifted on Tuesday and the big man responded by dropping 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.
Bryant was officially back in form tonight and he did so with a vengeance. Remember, Bryant was able to flirt with top-30 value before being sidelined and is now rewarding everyone who gave him the patience he deserved. Expect better and bigger things ROS.
January 28, 2020, 11:24 pmJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant filled the box score on Tuesday with 21 points (7-of-17 FGs), four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 38 minutes in a loss to the Grizzlies.
Grant has been a top-60/45 (8-cat/9-cat) player over the last two weeks with Paul Millsap out. Millsap doesn't have a clear return date, so start Grant with confidence for the near future.
January 28, 2020, 11:24 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe stepped up in the absence of Giannis Antetokoumpo on Tuesday, tallying a season-high 34 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the field and 10-of-10 at the line.
They say necessity is the mother of invention and the Bucks needed Bledsoe to step up tonight and he re-invented himself to fill that need. He added six rebounds, 10 dimes, two 3s and one steal to the box tonight and hopefully this big game serves as a catalyst for him to wake up from the stupor of his mostly mediocre 2019-20.
January 28, 2020, 11:18 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo logged 22 minutes off the bench on Tuesday and put up a solid performance with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, adding seven rebounds, three triples and two assists.
DDV is more known for his steals contributions, which were sadly absent tonight. Still, it's a good view of his other areas of contribution. He's on-and-off been able to flirt with standard-league value this season.
January 28, 2020, 11:17 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was great on Tuesday with 25 points (8-of-16 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 13 rebounds, five assists, one block and three triples in 39 minutes as the Nuggets lost 96-104 to the Grizzlies in Memphis.
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January 28, 2020, 11:15 pmErsan IlyasovaPF, Milwaukee Bucks
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Outside of spot starts like this one, Ilyasova remains a player to consider in only very deep leagues. Move on.
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Khris Middleton had the game of his career in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo on Tuesday, exploding for a career-high 51 points on 16-of-26 shooting to down the Wizards 151-131.
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