February 17, 2018, 9:42 pm
Paul George, Kyle Lowry and defending champ Eric Gordon struggled in the first round, while Wayne Ellington got knocked out on Klay Thompson’s last shot. Ellington was at 17, with Tobias Harris at 18 and 19 for Booker. Klay was sitting at 17 before he sank a 2-point money ball to knock Ellington out. Booker is having a solid fantasy season, averaging 24 points with five assists. The dimes are a nice bonus, as owners couldn’t have seen that coming. He’s the face of Phoenix and should continue to be the best fantasy asset on the team.
January 19, 2020, 12:06 amShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander double-doubled for the Thunder in their 119-106 win over the Blazers on Saturday, tallying 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 10 rebounds and five assists.
SGA has been a top-25 asset in 9-cat over the last two weeks and this could just be a preview of what could be an explosive post-ASB run by the "future" of the Thunder.
January 19, 2020, 12:03 amZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
LaVine dominated the Cavs on Saturday with 42 points (19-of-31 from the field), six rebounds, five steals and two blocks in a 118-116 victory.
LaVine increased his career-best streak of 20-point games to 10 with an exclamation point on Saturday. LaVine is on a roll posting first-round value this month while shooting 50 percent from the floor. Try to sell-high on him before he cools down.
January 19, 2020, 12:02 amNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel made his 19 minutes off the bench count on Saturday, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two dimes, two steals and two blocks.
Noel is a per-minute beast and we can hardly wait for him to be unleashed down the road. For that to happen, the Thunder will need to find a taker for Steven Adams (right knee contusion), who put up a lackluster showing with five points, nine rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes as a starter.
January 19, 2020, 12:01 amFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz finished Saturday's win over the Knicks with 17 points, on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, with no other countable statistics logged.
Coming off the bench, Korkmaz scored 17 points, with three from behind the arc. However, the nice points are completely empty as he did not contribute at all in any other statistical category and over the past five games has averaged less than two rebounds and one assist per game. He should not be owned in any but the deepest of leagues.
January 18, 2020, 11:59 pmDarius BazleyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Darius Bazley started for Danilo Gallinari (rest) on Saturday and worked the glass for a career-best 13 rebounds, adding nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with one assist and one block in 31 minutes.
Bazley is a promising piece for the Thunder's future rebuild, but for this season he's a marginal hold in very deep leagues due to his lack of consistency.
January 18, 2020, 11:55 pmBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic made a fool of the Kings' perimeter defense on Saturday, connecting on six 3-pointers en route to a 30-point night on 10-of-15 shooting, adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal to the box.
Bogdanovic was just money for his owners tonight as he provided hyper-efficient high-volume scoring along with those six long bombs. He's a steady and reliable source of such gems, something that keeps him steady as a top-60 play over the last two weeks.
January 18, 2020, 11:52 pmLuke KornetPF-C, Chicago Bulls
Luke Kornet scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and added three rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes on Saturday.
Kornet's best fantasy contributions are blocks and threes and he provided them on Saturday. He has short-term value in standard-leagues while Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain) and Daniel Gafford (thumb) are out. Thaddeus Young (seven points in 15 minutes) and Cristiano Felicio (two points in 14 minutes) both flopped on Saturday, so Kornet may have the upper hand over those two in the rotation while the Bulls are short-handed.
January 18, 2020, 11:50 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert feasted on the Kings in Saturday's 123-101 win, powering the Jazz to victory with 28 points on 9-of-11 field goals and a suprising 10-of-11 free throws.
Gobert was also a beast on the glass, collecting 15 boards and a Kings' bane on defense with two steals and three blocks to his name. This was a favorable matchup for the Stifle Tower, but his 10-of-11 run at the line was a more-than-pleasant surprise considering he's shooting .606 from the stripe this season.
January 18, 2020, 11:44 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five turnovers.
A bit of a sloppy game for Randle as he coughed up the ball five times against the Sixers. The turnovers negated the assists, as he also finished with five of those. He did not contribute any defensive statistics, so in addition to his poor efficiency from the field (5-of-13) he had a rather empty game even with the novelty of a double-double.
January 18, 2020, 11:44 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love shot 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc on his way to scoring 29 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.
Love is inside the top-70 in 9-cat on the season and will keep posting that value as long as he's on the court. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry about a potential trade hurting Love's value.