• Stan Van Gundy likes the performance he’s seen from both Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson in summer league.

    “I really like the way [Johnson’s] playing – I do,” Van Gundy said. “I like the things he’s working on. It’s hard to do that. You’re in a setting, it’s on TV, you want to play to your strengths and he’s consciously playing to work on things. I like it…I think he’s doing exactly what he should be doing here in the Summer League,” Van Gundy said. “Just what we talked about.”  Johnson will need to continue to improve his shooting to be a standard league asset, but he has the athletic upside to emerge as a true breakout candidate this season.

    As for Ellenson: “His shooting’s got to improve to be able to really stretch the floor, but what he has is that element of being able to put the ball on the floor and get a shot,” SVG said. “He can face up in the mid-post area and jab step and create shots. He’s got a lot of really good things to work with.”  Ellenson is currently buried on the Piston’s depth chart, and will need an injury to break into the rotation this year.

Fantasy News

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo saw 27 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, turning in a line of 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

    This game wasn't close, which could have afforded Okobo a few extra reps. It's an encouraging sign to see what he did with it, but he is likely only worth a stream at most if the Suns fall victim to injuries.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Jeff Teague started on Wednesday and scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting with eight assists in 25 minutes.

    Trae Young (right thigh contusion) sat this game out and Teague was still unable to eclipse 25 minutes. The trade to Atlanta has hurt Teague's value in a big way and he is only an assists specialist for 16-team leagues.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. was one rebound shy of a double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 17 points (5-16 FG), nine rebounds and a block to his name.

    Oubre's shooting slump continues, but remains a top-50 player on the season. He relies on steals to keep his value afloat, so nights like this really hurt his stock. No one on the Suns had a great night and he'll hope to turn things around in his next contest.

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren made his presence felt on both ends of the floor in Wednesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Suns, recording 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting with two rebounds, three assist, three steals and one block in 30 minutes of action.

    Warren isn't normally notable for his efforts on the defensive end, so those combined four steals and blocks was a welcome sight for his owners. Warren got his revenge-game face on in this one and was successful in punishing his former team. He will be a top-60 to top-75 moving forward, accounting for Victor Oladipo's return.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins broke out on Wednesday for 33 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and three triples while shooting 12-of-22 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line in a 102-95 victory over the Clippers.

    Collins carried the Hawks with Trae Young out and is a top-10 player in per game value after Wednesday's monster performance. Collins has increased his blocks from 0.6 per game last season to 2.2 per game this season. He should be a top-20 player moving forward and congrats if you bought low or held on to him through his suspension.

  • Terance Mann
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Terance Mann disappointed in a start on Wednesday with one point, two assists and two blocks in 15 minutes.

    At least he brought the blocks to salvage something for those who streamed Mann or started him in DFS. Mann got the start with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverley all sitting out. Mann is out of the rotation most nights and proved on Wednesday that he can't be trusted as a streamer even when he's starting.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook stuffed the stat line in Wednesday's 121-105 win over the Nuggets, finishing with 28 points (11-of-25 shooting), 16 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and a block.

    Westbrook was in command of this game and has really seen his value start to skyrocket. On the edge of the top-50 on the season, Westbrook has been a top-20 player over the last two weeks. His backcourt-mate, James Harden, dropped 27 points on 6-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and two steals of his own.

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Landry Shamet started on Wednesday and scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two threes in 36 minutes.

    Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) sat this game out, allowing Shamet to get the start. Shamet is on a hot streak over his last five games, averaging 13.4 points with 3.0 triples in 31.9 minutes per game. He's a three point streamer in standard leagues while he's hot.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela played rim protector on Wednesday night, swatting five shots while also scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

    Capela is a top-15 player currently. He is about as consistent as it get for double-double production and the five blocks tonight demonstrate tremendous upside.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell scored 30 points on 12-of-23 shooting with seven rebounds and three blocks in a 102-95 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Harrell tanked his owners' percentage, shooting 6-of-13 from the line. The bad free throw percentage is something you need to accept if you have Harrell on your fantasy team. He will be a strong source of points, rebounds and field goal percentage but will struggle to reach mid-round value with his poor free throw percentage (.572 on 5.8 attempts per game) and mediocre blocks (1.1 blocks per game).