July 1, 2019, 6:54 pmJaylen HoardPF, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have announced the signing of Jaylen Hoard.
Hoard man gets paid. Hoard has signed a two-way deal and will likely spend most of his season in the G-League, though Portland's decreasing frontcourt depth could mean he gets a closer look than most two-way players. Hoard, originally from France, averaged 13.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.4 triples at Wake Forest last season.
Source: Portland Trail Blazers
November 20, 2019, 2:31 amNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel had another good game on Tuesday in a road loss to the Lakers as he went for 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in 24 minutes.
Noel has quietly entered the top-100 in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues and completely blown by the struggling Steven Adams. It's hard to trust Noel on a nightly basis, but there aren't many players better at racking up defensive stats (1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks in 18.3 mpg).
November 20, 2019, 2:22 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder had a season-high 31 points (12-for-20 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) to go with four boards, one dime and three triples in 30 minutes off the bench in a 107-112 loss to the Lakers.
Schroder has had some great games this season, but it just hasn't been consistent enough to make him a must-start standard league player. Perhaps a trade will settle things for him a bit more in the next few months. Schroder's backcourt mates had mixed results tonight with Chris Paul scoring just four points on 1-of-7 shooting but with five boards, 10 dimes and four steals while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shot just 5-of-16 from the field but 4-of-4 from the line and had 16 points, five boards, four dimes, two treys, a steal and a block.
November 20, 2019, 2:13 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari had a very efficient night, scoring 25 points on 7-of-11 field goals and 7-of-9 free throws vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.
Gallinari added six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist in 31 minutes. Gallo is once again sneakily providing top-60/50 (8-cat/9-cat). Elsewhere in the frontcourt, Steven Adams had a rough game with just two points, six rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.
November 20, 2019, 2:04 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic was on fire on Tuesday as he led the Kings to victory with a season-high 31 points (11-of-14 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) to go with seven triples, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in 36 minutes off the bench.
Bogdanovic has been thriving lately, and the fact that his hot stretch started before De'Aaron Fox went down is even more encouraging. Bogdanovic's production has put him into the top-65 for the season and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight to his impressive stat lines.
November 20, 2019, 1:56 amCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph delivered a career-high 14 assists in 39 minutes in the Kings' 120-116 win over the Suns on Tuesday.
Joseph added six points on 2-of-5 shooting, five rebounds, a steal and two blocks in his fourth consecutive start. Joseph traditionally provides very low per-minute stats, so when he doesn't get near 40 minutes, his numbers aren't quite so palatable. Until De'Aaron Fox returns, Joseph is a low-end starting point guard for those desperate for assists.
November 20, 2019, 1:48 amRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes grabbed a career-high 15 boards vs. the Suns on Tuesday as part of a 20-point night (8-for-11 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) with a steal and two blocks in 34 minutes.
The days when we could only dream of what Holmes would do with 30-plus minutes are gone. Since Holmes joined the starting lineup, he's been playing right around 30 minutes, which has him looking like a middle-round value. He could be in for a slight reduction in value once Marvin Bagley returns if the Kings frontcourt is otherwise healthy, but it appears that the Kings might finally be the team that just lets Holmes play. Nemanja Bjelica also had another good game tonight with 17 points, eight rebounds, a steal, a block and three treys in 31 minutes.
November 20, 2019, 1:38 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker had a huge night on Tuesday with 30 points (10-of-20 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes, but the Suns lost 116-120 to the Kings.
Booker has thrived with and without Ricky Rubio (back spasms) this season. And while his steals are down from last season (0.9 to 0.5), his field goal percentage is up to an incredible 53.4 percent. Playing with Rubio could explain an increase, though that will probably still come back to earth a bit. As it stands right now, Booker's ranking is up to 17th/26th (8-cat/9-cat).
November 20, 2019, 1:28 amKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. had a great line on Tuesday as he put up 20 points (8-of-17 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), eight rebounds, two assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes in a loss to the Kings.
Oubre has improved slightly this season, which would normally be a positive. However, more was expected of him based on where he went in many fantasy drafts. He's sitting in seventh-round territory and could bump up to sixth, but it doesn't look like he's going to make it any higher this season.
November 20, 2019, 1:20 amElie OkoboPG, Phoenix Suns
Elie Okobo received some extra minutes on Tuesday and he provided four points (0-of-3 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), two rebounds and five assists in 18 minutes.
Ricky Rubio (back spasms) had to take a seat after the first half causing Okobo to get his extra run. Even if Rubio misses more time, it's hard to trust Okobo to even replicate this performance. Jevon Carter picked up a DNP-CD, but he could play on Thursday, and it was Tyler Johnson that started the second half tonight. Though Johnson had a tough night with just two points, three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes.
November 20, 2019, 1:10 amMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges was superb in 26 minutes off the bench with a season-high 20 points (6-of-9 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs) plus five rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer vs. the Kings on Tuesday.
Bridges was a beneficiary of some extra minutes with Aron Baynes (right hip contusion) out tonight. Unless something like this causes his minutes to stick at this level, Bridges won't likely be anything more than a steals streamer this season. He did, however, play more minutes than Dario Saric tonight as Saric started and had just two points, three boards, one dime and a block in 21 minutes.