January 18, 2018, 1:23 am
Hassan Whiteside put together a monster outing on Wednesday night, roasting the Bucks for 27 points on 10-of-12 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line to go with 13 rebounds and six blocks.
The Bucks don’t have anyone who can really body up big centers and Whiteside was feasting from start to finish in this one. Agent Block is returning first-round value over the last two weeks thanks to his 3.4 swats per contest and the only thing that can hold him back is playing time. Whiteside has seen 25 minutes or more in just six of 11 games since returning from his knee bone bruise, and he’s double-doubled in five of those. He also has at least two blocks in four of those five, so hopefully this huge line will convince the coaching staff to let him play a little more going forward.
November 13, 2019, 9:50 amIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi has been playing 4-on-4 basketball in recent days, as he is getting closer to a return.
Mahimni was given a six week timeline at the beginning of October so he seems to be right on track for a return in the next week or so. The Wizards have been using Mo Wagner as the backup center and it’s unlikely that Mahinmi gets much, if any, playing time with a Wizards team that is focused on developing their youth.
Source: Candace Parker on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 9:11 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. needed just three games to flip the script about a possible sophomore slump into a narrative about his improving all-around game
Jackson's offensive outburst on Monday, where he scored 24 points, followed a stretch of three games where he totaled just 14 points on 5-of-20 shooting amid mounting frustration over issues with foul trouble. JJJ had a series of discussions with coach Taylor Jenkins and the latter encouraged him to stay focused on the important things, his daily work habits. The 20-year-old appears to be finding a balance between lingering on the perimeter and attacking the basket in Jenkins' up-tempo system while the buy-low window for him is probably closed.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
November 13, 2019, 8:21 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Brad Turner of the LA Times is reporting that all signs point to the Lakers holding out Anthony Davis for Wednesday night’s game against the Warriors.
His X-rays on his ribs were negative, but AD has also been dealing with a shoulder issue since the beginning of the season. It makes sense for the Lakers to rest him against the lowly Warriors after a tough game against the Suns last night. The good news is that there doesn’t seem to be any long-term concern here and Davis will just be getting the night off after grinding it out and having played in every contest to this point.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 2:39 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell had a game-high 30 points (13-for-26 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) in a home win on Tuesday, adding six boards, two dimes and a steal in 38 minutes.
Mitchell is looking great so far this season. The main improvement in his stats is in his field goal percentage. If he can keep that up, Mitchell should be able to return top-25 value.
November 13, 2019, 2:33 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley scored 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting and added four rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Nets.
Conley's numbers are down in every category this season, which is a little scary for drafters of the 32-year-old. There's plenty of time for him to get more acquainted to his new team and continue to turn this around, but Conley doesn't appear likely to return to his Memphis numbers that often had him in the top-30.
November 13, 2019, 2:22 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert had another strong game in a 119-114 win over the Nets on Tuesday, putting up 18 points (8-for-10 FGs, 2-for-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.
Gobert is off to a bit of a slow start this season, mainly in the blocks category where he's dropped from 2.3 to 1.3. There's plenty of time for that to come back, but there's also a chance that the 27-year-old might not have two blocks per game left in him. If the team with Gobert in your league is worried, make an offer. It's a great time to try to buy low.
November 13, 2019, 2:06 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie had a nice game off the bench with 21 points on 7-for-16 shooting, one board, four dimes and two treys in 24 minutes in a losing effort on Tuesday vs. the Jazz.
Dinwiddie has been good enough to give him a chance on your roster. And with the oft-injured Kyrie Irving and currenty-injured Caris LeVert as the two ball-handlers ahead of him, Dinwiddie could easily find himself in a position to take on enough minutes to get into the top-100.
November 13, 2019, 1:59 amKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving hit just 10-of-30 shots from the field (2-of-12 from three), scoring 27 points to go with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes in a 114-119 loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.
It was a tough night for Irving, though he did hit all five of his free throws, offsetting a bit of the damage to his field goal percentage. With Caris LeVert (right thumb sprain) missing tonight's game, Garrett Temple got the start next to Irving and produced 10 points, one rebound, two assists, one 3-pointer and one block in 30 minutes.
November 13, 2019, 1:52 amDeAndre JordanC, Brooklyn Nets
DeAndre Jordan exploded for a throwback double-double in a loss to the Jazz on Tuesday as he put up 15 points (6-for-8 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), 17 rebounds, four assists, two steal and two blocks in 30 minutes.
That's the kind of line he used to put up regularly, but the only category in which you can expect him to consistently produce now is rebounds. This center rotation is frustratingly inconsistent, but Jordan and Jarrett Allen are both worth rostering. Allen fouled out tonight, finishing with four points, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 18 minutes.
November 13, 2019, 1:38 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield struggled to get shots to fall on Tuesday as he went 7-for-21 from the floor including 2-for-11 from deep on his way to 20 points, four rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes.
Hield did sink all four of his free throws to help offset some of the 3-point misses. His 37 minutes were his second highest amount of the season and he may be in line for some extra minutes and shots while De'Aaron Fox is out.