December 6, 2015, 6:56 am
Rajon Rondo scored 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, 19 assists and four steals in the Kings’ road loss to the Rockets on Saturday.
Rondo is the master of racking up assists and tricking folks into believing it was a dominant performance, but it really wasn’t. The offense bogged down under relentless dribbling and his defense was a gambling mess. Given the keys without proving anything, the Kings will now have to back track if it doesn’t work out. It’ll be interesting to see if Rondo and the core group that is loyal to Rondo will go for that. In the meantime, he’s sitting on a top 30-60 start to the season (8/9 cat).
January 21, 2020, 12:07 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three boards, nine assists, two steals, a block and a triple on Monday.
Rubio turned out a full line and looks like he's snapped out of the slump he was in before. The Suns are finally starting to trim their rotation down and we're hoping this sticks as Rubio should feast with playing time like tonight (36 minutes).
January 21, 2020, 12:05 amKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight boards, one assist, a block and a triple on Monday.
Oubre went 2-for-3 at the line and he had a positive shooting night from the floor even though he went 1-for-6 from deep. Oubre's shooting slump could be seen as a regression to the mean and now he's hitting a .349 clip from deep which is about where we'd expect him to end up.
January 21, 2020, 12:04 amDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dari Saric started on Monday and scored 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and a triple.
Saric only logged 20 minutes in his start as his defensive weaknesses are even more glaring alongside Deandre Ayton. He's not worth owning in standard leagues because of his inconsistent playing time.
January 20, 2020, 11:54 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan continued to stuff the stat sheet with 18 points (5-of-15 FGs), nine boards, eight dimes and three swipes in 35 minutes as the Spurs hung on for a 120-118 road win over the Suns.
Despite tonight's poor shooting, DeRozan is on an amazing hot streak, ranking as the 6th/5th-best player over the past month (8-cat/9-cat). His 60.5 percent shooting won't last, but he has shot over 50 percent in each month of the season so far. He's a sell-high candidate, but if you don't need threes, you may be better off just enjoying the ride.
January 20, 2020, 11:43 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White exploded for a season-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting plus three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes in a win over the Suns on Monday.
White has been a borderline-rosterable guy for most of the season. This performance is a reminder of what he's capable of, though. In case the Spurs find themselves missing an additional guard or wing (Rudy Gay missed this game with an illness), be ready to snatch up White wherever he's available. Meanwhile, Dejounte Murray grabbed four steals and hit two triples in the win.
January 20, 2020, 11:29 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes drained a career-high eight triples (seven in the first half), resulting in 24 points with one rebound and two assists in 33 minutes as the Spurs beat the Suns on Monday.
Forbes erupts like this every so often, and it's worth remembering for when you need a bunch of threes or points at the end of a week. Aside from that though, Forbes doesn't belong on standard league rosters.
January 20, 2020, 11:15 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns played well and put up a game-high 28 points (9-of-19 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 35 minutes in a 100-107 home loss to the Nuggets on Monday.
Towns is still rounding into form a bit, as his stats are down slightly in his first three games back from injury. But it's hard to be too upset with a performance like tonight's. Though his absence was longer than expected, he appears to be on track to return to his spot in the top-3.
January 20, 2020, 11:09 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in their 118-88 blowout win over the Pacers on Monday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with two boards, three dimes, two steals, a block and two triples.
Mitchell did well scoring the ball, but the boards and assists leave some room to be improved. He's been much better in that department as a whole this year though, so we'll give him a pass, but it'll be interesting to see if he can maintain the increased production with Mike Conley being re-integrated into the lineup.
January 20, 2020, 11:09 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert locked down the paint on Monday, double-doubling with 20 points and 14 boards to go with two assists and a block.
Gobert dominated the paint as usual in tonight's matchup and was able to throw in a block for good measure. He also hit all four of his free throws to cap off another efficient night.
January 20, 2020, 11:09 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting to go with five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two triples on Monday.
Ingles continues to start which is a good thing for the Jazz and for fantasy owners. They found a winning combination with him in the starting unit which means he should be held onto in all formats. Ride him until the wheels fall off.