March 2, 2020, 9:44 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. was excellent on Monday, producing 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and a block in 34 minutes.
Trent has been useful in most of the six games he's started in place of Damian Lillard (right groin strain), but that starting streak looks like it's about to end. If you're rostering Trent, you might want to hang onto him until we hear Lillard's status for Wednesday.
February 29, 2020, 10:34 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with one 3-pointer in 29 minutes on Saturday.
Trent had an empty line tonight but his steals should bounce back in the next game as he's averaging 1.6 per game over the past two weeks. Trent is a late-round option for points, threes and steals while Damian Lillard (groin) is out and will get an additional boost with Anfernee Simons looking at missed time after spraining his ankle on Saturday.
February 29, 2020, 9:43 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons (left ankle sprain) will not return on Saturday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points and two threes in 16 minutes.
The Blazers will need to lean more on Gary Trent Jr., who has already stepped up with Damian Lillard (right groin strain) out. Trent Jr. is worth owning in standard leagues for points, threes and steals while the Blazers are injured. Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja may see extra minutes, but they are a bad streaming option, even in deeper leagues.
Source: Orlando Sanchez on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 9:30 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons (ankle) headed to the locker room on Saturday vs. the Hawks.
Simons rolled his ankle and had to exit the game shortly after, leaving to the locker room with a trainer. He played 15 minutes before leaving the game and Gary Trent Jr. may get more minutes down the stretch if Simons can't return.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 10:52 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. played a game-high 41 minutes on Thursday, scoring 20 points and hitting five 3-pointers in a loss to the Pacers.
Trent Jr. has been very useful in this short run without Dame Lillard. Hopefully for the Blazers, Lillard returns in short order which would greatly mute Trent's production. Still, he may manage to hold late-round value like he has over the last two months in 25 minutes per game. At that point, he'll likely be a streaming option.
February 24, 2020, 8:19 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
This will be game number three of Lillard's absence, which was expected. Thursday's game at Indianapolis will be his next chance to return. C.J. McCollum came up huge on Sunday in his place. Watch for young guards Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons to get a few extra minutes.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 1:25 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. started in place of the injured Damian Lillard on Friday and chipped in 15 points (5-for-11 shooting), three triples, two assists, one rebound and one steal.
It sounds like Lillard is set to miss anywhere from four to six games so feel free to add Trent while Lillard is on the shelf. Expect production in threes and points mainly.
February 21, 2020, 9:05 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. is in the starting lineup for Friday's home clash with the Pelicans.
He is starting for an injured Damian Lillard. Lillard's injury is not expected to be serious, but if he is forced to miss more time, Trent Jr. would be one of the primary beneficiaries in his stead.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 13, 2020, 12:33 amAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons came off the bench on Wednesday and broke out to score 22 points with seven rebounds and six triples in 28 minutes.
Simons shot 6-of-7 from deep which he won't be able to replicate, but he outplayed Garry Trent Jr. (four points in 16 minutes) and looks like he will resume his role as the first guard off the bench after returning from his concussion on Tuesday. He could be looking at increased value in the short-term with Damian Lillard (right groin soreness) scheduled to get an MRI on Thursday. Simons would be the biggest beneficiary if Lillard misses time and would have standard-league value with Lillard out of the lineup. Simons is worth an add in 16-team leagues as he should have value in his bench role with upside if the Blazers have injuries in the back court. Garry Trent Jr. is a drop in 14-team leagues with Simons cutting into his minutes.
February 9, 2020, 11:48 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. put up 22 points and four steals in 33 minutes of action in a win over the Heat on Sunday.
Trent Jr. shot 8-of-11 from the field and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. He has been phenomenal as of late, but this makes for a good sell-high window as the return of Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little is looming. However, he is a solid streaming option while they remain out.
February 9, 2020, 7:49 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons will sit out Sunday's contest against the Heat as he remains in concussion protocol.
Gary Trent Jr. is in line for a boost on Sunday with Simons out of the lineup, and he makes for a useful streaming option if you are seeking points and 3-pointers. As for Simons, it sounds like Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans is a toss-up. He has not been able to cash in on his pre-season fantasy potential, and as a result, should be cut in most leagues until he is active.
Source: Kerry Eggers on Twitter
February 8, 2020, 1:21 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. recorded 16 points (6-for-13 shooting), four rebounds, four steals, two triples and an assist in 38 minutes off the bench on Friday.
Trent Jr. continues to offer nice scoring punch for the Blazers off the bench and he can do the same for your fantasy team if you're in need of a points streamer. Don't bank on this lasting too long but it's definitely worth a look if you need the scoring categories.
February 7, 2020, 12:17 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. scored 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four assists and six triples on Thursday.
Trent Jr. hit a career-high six 3-pointers tonight and hit some big triples down the stretch to help put away this game. It's unlikely that he does anything to warrant standard league ownership as his value is solely 3-pointers. He's a solid streamer play for now, but keep in mind he only missed one shot tonight.
February 1, 2020, 1:29 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. was the best Blazer reserve in Friday's win over the Lakers, recording 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two triples and one assist.
Trent Jr.'s line was not much to beam about, but he's done enough over his last few games to be worth streaming in 16-team leagues or deeper.
January 19, 2020, 12:18 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. had the game of his young career on Saturday, dropping a career-best 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting with a full stat line.
Trent Jr. hit 5-of-9 shots from downtown and chipped in five rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 36 minutes of action. The Blazers ran an eight-man rotation and without C.J. McCollum (sprained left ankle), Trent Jr. splashed his way to a stellar explosion. He's worth a speculative add for short-term value.