Hey Hoop Ballers! Welcome back to another edition of Deep League Digging – my weekly column scouring the darkest reaches of the fantasy NBA landscape in search of diamonds in the rough for deep league…
April 10, 2019, 10:47 pmHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
Henry Ellenson played 21 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Detroit, finishing with 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks on 4-of-8 shooting from the field.
The former lottery pick only made it onto the floor for 19 games this season, posting top-350/370 value in that span. It doesn’t seem like he played well enough to retain a roster spot in New York next season, and it’s highly unlikely that he’ll warrant one on yours either.
April 5, 2019, 10:27 pmHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
Henry Ellenson played 23 minutes off the bench and had 16 points, a triple, seven rebounds and two turnovers in Friday’s stomping at the hands of the Rockets.
Ellenson got a lot of his burn in garbage time since the Knicks were down 72-43 by halftime. Still, the Knicks are short-handed at just about every position so Ellenson has a chance to produce some low-end numbers if he can get consistent minutes in the 20s though it’s more likely he and Luke Kornet continue to trade good games. Kornet added six points (no 3s), five rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes.
February 28, 2019, 10:09 pmHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
Henry Ellenson scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting to go with five boards, a steal and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Ellenson provides a unique combination of size and skill at his position but the same could be said about Luke Kornet (DNP-CD). He's a talented player who's making the most of his opportunity, but the Knicks situation as whole is still very murky.
February 28, 2019, 11:13 amHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
The Knicks are planning to re-sign Henry Ellenson for the remainder of the season after his 10-day contract expires.
Ellenson must have made an impression with the Knicks after getting 13 points, nine rebounds and three triples in his last game with them. He'll get plenty of opportunities to make a mark in New York especially since Noah Vonleh is losing favor with Coach David Fizdale and with Lance Thomas not much of a competition for minutes with the way things are going. Fantasy owners should feel free to get him if he's still available in deep leagues.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 27, 2019, 9:27 amHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
Henry Ellenson played a career-high 36 minutes on Tuesday, scoring 13 points, to go with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples.
The former Pistons first-round pick was a key part of the Knicks’ rally from 16 points down in the first half and 10 in the fourth quarter. Ellenson hit the game-sealing 3-pointer with 2:11 left and with this kind of performance it’s very likely that he remains in the rotation moving forward. We’d like to see this happen again obviously but it seems that Ellenson is now ahead of Luke Kornet in the depth chart so feel free to proceed accordingly.
February 24, 2019, 9:58 pmHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
Henry Ellenson made his debut for the Knicks on Sunday and scored zero points in four minutes of action in a win over the Spurs.
He was 0-of-1 from the floor and committed a personal foul as his only other stat. Leave him on the wire unless the Knicks become flooded with injuries so much that he is forced into the rotation.
February 19, 2019, 9:22 pmHenry Ellenson - F - New York Knicks
Henry Ellenson plans to sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks.
Ellenson has shown promise at times, but he has never really put together any fantasy-relevant stretches. Leave him on the wire for now, but it's not impossible to imagine a scenario where the tanking Knicks are missing or sitting a couple bigs, giving Ellenson some decent run.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 9, 2019, 5:05 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellenson will be waived by the Pistons.
With the Pistons signing Wayne Ellington, Ellenson is the odd man out as the team needs to make room.
Source: James Edwards III on Twitter
February 8, 2019, 2:33 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Per Friday's report, Henry Ellenson is the likely cut to make room for Wayne Ellington.
The Pistons are choosing to cut Ellenson so they don't need to move Wayne Ellington's locker over and the name transition will be easier for the locker room guys. This is a low-impact move with Ellenson not being a rotation piece for the Pistons anyway.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
January 22, 2019, 5:54 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellenson (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Pelicans.
Ellenson had previously been tagged with a left ankle sprain, so it does appear that he's progressing. That said, he's been out for over a month now and wasn't a rotation mainstay to begin with, so it's hard to imagine him playing much upon returning — even with Andre Drummond potentially out.
January 18, 2019, 6:47 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellenson (left ankle sprain) is out on Friday vs. the Heat.
Ellenson is way past his original two-week timetable from December but still isn’t ready to be activated. He wasn’t in the rotation anyway so we’re just passing the news along.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 14, 2019, 4:17 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellenson (left ankle sprain) went through Monday's shootaround.
Ellenson remains listed as out for tonight's game but this is a nice step for him to take. It's been a month since he first sprained his ankle and it looks as though he'll be available again soon — not that he's in the rotation.
Source: Vince Ellis on Twitter
January 5, 2019, 2:51 pmHenry Ellenson - F - Detroit Pistons
Henry Ellenson (left ankle sprain) will remain out against the Jazz on Saturday.
Ellenson is well past his original two-week time table assigned on December 12 but there is no news of a possible return. Nonetheless, he has played in only two games this season so there is no fantasy impact here.