The Blazers defied expectations all year long and now need to find some flexibility
October 15, 2019, 10:37 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Coming off of a 17-point performance off the bench, Jake Layman didn't do much with a starting opportunity on Tuesday as he put up 10 points (3-for-7 FGs, 2-for-4 FTs), three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
Layman is under consideration for the starting small forward position in Minnesota. He had some good stretches last season, but he'll need to show more consistency to be considered in standard leagues. If he wins the job, keep a close watch on him.
October 15, 2019, 6:35 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman is getting the start at SF on Tuesday against the Pacers.
Layman remains entirely in the mix for the starting job as we head towards the opener. Jarrett Culver has shown the most this preseason among the SF options, but the team may prefer him in a sixth-man type role. This is a situation worth monitoring.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 1:10 amJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver scored 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers against the Warriors on Thursday.
Culver's four triples and defensive stats were huge, but he still has to battle out Josh Okogie (six points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal) and Jake Layman (17 points, two triples, four boards, an assist and two blocks). He's one of the most talented wings on this team, but whether or not it can translate into standard-league value is a big "if".
October 9, 2019, 12:23 amJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman drew the start at small forward on Tuesday and in 17 minutes he put up six points, six missed 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals, and Jarrett Culver (11 points and two steals in 25 minutes) started at the three in the second half.
The Wolves have a few options for their fifth starting job, including Layman, Culver and Josh Okogie (eight points and two steals in 25 minutes). None of those players are sure-fire standard league starters if the win the role, but it's a situation worth watching for streaming purposes at least.
October 8, 2019, 9:18 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves are starting Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins, Jake Layman, Robert Covington and Karl-Anthony Towns on Tuesday.
Jake Layman is the surprise fifth starter tonight for the Wolves. The team has been raving about him all offseason and have shown they mean business by getting him in the starting rotation during preseason. If Layman can grab his fair share of minutes, he could be an interesting late-round option in standard leagues.
Source: Wolves on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 10:17 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have officially acquired Jake Layman in a sign-and-trade deal with the Blazers for the rights to Bojan Dubljevic.
Layman emerged as a helpful waiver-wire pickup last season for a stretch or two and he earned a nice contract. Unfortunately for him, the Wolves have a lot of young wings they will likely play over Layman. It would take another transaction or some injuries for Layman to receive enough minutes to draft in fantasy next season.
July 3, 2019, 8:44 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal and will be headed to the Wolves in a sign-and-trade.
Layman was a restricted free agent but got crowded out on the wings with Portland adding Kent Bazemore and re-signing Rodney Hood. He's coming off a career year, setting career-highs across the board while emerging as a quality rotation presence for the Blazers. Layman figures to play a similar depth role for the Wolves and will only be a deep-league asset.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 25, 2019, 1:23 pmJake LaymanSF, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers have given F Jake Layman his qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent.
The Blazers will now have the right to match any offer sheet that Layman receives on the market. With Al-Farouq Aminu, Enes Kanter, Rodney Hood, and Seth Curry all hitting free agency, along with Jusuf Nurkic recovering from his lower body injury, Layman could find himself in the prominent role that some envisioned for him this season. He makes for an intriguing late-round look, depending on what situation he lands in this summer.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 1, 2019, 10:30 pmJake LaymanF, Portland Trail Blazers
Jake Layman will replace Moe Harkless (ankle sprain) in the starting line up in the 2nd half of Game 2 on Wednesday.
Layman has yet to play in this series, so this is a curious move from Terry Stotts. Harkless remains questionable to return but his absence to start the 2nd half is obviously not a great sign.
Source: Jason Quick on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:20 amJake LaymanF, Portland Trail Blazers
Jake Layman started and played all 48 minutes in a win over the Kings on Wednesday and put up 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting.
He added four rebounds, two assists, two triples and one steal to the box score. His season has been rather disappointing after some thought he could become the starting small forward for the Blazers this season. His value sat outside the top-250 this season and despite seeing 18.7 minutes per game in 71 appearances, he averaged just 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds.
March 30, 2019, 9:53 pmJake LaymanF, Portland Trail Blazers
Jake Layman started and scored 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting (0-for-3 3PTs) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 25 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Pistons.
Layman has burned owners a bunch lately but he had been rolling at a late-round level for a few weeks and the Blazers have thinned out. Give him a look if his proficient categories can help you in deeper formats.
March 21, 2019, 1:31 amJake LaymanF, Portland Trail Blazers
Jake Layman started once again with C.J. McCollum (knee) out and scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and one block in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.
Layman has struggled with his shot over the last week but when he was humming a few weeks ago he ran as a late-round guy. A bounceback from his 24 percent shooting over the last week could coincide nicely with additional playing time, but keep in mind that the Blazers don't play until Saturday against the Pistons.
March 19, 2019, 1:08 amJake LaymanF, Portland Trail Blazers
Jake Layman started on Monday, but laid an egg, scoring zero points on 0-of-5 shooting with three rebounds.
Layman drew the start, but put up a dud in the first half and didn't see much action in the second half. Rodney Hood (24 minutes with 11 points, one triple, one rebound, two assists, two steals and a block) and Seth Curry (25 minutes with 11 points, three triples, a rebound, an assist and a steal) took his minutes to close out the game but neither are attractive fantasy options.
March 18, 2019, 10:39 pmJake LaymanF, Portland Trail Blazers
Jake Layman will start in place of C.J. McCollum on Monday vs. the Pacers.
McCollum is out for at least a week, so Layman may be in line for quite a few starts here. When he's started this season, he's provided solid late-round value.
Source: Jason Quick on Twitter