Monday’s NBA schedule consisted of 11 video games, nevertheless it did not take lengthy for historical past to be made. Within the first sport of the evening Russell Westbrook did one thing that had by no means been achieved within the NBA. And that’s the place this version of the Each day Dose will start.
Wizards 132, Pacers 124: Each groups have been down a rotation participant resulting from damage, as Bradley Beal (hip) sat for the Wizards and Doug McDermott (ankle) for the Pacers. Beal, a top-15 participant in each 8- and 9-cat codecs, was changed within the beginning lineup by Jerome Robinson. Robinson didn’t provide a lot offensively to the few who could have streamed him, taking pictures 1-of-6 from the sphere and ending with three factors. However he did document three assists, two steals and three blocked photographs, so some worth was gained there. Robinson wouldn’t be value rolling the cube on if Beal is unable to play in Tuesday’s sport towards Charlotte.
Two reserves who did step up for the Wizards: Raul Neto and Chandler Hutchison. Neto performed 19 minutes, posting a line of 15 factors, 4 rebounds, one help and one 3-pointer, whereas Hutchison scored a season-high 18 factors with 5 rebounds and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes. Neto provides little fantasy worth, as he’s caught behind the indefatigable Russell Westbrook, however Hutchison bears watching given the Wizards’ lack of constant manufacturing on the small ahead place. Westbrook put up a staggering line of 35 factors, 14 rebounds, 21 assists, two steals, one block and 4 3-pointers, whereas Rui Hachimura (26/8/3) and Deni Avdija (12/8/1 with two 3-pointers) additionally scored in double figures. Westbrook is the primary participant in league historical past to put up a triple-double with no less than 35 factors and 20 assists.
Sadly for Washington there’s one other damage to take care of, as Daniel Gafford left the sport within the fourth quarter with a sprained ankle. He was strong in his quarter-hour on the ground, recording a line of 11 factors, six rebounds and two blocked photographs. The change of surroundings may fit out for each he and Hutchison, as neither was capable of stick within the rotation in Chicago.
With the aforementioned McDermott being a reserve, his absence didn’t have a significant affect on the Pacers rotation. Edmond Sumner (eight factors and one rebound in 19 minutes) and Jeremy Lamb (6/4/1 steal/1 block in quarter-hour) performed nearly all of the reserve minutes on the wings. Lamb suffered a sprained toe on his proper foot, which restricted his taking part in time. If each he and McDermott aren’t obtainable for Wednesday’s sport towards the Warmth, it’s extra doubtless that the Pacers starters would soak up a lot of the obtainable minutes, with Sumner and Aaron Vacation receiving a slight bump. Streaming Sumner wouldn’t provide a lot in the way in which of upside.
Domantas Sabonis (35/11/6/2 with one 3-pointer) and Malcolm Brogdon (26/4/8 with 5 3-pointers) led the way in which offensively for Indiana, whereas Caris LeVert (8/5/4/2) shot 3-of-14 from the sphere.
Pelicans 115, Celtics 109: Evan Fournier made his Celtics debut on this one and, to be frank, he had an evening to neglect. Fournier missed all ten of his area objective makes an attempt, going scoreless with two rebounds, two steals and two blocked photographs in 33 minutes. Whereas his offense did fantasy managers no favors, no less than he was productive as a defender. The absence of Jaylen Brown ensured that the most recent Celtic would play a lot, so we gained’t understand how a lot the transfer will affect Fournier’s fantasy worth till Boston’s rotation is entire.
Jayson Tatum (34/9/5/2 with 5 3-pointers) and Kemba Walker (23/4/4 with two 3-pointers) led the way in which offensively for the Celtics, whereas Robert Williams (7/10/5/3 blocks) performed 33 minutes because the beginning heart. The Time Lord is now rostered in 69% of Yahoo leagues, and that quantity ought to proceed to rise. Luke Kornet had one other strong outing, posting a line of ten factors, 4 rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 13 minutes, nevertheless it seems unlikely that his presence will likely be any type of risk to Williams’ minutes. We’ll should revisit this as soon as Tristan Thompson (well being and security protocols) is cleared to play.
Zion Williamson continues to be a virtually unstoppable power for New Orleans, as he put up 28 factors, eight rebounds, three assists, 4 steals and simply two turnovers in 31 minutes. During the last two weeks, he has been a top-20 participant in each 8- and 9-cat codecs. Brandon Ingram (25/1/9/1 with three 3-pointers) has dished out 4 assists or extra in 5 of his final six video games, a byproduct of the Pelicans being with out Lonzo Ball. One other Pelican whose fantasy worth has improved with Ball sidelined: Nickeil Alexander-Walker. He made one other begin, tallying 17 factors, seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes performed.
At this level Alexander-Walker, who’s rostered in 37% of Yahoo leagues, is a must-add. And based mostly upon Monday’s minutes distribution, with Wesley Iwundu taking part in 5 minutes and James Johnson none, it’s fairly apparent that the 2 new additions aren’t going to affect Alexander-Walker’s alternatives. If doable, go get him off of your league’s waiver wire.
Nets 112, Timberwolves 107: Kyrie Irving made his return to the beginning lineup after lacking the three video games, prior, and he didn’t miss a beat. After scoring 15 factors within the first quarter, Irving completed with a line of 27 factors, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. His return meant a transfer again to the bench for Jeff Inexperienced, who in 21 minutes posted a full line (ten factors, 4 rebounds, one help, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers. His fantasy worth isn’t nice, and with the signings of Blake Griffin (5/6/5 in 19 minutes) and LaMarcus Aldridge (not obtainable to play simply but) there isn’t a lot purpose to maintain Inexperienced rostered in most leagues.
James Harden (38/11/13/1/1 with 4 3-pointers) posted one other triple-double for the winners, whereas DeAndre Jordan (10/2/1) began however performed simply 12 minutes. The query to ask as soon as Aldridge is nice to go: do the Nets have a middle who’s worthy of being rostered in customary leagues? For the rest of the season, most likely not. Nicolas Claxton (2/5/1/3 blocks in quarter-hour) can also be part of the rotation, and there will likely be occasions when Griffin strikes to the 5 in smaller lineups. That does none of them any favors so far as fantasy worth is anxious.
Karl-Anthony Cities (31/12/5/3 blocks with 4 3-pointers) led the way in which offensively for Minnesota, whereas Anthony Edwards (23/10/3 steals/1 block) had a tough evening so far as his effectivity was involved. Along with taking pictures 9-of-22 from the sphere (0-of-7 3-pointers), the rookie additionally turned the ball over 4 occasions. Edwards has been higher just lately, averaging simply 1.8 turnovers per sport during the last week, however he’s nonetheless a piece in progress.
A Minnesota participant value grabbing off of the waiver wire proper now: Jaden McDaniels. He began and performed 38 minutes, posting a line of 13 factors, seven rebounds, 4 assists, one steal, 4 blocks and three 3-pointers. Rating simply outdoors of the top-100 in 9-cat during the last two weeks, McDaniels is rostered in simply 7% of Yahoo leagues.
Warmth 98, Knicks 88: Goran Dragic made his return to motion for the Warmth, beginning and taking part in 24 minutes. He didn’t have a lot of an affect so far as the numbers are involved, accounting for 4 factors, 5 rebounds and two assists whereas turning the ball over 4 occasions. Dragic stuffed the void left by Kendrick Nunn, who sat out resulting from a sprained ankle. And that spot within the beginning lineup will doubtless belong to Victor Oladipo as soon as he’s cleared to play, as Miami’s latest acquisition has but to make his debut resulting from a head chilly.
Jimmy Butler (27/5/6/1 block), Bam Adebayo (20/17/4/1/2) and Tyler Herro (18/3/4/1 with 4 3-pointers) led the way in which offensively for the Warmth, whereas Nemanja Bjelica performed 5 minutes in his debut. There’s no want to select up Bjelica, as Trevor Ariza (2/4/1/1) and Treasured Achiuwa (2/3/1/1 block) look like forward of him within the pecking order on the 4.
New York welcomed again two starters, as Julius Randle and Reggie Bullock made their returns to the lineup after sitting out Saturday’s win over the Bucks. Randle completed with 22 factors, eight boards, three assists and three 3-pointers, however he additionally turned the ball over 5 occasions. Bullock had an excellent rougher evening, going 0-of-4 from three and accounting for 3 factors and three rebounds in 22 minutes. Derrick Rose was about the one Knicks rotation participant that acquired going at a considerably environment friendly clip, scoring 16 factors with two rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
The minutes on the heart place are value maintaining a tally of, particularly with Mitchell Robinson out indefinitely after present process surgical procedure to restore a damaged bone in his proper foot. As was the case when Robinson was out with a damaged proper hand, Nerlens Noel ascends into the beginning place with Taj Gibson serving as his backup. Noel, who appeared to tweak his proper shoulder through the first quarter, performed half-hour and recorded a line of eight factors, 11 rebounds, two steals and 4 blocked photographs.
Gibson performed the opposite 18 minutes, ending with 5 factors and 4 rebounds. Noel is rostered in 56% of Yahoo leagues, which is low given the mixture of his defensive manufacturing, Mitchell’s damage and a buyout market that’s slightly barren in relation to massive males. If Nerlens is in your league’s waiver wire, don’t hesitate to select him up.
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Pistons 118, Raptors 104: Jerami Grant made his return to the Pistons lineup after lacking a sport resulting from damage, and he appeared a bit rusty in his half-hour on the courtroom. Capturing 3-of-12 from the sphere, he accounted for seven factors, 4 rebounds, one help, one steal and one blocked shot. Grant hasn’t put up many duds this season, so those that have him rostered shouldn’t be involved. Sekou Doumbouya, who was restricted to 5 minutes in Saturday’s loss to the Wizards resulting from damage, was a DNP-CD.
The rookies and the newcomers carried the day for Detroit, as Saben Lee (19/3/5/1/1 with two 3-pointers), Saddiq Bey (19/3/4 with 5 3-pointers) and Hamidou Diallo (19/10/3/1/2 with one 3-pointer) led the way in which offensively. Lee, who’s rostered in 2% of Yahoo leagues, is a must-add since it seems that he’ll be the place to begin guard for the foreseeable future. Diallo’s rostered in 21% of Yahoo leagues and, with Josh Jackson becoming a member of Doumbouya as a DNP-CD Monday evening, that share ought to enhance between now and Detroit’s Wednesday evening matchup with Portland.
Cory Joseph (17/4/5/2/1 with two 3-pointers), Isaiah Stewart (14/2/3/1 block with one 3-pointer) and Frank Jackson (12 factors, three rebounds and two 3-pointers) additionally scored in double figures for the winners. Joseph is value monitoring in the interim, as Detroit stays with out the injured Dennis Smith Jr. If Joseph sticks within the rotation as soon as Smith Jr. returns, which may be the purpose when managers in deep leagues look to select him up. He’s at the moment rostered in 2% of Yahoo leagues.
Toronto as soon as once more went with its small beginning 5, with Fred VanVleet (22/5/1 with 4 3-pointers) main all scorers. Nevertheless, he scored 19 of his 22 factors through the first half. Every of the Raptors’ 5 starters scored in double figures together with Gary Trent Jr., who put up a 15/4/5/2 line with three 3-pointers in 38 minutes. He’s rostered in 43% of Yahoo leagues and, whereas Trent Jr. is unlikely to see the postseason, he’ll have each alternative to place up numbers and improve his worth forward of free company.
OG Anunoby (19/5/3/3 blocks with three 3-pointers) has now scored 15 factors or extra in every of his final six video games. Whereas this season has been a bit disappointing for teammate Pascal Siakam so far as fantasy is anxious, the identical can’t be mentioned for Anunoby, who’s a top-50 participant in 9-cat. Lastly, whereas Chris Boucher is able to the occasional explosion, at this level within the season it could be time to chop bait. He performed 16 minutes on Monday, accounting for 4 factors, three rebounds, one help and three blocks. The rejections are good however, at finest, Boucher looks like a deep league streaming possibility.
Grizzlies 120, Rockets 110: Christian Wooden missed his second straight sport resulting from damage, which meant one other begin for Kelly Olynyk. And he was excellent on this one, placing up 25 factors, 9 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes performed. Till Wooden is cleared to return Olynyk, who’s rostered in 40% of Yahoo leagues, must be in your lineup. Rookie Jae’Sean Tate continues to impress, as he recorded a line of 24 factors, seven rebounds, one help and three 3-pointers. An environment friendly participant, he’s rostered in 36% of Yahoo leagues and approaching top-100 standing. D.J. Augustin (13/2/5/1 with two 3-pointers) and Sterling Brown (10/7/1 steal with two 3-pointers) had strong nights off the bench, whereas John Wall (9/3/8/3/2 with one 3-pointer) and Kevin Porter Jr. (10/3/5) mixed to shoot 7-of-29 from the sphere.
Wall and Porter are each gamers value hanging onto, however it could be good to see these two have some extra environment friendly outings. Give Wall some credit score for placing up a full stat line, no less than. And Avery Bradley made his Rockets debut, taking part in quarter-hour and placing up three factors, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. Until these minutes get nicely into the twenties, there’s no must roster Bradley.
Already down one wing in Justise Winslow, the Grizzlies misplaced one other Monday evening as Grayson Allen left the sport through the first half resulting from a hip damage. That meant extra taking part in for Desmond Bane (who began the second half) and De’Anthony Melton, and each performed nicely of their 28 minutes on the ground. Bane shot 7-of-10 from the sphere, scoring 17 factors with 4 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block with three 3-pointers, whereas Melton was 7-of-12 and put up 23 factors, 4 rebounds, two assists, two steals and 4 3-pointers.
So, if Allen have been to overlook further time, which might be the higher possibility for fantasy managers? I’d lean Melton, even with Bane posting the total line Monday evening. Rostered in 10% of Yahoo leagues, Melton is closing in on top-100 worth for the season, whereas Bane (2% rostered) nonetheless lingers outdoors of the top-200. Jonas Valanciunas (30/15/1) dominated the paint, whereas Dillon Brooks (17/4/4/1 with two 3-pointers) and Ja Morant (12/5/8 with one 3-pointer) additionally scored in double figures.
Mavericks 127, Thunder 106: Dallas welcomed again its two finest gamers, as Luka Doncic (25/3/7/2 with 4 3-pointers) and Kristaps Porzingis (20/9/5/1/2 with two 3-pointers) returned to their normal roles. With these two again, Boban Marjanovic and Jalen Brunson have been again with the second unit. Boban didn’t get in till the sport was nicely in hand, and he isn’t going to play a lot (if in any respect) in video games when Dallas is up towards extra cellular massive males. As for Brunson, he performed 19 minutes off the bench and accounted for 9 factors, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. He can retain some deep league worth coming off the bench, however that’s his ceiling each time Doncic is energetic.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (19/3/1 with three 3-pointers) and Dorian Finney-Smith (12/1/2 with two 3-pointers) joined Doncic and Porzingis in double figures, whereas Nicolo Melli performed 11 minutes off the bench and completed with six factors, three rebounds and one steal. He might be left on the waiver wire. J.J. Redick was not obtainable resulting from his heel damage, and he has but to make his Mavericks debut. At this level, there isn’t a lot purpose for fantasy managers to stash him, as Redick didn’t provide constant fantasy worth in New Orleans pre-trade, both.
Aleksej Pokusevski (21/6/2 with three 3-pointers) and Theo Maledon (14/6/1 with one 3-pointers) might be added to the record of gamers that fantasy managers must strongly think about selecting up, because the rookies stand to log heavy minutes for a crew that gained’t be headed to the postseason. Neither posted high-level strains in Monday’s loss, they usually’re fantasy values aren’t nice at current time. However availability is essential, particularly come fantasy playoffs time, and supplied they continue to be wholesome that shouldn’t be a problem for both Pokusevski or Maledon.
With Luguentz Dort within the league’s concussion protocols, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk moved into the beginning 5 and put up 16 factors, three rebounds, one help and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes. With Dort’s standing shifting ahead nonetheless undetermined, deep league managers in want of factors and 3-pointers could wish to think about selecting up Svi. Isaiah Roby (12/9/3/3/2) is in the identical class as Pokusevski and Maledon, whereas Ty Jerome (11/3/5/2 with two 3-pointers) and Josh Corridor (10/1/1 with one 3-pointer) additionally scored in double figures. Corridor might be left on the waiver wire, however Jerome ought to stay on the radar simply in case Maledon have been to endure an damage.
Kings 132, Spurs 115: Sacramento has now gained 5 straight video games, and 7 gamers reached double figures in factors Monday evening. De’Aaron Fox (24/3/5/2/2 with two 3-pointers) and Richaun Holmes (23/12/3/1/3) led the way in which, whereas latest additions Terence Davis (14/3/2/2 with three 3-pointers) and Moe Harkless (13 factors, one rebound and three 3-pointers) had strong nights off the bench. Getting minutes behind Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton and Harrison Barnes gained’t be straightforward, however regulate Davis right here. If he can string collectively a pair video games by which he’s impactful in a number of areas, he could also be value taking a flier on in deep leagues.
In keeping with Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee, Marvin Bagley is making good progress in his restoration from a damaged left hand. The expectation is that there will likely be an replace on Bagley, who didn’t journey with the crew on this present highway journey, on the four-week mark.
Dejounte Murray (23/8/7 with one 3-pointer) and Derrick White (19/3/1/1 with three 3-pointers) led the way in which for the Spurs, who merely couldn’t get sufficient stops. Jakob Poeltl (17/11/2/3 blocks) had one among his finest video games of the season, whereas DeMar DeRozan (17/3/8) and Rudy Homosexual (10/4/2/2 with two 3-pointers) additionally scored in double figures. Drew Eubanks performed quarter-hour backing up Poeltl and recorded a line of eight factors, 5 rebounds, one help, one steal and one blocked shot. His fantasy worth was minimal at finest earlier than the Spurs signed Gorgui Dieng, and issues could solely worsen for Eubanks as soon as Dieng is cleared to play.
Jazz 114, Cavaliers 75: This one was by no means doubtful, because the Jazz rolled previous a Cavaliers crew that was with out Larry Nance Jr. (sickness) and Jarrett Allen (head). Because of this Dean Wade (7/5/2/2 blocks with one 3-pointer) and Isaiah Hartenstein (5/14/7/1 block with one 3-pointer) made begins, and the latter could also be value contemplating for so long as Allen stays sidelined resulting from that rebounding quantity. Collin Sexton (20/3/2/2) and Darius Garland (18/5/5/1 with two 3-pointers) have been Cleveland’s solely double-figure scorers, whereas Cedi Osman was a DNP-CD.
Taurean Prince noticed his first motion in almost a month, taking part in 18 minutes and accounting for 5 factors, one help and one 3-pointer. Cleveland doesn’t play once more till Thursday, so it could not come as a shock if it was Prince within the beginning lineup and never Wade if every little thing checks out and Nance has to overlook one other sport. At this stage, neither Prince nor Wade provides sufficient to benefit fantasy league consideration.
Donovan Mitchell (19/2/4/1/1 with 4 3-pointers), Mike Conley (18/4/5 with three 3-pointers) and Rudy Gobert (18/17/2 steals/4 blocks) have been Utah’s solely double-digit scorers, however they didn’t want a lot else from that trio. If there is a concern, it’s the truth that Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson each struggled with their shot. Bogdanovic went 1-of-5 from the sphere, tallying three factors, two rebounds, 5 assists and one 3-pointer, whereas Clarkson (9/6/1 with one 3-pointer) shot 3-of-14.
Clarkson is the extra helpful of the 2 fantasy-wise and, within the case of Bogdanovic, managers could have a tough determination to make. He’s nonetheless rostered in 68% of Yahoo leagues, however that’s resulting from his nonetheless being a starter greater than anything. We’ll see if each can bounce again Wednesday evening in Memphis.
Warriors 116, Bulls 102: Given the crew’s exercise on the commerce deadline, the Bulls’ rotation was certain to be tough to determine for a bit. Forward of Monday’s sport Billy Donovan made one other change to his beginning lineup, selling Thaddeus Younger with Lauri Markkanen shifting to the bench. Younger has been good all season lengthy, and in Monday’s loss he shot 5-of-6 from the sphere and posted a modest however full stat line (10/4/2/1/1 in 24 minutes). As for Markkanen, he shot 5-of-9 and completed with 13 factors, six rebounds, one help and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
However after the sport he didn’t sound too thrilled with the prospect of coming off the bench shifting ahead, insisting that he’s “a starter on this league” whereas additionally noting that he’ll do what is critical to assist the crew win. He and Nikola Vucevic (21/9/6/1 block) don’t appear to mesh nicely defensively, so a transfer needed to be made, and most of the time it isn’t the two-time All-Star that’s getting benched. What makes this case all of the extra fascinating is the truth that Markkanen will likely be a free agent at season’s finish.
Tomas Satoransky (14/2/8/1 with one 3-pointer) and Patrick Williams (14/6/4/1/1) posted strong strains, however Zach LaVine (12/4/4 with one 3-pointer) shot 4-of-16 from the sphere and appeared to be affected by his latest ankle damage. Following the sport, he admitted that he could must think about sitting out a sport as a way to get nearer to full energy. The Bulls end up their highway journey with video games towards the Suns (Wednesday) and Jazz (Friday), earlier than internet hosting the Nets on Sunday.
Additionally of be aware on the damage entrance was the absence of Coby White, which meant backup level guard minutes for Ryan Arcidiacono, and Garrett Temple leaving the sport after simply two minutes resulting from a hamstring damage. Arcidiacono dished out 4 assists, however there isn’t a lot purpose to contemplate selecting him up. Temple’s damage doubtless opens up further minutes for Troy Brown Jr. (5/1/3 steals), who performed 17 minutes. Daniel Theis made his Bulls debut, taking part in 22 minutes behind Vucevic and accounting for six factors, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocked photographs. Theis continues to be rostered in 42% of Yahoo leagues, however that quantity goes to drop significantly. The Bulls’ heart rotation is nowhere close to as fluid as Boston’s was.
Golden State welcomed again its marquee attraction, as Stephen Curry performed half-hour and posted a line of 32 factors, 5 rebounds, six assists, one steal and 6 3-pointers. That meant a return to the bench for Jordan Poole, who put up a 7/1/1/1 line with one 3-pointer in 18 minutes performed. Those that held onto Poole for Monday’s motion can go forward and unlock that roster spot. Additionally impacted by Curry’s return was rookie Nico Mannion, who performed simply six minutes.
All 5 Warriors starters scored in double figures, with Andrew Wiggins (21/3/5/2/1 with three 3-pointers) and Draymond Inexperienced (11/5/9/1/1 with three 3-pointers) posting full stat strains. Earlier than Monday, Inexperienced had not hit three 3-pointers in a sport since April 5, 2019 towards Cleveland. Kelly Oubre (18/11/1 steal) had evening, and rookie James Wiseman (12/5/4 blocks) established a brand new career-high in rejections. He entered Monday’s sport with a complete of three blocked photographs within the month of March, so hopefully this efficiency serves as a catalyst of kinds. Wiseman averaged greater than a block per sport within the months of December and January, and constant manufacturing there would enhance his fantasy worth.
Clippers 129, Bucks 105: The excellent news for Milwaukee was that the rotation was as soon as once more entire, as lots of the crew’s finest gamers sat out Saturday’s loss to the Knicks. The unhealthy information: that didn’t preserve them from being on the unsuitable finish of a 24-point beating. Giannis Antetokounmpo (32/6/3/1 block with two 3-pointers), Jrue Vacation (24/4/7/3/1 with three 3-pointers) and Khris Middleton (15/3/3 with one 3-pointer) have been the Bucks’ lone double-digit scorers, however the protection was the larger challenge Monday evening. Of the gamers who made shock begins on Saturday, solely Thanasis Antetokounmpo remained within the rotation. He performed 19 minutes, scoring seven factors with one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes. That taking part in time goes to lower when P.J. Tucker (calf) is cleared to return (and there’s additionally the injured Bobby Portis to take into accounts.
Off the courtroom the Bucks made a transfer to bolster their rotation, signing Jeff Teague after he was waived by the Magic. Whereas Teague meshed nicely with Mike Budenholzer when each have been with the Hawks, it’s extremely unlikely that he’ll get sufficient taking part in time to be any type of issue so far as fantasy basketball is anxious. Does this take Milwaukee out of the working for Austin Rivers, though the crew nonetheless has one obtainable roster spot? Even when the reply isn’t any, Rivers will likely be in the identical boat as Teague with regard to fantasy hoops.
Los Angeles performed this one with out Rajon Rondo, who nonetheless isn’t able to make his Clippers debut, and Paul George. Coping with a sore foot, George joined Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka on the sideline whereas Luke Kennard moved into the beginning lineup. Kennard had an excellent evening, taking part in 36 minutes and recording a line of 21 factors, 5 rebounds, two assists and 5 3-pointers. Having fared poorly as a spot starter originally of the season, Kennard is taking part in nicely and is value streaming each time George (or Kawhi Leonard) has to sit down.
In complete the Clippers had 4 20-point scorers, with Marcus Morris (25/5/3 with 4 3-pointers), Leonard (23/9/8/2) and Reggie Jackson (20/2/3 with 4 3-pointers) becoming a member of the get together. And Terance Mann continued his strong run of late, taking part in 34 minutes off the bench and tallying 14 factors, six rebounds, six assists and one blocked shot. Rostered in 6% of Yahoo leagues, Mann continues to be nicely off the radar in most leagues. At finest, he’s value streaming each time one of many Clippers’ two beginning wings is sidelined.