Jarrett Jack cools off on Wednesday
Jarrett Jack | BKN
(November 27, 2014 3:34 AM EST)
Jarrett Jack cooled off against the 76ers on Wednesday with four points, two rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 19 minutes.
This is his second sub-par game in a row, so it's become a little harder to stay on his bandwagon in a backup role. If you have your eye on someone else, there's no need to be too attached to Jack.
Gerald Green scores 24 points vs. Denver
Gerald Green | PHO
(November 27, 2014 3:19 AM EST)
Gerald Green scored 24 points against the Nuggets during a 120-112 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes.
When he's on, he's on. Green has been very busy in the fourth quarter when he plays and he's racked up a whopping 13 triples over his last three games. Isaiah Thomas (ankle) did not play tonight and it's pretty clear Green will see a massive bump in production when Thomas, Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic need to miss game action. He is still going to be inconsistent, but feel free to give him a look until IT3 is back.
Goran Dragic gets 36 minutes vs. Nuggets
Goran Dragic | PHO
(November 27, 2014 3:14 AM EST)
Goran Dragic played 36 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
Isaiah Thomas (ankle), the Suns' leading scorer, did not play tonight, so there wasn't a big mess in coach Jeff Hornacek's guard rotation. Dragic had been quiet over his previous four games with just 9.8 points per game, so this line was nice to see. His fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting many 20-point games once IT3 gets back, though.
Miles Plumlee gets a big bump in minutes
Miles Plumlee | PHO
(November 27, 2014 3:10 AM EST)
Miles Plumlee played a surprising 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks.
He was dominated on Monday, but coach Jeff Hornacek gave him a little extra run. Plumlee's minutes really disappeared before tonight, so it would be another surprise to see him at 30 minutes again. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Nick Young hits 4-of-14 shots in loss
Nick Young | LAK
(November 27, 2014 3:09 AM EST)
Nick Young hit just 4-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points and two blocks in Wednesday's loss.
The Lakers were talking about "force feeding" Young tonight, but it never really happened. Like Isaiah Thomas, Gerald Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo and J.R. Smith, Young is always an interesting all-or-nothing play. Unfortunately, tonight was closer to nothing than all, and Young's been too inconsistent to be trusted as an everyday starter in most fantasy leagues.
Ed Davis bottoms out in loss to Memphis
Ed Davis | LAK
(November 27, 2014 3:06 AM EST)
Ed Davis hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, eight rebounds, a steal and three blocks in 23 minutes off the Lakers' bench on Wednesday.
Carlos Boozer was back in the starting lineup tonight, which hurt Davis' minutes and production. Davis has had a rough go of it over his last five games, averaging just 4.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in less than 20 minutes per game. And when the Lakers sign Earl Clark, it might be even tougher for Davis to get minutes. Yes, it's probably time to say goodbye.
Hail to the 'Kieff: Morris fills the stat sheet
Markieff Morris | PHO
(November 27, 2014 3:03 AM EST)
Markieff Morris was all over the court against the Nuggets on Wednesday, posting a monster line of 15 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.
He made the Manimal look like a pedestrian tonight and had a highlight-reel block in transition. Morris is filling it up like few others in his last five, averaging 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 0.2 treys on 50.8 percent from the field and 92.3 percent from the line. He's a fantasy star and he's going to do this all year.
Kobe Bryant hits 5-of-15 shots in loss
Kobe Bryant | LAK
(November 27, 2014 3:02 AM EST)
Kobe Bryant hit just 5-of-15 shots, two 3-pointers and 10-of-10 free throws for 22 points, four rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Memphis is one of the league's best teams and plays solid defense, especially with Tony Allen guarding Kobe at times tonight. Bryant's shooting has been a disaster this season, but he's still been highly productive. And the fact he hit 10-of-10 free throws could mean he's getting some leg strength back. But once the Lakers fall completely out of the playoff race, owners have to be concerned that he may shut it down for the season with a mysterious 'back injury.' With the Lakers playing so poorly, selling high on Kobe appears to be a forward-thinking plan.
Eric Bledsoe says he's fine from fall
Eric Bledsoe | PHO
(November 27, 2014 3:00 AM EST)
Eric Bledsoe returned from a fall on his hip in the third quarter against the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points, one rebound, 10 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.
In the post-game interview, Bledsoe said he's dealt with this type of injury all the time and just needs to get treatment. Although, it's worth mentioning he did dismiss a calf contusion last season and it cost him multiple games. His owners will want to keep an eye on him until a rematch against Denver on Friday.
Ty Lawson hands out 12 assists
Ty Lawson | DEN
(November 27, 2014 2:58 AM EST)
Ty Lawson fueled the offense against the Suns on Wednesday during a 120-112 loss, making 4-of-16 from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.
He played 40 minutes tonight and has seen a major increase in minutes lately. Lawson looks healthy and he did make a respectable 45.1 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. His fantasy owners shouldn't worry about the production and just need him to stay healthy.