What’s up Razzballers? Anthony Davis went absolutely nutty in a double overtime win over the Nets last night, rainbowing for 44/17/2/6/3 on 16-for-35 FG (3-for-5 3P, 9-for-14 FT) and just three TOs in almost 50 minutes. Losing DeMarcus Cousins is a big blow, in fantasy and in real life, but Davis should be able to ball out in his absence. Anyway, here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:
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Rajon Rondo: 25/10/12/0/1 on 11-for-16 FG (0-for-1 3P, 3-for-6 FT) and three TOs. This was a huge game, but he’s been fairly quiet this season outside of providing solid assists for his owners. I wouldn’t expect triple-doubles going forward, but Rajon should provide solid value.
Nikola Mirotic: 21/16/1/2/5 on 8-for-18 FG (2-for-8 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and only one TO. He’s been somewhat underwhelming since his trade to the Pelicans, but he showcased tonight the kind of damage he can do. He shouldn’t be on your waiver wire, but pick him up if he is.
Jrue Holiday: 22/7/5/1 on 7-for-15 FG (1-for-2 3P, 7-for-12 FT) and two TOs.
E’Twaun Moore: 12/0/2/0/1 on 5-for-8 FG (2-for-4 3P) and three TOs. I feel like this name is spelled differently every time I look at it.
Allen Crabbe: 28/6/1/1 on 10-for-24 FG (8-for-18 3P) and no TOs. He’s been balling out lately, but keep in mind Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson were both out. Still, pick up Crabbe and ride the wave.
D’Angelo Russell: 21/9/5/1 on 7-for-18 FG (5-for-13 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and five TOs off the bench in 32 minutes. He hasn’t really been unleashed since coming back from injury, and this was his first game playing more than 24 minutes. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.
DeMarre Carroll: 12/9/5 on 4-for-16 FG (1-for-4 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and one TO.
Spencer Dinwiddie: 24/4/10/3 on 5-for-22 FG (2-for-9 3P, 12-for-12 FT) and four TOs. He’s a baller and D’Angelo’s presence shouldn’t harm him too much.
Joe Harris: 12/10/3/2/2 on 4-for-8 FG (2-for-4 3P, 2-for-2 FT) with one TO as he gets the clean rainbow in a start. He’s worth owning until Hollis-Jefferson is back.
Jarrett Allen: 8/9 on 4-for-6 FG.
Joel Embiid: 29/16/2/1/3 on 9-for-23 FG (1-for-6 3P, 10-for-13 FT) and two TOs. We all know Embiid is basically the GOAT.
TJ McConnell: 17/0/8/2 on 6-for-7 FG (3-for-3 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and no TOs. Uber efficient game from TJ off the bench. Markelle Fultz’s return is looking murky, so TJ should hold some solid low-end value for the rest of the season.
JJ Redick: 17/1/3/0/1 on 6-for-12 FG (5-for-10 3P).
Ben Simmons: 14/5/10/2/1 on 7-for-13 FG (0-for-1 FT) and four TOs.
Robert Covington: 7/5/1/3 on 3-for-11 FG (1-for-6 3P) with two TOs. He’s definitely cooled off since his early-season breakout, but he still holds solid value.
Danilo Gallinari: 22/5/2/0/1 on 7-for-15 FG (3-for-9 3P, 5-for-6 FT). If he can play close to the level expected of him, he should thrive on the new-look Clippers. I’d grab him if he’s available.
Tobias Harris: 17/8/2/2/1 on 7-for-16 FG (0-for-5 3P, 3-for-5 FT) and two TOs.
Lou Williams: 23/4/6 on 9-for-21 FG (4-for-10 3P, 1-for-2 FT) with seven TOs. He might’ve been trying to do too much, but Lou should still be able to put up all-star numbers.
Avery Bradley: 4/8/2/1/1 in 2-for-6 FG with three TOs. He should be better, but I feel like that’s been the sentiment all season.
DeAndre Jordan: 10/21/2/0/1 on 4-for-7 FG (2-for-6 FT) with three TOs.
Austin Rivers: 10/6/5/1/1 on 4-for-14 FG (1-for-8 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and one TO.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 32/5/5/1/2 on 14-for-24 FG (0-for-1 3P, 4-for-7 FT) and three TOs. He’s putting up MVP-level numbers and continues to justify the hype.
Khris Middleton: 21/9/7/2 on 8-for-13 FG (1-for-4 3P, 4-for-5 FT) and five TOs. He’s quietly having a great season, and was one of the more low-key all-star snubs.
Mario Hezonja: 23/3/0/3 on 8-for-16 FG (1-for-5 3P, 6-for-7 FT) and two TOs. He’ll probably be picked up by a different team in the offseason and become an all-star because the Magic are cursed.
Evan Fournier: 20/2/1/0/1 on 8-for-15 FG (2-for-5 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and three TOs. He’s probably been the most consistently solid player on this team all season.
Shelvin Mack: 19/4/10/2/1 on 8-for-10 FG (2-for-4 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and four TOs in 28 minutes off the bench. I wouldn’t get too excited unless he can start doing this regularly.
Jonathon Simmons: 9/2/3/1 on 4-for-14 FG (1-for-6 3P).
Marcin Gortat: 6/9/5/3/1 on 3-for-8 FG and one TO. The assists were a welcome surprise, but Gortat has put up pretty mediocre value on the season.
Bradley Beal: 7/2/6/2 on 3-for-13 FG (0-for-7 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and four TOs. If Beal and Wall sat out the whole season, the Wizards might go undefeated.
Otto Porter: 14/9/3/1/1 on 5-for-11 FG (1-for-5 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and one TO. The roto God does it again.
Lauri Markkanen: 12/10/0/2 on 5-for-19 FG (1-for-8 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and two TOs.
Justin Holiday: 15/3/1/4 on 5-for-10 FG (2-for-7 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and one TO.
Jerian Grant: 11/6/8/1 on 2-for-6 FG (2-for-3 3P, 5-for-6 FT) and two TOs. He should hold some solid value until Dunn comes back.
Denzel Valentine: 10/10/5/1 on 4-for-14 FG (2-for-6 3P) and two TOs. Also a beneficiary of Lavine and Dunn’s absences.
Dirk Nowitzki: 22/4/2 on 8-for-11 FG (4-for-4 3P, 2-for-2 FT). He’s ageless!
Dwight Powell: 19/7/1/2 on 8-for-12 FG (0-for-1 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and one TO. He’s capable of putting up some nice stats when given the opportunity, and it looks like he’s being given the opportunity. He’s worth picking up for now.
Dennis Smith Jr: 14/5/6/2 on 5-for-12 FG (2-for-6 3P, 2-for-4 FT) and one TO.
Harrison Barnes: 21/6/2 on 6-for-9 FG (2-for-3 3P, 7-for-7 FT) and one TO.
JJ Barea: 10/1/9/1 on 5-for-8 FG (0-for-1 3P) and three TOs.
Isaiah Thomas: 22/1/6/1 on 7-for-12 FG (4-for-8 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and six TOs. The TOs were bad, but this was a great showing from IT. He completely wrecked his value in Cleveland and it seems like he’ll be able to salvage it in Los Angeles. I’m tempted to treat this as a sell-high, but Isaiah should definitely be better in his new surroundings regardless.
Brandon Ingram: 22/1/3/1 on 9-for-16 FG (4-for-5 3P) and two TOs. I wonder how many people wrote him off completely after a mediocre rookie season.
Kyle Kuzma: 12/15/3/2 on 5-for-12 FG (2-for-5 3P, 0-for-2 FT) and one TO. Rookie wall?
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 14/6/4/3 on 5-for-8 FG (2-for-5 3P, 2-for-4 FT).
Brook Lopez: 16/2/5 on 6-for-13 FG (1-for-5 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and one TO. It’s nice to see some signs of life here, but two rebounds? Dude is 7 feet tall!
Julius Randle: 26/8/7 on 10-for-14 FG (6-for-8 FT) and five TOs. He should be able to eat up the PF minutes with Larry Nance gone.
Klay Thompson: 25/3 on 10-for-14 FG (5-for-6 3P) and three TOs. It was an especially empty line, but he led the Warriors to the win over the Spurs. Well, saying Klay led the way might be generous; the real star of the show was:
Draymond Green: 17/8/11/1/1 on 8-for-16 FG (1-for-5 3P) and three TOs. I feel like Dray could average a triple-double over a full season if he really wanted to.
Kevin Durant: 10/6/6/0/2 on 3-for-9 FG (0-for-1 3P, 4-for-4 FT) and one TO. Whatever.
Steph Curry: 17/4/8/2 on 7-for-13 FG (3-for-7 3P) and two TOs. Whatever.
David West: 13/4/1/0/1 on 6-for-6 FG (1-for-1 FT) and two TOs in 17 minutes off the bench. He’s been putting up some nice stats in small minutes lately, but it’s hard to trust a guy that barely breaks 15 minutes played.
Kyle Anderson: 20/6/4/3/2 on 9-for-13 FG (0-for-1 3P, 2-for-5 FT) and four TOs. Rainbow! The Spurs are the opposite of the Orlando Magic. Anderson gets pretty solid popcorn stats and is obviously worth picking up.
LaMarcus Aldridge: 20/5/4/0/2 on 9-for-14 FG (2-for-2 FT).
Manu Ginobili: 13/1/6/1 on 5-for-13 FG (3-for-8 3P) and one TO in 19 minutes off the bench. Ageless!
Derrick White: 11/7/2/1 on 3-for-8 FG (0-for-2 3P, 5-for-6 FT) in 28 minutes off the bench. He outplayed Patty Mills (7/1/1 on 3-for-10 FG in 18 minutes as a starter) and Dejounte Murray and Tony Parker both sat, so White is probably worth a deep-league pickup for now.
Pau Gasol: 7/3/1 on 3-for-6 FG (1-for-2 FT) and one TO in 11 minutes off the bench.
Wilson Chandler: 26/3/3/1 on 11-for-15 FG (3-for-4 3P, 1-for-1 FT) in 40 minutes in a win over the lowly Suns. This was a fantastic game, but Chandler has been pretty meh on the season and is probably a 5th option on most nights. He might be worth a speculative add while Paul Millsap is out, but I wouldn’t be rushing to grab him.
Will Barton: 25/5/5/1/1 on 10-for-14 FG (4-for-6 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and three TOs. Most of the Nuggets squad went off last night, but it was against the porous Suns defence so it almost feels like it shouldn’t count.
Nikola Jokic: 21/9/8/1/1 on 5-for-12 FG (1-for-2 3P, 10-for-11 FT) and two TOs.
Gary Harris: 13/5/0/2 on 5-for-13 FG (3-for-5 3P) and one TO.
Jamal Murray: 12/1/2 on 4-for-9 FG (1-for-4 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and three TOs.
Trey Lyles: 6/6/1/2/2 on 3-for-11 FG (0-for-3 3P) in 21 minutes. He should be better than this going forward, but his days might be numbered with Millsap’s return on the horizon.
TJ Warren: 31/5/2 on 13-for-17 FG (5-for-9 FT) and one TO in 42 minutes. He’s been one of the lone bright spots for the Suns this season, and he seems to always be good for some uber-efficient scoring.
Josh Jackson: 20/7/5/1/4 on 10-for-19 FG (0-for-1 3P, 0-for-3 FT) as he’s been money the last few games. This might be JJ breaking out of his shell.
Elfrid Payton: 19/6/9 on 8-for-13 FG (3-for-3 FT) and three TOs. He was already putting up nice value, but the Suns are definitely a good fit for Elfrid.
Marquese Chriss: 5/3/1/0/1 on 2-for-3 FG (1-for-2 3P, 0-for-2 FT) and five TOs. This guy sucks.
Anyway, that about does it for this week’s edition of Any Given Saturday! As always, drop your comments or concerns in the box below. Cheers!