Sean Kilpatrick went H.A.M. on Tuesday, scoring 38 points (14-34 FG, 4-12 3PT) and grabbing 14 rebounds in the Nets double-overtime, come from behind victory over the Clippers. He turned it on late, scoring 31 of his 38 points in the 4th quarter and overtime. Kilpatrick probably won’t be this good ever again, but he still remains a wise pickup (53% availability).
Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez – The Nets’ big men also enjoyed the extra minutes in double OT as well. Booker had a nice overall line of 15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals, while Lopez posted 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 threes, and 2 steals. Lopez’ 3-point shooting has really improved this season.
Chris Paul – Paul hit a corner 3 with 1.8 seconds left to push the game to overtime. He finished with a triple-double: 26 points, 10 rebounds, 13 assists, and 4 threes.
Paul Pierce – Starting for a resting Blake Griffin, Pierce (5 points, 3 rebounds) looked like he could use the rest too. He needed resuscitation by CP3 after missing a fast break dunk:
DeAndre Jordan – Jordan finished with his first 20/20 game of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing 23 rebounds.
J.J. Redick – Redick connected on a 3-pointer for the 75th straight game, tying the 6th longest streak in NBA history. That’s pretty impressive. He finished the game with a 18/2/2 line with 3 threes.
Tobias Harris – Harris led the way for the Pistons, posting 24 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 3 threes.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Not known for his assists, KCP recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 threes, and 1 block/steal each on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of a 10-assist night on Friday. Owners should be happy for the extra passing, but shouldn’t expect it going forward, especially with Reggie Jackson (knee) returning soon.
Marcus Morris – Morris scored 18 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, and knocked down 2 threes on Tuesday.
Andre Drummond – Don’t worry about Andre Drummond (3 points, 6 rebounds in 13 minutes), if you’re just looking at the box score. He received a flagrant-2 automatic ejection, after elbowing Roy Hibbert (4 points, 2 assists) in the head in the second quarter. Jon Leuer (12/7) and Aron Baynes (8/8) saw some additional run with the Drummond ejection.
Kemba Walker – Walker was the only bright spot for the Hornets, scoring 23 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3PT) and dishing out 4 assists. He was one of only two Hornets who reached double figures. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (10 points, 4 rebounds) was the other.
Anthony Davis – Another night and another amazing line from Davis: 41 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. It was Davis’ 3rd game this season with 40+ points and 15+ rebounds. No other player even has one.
Omer Asik – Asik didn’t have quite the monster double-double as Davis, but he still finished with 10 and 11. It was his best game of the season, but he should still be left on the waiver wire.
Jrue Holiday – Starting his first game of the season, Holiday added 22 points, 5 assists, and 4 threes. Tim Frazier started alongside Holiday, but did little (6 points, 5 assists), while E’Twaun Moore (2 points, 5 assists) was sent to the bench. With two clunkers in a row, Moore is losing what little value he had quickly.
Julius Randle – Randle returned from a three game absence (hip) to post 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Nick Young – Young lasted only 2 minutes, after injuring his right Achilles in the first quarter. He’ll undergo an MRI on Wednesday, but it doesn’t sound good. He wasn’t able to place any weight on his right leg as teammates carried him to the locker room. With D’Angelo Russell (knee) already out 2-to-3 weeks, Lou Williams (16 points, 4 assists) and Jordan Clarkson (9/3/2 line) should see lots of playing time and offensive opportunities, if Young indeed has to miss extended time.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – The Cavs had no answer for the Greek Freak as he went tied a career high of 34 points, along with 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks.
Jabari Parker – Parker bounced back from a 9 point showing on Sunday to post 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Michael Beasley – Coming off the bench, Beasley chipped in 17 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Scoring close to 10 points a game off the bench, there are better waiver wire options.
Greg Monroe – Will he be traded or will he stay? That seems to be the big question. For now, he’s a Buck and he had one of his best all-around games off the bench: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. Owners should be patient because his minutes are on the rise, but it was the first time he received more than 20 minutes in the last 7 games.
Cavaliers’ Big Three – Blown out by the Bucks, the Cavs’ received little help from outside their Big Three. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 threes. LeBron James posted a 22/4/4 line with 3 threes and Kyrie Irving scored 20 points, along with 3 assists and 2 threes. Channing Frye still remains out, after the death of his father, but should return Thursday against the Clippers.
Love and James still remain the best quarterback/wide receiver combo in Cleveland.
J.R. Smith – Smith continued his slump, scoring 6 points (2-7 FG) and grabbing 2 steals. If only defensive lapses counted in fantasy:
Yes, that’s Smith dapping Jason Terry during the middle of a play. Classic J.R. right there!
Serge Ibaka – Ibaka surged for 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 threes, and 1 block.
Nikola Vucevic – Vucci Mane has been coming off the bench, but it hasn’t affected his play too much. He still finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 block. Bismack Biyombo started, but contributed only 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 block. Who knows how long this will last, but Vucci Mane remains must own, while Biyombo makes a decent pickup for rebounding and block numbers.
Elfrid Payton – Payton rolled his ankle in Tuesday’s upset victory over the Spurs. Initial X-rays were negative, but more should be known on Wednesday. Before departing, The Weeknd posted a 10/3/4 line with 3 steals. D.J. Augustin (7/4/5 line) has started the last 2 games over Payton and should continue to do so if Payton were to miss extended time.
LaMarcus Aldridge – LA posted 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Kawhi Leonard – Leonard scored 21, but didn’t have his usual all-around game, notching only 2 rebounds and 2 steals.
Manu Ginobili – Manu turned back the clock, dropping 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 threes in 23 minutes off the bench. Rested on Saturday, Ginobili could be a cheap daily play anytime he comes off of a rest day.
Gordon Hayward – Hayward led the Jazz with 31 points, along with 7 assists and 5 rebounds.
Rodney Hood – Leaving the game early with a hamstring strain, Hood contributed 19 points, 3 assists, and 3 threes before departing. The Jazz play again on Thursday so double check his injury status before inserting Hood into your lineups. If Hood should miss time, Joe Johnson (11/3/3 off the bench) should see additional minutes and offensive opportunities.
Trey Lyles – Boris Diaw started, as Derrick Favors (knee contusion) missed his 7th straight game, but it was Lyles who had the better fantasy day. Lyles scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3PT) and grabbed 4 rebounds off the bench. As long as Favors sits, Lyles could be a cheap source of points and rebounds.
James Harden – Even on an off shooting night, Harden still posted 26 points (8-23 FG), 5 rebounds, and 7 assists.