NICK YOUNG HIT A GAME-WINNING THREE FOR THE LAKERS!!!!!

Yes, this Nick Young. The Shaqtin’ a Fool Hall of Famer hit the game-winning 3 for the Lakers. Granted, the play wasn’t designed for him, as he intercepted a pass intended for Lou Williams (13 points, 5 assists) to get the shot off. But he finished with 17 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3pt), 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Heading into the game, he was leading the league in free throw percentage.

Under new head coach Luke Walton, Swaggy P has looked like a different player. While Walton may be the main reason, I think he’s playing better because he is no longer engaged to Iggy Azalea. Just like in her rap career, she was taking down everybody associated with her, forcing even T.I. to drop her from his label.

Whatever the reason, the Lakers are happy for the resurgence and fantasy owners should grab him for scoring, threes, and FT shooting because he’s ain’t no mediocre.

Jose Calderon – In a spot start, Calderon knocked down 4-5 from three to post 12/6/4. The starts will be short lived with D’Angelo Russell (knee) out, but Calderon should get another start or two for streamers or daily leagues.

Jordan Clarkson – Continuing to come off the bench, Clarkson posted a 18/3/4 line with 4 steals.

Russell Westbrook – Westbrook is putting up video game numbers: 34 points, 13 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 4 threes. He needed 30 shots and turned the ball over 8 times, but fantasy owners love his first season without Kevin Durant. Westbrook looked like he committed murder on this dunk:

Steven Adams – Adams scored a career high 20 points (9-13 FG), along with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal.

Ed Davis – After picking up 18 fouls in the previous 4 games, Davis was able to stay out of foul trouble and saw a season high 33 minutes. He responded with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The upside is there while Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) is out, but he’ll have to stay out of foul trouble to impact fantasy rosters.

Maurice Harkless – Harkless has also benefitted from Aminu’s injury. Harkless posted 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 block, steal, and three each in 34 minutes. Aminu was seen getting some shots in on Monday so it looks like Harkless and Davis should see less court time soon.

Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum – The usual suspects for the Blazers didn’t have their best nights, but still produced. Lillard posted 22 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 threes, while McCollum went 16/5/5 on 6-17 shooting. Not bad for “off” nights.

Kristaps Porzingis – Dunking on the Blazers left and right, KP finished the night with 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 threes.

Derrick Rose – Rose hit some key baskets down the stretch on his way to 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Coming off the bench, Brandon Jennings dished out 11 assists, along with 4 points and 2 steals. BJ has been dishing ‘em out left and right, but really needs an injury to Rose to be rosterable. Knowing Rose’s history, owners should keep Jennings on their radar.

Anthony Davis – Davis (13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks in 19 minutes) banged his knee against a chair chasing a loose ball out of bounds, forcing him to miss the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Fortunately, he returned in the 4th quarter. Monitor his knee, but this looks like he avoided something serious. Before he departed the game, he had this nice alley-oop:

Tim Frazier – Even though Jrue Holiday (15/4/4 in 27 minutes) has returned from medical leave, Frazier has still been starting and had arguably his best game of the season on Tuesday: 21 points, 14 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 threes. It looks like Frazier will still hold value with Holiday back, but that window may be short lived, as Tyreke Evans should return in December.

Terrence Jones – Questionable with the flu, Jones battled for 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 block/steal each. He’s a bit inconsistent, but the overall numbers are there and makes for a good pickup (54% ownership).

Dennis Schroder – It was mostly a forgettable night for the Hawks, who have dropped 3 games in a row. Schroder has been worth every penny of his offseason deal. He posted 14 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds on Tuesday.

To be quite honest, the best thing to happen to the Hawks on Tuesday was Gucci Mane’s proposal during kiss cam:

Congrats Ms. Mane!

Jusuf Nurkic – Starting at center on Tuesday, Nurkic responded with 14 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. That’s now three games of double digits points. Here’s hoping that he’s snapped out of his funk.

Wilson Chandler – Coming off the bench, Chandler scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished out 3 assists. He needed 23 shots to get there, but Chandler has been on a roll since he returned to the court and should be grabbed in the few leagues he’s still available (66% ownership). Chandler should maintain his healthy bench role with Will Barton (10/3/2) back starting and Gary Harris out an extended period of time.

Jamal Murray – Murray caught fire, dropping 24 points (9-13 FG, 3-4 3pt), 6 rebounds, and 2 assists in only 22 minutes off the bench. On nights like this, he shows his clear upside, but it’s hard to predict when he’ll explode on a given night.

Jimmy Butler – The Butler served up 35 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 threes. There’s been fewer hotter players over the last two weeks.

Rajon Rondo – Rondo flirted with a triple-double, going for 13/11/8 with 1 block/steal/three each on Tuesday. Rondo’s stat line and moves reminded us of his better days with the Celtics:

Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez – Chicago’s twin towers cleaned up on Tuesday. Gibson double-doubled with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Lopez went for 12/8 and 6 blocks. Both have nearly been a double-double a night.

Dwyane Wade – Wade continued his strong three point shooting, scoring 22 points (9-21 FG, 2-4 3pt) and grabbing 3 rebounds. He’s already hit more threes this season than he hit all of last year.

  1. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Peter Kap!

    UGGGHHHH! what to do with Faried?

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks! I think Faried is definitely frustrating to own because of the inconsistency, but he’s averaging over 2 combined steals and blocks a game, along with almost a double-double. That’s pretty valuable. I would hold onto him, unless you’re playing in a 10 team or less league.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Peter Kap: Thanks Peter Kap!

        well, I’m in 12 team H2H weekly points league and it’s a borderline drop… there’s not much available in the WW though…

  2. miles proudfoot says:
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    Thanks for the article man. I think over the past few years, Terrance Jones has to be the most added/dropped player in my leagues. Everyone has rostered him at some point.

    If I were to stash one of RJax, Reke, Nerlens, which should it be? Thinking Noel is out. One league has an IR, the other doesn’t. Rotoworld said Reke will have a 16-20 minute restriction coming back, wondering how long that will last. Against my better judgement I’m kinda leaning Reke based on last years stats. Perhaps I’m missing something.

    Thank you and have a great Thanksgiving!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @miles proudfoot: I think you’re right that Noel is the odd man out of the three. My only thing about Tyreke is that he’s been injured so much. He’s played 70+ games only 2 of the last 7 years. So I’d lean Reggie Jackson because he’s a little more durable and younger.

  3. Tyler says:
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    Can you rank them for h2h ros outlook?
    Tony Allen, Kaminsky, Carroll, Ilyasova, Bayless, Sergio, Belinelli

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Tyler: Here’s how I’d rank them:

      Carroll, Kaminsky, Belinelli, Allen, Ilyasova, Bayless, Sergio

      I rank them that way because I think Ben Simmons comes back and eats into the three 76ers value quite a bit.

  4. JY says:
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    1) Do you think Tristan Thompson’s blocks are for real? 1.7blks seem way too high, I expected maybe around 1.1?

    2) Is Marc Gasol’s FG going to hover around 41% or is mid 40’s achievable? He is killing me with his volume, although the threes are nice I suppose

    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @JY: 1) I agree. They are way too high. His best season was his rookie year at 1.0 blocks per game. So I expect him much closer to around 1 a game.

      2) He’s currently hitting 42% of threes, which I think is unsustainable, but that means the twos are actually the problem for the lower field goal percentage. I think his FG percentage will go up a little bit, perhaps 43/44% as his 2 point FG % improves and his 3 point FG% regresses.

  5. which one says:
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    in a 12 team h2h 9 cat league FGM, FG%, PTS, 3’S, FT%, RBS, STL, AST, BLK would you rather have tyson chandler or tristian thompson. I currently have T.C. but thinking about add/drop for tristian… I’m sure tyson will have more boards and FG% tristian seems to be more versatile. Thx for your help !!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @which one: I would roll with TT because he has the edge in blocked shots, but I don’t think he keeps up his current pace of 1.7 a game. They are pretty even in the other categories, not to mention Chandler can’t stay healthy.

  6. Justin says:
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    Now that D. Russell is out who do you think i should grab on that team? Thanks!

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @Justin: So it looks like Russell is out two more weeks after receiving a PRP injection. The biggest beneficiaries of this are Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson. In competitive leagues, they are probably already gone. Calderon should still start, but I don’t think he’s that good, but you could roll with him. Perhaps there’s some point guards available from other teams on the wire? Did Frazier get dropped? Jrue Holiday? Sergio or Bayless?

  7. Justin says:
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    Never mind all of the good players are gone. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. COURT-VISION says:
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    Whats up fellows! Ive got a blockbuster trade quandary, hoping for some advice…

    Buddy in my league offers his Paul George and Derozan for my Millsap, Bledsoe, and Frazier.

    I gotta think thats a win for me, right? I get big boosts in 3s, scoring, and percentages and lose some boards and D-stats . On the other hand i lose some balance with only a few big men remaining. I also feel like i could even get him to throw in D Russell and stash him in my IL. Anybody want to weigh in? Rest of my team is:

    Greek Freak
    Bledsoe
    Lin
    Frazier
    Booker
    Pat Beverly (streamer slot)
    T Harris
    KCP
    Hayward
    Winslow
    Jarami Grant (streamer slot)
    Myles Turner
    Millsap
    Nurkic
    Favors (IL)

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @COURT-VISION: If you’re getting PG and DeRozan for that, then do it and don’t think twice about it. Frazier will be phased out when Evans and Holiday are both back and playing full minutes. You can always grab a guy off the waiver wire with the extra slot or trade PG or DeRozan for someone else.

  9. Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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    Great work!!!

    I think Walton say to Young that he must be them Klay Thompson. And Young has believe it. Including some D.
    I´m in a dinasty and have theese F: Tobias, Parsons, Jerami Grant and J. Anderson.

    1) I think Anderson will be All-Star. Don´t ask me why, but I believe in Justin. What do you think about his career cealing?
    2) Who drop you between Knight, Kanter, Jerami Grant, Henson and Justin.( I think it´s obviusly Justin but I want keep him… but I want to win more.)

    Thank U and Feliz día de acción de gracias!!! Enjoy it!!!

    • Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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      @Toni Vidal Ribes:
      *Drop to add Young if you think I must do.

      • Peter Kap

        Peter Kap says:
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        @Toni Vidal Ribes: Sorry, but I’m not a big fan of Justin Anderson. I think he’ll be about what he is right now so no All-Star games in his future, in my opinion. And he’s the one to drop of you’re looking to pick up Thaddeus Young.

        Feliz día de acción de gracias a tu familia y amigos!

        • Toni Vidal Ribes says:
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          @Peter Kap:
          Nick! Nick Young!!! XD

  10. porzingod says:
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    needs aside, which one would you prefer? jrue, elfrid, tyler johnson vs batum, hood, mozgov

    • Peter Kap

      Peter Kap says:
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      @porzingod: I’d probably lean the Batum side. He’s the best player in the deal, in my opinion.

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