Kendrick Nunn went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, despite leading the NCAA Division I in three-point shooting with 4.47 per game and finishing second to Trae Young in scoring with 25.9 points per contest. He played his rookie season with the Warriors G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, and averaged 19.3 points in 29 minutes. In the offseason, the Miami Heat took a chance on him and were shown the Power of Nunn. In a preseason game against the Rockets, Nunn dropped a 40-burger. As a result, he entered the starting lineup, which he hasn’t relinquished in 40 straight games. Now, despite starting every game, it’s been a rollercoaster in terms of production. He got out of the gates on fire, then cooled off, then picked it up, then plateaued for a bit. Well, last night, he reminded us of what the Power of Nunn looks like.
Nunn is averaging a little over 28 minutes per contest. The usage rate is in a healthy range of 23-25 and he’s jacking up 13 shots per game. He will provide a handful of boards and dimes with the occasional steal, but he’s primarily a points and tres player. Nunn is obviously not going to shoot 72% every game. On the season, he’s converting 45% of his shots. Not bad. The turnover rate is miniscule at 1.8, so that should endear him to the coaches, which provides a relatively high floor for fantasy. If you ain’t on the court, then you ain’t good for us. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what never leaves the court? The Stocktonator. Nunn is currently a top 120 player on the season. If he continues to start, then that’s a reasonable expectation of where he ends the season.
Here’s what else I saw last night:
The percentages have been rough lately, sub-40% from the field and 33% from the line over the past three games. Everything else looks fine, though, if you take out the benching the other night. Dre is a 53% shooter from the field and converts 60% from the line. Hopefully he does get traded to the Hawks, as that would be an amazing situation for his fantasy prospects.
Sekou contributes points, tres, boards, and steals. Not much else, though. He’s athletic and has a good stroke. In addition, the Pistons seem committed to him, so the minutes floor should be high. There is a reason for pessimism, though. He’s shooting 52% from the field on the season. That doesn’t seem sustainable, especially since many of his shots come from the perimeter. Mid-40% field goal percentage looks to be a reasonable expectation.
Got the start and played 29 minutes. It doesn’t matter if he starts or comes off the bench because he garners a high usage rate of over 30 regardless. Rose doesn’t contribute the D, so Errick it is. What he does provide are plenty of points, some tres, and dimes with excellent percentages.
In 22 minutes off the bench. Markieff was watching highlights of his bro, Marcus, getting busy in New York and thought, “Hey, if he can do it I can too. We are twins after all!” And so it was.
In eight minutes off the bench. This is the worry with Wood. He goes limp if he’s not on the court. Duh. When he gets run, Wood rises and goes hard. Ok, enough of that. We know the potential that Wood possesses, but Drummond probably needs to get traded for him to be fully unleashed.
Svi for Threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A tres specialist who played 29 minutes off the bench.
Played 32 minutes and benefitted from the absence of Jayson Tatum from the lineup. Hayward doesn’t provide the D, but the percentages are excellent and he contributes points, tres, boards, and some dimes. Earlier in the season he was posting top 40 production, but he’s more like a top 70 player for fantasy.
It’s all about the shooting efficiency for Brown. Last season, he shot 46% from the field and 65% from the line. This season, he upped those numbers to 49% and 75% respectively. Over the past four games, though, he’s shot 37% from the field and 66% from the line. He contributes in every cat except for blocks, so when he shoots well, Brown is a top 60 player for fantasy.
Dominatis is what he shall be named from now on. Over the past six games, Dominatis has been a top 20 player, averaging 35.9 minutes, 21.2 points, 12.5 boards, 5.8 dimes, and 1 steal while shooting 65% from the field and 71% from the line. Dominatis has 33 dub-dubs on the season. Giannis has 34. His name is……DOMINATIS!!!!
Got another start and played 29 minutes because Karl-Anthony Towns missed another game. Shocker. Prior to last night, Gorgui had received 16, 19, and 17 minutes of run. Dieng it!!! Kind of strange considering he’s been the Timberwolves best player. I tapped the phones at Wolves HQ and this is what I captured: Gorgui has been unbelievable. Yes. Yes, he has. We are so smart for signing him to that four-year, $62.8 million contract back in 2017. Yes. Yes, we were. What about trading KAT and Wiggins for shooters to surround Gorgui? ……..silence………Make it happen! Uh, guys, friends don’t let friends be stupid. Yes, you’re right. What we need to do is limit his minutes so that when we extend him next year, the price will be lower……silence…..Brilliant! Make the calls.
Continues to start and played 31 minutes. Culver is very intriguing, as he’s young, athletic, getting the run, and providing everything but dimes. The main concern is the shooting efficiency, as he’s at 39% from the field and 43% from the line on the season. Over the past seven games, though, he’s been shooting 49% from the field and 60% from the line. I don’t believe in the shooting and would view him as a boards and defensive guy.
Played 19 minutes off the bench. My guess is that the Wolves are just showcasing him to other teams. And to keep him in shape for what looks to be an inevitable move at the trade deadline.
Played 12 minutes after playing 15 minutes in his return from injury. It’s going to take time for this train to get ramped up, but when he does, its….chugga chugga chooo chooooooooooooo!!!!
In 26 minutes off the bench. In three games since returning from injury, Bertans has played 21, 26, and 26 minutes. Prior to going down, he was playing 37, 38, 37, and 36 minutes. He should start receiving more than 30 minutes of run soon. And when he does, all rims and nets will fear the number of tres that he will launch from downtown.
In 25 minutes off the bench. As the Wizards get more healthy, the minutes will decrease for McRae. With that said, he has carved out a niche and provides points, tres, boards, and a sprinkling of dimes.
Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith are splitting the point guard duties down the middle. IT continues to start and played 25 minutes while providing 2 points, 2 boards, and 2 dimes. Ish played 23 minutes off the bench and contributed 5 points, 2 boards, 5 dimes, and 1 block. Ish does normally close games and I do envision him getting more of the playing time as the season progresses, but that’s just speculation on my part.
Not only have my LaVine posters been laminated, but they’ve been framed and layered with a special material that makes the cleaning of those stickier liquids easier. Top 10 player over the past eight games. He’s been shooting 48% from the field, so that will likely regress but he did shoot 46% from the field last season, so maybe the regression won’t be too bad.
In 35 minutes off the bench. Kornet got extended run because Daniel Gafford left after one minute due to a dislocated right thumb. He’s expected to miss two to four weeks, and with Wendell Carter Jr. out for an extended period of time, it is now Kornet season. Korent is a stretch-five, so you can expect some tres. He also gets his block on. Unfortunately, he does little else and the field goal percentage isn’t good.
I’ve written up Rozier more than a few times lately for good performances. Now that is scary. Over the past seven games, he’s been a top 35 player, primarily due to the 46% shooting from the field, which has led to 23.9 points per game. It ain’t gonna last, y’all, so enjoy this heater and prepare for the frightful days to come.
Michael Porter Jr.
In 28 minutes off the bench. Prior to last night, Porter had played 19, 3, 14, 20, and 12 minutes, so it’s tough to trust him. If he does get run, points, tres, and boards are what Porter will provide. I wouldn’t expect the defensive stats on the regular, though.
Only played 15 minutes because of a sprained ankle. He had to be helped off the floor, but X-rays were negative. Hopefully, there was no ligament damage but an MRI will be performed. As it stands, Murray is likely to miss some time. Monte Morris should be the primary beneficiary.
Got the start alongside Marc Gasol and played 29 minutes. That’s an encouraging sign for Ibaka’s fantasy prospects. Were words of his demise greatly exaggerated? We shall see because it may have been a matchup thing. Something to monitor.
O. G. Anunoby
Played a team-high 39 minutes. There have been many disturbances in the Force, but things look to have settled down for O. G. now. Did he have a crash course with Yoda? The boards and defensive contributions should be expected, but the offensive output remains questionable. O. G. is a low usage player and the shooting efficiency has been elevated recently. I wouldn’t expect this to be the N. W. O.
Played 32 minutes in his return from injury. So, Gasol was awful to start the season, then he picked it up before succumbing to injury. Now that I think about it, his body was still flushing out all the alchohol he consumed post-NBA title. What a freaking summer it must’ve been for Gasol. That reminds me. I used to smoke a lot of trees. Then I stopped for a while. I went to the sauna one day, and got so freaking high in the steam room. Anyways, that reminded me of Gasol’s start to the season. If he can stay healthy, which is a big if, Gasol could provide top 50 production.
In 27 minutes off the bench. Powell is a scorer and will primarily be a points, tres, and steals guy. The minutes are the question, though, especially when the team gets healthy.
Steven Adams only played seven minutes due to bruised right knee. Mike Muscala filled in and produced….
In 31 minutes off the bench. With Nerlens Noel also out, Muscala should see plenty of run if Adams were to miss an extended period of time. He usually won’t provide much in the defensive cats, but points, tres, and boards are on the menu.
After everyone thought he died the prior game, it was nice to see Paul have a vintage CP3 game. Top 20 player on the season and just needs to stay healthy.
Oh, Shai. You are seriously making me consider a sex change operation so that I can have your baby. Fantasy baby of course. Top 10 player over the past four games. The shooting efficiency has been over 55%, so that’s going to come down, but the most positive development has been the increase in dimes. Let’s see if it continues, then I’d have to make that appointment to the doc.
In 37 minutes off the bench. Dennis had been a menace to his fantasy owners, but turned the tables and menaced the Raptors. That’s a dangerous game to play.
A button-popping performance from DeRozan. All is right in the world when Double-D’s bring joy to the world. Now, over the past month, DD has been shooting over 60% from the field. He’s a good shooter, don’t get me wrong, but not 60% good. On the season, he’s at 54%. Still freaking excellent. Anyways, that was a long-winded way of saying that the points are going to be coming down soon.
BAM! BAMBAM! BAMBAMBAM! I could go on forever with that. That’s how much I love Bam. If he can develop a shot from downtown and improve his free throw shooting, then top 15 wouldn’t be out of the question.
Luka has messed around 20 times in his career. His career has spanned 109 games. I. Heart. Luka. Recently, some of his bugaboos from the past have peeked their little heads out: the percentages and lack of defensive stats. I chalk it up to returning from injury. Something to keep an eye on, though, as the percentages in particular were what brought the biggest doubt to Luka’s fantasy value.
Continues to start with all the injuries and played 36 minutes. The Nemanja is potent and pungent these days. When Richaun Holmes returns, he will likely go back to playing around 24 minutes per game.
Mehrrison Barnes. Can I just call him Harri Barnes? Hmmm, I like both. Mehrrison is more descriptive but Harri takes out son. Very tough. Anyways, I’ve fulfilled by Barnes quota for the season. God speed.
Holy moly. It’s as if someone laced the pond that Fox was drinking water from with LSD. He’s been balling the F out like the Tazmanian Devil from Looney Tunes. Top 10 player over the past three games and top 20 player if we expand the sample size to seven games. He’s been a 1/1/1 player while grabbing 8 boards and dishing out 10 dimes. Damn. The free throw shooting is still still poor and there will be regression….in every cat. Think more top 60-ish production, unless someone keeps injecting that pond with LSD.
Melo can still score and is pulling down his share of boards. Impressively, he’s been maintaining top 90 value for fantasy. Points, tres, and boards are what you get. Don’t expect any dimes or defensive stats.
He won’t stop. He can’t stop. The fantasy goodies just keep oozing out of Mt. Whiteside with no regard for human life.
Top 10 player over the past 22 games. Fifth in field goal percentage, third in boards, 10th in blocks, and seventh in dub-dubs.
Westbrook has now messed around 145 times in his career, with seven of those coming this season. For fantasy, he’s a top 60 player on the season, as the percentages and high turnovers keep his overall value down.
Lowest scoring output of the season. Harden usually produces this in one quarter. Oh well, shit happens.
In 31 minutes off the bench. Gordon is thriving in his microwave role off the bench. He’s a tres specialist, and a damn good one at that. The environment helps alot with that.
Played 31 minutes because Deandre Jordan dislocated his finger. Hopefully now Atkinson has no excuse but to go to Jarrett.
Continues to start alongside Kyrie Irving and played 37 minutes. Don’t expect defensive stats from Dinwiddie, but he will provide points, tres, and dimes when he plays. It’s nice to see Atkinson reward him for his play while Kyrie was out. I’m guessing this is the N. W. O. and Atkinson will stagger their minutes and have them both close.
Such a solid player, both for fantasy and real life. Wait? What is real life? Because for me that’s fantasy. Anyways, Tobias is a top 50 player for fantasy. Points, tres, boards, and dimes with excellent percentages are what he provides. The turnovers are low and he contributes a little something something in the defensive cats. Not much, though.
Got another start for Joel Embiid and played 33 minutes. Also a top 50 player for fantasy. The surprising aspects to Horford’s stat line this season are the percentages. He’s at 44% from the field and 68% from the line. The past three seasons, he was converting 53%/82%, 48%/78%, and 47%/80%. Possible positive regression incoming?
Got the start and played 32 minutes because Evan Fournier did not play due to a quad contusion. The answer is no, No, NO, NO NO!!!! If Iwundu ever repeats this performance, I will…..Naw, I’m stupid but not that stupid.
Fultz just messed around, got himself a triple-double, and led the Magic to a 119-118 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles. Now, Fournier and D. J. Augustin were out, so he had to soak up most of the minutes and usage at point guard. Regardless, a helluva performance against a very good defensive team. For fantasy, Fultz will provide points, boards, dimes, and steals, with good field goal percentage. The free throw shooting is meh and there are little to no blocks or tres.
The shooting from downtown and free throw line are the only bugaboos to LeBron’s game.
Over the past three games, Dwight has grabbed 14, 15, and 16 boards. Lock him in for 17!
In 25 minutes off the bench. Rajon Rondo is out with a fracture in the hand and Alex Caruso left the game due to a concussion, so Cook soaked up the minutes and scored a season-high. He’s a viable tres streamer if both Caruso and Rondo miss time.
I was able to snag Lee for Gary Harris this morning.
Wanted to keep Harris, but with the amount of injuries, I just can’t.
More piling up as of last night, check it out – No IR.
Jrue, Conley, Holmes, Herro, Oubre (and Gary was out last night)
Only have one more move left this week now. We using it on the Uni-Kornet ?
On top of all of that, I have four GUYS on 2 game weeks (Rozier,Bryant, Bertans, Troy)
Wood & Troy flopped so hard last night too. Along with Bryants minutes in the low teens.
I keep telling myself a couple more weeks, I’ll be ok..
Woke up to an offer of his Graham for my Vucevic & that made me mad.
Gonna counter – Vucci for his Trae & also Vucci for his Booker. Just to jab back.
Kornet is a pickup for sure. I’d swap Brown for him.
Bryant will be fine. Just ramping him up slowly.
Don’t let trade offers tilt you. Woosah
Got the Booker for my Vucevic offer on the table.
What do you think ? I don’t see it.
Choose two in a points league
Also, out of these SFs, choose two
Gasol and Sato
Prince and Ross
No question, just frustration with KAT and the Wolves doing their coy “questionable” status.
Yesterday at 5pm ET, I checked Yahoo/Rotoworld on KAT’s status and they said he was definitely playing. Dropped Elfriiiid to make room for KAT off IR. I check again at 7:30pm ET, it said he was out…AND Rotoworld erased their 5pm update as if it never happened.
I’ve tried to trade KAT for Giannis (both KAT as part of a package and KAT straight up) the past two years, but the guy who owns Giannis thinks KAT is soft. I’m not a Neanderthal “Rub some dirt in it”-type, but between the JButts-related bad start last season and this season’s injury hemming-and-hawing, I’m starting to wonder if my friend’s opinion of KAT is right.
Thanks for your work Son! Am holding onto Doumbouya and Wood in the hopes that Dre gets traded!
I feel your pain. With KAT, they said his knee is fine. Just that he’s dealing with an illness now.
I used to think that KAT didn’t have enough dog in him early in his career, but he showed that he did this year. Ironically, when I thought he was soft was when he’d never miss a game. Now that he’s a dog, he can’t get on the court. Shrug.
Good luck with the Dre trade situation
With all the front court Bulls injuries, would you rather grab Kornet or Thad Young? I’m leaning towards Thad, but wanted your opinion.
I think both are fine pickups but I side with Kornet as I think he gets more minutes.
Whats up, leagues settings have 4 C limit. Currently own Embiid, Mrob, Gobert, harell but would like to trade one to open spot for Noel Gafford or anybody else.
Was offered bagley for my harell. Would u do it? How bagley ros looks like?
They are so similar. Do you want better field goal or free throw percentage?
In terms of schedule, Bagley plays one more game in the playoffs, but one less game the final week before playoffs
Soft punt points, hard punt tres and ft. Does it change anything? Trade analyzers says taht harell is clear winner and i should keep him but my motivation for trading is that i need empty spot to get some hot C after asb, like Noel or somebody else. PF position is really week in ww
Plus is bagley injury history is a concern for ros?
A concern for sure
well that escalated quickly..
Since you’re punting ft, then keep Harrell
What are your thoughts on this trade?
I give away:
I’m punting ft%, pts, 3ptm. Thanks!
I like it. Fits your vision
Man on man some tough decisions. Tight matchup going into the weekend waiting and I’m waiting for KAT and PG13 to come back. I dropped Gafford for Nunn last night. Just heard news Noel will be re-evaluated tomorrow and Adams might be out. Do I bite the bullet and drop D.Powell or Nunn, but risk Noel not playing? Also, Culver on waivers until tomorrow. Is he worth putting a bid in for Dunn?
G: Trae, Lowry, Brogdon, Rozier, Dinwiddie
F: PG13, Dunn
C: Capela, D.Powell, Dieng
Naw, I’d sit tight with what you have
Thanks Son! The trade SZN is upon us! It’s FANtastic!
I’m 4th in my league, with 15g ahead of 9th so I’ll make the PO.
When would start stashing Curry?
Is he a lock to play again?
My drop candidates are Dieng, Nunn, Anenoby, Dumbouya or Spellman.
In which order would you rank them from 1st drop to last drop candidate for the end of season & PO?
Thanks & big-up for your work! Awesome site & community!!
It’s probably worth the risk for you, but I’d keep expectations in check. I don’t see why the Warriors would play him significant minutes. With that said, I don’t know what the organization is thinking. I’d drop Dieng if you take the chance
Thks, you would expect some b2b misses or lower playing time?
Even in 24min, he could be top40 asset.
I perceive that he wants to come back & play, but thats again GSW tanking…
I can see limited minutes and rest in b2b. I just don’t know why they would push him or give him a full load.
Yeah, he’s definitely an asset if he plays. I just have no idea what the team is thinking, so it’s hard to project
Who benefits more with Teague gone?
Napier? Culver? Bates? Okogie Or ??
No one. Napier and Culver already getting 30 minutes. Team will probably make another trade