NBA News

Marquese Chriss    F  Suns

 

 

Marquese Chriss returned to action on Monday October 23.

Oct 24 - 3:02 AM

Jarell Martin    F  Grizzlies

 

 

Jarell Martin started at power forward on Monday vs. Houston, scoring 11 points (5-of-9 FGs) with five rebounds, one assist and one triple in 21 minutes. This was his second straight start for the injured JaMychal Green (ankle), but he had more success this time around after scoring eight points with five rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes last time out. With Green set to miss a few more weeks and Chandler Parsons limited to minutes in the teens, Martin has some streaming appeal in deeper leagues, but his upside isn't the greatest.

Oct 24 - 1:54 AM

Garrett Temple    G  Kings

 

 

Garrett Temple hit 8-of-13 shots and a career-high six 3-pointers to tie his career high of 23 points with two rebounds and one assist off the bench in Monday's loss to the Suns. The Kings rolled with their bench after falling behind and nearly everyone on it went off tonight, including Temple. His previous season high was eight points and other than stealing the ball, he hadn't been at all impressive coming into this game. But he was great tonight and may have earned some more minutes going forward. But with Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic in front of him on the depth chart, there's no reason to get too excited about Temple right now.

Oct 24 - 1:43 AM

Jared Dudley    G/F  Suns

 

 

Jared Dudley made his season debut on Monday vs. the Kings, finishing scoreless with one turnover in five minutes. This was first action since he had a procedure on his toe back in June. Dudley isn't a part of Phoenix's plans going forward with the franchise tanking, but they may showcase him for a trade at some point.

Oct 24 - 1:43 AM

Devin Booker    G  Suns

 

 

Devin Booker scored 22 points on Monday vs. the Kings, hitting 8-of-16 from the field and all four of his free throws. Booker only played 29 minutes, but keep in mind that he was a little banged up last week. He dished out five assists with three rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he's likely looking at a decent bump in value with the Suns expected to trade Eric Bledsoe in the near future -- it depends who they bring back in that deal.

Oct 24 - 1:37 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic    G  Kings

 

 

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) made his NBA debut, played 25 minutes off the Kings' bench and hit 5-of-15 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Monday's loss to the Suns. The Suns went up big in the first half and the Kings rolled with their bench the rest of the way, allowing guys like Bogdanovic, Skal Labissiere, Garrett Temple and De'Aaron Fox to post some big numbers. Bogdanovic isn't likely to steal Buddy Hield's job or even take many of his minutes right away, but he did turn some heads and likely earned more playing time going forward. He's a deep league pickup and could also be added in 12-team leagues if they run deep. Hield still has a grip on the starting job, but it's not crazy to think that Bogdanovic could be the Kings' best wing player after Christmas. Just keep in mind that the Kings ditched their starters and the subs led a furious comeback, which isn't likely to happen on most nights.

Oct 24 - 1:32 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic    G  Kings

 

 

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) made his NBA debut, played 25 minutes off the Kings' bench and hit 5-of-15 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Monday's loss to the Suns. The Suns went up big in the first half and the Kings rolled with their bench the rest of the way, allowing guys like Bogdanovic, Skal Labissiere, Garrett Temple and De'Aaaron Fox to post some big numbers. Bogdanovic isn't likely to steal Buddy Hield's job or even take many of his minutes, but he did turn some heads and likely earned more playing time going forward. He's a deep league pickup and could also be added in 12-team leagues if they run deep, although tonight could have been a fluke based on the way the game unfolded.

Oct 24 - 1:32 AM

Tyler Ulis    G  Suns

 

 

Tyler Ulis came off the bench for 11 points, three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one turnover vs. the Kings on Monday. Eric Bledsoe's time in Phoenix is over, but Mike James started at point guard tonight and stole the show with 18 points and seven assists. James also played 27 minutes compared to 21 for Ulis. He's still worth a look for PG-needy owners, but right now James appears to be the better pickup. Keep in mind that the Suns could also bring in another PG in a Bledsoe trade.

Oct 24 - 1:28 AM

De'Aaron Fox    G  Kings

 

 

Rookie PG De'Aaron Fox came off the bench for 30 minutes on Monday and hit 7-of-16 shots and 5-of-6 free throws for a career-high 19 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in a tough loss to the Suns. Wow. George Hill was dreadful for the second straight game, the Suns were up big and the Kings just rolled with their bench for much of the second half. Fox was great tonight and while he likely hasn't taken over the starting job from Hill, he's certainly applying some pressure. We're probably looking at a true timeshare going forward and it's time that Fox is owned in all leagues. If you need a point guard and recently picked up a guy like Jerryd Bayless, go get him.

Oct 24 - 1:25 AM

Mike James    G  Suns

 

 

Mike James' first career start couldn't have gone any better, as he led the Suns to their first win of the season on Monday vs. the Kings with 18 points (8-of-10 FGs), seven assists, two rebounds, two triples and four turnovers. He played 27 minutes compared to 21 for Tyler Ulis and did more than enough to keep his job. Eric Bledsoe has already played his last game as a member of the Suns, but it's going to be interesting to see if they get a point guard back in a potential trade. For now, James has to be picked up in all leagues until we see how this all plays out.

Oct 24 - 1:25 AM