NBA News

Gary Harris    G  Nuggets

 

 

Gary Harris scored 17 points with one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Kings on Saturday. He just keeps making plays on both ends and it feels like coach Mike Malone is allowing Harris to do more as an offensive weapon. Harris is one of the most efficient guards in the NBA and he looks like he'll add more well-rounded stat lines in career-high playing time. He could be even better than his breakout year last season.

Oct 22 - 1:33 AM

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Wilson Chandler made 2-of-8 from the field for five points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Kings on Saturday. He's gone through countless shooting slumps and made just 4-of-11 in the opener, but Chandler is getting minutes and he has his much-desired consistent role as a small forward. He should still be worth owning in standard leagues while he's healthy.

Oct 22 - 1:23 AM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets

 

 

Mason Plumlee scored six points with three rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes against the Kings on Saturday. He lost some minutes to Kenneth Faried as the backup five and coach Mike Malone probably won't be using him next to Nikola Jokic too much, so he's only a handcuff to The Joker.

Oct 22 - 1:21 AM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets

 

 

Juancho Hernangomez played seven minutes against the Kings on Saturday. Just like his brother, Willy, he's not really in the rotation right now. Hernangomez does play both forward spots, so he has a few ways to get minutes.

Oct 22 - 1:19 AM

Will Barton    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Will Barton scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Kings on Saturday. The best news for Barton is that coach Mike Malone is only going with Barton as a bench wing. He's handling the ball a good amount and will always carry the second unit on the offensive end. He should be owned in all leagues.

Oct 22 - 1:16 AM

Boban Marjanovic    C  Pistons

 

 

Boban Marjanovic played just four minutes off the bench in the Pistons victory over the Knicks on Saturday. Boban was smacked with a DNP-CD in the season opener and then was inactive on Friday. However, there was some hope heading into Saturday when it was announced Eric Moreland was inactivated for this contest. Yet Boban scored just two points on 1-of-3 shooting and failed to grab a board or block a shot in his four-minute audition. He's a drop candidate in most fantasy formats.

Oct 22 - 1:14 AM

Jamal Murray    G  Nuggets

 

 

Jamal Murray made 1-of-9 from the field for two points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 20 minutes against the Kings on Saturday. Garbage time hurt him here with Emmanuel Mudiay playing the entire fourth quarter during this 96-79 win. A good piece of news is that coach Mike Malone did not run out any no-PG lineups in this game, so that should help Murray in the 24-28 minute range most nights when the game is close. He's still playing well on defense and he still looks like he'll be starting, so he's a hold in all standard leagues.

Oct 22 - 1:12 AM

Milos Teodosic    G  Clippers

 

 

X-rays were negative on Milos Teodosic (foot) and he will have an MRI Sunday morning. The good news is there doesn't appear to be a clear fracture in his foot, so maybe he dodged a bullet in what has been a nightmare start to the season regarding injuries. If you want to think positive, maybe his injury will be like Rodney Hood, who is day-to-day. While he's out, Austin Rivers, Lou Williams and Pat Beverley will pick up extra minutes.

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Oct 22 - 1:08 AM

Skal Labissiere    F/C  Kings

 

 

Skal Labissiere scored 13 points during a 96-79 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday, adding four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. He's off to a solid start so far, averaging 10.0 points, 7.5 boards, 0.5 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 fouls in 23.0 minutes per game in his previous two. He seems to be earning more minutes, so he could have some standalone value to go with the stash factor. He should be owned in standard leagues.

Oct 22 - 1:03 AM

Buddy Hield    G  Kings

 

 

Buddy Hield made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with three rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday. Shooters shoot and sometimes they miss. Hield will have a handful of games like this one, but he should be owned in standard leagues.

Oct 22 - 12:54 AM