NBA News

Lauri Markkanen    F  Bulls

 

 

Lauri Markkanen posted 13 points with 12 rebounds and a steal across 37 minutes in Saturday's 87-77 loss against the Spurs. The 7-footer from Finland has averaged 15.0 points and 10.0 rebounds through the first two games while knocking down at least two 3-pointers in both outings. He wasn't expected to be part of the starting five so soon, but he has hit the ground running. He has quickly emerged as a useful starter in all standard leagues.

Oct 21 - 11:55 PM

Ryan Anderson    F  Rockets

 

 

Ryan Anderson scored three points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Saturday. His shot attempts and minutes have dropped so far this season with 33 minutes and 12 shots in the first game, 26 minutes and seven shots in the second, and 23 minutes and four shots in the third game. Anderson's upside just isn't high enough to hold unless you're using him as a specialist.

Oct 21 - 11:51 PM

Manu Ginobili    G  Spurs

 

 

Manu Ginobili posted five points with three assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 23 minutes off the bench Saturday at Chicago. The 40-year-old guard is obviously a shell of his former self, and his fantasy appeal is now limited to deeper leagues. However, he still remains part of the rotation in San Antonio and is a player who could still contribute should anything happen to Kyle Anderson or Danny Green at some point.

Oct 21 - 11:51 PM

Joffrey Lauvergne    F/C  Spurs

 

 

Joffrey Lauvergne posted five points with six rebounds and an assist in 17 minutes off the bench Saturday in Chicago. The 6-11 Frenchman has gone 2-of-6 from the field in each of his first two games. He has a little bit of offensive upside and he'll grab a handful of rebounds, but he really needs an injury or rest for Pau Gasol in order for Lauvergne to see a clear path to regular playing time. His appeal remains limited to deeper formats.

Oct 21 - 11:46 PM

Patty Mills    G  Spurs

 

 

Patty Mills posted two points with three assists, two rebounds and three turnovers with four personal fouls in 22 minutes Saturday. Mills will see a decent amount of minutes behind Dejounte Murray until Tony Parker (quadriceps) is healthy enough to return sometime in December. He'll heat up eventually, especially from long distance. He remains a cheap PG option in deeper leagues, helping out in assists and 3-pointers.

Oct 21 - 11:43 PM

Pau Gasol    F/C  Spurs

 

 

Pau Gasol finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists with three turnovers across 20 minutes in Saturday's win in Chicago. Gasol made just 3-of-8 from the field for the second consecutive outing and he missed his only 3-pointer attempt in an ugly game against his former employer. You can't say Gasol isn't at least consistent, as he also had seven rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's opener.

Oct 21 - 11:39 PM

Marreese Speights    F  Magic

 

 

Speights had 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt) and five rebounds in 18 minutes during Saturday's 114-93 win over the Cavaliers.

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Oct 21 - 11:33 PM

Milos Teodosic    G  Clippers

 

 

Milos Teodosic (left foot) went to the locker room in the second quarter on Saturday and will not return. He had to be carried to the locker room and couldn't put weight on his leg. Teodosic looked to suffer a non-contact injury as he planted his left foot. We'll wait for an update, but this season is on pace to be the worst season of all time.

Oct 21 - 11:33 PM

Dillon Brooks    F  Grizzlies

 

 

Grizzlies' rookie Dillon Brooks had another strong game on Saturday, coming off the bench for nine points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes. Brooks made 4-of-7 shots, including a 3-pointer, and the No. 45 pick in the draft is off to an incredibly strong start in the NBA. He's on the radar everywhere and should be owned in deep leagues, partly because Memphis really needs help on the wings. Tyreke Evans (12 points, seven boards in 23 minutes) has a long injury history, Andrew Harrison did nothing as the ostensible SG tonight, Chandler Parsons (eight points in 15 minutes) seems locked into a backup PF role, and it's anyone's guess how Ben McLemore (foot surgery) will fit into the picture.

Oct 21 - 11:30 PM

Nene Hilario    F/C  Rockets

 

 

Nene scored 14 points with two rebounds in 10 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday. The Rockets won't be using Nene on back-to-back sets and he likely won't even hit 16 minutes most games, so he doesn't really have fantasy value.

Oct 21 - 11:29 PM