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Andre Roberson    G/F  Thunder

 

 

Andre Roberson failed to score in 22 minutes vs. the Wolves, going 0-of-4 from the field and 0-of-2 from the line, with one rebound and one turnover. Roberson shot 42.3 percent from the FT line last year and he air-balled an attempt tonight (he reportedly tried shooting underhand free throws during practice, but didn't feel comfortable). The defensive specialist sits in the corner on most offensive possessions, and he passed up open looks tonight. There's no reason to think his role will grow on a team with three superstars.

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Oct 22 - 10:06 PM

Paul George    G/F  Thunder

 

 

Paul George had 14 points, eight assists, six rebounds, four steals and one 3-pointer vs. the Wolves on Sunday. PG-13 played the entire fourth quarter without attempting a shot inside the arc -- he went 1-of-5 from deep in the quarter, coming up short on most of his attempts. This was still an encouraging game for George's fantasy owners, as he contributed in most categories and won't often finish 6-of-20 from the field with just one free throw attempt.

Oct 22 - 10:04 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns    F/C  Timberwolves

 

 

Karl-Anthony Towns made 11-of-17 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish Sunday's road victory with 27 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and one block. How rare of a talent is KAT? With the score tied and 10 seconds left, he pump-faked from the 3-point line, drove toward the lane, and sank a contested floater from 12 feet. He also set a solid screen to give Andrew Wiggins enough room for his dramatic game-winner, and the Wolves walked out of Chesapeake Energy Arena with a 2-1 record.

Oct 22 - 10:03 PM

Shabazz Muhammad    G/F  Timberwolves

 

 

Shabazz Muhammad played eight minutes vs. the Thunder on Sunday, scoring two points without any other stats to his credit. The Wolves retained Muhammad in free agency this summer, despite reported interest from the Lakers -- it's a solid spot in reality, but does him no favors in fantasy leagues. He's never had great per-minute value and belongs on the wire while Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins are healthy.

Oct 22 - 10:00 PM

Gorgui Dieng    F/C  Timberwolves

 

 

Gorgui Dieng came off the bench on Sunday for seven points, three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes. It's been a very quiet start to the season for Dieng, who ceded his starting job to Taj Gibson, a favorite of coach Tom Thibodeau. Gibson had 11 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes tonight, playing alongside Karl-Anthony Towns in the clutch while Dieng sat out the final 11 minutes. It's a very ominous start, but most owners should give Dieng another week to see if his role improves.

Oct 22 - 9:47 PM

Andrew Wiggins    G/F  Timberwolves

 

 

Andrew Wiggins banked in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to defeat the Thunder in OKC on Sunday, finishing with 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one turnover in 39 minutes. If you missed this game, be sure to at least catch the highlights. Carmelo Anthony had just given OKC the lead in dramatic fashion, and the Wolves had no timeouts, but Wiggins stunned the crowd with his make from well beyond the arc. He's averaging 2.7 triples through three games, which is a welcome addition to his fantasy repertoire. Hopefully more defensive stats will follow.

Oct 22 - 9:36 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope    G  Lakers

 

 

Caldwell-Pope will start at shooting guard for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 9:31 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic    G  Kings

 

 

Bogdan Bogdanovic (sprained right ankle) is probable for Monday's game in Phoenix. It's an ideal scenario for Bogdanovic to make his NBA debut, as the Kings should have plenty of rotation flexibility against a reeling Suns team that just fired their head coach. Buddy Hield has been up-and-down to begin the season, and the Kings aren't overflowing with wing players, so Bogdanovic is worth watching in most leagues.

Oct 22 - 9:02 PM

Eric Bledsoe    G  Suns

 

 

The Suns will make Jay Triano their interim head coach in the wake of Earl Watson's firing. It's unclear whether Triano, who has a few years of experience as a head coach with the Raptors, will be a candidate for the full-time job. He should have a mandate to develop the Suns' youth, but we'll get a better idea of his rotations in the coming days.

Jameer Nelson    G  Pelicans

 

 

Nelson will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

RotoWire

Oct 22 - 7:59 PM