1.) Lonzo Ball, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
Verdict: Buy Low
Ball is barely clinging into a top-150 value because of poor percentages and mediocre point production. However, the things that he's really great at (assists and steals plus out-of-position stats like rebounds and occasional blocks) are among the rarest in fantasy basketball. In addition to that, scoring can easily be replaced and his shot attempts per game (7.8) and FT attempts per game (0.7) barely moves the needle. If an impatient Read More
1. Julius Randle, PF, Los Angeles Lakers ($5,500)
JR is No. 1 on this list for a reason. He will probably start Wednesday against the Houston Rockets with Brook Lopez nursing an ankle injury and that alone should net his fantasy points in the high 30's. The Kentucky product is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds. 2.5 assists, and 1.3 blocks in the past four games while only playing 26 minutes a night.
2. Mario Hezonja, SF, Orlando Magic ($4,800)
At long last, we had a Mario sighting in Read More
1. Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets
People forget Batum has long been a fantasy stud and he is beginning to show that after missing the early part of the season. Though he doesn't give you excellent percentages, Batum can pass the hell out of the ball, averaging almost six dimes over the last 5 games. He has also averaged almost 12 points and almost six rebounds during that span. The Hornets, are playing on a tail end of a back-to-back, so there's a chance fatigue will set in. Nevertheless, Read More
Here's 5 of the most interesting NBA stats today:
1. Draymond Green
With Stephen Curry sidelined and his team coming off a blowout loss in Dallas, Draymond Green responded with a triple-double: 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists! He now has FIVE triple-doubles for the season, the most in all of NBA.
2. Boban Marjanovic
Makes Spurs history in his rookie year.
Boban Marjanovic is the first player in Spurs franchise history to record at least 12 rebounds in 15 minutes or less.
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There's not much to like about the Orlando Magic last season except that they let their group of youngsters develop and see for themselves what works and what doesn't.
It's especially encouraging to see then-coach Jacque Vaughn decide to let Elfrid Payton get all the minutes he can in during the last 20 games or so. The Louisiana-Lafayette product never played less than 31 minutes and the results, however mixed they were, are worth something to look forward to.
This season, the Read More