Rookies & Post-Break Potential

Rookies & Post-Break Potential
Ryan Knaus explores rookie fantasy values during the 2017-18 season, and dives into post-break possibilities for the Suns, Kings and Mavericks.
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Aaron Gordon (hip) returned to action on Thursday with nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and one block.

Gordon played 25 minutes and might be limited for a few more games, but it's encouraging that the All-Star break was enough for him to fully recover. He bumped Mario Hezonja to the bench and should reclaim his usual 32+ minutes before long. Now owners just have to hope he regains his shooting touch -- his FG percentage has dropped every month this season, to a low of 35.4% in January.
Feb 22 - 9:54 PM

Dwight Howard pulled down a season-high 24 boards with 15 points, one assist and one block in 30 minutes during a 111-96 win over the Nets on Thursday.

He had his double-double in the first half to get him to his fifth-ranked 37th double-double on the season. The Hornets have said they may try to reassess their rotation in early March, but they're only 5.0 games back from the No. 8 spot. Fantasy owners of Hornets players will be rooting for them to add on to their two-game winning streak.
Feb 22 - 9:53 PM

Marreese Speights dropped out of Orlando's rotation on Thursday.

Nikola Vucevic (hand) was back tonight and the Magic rolled with him, Bismack Biyombo and Khem Birch at the center position. Speights is about as obvious a shutdown candidate as you'll find -- he's the second-oldest player on the team (behind Arron Afflalo) and is headed for unrestricted free agency.
Feb 22 - 9:53 PM

Kemba Walker scored 31 points with seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

Coach Steve Clifford did use Michael Carter-Williams as a secondary ball-handler, so maybe the Hornets are slightly trying to dial back Walker's workload. Either way, he's a capable off-ball player, he did get to 35 minutes and he'll be a fantasy stud as long as he's in the lineup.
Feb 22 - 9:50 PM

Bismack Biyombo shifted to the bench on Thursday and had two points, five rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes, going 0-of-4 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line.

Biyombo had some nice stretches as a fill-in starter while Nikola Vucevic (hand) was out, but his averages over the past 10 games were lackluster -- 8.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 steals. Vuc returned to the starting lineup tonight, and Orlando reportedly hopes to find minutes for Khem Birch in the center rotation, which makes Biyombo expendable outside of very deep leagues.
Feb 22 - 9:50 PM

Jonathon Simmons rolled his right ankle on Thursday, but he returned to finish with 12 points (5-of-10 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), five assists and four rebounds in 30 minutes.

Simmons' ankle has been a nagging issue since Feb. 6, so it's discouraging to see him aggravate the injury in the first game after the break. He's as tough as they come and did return after spending some time in the locker room, fortunately, but as a precaution we'll list him as questionable for Saturday's road game. Mario Hezonja and Wesley Iwundu stand to gain the most if Simmons misses any time.
Feb 22 - 9:49 PM

Frank Kaminsky scored four points with seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

His playing time took a big hit on Feb. 14 and it may have been because of his defense against the Magic. Kaminsky really needs a lot of volume to have value in fantasy leagues, so he's not really worth adding while Dwight Howard and Marvin Williams are active.
Feb 22 - 9:47 PM

Malik Monk played one minute with two points against the Nets on Thursday.

He was out there for garbage time and that's it. The Hornets could play Monk more in March, but frankly he hasn't played well enough to be added in almost any fantasy league.
Feb 22 - 9:45 PM
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