Dennis Schroder returned from his one-game suspension on Monday and racked up 21 points, four boards, five assists and a steal on 9-of-14 shooting in a 114-98 win over the Celtics.
Nice. Schroder was suspended for being late in his return from the All-Star break, but didn't miss a step tonight. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for this one.
Kent Bazemore hit 7-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 26 minutes of Monday's 114-98 win over the Celtics.
Bazemore's scoring line is all over the map in February, as he's hit double figures just five times, while scoring in single digits in his other six games. The 15 points were the most he's scored since he had 24 points on Jan. 29, and with Thabo Sefolosha back from his groin injury, as well as Tim Hardaway getting a lot of usage right now, Bazemore's inconsistency will probably continue until further notice. Nonetheless, he's generally worth owning in 12-team leagues.
Thabo Sefolosha started over Tim Hardaway on Monday and racked up 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in just 21 minutes.
Sefolosha is known for his D, but came through across the board tonight. He didn't do much in his previous two games since returning from a groin injury, but now that he's starting, he's worth keeping an eye on. But sadly, this might end up being one of his best games of the season.
Ron Baker played 19 minutes vs. the Raptors on Monday, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and one triple.
The Knicks waived Brandon Jennings on Monday, so Baker will now compete with Chasson Randle for the backup PG role behind Derrick Rose. Rose actually suffered a shoulder stinger on Monday, but said after the game that he's fine. Unless the former MVP misses time, Baker can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Paul Millsap hit 7-of-18 shots for 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes of Monday's 114-98 win over the Celtics.
This was a nice win for the Hawks and there's a pretty decent chance the two teams will meet in the playoffs, since that's what usually seems to happen. Millsap's rebounding has been way down in February (5.8 per game), but he got back on track tonight. In fact, this was his first double-double since he had 37 points and 19 boards on Jan. 29 against the Knicks. Hopefully this is a sign that he's ready to start racking up double-digit boards again.
Willy Hernangomez was held to eight points on 4-of-6 shooting vs. the Raptors on Monday.
The Raptors are a top-10 team against opposing centers in terms of fantasy points allowed, so we'll cut the rookie some slack. He grabbed nine rebounds with two asists and one steal, and with Joakim Noah (knee surgery) likely out for the season, he could be the starter the rest of the way. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Andre Iguodala had two points, tied a season high with 10 rebounds, and added two assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the bench on Monday.
Igodala set a season high with nine assists in his previous game and filled the stat sheet tonight, despite a lack of scoring. He's averaging 7.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers on 52 percent shooting over his last five games. He's tough to own while scoring so few points, but if you're in a deep league, he might be able to help with the boards, dimes, steals and blocks.
Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points on 9-of-26 shooting in Monday's 92-91 loss to the Raptors.
Melo hit a game-winner against Philly on Saturday, but couldn't duplicate his success on Monday night -- he missed a wide-open 3-pointer with less than two seconds on the clock. He hit 4-of-4 from the line and added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two triples, but his owners are just hoping that he doesn't get shut down as the Knicks fall further out of playoff contention.