Raymond Felton had one steal in 14 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.
With Chris Paul back, Felton will see a major hit in playing time. He was kind of a letdown while CP3 was out, so his former owners will have no problem dropping him basically everywhere.
Nikola Jokic played just 15 minutes with two points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block against the Nets on Friday.
Do not panic. Brook Lopez caught Jokic with a rip move to give him two fouls in the first two minutes tonight, which put him in foul trouble for basically the whole game. This isn't the first time we've seen Jokic have major fouling issues and his coach knows it. "We need to play him at least 30-32 minutes a night," Malone said. "He needs to stop with those silly fouls in transition." Yes, Jokic has not been good since Mason Plumlee arrived, but that's more of a coincidence due to foul trouble and just poor play. Jokic should still be considered an elite fantasy option.
Mason Plumlee went off against the team that drafted him in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points with 12 rebounds and eight assists against the Nets.
Revenge game? Plumlee basically out-Jokic'd Nikola Jokic with some terrific passing in the post. As you might expect, coach Mike Malone loved what he saw. "He was unbelievable tonight," Malone said. "This is the Mason Plumlee that we envisioned." The coach added how much he liked the screens set, which was his calling card in Portland. He's not going to unseat Jokic and the foul trouble for the young superstar explains the added minutes for Plumlee. Jokic and Plumlee have played together for just three minutes in the last two games combined, so that's a negative for MP. Plumlee is worth a look, but he's not going be this good.