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Pascal Siakam started for the Raptors again and scored a season-high 14 points with three rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 7-of-12 shooting in Saturday's 128-84 blowout win over the Hawks.

The Raptors have outscored their opponents by a combined 119 points over their last four games and are on a six-game winning streaks. They're taking no prisoners, but Siakam scored just 8 & 4 points in his previous two games, and was the beneficiary of serious garbage time on Saturday. Even though he's starting for the red-hot Raptors doesn't mean you want him starting for your fantasy team.
Dec 3 - 11:24 PM

Gerald Henderson scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

He picked up a nice amount of minutes from his 24.5 per game on the year, and just 19.5 in his previous two. Henderson is not really an offensive option and doesn't add stats in other areas, so he's not a great pickup.
Dec 3 - 11:20 PM

Nik Stauskas got the start for Robert Covington (knee) on Saturday, scoring 10 points with two rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He matched up against Avery Bradley tonight and held his own for the most part. Coach Brett Brown likes Stauskas more than last year because he's doing more than just shooting, so he may have a chance at 30 minutes while RoCo is out -- there is no word on the severity of Covington just yet. Sauce Castillo's ceiling isn't the best, so he's more of a player to add for owners with something to cut. That may change if Covington is out for an extended period of time.
Dec 3 - 11:18 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in Tuesday's embarrassing 128-84 loss at Toronto on Saturday.

Hardaway has quietly scored in double figures in four straight games and with Kyle Korver struggling as badly as any time in his career, Hardaway is a candidate to replace the struggling shooting guard in the starting lineup. The reeling Hawks have lost nine of their last 10 games and have been blown out by a combined 80 points in their last two games. Something's got to give for coach Bud in the ATL, and bringing Korver off the bench and starting THJ might be the easiest move for him to make. If THJ becomes the starter at some point, he might be worth stashing. But if you've been holding Korver in a deep league and need to make a move for a warm body, picking up THJ might be worth a flier until we see what happens here.
Dec 3 - 11:15 PM

Hollis Thompson scored five points with one rebound and one 3-pointer in just 17 minutes on Saturday.

This was a bit of a surprise to see no increase in playing time with Robert Covington (knee) out. Dario Saric was hot, Nik Stauskas gave the 76ers another ball-handler, and Gerald Henderson was playing good defense, so Thompson wasn't let loose. He should be better, but Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot getting minutes is a bad sign.
Dec 3 - 11:13 PM

Kyle Korver hit just 3-of-7 shots and went 0-for-3 from downtown for six points, one assist and two steals in Saturday's humiliating 128-84 loss to the Raptors.

While the Hawks, losers of nine of their last 10 games, have many problems right now, their biggest may be the fact that their starting shooting guard and 3-point specialist is averaging 0.5 3-pointers and 4.8 points over his last four games, and has hit just 10-of-33 shots over his last five. Korver hasn't really looked right since the first half of the 2014-15 season, and even though he predicted one of the best years of his career this time around, he's having one of his worst seasons in a long time. He's not even worth owning right now, unless you're desperate for threes and think he can get this thing turned around.
Dec 3 - 11:09 PM

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot played 10 minutes with two points and two rebounds against the Celtics on Saturday.

He found himself in the rotation to help offset the loss of Robert Covington (knee) tonight. Obviously Luwawu is nowhere near worthy of ownership in almost any league.
Dec 3 - 11:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points with six rebounds, two assist and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

It certainly helped Ilyasova a ton with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing tonight. We still don't have a clear picture with how the power forward minutes will shake out, especially with Embiid's restriction getting softer and coach Brett Brown using double-big lineups now. Ilyasova may not be worth owning in shallower leagues, but he's done enough to be a hold in standard leagues. The 76ers have a back-to-back coming up on Monday.
Dec 3 - 11:05 PM

Jahlil Okafor scored 15 points in a start for Joel Embiid (rest) on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

He is playing well on the offensive side and took care of business on that end. However, it's not a secret that NBA teams love to go after Okafor on defense and Isaiah Thomas even threw some shade. "We wanted to get Okafor in as many pick-and-rolls as possible," Thomas said. Even with the bad defense, Okafor is worth owning in standard leagues with coach Brett Brown OK with playing him next to Embiid.
Dec 3 - 11:02 PM

Kent Bazemore hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points, two rebounds and two assists in Saturday's brutal 128-84 loss to the Hawks.

You know the deal with Baze this season. You either get the good version or the bad version from night to night, as he's been wildly inconsistent. And unfortunately, the Hawks got Bad Baze tonight. Speaking of the Hawks, they are in a free fall, losing eight of their last nine games and following up their three-game losing streak with a six-game losing streak. The Hawks looked like one of the Top 3 teams in East after an 11-2 start, but now look like one of the early-season's most overrated teams.
Dec 3 - 11:01 PM

Dario Saric matched his career highs with 21 points and 12 boards against the Celtics on Saturday, adding two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

He did get plenty of minutes at small forward tonight despite coach Brett Brown saying it wasn't the best matchup to do so against the Celtics. Saric was as cold as ever coming into this game, but maybe the new role is just what he needs -- there is still no prognosis on Robert Covington (knee). We'd obviously like to see him do it again after a two-week slump, but he's worth a look if your league is quick with the pickups and you have something to cut.
Dec 3 - 10:58 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points in a huge comeback 125-120 overtime win in Charlotte on Saturday, adding 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers.

That's his seventh 25-15 game of his career and the Wolves needed it, especially with Towns pulling down a big-time offensive board for a put-back in overtime. Towns was finally able to clear the 10.0 boards per game plateau on the season with this game while he's added 2.7 blocks over his last three. The consistent monster lines are coming.
Dec 3 - 10:54 PM

Mike Muscala started in Saturday's ugly loss to the Raptors but hit just 3-of-7 shots for seven points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He filled up the stat sheet, but with tiny numbers. Paul Millsap should be back momentarily from his hip injury, so Muskie doesn't really deserve too much of a look in fantasy leagues right now.
Dec 3 - 10:51 PM

Andrew Wiggins picked up a season-high three steals in a win over the Hornets on Saturday, adding 29 points, one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers.

Yeah, the points are nice, but how about those steals? Before tonight, Wiggins managed just nine steals in his 692 minutes this season. He still hasn't blocked a shot since Nov. 19, but we'll take the steals. Hopefully he can add a little more across-the-board value to boost him in standard leagues.
Dec 3 - 10:43 PM

Cole Aldrich scored four points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

Coach Tom Thibodeau is starting to like using Aldrich next to Karl-Anthony Towns, which could get interesting for fantasy. Aldrich is fantastic on per-minute output, so he may have some value in deeper leagues with a consistent 20-minute role. To be clear, this is only two games with this new role and he played just 10 minutes combined in the previous two before Friday, so he's more of a speculative add in deeper formats.
Dec 3 - 10:36 PM



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