Moe Harkless scored 11 points against the Bucks on Wednesday with four rebounds, four assists, four steals, four fouls, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
That's a lot of fours and he missed four attempts from deep, too. Despite Al-Farouq Aminu returning, Harkless' minutes haven't fallen off with 31.5 over his last two. He was playing some minutes at the four earlier this season, but he's successfully shifted to play almost straight three now. Harkless is exceeding most expectations and is a bit of a sell high based on performance alone, but his playing time looks safe and is a hold in standard leagues.
Dwight Howard recovered from a lousy game on Monday, finishing a much-needed win vs. the Heat with 23 points (9-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one turnover.
Dwight has sprinkled some duds throughout his first season with the Hawks, but overall he's given fantasy owners all they could ask for. He's missed just one game this year and is averaging a solid 13.3 points, 12.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks.
Ed Davis played 17 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with two points and five rebounds.
With Al-Farouq Aminu now back in action, Davis could see his playing time take a hit. Although, Aminu isn't having the strongest season. Whatever the case, most of Aminu's minutes should come from Davis, so his owners in deeper leagues should expect a hit there.
Kyle Korver helped the Hawks snap their seven-game losing skid on Wednesday with nine points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes off the bench.
The veteran SG has taken his recent benching in stride, saying he was "fine" with coach Mike Budenholzer's decision to start Thabo Sefolosha. The move may have lit a fire under him, as he's averaging 12.0 points, 2.5 triples, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steals in his new role. If you've held onto him despite his slow start this year, there's no reason to quit on him now.
Thabo Sefolosha fared well in another start on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 29 minutes.
Thabo has taken over for Kyle Korver, and the fact that Atlanta snapped their seven-game win streak tonight means that Sefolosha is likely to keep the job. His assists tonight tied a season high (from opening night), but he's still little more than a steals specialist who won't hurt you anywhere.
Paul Millsap (hip) scored 21 points on 8-of-12 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs during Wednesday's 103-95 win vs. the Heat, adding nine boards, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 32 minutes.
Millsap admitted before the game that his hip still hurts, saying that he's "just playing through and seeing what happens. Hopefully, getting better." That's not entirely encouraging for fantasy owners, but tonight's vintage-Sapper production was a terrific indication that he's feeling better. There's no reason to think he's in imminent danger of missing games.
Al-Farouq Aminu played 18 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday, scoring two points with four rebounds and one turnover.
He didn't get an increase in minutes following his 17 on Monday. Aminu is having a disastrous season from the field, making just 27.1 percent overall. He's made just one midrange shot all year and somehow has gone 6-of-20 at the rim (30 percent). He may have value at some point, but he has to get better first.
Tim Hardaway Jr. filled in as a starter on Wednesday but he exited in the second half after he "banged" his knee, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.
Hardaway didn't return after limping into the locker room in the second half, finishing with seven points and two assists in 22 minutes. Kent Bazemore (knee) will miss at least one more game, giving Hardaway a temporary window for increased production, but that won't matter unless he's healthy. We should have an update after Thursday's shootaround.