Klay Thompson scored 35 points against the Nuggets during a 119-112 win on Friday, making 13-of-26 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
Well, someone is playing like they want a max deal. The 3.5 triples per game over his last six games is not a shock, but he has a surprising 1.8 blocks per game in limited playing time over his last four. He did have a massive preseason last year, so fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock into the past month. However, he's still a terrific guy to take in the fourth round.
Harrison Barnes didn't look great in 24 minutes against the Nuggets with four points, two rebounds and three fouls on Friday.
He hasn't done anything noteworthy this month and he's likely just going to be a place holder as the starting small forward. Fantasy owners should go with Draymond Green in the later rounds and can leave Barnes on the wire in even 16-team leagues.
Draymond Green scored eight points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.
He almost always finds a way to put up stats and can really do it all except make free throws consistently. Green is one of our favorite late-round targets.
Danilo Gallinari played 16 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 10 points, three rebounds and one foul.
The minutes aren't there yet, but everything else looks great. He's getting to the line, taking triples and posting a high usage rate. As long as you're OK with him starting off slow, Gallinari is a decent target in the last few rounds of standard drafts.
Jusuf Nurkic had another good game on Friday with 16 points, eight rebounds and one block in 15 minutes.
His rebounding rate is off the charts and he kept his fouls down tonight. Nurkic probably won't be in the rotation to start the year, but the upside is there. Keep an eye on him in keeper leagues.
Chris Kaman just missed a double-double in Friday's 99-89 win over the Clippers with 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists and three blocks.
It's a good sign for his value to see coach Terry Stotts is willing to start him next to Robin Lopez. Kaman has been injury prone and has hasn't played big minutes in a while, so he can be ignored in most leagues. Also, LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) should be ready for the opener.
Damian Lillard scored 21 points with two rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.
He hasn't been a second-round guy on a per-game basis in fantasy leagues, but the fact that he hasn't missed a game in two seasons is quite a selling point. He's a No. 1 fantasy point guard in standard leagues and his increased effectiveness at the rim shows there's even some room for improvement. Lillard is a fairly safe target in the middle of the second round.
Meyers Leonard attempted seven triples and made two of them on his way to 14 points with seven rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.
Yes, this is the same Meyers Leonard who went 0-of-6 from beyond the arc last season, so that's cool. He also hit three triples on Wednesday and is hotter from beyond than arc than most sharpshooters. Hopefully you don't need us to tell you he's not going to be a savior for 3-pointers in your fantasy league.