Dewayne Dedmon started on Monday vs. the Nets and scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.
Dedmon drew the start in place of David Lee and he helped limit Brook Lopez to 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting. The Spurs only have one legitimate rim protector right now and that's Dedmon, so we could see him pick up more starts in certain matchups. The Spurs face Jonas Valanciunas on Tuesday and he will likely be a featured part of the offense with DeMar DeRozan (ankle) out, so starting Dedmon again would make sense. With Pau Gasol (hand) likely out 4-6 weeks, give Dedmon a look if you need help in FG percentage, rebounds, steals and blocks.
Kyle Anderson started in place of the resting Kawhi Leonard on Monday vs. the Nets and played well with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
This was one of Anderson's best all-around games of the season. He played a team-high 35 minutes and looked comfortable running the offense, adding three assists, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one triple. We'd like to be more excited about this line, but this isn't the summer league and Anderson will return to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Raptors. His usage rate rises from 6.8 to 12.6 with Leonard off the court, so he will be a DFS punt option the next time Leonard gets a night off.
Bradley Beal played through his left foot injury on Monday and hit 6-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers in a win over the Hornets.
His sore left foot didn't appear to bother him at all tonight so we're taking him off the injury report. If you own Beal, he should be in your lineup every night that he's healthy.
Otto Porter hit 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 14 points, 13 rebounds and two assists in Monday's 109-99 win over the Hornets.
Porter hit just 4-of-13 shots for 11 points on Saturday, but bounced back tonight, and is now averaging 17 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.8 3-pointers on 52 percent shooting over his last five games. This was his seventh double-double of the season, but first in the month of January. We're witnessing his coming out party this season and he should be starting in all formats.
Markieff Morris stayed hot on Monday, hitting 8-of-13 shots, two 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 23 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 41 minutes of a 109-99 win over the Hornets.
He's scored in double figures in 16 straight games and came into this one averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting in January. Those numbers are going up after this one and he's currently one of the best waiver-wire pickups of the season, while also having one of his best seasons ever.
Marvin Williams played through a sore toe on Monday and finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting in 29 minutes.
Maybe he should ding up his toe more often, as this was one of his best games in recent memory. Williams went to the locker room with the injury, but was able to come back quickly and continue the game. Just keep an eye out for news on Tuesday if you own him, but we're guessing he's fine.
Marco Belinelli came off the bench and hit 5-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws for 18 points, three rebounds,, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes on Monday.
The 18 points were the most he's scored since Dec. 17 and he's now scored in double figures in three of his last four games. He's far from a must-own player, but if you need some points and threes, he's worth a look right now, as long as he can stay hot. The fact that Nicolas Batum had one of his worst games of the season helped Belinelli see 29 minutes, which is the most he's played in the month of January.
Nicolas Batum hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points, seven rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.
Batum didn't have a 3-pointer, steal or block tonight, marking just the fourth time this season he didn't have at least one of them in a game. He'd hit double figures in scoring in his previous three games and has been dynamite since returning from his knee injury, so don't be too discouraged by tonight's disappointing line. He'll bounce back.