Kevin Durant made scoring 20 points look easy against the Suns during a 138-109 win on Saturday, adding four rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer.
He needed just seven attempts from the field and made all nine from the line with just one turnover -- that's only a 16.2 usage rate. Durant's 91.2 true shooting percentage tonight boosted him to 68.0 on the season, which moves him back into the top spot on the season -- Patty Mills is No. 2 at 67.8. Durant also has 3.2 blocks per game in his last five. He's the number one player in fantasy right now.
Stephen Curry needed just 30 minutes to score 31 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.
He went bonkers in the third quarter with 20 points. This was the 16th time in his career he scored at least 20 in a quarter with nine of those 16 coming in the third. Curry has been incredible in the second half at home, posting a 71.1 true shooting percentage in those 10 games. He's being out-shined a bit by Kevin Durant, but Curry's efficiency is almost as good as it was last year. He's been a top-five player in standard leagues.
Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, one rebound, two assists, three turnovers and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired.
Klay Thompson scored 26 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers against the Suns on Saturday.
He was already tearing it up in his previous eight, averaging 22.8 points, 4.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.8 treys on 47.8 percent from the field. Surprisingly, his six treys tonight were a season high, but he didn't go to the line for the sixth time this season. This big game has him at fifth-round value on the year, but he has an upward trend.
Jared Dudley played just 13 minutes in Saturday's blowout loss to the Warriors, hitting 1-of-4 shots for two points, two rebounds and one assist.
This was basically his worst game of the season and a little surprising, as he had 17 points and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday. The lopsided score had a lot to do with it, but the bottom line is that Dudley has been maddeningly inconsistent this season. We'd rather own P.J. Tucker.
Devin Booker played 33 minutes and hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points and five assists in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
Booker's over his ankle injury and is averaging 17.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 42 percent. While the shooting's a concern, now that he's finally healthy again he should start scoring in bunches. He's had 21, 13 and 30 points in each of his last three games.
JaVale McGee scored a season-high 11 points against the Suns on Saturday with two rebounds in 13 minutes.
The season high is cool, but the real highlight was JaVale McGee taking the ball out of bounds after the Warriors made a free throw (video in link below). Never change, Pierre. Never change.
Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.
You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now.