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Clippers run roughshod in Staples Center

by Raphielle Johnson
Updated On: December 2, 2019, 4:40 pm ET

Sunday's NBA schedule was quite busy, as there were nine games on the slate including Luka Doncic's game against the Lakers and the reigning NBA champion Raptors hosting the Jazz. Below is a look at each of the nine games, beginning with the Clippers' demolition of the visiting Wizards. 

Clippers 150, Wizards 125 -- Doc Rivers' team had just four players score in double figures in this one, but when all four score at least 22 points the end result tends to be a blowout victory. Kawhi Leonard (34 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers) did his damage in just 26 minutes, while Paul George (31 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers) needed just 30 minutes to post his stat line.

Both have been highly-productive players when on the court, with Leonard boasting third-round value in nine-cat formats and George second-round value. The key, especially for Leonard, is how much time he spends on the court. Not so much in games that he plays, but rather the number of games that he'll miss. While the load management days, and his not playing in both ends of back-to-backs thus far this season, can be a bit frustrating, Leonard's production makes him worth the frustration in most leagues. 

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Reserves Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams were also productive, with Harrell scoring 23 points with 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot and Williams adding 22 points, one rebound, eight assists and two 3-pointers in just 23 minutes. The lone issue that the Clippers ran into Sunday night was the tailbone contusion suffered by JaMychal Green on a hard fall, and he did not return in the second half as a result.

That opened up some minutes for Patrick Patterson, who tallied six points, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 14 minutes. The only way that Patterson provides any value is if Green has to miss time due to the injury, and even then it's a stretch to expect consistent fantasy production from him. Starters Moe Harkless, Patrick Beverley and Ivica Zubac combined to score 12 points on the night, with Harkless accumulating his seven points on 3-of-4 shooting while also accounting for two rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one three-pointer in 24 minutes. He's worth keeping an eye on in the aftermath of Green's injury. 

While the Clippers did all that they could to limit Bradley Beal, he still managed to tally 23 points, five rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in 35 minutes. Give L.A. credit, as Beal shot 7-of-19 from the field, failed to make a three-pointer and also committed five turnovers. On nights like this others need to step up, and while it wasn't enough to get the win rookie forward Rui Hachimura had a very productive night at the office.

Hachimura played 38 minutes, scoring 30 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. Over the last week he's been a top-100 player in nine-cat formats, as have Beal and Davis Bertans (20 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one rebound and two 3-pointers). With Moe Wagner (ankle) sidelined, there were even more opportunity for Hachimura to get shots up, and he took advantage of the opportunity. If he's available on the waiver wire, now would be a good time to pick him up. 

Isaiah Thomas played 25 minutes in the blowout loss, scoring 16 points with four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers, and Troy Brown Jr. tallied eight points, seven rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

Heat 109, Nets 106Goran Dragic led six Miami players in double figures with 24 points, shooting 9-of-18 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line, in Sunday’s win over Brooklyn. In his 31 minutes on the floor he also accounted for six assists, two rebounds and three 3-pointers, leading the Heat in assists. And with Justise Winslow returning to action last week, the two playmakers have spent the majority of their time on the court together. 

Winslow, who posted a line of ten points, five rebounds, three assists and one three-pointer in 30 minutes, has come off the bench in each of the three games he’s played in since returning from a concussion with Duncan Robinson remaining in the starting lineup. Robinson gives the starting unit another shooter, which helps with the spacing, and on Sunday he hit three 3-pointers and finished with ten points and ten rebounds. While Robinson is an intriguing waiver wire option for players in need of three-pointers, the rebounds are a bonus. In 13 games last month he averaged just 2.8 rebounds per outing, with his high being six (twice). 

Jimmy Butler led the starters with 20 points, but he shot just 5-of-17 from the field, while also tallying seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one blocked shot and one three-pointer. Bam Adebayo filled the stat sheet with 17 points (6-of-14 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, with Kendrick Nunn scoring 11 points (5-of-15 FGs) with three assists, one rebound and one three pointer, and Meyers Leonard shooting 3-of-5 from three and tallying nine points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Chris Silva played seven minutes, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds. The undrafted rookie out of South Carolina doesn’t provide much in the way of fantasy value, but he’s going to get minutes because of how hard he plays. 

And like the aforementioned Nunn rookie guard Tyler Herro also suffered with his shot, going 2-of-6 from the field and finishing with four points and one rebound in 21 minutes. But it can be argued that this game was more of an outlier than a cause for concern, as Herro averaged 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 three-pointers per game in November. He’s outside of the top-100 in nine-cat at this point, but it would be wise to exercise some patience with Herro. Dion Waiters, who is back from his suspension, was inactive for Sunday’s game. And given how players such as Herro, Nunn and Robinson have played for the majority of the season, Philly Cheese has a lot of work to do before he starts taking guys’ minutes. 

Brooklyn was once again without the injured Kyrie Irving, and the additional touches meant another robust stat line for Spencer Dinwiddie (29 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes). Joe Harris shot 5-of-9 from three, scoring 25 points with four rebounds and one assist, while Taurean Prince filled the stat sheet (nine points, seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers) to salvage a 3-of-14 day shooting the basketball. 

Jarrett Allen scored just four points, but he grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out two assists, while Garrett Temple accounted for seven points, six rebounds, five assists and one three-pointer. DeAndre Jordan was more impactful that Allen in the post, as he scored 15 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench. Their dynamic isn’t like the one between Ivica Zubac and Montrezl Harrell in Los Angeles, but the Nets’ center position is one in which neither will dominate the minutes/opportunities. 

Both Allen and Jordan provide ninth-round value in nine-cat formats and tenth-round value in eight-cat according to Basketball Monster. David Nwaba accounted for ten points, two rebounds and one block in 15 minutes, but he should be left on the waiver wire. 

Grizzlies 115, Timberwolves 107 — Memphis was without injured point guard Ja Morant (back spasms), and he’s considered to be week-to-week at this point. As a result Tyus Jones is in the starting lineup, and in Sunday’s win over the Timberwolves he tallied 12 points, seven assists, four rebounds, one steal and one three-pointer in 25 minutes. Jones is worthy of a pickup as a result of Morant’s injury, and another player to keep an eye on is De’Anthony Melton. 

Melton played 23 minutes, and while he was just 2-of-10 from the field the second-year guard accounted for nine points, eight assists, seven rebounds, two steals, one block and one three-pointer. Scoring aside, that’s solid production for a guard who’s going to play consistent minutes while Memphis awaits Morant’s return. Grayson Allen should also see more playing time despite the fact that he isn’t a point guard, and on Sunday he played 30 minutes and tallied 13 points, five rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. 

Dillon Brooks led the way offensively with 26 points (9-of-18 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), while also tallying two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers, while Jae Crowder (ten rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (two rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers) scored 12 points apiece. But there was another injury issue in the front court, as Brandon Clarke was limited to ten minutes due to left hip soreness. 

While Jackson Jr. would stand to absorb some of Clarke’s minutes on most nights, he played just 19 due to foul trouble. His fouls and Clarke’s injury opened up minutes for Solomon Hill and Bruno Caboclo, who scored 11 and 12 points, respectively. While Hill also accounted for five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers, Caboclo racked up 13 rebounds, one assist and three steals. Can either Hill or Caboclo be trusted as a waiver pickup? I’d lean no right now, but both are edging closer to being worthy of consideration in deeper leagues. 

For Minnesota, a major issue for the Timberwolves was that neither of the team’s top two scorers could make shots on a consistent basis. Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and one three-pointer, but he shot 7-of-20 from the field and 1-of-10 from three. Andrew Wiggins scored 18 with six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two blocked shots, but he was 6-of-17 from the field and 1-of-6 from beyond the arc. Both managed to produce in non-shooting areas which can’t be overlooked, especially in the case of Wiggins. 

At 25.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 blocks, 0.7 steals and 2.3 three-pointers per game, Wiggins boasts career-high averages in all of those categories with the exception of steals. A big question regarding his value, both fantasy and real, was what happens when his main attribute (scoring) is taken away. Wiggins has been better in that regard this season, and he’s just outside of the top-50 in both eight- and nine-cat formats as a result. That may not be “great” when discussing a former first overall pick, but it’s better than where he’s been in previous seasons. 

Also scoring in double figures for Minnesota were Jarrett Culver (14 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one three-pointer), Robert Covington (13/3/1/1/1 with three 3-pointers), Jeff Teague (13/4/6 with one three-pointer) and Keita Bates-Diop (10/5/1/1 with two 3-pointers). And Shabazz Napier made his return after missing nearly a month with a hamstring injury, playing nine minutes and finishing with four points, one rebound, one steal and one three-pointer. Given the change to the rotation, with Teague moving to the bench and Culver starting, Napier doesn’t have much fantasy value even if Minnesota looks to have multiple ball-handlers on the court at the same time. 

Treveon Graham (six points, five rebounds) continues to start because of his defensive versatility and three-point shooting, but he hasn’t been producing in either area. And Josh Okogie (5/5/1/1/1) hasn’t made the decision on whether to start Graham a difficult one either, as he’s struggled of late as well. Okogie gets the edge right now, but neither is providing much in the way of fantasy value. 

Mavericks 114, Lakers 100 — One month after the two teams played an overtime thriller in Dallas, the Mavericks and Lakers met again in Los Angeles. This time around the game was nowhere near as close, as Dallas won by a comfortable margin with Luka Doncic leading the way. In 33 minutes he shot 10-of-23 from the field and 3-of-3 from the foul line, scoring 27 points with nine rebounds, ten assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes. Doncic, who strengthens his case for MVP consideration by the game, ranks second among all players in both eight- and nine-cat formats. 

Doncic was the only Maverick to score at least 20 points, with Dwight Powell, Kristaps Porzingis and Justin Jackson scoring 15 points apiece and Delon Wright tallying 17, nine assists and five rebounds. While Doncic and Porzingis remain clear 100 -players, Wright is creeping towards top-100 status despite the fact that he’s not a prolific scorer by any stretch of the imagination. In addition to his 15 points, Porzingis racked up six rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes. 

While Dallas had some balance to its scoring output that was not the case for Los Angeles, which finished the game with just three double-digit scorers. LeBron James posted a line of 25 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals, but he was 0-of-5 from three and turned the ball over six times. Anthony Davis scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting while also accounting for ten rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocked shots. The only other Laker to score in double figures was Alex Caruso, who finished with ten points, four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes off the bench. 

Starting center JaVale McGee, who's just outside of the top-100 in nine-cat formats over the last month, finished with four points, ten rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot, while Kyle Kuzma shot 1-of-8 from the field and scored four points to go along with one rebound and one assist. It's safe to say that Sunday afternoon was a disappointment for Kuzma. 

Celtics 113, Knicks 104 — There were two noteworthy injuries in this matchup, with the Celtics losing Marcus Smart (abdomen) during the second half and Knicks starting point guard Frank Ntilikina (back) sitting out the entire second half. Smart was injured as he attempted to draw a charge, with Kevin Knox landing in the veteran guard. He was unable to return, going scoreless and accounting for just three rebounds in 20 minutes. Smart’s departure opened up a few more minutes for Brad Wanamaker, who tallied 11 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one three-pointer in 18 minutes. 

As for Ntilikina (three points, one assist and one three-pointer), with Elfrid Payton (hamstring) still out that simply meant even more minutes for Dennis Smith Jr. In 38 minutes Smith posted a solid stat line, scoring 17 points with one rebound, seven assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers. Should Ntilikina be forced to miss additional time with the back injury DSJ should be picked up. Even though the Knicks aren’t good he stands to get a lot of playing time in a scenario in which the other two point guards he’s competing with for minutes aren’t healthy enough to play. 

Jayson Tatum (six rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers) and Jaylen Brown (five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one blocked shot and four 3-pointers) led the way for Boston, scoring 30 and 28 points, respectively. With Kemba Walker (16/5/10/1 with three 3-pointers) shooting just 6-of-18 from the field and Smart struggling prior to his exit, the production of Tatum and Brown was much-needed. Enes Kanter added 11 points, 11 rebounds and one blocked shot in 16 minutes, while Grant Williams (four points, two rebounds and one assist) and Semi Ojeleye (5/3/1 with one three-pointer) played 22 and 19 minutes, respectively. Kanter has some late-round value in deeper leagues, especially if Robert Williams (three points, two rebounds and two blocks in seven minutes) struggles to do enough to ensure that he gets consistent minutes. 

With Marcus Morris (neck) sidelined Julius Randle was the biggest beneficiary from a shots standpoint, as he was 8-of-16 from the field and finished with 26 points, five rebounds and two assists. Randle isn’t the perimeter shooter that Morris is however, as he missed all five of his three-point attempts. RJ Barrett added 16 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one block, but he was just 4-of-13 from the field and 8-of-13 from the foul line. Morris’ absence increases the respective values of Randle and Barrett due to the Knicks’ lack of consistent scorers, but not by much given the perimeter shooting struggles. 

The aforementioned Knox started in place of Morris, and in 22 minutes he tallied 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers. Defense is what has kept the second-year wing off the court for lengthy stretches, but he hasn’t been particularly good offensively either. It’s very difficult to justify rostering Knox at this point, even though he stands to see more playing time if Morris remains out of the lineup.

Damyean Dotson had a solid outing, scoring ten points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes. The injuries opened up additional minutes for Dotson, who earned more time as a result of his production. However like Knox, he’s well off the fantasy radar regardless of league format at this point in time. 

Thunder 107, Pelicans 104 — Starting with the losers here, since New Orleans made a change to its starting lineup. Jahlil Okafor started, replacing Jaxson Hayes, and he put together nine ineffective minutes in which he finished with four points, two rebounds and one assist. Okafor started in order to better deal with the strength of Steven Adams, and to be frank that approach didn’t work. Hayes still played 26 minutes, scoring nine points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocked shots. Who starts moving forward remains to be seen, especially with Derrick Favors still out of the lineup, which limits the fantasy value of both players. 

Jrue Holiday (three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers) and Brandon Ingram (seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers) led the way offensively for New Orleans, scoring 26 and 20 points, respectively. Lonzo Ball (14/4/7 with one block and four 3-pointers), J.J. Redick (13/3/1/1 with three 3-pointers) and Josh Hart (11/11/2/2/2 with three 3-pointers) also scored in double figures, with Hart taking on (and performing well in) the role left vacant by the injured Kenrich Williams. Hart has top-100 value in nine-cat formats currently, but he’s only owned in 45% of Yahoo leagues. He’d be a steal in many leagues at this stage. 

Oklahoma City was led by Danilo Gallinari, who posted a line of 23 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes played. A must-start any night that Oklahoma City is in action, Gallinari has been a top-50 player in nine-cat formats and just outside of the top-50 in eight-cat this season. The aforementioned Adams (ten rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers) and Dennis Schroder (three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers) added 17 points apiece. And while Adams is outside of the top-100 in both eight- and nine-cat for the entire season, over the last two weeks he’s been just outside of the top-50. 

Chris Paul added 16 points, four rebounds, eight assists and two 3-pointers, and Nerlens Noel tallied eight points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 19 minutes off the bench. Unfortunately for the Thunder the team’s fifth starter Terrance Ferguson, shot 1-of-5 from three and finished with just two points, two rebounds and one steal. With Hamidou Diallo out, Oklahoma City really doesn’t have an option on the roster that can fill that athletic wing defender role. As a result Ferguson is going to play good minutes, even on nights when his shot isn’t falling at a consistent rate. 

Pistons 132, Spurs 98 — This game didn’t get out of hand until the third quarter, and once it did the Spurs were incapable of stopping the onslaught. And it was the Pistons bench that did a lot of the damage, most notably backup power forward Christian Wood. In 22 minutes off the bench he shot 11-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul line, scoring 28 points with ten rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers. The belief of many early in the season was that Wood should jump past Thon Maker in the rotation, but there have still been nights when Maker played more. Given how well Wood performed on Sunday, he shouldn’t have to worry about playing time for the foreseeable future. 

Svi Mykhailiuk added 13 points, two rebounds and two 3-pointers, with Markieff Morris (four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers) and Derrick Rose (ten assists, two steals, one blocks and one three-pointer) adding ten points apiece. And while Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond (who grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked three shots) scored a total of 19 points, Luke Kennard picked up the slack with 20 to go along with four rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers. Kennard has been a top-100 player in both eight- and nine-category formats this season, and shouldn’t be available on any league’s waiver wire as a result. 

Also, Tony Snell moved back into the starting lineup and finished with five points, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes. As a result Langston Galloway was back on the bench, and in 21 minutes he accounted for eight points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers. Neither provides much in the way of fantasy value outside of points and three-pointers, so neither should be owned. 

San Antonio had a bad day in Detroit, with DeMar DeRozan leading three double-digit scorers with 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one three-pointer. The Spurs were without LaMarcus Aldridge (right thigh soreness), which meant Jakob Poeltl was back in the starting lineup. He accounted for eight points, five rebounds, three steals, one assist and one blocked shot in 26 minutes. The lineup change also meant more time for Drew Eubanks, who accounted for nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 22 minutes. While Poeltl has some value in deeper leagues, the same cannot be said for Eubanks (especially once Aldridge is healthy). 

Rudy Gay added 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers, while Lonnie Walker came off the bench to score 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one three-pointer in 16 minutes. Walker doesn’t provide much in the way of fantasy value, due to the number players that San Antonio will call upon at the guard spots on a nightly basis. Derrick White and Bryn Forbes combined to score 12 points, on 5-of-13 shooting from the field, with five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Both are players that should only be picked up in deeper leagues, as neither has provided much value fantasy-wise. 

Raptors 130, Jazz 110 — Like the game above this one also got out of hand, as Toronto led by as much as 40 at one point. That meant a lot of garbage time, and more than a few Raptors took advantage of the opportunity. All eight players that reached double digits in minutes played scored in double figures, led by Pascal Siakam (35/5/5/2 with five 3-pointers). Siakam is one of three top-25 players on Toronto’s roster, with the others being Kyle Lowry (who remains out due to injury) and Fred VanVleet. VanVleet added 21 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers, while Norman Powell added 15 with five rebounds, three assists, one steals and two 3-pointers. 

OG Anunoby also had a good day, filling the stat sheet with ten points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals and one blocked shot in 30 minutes. Anunoby’s been a top-100 player in nine-cat formats this season, producing in a host of statistical categories while also scoring in double figures on most nights. Serge Ibaka made his return to the lineup Sunday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

That means fewer minutes for Chris Boucher, who played just five minutes Sunday. If you rostered him while Ibaka was out, it’s time to place Boucher on waivers. Terence Davis (four rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers) also scored 13 points, with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson adding ten with six rebounds, two assists, two assists, one steal and two blocked shots. 

Playing against his former teammate Marc Gasol (11 points, five rebounds, six assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers), Mike Conley posted a line of 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, one blocks and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes, but he was the only Jazz player to score at least 20 points. Jeff Green scored 19 with three rebounds, two steals and one three-pointer in 15 minutes, while Donovan Mitchell added 16 with four assists, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers. 

Rudy Gobert and Bojan Bogdanovic also scored in double figures, with Gobert going for 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Bogdanovic 11 with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one three-pointer. Royce O’Neale didn’t score in double figures, as he accounted for just six points on 2-of-5 shooting from three, But he also tallied six rebounds, five assists, and one steal. Despite not being much of a scorer, he’s ranked just outside of the top 100 in nine-cat formats. O’Neale is a safe pickup at this point, because if he’s not scoring he can still contribute in other areas.

Magic 100, Warriors 96 — Golden State played nine players Sunday, and thanks to load manageable they’ll be down a player Monday night in Atlanta. Draymond Green is unlikely to play since it’s the second game of a back-to-back, and this is an absence that should open the door for Ky Bowman to see an increase minutes. Bowman played 29 minutes Sunday, scoring 12 points with four assists and three rebounds. He was the lone non-starter to score in double figures, with Glenn Robinson III leading the way with 19 points, three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. After scoring just three points in Friday’s loss to Pittsburgh,  GRIII managed to bounce back in an efficient matter. 

Eric Paschall, who’s emerging as a key contributor for the Warriors, added 17 with six rebounds and two assists in 35 minutes. Draymond Green and Willie Cauley-Stein added 11 points apiece, with the latter also tallying 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot. Cauley-Stein has been an a top-100 player in both eight- and nine-cat formats, which bodes well for his value later in the season as the Warriors sit down players as the team falls further out of contention for a playoff berth. 

For Orlando, Aaron Gordon played in his second straight game since missing time with a right ankle injury, and he once again struggled to shoot the ball. Gordon shot 2-of-11 for the second straight game, scoring eight points with seven rebounds, four assists and one three-pointer. He obviously should not be waived, but some patience will need to be exercised as Gordon continues to work his way back into the offense. Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross were the stars for the Magic, with the former posting a line of 32 points, three rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers in 35 minutes. Ross, one of the nation’s best sixth men, scored 19 with four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 30 minutes. 

Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac scored 14 points apiece, with Fultz also accounting for four rebounds, three assists and one steal. Fultz has been a top-100 player in both eight- and nine-cat formats over the last month, despite the fact that he’s only averaging 0.4 made three-pointers per game during this stretch.

In addition to his 14 points, Isaac accounted for 11 rebounds, one steal and five blocked shots on the night. Even when Orlando’s front court is at full strength, Isaac is a player who has to be started every night that he plays due to the way in which he produces in non-scoring categories. He’s been a top-25 player in eight- and nine-cat formats over the last month, ranking 12th in the latter format. 

Monday’s Schedule (all times Eastern) 

Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 PM 

Utah at Philadelphia, 7 PM 

Golden State at Atlanta, 7:30 PM 

New York at Milwaukee, 8 PM 

Indiana at Memphis, 8 PM 

Chicago at Sacramento, 10 PM 

Raphielle Johnson
Raphielle has been writing about college sports for more than a decade for multiple outlets, including NBC Sports. Focuses have included game recaps, columns, features and recruiting stories. A native of the Northeast, he now calls Pac-12 country home. Raphielle can be followed on Twitter @raphiellej.