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Daily Dose: Scary Terry

Monday, March 26, 2018


Week 24 Schedule: Games Played

 

4 Games: CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, GSW, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIL, MIN, PHI, PHX, POR, SAC, WAS

 

3 Games: ATL, BKN, BOS, HOU, IND, MIA, NOP, NYK, OKC, ORL, SAS, UTA

 

2 Games: TOR

 

Line of the Day – Scary Terry

 

Terry Rozier went nuts during Sunday’s 104-93 win in Sacramento, erupting for 33 points on 12-of-16 shooting to go with five boards, three assists, eight trey-bombs, five steals and just one turnover across 36 minutes. Terry seemingly couldn’t miss, going 8-of-12 from beyond the arc and draining his only free throw attempt to give him an incredible 100.4 true shooting percentage, and he’s all set up for a strong finish to the 2017-18 season with both Marcus Smart (thumb) and Kyrie Irving (knee) done for the regular season. Since Irving hit the sidelines, Rozier has seen his usage rate rise to 24.0 (up from 20.3) and his assist percentage has spiked to 23.8 (up from 17.5) and he’s responded with averages of 19.0 points, 3.5 triples, 5.8 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.7 swats and just 1.8 turnovers per contest on 42.1% shooting from the field and 72.2% from the stripe. The shooting won’t always be pretty with Scary Terry, but he’ll do enough everywhere else to warrant ownership in all leagues; he’s particularly attractive in points formats.

 

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On the Radar

 

Quinn Cook had yet another solid outing on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting (2-of-2 from the stripe) to go with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 35 minutes. Stephen Curry (knee) won’t be back this season, and both Kevin Durant (rib) and Klay Thompson (thumb) aren’t exactly close, so Cook should continue to log major minutes and see plenty of opportunity on offense for the beat up Warriors. He’s been remarkable since entering the starting five, posting averages of 14.0 points, 1.9 triples, 3.2 dimes and 1.4 turnovers per game on 48.5% shooting, and with four games on the slate for Week 24, he’s about as must-own as they come.

 

Rodney Hood scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes off the bench. He’s about as inconsistent as they come, but he’ll continue to see some increased opportunity for however long Kyle Korver (personal) is out, so he could be someone to consider streaming on Tuesday vs. Miami.

 

Joe Harris poured in a career-high 30 points on 11-of-14 shooting (2-of-2 from the line) in Sunday's loss to the Cavs, adding six triples, seven boards, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 27 minutes off the bench. Harris can occasionally pop off with these big stat lines, but he’s never consistent and the fact he hit 78.6% of his shots is a pretty obvious sign this was a fluke.

 

Dejounte Murray scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 29 minutes. He won’t do much for you in the points and triples department, but he’s a solid rebounder for a guard, shoots a high percentage from the field and his elite contributions to the steals category is what anchors his value. He’s worth owning in most leagues.

 

John Henson scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday to go with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and just one turnover in 29 minutes. He’s a quality shot-blocking specialist.

 

Tyler Johnson scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go with three rebounds, five triples, four assists and zero turnovers in 29 minutes. If you need some points, triples and dimes with a trickle of defensive stats, Johnson is worth a look.

 

Jaylen Brown (concussion) looked great in his return from a two-week absence, going 6-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe on his way to 19 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers through 25 minutes as a starter. He’s going to be more involved in the offense with Kyrie Irving (knee) out, so if he was cut in your league while he was out, now would be the time to go ahead and swoop him back up.

 

Skal Labissiere came through with 14 points (5-of-12 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), five boards, two triples, three assists, one block and one turnover through 30 minutes as a starter on Sunday. He’s been providing steady late-round value over the past few weeks with averages of 11.0 points, 1.4 treys, 5.6 boards, 2.4 dimes and 1.2 swats per contest, but he’s also been shooting just 37.0% from the field over that five-game span. The lame shooting relegates Skal to deep league status.

 

Kosta Koufos had another low-end stat line in 26 minutes off the bench, finishing with eight points, nine boards, one assist and one steal. He’ll continue to have some increased opportunity for however long Zach Randolph (illness) is out, but he’s nothing more than a rebounding specialist in deep leagues.

 

Michael Beasley wasn’t affected by the return of Lance Thomas (personal), scoring 12 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and four turnovers through 32 minutes as a starter. As long as he’s starting and earning minutes in the 30s, he’ll be worth owning in all leagues.

 

Trey Burke shined in his first start as a Knick, scoring 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting (3-of-4 from the stripe) to go with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two turnovers in 27 minutes. Over the past seven games, Burke has come through with averages of 15.0 points, 1.6 triples, 3.9 dimes, 1.0 steal and just 1.7 turnovers per game on 55.1% shooting from the field and 61.5% from the charity stripe. Burke’s arrow is pointing up as a starter, so as long as you’re okay with some less-than-stellar free throw shooting, he’s worth a long look.

 

Tomas Satoransky scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 from the line) to go with 10 assists, four boards, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block and three turnovers through 36 minutes as a starter. John Wall is on the cusp of a return, but until he actually gets back out there, Satoransky will be worth owning.

 

Kelly Oubre scored 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting (1-of-3 from the stripe) to go with five boards and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench. He’s been a steady late-round guy all year long and is worth owning in most leagues.

 

Montrezl Harrell dunked his way to 19 points (9-of-12 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) adding six rebounds and one turnover in 19 minutes off the bench. He’s a basically a low-end FG% booster in deep leagues.

 

Fred VanVleet scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with four triples, two assists and one turnover in 22 minutes off the bench. FVV has been en fuego with his shot as of late, but the Raptors only have two games next week, so he’s more of a streamer option on Tuesday.

 

Moe Harkless scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with two treys, six boards, four dimes and four swats through 34 minutes as a starter. He’s been hot over the past few weeks, pumping out averages of 13.1 points, 1.9 triples, 3.4 boards, 1.7 dimes, 0.9 steals, 1.1 swats and just 0.1 turnovers per contest on 63.5% shooting, so give him a look if those numbers are appealing.

 

Isaiah Taylor was again solid as a starter on Sunday with Dennis Schroder (ankle) unavailable, scoring a career-high 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting (3-of-4 from the line) to go with three triples, one rebound, three assists, one steal and two turnovers in 32 minutes. The extent of Schroder’s ankle injury isn’t yet known, but he does have time to get healthy with the Hawks next game not until Wednesday. However, if Schroder is forced to miss multiple games with the ankle issue, Taylor would emerge as a must-add guy in most leagues.

 

John Collins scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting (2-of-2 from the line) to go with 10 boards, two assists, one block and two turnovers in 25 minutes. His ankle is fine, and he’s a solid low-end big to own in deep leagues.

 


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