We’re back! With such a small sample so far, I thought I’d just take a superficial look at guys. We’ll get deeper in the next edition.
Until then, feel free to drop me a line @MikeSGallagher and mention you’re a Season Pass subscriber. You can just say should be buy, sell or hold Player X. Thanks!
Nikola Jokic - The Nuggets have to stagger him more away from Nurkic. That would really help Jokic a lot.
D’Angelo Russell - He’ll only get stronger very soon.
Serge Ibaka - The usage is solid, but the efficiency is down. Plus, where are the blocks?
Jabari Parker - The buy-low window is going to close quickly.
Eric Bledsoe - Slow start, but a lot of his non-scoring stats aren’t there yet.
Rudy Gobert - Bad free throws are hurting him and he’s not crushing in scoring either.
Bradley Beal - Friday’s big game can get him going.
Dwyane Wade - 10 treys already? I don’t think he’ll keep up this strong start and he could get hurt at any time. Plus, the minutes will drop.
DeMar DeRozan - Nobody has scored 30-plus in their first five since MJ in 85. If you can flip him for top-25, I’d be all about it.
George Hill - I’m definitely buying him as a mid-round guy, but he’s hanging in as a top-20 player right now. Expect him to take a dip as the Jazz get healthy.
T.J. Warren - The efficiency is not sustainable, but he looks like a big-time breakout.
Gorgui Dieng - He should definitely be a mid-round guy, but he’s slightly over-performing here.
Jusuf Nurkic - Love Nurk, but the injury risk is still really high. I’d flip him for top-40 value.
Trevor Booker - He’s been a monster this year and should be a hold for the foreseeable future. He won’t be this good.
Marcus Morris - Another year, another hot start for Morris.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - The D stats should fall off soon.
Hot starts I’m buying
Myles Turner - You already know.
Avery Bradley - He’s grown so much as a ball-handler and his upward trend un jumpers is getting even better. He might be No. 1 for Boston all year.
Tobias Harris - Team Tobias for life. SVG is going to use him a lot.
Zach LaVine - Could score 20 per with 3.0 treys. Losing Rubio won’t hurt either.
Sean Kilpatrick - Real deal and benefits sans Lin.
Mike Muscala - Feeling him as a sneaky 14-team guy.