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Pickups of the Day: Thursday

by Ryan Knaus
Updated On: October 18, 2018, 2:46 am ET

Malik Monk -Hornets' coach Borrego took a shot at starting SG Jeremy Lamb for not being ready and Monk looked explosive on Wednesday, dropping 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting with four triples, four boards, two assists, two blocks and one assist. There are few players with higher-upside on the wire in most competitive leagues.

Bryn Forbes: With the starting PG job in hand (shed a tear for Dejounte, Lonnie and Derrick), there's nothing between Forbes and low-end fantasy value.

Boban Marjanovic: He was finally #freed tonight and if you need a center you should grab him after his 18 & 8 line. Is there room for him to thrive with Marcin Gortat and Montrezl Harrell in the mix at center? Let's find out together.

Cedi Osman: He was drafted in most leagues but might be available in yours...if so, he won't be for long after dropping 17 & 10 with a full line in Wednesday's opener

Mo Bamba: The rookie debuted with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, making 6-of-8 shots in 25 minutes off the bench. Oh, and he made a 3-pointer.

Allonzo Trier: Iso-Zo was in effect in the Knicks' opener, scoring 15 points (5-of-9 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs). That's enough to merit attention after a stellar preseason.

Trey Burke: He only logged 21 minutes but earned the starting PG nod and scored 15 points w/ four dimes and a few 3-pointers. The Knicks are playing Frank Ntilikina at multiple positions, which helps.

E'Twaun Moore: He's a versatile player and coach Alvin Gentry obviously loves him. 21 points, thre3 boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in his season opener underscores why he's a subtle fantasy target in most formats.

Mario Hezonja: 15 points, three boards, three steals and three triples in just 19 minutes. The lack of a starting job may lower his upside, but Mario was super in his Knicks debut.

Joe Harris: He posted 13 points, six boards, five dimes, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. His minutes could be dented when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson returns, but not by much -- Jared Dudley (36 minutes) will take the brunt of that hit.

Spencer Dinwiddie: He was drafted in most leagues, but if not...go get him. Wednesday's 10-of-18 shooting performance was a fluke, but anyone who can drop 23/6/4 in a sixth-man role should be owned.

P.J. Tucker: Not exciting, but minutes are there and he's missed nine TOTAL games in the past six seasons.

Ersan Ilyasova: 13 points, nine boards, two assists and one triple as the Bucks' ostensible sixth-man? Not too shabby.

Tony Parker: The Hornets went with a lot of small lineups tonight and Parker was on the court in crunch-time. He had eight points, seven dimes and three assists in 20 minutes...he's at least worth hand-cuffing to Kemba.

Ryan Knaus
Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.