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Saturday's PUD

by Jonas Nader

Mitchell Robinson- He’s my top add of the night and based on coach David Fizdale’s comments before the game, we’re going to see a lot of the rookie going forward. Robinson made a strong impression in his first extended look, scoring 13 points with 10 boards, three assists, one block and three steals. 
 
Pascal Siakam- Cooled off after a pair of big games with OG Anunoby back, but still had a respectable line and could see more touches if Kawhi Leonard misses time after tweaking something in the final few minutes. 
 
Jae Crowder- Still only owned in 46% of Yahoo Leagues even though he’s outplaying Derrick Favors and getting consistent minutes around 30. Has 15+ points and 6+ rebounds in three straight with 10 triples in that span.
 

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Joe Harris- Has been a sneaky mid-round value so far but no one is talking about him. 
 
Boban Marjanovic- Has he finally been freed? We still don’t know why Marcin Gortat (undisclosed) missed the game, but he’s been awful anyways. If coach Doc Rivers commits to Boban as the starter this will be an awesome ride.
 
Tyus Jones- He would be higher on this list If we hear that Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose will both miss additional time. Not a great source of points, but usually really solid in steals and dimes. 
 
Jerami Grant- Had a head-turning line with 22 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two triples. This could end up being his best line of the season, but he’s been a nice source of hustle stats and the starting job is his to lose. 
 
Kelly Oubre- Otto Porter went down, and Oubre saw 32 minutes even with Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris active. Oubre has been a big surprise this season. 
 
Nerlens Noel- He’s more of a speculative add because Steven Adams is really hurting right now with injuries to both calves. 
 
Frank Ntilikina- His FG% is going to be a red flag, but so far as the starter he’s been a nice source of dimes, steals and triples. Minutes have been there too. 
 
Justin Holiday- He’s still playing a ton of minutes and is averaging 12.0 points, 3.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.6 triples over his last five games. 
 
Tyreke Evans- Looked more like himself after a pair of duds with 13 points, a pair of dimes and boards, one steal and one triple, but his minutes are way down as a result of Darren Collison finding his rhythm. 
 
Josh Okogie- He’s been a late-round value so far and has a lot of stash appeal for when the Wolves finally move on from Jimmy Butler
 
Terrence Ross- Based on Jonathan Isaac’s history, I would expect him to miss time after tweaking his ankle again. Ross is the next man up and has had some nice moments this season. 
 
Fred VanVleet- Only needs 20 minutes to hit low-end value and he’s finally healthy. He’s clearly ahead of Delon Wright
 
Alonzo Trier- Has an obvious path to value on a tanking Knicks team and just dropped a career-high 23 points in 24 minutes. 
 

Antonio Blakeney- The NBA’s leader in points per touch has scored 22, 15 and 21 points in his last three outings. He’s been Chicago’s version of Lou Williams and is trending up fast, but he has a limited stat set outside of points and triples.

 
P.J. Tucker- The human bowling ball is bound to put up some nice lines if the Rockets keep giving him 36+ minutes. 
 
Isaiah Canaan- I still think he loses the starting job before January. Nice line tonight with 19 points, two dimes and two triples. 
 
Shelvin Mack- He recently won the backup PG spot in Memphis and has been sneaky productive over his last three games with 13.6 points, 5.7 dimes, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 triples. He’s also getting a lot of run next to Mike Conley, but I’m not ready to add him outside of deeper leagues. 
 
Richaun Holmes- He replaced Tyson Chandler as the backup center, but only saw 13 minutes. Grab him immediately if Ayton ever goes down. 
 
Dorian Finney-Smith- Had his first great game in over a week. Not an add yet as the Mavs are mostly healthy.