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Thursday's Pickups of the Day

by Mike Gallagher
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

Sometimes it's tough to let go of a guy you drafted, but there were a lot of players who looked great on Wednesday. Also, we won't touch on the pickups who stunk because there won't be a demand for them. In other words, I still really like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Here we go:

 

Kelly Olynyk - A must-own player.

 

Norris Cole - You kinda have to pick him up right? Cole World dropped 23 points.

 

Timofey Mozgov - Come for him being posterized, stay for the double-doubles.

 

Amir Johnson - He is vastly underrated.

 

Terrence Ross - Another as-advertised guy.

 

Tony Wroten - His usage will be great and he went off on Wednesday with 22 points, eight rebounds, seven dimes and three steals.

 

Ed Davis - Boss looks legit with a line of 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

 

Mirza Teletovic - A middle-class man's Ryan Anderson.

 

Marcus Morris - We know he has two good games left in him and he won't be as great as he was on Wednesday. Morris had 21 points with five triples and looked like a perfect Channing Frye replacement.

 

Chris Copeland - He wasn't great tonight, but should get better as the year goes along.

 

C.J. Miles - The shots are going to be there and he had 17 of them.

 

D.J. Augustin - He might be starting over Brandon Jennings soon.

 

Marvin Williams - He was hot late and probably won't be this good. Williams had 19 points, four boards, three dimes and three treys in 33 minutes.

 

O.J. Mayo - He was en fuego to start, but cooled off, finishing with 17 points, three boards, three dimes and three 3-pointers.

 

Rodney Stuckey - Only 16 minutes, but he had 16 points, five dimes and two 3-pointers.

 

Khris Middleton - I'm not too sure he sticks, but he scored 17 as the starter.

 

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Yes, he looks a lot better, but you'd think adding Lance Stephenson would hurt him. Plus, his 17-point gem came against the Bucks.

 

Otto Porter - He was about what we expected.

 

Mo Williams - Nobody will care that you grab him, but he's going to put up late-round value.

 

Marcus Smart - He is a project on O, but the steals will be there. And coach Brad Stevens loves him.

 

Donald Sloan - He has two weeks of value and looked great tonight with 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

 

Gary Neal - He played down the stretch and is clearly the sixth man.

 

Chris Kaman - Not a bad start at all.

 

Rodney Hood - I'd expect him to make a trey per game with other stuff, too.

 

Mike Scott - 20 points, but I'm not buying.

 

Chris Johnson - He is a good bet to score in double-figures while MCW is out.

 

Isaiah Canaan - Patrick Beverley could be hurt due to a hamstring issue.

 

Alexey Shved - He scored 18 points and this is why we can't have nice things.

 

Alex Len - Miles Plumlee isn't untouchable.

 

Lance Thomas - OKC's sixth man right now. Wow.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher has covered fantasy hoops for eight years and this season is his second with NBC Sports Edge. You can find him on Twitter talking about a player's shots at the rim.