Trey Burke PG Jazz – Burke hit 7-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, two rebounds, six dimes and a steal off the bench on Tuesday. Forget about Dante Exum, as Burke is basically the starter off the bench.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Pistons – KCP hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals on 8-of-19 shooting for the Pistons last night. He’s hot, and a much better option than Jodie Meeks.
Mario Chalmers G Heat – Chalmers was a disaster again on Tuesday with just one point and five assists on 0-of-2 shooting. I would never throw him into a daily lineup right now, but I still find it hard to believe he’ll be this bad as long as Dwyane Wade is out of the lineup. Look for him to get hot soon, or I’m just flat-out wrong about him.
Avery Bradley SG Celtics – A fractured thumb and issues with both hands haven’t been able to slow him down, but I am worried about his availability going forward. He had 26 points, four assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 11-of-14 shooting last night, and should be held in all leagues until he finally starts missing games.
Marcus Smart PG Celtics - Smart finally started for the Celtics on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Baby steps, people. Baby steps. If you have been on the fence about picking him up, doing so now is the right move to make.
Langston Galloway PG Knicks – Galloway was awful on Tuesday as Jose Calderon kind of went off. Gallo had four points, five rebounds and five assists on 2-of-8 shooting, but still played 30 minutes. The minutes, combined with Calderon’s trade rumors and injury history, make me want to continue to believe in Galloway.
Robin Lopez C Blazers – He’s back! RoLo had 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday’s game. He played 25 minutes and is a must-own player now that he’s back.
Hollis Thompson G/F Sixers – Thompson went nuts last night, racking up 23 points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes off the bench. While this was probably the best game of his life, he has scored in double figures in three straight games, hitting 10 3-pointers along the way. I have no idea why the Sixers love him so much, but he’s worth a look after last night’s bonanza.
Danilo Gallinari SF Nuggets – The original Gallo! He had 22 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting in 26 minutes. His next injury should be right around the corner and the Nuggets’ ‘ship be sinkin’. Nonetheless, if you want to take a flier on Gallo and stash him on your bench to see if this was a fluke or not, go for it.
Jose Calderon PG Knicks – Trade rumors are still swirling, but JC went off for 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting last night, ruining Langston Galloway in the process. I don’t trust him, but he’s worth a look after this one.
Jerami Grant F Sixers – He cooled off with just six points, four rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes, and missed all three of his shots. He’s still worth a look for his ability to hit threes and block shots, and the Tanxers have no reason not to play him.
Jason Smith PF Knicks – Smith hit 6-of-8 shots for 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes. Smith, along with Louis Amundson (6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block) is worth a look right now, as Smith is starting to look like this season’s Josh McRoberts.