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Drew Eubanks stepping up with Jusuf Nurkic out through All-Star break

Drew Eubanks

Drew Eubanks

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Unfortunately, Monday only featured one close game, as Paul George and Kawhi Leonard outdueled Cam Thomas (58% rostered) and Edmond Sumner. Thomas scored a career-best 47 points just two nights after setting his previous career-high of 44. We also saw Klay Thompson hit 12 threes, which was the second-most of his career, in a blowout win over the Thunder. Damian Lillard hit a super deep three in a blowout loss to the Bucks. Keegan Murray set career-highs of 30 points and eight threes in a, you guessed it, blowout win over the Rockets. You get the idea. So let’s get into some guys worth rostering.

Top Pickups

Drew Eubanks- 22% rostered in Yahoo leagues

He’s not a league-winning pickup, but with Jusuf Nurkić out through the All-Star Break, Eubanks should be rostered everywhere. He has been a solid fill-in, and he had 10 points, four rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes against the Buckets. In eight starts this season, Eubanks has averaged 7.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.

Josh Green- 9%

Green set a new career-high with 29 points in this game. In his 37 minutes, he was a +39. That’s difficult to do in a 13-point win. Luka Dončić will remain sidelined for Wednesday’s matchup with the Clippers, which means Green will likely start alongside Kyrie Irving. Green should get more of a chance to play his game and run the break alongside Kyrie than he does with Luka, so he should continue to provide solid value.

Malik Monk- 42%

After a rough January, Monk has shot the ball much better as of late. He has scored in double figures in six straight games and provided seventh round value during that stretch. He isn’t widely available, but he’s worth rostering if he’s available in your league.

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KJ Martin- 39%

Martin’s production seems to come and go, but he’s been consistent over the last handful of games. Over the past two weeks, he has provided eighth round value in 9-cat leagues, and that leaps to sixth round value over the past week. Like Monk, he isn’t widely available, but he’s worth a roster spot.

Isaac Okoro- 6%

Okoro continued to provide solid value on Monday, and he has been a top-100 asset over the past week. He didn’t add any defensive numbers against Washington, but he did hit two more threes. He has scored in double figures in three straight games, which is his longest streak of the season.

Jonathan Kuminga- 17%

Playing against a smaller Thunder lineup, Kuminga got the start on Monday and finished with seven points, two rebounds and five assists in 23 minutes. With Stephen Curry sidelined, it’s an all hands on deck situation in Golden State. Though he’ll likely go back to a role off the bench, Kuminga is worth rostering in deeper leagues.

Donte DiVincenzo- 43%

In Golden State’s first game without Curry, DiVincenzo played 28 minutes off the bench and posted a 14/4/7 line with four 3-pointers. It appears that with Jordan Poole starting at point guard, DiVincenzo will fill his role as the sixth man.

Jaden Hardy- 1%

Hardy scored a career-high 29 points on Monday. With Kyrie Irving set to debut soon and Luka Dončić only out one more game, Hardy will likely return to a more limited role. However, in very deep leagues and dynasty leagues, he’s worth keeping around.

Edmond Sumner- 27%

Sumner has shined over his last two games as he has averaged 26.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists. With Spencer Dinwiddie set to make his Brooklyn debut and Ben Simmons also expected to be back in the lineup, Sumner’s role will be reduced. However, like Cam Thomas, he has played too well to be completely bumped out of the rotation. In deeper leagues, Sumner should still be worth a spot.

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