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Quentin Grimes starting to heat up at the right time for Knicks

Quentin Grimes

Quentin Grimes

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Wednesday’s 10 games showcased the variance of every NBA game. The Magic dropped 50 points on the Hawks in the first quarter. Tyler Herro hit a game-winner. The Nuggets scored 98 points in the paint against Washington. And LaMelo Ball played his fourth game of the season. There was plenty for fantasy managers to be happy about, so here’s a few guys that could make you even happier if you’re able to add them in your league.

Quentin Grimes- 11% rostered in Yahoo! leagues

We’re finally seeing why New York refused to trade this guy. After a slow start to the season, Grimes has started to heat up more consistently lately. He hit five triples against Atlanta a week ago and four triples on Wednesday. With Cam Reddish out of the rotation entirely, Grimes will get plenty of chances to pour in triples. He has had some games where they just don’t go in, but for a young guy that started the season on the injury report, he should figure things out quickly. When he does, watch out.

Onyeka Okongwu- 41%

Clint Capela exited Wednesday’s loss to Orlando early due to tightness in his calf. If he ends up missing any more games, Okongwu will return to the starting unit. Capela left with only a couple minutes left, so it didn’t have a massive impact on this game. However, Okongwu was able to record a double-double with 15 points and 11 assists in 26 minutes. He has been disappointing this season, but if he is back in the starting lineup, he needs to be in fantasy lineups.

Jalen Duren- 39%

If Duren is still available in your league, pick him up right now. He hauled in a career-high 19 rebounds and has at least 12 rebounds in each game since joining the starting lineup permanently. He benefited from overtime and Marvin Bagley‘s early exit in this game, but he should continue to dominate the glass.

Victor Oladipo- 12%

Vic is starting to get back to playing like himself. He has missed a lot of games since 2018, as this was just his 100th game since the end of the 2017-18 season. He played a season-high 31 minutes on Wednesday without Jimmy Butler in the lineup. He finished with a 12/4/3 line with two triples and three steals. He’ll still miss back-to-backs, and may have other injury management days, but if the former All-Star becomes a consistent part of the rotation, he’ll be an excellent fantasy value.

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Darius Bazley- 3%

Bazley replaced Aleksej Pokusevski in the starting lineup on Wednesday, playing a season-high 31 minutes. Poku only played eight. Bazley didn’t have his best statistical game, but he has shown the ability to swat multiple shots in the past. If he’s able to keep this starting role, he’ll have a ton of fantasy upside.

Charles Bassey- 10%

Bassey got the start with both Jakob Poeltl and Zach Collins out. It didn’t go very well due to early foul trouble, but he has provided solid value this season. If he gets another start, he’ll be more than worth a stream.

Donte DiVincenzo- 9%

Stephen Curry exited their game on Wednesday early after injuring his left shoulder. If Andrew Wiggins or Steph is back for that game, then DiVincenzo won’t have much fantasy upside. However, he got the start on Wednesday and could be in for another alongside Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson if Curry and Wiggins are out. That would be the only scenario to stream him.

Coby White- 4%

With Ayo Dosunmu out Wednesday, White continued to pour in the triples, and he’s now hit six over his last two games. He has certainly had some games where he has filled it up from deep, and with reports that Lonzo Ball may not play this season, White can be worth a look in deeper leagues if you’re in need of triples.