Bennedict Mathurin shot 5-of-11 from the field and 9-of-9 from the foul line in Saturday’s 123-109 loss to the Lakers, scoring 20 points with two rebounds, one steal, one block, and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
Mathurin is ranked well outside the top 200 in 9-cat per-game value this season. His performance in Saturday’s In-Season Tournament final was one of his best in what has been a brutal campaign, but none of the numbers officially count. What could boost Mathurin’s value in the short term is that the Pacers open Week 8 in Detroit on Monday, with the Pistons losing 19 straight games. That said, Mathurin’s rostered percentage in Yahoo leagues (52%) is too high, given the production issues and his coming off the bench. On Saturday, he picked up the slack for Bruce Brown, who accounted for four points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one block in 19 minutes.