Anthony Morrow, NJ- Everybody knew Morrow was going to get some serious minutes, following injuries by MarShon Brooks (Broken Toe) and DeShawn Stevenson (Swollen Knee). We also understood that he can hit some 3 pointers, which is his main source of production. However, Friday Night Morrow went ballistic, scoring 42 points, and hitting an absurd 8-11 shots from long range. Nights like these are not to be expected often from Morrow, although with a such a heavy dose of minutes and fantastic numbers from long range, Morrow is a great value until either Brooks or Stevenson return to the lineup.
Performance to Forget:
J.J. Redick, ORL- The former Duke standout was facing a value uptick following the injuries of Jason Richardson and Jameer Nelson. With Richardson returning to the lineup, Redick was sure to face a quiet night, but he was absolutely abysmal on Friday. He played 22 minutes, scored 0 points on 0-5 shooting, no rebounds and just 1 assist. He was as close to it gets to putting up doughnuts across the board, and it can be reasonably assumed that this value is minimal as long as Jason Richardson is in the lineup.
Player to Watch:
Jared Dudley, PHO- After recently being given the starting shooting guard job for the Suns, Dudley has produced quite nicely. He continued his solid production Friday, scoring 15 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, and even 3 steals. Dudley is not a player with much upside, but with starter minutes, Dudley has the potential to post around 15 points a game, along with a few rebounds and some good defensive numbers. He’s worth a grab in deeper leagues, and is a great value for DraftStreet owners.
Jermaine O’ Neal, BOS- Knee, Day-to-day
DeSagana Diop, CHA- Knee, Day-to-day
Elton Brand, PHI- Thumb, Day-to-day