Brandon Jennings PG DET 17 Hrs
Brandon Jennings heard his share of boos in his return to Milwaukee on Wednesday, scoring 17 points with two boards, 11 assists, three steals, one block, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in a 105-98 win.
He couldn't get his shot to fall, but the double-double with some steals and 3-pointers made this a worthwhile game for Jennings. He shot 4-of-16 from the field and dropped his season field goal percentage to 38.2 percent, but at least he's been dynamite in points, assists, steals and 3-pointers.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 17 Hrs
LaMarcus Aldridge stayed red-hot on Wednesday, hitting 17-of-28 shots for a season-high 38 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in an impressive win over the Thunder.
The Blazers are now 16-3 and, along with the Pacers, look like one of the best teams in the league. Aldridge is killing it, averaging 27.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks on 54 percent shooting over his last five games. More blocks would be nice, but we doubt any of his owners are complaining. In the second half of tonight's game, Aldridge and Nicolas Batum scored 38 points on 17-for-22 shooting combined, which spelled doom for the Thunder.
Greg Monroe C DET 17 Hrs
Greg Monroe shot 6-of-15 from the field for 18 points with 17 boards, three assists and two blocks against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Andre Drummond gets all the headlines and justifiably so, but Monroe hasn't been too shabby. He entered tonight averaging 14.6 points, 8.5 boards and 1.3 steals on 52.5 percent from the field in his 18 games. Monroe is a solid player to have and should remain close to those averages over the course of the season.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 17 Hrs
Kevin Durant hit 11-of-23 shots and one 3-pointer on his way to 33 points, seven rebounds, zero assists, a steal and two blocks as the Thunder lost for just the fourth time this season on Wednesday.
This was KD's first game without an assists since March 13 of last season and it might be the last time it happens this year. He's hit just 19-of-44 shots over his last two games, so look for him to bust loose against the Pelicans on Friday.
Andre Drummond PF/C DET 17 Hrs
Andre Drummond was all over the place against the Bucks on Wednesday with 24 points, 19 boards, two steals and three blocks on 8-of-13 from the field.
It's getting just a tad bit ridiculous how good he is. If free throws are taken out of the equation, Andre Drummond would be the best player in fantasy basketball with his off-the-charts production in steals and blocks, phenomenal field goal shooting, and high-end double-doubles. He's redefining the word "beast."
Luke Ridnour G MIL 17 Hrs
Luke Ridnour played 28 minutes against the Pistons during a 105-98 loss on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with three rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two turnovers.
Coach Larry Drew went with Ridnour a little more after the Bucks looked bad on both ends with Brandon Knight running the point. Knight played 30 minutes or more in each of his last four games while Ridnour didn't crack the 24-minute mark in any of his last four. That's been the story with coach Drew for most of the season, so really the certain thing about the backcourt rotation of the Bucks is that it might be uncertain for a while.
O. J. Mayo SG MIL 17 Hrs
O.J. Mayo shot 2-of-8 from the field for seven points with one board, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes on Wednesday.
He has been a complete nightmare all season. Mayo is shooting just 44 percent in the paint this season, which is way down from his 52.7 percent last season with the Mavericks. He was starting to turn around his horrific season with a 19-point game on Monday, but it's been a turbulent ride along the way. Mayo has some upside and can be viewed as a buy-low guy as long as the price isn't something you're going to badly miss.
Alec Burks SG UTA 17 Hrs
Alec Burks hit 4-of-10 shots for 11 points, five rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes on Wednesday.
Burks had been cooking coming into this one, scoring 16, 13 and 21 points in his previous three games, and was far from terrible tonight. If you're holding a player you want to cut, Burks is getting close to 30 minutes a night right now, meaning he can probably help most fantasy teams.