Kosta Koufos PF/C MEM 21 Hrs
Kosta Koufos double-doubled again in Tuesday's 110-91 win over the Suns with 14 points, 12 boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes.
He had another double-double on Saturday and not having Zach Randolph around to pick up some rebounding scraps has helped his output. Koufos averaged 8.3 points, 12.3 boards and 2.7 blocks in his previous three starts, so he's well worth a look in all leagues. He shouldn't be this good and his value will take a hit upon Marc Gasol's return, so his owners will want to have another plan at the ready in the future.
Marcus Thornton SG SAC 21 Hrs
Marcus Thornton played 20 minutes and hit 2-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's loss.
Yes, he's out of the doghouse and back in the rotation, but it also looks like he's going to be terribly inconsistent for the Kings. To that point, in his last three games Thornton has scored 4, 21 and 5 points. If you can figure out on which night he's going to bust loose, put him in your lineup and then go play the lottery.
Isaiah Thomas PG SAC 21 Hrs
Isaiah Thomas hit 9-of-18 shots and three 3-pointers for 24 points, three assists and four steals in Tuesday's tough loss to the Thunder.
Thomas went through a lull where he scored a total of 14 points in two straight games, but has bounced back with 19 and 24 in his last two. He's a serious Sixth-man of the Year candidate and was simply fun to watch as the Kings tried to take out the Thunder.
Jon Leuer PF MEM 21 Hrs
Jon Leuer scored a team-high 23 points against the Suns on Tuesday, adding nine boards, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
He's hit three 3-pointers in his last two games, which matches his total over his career prior to those makes. Leuer did play 24 minutes on Saturday, but he only logged a total of 45 minutes before his last two games. He's only worth a look if Zach Randolph has to rest again on Thursday.
Ed Davis PF/C MEM 21 Hrs
Ed Davis drew his second start in a row on Tuesday with 21 points, 12 boards, one assist and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Suns.
Zach Randolph couldn't play with his ingrown toenail injury and Boss bounced back nicely from his lackluster 10-point, eight-board game on Saturday. Randolph almost played in this game, so there's a good chance he'll be ready for Thursday's game against the Clippers -- last year's first-round playoff opponent. Davis can probably be left on the wire.
Patrick Patterson PF/C SAC 21 Hrs
Patrick Patterson hit just 1-of-9 shots for three points, 10 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.
It seemed like every time we looked up, Serge Ibaka was blocking or altering his shot, which is a big reason for tonight's struggles. He had 18 points, seven boards, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on Sunday, but looked like a different guy tonight. And if this was the best he could do with DeMarcus Cousins in street clothes with a sprained ankle, we're not holding out much hope for Patterson going forward, outside of the occasional big night.
Markieff Morris PF PHO 21 Hrs
Markieff Morris played 25 minutes against the Grizzlies on Tuesday during a 110-91 loss, scoring 10 points with eight boards, three assists and one block.
He's played at least 25 minutes in each of his last five games, averaging 13.8 points, 6.4 boards, 0.4 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.2 triples. Coach Jeff Hornacek has played Morris at center with the Suns not having much depth behind Miles Plumlee, so he could have some better lines on the way. He's still worth holding standard leagues depending on who else is on the wire.
Derrick Williams F SAC 21 Hrs
Derrick Williams hit 5-of-10 shots for 13 points and had a steal, but that's about all he did in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.
We've gotten a good look at Williams now that he's starting for the Kings and the results are pretty underwhelming. He's averaging 9.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists, hitting 12-of-26 shots in his three starts. There's an excellent chance he could build on those early numbers, but the bottom line is we just don't see him doing much besides scoring. Hanging onto him for a few more games makes sense, but if you want to drop him for a hot free agent, feel free to do so.
Jason Thompson PF SAC 21 Hrs
Jason Thompson had 10 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.
He benefitted from the loss of DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), but is still averaging just 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last five games. If those numbers are better than what you're getting from the end of your bench, give him a look.
Jeremy Lamb SG OKC 21 Hrs
Jeremy Lamb came off the bench for 14 points, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers on 5-of-8 shooting Tuesday.
Lamb is starting to come on off the Thunder bench, averaging 11.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games while shooting 58 percent from the field. He's not a must-own player, but owners in deep leagues need to take notice of what Lamb has been doing lately.