Player of the Night
Kevin Durant, Thunder
vs. Memphis Grizzlies
35 points, 10 boards, 6 dimes, 4 blocks
While his team may be an afterthought in the NBA, Durant still manages to capture the spotlight with his freakish stat lines from time to time. He's still got that wiry frame that looks fragile to the untrained eye and is about as pure of a scorer this league has seen in quite some time.
But as the Thunder improve in the next couple years, Durant's fantasy value has the potential to skyrocket. Right now opposing defenses know that the way to stop the Thunder is to shut down Durant. But with the emergence of rookie point guard Russell Westbrook and teammate Jeff Green, Durant's future certainly looks promising.
He's a must keep in every league format as long as you are aware of the fact that like most scoring machines, there's a price to pay in terms of field goal percentage and turnovers.
More after the jump...
PF Rasheed Wallace, Pistons
vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
25 points, 10 boards, 5 steals
Vince Carter, Nets
vs. Toronto Raptors
27 points, 10 boards, 5 dimes, 5 three pointers made
Marvin Williams, Hawks
vs. New York Knicks
28 points, 7 boards
Bust of the Night
Chauncey Billups, Nuggets
vs. New Orleans Hornets
12 points, 2 boards, 2 dimes, 4-for-14 from the floor, 1-for-6 from the charity stripe
Things have been going so well for Billups up in the Rockies, it's easy to forgive him for his struggles last night. He's been the steadying presence the Nuggets desperately needed and has made those around him better.
But still, missing five out of the six free throw attempts in a game is unacceptable even by Shaq-Diesel's standards.
35 - Durant
34 - T.J. Ford, Indiana Pacers
28 - Williams
Eddie House, Boston Celtics (Knocked down eight three-pointers)
Top Dime Droppers
11 - Jose Calderon, Toronto Raptors
Chris Duhon, New York Knicks (Thank you Mike D'Antoni)
10 - Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
9 - Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Mike Conley Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (He's alive?)
Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks
Rafer Alston, Houston Rockets
16 - David Lee, New York Knicks
13 - Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers
Troy Murphy, Indiana Pacers
12 - Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks
Antawn Jamison, Washington Wizards