Josh: The benching of Nembhard is interesting. I wonder if TJ could start with Haliburton. I doubt it, but we just keep going with TJ until we find out what happens
Kyle: McConnell stayed in the starting lineup and played big minutes again, even with Nembhard available. It's a great sign for McConnell's ceiling while Haliburton remains out. Keep trying to sell-high before Hali is back.
Stream Josh: Second big game in a row. Historically, he hasn't been able to do this, even this season when Middleton was out. So, his value will dip and even if he plays 33 a night, he won't be able to keep this most likely.
Stream Kyle: Connaughton is sticking in the starting lineup while Middleton gets up to speed, and is worth streaming, but I wouldn't count on consistent production for standard leagues, at least not at the level he's showed the last two games. As such, I'd be trying to sell-high most places.
Stream Josh: Two big games in a row as a starter over Nembhard. At the start of the season, we thought he would be a starting option, but failed to do anything. Now, things have turned a little, and he is a worth a stream.
Maybe Add 12 teams Kyle: Even with Nembhard available, Duarte remained in the starting lineup and put up another nice line. He's worth taking a flier on in 12s and deeper to see if this role sticks even after Haliburton returns. This is also a sell-high stretch for Duarte, though, with Carlisle falling in and out of love with his role players as the season winds.
Josh: Starting to look better, but another 15 minute limit.
Buy Low Kyle: Just 15 minutes for the third straight game. The Bucks are really milking this ramp-up, keeping Middleton as a buy-low target to consider. At least he shined here even in short run.
Josh: A better game, but he isn't someone to use in 12 team leagues.
Maybe Add Kyle: Mathurin was nice again, and he should be on someone's roster in 12s and deeper as at least a regular specialist or streamer.
Josh: Strong line, but fg% still not quite as high as we would like.
Kyle: Awful FT shooting but great everywhere else. This is the reality of Giannis this season. He's arguably a buy-low to consider for dynasty, and for any team that's already punting FT%.
Droppable 12 teams Josh: From a guy we were interested in without Haliburton, to a small role off the bench. We can drop him.
Droppable Kyle: Nembhard returned to action in a bench role, leaving Duarte and McConnell starting. Nembhard is OK to drop as needed most places, but keep tabs in case he wins back a starting job at some point.
Josh: The rotation is unexplainable. He remains only a deadline stash, because we cannot rely on his minutes game to game.
Kyle: Out of the rotation for the night as coach Carlisle continues to use Jackson conditionally for matchups.