Goran Dragic gets 36 minutes vs. Nuggets (Nov 27 12:00 ET )
Goran Dragic played 36 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
Goran Dragic was on the bench down the stretch against the Raptors on Monday with six points, one rebound, four assists and four turnovers in 21 minutes.
The Scoop:Dragic missed his first four shots and couldn't create like he usually does. Coach Jeff Horacek usually goes with the flow on his guards, so nights like this will happen. This is a potential buy-low opportunity as long as you're not paying a top-50 price.
The Scoop:After coming to life last season for the Suns, Dragic will surely command huge interest from around the league if he opts out of his contract in the summer. However, this doesn't mean that he will leave the Suns even though it has been a huge adjustment for him to play alongside fellow point guards Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe. This is definitely something we will monitor, but for now Dragic's owners can continue deploying him as usual.
The Scoop:Though still adjusting to playing off the ball more, Eric Bledsoe said he's OK with the Suns' guard rotation. "Some games it's a struggle and some games it goes well," the 24-year-old said. "You just have to stick with it. We got three impact guards who can impact the game anytime. We just have to stay with it. It's tough, but at the end of the day it's about the team. It's about making sacrifices." Bledsoe's game-to-game numbers have fluctuated due to the guard rotation, but fantasy owners still have to be happy with his averages as he's been a top-40 player thus far.
Every so often, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green makes a play or has a game that makes him look like a player who belongs in All-Star Games. It's happened many times over the course of Green's eight-year career, to the point where it's hard to extrapolate too much from any one performance. Of course, that doesn't make it any less exciting or impressive when Green plays at such a high level. He had one such game against the Phoenix Suns at TD Garden on Monday night. Green finished with 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting, his second-best scoring output of the season so far. But Green made the most noise in the final minute. With the Celtics down 112-111 and 1:00 on the clock, Green stole a pass from Eric Bledsoe and got out in transition quickly. Marcus Morris attempted to challenge him at the rim, but Green made sure that wouldn't happen with a thunderous dunk: Green hit the free throw to put Boston up 114-112, but that proved to be their last point of the game. Goran Dragic made a lay-up off a very nice play out of a timeout to tie it, and Eric Bledsoe took advantage of this poor pass from Avery Bradley for an easy lay-in and the lead: The Suns ended up with a 118-114 win , so Green's highlight-worthy dunk was all for naught. Unless, as with his best games, you choose to look at it in isolation. Then it's still pretty darn amazing. - - - - - - - Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @FreemanEric