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Doug McDermott, SF | IND

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Doug McDermott Continues Elite Efficiency Run

Indiana Pacers small forward Doug McDermott dropped 16 points off the bench during Fridays win over the Atlanta Hawks, finishing 6-for-7 from the field overall. McDermott has now exceeded double figures as a reserve in five of his last six games, having shot 15-for-24 from three-point range in that stretch. He added two rebounds and two assists Friday, and while he often contributes little outside of scoring, McDermott once again saw his minutes bumped up. Should he begin to draw in excess of 25-plus minutes per night, he will have both DFS and deep season-long league value for his elite shooting alone.

Trae Young, PG | ATL

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Trae Young Fires Up 30 Shot Attempts In Defeat

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young went down shooting. Young finished 9-for-30 from the field during Fridays loss to the Indiana Pacers, tying his season high in shot attempts en route to a 23-point showing. He packed the rest of his stat sheet with eight assists, seven rebounds and three made triples, as Young continues to be a usage monster on a nightly basis. In addition to being the teams far and away No. 1 scoring option (nearly on a possession-by-possession basis), the second-year guard has dished out at least six assists in each of his last 19 games. He draws a matchup versus a stingy Lakers defensive unit Sunday, albeit one that he dropped 31 points against back on Nov. 17.

Malcolm Brogdon, SG | IND

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Malcolm Brogdon Logs First Double-Double In Over A Month

Indiana Pacers point/shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon tied his season high by dishing out 13 assists in Fridays win over the Atlanta Hawks, adding a team-high 19 points to give him his first double-double since Nov. 6. Additionally, Brogdon tied his season high in rebounds as well by snagging eight, narrowly missing out on the second triple-double of his career. After opening his first year in Indiana with four straight double-doubles, those numbers appear to be coming back around for Brogdon, who next faces Charlotte on Friday. The fourth-year guard dropped a season-high 31 points in the most recent meeting between the two teams.