01/31/2023, 7:45 PM
Goes 3-of-4 from deep
The first-round pick out of Duke isn't doing enough to warrant much fantasy attention, though it's encouraging that coach Nate McMillan is comfortable entrusting him with 17-to-22 minutes off the bench on most nights. In the month of January, Griffin is averaging 8.1 points on 57.7 percent shooting, including a red-hot 53.5 percent from downtown (2.9 3PA/G).
01/31/2023, 4:07 PM
Playing second fiddle to Capela
In three appearances since returning from a one-game absence due to a hamstring issue, Okongwu is converting on 78.6 percent of his field-goal attempts while making an impact on the glass and in the defensive categories. Even so, Okongwu's run of solid performances off the bench doesn't look as though it'll earn him a larger share of playing time while starting center Clint Capela is healthy and playing effectively. In the last three games both big men have been available, Capela is averaging 28.3 minutes to Okongwu's 19.7.
01/31/2023, 4:03 PM
Nabs fourth straight double-double
Though Capela came away with his fourth double-double in a row, the 4-for-11 showing from the field was disappointing for a player who has been converting at a 64.3 percent clip for the season. The inefficient showing can thus be viewed as an outlier for Capela, whose fantasy value appears to be on the upswing now that he's begun to wrangle a larger share of the center minutes away from backup Onyeka Okongwu. In the last three contests in which both big men have been available, Capela is averaging 28.3 minutes to Okongwu's 19.7.