10/27/2021, 6:10 PM
Quiet through three games
It's been a quiet start, offensively, for the wing, but his fantasy value has always come from his all-around contributions -- particularly on the defensive end. Covington will never be a primary scoring option, but his scoring and three-point shooting numbers should eventually rise as the season wears on. Two of Portland's first three games have been lopsided blowouts, so Covington is averaging just 26.7 minutes thus far -- down from 32.0 last season.
10/26/2021, 7:09 AM
Solid in starting role
With Norman Powell sidelined due to a knee injury, Little stepped into the starting lineup and was one of the more productive Blazers in the ugly loss. Though his performance wasn't earth-shattering, Little finished as one of four Portland players with double-digit scoring and converted over half his shot attempts on a night when the team shot only 38.1 percent from the field collectively. Little also chipped in with a pair of steals and blocked shots on the defensive end, which could help him retain a starting role for however long Powell remains out.
10/26/2021, 7:05 AM
Leads Blazers in scoring again
Damian Lillard again struggled offensively in the contest, and it was McCollum who again led Portland in scoring. The shooting guard was the only Blazer to score more than 12 points in the lopsided loss, and he was responsible for half of the team's eight conversions from beyond the arc. McCollum is off to a strong start to the campaign, posting per-game averages of 27.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.7 blocks and 5.3 three-pointers.