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Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: Setting the table for Christmas Day action

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They say good things come in threes. The NBA seems to agree. Not only is 3-point volume once again at an all-time high, but we also find events like Saturday’s triple-overtime thriller in the nation’s capital embodying the power of three.

A surprisingly wild showdown between the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards had it all: revenge narratives, superstar performances, eight 20-point scorers, 295 total points (the most in a game since April 2008), numerous tense moments, and one of the rarest shooting performances you’ll ever witness.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap

In the Wizards’ win over the Suns, Washington’s Thomas Bryant made all 14 of his field goal attempts, hit all three of his shots from the stripe and also grabbed 13 rebounds. Bryant became only the fifth player to shoot 14-of-14 or better from the floor in an NBA game and the first since Gary Payton in 1995. This was clearly an outlier performance for Bryant, as he scored only 11 points on six shots in Indianapolis the next night, but it is evidence of a growing role for the young big man, whose team is thin in the frontcourt.3

Also in Saturday’s game, Bradley Beal became the second player in Wizards history with a 40-point triple-double, joining Chris Webber in this club. Newly acquired Trevor Ariza played 54 minutes. He has been an invaluable source of steals and 3-point volume since joining the Wizards. As noted in my fantasy free agency piece this week, Ariza is available at the cost of a roster spot in more than 90 percent of ESPN leagues and is likely to provide helpful 3-and-D production the rest of the way.

For Phoenix, Devin Booker poured in 33 points and a career-high 14 dimes, while Kelly Oubre Jr. basked in the villain role in his former arena. I remain unconvinced Oubre’s statistical stock will change much with Phoenix. I do think any forward or center facing the Wizards might deserve a bump in rebounding projections, as Deandre Ayton tallied 17 boards on Saturday, followed by Myles Turner pulling down a career-high 17 rebounds on Sunday night against Washington. The Wizards are last in the league by a wide margin in rebounding percentage this season, a note that might prove helpful when seeking out streaming options or daily fantasy differentiation.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal

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