Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: When will Klay Thompson find his rhythm?

The Golden State Warriors enjoyed their annual tour of New York during the weekend, taking in the sights while securing two victories. The Knicks gave the Warriors a scare on Friday night by holding a 10-point lead with just fewer than two minutes left in the third quarter, only to see Golden State outscore them by 31 in the fourth quarter, the third-largest scoring margin in the fourth quarter during the shot-clock nike nfl jerseys china

Kevin Durant unleashed a 25-point final frame, outscoring the Knickerbockers himself with the most points in a single quarter of his storied NBA career. Whether Durant ever ends up playing in the Garden as his homecourt is something we’ll learn in July, although the wait won’t slow the speculation from respected NBA pundits. Stephen Curry, meanwhile, has made at least five 3-pointers in six straight games, tied for the longest such streak since the 3-point line was introduced in 1979-80.2

Pivoting to a focus on the fantasy marketplace, it’s time to get your buy-low bids in for Klay Thompson. While Durant and Curry are singeing nets in arenas around the Association, Thompson is shooting just 13.9 percent from beyond the arc. As one of the most accomplished shooters of all time, Thompson obviously merits a long runway. It also helps to note he’s hitting 93 percent of his free throws and 52 percent of his 2-point field goals, signaling this is merely a noisy sample of shooting woes.

The league’s other “W” franchise isn’t doing nearly as well, with the Wizards claiming a single win and multitude of dysfunction. Despite having the league’s sixth-highest payroll, Washington is dead last with a generous 125 points per game ceded to opponents, in part thanks to rating 30th in rebounding rate (42.9 percent).nike nfl jerseys cheap paypal

The main source of fantasy stress emanating from the Wizards stems from Otto Porter Jr., who is hitting just 21.7 percent of his 3-point attempts and averaging only 9.8 PPG through six appearances. I’m not quite as bullish on Porter as Thompson, but with a large sample of efficient shooting and strong steal rates, a positive correction is due for the polarizing wing (the max contract is undoubtedly part of this narrative). Hold steady with Porter, as your league’s trade market is unlikely to appropriately price his value.