Temple had 20 points (7-16 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a steal in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets. Temple was the beneficiary of a lot of open looks drawn from John Wall driving and dishing tonight. The five three-pointers matched a season-high, but Denver is one of the worst teams in the NBA at defending shots from behind the arc. Temple still has some value for DFS purposes while Bradley Beal is working his way back to playing a full slate of minutes.
Temple tallied 18 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and one assist across 29 minutes in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Trail Blazers. The Wizards had Bradley Beal (rest) back from a one-game absence for Monday's game, but it didn't affect Temple's playing time, as he saw between 28 and 34 minutes for the fourth consecutive contest. While Beal could eventually take back the starting job at shooting guard, as long as the Wizards remain banged up across the roster, there will likely be room for Temple to hold down a prominent spot in the rotation.
Temple contributed 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five assists, five steals, four rebounds, and one block in 32 minutes during the Wizards' 106-101 win over the Bucks on Wednesday. Temple did a little bit of everything on Wednesday, and his size might allow him to continue earning sufficient minutes if Otto Porter's hip injury keeps him out during the Wizards' back-to-back set over the weekend--even despite the return of Bradley Beal. Once the Wizards are at full strength, Temple's value might take a legitimate hit--but he is averaging 12.8 points (55.6 FG, 52.6 3Pt, 80.0 FT), on nine field goal attempts to go with three assists, 2.8 rebounds, two threes, 1.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 32 minutes per game over the last five contests.
Temple scored 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt) to go with two assists, two blocks, one rebound, and one steal across 30 minutes in Monday's 114-100 win over the Bulls. Temple has been quite serviceable as the starting shooting guard for the duration of Bradley Beal's (leg) absence, and has turned in double-digit scoring efforts in five of the last six games. His contributions as a scorer along with his modest offerings in the assists and steals categories have given him some value in deeper leagues, but that could come to an as soon as the weekend, which Beal is targeting for his return to the lineup.
Temple totaled 21 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, and one assist in 34 minutes during the Wizards' 121-115 loss against the Cavaliers on Wednesday. Temple didn't commit any turnovers, and he scored a team-high 21 points while taking only 10 shots. He has been up and down during his time as a starter, but definitely came to play on Wednesday against King James and the Cavaliers. Temple is a tall guard who seems likely to hold down the fort as the starter alongside John Wall until Bradley Beal (leg) is able to return, but Beal is reportedly raising his activity level in recent practices, so Temple's time seeing 30 plus minutes per game could be coming to a close fairly soon.
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