Stauskas totaled 20 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and one assist across 30 minutes during a 122-97 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.
Stauskas stunningly reached the 20-point mark for the second consecutive game, and did so in much more efficient fashion this time as he matched a season high with five three-pointers made. His 20 points off the bench also marked a team high. It is extremely unlikely that he will continue at this rate of production.
Stauskas posted 20 points (6-17 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals over 39 minutes in Monday's 112-109 loss to the Magic.
Stauskas played out of his mind with a huge stat line on Monday. Could Stauskas be a bit frustrated by Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot's promotion to shooting guard? There's no doubt that there's a crowded backcourt on the Sixers roster, and inevitably some of them will be unloaded by next season. Stauskas was traded from the Kings in the offseason and had the talent to own the 2 spot, but it hasn't happened. He's been ice-cold since the All-Star break, making 39 percent of his shots while averaging 10.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game over 14 contests. It remains to be seen if Stauskas can string together a few more games like Monday's to cut into Luwawu-Cabarrot's time further, but it's a risky proposition from a fantasy perspective.
Stauskas supplied three points (0-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), one assist, and one steal across 26 minutes during Thursday's 114-108 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Stauskas drew the start Thursday over Gerald Henderson (hip), who came off the bench after being designated as probable prior to tipoff, and then was ultimately cleared to play. Though he drew the start, Stauskas was ice cold from the field -- scoring on only three free throws -- and didn't provide much value in other statistical areas. Stauskas, the 6-6 third-year guard, isn't a particularly great shooter -- hitting only 40.7 percent of his shots this season -- but has improved his three-point shooting to a respectable 37.4 percent this year over his 32.6 percent sophomore season. That being said, he averages just 2.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 0.5 steals per game, so he'll likely remain only valuable in deep fantasy leagues until he can start providing value in categories other than scoring.
Stauskas will rejoin the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Gerald Henderson was back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Bucks, but continues to deal with a hip injury and it remains to be seen if he'll be on a full workload Thursday. That allows Stauskas to rejoin the starting five, where he's already logged 26 previous starts this season, with averages of 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 29.6 minutes. Stauskas likely won't provide much value despite getting the promotion to the top unit.
Stauskas will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Bucks, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Stauskas has started at shooting guard for each of the last two games, as Gerald Henderson has been sitting out with a hip injury. However, Henderson has officially been cleared for a return to the court and will rejoin the top unit, which relegates Stauskas back into his usual bench role. That bench arrangement likely affords Stauskas minutes in the mid-20's, unless of course the 76ers opt to limit Henderson's minutes in his first game back, which could mean a slight uptick for Stauskas.
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