Dion Waiters put up 19 points (6-9 FG, 3-3 3PT, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and two assists in a blowout win over Turkish side Fenerbahce on Friday.
Waiters can put up numbers like these, but usually against weaker competition. The former Syracuse player can be enraging to watch, as he takes some of the toughest shots possible, while dribbling the air out of the ball. He doesn't quite fit in with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, so his role will be to fill in when neither of them are on the floor and carry the scoring for the Oklahoma City Thunder in those instances. Scoring is the only true category that Waiters can help owners with and that makes his value quite limited.
Alex Len put up 21 points (7-10 FG, 7-8 FT), six rebounds, two steals and three blocks in a win over the Jazz on Friday.
Len is a very talented player and performances like these will only raise hos value going forward. A player like Len has the potential to be one of the best rim protectors in the NBA and if he can find some consistency to his offensive game like he did tonight, he'd become must own in all formats. In any case, he's definitely worth taking late in drafts to see if a full breakout is on the horizon.
Letunov picked up a hat trick in the University of Connecticut's 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Friday.
It was Letunov's first collegiate game. The young Russian was dealt from St. Louis to Arizona in March. Letunov surprised many when he announced that he planned on attending Connecticut, but the hockey program in Storrs is on the rise and Letunov should be one of their key cogs offensively all season long.
Markieff Morris dropped 18 points (7-10 FG, 3-3 3PT) in just 16 minutes in a 101-85 win over the Jazz on Friday.
Morris was hot early and it was clear they saw all they needed from him in this meaningless game. With the departures of Gerald Green and Maurice Morris, Markieff will likely have to carry more of the offensive load and that should be no problem for a player of his ability. Foul trouble kept him from reaching his full potential from last season and he could become even better this year.
Mark Jankowski picked up a goal and three assists in Providence University's 7-3 win over Miami (Ohio) on Friday.
It was Providence's first game of the season. When Calgary selected Jankowski 21st overall in 2012, they almost certainly didn't see him needing four years of collegiate hockey, but the lanky center has developed extremely slowly. He is badly in need of a big senior season for the Friars.