O.J. Mayo saw a season-high 29 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Kings, finishing with 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-12 3Pt), three rebounds, and two assists.
The three-point attempts are pretty staggering for a bench player, but Mayo has lived almost exclusively outside the arc in his four games since returning from a hamstring injury that had bothered him since the preseason. A whopping 22 of his 28 attempts from the field have come from beyond the three-point line, so it looks like coach Jason Kidd will continue to turn to him as the Milwaukee Bucks ' designated gunner off the bench. Expect an occasional big game from Mayo when he happens to catch fire, but he'll likely score very inconsistently from night to night.
Jerryd Bayless scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and added four assists, four steals, and four rebounds over 36 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.
Bayless got off to a hot start by drilling all three of his three-point attempts in the first half, and ended up seeing the majority of the run at point guard in the second half while Michael Carter-Williams struggled with his shot. For two games in a row, Bayless has outpaced Carter-Williams for playing time, suggesting that his presence on the bench won't necessarily kill his fantasy value. Coach Jason Kidd has shown a willingness to lean heavily on his reserves for extended stretches this season, with Bayless being chief among them.
Henson took advantage of a thin Sacramento frontcourt that was missing its best player in DeMarcus Cousins, and actually put up better numbers than both of the
Johnathan Joseph (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Joseph injured his knee during Week 11's win over the Jets, but we also learned Wednesday that he has a wrist injury.
Khris Middleton notched 21 points (8-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six assists, two rebounds, and one steal over 24 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.
Despite seeing almost 10 minutes less than he's averaged for the season Wednesday as a result of his five fouls, Middleton was still able to match his highest scoring effort of the campaign. Middleton is averaging a career-high 14.2 points and continues to knock down three-pointers, hit free throws, and gather steals at steady clips, but he'll need to up his rebound rate (3.1 per game) and improve his field-goal percentage (39.7%) if he hopes to build on his breakout from a season ago.