NBA Barometer: Kuzma Emerging as Lakers' No. 2
NBA Barometer: Kuzma Emerging as Lakers' No. 2

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Gaining Value

Collin Sexton, CLE: The rebuilding Cavs made the prudent move and cleared a path for Sexton to move into a full-time starting job by moving George Hill to the Bucks via trade. As a result, Sexton should be primed for plenty of run the rest of the way. The 2018 first-round pick just had a three-game streak of 20-point efforts snapped due to a bad shooting night against the Bucks on Monday, but the outlook moving forward is bring. Sexton has a usage rate north of 25 percent, and while he's not providing much in terms of rebounds, assists or steals, he's been a more efficient shooter than expected from both three-point land and the field overall.

Kris Dunn, CHI: Dunn finally returned to action Monday night against the Kings, logging nine points, six assists and three rebounds across 20 minutes. It should be all systems go for Dunn moving forward, as his minutes figure to progressively bump up over the next few games. He'll come off the bench again Wednesday, but the expectation is that he'll take back the starting job within the next week. Dunn averaged 29.3 minutes over 52 games last season, and he should be locked into a significant role going forward as Chicago's only high-end asset at point guard.

Jaylen Brown, BOS: Brown has come back from a three-game absence n fine form, shooting 56.8 percent since returning, including 58.3 percent from three-point range. The third-year guard has progressively

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for Rotowire.com, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.
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