Gary Trent Jr.
G - POR
The Trail Blazers will start Gary Trent Jr. in place of Damian Lillard in Game 6 Saturday.
Trent Jr. should play over 30 minutes in this one and will likely put up a lot of three pointers in an effort to keep up with the Lakers. Anfernee Simons should also see an uptick in minutes off the bench for Portland.
Gary Trent Jr. came off the bench to drop 22 points (7-13 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding one assist, one steal, and six three-pointers across 35 minutes in a loss to the Clippers.
Trent Jr. hit seven three's on Thursday and promptly followed that up by splashing another six three's on Saturday. To say that Trent Jr. is on fire from the three-point range would be an understatement. In his past two games, he's shooting 13-for-20 from three, translating to a ridiculous 65% from deep. Unfortunately for DFS players, he doesn't provide much value outside of his ability to hit three's, but he's moved his way up in the Blazers rotation and is getting 30+ minutes on a nightly basis in the bubble.
Gary Trent Jr. continued his hot streak Thursday, scoring 27 points (10-15 FG) with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, and seven threes in 125-115 win over the Nuggets.
Trent Jr. has been nothing short of awesome off the bench for the Blazers in the re-start. Through four games, he’s averaging 22.8 points in 32 minutes per contest while shooting an absurd 62.8 percent from long distance. Next up is a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday.
Gary Trent Jr. recorded 16 points (5-11 FG, 4-9 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds on one steal over 35 minutes of play off the bench Tuesday.
Despite coming off the bench, Trent was on the floor a significant amount of time Tuesday. He's been productive in the bubble so far, averaging 18 points per game. He's worth fantasy consideration as a value play until, or if, he finally cools off.
Gary Trent Jr. came off the bench and caught fire, hitting seven three-pointers on his way to scoring 21 points (7-12 FG, 7-12 3PT) and adding one assist, one steal, and one block across 34 minutes in a 128-124 loss to Boston.
Trent Jr. changed the momentum of the game as soon as he checked in, draining two three's in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters. Trent Jr. was highly effective, splashing three's from all ranges and angles of the court and even chipped in a steal and block for good measure. Trent Jr. may get more minutes in the second unit after this explosion but not enough to warrant trusting in DFS lineups. However, the Blazers play the Rockets on Tuesday, which could offer up plenty of three-point chances for the two-year guard.