At some point in Week 13, much of the NBA will officially cross the halfway point of the season. Nick Whalen takes a look around the fantasy landscape at the players and storylines to keep an eye on.
Gordon Hayward is starting to look more like Gordon Hayward. We'll see if he can keep it up, but Hayward has scored in double-digits in three straight games for the first time all season after putting up 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting in Monday's win over Brooklyn. Hayward still doesn't look like himself on a night-to-night basis, but Monday's game came on the heels of a 16-point, 11-rebound, eight-assist outing against the Mavs. And before that, Hayward dropped a season-high 35 points (14-18 FG) on the Timberwolves.
His averages over that three-game span – 21.0 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.0 APG – are more in line with what we expect from Hayward at full strength, and the question will be whether he can eliminate the duds he's thus far mixed in with his better showings. Prior to that eruption against Minnesota, Hayward was held scoreless in 22 minutes (0-6 FG) in a loss to San Antonio on New Year's Eve.
D.J. Wilson: Rotation player? Outside of a certain MVP candidate, the Bucks have missed on a handful of first-rounders in recent years. After appearing in just 22 games as a rookie and battling injury early in his second season, Wilson looked to be the latest to follow in the footsteps of