Age: 25 Height: 6-1 Weight: 172 lbs School: No College
Paul George heard the ''MVP! MVP!'' chants from the sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and while the Oklahoma City star appreciated them, he was happier the Thunder had just beaten the foe that ended their season last spring. George went 5 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 31 points, Dennis Schroder added 23 and the Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 122-113 on Monday night. Steven Adams had 22 points in the first meeting since the Jazz downed the Thunder in six games in the first round of last season's Western Conference playoffs.
DAILY FANTASY VALUE Dennis Schroder is underrated on FanDuel with a projected 27.9 FD pts (#9 among shooting guards). He is the #16 highest priced shooting guard ($5700). Based on 12/7 salaries and projected points per dollar, Schroder is worth $6.6K. Dwyane Wade (29.7 FP) is projected for more points
The worst 3-point shooting team in the NBA by percentage, Oklahoma City made a season-high 18 on 41 attempts in a 124-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Russell Westbrook, who made a pair of 3s, fell a rebound short of a triple-double. Alex Abrines scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers, Paul George had 20 points and Dennis Schroder added 18.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are rolling since a season-opening four-game losing streak, but a hot streak still does not prevent coach Billy Donovan from making adjustments. One adjustment he made was pairing Dennis Schroder with Russell Westbrook in the starting backcourt for the first time this season, and it succeeded. Schroder and Westbrook may be the starting backcourt again Saturday night when the Thunder host the Denver Nuggets in the first of four meetings between the Northwest Division teams.