Austin ReavesSG | Lakers
Austin Reaves scores 17 points in Lakers win over the RocketsNovember 20, 2023 | 09:16 PM
Austin Reaves totaled 17 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, and six assists in the Lakers' 105-104 win over the Rockets.
Writer's Analysis: Reaves scored 17.0 points in the Lakers' win over the Rockets, putting together a well-rounded stat line that featured six rebounds and assists. Although Reaves' shooting efficiency has decreased compared to last season's averages, his production across all other major performance categories has seen an uptick. Reaves is a sneaky multi-categorical contributor who plays more aggressively than most. His ability to facilitate, crash the boards, and get to the line provides ample value to the Lakers and our lineups. Reaves is a must-roster asset in most season-long leagues and can be deployed most nights; however, do pay attention to the matchups as he can break a good slate every now and then. He is a solid play in daily formats, offering a solid floor, promising upside, and a generous price point for his services. Reaves has a usage rate of 19.7 percent, a plus-minus of -3.1, and is averaging 30.4 minutes, 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.