Biggest Booms, Busts in the Bubble

by Matt Stroup
Updated On: August 11, 2020, 7:14 pm ET

T.J. Warren had his first truly disappointing game of the NBA bubble experience on Monday, putting up 12 points with five boards in a 114-92 blowout loss against the Heat. Prior to that game, Warren had averaged 34.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.4 bpg, 4.0 3s in his first five games in Orlando, putting up numbers that would have intrigued Kevin Durant in his prime, and making us wonder if the 26-year-old had somehow permanently leveled up his game. 

Even with the dud on Monday, it's still a valid question, and it's one that Dr. A and I attempt to answer on the latest episode of the Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast. We also look at some wild production from Luka Doncic (33.4 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 11.6 apg) and Kristaps Porzingis (29.4 ppg, 10.2 ppg, 1.0 spg, 1.4 bpg and 1.8 3s), and an extreme letdown from Zion Williamson, Jrue Holiday, Lonzo Ball and the New Orleans Pelicans.

You can check out the full episode right here:

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Matt Stroup

Matt Stroup covers basketball, football and sometimes baseball for NBC Sports Edge — and has covered eight Olympics as a TV writer for NBC. An avid fantasy player and rabid Atlanta sports fan since the 1990s, he would golf, bowl and play pickup basketball 365 days a year if it was acceptable. You can follow him on Twitter @MattStroup