Confidently continue to roll with Daniel Gafford

Brad Stonebraker examines Washington Wizards C Daniel Gafford's production with Montrezl Harrell out and if he can keep producing at a seventh-round level.

Video Transcript

BRAD STONEBRAKER: In a three game stretch with Montrezl Harrell sidelined due to health and safety protocols, Daniel Gafford has truly excelled he played nearly 30 minutes per game in those three and was able to put up averages of 15.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 2.3 blocks, with arguably the most impressive part being his unsustainable yet mind boggling 91.3% shooting from the field. All these aforementioned numbers are up from his season averages. And while it's safe to say the absence of Trez helps his case quite a bit, there could very well be a momentum factor taken into account in the sense that he has a chance to build on these strong performances that he's displayed over the past week.

If nothing else, simply because of his efficiency from the field, shot blocking ability, and an ability to hurt you anywhere, free throws included, he's still living up to his ADP with seventh round value on the season. Plus, the chance of him improving in just his third NBA season seem to be far better than the chance of him falling off. So you continue to ride with Daniel Gafford with confidence.