Seraphin did give the ball away five times, but he played well in extended minutes on Sunday. Part of this likely had to do with Carmelo Anthony sitting out with an illness, but Seraphin has seen more than 10 minutes six times this year, so coach Derek Fisher clearly isn't afraid to call on Seraphin when he sees fit. Still, his previous season-high was 21 minutes, and he was averaging only nine minutes per game entering Sunday's contest.
Afflalo stepped up big time with Carmelo Anthony sidelined due to an illness, scoring a season-high 31 points on only 19 field goal attempts. He also committed only one turnover, and came up with several tough buckets at the end of regulation in order to help force the extra session. Afflalo won't be asked to carry the scoring load like this on most nights, but he is cemented as the team's starting shooting guard, and should continue to earn plenty of minutes going forward.
Capela will be a popular pickup in fantasy this week after being inserted into the starting lineup for the past two games alongside Dwight Howard and performing admirably. Capela will likely slide over to center on nights that Howard takes off to rest, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff seems content playing his two big men together. The Rockets are back in action on Monday versus the Pistons.
Cousins missed the last two games with his back injury, but there is a chance he could return to action Monday night. His participation, or lack thereof, in the Kings' morning shootaround should provide a hint toward his status for Monday's game.
It does not appear initially that Barnes is facing a lengthy absence, but he is dealing with a sprained ankle, and will not play again until next Sunday at the earliest. He could miss a few games beyond that with the Warriors on the road until Dec. 16. Brandon Rush figures to make at least three starts, and possibly a fourth Sunday, during the upcoming week in Barnes' absence.
Barnes returned to his regular reserve role on Sunday with Zach Radnolph (knee) re-joining the starting lineup. Still, Barnes managed to provide well-rounded production off the bench, seeing more minutes than any other Grizzlies' reserve and starter Tony Allen, who played only 19 minutes. The team's depth on the wing makes it hard to trust Barnes outside of deeper leagues, but if he keeps playing like he has of late, he may earn a few more minutes going forward.
Randolph was rusty in his return, missing 11 of his 17 field goal attempts, but he helped rally the squad for a late run to avoid losing to the win-less 76ers. After missing five games, it was encouraging to see Randolph receive 32 minutes, but he has definitely been struggling thus far this season. The Grizzlies are back in action on Tuesday versus the Pelicans.
Canaan turned the ball over four times in his sixth start of the season. He appears to have overtaken rookie T.J. McConnell as the starting point guard, but coach Brett Brown has also shown a willingness to pair the two guards together at times. As long as Canaan is seeing so many minutes he is worth a look in most leagues, but it's hard to trust a 76ers point guard long-term, especially with Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten set to return eventually.
Covington committed eight of the 76ers' 25 turnovers, but he also became the first player to have three straight games with five or more steals since Metta World Peace accomplished that back in 2010. Covington has already made a name for himself during his brief career as a solid defender and outside shooter, and he will likely continue playing heavy minutes going forward so long as the 76ers don't trade him to a contender.
Turner struggled badly from the field, but otherwise managed to make some noise in the box score with a well-rounded effort. Turner isn't a great shooter by any stretch of the imagination, but Celtics' coach Brad Stevens has been getting the most out of him. Especially while Marcus Smart continues to miss time, Turner's point forward abilities will be greatly appreciated, as the team doesn't have a lot of shot-creators in the first place. The Celtics are back in action on Monday versus the Heat.