• Short, sweet and straight to business, here are the (under 60% owned) players to consider adding based on Saturday’s 8-game slate.

    Derrick White (43%)
    Saturday’s Line: 27 MIN, 8-9 FG, 2-2 FT, 19 PTS, 4 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    White has been producing across the entire stat sheet the last two weeks for top-20 value and does it again tonight. While this type of production will not last, can he maintain top-50 value going forward? It’s worth a shot to found out.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues

    Al-Farouq Aminu (56%)
    Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 3-6 FG, 7 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    Has been a top-100 guy all season so not sure why he is owned in only 56% of leagues.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues

    Justin Holiday (55%)
    Saturday’s Line: 21 MIN, 1-7 FG, 2 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 0 TO
    This is less of a pickup recommendation and more of a don’t drop recommendation. First game with new team was disappointing but let’s give him at least a couple more before giving up on someone that’s been a top-50 player all year. Garrett Temple and Dillon Brooks are his only real competition for minutes.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues

    Marvin Williams (52%)
    Saturday’s Line: 34 MIN, 6-15 FG, 1-2 FT, 16 PTS, 6 REB, 3 STL, 1 BLK, 3 3PM, 3 TO
    A little volatile but has value in standard leagues with near-top-100 value on the season, averaging 1.9 triples, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks. 3.5 Cash counting stats per game is not bad at all.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Wesley Matthews (38%)
    Saturday’s line: 24 MIN, 7-11 FG, 18 PTS, 2 REB, 4 3PM, 0 TO
    Top-140 value on the season with 14.0 points, 2.4 triples and 0.9 steals. Should be rostered in higher percentage of leagues.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Bismack Biyombo (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 7-10 FG, 2-3 FT, 16 PTS, 12 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK, 2 TO
    Jumped over Willy for the starting job tonight and for all we know, it might stick for the next 4-6 weeks. Should be picked up just in case and although he won’t produce like tonight every game, he has had runs of similar stat-lines in the past.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Danny Green (48%)
    Saturday’s Line: 41 MIN, 5-7 FG, 12 PTS, 9 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK 2 3PM, 2 TO
    A reliable top-100 guy for most of the season, Green has been ice cold for the last two weeks and may have been dropped in many leagues. Maybe tonight’s game helps him get back on track.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Bryn Forbes (34%)
    Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 2-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 7 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Forbes failed to hit two triples for the first time in the last 10 games but has been a fairly consistent top-100 value over the last three weeks and with his minutes safe, is way under-owned at 34%. Is somewhat of a three-point specialist but strong percentages to go along.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Austin Rivers (14%)
    Saturday’s Line: 42 MIN, 8-15 FG, 21 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 5 3PM, 1 TO
    Has played big minutes (38.1) since joining the Rockets six games games ago and has been nothing more than three-point specialist in that span with 2.8 per game. Huge minutes won’t be there all season as Eric Gordon and Chris Paul should eventually return.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    JaMychal Green (17%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 2-8 FG, 3-3 FT, 8 PTS, 10 REB, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 4 TO
    Green disappointed with ample opportunity last year but is now surprisingly a better fantasy asset in 5 less minutes per game. Has been a top-150 guy this year with so-so lines like tonight.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Willy Hernangomez (21%)
    Saturday’s Line: 16 MIN, 3-7 FG, 4-4 FT, 10 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 0 TO
    Was an obvious pickup with Cody Zeller missing the next 4-6 weeks but the coach still refuses to give him minutes. Still worth a flier with the hope for a potential breakout game.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Jae Crowder (41%)
    Saturday’s Line: 26 MIN, 1-8 FG, 2-3 FT, 4 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL, 1 TO
    Very pedestrian line tonight but still maintaining top-150 value in standard leagues thanks to his 2.1 triples per game and random outbursts like the 30 he put up against the Raptors two games ago.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Reggie Bullock (18%)
    Saturday’s Line: 39 MIN, 7-14 FG, 19 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 5 3PM, 2 TO
    Got 39 minutes even with all the other wings healthy. Has been a very reliable three-point shooter but sadly that’s really all he is good for in fantasy. At 2.4 triples on the season and 3.3 over last four games, he should be considered.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    T.J. McConnell (7%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 2-5 FG, 2-4 FT, 6 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL, 1 TO
    Poor line salvaged by three steals. Deserves consideration with over 25 mpg in each of the last four with 2.5 steals and a 60.0 FG% for near top-100 value.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Fred Van Vleet (54%)
    Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 6-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 21 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST, 1 BLK, 5 3PM, 0 TO
    Finally has the big line everyone was waiting for while starting but Lowry should be able to return next game. Nonetheless, VanVleet should retain a 25-30 minute per game role for top-150 value and tonight’s game may be the turning point of a somewhat disappointing season.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Alec Burks (10%)
    Saturday’s Line: 36 MIN, 2-9 FG, 2-2 FT, 8 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Has held top-150 value over last two weeks but just not a very exciting option.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Kevon Looney (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 24 MIN, 2-2 FG, 1-1 FT, 5 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 2 BLK, 0 TO
    Should hover around top-150 per-game value until DeMarcus Cousins’ debut.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Collin Sexton (49%)
    Saturday’s Line: 31 MIN, 5-12 FG 3-4 FT, 15 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Has been decent in scoring all season without much in the other categories. The 2.3 triples per game over last three is encouraging and maybe he keeps it up.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues

    Cedi Osman (23%)
    Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 5-12 FG, 1-1 FT, 13 PTS, 1 REB, 5 AST, 3 STL, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Too inconsistent to warrant anything other than a spot start in standard leagues but at least you know the minutes are there.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues

Fantasy News

  • Alvin Gentry - Team - New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans have picked up Alvin Gentry's team option through the 2020-21 season.

    It's encouraging to see David Griffin already showing faith in Gentry. The Pelicans' rebuild is off to what seems like a great start under Griffin. Winning the draft lottery and getting a great haul for Anthony Davis prior to the draft is just be the beginning of a franchise-defining offseason.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have had conversations about Clint Capela and "preliminary conversations" about Chris Paul, per Shams Charania.

    The Rockets reportedly want to discuss Paul trades with teams that can absorb his three years and $125 million. That's a pretty short list. That deal will be much harder to move than Capela's, though you can be sure that the Rockets probably won't move their young center unless it's a deal that improves both the on-court product and the cap sheet. That proposition is a lot weaker in any deal that includes Paul's monster salaries.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Ed Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets

    Ed Davis is expected to be a hot commodity in free agency and should be looking at multi-year offers, per Shams Charania.

    Davis is a machine on the glass and has drawn rave reviews as a quality teammate and person wherever he goes, so it's no surprise that he's drawing interest. A high-energy big who gobbles up rebounds still has a place on just about any roster, even with Davis' other offensive limitations. He'll remain a solid rebounding specialist for deep-league use next season.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Tony Jones of The Athletic is reporting that the Jazz have yet to include Derrick Favors in trade talks for Mike Conley.

    Favors has been linked to the Lakers, though his landing spot is all contingent on the Jazz picking up his team option. He's due to be paid $17.65 million if that option is picked up, and the Grizzlies may have some interest in him if he can be had on an expiring deal. The Jazz don't look to have a ton that the Grizzlies would be interested in terms of roster players, so Utah might need to get creative if they really want Conley.

    Source: Tony Jones on Twitter

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have intensified trade discussions surrounding Mike Conley and the Jazz remain the frontrunner to acquire him, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The Jazz have been connected to Conley since the deadline and have been fairly open about upgrading their point guard group. Conley would be a huge addition, though it's unclear what sort of assets the Grizzlies might be after. A trade would really clear the runway for presumed No. 2 pick Ja Morant.

    Source: The Athletic

  • TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    Shams Charania is reporting that the Suns have "discussed" trade packages involving T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson and/or the No. 6 pick in the draft.

    Other rumors have the Suns hoping to move up in the draft in pursuit of Darius Garland, though they could also assemble a package to go get themselves a point guard and skip a step or two. Their interest in moving Jackson is not new or surprising, but Warren is a steady hand at the forward spots and should have more interest around the league. With Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre looking ready to take over the starting jobs, a trade might be best for Warren's fantasy outlook as well. For now this is all speculation, but the Suns are certainly equipped to deal.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Tony Snell - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    According to Marc Stein, the Bucks are looking to attach draft compensation in order to rid themselves of players like Tony Snell and Ersan Ilyasova.

    Milwaukee has big fish to fry if they want to keep the band together, and they'll need to clear up some salary to make it happen. Snell has two years left on his four-year, $46 million contract while Ilyasova has two more seasons at $7 million a pop, though the final year is not guaranteed. The latter will be far more coveted on the trade market given his skillset and more modest paycheck. The Bucks hold the 30th pick in the draft, though teams might hold out for higher future selections if they're going to throw Milwaukee a bone and help clear the cap sheet.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will become an UFA this summer as the Brooklyn Nets declined to make a qualifying offer.

    It didn't seem like RHJ was a part of the Nets long-term plans for a while now, as shown by the multiple DNP-CD's he received along the course of the season. He's still only 24 years old and could serve as a valuable bench piece on a championship caliber team, it's just unlikely to be the Nets. RHJ finished as the 329th-ranked player in fantasy this season while playing 20.9 minutes on a Nets team that valued its youth. If he's welcomed into the right situation then his value could rise but until then he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Kyrie Irving and the Celtics front office will meet to discuss his future soon.

    Charania also mentioned that the meeting could occur before Thurday's NBA draft. Irving has been almost confirmed to be signing with the Brooklyn Nets for weeks now. However, both the Lakers and Celtics have been reported to still have a shot at signing him. With free agency still about two weeks away, maybe another team will be able to change Irving's mind.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Brandon Ingram - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right arm DVT) is expected to be back and on the court and ready for training camp in July.

    This is great news for Ingram and the Pelicans as he was dealing with blood clots in his shoulder last season. He'll need all of the preparation he can get as he begins his career with New Orleans. This is also good for fantasy owners as he's likely to be healthy for the regular season and his health won't have an impact on his draft stock.

    Source: ESPN