• Here are the top recommendations from Saturday’s eight game slate of players owned in less than 60% of Yahoo! leagues.

    Dwight Powell (59%)
    Saturday: 29 MIN, 8-10 FG, 0-1 FT, 16 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 1 TO
    Has been rolling with top-30 value over last three weeks so make sure he’s not still somehow available in your league.
    Recommendation: 8-10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Marcus Morris (57%)
    Saturday: 33 MIN, 6-14 FG, 5-6 FT, 19 PTS, 11 REB, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Started the season smoking hot and may be heating up again with 20.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in last two. Gordon Hayward was only able to play one minute with a strained neck and it’s possible he misses more time.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Marcus Smart (47%)
    Saturday: 34 MIN, 5-9 FG, 4-4 FT, 16 PTS, 1 REB, 9 AST, 5 STL, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Should be rostered for his steals alone but he has drained a triple in 10 straight and made over half of his shots over the last four games. Ignoring field goal percentage, he is easily a top-50 player on the season.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Jalen Brunson (44%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 6-10 FG, 2-2 FT, 16 PTS, 2 REB, 7 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    The 26 minutes are the first time he’s played less than 30 in the last six games but has been absolutely rolling in recent weeks and the Mavs seem committed to giving him run for the rest of the season.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Jakob Poeltl (22%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 4-7 FG, 8 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 5 BLK, 1 TO
    Since being named the starting center is averaging 7.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.4 block with 71.4 field goal percentage in 26.5 minutes per games over his last seven games.That’s good enough for top-30 value in standard leagues and he should be given serious consideration.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Cedi Osman (50%)
    Saturday: 37 MIN, 8-16 FG, 22 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST, 6 3PM, 0 TO
    Could hurt your field goal percentage and doesn’t produce many defensive stats but has been producing everywhere else for several weeks now. Extra hot over last four with 16.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 3.0 triples.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Collin Sexton (56%)
    Saturday: 38 MIN, 10-17 FG, 4-5 FT, 28 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST, 4 3PM, 0 TO
    26.4 points, 3.4 triples, 3.8 assists over last five games. Doesn’t do much in other categories but someone shooting this well can’t be left on the wire.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Mikal Bridges (28%)
    Saturday: 40 MIN, 4-9 FG, 3-3 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Same as Marcus Smart, should be rostered for steals alone, but without the production in other categories.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Thomas Bryant (23%)
    Saturday: 20 MIN, 1-5 FG, 8-8 FT, 10 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 0 TO
    Hot and cold all season, finding it difficult to be consistent with minutes in the teens on most nights. Blocks have been consistent however and over last three games has 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.7 blocks.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Maxi Kleber (8%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 5-11 FG, 5-5 FT, 18 PTS, 12 REB, 1 AST, 3 3PM, 0 TO
    That’s three double-doubles in the last four games. Has the stat-set to make a real difference in fantasy but could put up a dud just as easily.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Avery Bradley (34%)
    Saturday: 34 MIN, 9-17 FG, 21 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST, 3 3PM, 2 TO
    In the previous nine games he flopped twice, but in the other seven his lines were pretty similar to tonight’s. Has been an afterthought in fantasy since his days with the Celtics days so he may not even be on the radar, but he should be.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Wesley Matthews (34%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 2-5 FG, 1-2 FT, 7 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 2 TO
    Has not been shooting the ball well but is a cheap source for low-end production in the other categories and the Pacers have been giving him all the minutes he can handle.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Jaylen Brown (56%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 8-14 FG, 4-6 FT, 23 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 3 3PM, 0 TO
    Has been rolling last three games with at least 22 points and three triples in each. Lack of production in other categories limits his value but he does average a steal per game and doesn’t turn the ball over much. Gordon Hayward only played one minute with a neck strain so Brown should see a minute increase if Hayward misses any time.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Josh Jackson (26%)
    Saturday: 33 MIN, 6-11 FG, 5-6 FT, 19 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 2 3PM, 4 TO
    Strong line but inconsistency has plagued him all season. Difficult to trust but can produce in every category when he gets it going.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Jeff Green (32%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 6-9 FG, 15 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST, 3 3PM, 1 TO
    Provides points, triples and good percentages but not much in other categories. Has been on and off the waiver wire all season as a serviceable spot-starter. Should be more of the same to end the season.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Joakim Noah (23%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 6-8 FG, 3-4 FT, 15 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 2 TO
    Played over 20 minutes in five straight games with 10.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists over that span. He has been great over the last month but there is risk he doesn’t keep this up at this stage of his career and he may get some rest days thrown in.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Check Diallo (15%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 4-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 10 PTS, 10 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 0 TO
    Produces when he gets the minutes and played over 20 tonight for the first time in the last five games. Difficult to trust that the Pelicans will give him consistent minutes but might be worth a flier.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Jordan Clarkson (59%)
    Saturday: 30 MIN, 6-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 17 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    Consistently providing points and triples without much else.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Darius Miller (3%)
    Saturday: 33 MIN, 6-10 FG, 0-2 FT, 16 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 2 TO
    11.8 points, 3.0 triples, 4.0 assists over last four games while paying 30.4 minutes. Could be a decent three-point specialist to finish the season.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Patty Mills (12%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 3-9 FG, 4-4 FT, 12 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Much of the same of what he has done all season which is a couple triples with low turnovers.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Bryn Forbes (11%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 4-9 FG, 1-1 FT, 11 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
    See Patty Mills.
    Recommendation: 14 team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Dorian Finney-Smith (3%)
    Saturday: 35 MIN, 5-10 FG, 14 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 1 TO
    Luka Doncic may be back next game but if not, Smith could provide some low-end standard league value.
    Recommendation: 14-Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Frank Jackson (11%)
    Saturday: 35 MIN, 4-13 FG, 3-4 FT, 14 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 3 3PM, 2 TO
    Has scored double figures in six straight but will not help you much in other categories.
    Recommendation: 16+ Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Chandler Parsons (0%)
    Saturday: 23 MIN, 6-10 FG, 2-3 FT, 16 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
    This is the first signs of life Chandler has shown all season so we’d surely like to see it a few more times.
    Recommendation: 16+ Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Ante Zizic (7%)
    Saturday: 31 MIN, 4-5 FG, 3-3 FT, 11 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 TO
    Continues to get minutes as Larry Nance and Tristan Thompson remain out. 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds in 30.5 minutes over last four but doesn’t do anything in other categories so don’t get too excited.
    Recommendation: 16+ Team Leagues (4 game next week)

Fantasy News

  • Luke Maye
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks have signed forward Luke Maye to an Exhibit 10 deal.

    A 6’8″ forward, Maye played his college ball at North Carolina, winning a national championship with the Tar Heels in 2017. He went undrafted last month after a senior season in which he was named the ACC’s Most Improved Player, averaging 14.9 points and 10.5 rebounds in 36 games. He struggled in the Summer League with the Bucks, averaging just 3.0 points on 18.8 percent shooting and he is expected to spend time with the Wisconsin Herd.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris stated that he didn't expect another offer after he verbally agreed to the Spurs' two-year, $20 million contract.

    We've seen players renege a contract offer before, so this isn't unprecedented, but it's still not a good look for the Knicks and Morris. He took more money and will join a weaker free agency class in 2020, but he joins an insanely crowded Knicks frontcourt which will now have to find playing time for Morris, Bobby Portis, Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Mitchell Robinson.

    Source: Kurt Helin on Twitter

  • Donta Hall
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Donta Hall was signed by the Pistons to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Hall is a forward that went undrafted this summer after four years at Alabama. He's currently many hurdles away from fantasy significance.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young will be added to the Team USA training camp.

    Young joins Marcus Smart on Monday as two late additions to the training camp roster after six players withdrew from camp to focus on the upcoming NBA season. Although neither of these two are superstars, both are very solid veterans who can impact the game on both ends of the court. There may be more additions to the training camp roster to come.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Todd Withers
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons have signed Todd Withers to an exhibit 10 contract.

    Withers will join the Pistons for training camp to compete for a roster spot. The best outcome for Withers is being signed to a two-way contract for this upcoming season. There is no fantasy impact from this signing.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart has been selected to participate in Team USA training camp.

    Following the news of six players dropping out of contention for the USA roster for the FIBA World Cup, the team has decided to add Smart to the list of participants. Don't be surprised if we hear of more additions in the coming days.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Tim Duncan
    PF-C, San Antonio Spurs

    Tim Duncan will join Gregg Popovich's coaching staff as an assistant with the Spurs.

    Duncan played all 19 of his NBA seasons under Popovich. He became one of the league's most dominant big-men of all-time. In regards to the hiring, Popovich joked "It is only fitting, after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns the favor." The NBA will welcome having Duncan back in the league.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie will join Al-Farouq Aminu in representing Nigeria at the FIBA World Cup.

    Okogie broke the news Monday on Twitter. He will be playing with at least a few other current or former NBA players in China.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Gerald Green
    SG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have officially re-signed Gerald Green to a one-year contract.

    Green will come back to the Rockets for his third straight season. He will continue to be a 3-point specialist off of the bench for this high-powered offense.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris has decided to withdraw from Team USA training camp.

    Harris is the sixth player to withdraw from the Team USA training camp. The roster will be cut to 12 players heading into the FIBA World Cup which starts at the end of August.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter