• Point Guard

    Ben Simmons ($9,700 FD, $8,600 DK) – Simmons and the Sixers get the Pelicans tonight, who have played at a blistering pace ever since Cousins went down with his injury last year. This bodes well for Simmons who is at his most comfortable when in the open court. His all-around game and the pace should help him put up big numbers tonight.

    Kemba Walker ($9,300 FD, $9,800 DK) – Kemba has been red hot to start the year, especially his last two games. The Pacers are a tough matchup but the way that Walker has been rolling I feel comfortable plugging him into my lineup.

    Other good buys: Spencer Dinwiddie ($6,300 FD, $5,900 DK), Shaquille Harrison ($4,500 FD, $3,700 DK).

    Shooting Guard

    Jrue Holiday ($8,800 FD, $8,100 DK) – Holiday is another player who has been hot lately as he’s strung a few big games together. Holiday gets the Sixers tonight in what should be a high-scoring affair so look for another big game from him.

    D’Angelo Russell ($7,400 FD, $7,200 DK) – Since Caris LeVert went down with his injury, Russell has had to shoulder most of the offensive responsibility and he has responded well by putting up big numbers in his last two outings. Tonight, Russell gets a soft matchup against the Mavericks so look for him to have another productive game.

    Other good buys: Devin Booker ($7,900 FD, $8,700 DK), Klay Thompson ($6,800 FD, $6,600 DK).

    Small Forward

    Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,400 FD, $11,200 DK) – Giannis has been his usual self, putting up big numbers as he’s jumped to become the MVP frontrunner early on. Giannis is back home tonight where he is most comfortable and should be able to produce against the Blazers.

    T.J. Warren ($7,000 FD, $6,700 DK) – Warren has been very consistent since his insertion into the starting lineup. He provides a high floor and high enough ceiling to make his current price still too cheap, especially with his cake matchup against the Bulls tonight.

    Other good buys: LeBron James ($11,500 FD, $11,600 DK), Joe Ingles ($5,700 FD, $5,300 DK).

    Power Forward

    Pascal Siakam ($7,500, $6,600) – Like Warren, Siakam has become a consistent performer night in and night out, ever since his minutes became consistent. Look for Siakam to keep his bid for Most Improved Player going tonight as he gets an easy matchup against the Hawks.

    Domantas Sabonis ($7,100 FD, $6,500 DK) – If Myles Turner were to miss tonight’s matchup, Sabonis would become my favorite play tonight. He has gobbled up rebounds at a high rate and even when he doesn’t get big minutes, he still produces and usually exceeds value. With Turner looking like he will be out there, Sabonis loses a little shine but should still be a high quality option.

    Other good buys: Anthony Davis ($12,200 FD, $11,4000 DK), Blake Griffin ($9,200 FD, $9,500 DK).


    DeAndre Jordan ($7,500 FD, $7,100 DK) – Before every roster construction I check if the Nets are playing and who the opposing center is. Jordan gets an ultra-soft matchup against the Nets tonight and he’s a nice pivot off the elite centers tonight.

    Jarrett Allen ($6,800, $5,600) – Allen has put up some good numbers in his last the games and gets the Mavericks tonight. I like him at his mid-level price and his high floor which should allow him to hit value.

    Other good buys: Brook Lopez ($5,600 FD, $5,300 DK).

Fantasy News

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes was arrested on Wednesday night for a misdemeanor marijuana charge in Miami-Dade.

    It's the second time a Suns player has been arrested in Miami-Dade, the southeastern-most county in Florida, this month – Josh Jackson was arrested at Rolling Loud, a music festival. Holmes was ironically booked as "Richard" Holmes, which we would certainly spin as an ode to how underrated he is. James Webb, who last played for the Nets in 2017-18, was also arrested. They were charged with possession of cannabis and spent a few hours in jail before posting bond. We'll see if this has any affect on Holmes' upcoming free agency.

    Source: David Ovalle on Miami Herald

  • Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet credited the birth of his son, Fred Jr., on Monday night for his turnaround in Game 4.

    FVV said regarding his shooting woes, "Obviously it's been rough shooting the ball. I had a pretty bad stretch, so it was good to see one go in." It would make sense that he could relax mentally now that his son, his second child, was born. A big congrats to the VanVleet family on the birth of their second child; we'll see if FVV can keep the strong play going in a pivotal Game 5 in Milwaukee.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Miles Bridges - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges tweeted on Tuesday that he was not snubbed from the All-Rookie teams.

    "I didn't get snubbed. I played like ass all year. I don't deserve to be on any team. Next year will be different," was Bridges' full tweet. He had an alright rookie season, especially when given the opportunity. All 25 of his games played after the All-Star break were starts and he averaged 9.6 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 threes on 49.0%/35.1%/83.3% shooting splits in 26.2 minutes per game. There's a lot of athleticism and untapped potential that could bear fruit in year two, especially if Kemba Walker is not with the team and there's a lot more usage to go around.

    Source: Miles Bridges on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Knicks president Steve Mills claimed that Kristaps Porzingis threatened to return to Europe had the Knicks not completed a trade elsewhere according to Kurt Heln of NBC Sports

    The tense history between Porzingis and the Knicks front office has been well documented, which makes a startling headline like this one not all that surprising. It's safe to assume that Dallas' front office will not be hearing such requests, as they represent an opportunity for optimism for both Porzingis and their franchise as a whole.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Tacko Fall - C - College

    Tacko Fall of UCF, Marques Bolden of Duke, Nick Weiler-Babb of Iowa State, Jalen Hudson of Florida, Amir Hinton of Shaw University and Myles Powell of Seton Hall will all be participants of the Kings pre-draft workout.

    All of the players that will be working out for the Kings are not projected to be drafted next month. The Kings are looking at guys for their second round selections as they have three picks in that round. Unfortunately, those are the only picks they have this year as their first round selection is owned by the Celtics. Expect the Kings to continue to look at players with high ceilings like Tacko Fall. Fall, a 7’7″ center has a 10’2″ standing reach and an 8’2″ wingspan. These measurements are why Fall will get to the NBA at some point. The question of how big of an impact he will make remains to be seen. Perhaps the Kings will draft the large center with one of their three second round picks.

    Source: Deuce Mason on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw - SG/SF - Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (personal reasons) will remain sidelined for Thursday's Game 5 vs. the Bucks.

    McCaw has missed the entire ECF thus far due to personal reasons. The basketball community hopes the best for the youngster. Even if he were to come back, he wouldn't be in line for many minutes as Norman Powell and Fred VanVleet have established themselves as part of the team's shortened eight man rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • OG Anunoby - F - Toronto Raptors

    Head coach Nick Nurse told the media that OG Anunoby (appendectomy) is still without a timetable to return but said that he's doing more every day.

    Anunoby has missed the entire playoffs after suffering an emergency appendectomy. Now that Game 6 is necessary and there is a greater likelihood that there will be a Game 7, the chances improve that we see Anunoby return to the court to face the Bucks. The Raptors could use another long versatile defender to throw at the Greek Freak and his teammates. Continue to stay tuned to how Anunoby continues to progress on the court to see if he will be able to return this series.

    Source: Michael Grange on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    Danny Green never believed Kawhi Leonard was anything but legitimately hurt last year and back-to-back brilliant performances the last two games reinforces how serious the injury was.

    “He’s playing through pain,” Danny Green said to a handful of reporters, long after Leonard left the locker room. “He can’t even celebrate baskets because of how painful it is.” For the last couple games Kawhi has dragged around his right leg like there was a nail hammered into it while the Raptors won’t admit there is a problem. Toronto’s bench was brilliant yesterday carrying the team to a victory and with Game 5 set to take place on Thursday Leonard won’t have much time to rest.

    Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Pau Gasol - C/F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Pau Gasol made it official by confirming that he won’t be playing for Spain at the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup due to his foot fracture.

    “I would have loved playing with Spain, with my teammates. It has been always important playing for my National Team”, Gasol said. The big man added that he would love to end his international career by playing in the Olympics in Tokyo but after finishing the worst statistical season of his NBA career we have to wonder whether injuries will allow him to continue competing at the highest level.

    Source: ACB

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Brian Windhorst of ESPN is reporting that Kyrie Irving is open to joining the Lakers but they aren’t as high on his list as a few other teams.

    Irving will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and he has the Celtics, the Knicks and the Nets all ahead of the Lakers as potential destinations. Joining the Lakers would mean reuniting with LeBron James, his former teammate with the Cavs. Kyrie and LeBron overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors to win the championship in 2016 but their relationship went south leading to Irving’s trade to the Celtics last year.

    Source: ESPN