• Paul Pierce announced today that the 2016-17 season would be his last.

    In a Players’ Tribune piece penned by the man himself, Pierce states “It’s time to move on from the game of basketball. Just like any difficult decision, I think you’ve got to be at peace with yourself. I’m at peace with retiring, but I’ve got one more ride left. One more season. One more opportunity.”

    A surefire Hall of Famer, Pierce will give it one last crack in hopes of another championship with his hometown Clippers.

    The 38 year old will be suiting up for his 19th season. The first 15 came with the Boston Celtics while the last three were spent in Brooklyn, Washington and Los Angeles. While many expected Pierce to fall off the map a handful of years ago, he’s transitioned into a successful role player and has adjusted nicely to being a complementary piece late in his career. It’s a testament to his spirit, as few players have the capacity to age so gracefully.

    The seven-time All Star sits third among active players in games played while ranking 16th all-time in scoring.

    A career 20-per game player, The Truth will best be remembered for a number of clutch shots. He came to play in big moments and never shrunk in crunch time. While his presence on the court left opposing fans with a sense of impending doom, the league will be a little less fun without Pierce a year from now.

Fantasy News

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) will not play Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Brogdon will miss his second game after getting hit in the head on Wednesday. Sunday will be Brogdon's 17th game missed with injury this season. He's a top-75 player in per game value and hopefully he can get back on the court soon.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Zhaire Smith
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Zhaire Smith sprained his left ankle and finished Saturday's game with one assist in three minutes.

    It was his first minutes with the Sixers this season so it was disappointing to see him leave early with an injury. Smith won't have an impact in standard leagues this season.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe hurt his left knee during Saturday's game and will not return.

    Crabbe finished the game with one rebound and one turnover in four minutes. Crabbe is unlikely to have standard-league value at any point this season. If he misses time his minutes should go to Josh Okogie who had a 17-point performance in 32 minutes on Friday.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze missed Friday's game with an illness but is not listed on the injury report for Sunday.

    Bitadze hasn't been able to carve out a role this season with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis ahead of him. He isn't likely to have an impact in re-draft leagues this season.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe appeared to hurt his knee then headed to the locker room on Saturday.

    Crabbe has not been on the fantasy radar. Nevertheless, his minutes will likely go to Josh Okogie if he's unable to return.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley was a disappointment in his 19 minutes on the floor on Saturday, recording just six points on 3-of-9 shooting with four rebounds and one assist to his name.

    Conley is not there yet. For the immediate horizon, expect low-end lines like this while he gets his legs back. The Jazz are preserving him as much as possible for a deep playoff run, so don't expect those minutes to rise until he's good and ready. He's a hold right now.

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    With Josh Richardson sidelined, Shake Milton will get a crack at running with the Sixers starters on Saturday.

    Milton will be an interesting DFS punt play, but has not been consistent enough to pique any interest in season-long formats.

    Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell went 5-for-11 from downtown en route to his team-high 25 points on 9-of-25 shooting to help power the Jazz over the Mavs on Saturday.

    Mitchell rounded out his line for the night with eight rebounds, five dimes and two steals but also was responsible for five of the team's 13 turnovers. Ironically, he was a minus-3 on the +/- column. Joe Ingles was the best Jazz player in that area with a plus-14 as he quietly put up nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, five asssits and two steals of his own. The key difference was that Ingles did not turn the ball over at all in his 29 minutes of action.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert was phenomenal in the 112-107 dismantling of the Mavs on Saturday, crushing the Mavs with 22 points on 8-of-8 shooting from the field, adding 17 rebounds, two assists and five blocks.

    Gobert was simply unstoppable. He even flashed some of his inner guard, pushing the ball down the court then dishing it out to an open Bojan Bogdanovic for the trey. He's one of the most reliable big men in fantasy right now and is an elite source of boards and blocks ROS.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver will return to the starting lineup as the Wolves face off against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Culver saw his role taken by Josh Okogie in the last one and he suffered with a low-end line. His return to the starting five should serve as a catalyst for a bounce-back performance.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter