• After a resurgent playoff run, 15-year veteran Richard Jefferson announced his retirement on Fox Sports Ohio.

    Jefferson capped off a tremendous career with a championship last night as part of Cleveland’s historic victory in a Game 7 for the books. Jefferson, originally thought to be little more than an end-of-career journeyman supplying veteran presence, turned out to be a key cog in Cleveland’s run to the title. His quickness, smarts and defensive skills allowed him to thrive in the playoffs, bringing the Cavs an added dose of versatility that helped them cope with smaller lineups.

    Until last night, Jefferson may have been best remembered for his role as a member of the New Jersey Nets teams that got close but could never get over the top. After seven years with the Nets, Jefferson spent two and a half with the Spurs before bouncing around to the Warriors, Jazz, Mavericks and Cavaliers. He ends his career with per game averages of 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists on 46.4% shooting.

    Jefferson was huge in the playoffs, impacting the game as a vital member of Cleveland’s bench units. He was tabbed for a starting role on two occasions, most memorably in Game 3 after Kevin Love was diagnosed with a concussion. Though he only chipped in 5.4 points per game, he often looked like one of Cleveland’s best players. With his his 36th birthday coming on Tuesday, it’s safe to say the Arizona product has already received the only gift he wanted.

    Congratulations to RJ on a wonderful career.

Fantasy News

  • Blake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin may have limped through 28 minutes in Monday night's 127-104 Game 4 loss to the Bucks, but he put up 22 points, five rebounds, six assists and four threes.

    Griffin helped keep the Pistons' season alive for almost three quarters on a bad knee before fouling out in the fourth to a standing ovation. He was at significantly less than 100% during this series, but it was good to see him lay it all out there as a last gasp effort for his team. Griffin had a great fantasy season, and there should be more of the same as the 30-year-old hopefully returns healthy next season.

  • Reggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson scored a team-high 26 points (9-of-20 FGs, 5-of-9 threes, 3-of-3 FTs) with seven dimes, three boards and a steal in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Bucks.

    Jackson looked great tonight while keeping the Pistons in front for the majority of the game. However, the Bucks went on a big run in the 3rd and 4th quarters to complete the sweep. Jackson, at age 29, doesn't have a whole lot of upside left, but he's certainly capable of putting together games like this once or twice a month to swing a head-to-head matchup.

  • Andre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond double-doubled with 15 points and 12 rebounds in addition to three assists and one steal in Monday's series finale vs. the Bucks.

    Drummond made just 7-of-16 field goals as he was blocked at the rim multiple times and struggled to drop it in even when he wasn't. Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't make it easy on him tonight, but Drummond did have a strong season that shouldn't be forgotten as next season's fantasy drafts roll around.

  • Luke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard came off the bench on Monday night and scored just 11 points with one triple in 32 minutes.

    Kennard had a pair of four-trey games to start the series, but he was mostly invisible in this one. There's still reason for optimism when Kennard enters his third season with the Pistons, especially if he can secure a consistant starting role.

  • Langston Galloway - G - Detroit Pistons

    Langston Galloway was very active as he compiled 10 points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and two threes in 32 minutes off the bench on Monday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Pistons alive.

    Galloway's spark helped the Pistons hold the lead for majority of the game, but the Bucks eventually outplayed them to complete the series sweep. He'll be back with the Pistons and likely won't be much more than an occasional threes streamer in standard leagues once again.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo went for a playoff career-high 41 (12-for-23 FGs, 15-for-20 FTs) points vs. the Pistons in Monday's 127-104 Game 4 victory.

    Giannis was everywhere tonight as the Bucks completed the Round 1 sweep. He blocked four shots, had nine boards, dished out three assists, had a steal and hit two triples in his 32 minutes to go with the big scoring total. The Pistons had the lead for the majority of the game, but Antetokounmpo and company's superior talent, shooting and aggressiveness won out down the stretch.

  • Khris Middleton - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton had 18 points (5-of-11 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes as the Bucks completed their sweep of the Pistons on Monday night.

    Middleton had a good series, averaging 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.8 threes. The Bucks will likely need him to keep it up as the competition heats up in Round 2 vs. the Celtics.

  • Sterling Brown - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Sterling Brown grabbed a game-high 13 boards to go with nine points, six assists and a steal in 27 minutes in Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Brown didn't put up the flashiest stat lines in this series, but this was a great one. Malcolm Brogdon (right foot plantar fascia) is likely to return at some point in the next series against the Celtics, so Brown is probably headed back to the bench shortly.

  • Eric Bledsoe - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe had a well-rounded line with 16 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one three in 28 minutes in Monday's Game 4 win over the Pistons.

    Bledsoe shot 7-of-12 in this closeout game while providing a steady veteran presence. For the series, he averaged over 19 points, four rebounds, five assists and exactly two steals. Bledsoe's defense will be tested in Round 2 against Kyrie Irving and the Celtics.

  • Nikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Nikola Mirotic sank three triples on his way to scoring 12 points for the second game in a row in Monday's Game 4 against the Pistons.

    Mirotic is still rounding into form and he's not doing much beyond hitting threes, but he should be able to contribute more in the next series as he gets his wind back.