January 11, 2019, 1:56 pm
It’s a recorded show today, friends, which means even more hot topics (but no questions).
Aaron Bruski joins Dan Besbris to check in on Miami, Phoenix, Washington, and any other spot where big stories are happening in the NBA!
January 21, 2019, 12:50 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (concussion) is still in the concussion protocol.
Drummond didn't travel with the team to play the Wizards and the next time he'll be able to suit up is Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. This will be Drummond's second straight missed game and expect Luke Kennard, Reggie Bullock and also ZaZa Pachulia to pick up some more minutes. Pachulia is playing 26.1 minutes over his past three games and could be worth streaming vs. the Wizards.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 12:41 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (groin) has been ruled out on Monday vs. the Wizards.
Smith hasn't been able to stay healthy lately and has been in and out of the lineup a ton. He missed 19 games before returning on Jan. 14 when he played three more games before getting injured again. Reggie Jackson seems to have things handled at the PG position and he's playing 30.4 minutes per game. Smith isn't worth holding onto in most leagues.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 12:37 pmOG Anunoby - F - Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby (personal) is "highly unlikely" to play on Tuesday.
He's missed the last three games with a personal matter and it looks like he might miss a fourth. He played at least 21 minutes in each of his four games before he took an absence so he'll likely step back into that role when he returns. He's only the 285th player on the season so he doesn't hold much value in standard leagues right now.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 11:13 amAlex Abrines - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Alex Abrines is active, but will not play in Monday's game versus the Knicks.
Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said he is still working his way back and he is not expected to play in tomorrow's game either. Terrance Ferguson will continue to benefit from Abrines' absence, but isn't worth a look in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 11:07 amEnes Kanter - C - New York Knicks
According to Ian Begley of ESPN, Knicks' head coach David Fizdale said his priority is to get Luke Kornet and Mitchell Robinson minutes at center.
When asked if Kanter was going to play against the Thunder on Monday morning, Fizdale said the flow of the game would determine his playing time. “I’m going to let the game tell me,” said Fizdale. This isn't good news for who have stock in Kanter and creates a mess of a situation for in the Knicks' frontcourt going forward.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 12:33 amDonte DiVincenzo - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo (heel bursitis) is no longer on the injury report.
DiVincenzo has been dealing with heel issues for a few weeks now but remains irrelevant in fantasy whether he's healthy or not.
January 20, 2019, 11:44 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. put up 18 points with eight rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes in a loss to the Wolves on Sunday.
He has been a top-50 option over the past two weeks and is definitely the main man off the bench for the Suns. He added four 3-pointers and shot 7-of-12 from the field. Josh Jackson, who is barely inside the top-300 on the season, scored 15 points with five rebounds.
January 20, 2019, 11:34 pmMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges played 29 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Wolves and scored three points with three steals on 1-of-3 shooting.
Although he does not add much to the box score aside from defensive stats, he is a middle-round value over the past month due to his efficiency and defensive numbers. His consistency is an issue, but his defense will always keep him in the middle-round value range.
January 20, 2019, 11:29 pmDe'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns
De'Anthony Melton only scored four points with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in a loss to the Wolves on Sunday.
He has been worth owning in most formats since he gained the starting job and is just outside the top-100 over the past two weeks. However, he did not have it in this one and he picked up three fouls in his 13 minutes which could have been a reason his minutes were down. Do not overthink this performance, but keep an eye on his minutes and level of play going forward.
January 20, 2019, 11:19 pmDragan Bender - F - Phoenix Suns
Dragan Bender put up season-highs of 12 points, 10 rebounds and 29 minutes in a start on Sunday in a loss to the Wolves.
He started with Deandre Ayton missing this one with a left ankle sprain. He was a decent stream for this game, but missed all five of his attempts from deep and only shot 4-of-7 from the line. He should go back to receiving 10 or fewer bench minutes upon Ayton's return.