NBA News

  • Marc Gasol - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Grizzlies’ owner Robert Pera sent an email to season ticket holders on Monday informing them of his decision to keep the team.

    Under a buy/sell arrangement, Pera had to commit to either buying the shares of minority owners Steve Kaplan and Daniel Straus at a valuation price set by them, or Pera could have decided to sell his shares of the team at that price. It wasn’t immediately known what valuation Kaplan or Straus set but Forbes recently published a valuation of the Grizzlies at roughly $1 billion. Pera’s percentage of ownership, if the deal is as cut-and-dry as it seems, will increase from roughly 26 percent to roughly 54 percent. He was already the franchise’s controlling owner and will now remain so, with an even higher stake which is good news for the fans in Memphis as the team will most likely stay put.

    Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  • David Stockton - PG - Utah Jazz

    The Jazz are expected to sign David Stockton to a second 10-day contract.

    Stockton saw his first NBA minutes the other night after in a blowout versus the Warriors and managed two points in three minutes. Stockton will provide extra depth behind Rubio and could finish the season with the Jazz as Raul Neto recovers from a fracture wrist.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Sean Kilpatrick - SG - Boston Celtics

    The Celtics to sign Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day deal.

    Kilpatrick may actually get some decent minutes for the Celtics until Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving return. They are so strapped for guard depth, they have resorted to starting Jayson Tatum at shooting guard, with Shane Larkin playing big minutes lately as well. The Celtics would be the fourth team Kilpatrick makes an appearance for this season. There is likely not enough time left for him to tie Bobby Jones’ record of five teams in the 2007-08 season.

    Source: Mark Murphy on Twitter

  • Alex Len - C - Phoenix Suns

    Alex Len said that he’ll most likely be with another team next season as he heads for free agency.

    It’s far from surprising, as the team has shown now inclinations towards developing him properly. If anything, the frankness of both sides is the jarring element to this story. Len is still just 24 years old but hasn’t impressed much in his five seasons in the league though a lot of that falls on the dysfunctional organization he’s been working with. Len has the looks of a decent big man play down the stretch with Alan Williams still out and Tyson Chandler possibly done for the year, but Len has burned us too many times in the past under similar circumstances to warrant a full-throated endorsement. The Suns play Cleveland tonight — the last time that happened, Len was the only center on the roster and played six minutes.

    Source: AZCentral.com

  • Travis Wear - SF - Los Angeles Lakers

    Travis Wear will remain on the Lakers roster for the remainder of the season.

    Wear has been playing around 14 minutes per game recently and his role seems to sit in that range. It’s not an exciting fantasy skill set in such limited minutes so he’s probably not worth adding in standard leagues. He may be worth a look in very deep leagues in an emergency, but that’s hopefully avoidable.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jason Terry - SG - Milwaukee Bucks

    Jason Terry will start Wednesday’s game against the Clippers.

    He will start in place Tony Snell in this contest. It’s not a big deal-breaker in fantasy, as both of these are low on the fantasy totem pole.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Aaron Harrison - PG/SG - Charlotte Hornets

    The Mavs are likely to sign guard Aaron Harrison to a 10-day deal in the coming days.

    The brother of Memphis’ Andrew, Harrison has been with G-League Reno this season but played for the Hornets in each of the previous two campaigns. He’ll take the place of Jameel Warney, who apparently will not receive another contract from the Mavs. Harrison is worth keeping an eye on in extremely deep leagues as they’re dealing with some backcourt injuries at the moment.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Tyronn Lue - HC - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence away from the team due to health concerns.

    Lue has been having trouble sleeping and dealing with chest pains. The plan is for Lue to be on a one-week plan to address the concerns and return to the bench next week, but for now assistant head coach Larry Drew will serve as interim head coach in his absence. The coaching change should not influence the Cavs injury depleted rotation much, if at all. We wish Lue the best of luck in hopes of a speedy and healthy return.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jamel Artis - SG - Orlando Magic

    The Magic have recalled Jamel Artis from the Lakeland Magic.

    The Magic will be looking to give their younger players more minutes down the stretch, but at this stage in the season there is no reason to add Artis in any league.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss - PF/C - Phoenix Suns

    Marquese Chriss and Jared Dudley will both be fined $25K by the league but will not face suspension for Thursday’s altercation with the Jazz.

    That means both players should be available for Saturday’s game against the Warriors. Not much fantasy impact here however as Chriss remains on many watch lists but not usable in standard leagues as he is only playing between 15-20 minutes on most nights since being taken out of the starting lineup on February 10. Dudley even less minutes this season at 13.8 per game and would need a few players to sit to get meaningful playing time.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson - SG - New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson has been called up from the G-League ahead of Saturday’s game against the Hornets.

    Dotson has not had much of a role on the Knicks this season, averaging 8.9 minutes across 35 games so he can safely be ignored in leagues. Even if Tim Hardaway Jr. gets injured, the Knicks would likely rely on a two-point-guard lineup. On a side-note, the 23-year-old rookie is averaging 17.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting with 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 triples and 1.0 steals in 12 G-League games this season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Ramon Sessions - PG - Washington Wizards

    Ramon Sessions is expected to sign with the Wizards for the rest of the season.

    It seems like the Wizards are looking to bolster their bench in time for playoffs. He is still likely to play behind Tomas Satoransky, but he could dispel Tim Frazier from the rotation. There is no reason to add Sessions in any format. 

    Source: Candice Buckner on Twitter

  • Jared Dudley - SF - Phoenix Suns

    Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss got into an altercation and were ejected from Thursday’s game after a flagrant foul by Dudley.

    Both Chriss and Dudley will obviously sit out the rest of this game which is already out of hand for the Suns. Neither are crucial fantasy assets so they probably won’t be missed by many competing fantasy teams.

    Source: Scott Bordow on Twitter

  • Nigel Hayes - PF - Toronto Raptors

    Nigel Hayes will sign a second 10-day contract with the Raptors.

    Hayes has played an eye-popping six minutes for the Raptors in two games. He has no fantasy relevance unless something earth-shattering happens. It’s not the time to get weird.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mangok Mathiang - C - Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have recalled two-way player Mangok Mathiang from the Greensboro Swarm.

    Mathiang is averaging 10.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game this season for the Swarm, but will likely bounce back to the G-league soon enough. There is no reason to add Mathiang in any format.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter