• Aaron Gordon
    F, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon (back) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Blazers.

    Gordon's production has dropped off recently due to his back issue so it's probably wise for him to miss a game or two to get healthy. The other concern for owners is if the Magic fall too far out of playoff contention and start benching players for mysterious injuries. We saw last year when the big man only played 58 games. For now don't look to trade, but if the ship starts sinking then get out while you can.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

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  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving hit just 10-of-30 shots from the field (2-of-12 from three), scoring 27 points to go with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes in a 114-119 loss to the Jazz on Tuesday.

    It was a tough night for Irving, though he did hit all five of his free throws, offsetting a bit of the damage to his field goal percentage. With Caris LeVert (right thumb sprain) missing tonight's game, Garrett Temple got the start next to Irving and produced 10 points, one rebound, two assists, one 3-pointer and one block in 30 minutes.

  • DeAndre Jordan
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    DeAndre Jordan exploded for a throwback double-double in a loss to the Jazz on Tuesday as he put up 15 points (6-for-8 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), 17 rebounds, four assists, two steal and two blocks in 30 minutes.

    That's the kind of line he used to put up regularly, but the only category in which you can expect him to consistently produce now is rebounds. This center rotation is frustratingly inconsistent, but Jordan and Jarrett Allen are both worth rostering. Allen fouled out tonight, finishing with four points, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 18 minutes.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield struggled to get shots to fall on Tuesday as he went 7-for-21 from the floor including 2-for-11 from deep on his way to 20 points, four rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes.

    Hield did sink all four of his free throws to help offset some of the 3-point misses. His 37 minutes were his second highest amount of the season and he may be in line for some extra minutes and shots while De'Aaron Fox is out.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica double-doubled in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday, putting up 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 12 rebounds, four assists and three triples in 36 minutes.

    Bjelica can really fill up a box score when he gets a heavy workload. While the Kings are banged up in the frontcourt, Bjelica could potentially provide mid-round value as he did for much of last season, so make sure he's not a free agent in your leagues. Richaun Holmes had a good night tonight as well with 11 points, 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks in 31 minutes.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic went off for 25 points (8-for-19 FGs, 6-for-7 FTs), 10 assists, three rebounds, four steals and three treys in 32 minutes off the bench in a 107-99 win over the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Bogdanovic has a chance to thrive while De'Aaron Fox (left ankle sprain) misses time. He was already heating up before Fox went down, and now he could easily put up mid-round value while Fox and Marvin Bagley are out. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire.

  • Cory Joseph
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    Cory Joseph had just three points on 1-of-6 shooting but added four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and a three in 38 minutes as he started in De'Aaron Fox's place on Tuesday.

    Joseph gave us the reminder that he just doesn't put up many offensive stats even when he gets a lot of minutes. He might be worth streaming for steals and assists, but he's not your typical backup point guard when it comes to replacement fantasy value.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons disappeared for the Blazers on Tuesday, making just 2-of-11 shots from the field for five points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Simons has been a bit of a buzzy name lately, coming off a 20-point explosion on Sunday. He fell back to earth in this one though. We like his upside but he'll need to deliver on a consistent level before he play his way into standard-league relevance. Keep him in mind if you're in 14-team leagues or deeper.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right foot sprain) returned to action on Tuesday and tallied 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes of action.

    Whiteside failed to register any defensive stats, but those should follow soon enough as he gets his legs back. The point is he's back on the court and playing over 20 minutes a night so far.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio had another huge game in a competitive loss to the Lakers on Tuesday as he went for 21 points (8-for-17 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), 10 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    That makes three "20-and-10" games in the last four for Rubio, who is now ranked 28th/25th (8-cat/9-cat) this season. Devin Booker put up 23 points, nine assists, three rebounds and one block in 39 minutes as the two guards continue to thrive next to one another.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Kent Bazemore delivered across the board in Tuesday's loss to the Kings with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, one three, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Rodney Hood (back spasms) was out, so Bazemore took advantage of the starting nod and gave owners that highly-coveted 1-1-1 steal-block-trey production. He's good for a low-end play but his multi-cat contributions keep him relevant in standard leagues as an end-of-bench glue guy.