• Jerryd Bayless (18 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal) and J.J. Redick (19 points, four assists) each hit four 3-pointers as the Sixers came up short against the Celtics on Friday night.

    Shooting the ball well and spacing the floor is exactly what Redick and Bayless are there for and they kept the Sixers in it on Friday night. With Ben Simmons’ natural playmaking ability, these guys sitting on the perimeter can be huge for catch-and-shoot opportunities. Redick will be owned in most leagues. But keep an eye on Bayless, at least until Markelle Fultz gets comfortable on an NBA floor.

Fantasy News

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker led the Suns in scoring on Thursday with 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting while adding a rebound, seven assists, a steal and three 3-pointers.

    Booker's line looked a bit weak entering the fourth quarter, but he dropped 13 points in the final period to salvage his night. Booker seems fully healthy and recharged after the All-Star Break and owners just have to hope he can stay on the floor now.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson scored 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and three steals on Thursday.

    Jackson started on Thursday but wasn't able to get much going outside of his three steals. He didn't knock down either of his 3-point attempts and his field goal percentage continues to be a drag. T.J. Warren (ankle) is nearing a return which means Jackson's run is coming to an end.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson logged 33 minutes on Thursday and scored five points on 1-of-7 shooting to go with eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Johnson has the potential to fill the stat sheet, but there are too many chuckers on the Suns for him to have a consistent scoring role on offense. He's still worth holding onto because of his impact across the board.

  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton narrowly missed a double-double on Thursday with 13 points and nine boards to go with three assists and a steal.

    Ayton went 5-for-9 from the floor and uncharacteristically went 3-for-6 at the line. He was a bit sluggish today and couldn't take care of a somewhat soft matchup, but we've seen Ayton put up mediocre lines like this before. He'll be fine as evidenced by his 35 minutes played.

  • Terrence Jones - F - Houston Rockets

    Terrence Jones signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets on Thursday and was assigned to the G-League.

    This is another emergency depth move for the Rockets. There's probably nothing to see here for fantasy, but ones at least has some track record as a former first-round pick.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela (thumb) will play in Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Kenneth Faried will move to the bench and Capela should step right back into his elite fantasy role. This is a huge boon for fantasy owners. Get Capela into lineups immediately.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Chris Chiozza - G - Houston Rockets

    The Rockers signed G-League guard Chris Chiozza to a 10-day contract on Thursday.

    Well, okay. This is just a depth move. Nothing to see here.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is good to go in Thursday's matchup with the Celtics.

    Antetokounmpo was listed as probable. There's no surprise here as it wasn't expected that he was even close to sitting this one out.

    Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (left shoulder) will not return to Thursday's game, though X-rays have already come back negative.

    It's a quick designation from the Heat so Johnson could miss some time. It's going to open up minutes for Kelly Olynyk, Derrick Jones Jr. and perhaps Rodney McGruder. Olynyk and Jones are the top adds if you feel compelled to make a move here, with Jones having the higher upside.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Collin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton (laceration) has returned to Thursday's game against the Suns.

    It didn't seem like an issue that would sideline him at all, so this is good to see. As you were.