• Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons led the Sixers to a 130-103 win over the Heat with 17 points, 14 dimes, nine boards and two steals on 5-of-13 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line.

    The shot wasn't falling for Simmons in this one so he made sure to get his teammates involved, and he didn't look the least bit like a kid playing in his first playoff game. It's interesting to note that he didn't stay in the game just to chase the triple-double. Fellow rookie Markelle Fultz finished with five points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 13 minutes.

Fantasy News

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, 14 dimes and two 3s in Monday's 125-109 win over the Wolves.

    Rubio is on a bit of a heater with tonight's performance being his third straight double-double. As long as he's healthy the Spaniard should continue to be a strong source of assists, with and reliable peripherals moving forward.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine started hot on Monday, scoring 20 first-half points but couldn't add to the total in the second half while Bulls lost 92-93 to the Raptors.

    LaVine ended up shooting just 6-for-18 (5-for-7 FTs), but he added 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers. LaVine is now very close to where he was ranked last season (40s/60s in 8-cat/9-cat) with the only differences being more threes in exchange for worse efficiency.

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes returned to action on Monday after missing more than a handful of games with a left calf strain and produced 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, two 3s, one assist and one block in 15 minutes.

    This was a nice first game back for Baynes, who was in the midst of the season of his career prior to getting stifled by injury. He should still be a strong play moving forward, but will see a dip once Deandre Ayton (suspension) gets back to the hardwood.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges (left finger sprain) logged 32 minutes off the bench on Monday and stuffed the stat sheet with nine points (3-of-7 shooting) with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    After a slow-ish start to the season, it appears that Bridges has found his groove in recent games. He's worth an add in standard leagues on the strength of his recent run.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns posted another big line to the tune of 33 points, 15 boards, two assists, two blocks and two triples, but it wasn't enough as the Wolves lost 109-125 to the Suns.

    KAT continues to churn out insane value in fantasy as the No. 3 player in 9-cat leagues on teh year. He gets it done everywhere and is one of the best offensive players in the league.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins played through a thumb sprain against the Suns on Monday and scored 23 points on 8-of-18 shooting while adding four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Wiggins has been a pleasant surprise in fantasy circles this season and the two blocks tonight have actually been the norm for him. He's supplementing his 24.5 points with 3.4 assists, 1.3 blocks and 2.2 3s on .453 shooting which have him nested inside the top-75.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick was awful in a loss to the Pistons on Monday, going 1-for10 from the field (1-for-8 from deep) with two rebounds and four assists.

    This is as bad as it gets for the veteran sharpshooter. The only way is up for him after this abysmal performance. He should deliver a more serviceable line in his next game.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington faded away on Monday, scoring four points on 1-of-5 shooting to go with two boards.

    It was a second night of a back-to-back so we'll cut some slack, especially considering all of the damage he did yesterday against the Lakers. He'll be much better in the next one.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with six rebounds, one assist and one block on Monday.

    Culver has been starting, but not doing much with it. He still has a lot to work out and the rookie learning curve for guards is a bit steeper so we expected some struggles from him. He could make some waves later in the year, but for now he's waiver wire fodder.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague came off the bench on Monday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting while adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.

    Teague is dealing with some ankle soreness so he came off the bench and played 26 minutes. He was by far the best guard for the Wolves tonight and when he's back at full health we expect him to be re-inserted into the starting lineup.