• Shane Larkin
    G, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said Thursday that Shane Larkin is "progressing well, but is not anywhere close to playing."

    Larkin played just two minutes in Game 4 of the Philadelphia series and has not played since – which is also partially due to not diving for a loose ball that made Stevens mad. The Celtics are doing just fine without Larkin in the rotation but any depth in the playoffs is always better. His minutes have been absorbed by Terry Rozier, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown and they do not seem to be slowing down at all right now. Boston has had a large difference in their play at home and on the road and another guard could help them but do not expect Larkin to play meaningful minutes anytime soon.

    Source: Celtics on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James got his sixth triple-double of the season in Wednesday's 96-87 win over the Magic, recording 25 points (11-of-24 shooting), 11 rebounds, 10 dimes, one 3-pointer and two steals.

    James has been a top-10 value on the season as he plays with a fire only fueled by the scent of another NBA championship. The only knocks on tonight's line would be his six turnovers and 2-of-5 shooting from the line. Given his strong season, owners have long accepted to take the bad with the good.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers in his return to Toronto on Wednesday night, ending with 23 points, five rebounds, six dimes and two steals.

    Leonard is easy to rely on as one of the game's best when he hits the court. So far this season he is a top-10 player and it was great to see him put up numbers in the arena he called home as a NBA champion.

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker caught fire in Wednesday's 117-122 loss to the Pacers compiling 44 points, seven assists, seven triples, three rebounds and two steals.

    Walker continues to be an absolute beast this season. As the unquestioned veteran leader on this team, you can expect these explosions every so often throughout the year.

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon shot 5-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, finishing with a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double with four assists, one trey, one steal and one block.

    This was a solid outing coming from Gordon who has thus far underperformed in 2019-20. More lines like this one should go a long way towards pulling his needle in the right direction.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George had a quiet Wednesday night by his standards but still fills the stat sheet, ending with 13 points, five boards, three assists, a steal, a block and two 3's.

    George is a first-round talent on a per-game basis this year. His health is looking good and he should be able to shoulder a lot of the load for fantasy teams this year.

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross was off his game on Wednesday and was limited to scoring four points on 2-of-11 shooting with one rebound, one assist and three steals.

    Ouch. Ross was on a bit of a heater prior to this one, so the sting is real. That said, he's been trending up so just consider this a hiccup thanks to a tough matchup against one of the best teams in the league.

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown dropped 18 points (7-for-12 shooting), eight rebounds, eight assists, two triples and one steal in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Brown continues to show no signs of slowing down since the return of Gordon Hayward, who actually left this game. Brown seems like he's in a groove right now and should continue to produce.

  • Ivica Zubac
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    Ivica got the start but was limited to seven points, contributing in other ways with eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks on Wednesday.

    Zubac only saw 16 minutes of action but made the most of it in the counting categories. He ceded his minutes to Montrezl Harrell who had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Patrick Patterson also chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. Harrell is the one to own here, even if he is coming off the bench.

  • D.J. Augustin
    PG, Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin started on Wednesday for an ill Markelle Fultz but was a virtual non-factor, mustering just two points, three rebounds and two assists.

    Augustin has taken a massive hit this season with the rise to viability of Fultz. Not only has he ceded the starting PG job, but Augustin has also struggled to maintain consideration in 16-team leagues or deeper.

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum didn't have his shot going (4-for-13 shooting) on Wednesday but stayed aggressive attacking the basket (6-for-6 free throws) scoring 16 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists, two triples and two steals.

    Tatum had been shooting pretty efficiently recently so it's not a surprise to see that fall off a bit. It's encouraging to see him put up a productive line even on the off night.