• Bradley Beal
    G, Washington Wizards

    Talking to Dennis Scott of NBA TV after Monday’s game, Bradley Beal tried to squash the rumors that he wants out of Washington.

    “That’s nonsense. I heard it earlier before the game and I was like, ‘If it didn’t come from the horse’s mouth, it wasn’t me.’ I got this Washington jersey on and I come here and work every day, you know, until otherwise. This is where I wanna be.” Well, we wouldn’t actually call this an endorsement but Beal is saying all the right things for now. The Wizards are 3-1 in their last four, since Scott Brooks put Thomas Bryant and Kelly Oubre Jr. into the starting lineup while moving Markieff Morris to a sixth man role, showing some signs of life. Beal is the one Wizard drawing a lot of interest from other teams, especially since he’s averaging 21.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game but the asking price is reportently too high for any team to try and trade for him now.

    Source: NBA TV

Fantasy News

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle played just 13 minutes but still snagged two steals and three blocks, though he added only two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on Tuesday vs. the Cavs.

    The legend continues for Thybulle. He's just not getting enough minutes or stats outside of steals and blocks to be worth rostering right now. There aren't many better defensive-stat streamers, though.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (shoulder) had an efficient night from the floor as he returned from a two-game absence, putting up 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes vs. the Cavs on Tuesday.

    It's good to see a strong first game back for Simmons. He got off to a slow start this season outside of some ridiculous steal numbers, but there's plenty of reason to think he'll be fine. Furkan Korkmaz started this game with Al Horford resting, but the extra minutes didn't do much for his line tonight. Korkmaz can get you threes, but that's about it right now.

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris went 0-for-11 from deep as he provided just eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes on Tuesday as the Sixers got passed the Cavs 98-97.

    Harris hasn't hit a 3-pointer in four games now, though that seems like a fluke. Otherwise, he's doing about what he always does: put up deceptively valuable numbers across the board, landing him as a 4th-to-5th round player.

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis double-doubled on Tuesday, ending the ball game with 18 points and 16 rebounds in only 29 minutes of action.

    Sabonis pitched in with two assists and one block while he turned the ball over two times in the contest. His value stems from points and rebounds while he doesn't hurt in either of the percentages. He will continue to be a focal point of the offense, especially while Myles Turner remains out with a sprained right ankle.

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points on 50 percent shooting while he added six rebounds, five assists, three turnovers and two three-pointers on Tuesday.

    Brogdon also hit both of his free throw attempts on Tuesday which helped his overall line. He only saw 25 minutes of action due to the blowout factor, eight minutes less than his season average so far this year (33.7). Brogdon and the Pacers will look to continue their momentum on Friday as they take on the Rockets.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson broke out his new skill and hit a pair of treys to go with his 17-point, 12-board double-double on Tuesday.

    Thompson was 7-of-13 from the floor, hit 1-of-2 free throws and threw in a steal in 33 minutes. Had fantasy players drafted Tristan Thompson in the fourth round, they'd still be happy with his season to this point. At the moment, Thompson ranks 31st in 9-cat. It's hard to imagine you can get too much for him given his history, so it may be best to keep him and enjoy the ride.

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren continued to score the ball on Tuesday as he finished the game with 23 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, one turnover and one trifecta on a mega-efficient 10-of-14 shooting while he nailed both of his free throws.

    Warren did all of his damage in a team-high 31 minutes. He has been a scoring machine lately and will continue to get plenty of opportunity with the injuries the Pacers have suffered. He is currently on pace to finish with top 80/65 value in 8/9 category leagues.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams finished with 10 points, five rebounds and one assist on 5-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes while Nerlens Noel piled up five defensive stats and ended up seeing 21 minutes in the blowout loss on Tuesday.

    Noel didn't contribute much outside of the defensive stats while Adams didn't have a great game in terms of fantasy. They seemed to eat into each other's fantasy value in this game as Adams only saw 19 minutes while Noel only saw 21 minutes. Both players need more opportunity to provide standard league value.

  • Jordan Clarkson
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Clarkson matched his season-high with 20 points (8-for-16 FGs, 3-for-5 FTs) and added four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer vs. the Sixers on Tuesday.

    Clarkson has been providing late-round value in 23 minutes per game, but his free throw value will likely drop a bit and put him back in his familiar territory as a points streamer before too long. Collin Sexton fared well in this one as well, with 18 points, five boards, four assists and two steals in 33 minutes.

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo had only two points on 1-of-4 shooting and pitched in three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover in a 111-85 loss to the Pacers.

    Diallo has gotten some fantasy buzz recently as he has been receiving plenty of minutes in the early going. He has averaged 22.0 minutes per game so far and could continue to see plenty of opportunity, especially with Terrance Ferguson (personal) sidelined.