• Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    It's official, the Celtics have announced the completion of the sign-and-trade deal that lands them Kemba Walker in exchange for Terry Rozier and pick swaps.

    Walker should easily slide into the role vacated by Kyrie Irving last season. He's a solid scorer and his move to Beantown should not drag his fantasy needle too far in either direction.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

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  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker had a huge night on Tuesday with 30 points (10-of-20 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes, but the Suns lost 116-120 to the Kings.

    Booker has thrived with and without Ricky Rubio (back spasms) this season. And while his steals are down from last season (0.9 to 0.5), his field goal percentage is up to an incredible 53.4 percent. Playing with Rubio could explain an increase, though that will probably still come back to earth a bit. As it stands right now, Booker's ranking is up to 17th/26th (8-cat/9-cat).

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. had a great line on Tuesday as he put up 20 points (8-of-17 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), eight rebounds, two assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes in a loss to the Kings.

    Oubre has improved slightly this season, which would normally be a positive. However, more was expected of him based on where he went in many fantasy drafts. He's sitting in seventh-round territory and could bump up to sixth, but it doesn't look like he's going to make it any higher this season.

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo received some extra minutes on Tuesday and he provided four points (0-of-3 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), two rebounds and five assists in 18 minutes.

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) had to take a seat after the first half causing Okobo to get his extra run. Even if Rubio misses more time, it's hard to trust Okobo to even replicate this performance. Jevon Carter picked up a DNP-CD, but he could play on Thursday, and it was Tyler Johnson that started the second half tonight. Though Johnson had a tough night with just two points, three rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges was superb in 26 minutes off the bench with a season-high 20 points (6-of-9 FGs, 7-of-7 FTs) plus five rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Bridges was a beneficiary of some extra minutes with Aron Baynes (right hip contusion) out tonight. Unless something like this causes his minutes to stick at this level, Bridges won't likely be anything more than a steals streamer this season. He did, however, play more minutes than Dario Saric tonight as Saric started and had just two points, three boards, one dime and a block in 21 minutes.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson put up a career-high 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Johnson's minutes have been creeping up lately. He's played at least 19 minutes in six straight games and he's averaged 2.7 threes over that stretch. He's on the radar as a threes streamer and someone to watch in case he continues to carve out a bigger share of the minutes.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) was able to start the game on Tuesday after sitting out on Monday, but he missed all seven of his shots and did not play in the second half.

    Rubio hit one of his two freebies and otherwise had just one rebound, two assists and a steal in his 16 minutes. The Suns next game is on Thursday, and it will be hard to trust that Rubio will produce even if the news about his back is better. If you can afford to sit him until we see him looking somewhat normal, it would be wise to do so.

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder double-doubled with 15 points (5-of-11 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes in a 95-114 home loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Crowder has been a late-round player this season, but unless you need an inefficient player with a high floor and low ceiling, there are probably better options available. Dillon Brooks, who is in the same range but with a bit more upside, had 18 points, three rebounds, two steals, one block and three treys in 32 minutes.

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant had a solid game on Tuesday with 20 points (7-for-20 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), two rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Morant's fantasy stat set is lacking in peripheral stats, but he's averaging 18.5 points and 6.0 assists per game, which is impressive for a rookie point guard. He's had a similar path to Trae Young for a few years now, and Young started his rookie season on a rough note but kicked it into overdrive in the second half. It would be unwise to expect that from Morant, but steady improvement should get him into late-round value in 9-cat leagues and mid-round value in 8-cat leagues before long.

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. fouled out on Tuesday in only 18 minutes in which he collected just eight points (3-for-7 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), a three and a turnover.

    Just when you think he's turned the corner, putting up huge offensive games, Jackson reminds us that he's 20 and that his fouling problems can derail any of his games. If you're sick of the roller coaster, you may want to try to sell him after another good game or two. Consistency does not appear to be in store for Jackson quite yet. Brandon Clarke, who is three years older than Jackson, continued to look good with 17 points, five boards, three dimes, a steal and a block in 26 minutes as he helped to pick up the slack tonight.

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Marquese Chriss had a nice game in 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday as he put up 17 points (7-for-11 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and four blocks.

    Chriss finds himself in a decent situation until Kevon Looney (neuropathy) returns, which might be less than a week. When he's in this position to get regular backup big-man minutes, Chriss is a good streaming option for blocks.