• Chris Clemons
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Chris Clemons was the difference maker for the Rockets in Saturday's 105-96 win against the Nuggets, posting a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal.

    Clemons' Cinderella summer season continues to chug along as he again got the start at PG for the Rockets. The undersized guard has impressed all summer for his team and added a surprising 10 rebounds in tonight's win. Before the trade for Russell Westbrook, Clemons had a legitimate chance to make the final roster cut but the Rockets' backcourt is just too crowded for him unless he is able to beat out fellow Summer League star Chris Chiozza. This will be a tough call for Houston.

Fantasy News

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (toe) will not play Saturday against Phoenix, according to head coach Saunders.

    The fact that Layman gets ruled out two days in advance suggests he could be out for a few more games. On Wednesday against the Jazz, it was Kelan Martin who stepped into his minutes, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, one block, and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Source: Jon Krawczynsk on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (left ankle) was able to go through shootaround on Thursday morning.

    Simons got his first start of the season on Tuesday, replacing Damian Lillard (back spasms) in the starting lineup. Lillard is already ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bucks. If Simons is able to suit up, he will likely slide into the starting line-up next to C.J. McCollum, making him an intriguing option in DFS.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (right hip) was not able to practice and is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Whiteside has been the only healthy center for the Blazers who are without Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic. The team is already razor-thin in their frontcourt and are 5-10. If he is forced to miss this contest, Anthony Tolliver, Nassir Little, and Skal Labissiere could see the extra run. The Blazers also recalled Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from the G League.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Jaylen Hoard
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazers recall Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from G League for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Although Brown and Hoard are unlikely to see meaningful minutes, it makes sense for the Blazers given the lack of depth in their frontcourt. Hoard is averaging 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. In one game with the Trail Blazers this season, Hoard recorded one rebound.

    Source: Portland Trail Blazers on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordan Hayward (broken left hand) is shooting and running and is "progressing well" according to head coach Danny Ainge.

    Hayward has not yet been cleared for contact work yet and only two weeks into his six-week timeline. He still has a long way to go, but him being able to stay in shape is a good thing. Hayward looked good this season, averaging 18.9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 0.8 steals. In his absence, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will see a boost in usage.

    Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverly had a monstrous stat line against the Celtics in a 107-104 overtime win on Wednesday, ending the night with 14 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    It's really hard to ask for a better game than this. Beverly was a machine in this one and had easily his best game of the year. Unfortunately, this performance was more of an outlier than the norm. It's tough to count on him for consistent value in standard leagues, but could have merit in deeper leagues. This was the Clippers' first game with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, so it's possible this dynamic creates more chances for Beverly, but we'll have to wait and see.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George racked up 25 points on 8-of-18 shooting in Wednesday night's contest against the Celtics, in addition to five rebounds, eight assists, a block and four 3-pointers.

    George had another solid outing and shows that he can contribute across the board. Although he has only suited up four times this year, he is a top-10 player on a per-game basis along with his teammate, Kawhi Leonard. He should have the opportunity for some huge games when Kawhi takes his days off.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard did a little bit of everything in his return on Wednesday night, putting up a line of 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Simply put, Leonard can ball. It's just a matter of how often. Fantasy players drafted him for nights like this, but have to live with the fact that he'll be missing games every now-and-then. That being said, on a per-game basis, he is still a top-10 player this year and someone you can count on to end the season around that mark.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell logged 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, and turned it into six points, six rebounds, three dimes, two steals and two blocks.

    It was a quiet night on offense for Harrell as most of the Clippers' shots came from their guards and wings. However, he was still able to contribute a couple steals and blocks tonight. Even after the low offensive output, Harrell is sitting inside top-80 value on the season. Ivica Zubac and Maurice Harkless also had quiet nights with five and three points respectively.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen woke up with a team-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting with six boards, three treys, one steal and two blocks in a 109-89 win over the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Markkanen has not delivered anything close to his mid-round ADP so far this season, mostly the result of his .362 shooting from the field. He could warm up soon and his buy-low window would slam shut. Act accordingly.