• Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Milwaukee Bucks

    Coach Budenholzer told the media that he is thinking about making a change to the starting lineup for Game 5 on Thursday.

    The Bucks were able to win the first two games of the series and were talked about as if they had already made the NBA finals. Unfortunately for the team, they traveled to the Raptors and experienced what it was like to be on the road against a very hungry team. The saying goes that the series doesn't start until a road team wins a game. Will coach Bud make some changes to his starting lineup Thursday in order to continue the home team dominance we've seen thus far. Stay tuned for starting lineup announcements closer to tip-off.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green logged 31 minutes in Friday's win over the Lakers, adding nine points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one three.

    Green can always be counted on for solid production in rebounds, assists and defense. His ceiling is determined by his ability to score efficiently and with Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson injured, expect Green to get more opportunities than last season.

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played 33 minutes in a starting role in Friday's 103-124 loss to the Warriors, accumulating 25 points on 8-for-16 shooting, five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Caldwell-Pope being featured so heavily on a night where the Lakers rested most of their regulars indicates he is not very high on the pecking order when it comes to the Lakers rotation. Consider him a threes and steals streamer on weeks where the Lakers have a heavy schedule.

  • Zach Norvell
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Zach Norvell came off the bench in Friday's loss to the Warriors and put up 29 points (8-for-17 shooting), five 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one block in a team-high 39 minutes.

    It was another signature performance in the preseason for the undrafted rookie free agent. Norvell is proving himself worthy of keeping around for the Lakers, but don't expect him to factor into fantasy this season.

  • Devontae Cacok
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Devonta Cacok notched a double-double against in a losing effort against the Warriors on Friday with 16 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Cacok got a rare start in this one along with Troy Daniels (five points, two rebounds, two steals and a three) and Jared Dudley (four points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three). Don't expect any of these guys to have any value in standard leagues beyond the occasional stream.

  • Chris Silva
    C, Miami Heat

    Ira Winderman reported on Twitter Friday night that Chris Silva will receive one of the two available two-way contract from the Heat.

    An undrafted free agent and a former SEC co-defensive player of the year is off to a good start to his NBA career. With the Heat's track record of player development, keep him on your deep league watch lists.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson made his return to action on Friday from offseason shoulder surgery and logged 10 minutes, contributing three points, one assist, one 3-pointer and one steal.

    Dotson has a lot more competition for minutes in 2019-20 compared to his bright performance as a pick-up streamer in 2018-19. He's also under the thumb of the evil coach David Fizdale roster-shuffling chaos machine. so it's best to leave him undrafted in most leagues, applying a wait-and-see approach for now.

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Mike Trudell reported on Twitter that Alex Caruso suffered a bone contusionon his pelvis during Friday's game and will not return.

    According to Trudell, the X-rays were negative but Caruso will undergo further testing when the team returns to Los Angeles.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 28 minutes in Friday's 104-91 win over Memphis.

    Aldridge continues to chug along providing scoring and rebounding with good efficiency and the occasional big nights on defense like tonight. He isn't a sexy pick, but he should produce consistently if healthy.

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar Derozan contributed across the box score in Friday's win over Memphis with 14 points (5-for-12 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

    It was nice to see Derozan chip in three long balls as that was sorely missing from his game last year. He's got a top-75 floor, but if he can get his long-range shooting back on track he can provide some value at his current ADP.

  • Rudy Gay
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay scored 13 points (5-for-11 shooting) off the bench to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over Memphis.

    Bryn Forbes started and scored 14 in this one with three 3-pointers, three assists and one steal. Gay is a high-floor/low-ceiling late pick and Forbes is a 3-point streamer.