May 19, 2019, 1:09 amDamian JonesC, Golden State Warriors
Damian Jones got the start for the Warriors but played just three minutes after picking up three fouls in the first quarter to finish with no other countable statistic in Saturday's win.
Jones got the start and then got the hook early after drawing three fouls in the first 3:17 of Game 3. Jones got the start over Andrew Bogut after playing just two minutes in Game 2 and two minutes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Bogut and Jones played a combined six minutes this game and did not contribute anything offensively. Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney picked up the slack and ended up playing 42 minutes and contributing 14 points. It is unlikely that Jones will start again going into Game 4.
October 19, 2019, 12:19 amChris SilvaC, 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
October 19, 2019, 12:06 amDamyean DotsonSG, 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.
October 19, 2019, 12:05 amAlex CarusoSG, 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
October 19, 2019, 12:01 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, 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.
October 18, 2019, 11:58 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, 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.
October 18, 2019, 11:55 pmRudy GaySF, 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.
October 18, 2019, 11:50 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored one point on 0-for-3 shooting while adding seven rebounds, three assists and two steals over 20 minutes in Friday's win over Memphis.
Derrick White also struggled in this one with two points (0-for-4 shooting), six rebounds, four assists one steal and one block in 19 minutes. The out-of-position rebounds and defense is nice from Murray and White, but the two will need to find a way to contribute consistently on offense if they're to reach their fantasy ceilings.
October 18, 2019, 11:44 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant scored 16 points on 7-for-14 shooting adding six assists, five rebounds, two blocks and a 3-pointer across 25 minutes in Friday's 91-104 loss to the Spurs.
The two blocks were impressive for the 6-foot-3 guard, who is locked in as a top-3 asset in dynasty leagues this season and has a good chance to contribute as a mid-round pick in standard leagues.
October 18, 2019, 11:40 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson put up 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks one steal and one 3-pointer on Friday as the Grizzlies fell to the Spurs.
Jackson also had four fouls on Friday, as the foul trouble that plagued his rookie season continues to follow him through the preseason. The nightly double-double and 3-and-D potential keep him worthy of a pick around round four or five.
October 18, 2019, 11:37 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram started at power forward for the injured Zion Williamson and scored 16 points, along with six rebounds, three assists and two treys in Friday's 117-116 win vs. the Knicks.
Ingram slid to the power forward spot with J.J. Redick starting. He once again did not produce any defensive stats which is the downfall in his fantasy game along with efficiency. He will still provide value in scoring and rebounding in a fast-paced Pelicans offense.