• Damian Lillard
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard scored 33 points while adding seven assists, two triples, a block and a 9-of-9 mark from the charity stripe in Sunday's 121-118 victory over the Mavs.

    Lillard responded nicely, and predictably, from Friday's ugly loss. He's going to slot in somewhere in the back half of round one when it's all said and done, not that that's much of a surprise.

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  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Damion Lee was one of the lone bright spots in a lost season for the Warriors after starting on a two-way contract, finishing the year ranked 155th in 9-cat and 122nd in 8-cat.

    After exhausting the 45-day NBA roster limit for his two-way deal, the Warriors brought Lee back on a three-year NBA contract after he played extremely well during his extended showcase. Obviously, he factors in to the Warriors' plans moving forward, even if it's just depth at the guard position behind bonafide stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are both coming off of long-term injuries. Lee seems poised to play an important role in 2020-21 and could very well be a viable fantasy contributor.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Wiggins, who was dealt from the T-Wolves to the Warriors in February, finds himself in a seemingly favorable spot moving forward, as far as his career is concerned.

    Wiggins actually fared worse, at least from a fantasy perspective, during his month with the Warriors. Overall, he finished the year ranked 76th in 8-cat and 93rd in 9-cat but was outside the top-120 over his final nine games. The Warriors, who plan on starting Wiggins at small forward next year, should be at full strength next season with the return of stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. In addition, the team will presumably land a high lottery pick in the upcoming draft due to their lackluster (and severely undermanned) performance this season. If Wiggins is able to build some rapport with Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green during the rather short offseason, he will in for another high-floor, top-100 fantasy season in 2020-21. Fantasy owners should be accustomed to the ebbs and flows that come with Wiggins' fantasy seasons, but throwing him into the mix with the rest of the Warriors is nonetheless intriguing.

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Alex Len, Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker have yet to join the rest of their Kings teammates in Orlando clear (test negative for) the coronavirus protocol for the NBA's 'bubble' at Disney World.

    This update was courtesy of head coach Luke Walton, via Kings Insider James Ham, after it was reported that the trio tested positive on June 24. Len apparently never felt symptoms. Parker, for his part, broke his quarantine when he was seen playing tennis in his native Chicago (where he is in isolation) on video. There's a chance Len and Hield will be able to report to Orlando before Parker because of this, but all three must clear protocol before they can make the trip to the bubble.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson continued to show progress in recovering from his ruptured patellar tendon, as he was a full participant at practice on Friday.

    Head coach Billy Donovan felt Roberson looked strong in terms of his movements. It sounds feasible that Roberson will be appearing in games for the Thunder once play resumes in the Orlando bubble. He has not played since January 2018, as he has suffered from a number of setbacks, but if Roberson has his athleticism that will make him an impact defender right out the gate for the Thunder. He's never had a jumper to save his life on the offensive end, but he could play his way back into the rotation while seeing limited minutes.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George admitted he had some concerns over his shoulders until a few weeks ago, but he will be entering the bubble in "the best form he can be".

    Shoulder issues have hampered George over the last couple of seasons. When at 100 percent, PG13 performs like an MVP candidate, but his scoring role can really diminish when these sorts of injuries drag him down. Even with just 29 mpg, George has been struggling through injuries this year. His averages remain early-round assets, but the Clippers are never going to push him to force the issue during the regular season, and he's unlikely to be taxing himself during the regular season matchups inside the bubble.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard's role greatly increased in year three with the Pistons, as he grew into a top-100/101 per-game player (8-cat/9-cat) on the back of 15.8 points, 4.1 assists, 2.6 treys and .893 shooting from the line.

    The Pistons were ready to hand the reings to Kennard, and he was able to deliver when healthy. However, he only appeared in 28 games, which is reflected in his 252/248 total value (8-cat/9-cat). Kennard should be fully healed form bilateral knee soreness when next season arrives, but even if one projects him taking on a larger offensive role for the Pistons, it's difficult to target him before the later rounds with so many injury questions surrounding him. Moreover, nonexistent steal (0.4) and block (0.2) averages limit the upside to be found in Kennard.

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose was a pleasant fantasy surprise this season, posting a career-high .490 field goal percentage, alongside .871 shooting from the line, 5.6 assists and 18.1 points per game.

    If Rose could ever find a way to do anything else besides scoring, assists and percentages he would be on his way to early-round value in fantasy, but he has settled into a nice role as the starting point guard for the Pistons. Still just 31 years old, Rose was a top-81/96 per game player (8-cat/9-cat), and was often selected at the end of 12-team drafts. Rose stayed relatively healthy this season, and as long as that's the case next year, he should be all set for a repeat performance. The Pistons will likely add a young guard with promise to the roster, but Rose should have a good chance to retain the starting job.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    After being stashed in anticipation, Christian Wood lived up to expectations when given the opportunity, setting himself up as a popular target as he enters free agency.

    As a sub for 50 games, Wood averaged 10.9 PTS, 5.5 REBS, 0.7 ASTS, 0.7 3PTS, 0.9 BLKS and 0.5 STLS. Those numbers leapt off the boxscore over a dozen games as a starter: 21.9 PTS, 9.4 REBS, 2.3 ASTS, 1.7 3PTS, 0.8 BLKS and 0.8 STLS. The jump from 18 to 34 mpg naturally helped these advances, but Wood proved he is a worthy mid-round asset when given the chance. He could very well return to Detroit and do similar things as a starter next to Blake Griffin, just as Andre Drummond did for several seasons, but he is bound to have a number of suitors this offseason. Wood can do it all from a fantasy perspective, and a full season as a goto option with the Pistons could produce a top-40 campaign.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown saw his workload jump to 28.2 mpg and the results largely followed, as Brown posted 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists over 58 games.

    Brown is capable of doing a little bit of everything and serves as a worthy fill-in whenever the usual stars are unavailable for the Pistons. Injuries hounded Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard, and the departure of Andre Drummond also opened up more chances for Brown to emerge. For a rebuilding franchise like the Pistons, Brown figures to be a regular piece of the rotation next season, and if he focuses on improving his shooting from deep (.344 on 1.7 3PTA) he could look like a 12-team asset if the Pistons fail to make offseason additions.

  • Langston Galloway
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Langston Galloway had a serviceable campaign as an off the bench scorer for the Pistons, finishing as a top-204/175 per-game player (8-cat/9-cat).

    Over 25.8 mpg, Galloway put together 10.3 points and two 3-pointers with little else for the offensively-inept Pistons. His 3-pointer sharpened to a career-best .399 percent on 5.0 attempts. He's not the most exciting fantasy option, but in deeper formats, Galloway is a reliable end of the roster guard. His role is likely to decrease as he enters free agency and could depart Detroit this offseason.