• Danilo Gallinari
    SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Danilo Gallinari (right hand) will not play on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

    Welp. The Rooster just can’t stay healthy at all which is why we recommended letting him stay on waivers. Ty Williams looks like a good bet to benefit against the Nuggests as the Clippers will probably have to keep a smallish lineup to matchup. Montrezl Harrell will get a little uptick as well.

Fantasy News

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam led the way with 30 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Siakam scored 25 of his points in the first half and started the game 8-of-12 from the field, but he ended up with disappointing marks of 10-for-26 overall and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Despite the big slowdown after halftime, nobody will be complaining about Siakam's full statline. He's going to finish as a top-30 value this year and should be in that range for years to come.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell started in place of Fred VanVleet (knee contusion) on Saturday night and took full advantage, roasting the Nets for 25 points, five triples and two blocks on 10-of-15 from the field.

    Powell came out hot and was part of Toronto's early 3-point barrage, as they started 9-of-10 as a team. He's quietly sitting right at the top-100 cutoff this season, though a lot of that has come as a result of injuries to Toronto's other guards. He can disappear when the team is fully healthy but Norm has become far more consistent this season and looks like he'll have a shot to hold back-end value in 12-teamers all year long.

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin left Saturday's game with left knee soreness and will not return.

    Blake Griffin went to the locker room early and returned to the game but ultimately had to leave the game for good with left knee soreness. Griffin finished Saturday with two points on 0-of-7 shooting with two rebounds in 15 minutes. If Griffin misses extended time he could be a tough hold without an IR spot. He was just outside the top-250 in 9-cat per game value before Saturday. Christian Wood is a player to watch and could be worth rostering if he gets 25 minutes per game. Andre Drummond will also see a boost in value if Griffin misses time.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol finally had a vintage performance on Saturday night, posting season-highs with 17 points and 15 rebounds as well as a steal, two blocks and three triples.

    Gasol played 34 minutes and went 6-of-11 from the field to put together a line reminiscent of his Memphis days. It's been a disappointing campaign to this point with just top-125 value, but Gasol is shooting ten full percentage points worse than last season and is still filling out the rest of the box scores. Better days should be ahead, even if Gasol's new role brings a lot of quiet nights.

  • Serge Ibaka
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Serge Ibaka put up 12 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Ibaka had been mired in a nasty slump, going 8-for-34 from the field over the prior three games, and playing under 20 minutes in two of those contests. The big man is only delivering late-round value this season but should get back to top-100 standing by the end of the year. There's a buy-low opportunity here.

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw played a surprising 29 minutes on Saturday night, though the box score was predictably empty with two points, two rebounds and three assists on 1-for-7 shooting.

    McCaw made his return from left knee surgery on Wednesday and played only 10 minutes but got extra opportunity tonight with OG Anunoby and Norman Powell in early foul trouble. McCaw obviously isn't on the fantasy radar at all but this is troubling for Terence Davis, who was limited to 12 minutes.

  • Garrett Temple
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Garrett Temple's shot was off on Saturday night, as he went 6-of-19 from the field and an atrocious 2-for-14 from behind the arc.

    Temple managed 16 points, four rebounds and two dimes, but this is the sort of performance that can be a back-breaker from a guy who isn't supposed to shoot enough to tank your percentages. Temple has been a top-115/135 guy over the last two weeks and should remain rostered until the Nets get back to full health.

  • Taurean Prince
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Taurean Prince tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and four treys against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Prince went a solid 4-of-9 from deep but an ugly 5-of-14 overall and was shooting just .398 from the field coming into this game. That's pushing his value down into the later rounds but Prince is posting top-100 numbers over the last couple weeks. He shouldn't be on any waiver wires.

  • David Nwaba
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    David Nwaba had a decent little game on Saturday, notching 10 points, four rebounds, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

    Nwaba has played his way back into the Nets' rotation and is inside the top-250 over the last couple of weeks. Obviously the appeal is limited, but there's some helpful numbers here if you need a lift in the 20-24-team range.

  • Rodions Kurucs
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs emerged from obscurity on Saturday, logging 18 minutes and posting one point, seven rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Kurucs hadn't appeared in Brooklyn's previous six games and has even had some G League stints this season. He's down to 9.9 mpg in 10 appearances, but perhaps this means the second-year player, and his sneaky versatile game, is back on the upswing. We'll see how the minutes look in the next one.