June 18, 2019, 5:53 pmChris PaulG, Houston Rockets
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Rockets GM Daryl Morey denied that Chris Paul’s camp asked for a trade, while also saying that James Harden and Chris Paul do not have issues with one another.
Morey also said that Paul will remain on the Rockets next season and that he has spoken to both often this offseason about free agency evaluations and plans. If there is any tension, it is unlikely that Morey would acknowledge that publicly, as it would essentially cripple the team’s already slim chances of moving Paul’s contract. Paul is 34 and making $124 million combined over the next three seasons.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 9:33 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans was off the mark on Friday night, going for 12 points on 3-for-13 shooting to go with a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Bertans has managed to hit double digits in each of the four games he's played since returning from a quad strain, but he's also been 45 percent or below from the field in each contest. His dynamite run from earlier in the year might not be repeatable but Bertans should be in all lineups barring an unlikely extended slump.
January 17, 2020, 9:32 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson is questionable to return on Friday with an illness.
Ferguson averages 26.5 minutes per game but is still outside the top-250 on the season. Darius Bazley could see more minutes if Ferguson is out, but he is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 9:31 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant had a third straight quiet game in Friday's loss, scoring three points with a rebound and a steal in just 16 minutes.
Bryant has played three games since coming back from his foot stress reaction and fantasy GMs have certainly been left wanting. Bertans has 16 points combined, with just seven rebounds, no blocks and a single 3-pointer and has yet to top 16 minutes. Better days are ahead, as Bryant is still on a 20-minute limit.
January 17, 2020, 9:29 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga collected the first double-double of his career on Friday, tallying 17 points (6-of-9 shooting), 10 rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
Bonga was solid tonight, though obviously this is an outlier performance. He's young and got plenty of upside which means that the Wizards could prioritize his playing time after the All-Star break, but it would take huge volume for Bonga to become a consistent fantasy option.
January 17, 2020, 9:27 pmLuke KornetPF-C, Chicago Bulls
Luke Kornet started on Friday and scored 13 points (4-of-10 from the field) with three rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Kornet got the start with Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain) and Daniel Gafford (thumb) both sidelined. Carter is likely out 3-5 more weeks and Gafford is out 2-4 weeks, so Kornet has some short-term value in standard leagues and should have solid production in blocks and threes. Thaddeus Young (four points and two steals in 32 minutes) struggled on Friday but is the preferred option over Kornet while the Bulls are injured.
January 17, 2020, 9:02 pmGlenn Robinson IIISG, Golden State Warriors
Glenn Robinson III was listed questionable for Saturday with an ankle injury.
Robinson has scored double digits in five of his past six games and is a top-125 player on the season. He has little upside and is best suited for 14-team leagues.
January 17, 2020, 8:54 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson ran into a screen on Friday and injured his left elbow.
The collision looked bad but Richardson was able to return to the game on Friday. He has played 36 minutes per game over his past six games, so there will be plenty of minutes to go around if he misses time. Mattisse Thybulle has seen extra run with Joel Embiid out and could see increased value if Richardson misses time. Furkan Korkmaz, James Ennis and Mike Scott could also be streaming options for points and threes.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 8:46 pmJacob EvansSG, Golden State Warriors
Jacob Evans was ruled out for Saturday with a concussion.
Jacob Evans should be left on the waiver wire in all leagues. There are plenty of players ahead of him in the Warriors' rotation so it's unlikely he will have fantasy value this season.
January 17, 2020, 8:43 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green was listed out for Saturday with a sprained finger.
This injury came out of nowhere and it's small injuries like this that make Green a risky fantasy player moving forward. Owners should try and sell-high on Green once he comes back. Erich Paschall will be a streaming option on Saturday and is a solid DFS play.
January 17, 2020, 8:23 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (illness) said he would play on Friday vs. the Mavericks.
Lillard has an upper respiratory illness but will play through it. Lillard is a top-10 player and should come through for his owners on Friday with a good matchup.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter