• Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (root canal) missed practice on Monday.

    DSJ had a tooth knocked out by Pat Beverley in Sunday's game, but ended up returning. Health wise, the assumption is he will be fine. Fantasy wise, he needs to find some consistency before being a trustworthy player, but the potential is certainly there. Don't let the flashy plays fool you from the overall stat line.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

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  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    According to Raptors' beat writer Ryan Wolstat, Kawhi Leonard is not expected to play in Monday's game versus the Knicks.

    Wolstat said it would be bizarre to either Leonard or Lowry suited up against a tanking Knicks' team. Serge Ibaka (suspension) will be out as well leaving the bulk of the workload to be handled by Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Fred VanVleet.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    According Raptors' beat writer Ryan Wolstat, Kyle Lowry (left ankle sprain) is not expected to play in Monday's game versus the Knicks.

    Wolstat also said he would expect Kawhi Leonard (load management) to sit out this one as well. Jeremy Lin drew the start in place of Lowry on Sunday, but Fred VanVleet has returned from his lengthy absence and played 31 minutes. VanVleet is the biggest beneficiary if Lowry sits out.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams scored 25 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 119-116 win over the Nets on Sunday.

    He added six rebounds, two assists and two triples to the box score while shooting 8-of-16 from the field. Williams has turned it on in the second half of the season and has seemingly locked in the Sixth Man of the Year award. He should return top-100 value for the remainder of the season.

  • Danilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers

    Danilo Gallinari put up 20 points with 11 rebounds and five assists on 7-of-17 shooting in 31 minutes in a win over the Nets on Sunday.

    Gallinari continues to be a top-30 value this season and has actually managed to have a healthy season. Montrezl Harrell also had a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double with three blocks on 8-of-17 shooting. These guys are two of the main reasons that the Clippers hold a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 14 points with 10 assists on 5-of-12 shooting in a win over the Nets on Sunday.

    He made three triples and added two rebounds to the stat sheet. He is a solid two-way player and can be labeled as an assists and steals specialist in most formats. He should provide late-round value for the remainder of the season and is worth owning in standard formats.

  • D'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets

    D'Angelo Russell put up 32 points on 13-of-25 shooting with five rebounds, 10 assists and six 3-pointers against the Clippers on Sunday.

    The Nets went on a 10-0 run with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter to tie the game. They did all of that just for Lou Wiliams to hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Russell continues to be the best player on the Nets and boasts top-60 value on the season. The Nets will need him to stay on top of his game if they want to make it into the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

  • DeMarre Carroll - F - Brooklyn Nets

    DeMarre Carroll played well on Sunday in a loss to the Clippers as he had 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds.

    He made all five of his attempts from the stripe and went 3-of-6 from deep. Carroll has been a deep-league shooting specialist this season and remains in that conversation as long as he remains on the Nets bench.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie shot just 2-of-16 from the field on his way to 13 points in a loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

    He shot 8-of-12 from the line and added four rebounds, three assists and one block to the box score. He has been playing well as of late, so he gets some slack for the bad performance. Expect him to bounce back with a better, more efficient performance next time out there.

  • Rodions Kurucs - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs got in foul trouble on Sunday as he fouled out in just 13 minutes, but he was able to get two steals and three blocks before exiting the game.

    He scored five points with two rebounds on 2-of-3 shooting as well. He definitely has an Andre Kirilenko type skill set and has the potential to end up as a dominant defensive player. He has put up top-70 value over the past two weeks and is worth owning in standard leagues for the remainder of the season for his shooting and defensive abilities. He should be able to provide late-round value at the very least.

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul went off on Sunday with 25 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and six triples in a 117-102 win over the Wolves.

    He shot 8-of-12 from the field, made all three of his attempts from the stripe and added a steal to the box score. James Harden put up 20 points and 10 assists on 8-of-24 shooting. This is definitely one of the most reliable backcourts to own in fantasy along with the Warriors duo.