• Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    Heat point guard Briante Weber said Thursday that Dion Waiters is not participating in any contact work with teammates or playing pickup games.

    Waiters is recovering from ankle surgery that he underwent in late January. His recovery timetable was supposed to be 8-10 months but he's nearing the end and still can't take any contact which isn't a good sign. Training camp is right around the corner and if Waiters can't participate Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson will be looking to take on some increased roles.

    Source: Miami Herald

Fantasy News

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo went HAM on the Sixers on Saturday to lead the Bucks to a 119-98 victory over the Sixers with 31 points on 12-of-17 shooting, adding 17 rebounds, eight assists, two 3s and one block.

    For whatever reason, Giannis loves stomping on the Sixers and gaudy lines like this have been the norm. This a top-end line from him, but we’re sure no ones gonna complain outside of Sixers fans.

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shake Milton saw some extra run on Saturday with Ben Simmons going down, erupting for 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including five triples and two assists.

    It was a one-dimensional game from Milton but it was good enough for boost in points, threes and FG tonight. Keep an eye on him as a potential add if Simmons misses multiple games.

  • Furkan Korkmaz
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Furkan Korkmaz had himself a productive Saturday night in a loss to the Bucks with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, three treys and one assist.

    Ben Simmons’ back right ended up on him tonight and Korkmaz was one of the direct beneficiaries. Korkmaz has been too erratic to trust this season but could be worth a speculative add if Simmons misses more time.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid made just 5-of-18 shots from the field and 6-of-7 from the line for 17 points and 11 rebounds with one steal and one block in a loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

    Embiid has not had a good history playing a against the Bucks, so chalk up this off night to that factor if you want. Embiid is coming off a solid game, so a bounce-back outing should be just around the corner.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Bojan Bogdanovic was limited to scoring just 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with one trey and six rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

    Bogdanovic is running a bit cold right now with this being the second straight game where he's uncharacteristically shot 30 percent or less from the field. He's a .451 shooter on the season so an upward correction should be on the near horizon.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert was quiet in Saturday's loss to the Rockets and was limited to posting just 12 points (3-of-7 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), six rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Unfortunately for Gobert owners, the Rockets matchup was not a stylistically favorable one for him. This low-end line is not a cause for concern and he should bounce back soon once the Jazz face teams with non-micro-ball systems.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell hit 12-of-24 shots from the field and 6-of-7 at the line for 31 points, seven rebounds, one 3-pointer and three assists in a loss to the Rockets on Saturday.

    Mitchell has been a top-50 play on the season, but if he's going to carry the Jazz on his shoulders moving forward, his needle should be headed in the right direction as the season winds to a close.

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley returned from a three-game absence on Saturday and got a full complement of minutes (34), allowing him to post 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer.

    Conley's minutes are a sign that he's got the trainers' full confidence to go full blast. He got an extra rest day (Friday) to recover from an illness, which now is clearly behind him. He did struggle with his shot tonight, but Conley should put up better lines than this moving forward.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden powered the Rockets to a 120-110 win over the Jazz on Saturday with 39 points (13-of-23 shooting), five rebounds, seven assists, six 3s, two steals and one block in 37 minutes.

    Harden has looked fresh, locked and loaded ever since the ASB. He's now trending back into the top-1 conversation in 9-cat formats. Fear the Beard, now more than ever.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, all from beyond the arc to finish Saturday with 12 points and four rebounds in 13 minutes.

    Ben-Mac is a streaky shooter and he got hot tonight. The return of Eric Gordon (12 points, 24 minutes) will surely eat into McLemore's outlook for the remainder of the season.