November 21, 2016, 6:27 am
Dirk Nowitzki & Deron Williams remain out vs. the Spurs and did not travel with the team.
J.J. Barea and Devin Harris are also out for the Mavs so things aren’t looking so pretty there in Dallas. Harris is the only one of the four that actually traveled with the team to San Antonio. There will be multiple guys to look out for including Jonathan Gibson, Seth Curry and Justin Anderson. Gibson exploded onto the scene last game and could be an intriguing pickup if players remain hurt.
January 28, 2020, 11:06 amDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
Kings center Dewayne Dedmon’s days in Sacramento could be numbered as the February 6th trade deadline draws near, but there might be a chance for the two sides to salvage their relationship, according to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee.
The NBA fined Dedmon $50,000 after he went public with his trade demand in an interview a few weeks ago. The Kings reportedly would listen to offers for Dedmon, but they won’t agree to a deal unless it makes sense for the team. Dedmon has struggled to fit it with the Kings this year but recently returned to coach Luke Walton’s rotation due to injuries to Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley III. He is still not getting enough minutes to become a fantasy contributor and a trade could have a positive effect for him.
Source: The Sacramento Bee
January 28, 2020, 10:57 amJacob EvansSG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have recalled guard Jacob Evans from the team’s G League affiliate in Santa Cruz on Tuesday.
In 22 games with Golden State this season Evans is averaging 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15.0 minutes per game. He is not a fantasy consideration as long as D'Angelo Russell is healthy.
January 28, 2020, 10:52 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers will entertain offers for center Hassan Whiteside and chances of him being dealt are at 50/50, according to Jason Quick of The Athletic.
Whiteside is averaging 15.6 points (on 59.8 percent shooting), 14.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and a league-leading 3.0 blocks this season but that doesn’t make him untouchable. Big man Jusuf Nurkic is recovering and making positive strides from a devastating leg injury last season and there has been speculation that he could be back after the All-Star Game in February. Whiteside might turn out to be surplus to requirements upon Nurkic’s return, which makes selling high now a pretty attractive option.
Source: The Athletic
January 28, 2020, 10:37 amRomeo LangfordSG, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have recalled Romeo Langford from the Maine Red Claws of the G League on Tuesday.
The rookie has failed to gain any playing time with the Celtics and doesn’t belong to any roster in redraft leagues.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 10:34 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Third-year forward Josh Jackson might make his Grizzlies debut when the Grizzlies face the Suns on Tuesday.
Jackson’s long-anticipated elevation comes in the wake of an injury to second-year wing player Grayson Allen, whom the team separately announced on Monday will be out indefinitely with a hip injury. The Grizzlies had grown satisfied with Jackson’s on- and off-court work but had been reluctant to bring him up without a clearer path to playing time. With Allen our and starting small forward Jae Crowder limited due to knee soreness, the time might have come for Jackson to play again. He deserves a speculative add in deeper leagues until we have a better idea about his role moving forward.
Source: Daily Memphian
January 27, 2020, 11:48 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell did his best to carry the Jazz in Monday's 117-126 loss to the Rockets with 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting to go with three boards, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.
Mitchell tried to keep the Jazz in the game and the lack of numbers outside of scoring were due to the fact that no one on the Jazz had it going on offense besides him and Bojan Bogdanovic. The good news is that he kept up his efficiency with his high-volume scoring tonight. The rest of the stats will trickle in soon.
January 27, 2020, 11:48 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert double-doubled on Monday with 12 points and 14 rebounds to go with a steal and two blocks.
Gobert did his best against a Rockets offense that sought to drag him out on the perimeter. He was still able to grab double-digit boards, but he didn't look comfortable all game against Houston's small ball lineups.
January 27, 2020, 11:47 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles started on Monday, but his shot was off as he scored seven points on 2-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer.
Ingles drew the start again on Monday, but was off the mark with his shot again. He's getting enough minutes to keep up his top-100 play, but he just isn't producing as of now. He's worth holding on to for a few more games as he was too good prior to this stretch to let go of after a few bad nights. Mike Conley () had a decent stretch as well, but the bench role will severely limit his upside. It's hard to imagine a world where both players produce high level fantasy lines.
January 27, 2020, 11:47 pmBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic was one of the few Jazz players to hit any shots on Monday, scoring 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting to go with one rebound, two assists and seven 3-pointers.
Bogdanovic was able to put up his usual scoring numbers alongside Donvoan Mitchell. He'll continue to be a solid source of points and triples.
January 27, 2020, 11:47 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon drew the start on Monday and responded by setting a new career-high with 50 points on 14-of-22 shooting (16-of-20 FTs) to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and six 3-pointers.
Gordon was the trigger man tonight and did his best James Harden impersonation. The Jazz just couldn't stop him on the pick-and-roll dives and couple that with his hot shooting from deep and you have what may be his best game of the season. His value goes back to 3-point streaming specialist when the Rockets are healthy as Gordon usually doesn't handle the ball this much.