• Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis was made "available" for Wednesday's season finale but didn't end up leaving the bench.

    The Pacers had ruled him out earlier in the day before changing their minds, so we'll wrap up his year again. Sabonis blew away previous career-highs with 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.6 steals and a blistering .590 mark from the field. He took fewer 3-pointers than ever before as the Pacers have stopped asking their polished post player to masquerade as a stretch four. His long-term fit is at center, and while his ceiling will be capped with Myles Turner also on the roster, Sabonis can clearly pile up numbers as a high-usage guy that carries second units. In terms of total value Sabonis was a top-75/95 player, with missed time because of a left ankle sprain (five games), bruised right knee (one game) and illness (one game). Increasing the defensive stats is going to be key to his fantasy value progressing, but as long as the efficiency stays sky-high there won't be too many complaints.

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  • Damian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard, who is dealing with separated ribs, is not on the injury report and is expected to give it a go for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Lillard is a true competitor and while he admitted that he is dealing with the painful injury, he said that he's not going to use it as an excuse. The Blazers are pretty much in do-or-die mode right now and will need every little bit that Lillard can offer, 100 percent healthy or otherwise.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Norman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors

    After coach Nick Nurse hinted at changing the starting lineup for Game 3 on Sunday, the Raptors will stick with Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol as their starters.

    Nurse did say earlier that he expects Norman Powell to get more minutes and that we may see different lineups throughout the game, so that is still something to watch for. The Raptors are in must-win territory as they come home down 0-2.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Norman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse said on Sunday afternoon "I think there will be some lineup changes, that's for sure," in regards to Game 3 against the Bucks.

    Nurse also said that he thinks Norman Powell will get more minutes in this one. The most likely starting lineup change would be Powell over Danny Green – who has done very little in the first two games of this series. This is essentially a must win game for the Raptors and don't expect Nurse to go out being conservative.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • J.B. Bickerstaff - Team - Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavaliers have hired J.B. Bickerstaff as associate head coach.

    The Cavs were determined to pair new head coach John Beilein with Bickerstaff, and they will make Bickerstaff one of the highest paid assistants in the league. While he is 26 years younger than Beilein, he's been at least an assistant coach since the 2004-05 season and the Cavs believe his experience will help with Beilein's transition to the NBA.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trajan Langdon - Team - New Orleans Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans are hiring Brooklyn Nets' assistant GM Trajan Langdon as next General Manager according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.

    David Griffin makes his first big hire as the new Head of Basketball ops, getting a guy who played an essential role in the Nets' impressive turnaround. Langdon joins the league's most fascinating team from a front office perspective, holding the keys to what could either be a contending team or a jump-start rebuilding one depending on what is done with Anthony Davis.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Bradley Beal - G - Washington Wizards

    The Lakers are looking at adding a litany of veteran players via trade this offseason, including: Kyle Lowry, Derrick Favors and Bradley Beal according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

    The Lakers acquiring the fourth pick in the 2019 NBA draft will make them all the more competitive on the trade market. It has been well documented how LeBron James' teams have preferred established players over rookies, and that should be no different after coming off of the disaster that last season's Laker team was. The connection between the Lakers and Beal has been established for months, but it's worth keeping in mind as we get closer to the draft. Aiming to add vets like Lowry and Favors also makes sense, but obviously Beal would be the big get of that bunch.

    Source: Sporting News

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Multiple teams are looking into trading for Mike Conley according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

    The article lists a couple teams that have already been linked to Conley such as the Jazz and the Pacers, but one particularly interesting one that was introduced was the Miami Heat. The Heat may be looking to move on from Dragic, who is set to accept a player option that will book him for $19.2 million for the 2019-2020 season. With a combination of expiring salary and a lottery pick in the upcoming draft, the Heat could present themselves as an intriguing trading partner for the rebuilding Grizz.

    Source: Sporting News

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    The Knicks are shopping Frank Ntilikina for a late-first or 2nd round pick according to Marc Berman of the New York Post

    The paltry return they're searching for tells the story for the former lottery pick. It hasn't been a strong first two years for the young PG, but there will likely be an offer or two for him out there from a bottoming-out team who may want to take a filer on him for his defensive upside. Still though, Ntilikina has a long way to go before he can be considered a reliable NBA player.

    Source: New York Post

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic is unlikely to opt out of the last year of his deal according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    This is unsurprising given how Dragic will be set to make $19.2 million in his final season, a total that he is all but assured not to see on the open market. Dragic's most productive days are behind him, but that doesn't mean that the Heat won't be able to find a suitor who'd be looking to clear some cap space with his expiring deal.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Stephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry scored 36 points in Saturday's 110-99 Game 3 win over the Blazers, adding six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.

    Curry led his team offensively, contributing 36 points on 11-for-26 shooting. On a night where teammate Draymond Green was the primary facilitator, Curry settled in on scoring the bulk of his team's points from off the ball screens and shots from behind the arc. The Warriors have the luxury to allow for multiple ball-handlers and Curry seemed happy to acquiesce as he and Klay Thompson combined for 55 points with seven 3-pointers. Look for Curry to continue to lead the team in scoring as Kevin Durant is not expected to be back this series.