• Domantas Sabonis
    F, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis was held to just one point, five rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes in Wednesday's 91-99 loss to the Celtics.

    This was Sabonis' second straight game of being shutdown by the Celtics' defense and it's clear that limiting him has been critical to their game plan. Without Sabonis scoring off the bench, the Pacers will have little chance of making it back into this series. He should be expected to get more looks in Game 3, but it's looking less likely that he'll be able to break this funk.

Fantasy News

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (left leg contusion) will be playing for the Rockets on Saturday but will be coming off the bench.

    The return to action is good for his owners and the transition via an initial bench role is to be expected. Gordon is a legitimate third scoring option for the Rockets and his return will surely eat into the value of the likes of Ben McLemore.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    D'Angelo Russell (planned rest) will not play on Sunday.

    Russell sat out Saturday's practice, which was planned, as the Wolves will pump the brakes on a key player with some light knee soreness. Pretty much everyone else on the Wolves gets an upgrade for tomorrow with this news, though Jordan McLaughlin, Malik Beasley and Josh Okogie come to mind first.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker (left knee soreness) will sit out Sunday's tilt with the Lakers.

    Walker recently had his knee drained but he's still day-to-day status-wise. Obviously this isn't great news but we're still not panicking about his long-term outlook just yet. Look for all of the other Celtics to pick up more shots, with Brad Wanamaker the big winner in terms of sheer minutes. The other Celtics are better fantasy plays.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (left ankle soreness) will play on Saturday without minutes restrictions, as will the rest of the Suns aside from Frank Kaminsky.

    For those keeping track, that's good for Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo and Dario Saric. Everyone played on Friday but there was some concern over whether everyone would be ready for the back-to-back situation. Fire up your Suns as usual.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry (right knee soreness) is in the starting five on Saturday night.

    Curry was initially questionable but could be looking at a big night with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis both out. Feel free to fire him up, with Delon Wright and Jalen Brunson also in the mix.

    Source: Dallas Mavericks on Twitter

  • Ivica Zubac
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    Ivica Zubac came away with eight points and 15 rebounds on Saturday.

    Zubac needed only 20 minutes to do that damage, adding a block for good measure. He took advantage of a matchup against the undersized Harry Giles but will settle down in the near future. Zubes is a traditional big with a late-round ceiling, though he's viable when he's playing well like this.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard posted 31 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in Saturday's 103-112 loss to the Kings.

    The Clippers' funk continues, but fantasy GMs may be alright with it if it forces Kawhi to keep playing at his exceedingly high level. The other reliable Clippers did their thing today in the losing effort, with Montrezl Harrell posting 16 points and 10 boards and Lou Williams clocking in with 24 points and two threes, though he did also commit eight turnovers.

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Marcus Morris put up six points on 3-of-9 shooting in Saturday's home loss.

    Morris started and played 32 minutes, so there really isn't any excuse for this performance. He might be worth hanging onto as a low-end option for as long as Paul George is out but it's hard to envision him maintaining the volume he needs for middle-round value when the Clippers get to full health.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Reggie Jackson started in his Clippers debut on Saturday but wasn't anything special, producing eight points, four assists and two 3-pointers on 3-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes.

    Jackson may hold low-end value while Patrick Beverley is out but will just be a depth option when the Clippers are fully healthy. Even now, he's not a recommended option if you're trying to preserve FG% and is really just a specialist for threes and assists.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kent Bazemore finished Saturday's road win with 23 points, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, four steals and a block in 30 minutes off the bench.

    Bazemore's minutes are trending up as Luke Walton continues his game of chicken with Buddy Hield, and he's been a top-150 option in high-twenties minutes in the past. He's got six threes and six steals over his last three contests so give Bazemore a look for 3-and-D numbers.