February 15, 2019, 12:42 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay (strained left shoulder) is unsure of how he'll fit into the rotation when he returns from his injury.
Mudiay was locked in as the starting point guard but Dennis Smith Jr. has since joined the team. Beyond that, Mudiay is also an impending free agent whose cap hold will be renounced if the Knicks do deliver on their wildest dreams and land two max free agents. He's not going to be a priority for the rest of the season, and a timeshare seems like the best-case scenario here. Mudiay isn't worth holding onto outside of very deep leagues.
Source: New York Post
March 18, 2019, 11:28 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis returned to action after a rest day on Monday, logged his usual load of 21 minutes and dropped 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting which was accompanied by a full complement of juicy peripherals.
AD has proven that he only needs 20 minutes on the floor to post mid-round value. He added six boards, five dimes, one trey, one steal and one block to round out his line for the night. The Pelicans are going through the motions at this point and their chosen workload management plan for AD has handicapped his owners big time.
March 18, 2019, 11:24 pmElfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans
Elfrid Payton recorded his fifth straight triple-double in Monday's overtime win vs. the Mavs, tallying 19 points on 5-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds, 11 dimes, two 3s and one steal.
Payton's excellent rebounding has been a pleasant surprise this late in the season. He's been thriving since Jrue Holiday was sidelined by a lower abdominal strain. Payton is a strong play moving forward, with Holiday being a shutdown risk. Frank Jackson was also productive with 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and two triples to his name.
March 18, 2019, 11:23 pmRodney Hood - G - Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood returned after brief trip to locker room early in Monday's game.
Hood was right back in the game, so there seems to be no cause for concern.
Source: Casey Holdahl
March 18, 2019, 11:19 pmDirk Nowitzki - F - Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki scored eight important points, as he passed Wilt Chamberlain and now sits in sixth in career points in NBA history.
Dirk is generally getting minutes in the teens (12 tonight), and isn't giving fantasy players anything but possibly streaming-level threes at this point.
March 18, 2019, 11:19 pmJulius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Julius Randle thrived against the Mavs on Monday, flirting with a double-double with 30 points on 14-of-24 shooting, adding nine rebounds, four dimes, two 3s, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.
Randle has been a steady source of production as the Pelicans go through the motions of finishing off the 2018-19 season. He should hold steady as a mid-round play. Deploy him with confidence.
March 18, 2019, 11:05 pmMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber fell on and sprained his left wrist and will not return to Monday night's game.
Kleber ends his night with nine points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 25 minutes. He's been getting near-starter's minutes and had double-doubled in three of the previous four games, sprinkling in threes and blocks. Hopefully he can get back out there by the Mavs next game on Wednesday.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 10:53 pmKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving dropped 30 points with five rebounds, four assists, two threes, four steals and a block in 36 minutes in Monday's loss to the Nuggets.
Irving was also 8-of-8 from the line. Even when the Celtics are a little flat, Kyrie is a top-10 stud. Expect it to continue as the Celtics jockey for playoff position.
March 18, 2019, 10:52 pmDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs in their 111-105 win over the Warriors on Monday with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting while adding nine rebounds, eight assists and a steal.
DeRozan didn't attempt any 3-pointers and went 8-for-9 at the line. When the game was on the line, the Spurs turned to DeRozan and he delivered, scoring six of the Spurs' last nine points.
March 18, 2019, 10:50 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay came off the bench on Monday and scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Even though Gay isn't starting, he's finishing games which is what matters. The 27 minutes are still in line with his season averages and as long as he's healthy, he shouldn't be on any waiver wires.
March 18, 2019, 10:48 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled on Monday with 23 points and 13 rebounds while adding three assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Aldridge attempted as many 3-pointers tonight as his last four games combined in an effort to keep the Warriors' defense honest. The Spurs are riding a nine-game winning streak and Aldridge has been a top-10 player during that span, averaging 23.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks on .554 shooting.