• Ersan Ilyasova - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) is probable to play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Ilyasova returned to practice on Wednesday and is looking set to return from his two-game absence. He'll step back into his stretch four role off the bench and is worth adding in 16-team formats and a watch list candidate in anything shallower.

    Source: NBA.com

Fantasy News

  • LeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore left groin) returned from a one-game absence on Friday night and put up 25 points, nine rebounds, 14 assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in a 106-111 loss to the Nets that eliminated the Lakers from playoff contention.

    James went 8-of-25 from the field and 8-of-12 at the line while committing eight turnovers, but the real insult-to-injury part of the night came in the final minute when LeBron slipped out of bounds while driving the baseline. He came up limping after the play, so maybe it's more of an injury-to-injury situation. James returned to the game for a final offensive possession but was subbed out when the Lakers had to defend. With the Lakers' season over, we can expect more nights off going forward, especially after James appeared to get hurt again tonight.

  • JaVale McGee - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee set a new career-high in points on Friday night, going 15-of-20 from the field for 33 points to go with 20 rebounds, a steal and six blocks in 35 minutes against the Nets.

    McGee went 3-of-7 from the charity stripe to put a single blemish on a fantastic performance. This game surely swung some weekly matchups out there, and despite L.A.'s spot in the standings they don't appear ready to dial back on McGee's minutes just yet. Tyson Chandler played 13 minutes while Mo Wagner and Johnathan Williams didn't take the floor. Just hope that it keeps up so McGee can put up big numbers as the Lakers play out the string.

  • Kyle Kuzma - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma scored 18 points with five rebounds, a block and three triples on Friday night, though he shot 5-of-19 to get there.

    Kuzma's stat set is just not good enough for him to really help you out when the shot isn't falling. Points, threes and rebounds will be there — as will some assists if LeBron James sits out — but everything else will be lacking. Deploy as needed.

  • Alex Caruso - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso came off the bench on Friday and posted 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nets.

    Caruso shot just 3-of-10 but it's certainly better than Rajon Rondo, who had five points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a triple in 25 minutes. Now that the Lakers are officially out of the playoffs we could see the scales tilt further in Caruso's direction, which means only those of you who are in desperate need of assists should be hanging onto Rondo. Caruso's a decent flier with the Lakers having four games next week but we wouldn't be entirely surprised if he ended up burning you, so buyer beware.

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven points (1-of-6 FG) to go with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and a triple in 33 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    KCP took a predictable hit with LeBron James back in action, and even the absence of Josh Hart wasn't enough to earn him more looks on offense tonight. He's a 3-point streaming option but we wouldn't fully trust him as a permanent member of lineups in standard-sized leagues — at least not when LeBron is healthy.

  • D'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets

    D'Angelo Russell put up 21 points and 13 assists in his return L.A., adding three steals, four triples and six turnovers in a win over the Lakers.

    Technically Russell had been back to L.A. given that Brooklyn played the Clippers several days ago, but the sweet narrative can ignore such things. It wasn't anything special as far as the vaunted "Revenge Games" go, but Russell gets the last laugh as the Lakers were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss tonight. We'll see if he can get back on a roll now that the Nets have removed Caris LeVert, another ball-handler, from the starting lineup. Spencer Dinwiddie was also productive with 19 points, two steals, a block and two triples off the bench, though he shot just 4-for-14.

  • Ed Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets

    Ed Davis came off the bench for 14 points, 15 rebounds (seven offensive), a steal and a block on 7-of-11 shooting in 20 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

    Davis is always one of the top rebound streamers available and odds are that someone in one of your leagues got pushed over the hump by this huge game. Hopefully it was you. Boss would've had a bigger game if not for five fouls, too. Jarrett Allen was less impressive but still turned in a decent game with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a block.

  • Joe Harris - G/F - Brooklyn Nets

    Joe Harris hit 8-of-15 shots on Friday night, helping the Nets squeeze past the Lakers with 26 points, six 3-pointers, three rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

    Harris was a steal of a signing for the Nets last summer and he showcased his elite, high-efficiency deep shooting tonight. He's been a steady fantasy option from the jump.

  • Caris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert moved to the bench on Friday night and went scoreless in 18 minutes, producing three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block while missing all six of his shots.

    LeVert's season began with a bang but it's likely going to end with a whimper, though it's hard to blame him considering it's impressive that he's even in the lineup at all. He's a luxury hold right now, and if your team is far enough ahead that you can afford a luxury hold at this point in the year, congrats to you.

  • DeMarre Carroll - F - Brooklyn Nets

    DeMarre Carroll put up 15 points, six rebounds and three triples in a start against the Lakers on Friday.

    Carroll replaced Caris LeVert in the starting lineup and the move could stick with how ineffective LeVert has been of late. Carroll has a shot at late-round value if he keeps holding down this spot in big minutes (35 tonight), so keep him in mind if you need rebounds, threes and steals. Think Diet P.J. Tucker.