• E'Twaun Moore - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    E’Twaun Moore (left quadriceps contusion) dropped from having standard-league late-round value last year to a finish just inside the top-190 this season.

    Moore missed 29 games this season as he became a “load management” guy while the Pelicans limped to the finish. He lost a few minutes per game off of last season’s numbers in which he played all 82 games while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor. Moore did still hit 48.1 percent of his field goals this season, and that decent shooting for a guard remains his best fantasy asset. Next season, expect the 30-year-old Moore to be a steadying veteran, and a part-time starter on a rebuilding club.

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  • Jimmy Butler - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Jimmy Butler shot 4-for-9 from the floor for nine points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes to eliminate the Nets in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Butler was all over the place early on defense, swiping three steals in just 27 minutes of play. The Sixers built a halftime lead of 29 points, so Butler and the other starters got to rest much of the second half. The Sixers now brace for a big test with the Raptors in the second round.

  • Ben Simmons - G/F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons shot 6-for-10 from the floor for 13 points with five boards and six assists in 27 minutes to eliminate the Nets in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    After shouldering the load on offense in Game 3, Joel Embiid's return gave Simmons a secondary role in Games 4 and 5. Simmons works best this way, as the Sixers cruised past the Nets in just five games. The Sixers take on the Raptors in the second round.

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid shot 9-for-18 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line for 23 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 20 minutes to eliminate the Nets in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Embiid was a game-time decision with left knee soreness, but he pummeled through for 20 big minutes. The Sixers dominated to a 29-point halftime lead, which led to Embiid and other starters to sit much of the second half. The Sixers will take on the Raptors in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

  • Terrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross shot 4-for-11 from the field for 12 points with four boards, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes for a 115-96 loss to the Raptors to be eliminated in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Ross saw ample playing time again as the Raptors were up 20 points at halftime and the Magic needed offense. Ross couldn't get going and the game got out of hand really quick. He was a nice piece for the Magic this season, providing instant offense for much of 2018-19.

  • D.J. Augustin - G - Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin shot 4-for-9 from the floor for 15 points with one board, four assists, and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Augustin hit all of his shots from beyond the arc. He played like a savvy vet during the whole playoff series, but it's unfortunate his team didn't follow suit. The 30-year-old can still ball, but his days are numbered moving forward.

  • Aaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon shot 4-for-13 from the field for 11 points with seven boards, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes to fall to the Raptors in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Gordon had alternated games, doing well then awful, so he kept the pattern strong by doing awful again. The Raptors did an excellent job slowing him down all series. Gordon is a bright young piece for this Magic team which really seems invested in him. He should only get better for dynasty owners moving forward.

  • Jonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac shot 1-for-7 from the floor for three points with six boards and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

    Isaac has been awful over the past two games, totaling three points with just one cash-counter in Games 4 and 5. He was coming along very strong to end the season, but clearly the playoffs have taken things to another level. Isaac will still be fantasy relevant for his defense next season.

  • Nikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic shot 3-for-10 from the field for six points with seven boards and one assist in 17 minutes to fall to the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Vooch was shut down by Gasol again, as he has been for most of the series. After clearly being a stud for the Magic all season, it's a shame his season had to end this way, especially in a do-or-die situation. Vooch is still a great fantasy asset at this point in his career, but clearly not a playoff competitor just yet.

  • Marc Gasol - C - Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol shot 2-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line for nine points with nine boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes for a 115-96 win over the Magic on Tuesday.

    While it doesn't show up in the box score, Gasol has been a lock-down defender in the playoffs. He is playing with a lot of veteran grit in a role that seems to suit him very well. Gasol isn't asked to shoulder the load on offense as he had to do in Memphis, so he is focused on a very specific task, to play big and be a presence. He is doing just that.

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry shot 6-for-10 from the floor for 14 points with four boards, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes to put away the Magic on Tuesday.

    Lowry had an extremely up-and-down series. Tuesday was a bit of a down game, but he didn't have to do much as the Raptors jumped out to a 20-point lead by halftime. Lowry did leave the first half early after hurting a finger on his right hand, so that could be something to monitor moving forward. The Raptors should get ample rest ahead of the second round.