June 19, 2019, 1:24 pmGrayson AllenG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen is part of Wednesday's Mike Conley trade and will be headed to the Grizzlies when the deal is completed.
Allen only appeared in 37 games for the Jazz, though he did end up dropping 40 points in the season finale when Utah rested most of its players. On a rebuilding team, Allen is a lock to play more, but whether he becomes more than a deep-league points and threes guy is up for debate.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 10:16 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb broke out of a recent slump on Friday, scoring 18 points to go with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 7-for-13 shooting line.
Lamb had scored two, four and nine points over his previous three contests and it was nice to see him get back to business in this one. He's an automatic add if anyone dropped him, though he's currently around the top-100 neighborhood and might slip a bit more when Victor Oladipo returns in a few weeks.
January 17, 2020, 10:16 pmFurkan KorkmazSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Furkan Korkmaz caught fire on Friday, shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc on his way to a career-high 24 points with four rebounds in 27 minutes.
Korkmaz played great on Friday and Coach Brown noticed. Brown said Korkmaz "changed the game" and they ran plays for him that they used to run for JJ Redick. That's high praise for Korkmaz and he could be worth an add in 16-team leagues as a threes specialist after two good games in a row (15 points with three 3-pointers on Wednesday).
January 17, 2020, 10:10 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon put up 12 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, a block and two 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Wolves.
Brogdon hit a clutch floater to put the Pacers up late in the game and he's been nothing short of spectacular for Indiana this season. Victor Oladipo's eventual return will undoubtedly hurt a little bit, but Brogdon should be able to easily maintain middle-round value. Myles Turner was also solid if unspectacular tonight with eight points, six rebounds, a steal and three blocks.
January 17, 2020, 10:08 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis finally had an off game this season, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, four assists, a block, five turnovers and five fouls in 26 minutes on Friday night.
Sabonis just couldn't get things going and picked up three fouls relatively quickly. Considering his elite production all season long, it's easy to overlook this one. A night of light minutes may not even be a bad thing considering his recent bout with left knee soreness — that's said to be an external bruise that simply hurts, as the Pacers have been adamant that Sabonis playing through it is not a risk for further injury.
January 17, 2020, 10:06 pmMatisse ThybulleSG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Thybulle started on Friday and scored seven points to go with four rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes.
The defensive stats are the bread and butter of Thybulle's fantasy game. He has at least one steal and one block in his past four games and is averaging 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks over that stretch. Thybulle should continue to start with Embiid out and has standard-league value in the short-term as defensive stats specialist.
January 17, 2020, 10:02 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins was able to tally 22 points, four assists and two 3-pointers while hitting 9-of-17 from the field on Friday night.
Wiggins has slowed from his early season tear but he's still producing solid top-80/100 value in 8/9-cat formats. We'll see how the return of Karl-Anthony Towns changes things but at this point it's hard to call Wiggins anything other than a win for fantasy GMs who rolled the dice on his upside in the late rounds of drafts — if you took him in the top-100, you got more lucky than anything.
January 17, 2020, 10:00 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie delivered 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Friday night, adding four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Okogie played 25 minutes tonight, slightly up from his season average of 23.8. If he can continue that upward trend, which seems likely given Minnesota's recent trade to clear up the wings a bit, then he could pop on the radar as a 3-and-D guy.
January 17, 2020, 9:59 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver put up 12 points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Pacers.
Culver logged a team-high 36 minutes and is going to get some big run down the stretch. He's not someone you should feel great about as a nightly play in standard-sized leagues but he does make for a nice stash if you can afford to be patient. The Wolves appear ready to prioritize his playing time and while there will be growing pains, Culver has shown a lot to like about his game even if it hasn't yielded much for fantasy purposes.
January 17, 2020, 9:58 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored 3 points on 1-of-5 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes before being ejected on Friday.
Thompson was ejected after slapping Jae Crowder in the butt. It was a rough night for Thompson and maybe the frustration got to him. Thompson is inside the top-125 on the season and is a hold in standard-leagues.
January 17, 2020, 9:54 pmShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Napier finished Friday's loss with 12 points, nine assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes of action.
Napier is looking at this type of run for the near future and is a fine low-end pickup in all formats. The Wolves may be in the market to acquire another point guard before the trade deadline but until that happens, Napier's value is safe and sound.