• Marc Gasol
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff are working on the framework of a new deal to make Bickerstaff the new head coach of the team.

    Bickerstaff led one of the great tanks towards the end of the regular season but that should change. With Mike Conley, Marc Gasol, a top pick in the draft and an intention to re-sign Tyreke Evans the Grizzlies should be able to compete for a spot in the playoffs as long as they stay healthy.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo destroyed the Grizzlies on Friday, adding 37 points (12-for-23 shooting), 11 rebounds, three triples, two assists and a steal in only 27 minutes as the Bucks got the win by a score of 127-114.

    It was already encouraging to see the Greek Freak back on the court after a right quad issue threatened to force him out for a few games. It was even better to seem him be so productive on limited minutes. He will look to keep it going tomorrow against Cleveland.

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez finished with 10 points (4-for-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a triple in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.

    Lopez scored in double figures for the first time in five games on Friday, but still continued to produce quality blocks production. Look for his shot to come back around soon and he should finish in the top-75 range this season.

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Marquese Chriss returned to Friday's game after heading to the locker room to address a left knee contusion.

    Chriss has been heating up lately and has already recorded a double-double. Keep him on your watch lists and is already worth owning in deeper leagues.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton dropped 26 points (10-for-19 shooting), three triples, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.

    It was a hyper-efficient night from Middleton, who provides solid value in several cats without being truly elite at one thing. That skillset makes him a safe bet for top-50 value on the season.

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill logged a team-high in bench minutes for the Bucks on Friday, compiling eight points (2-for-5 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and a triple.

    It wasn't anything flashy for Hill, but he checked several boxes and provides decent enough back-end value to have at the end of your roster. Don't hesitate to drop him if there is a high upside option available on your wire.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford blocked a career-high six shots in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday to go along with four points and two rebounds.

    This was an eye-opening performance from Gafford, who clearly is a promising big man with the potential to be a contributor in rebounds and blocks. He's still more of a dynasty stash at this stage of his career, though. Wendell Carter Jr. posted six points on 2-of-6 shooting with 11 rebounds, two dimes and three steals.

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson exploded on Friday for a career-high 43 points (14-for-21 shooting), adding nine triples, five rebounds, an assist and a block as the Grizzlies fell to the Bucks 114-127.

    Jackson was trending in the right direction the last few weeks, and it all came together for him on Friday night. He did still have five fouls in this one, which really seems to be the only thing that can hold him back.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen cooled off vs. the Hornets on Friday, mustering just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two treys and one steal.

    Consider this just a bit of regression, but Markkanen's upward trend remains intact. He may require a bit of patience, but good times are in the cards, just further down the road.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine could not buy a bucket on Friday, going 4-of-19 from the field for 12 points, eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, two dimes and one steal.

    LaVine is dealing with a right shoulder strain, which may or may not have contributed to his poor showing. Keep an eye on his performances moving forward.

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks finished Friday's loss against the Bucks with 19 points (6-for-17 shooting), four triples, three assists, two rebounds and a block.

    Brooks logged a team-high 35 minutes and his usage on a nightly basis for this Memphis team keeps him relevant in standard leagues. He will occasionally catch fire from beyond the arc like he did tonight.