• Channing Frye - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Channing Frye capped off his career with 10 points in seven minutes of action in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.

    Frye was 3-for-6 from the field with two 3-pointers, one turnover and no other stats. It was an entertaining last few years for Frye as he became an NBA champion for Cleveland and gained some social media following on his podcast with former teammate Richard Jefferson. He was outside the top-400 in 8 and 9-cat formats this season. We wish him well in retirement and enjoyed the 11 seasons he gave us in the association.

Fantasy News

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets do not yet know if Nicolas Batum will be a starter or a reserve next season.

    Batum is owed over $25 million in 2019-20 and $27 million in 2020-21, meaning it would take multiple picks or young players to move him, or taking on an equally bad contract. When healthy, he obviously has talent on both ends of the floor, but we haven't seen that in a few years. With Batum's uncertainty already being talked about, Miles Bridges could be a regular starter next season, which would do wonders for his fantasy value.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Charlotte Observer

  • Chris Boucher - F - Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher (back spasms) is not listed on the injury report on Saturday.

    Boucher is unlikely to see any minutes, but he's in the mix for emergency center if needed.

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Moments before Game 4 tipoff, the Nets unveiled that Jared Dudley and Caris LeVert will start over Rodions Kurucs and DeMarre Carroll.

    Carroll has been struggling mightily with his shot this series at 28.0 percent and Kurucs has been equally unimpressive so coach Kenny Atkinson will make a change. Dudley played 28 minutes during the Nets Game 1 win and LeVert has been arguably their best player so far this series.

    Source: Serena Winters on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is a go for Game 4 against the Nets on Saturday.

    Embiid averaged 22.6 minutes per game in Games 1 and 2 while missing Game 3 and his minutes will likely continue be monitored. This bodes as bad news for the Nets who have gotten used to being decimated by opposing centers all season. Perhaps that ends today with with legendary enforcer Charles Oakley seen speaking with Jarrett Allen during pregame warmups.

    Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter

  • Caris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets

    LeVert is expected to play more in Game 4 than the 23.7 minutes per game he has averaged this series.

    LeVert played 28 minutes last game, putting up 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three triples. He exceeded 30 minutes only once in the Nets' last 13 games but with the team in danger of falling into a 1-3 hole, giving him more minutes may not be a bad idea as he has arguably been their best player so far this series.

    Source: Greg Logan on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 4 against the Nets.

    With just a little more than an hour left before tip-off, Embiid's status is still in the air. Embiid missed Game 3 after playing in 1 and 2. He played only 22.6 minutes per game in those first two and the minutes will likely be monitored again if he does suit up. Coach Brett Brown said that Greg Monroe will draw the start again if Embiid cannot go. Monroe shot only 4-of-13 from the field in his Game 3 start and ended with nine points, 13 rebounds, a block and a steal in 25 minutes.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Tony Snell - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Tony Snell (ankle) would be in an "emergency role" if he does play on Saturday according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Snell is still progressing according to the coach but he will not be rushed back after missing almost a month of action. The Bucks have routed the Pistons in each of the first two games in their series while Pat Connaughton and Sterling Brown should not be affected by Snell's return just yet.

    Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter

  • Juwan Howard - Team - Miami Heat

    The Lakers will interview Juwan Howard on Tuesday for the vacant head coaching position.

    Howard, an assistant coach with the Heat since 2013, will be the third candidate the Lakers interview after Tyronn Lue and Monty Williams. It has also been reported that Lue and Williams will both return for second interviews that include Jeanie Buss and other senior management. Howard is the only one of the three without head coaching experience but his extensive tutelage under Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra should pay dividends and he does have the most playing career accolades.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook out dueled Damian Lillard on Friday as he notched a double-double with 33 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, four triples and one block as the Thunder beat the Blazers 120-108.

    The four threes were a welcome sight for Westbrook who described his play in this series prior to Friday night as "unacceptable." After being highly inefficient in the first two games, Westbrook shot 11-for-22 as he hit shot after shot in the fourth quarter to ice the win down the stretch. Oklahoma City will hope for more of the same as they look to even the series on Sunday.

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George labored through a 3-for-16 shooting night to score 22 points (14-for-17 from the free throw line), six assists, six rebounds and two threes on Friday.

    Friday's game marked the second time in three games that George has struggled with his shot, adding to the speculation that his right shoulder injury is holding him back. Fortunately for Oklahoma City, he stayed aggressive attacking the basket and was able to chip in 14 points from the charity stripe as well as his customary lockdown defense down the stretch.