• Lance Stephenson
    G, Indiana Pacers

    A report on Monday confirms that the Pacers will not pick up Lance Stephenson's option and will instead look to target Tyreke Evans or Will Barton in free agency.

    Evans or Barton would be an upgrade over Stephenson's erratic play this season. From the fantasy slant, either of those two replacement options have a much more consistent production floor and could be good fantasy options but may not show the upside they did in extended minutes last season unless they get a starting role.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber fininshed Friday's win over the Magic with 26 points (10-for-13 shooting), three rebounds, three triples, an assist and a block.

    Kleber was feeling it on Friday night, as he found all the open spots on the floor and only missed three shots. Kleber is part of a deep rotation in Dallas but is worth a look in deeper leagues.

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) returned to action on Friday and was able to see 16 minutes off the bench, producing eight points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks.

    Bryant missed both shot attempts from the line which dampened his otherwise encouraging first game back since experiencing a setback with the stress reaction in his right foot. He's going to be brought along slowly but assuming his progression goes without delay this time around, Bryant can flirt with top-30 value if he gets minutes in the high 20s to low 30s.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic cruised with 27 points (12-for-27 shooting), 12 rebounds, four steals, one triple, one assists and a a block as the Magic fell 106-122 to the Mavs.

    Vucevic did all he could to keep his team in it but ultimately fell short. The Magic are going for a playoff spot and figure to feature Vucevic prominently the rest of the way.

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier exploded for 28 points (10-for-19 shooting), five triples, two rebounds and two steals in Friday's loss.

    With the big shooting performance, Fournier passed up Hedo Turkoglu to move to fourth on the Magic's career three-pointers list with 795. Fournier should continue to provide strong threes and scoring the rest of the season.

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (sore back) left Friday's game against the Knicks with concerns over his back.

    This is not good news. Oladipo has not looked particularly healthy since returning from injury in late January. That injury, however, was to his right knee, so the news about his back is not a welcome sight. An update should be provided after the game.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz posted 14 points (7-for-12 shooting), nine assists and a rebound in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

    Fultz logged 33 minutes in this one, which is more than double the 16 minutes that D.J. Augustin played. Fultz has played well enough lately to secure himself a nice role and a player whose assist potential gives him a high upside in the final push of the season.

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon checked several boxes in Friday's loss to the Mavs, posting 10 points (4-for-13 shooting), 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block across 35 minutes.

    The shooting was rough for Gordon tonight, but the fact he was able to step up and contribute in other areas is a welcome sight. If you have Gordon you might as well hold and hope for the best.

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross finished Friday's loss to the Mavs with 19 points (5-for-16 shooting), five rebounds, three triples, two steals and an assist.

    Ross continues to produce as an end-of-bench three-point shooting option. His efficiency is often lacking, but is a lock for a ton of minutes most nights as this Magic team doesn't have a ton of scoring options.

  • Gary Trent Jr.
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Gary Trent Jr. is in the starting lineup for Friday's home clash with the Pelicans.

    He is starting for an injured Damian Lillard. Lillard's injury is not expected to be serious, but if he is forced to miss more time, Trent Jr. would be one of the primary beneficiaries in his stead.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. was ejected in the second half of the Cavs' game vs. the Wizards on Friday for receiving his second technical foul of the evening.

    He left with three points, two assists and two blocks while also committing four turnovers in 13 minutes of action. Porter Jr. is nothing more than a deep league option for the remainder of his rookie season, unless the Cavs sustain a multitude of injuries to clear the way in their crowded backcourt.

    Source: Angel Gray on Twitter