• Jabari Parker - F - Washington Wizards

    Jabari Parker ended up missing the final three games of the season because of a sprained left knee, finishing with averages of 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 threes on .493 from the field.

    Parker was mostly healthy this year and the bulk of his absences came when the Bulls moved him out of the rotation. He was a predictably hollow fantasy producer but the two woeful teams he played for allowed him to go hunt for buckets. Parker really performed well after being traded to the Wizards, as he shot a blistering .523 from the field and .613 from 2-point range. Hopefully he takes the hint and does most of his damage inside the arc going forward. Parker’s stat set remains questionable but he was able to grind out top-120/160 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues, as well as top-130/160 total value.

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  • 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 the season.

  • 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.

  • Pascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam shot 8-for-16 from the floor for 24 points with six boards, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes to eliminate the Magic in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

    Siakam was as steady as they come in this series. He has fully emerged during the season and is now spreading his wings for a deep playoff run. The Raptors will likely face the Sixers in the second round, pending a Sixers win tonight.

  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard shot 8-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line for 27 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Magic in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Leonard has been ultra-efficient in this series and could not be contained by the young Magic defenders. After resting several games during the season in order to be healthy in the playoffs, his method is paying dividends as he looks fresh and ready to lead the Raptors on a deep run. The Raptors and Kawhi will get ample rest ahead of the second round.