March 4, 2019, 10:55 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets in scoring on Monday with 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting while adding two rebounds, eight assists, a steal and six 3-pointers.
Murray has taken over the reins of the Nuggets' offense alongside Nikola Jokic and has been the most consistent guard in Denver. The Nuggets were down by 12 points with 5:32 left in the fourth quarter when Murray scored 14 of the Nuggets last 17 points in what was almost an amazing comeback on the road. He was unable to get the ball on the final inbound as Patty Mills was draped all over him, but fantasy owners can't complain about tonight's line.
March 20, 2019, 11:42 amAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis is not with the team this morning for shootaround and he will not play tonight against the Magic.
The Pelicans continue to manage the workload of their star who has been playing less than 30 minutes lately. Jahlil Okafor or Cheick Diallo should get the start but it will once again be the Julius Randle show for New Orleans.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:34 amGordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens said that he is hoping that Gordon Hayward can join the team in Charlotte after doing a treadmill workout yesterday and responding well today.
Hayward has already been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Sixers. He has been playing well lately but hopefully owners have moved on from him as injuries have derailed his season. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will carry a bigger offensive burden on Wednesday.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 11:21 amKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Kyrie Irving said he will definitely take some games off before the playoffs start since the team's focus is just on getting in the postseason and not claiming the highest possible seeding.
The Celtics said that they plan to take the same approach with Al Horford as well as the team is prioritizing health over a top seed in the East. Boston has an upcoming back-to-back set this weekend and even though nothing is official yet, it’s pretty possible that Kyrie sits out in one of those games. Owners should prepare for him to miss a few games but hopefully these come on the very end of the season and not during fantasy playoffs.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 10:31 amKhyri Thomas - G - Detroit Pistons
Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk have been assigned by the Pistons to the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League.
Drive have 3 games left and sit one-half game behind Chicago for the division lead and the automatic playoff berth. Both players should be able to help them while also polishing their game instead of sitting on the Pistons bench.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 9:41 amShai Gilgeous-Alexander - G - Los Angeles Clippers
Before Tuesday’s game, Doc Rivers emphatically denied any connection between him and the Lakers, by announcing he has agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Clippers for “a long time.”
“I’m going nowhere,” Rivers said. “I can tell you that straight and up front. I’m going to be here until Steve says ‘Get out.’” Ballmer and Rivers agreed to a contract extension last May that included an opt-out clause for this summer, one Rivers could have used if he decided to pursue another job. The Lakers are expected to part ways with coach Luke Walton, and Rivers became the subject of rumors which he quickly shut down. Doc has made a great job this year in Los Angeles by maintaining a competitive squad while also developing rookie guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and he deserves the extension.
Source: LA Times
March 20, 2019, 9:16 amLeBron James - F - Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers coach Luke Walton said on Tuesday that he has not had any discussions with LeBron James about shutting down the four-time MVP for the remainder of the season.
“We are a much better team when he's on the floor," Walton explained. "So I'm looking forward to him getting back out there again." LeBron sat out on Tuesday night due to a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season because of a strain to the same groin muscle and with the Lakers eliminated from playoff contention calling it a season might be the smart thing to do. LeBron is averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists this year but he has looked human for the first time in his career having already missed 20 games.
March 20, 2019, 8:43 amSterling Brown - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Sterling Brown practiced and played 5-on-5 basketball on Tuesday as Mike Budenholzer hopes to get him back around the end of the week.
Brown has remained sidelined for the last 11 games but he could find himself back in the rotation upon his return due to Malcolm Brogdon’s injury. Regardless, he is not a great fantasy contributor at this point.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 3:21 amMontrezl Harrell - F/C - Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell double-doubled off the bench with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 115-109 home win over the Pacers on Tuesday.
Harrell did Harrell things, going 8-for-12 from the field but 4-for-8 from the line with two assists and two steals, though he didn't block any shots in this one. Trez continues to impress and on the season sits in the top-40/30 in 8/9-cat leagues if you're punting free throw percentage.
March 20, 2019, 3:13 amDanilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari scored a team-high 24 points including four threes in Tuesday's win over the Pacers.
Gallo also had two steals and sank all four of his freebies in his 31 minutes. Now healthy again, he's been reliable for points, threes and, as always, a great high-volume free throw percentage. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a nice night too with 17 points, three boards, three dimes, two steals and a triple.
March 20, 2019, 3:06 amLou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams struggled with his shot on Tuesday, going 4-for-14 with zero threes (11 points), however he had nine assists and two steals to salvage the stat line.
Williams didn't need the late-game heroics this time around. The 32 year-old has consistently put up mid-round value once again this season, and the Clippers will continue to ride him.