• The Warriors are starting James Michael McAdoo for the injured Andrew Bogut (toe) on Monday against the Timber Wolves.

    With Bogut out, the Warriors will give McAdoo a longer look and get him some experience. He is only worth a look in the deepest of leagues.

Fantasy News

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    After being stashed in anticipation, Christian Wood lived up to expectations when given the opportunity, setting himself up as a popular target as he enters free agency.

    As a sub for 50 games, Wood averaged 10.9 pts, 5.5 rebs, .7 asts, .7 3-pointers, .9 blks and .5 stls. Those numbers leapt off the boxscore over a dozen games as a starter, 21.9 pts, 9.4 rebs, 2.3 asts, 1.7 3-pointers, .8 blks and .8 stls. The jump from 18 to 34 mpg naturally helped these advances, but Wood proved he is a worthy mid-round asset when given the chance. He could very well return to Detroit and do similar things as a starter next to Blake Griffin, just as Andre Drummond did for several seasons, but he is bound to have a number of suitors this offseason. Wood can do it all from a fantasy perspective, and a full season as a goto option with the Pistons could produce a top-40 campaign.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown saw his workload jump to 28.2 mpg and the results largely followed, as Brown posted 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists over 58 games.

    Brown is capable of doing a little bit of everything and serves as a worthy fill-in whenever the usual stars are unavailable for the Pistons. Injuries hounded Blake Griffin and Luke Kennard, and the departure of Andre Drummond also opened up more chances for Brown to emerge. For a rebuilding franchise like the Pistons, Brown figures to be a regular piece of the rotation next season, and if he focuses on improving his shooting from deep (.344 on 1.7 3PTA) he could look like a 12-team asset if the Pistons fail to make offseason additions.

  • Langston Galloway
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Langston Galloway had a serviceable campaign as an off the bench scorer for the Pistons, finishing as a top-204/175 per-game player (8-cat/9-cat).

    Over 25.8 mpg, Galloway put together 10.3 points and two 3-pointers with little else for the offensively-inept Pistons. His 3-pointer sharpened to a career-best .399 percent on 5.0 attempts. He's not the most exciting fantasy option, but in deeper formats, Galloway is a reliable end of the roster guard. His role is likely to decrease as he enters free agency and could depart Detroit this offseason.

  • Svi Mykhailiuk
    SF, Detroit Pistons

    Svi Myhailiuk made solid progress during his sophomore campaign with the Pistons, registering as a top-230/234 per-game player (8/9-cat).

    After seeing 42 games during his initial season with the Pistons, Myhailiuk was a key piece of the rotation in year-two over 56 games, averaging 22.6 mpg and posting nine points and 2.1 3-pointers on .404 shooting from deep. His development as a long-range shooter, and from the free-throw line (.814) indicates a player that is going to make a living from deep as long as he is in the league. As a starter over 27 games, Mykhailiuk upped his production to 11.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.6 treys and one steal during 28 mpg. It's nothing flashy, but he was on the cusp of being a top-200 player (8/9-cat) for total season value.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn did not attend the Heat's initial practice inside the Orlando bubble on Friday.

    Nunn's teammate, Goran Dragic, mentioned that he was absent during his media session today. Head coach Erik Spoelstra stated that every player who did not attend had a legitimate excuse for doing so, but he was not naming names. Nunn has been a key contributor during his rookie season for the Heat, largely as a sharpshooter from deep (2.1 3-pointers on 36.2 percent shooting).

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo was not present during the Heat's first practice inside the Orlando bubble on Friday.

    Two unidentified Heat players had tested positive for the coronavirus, and it is possible that Adebayo was one of them based on this news. Goran Dragic mentioned Adebayo was absent and that the team was expecting to be rejoined by his healthy teammate soon. The Heat organization is also optimistic that the roster will be fully healthy before the real games resume at the end of July.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Thon Maker
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker's fourth season in the NBA went the same way as his prior campaigns, as his potential went untapped while averaging 12.9 mpg for the Pistons.

    Maker's raw production is promising for fantasy purposes, as he is a rare center that brings blocks, 3-pointers, and a respectable steal rate to the table. Nonetheless, he has never seen more than 17 mpg and saw his minutes decline for the third season in a row. If Christian Wood finds his way out of Detroit in the offseason it stands to reason that Maker could carve out a larger role for himself, especially if Blake Griffin were to succumb to injuries as he did for the majority of this season. Maker would still have to prove himself versus the likes of John Henson and Sekou Doumbuoya, but Maker would be a popular sleeper in standard leagues if he received a true workload. In his current role, Maker was just a top-335/336 per-game player (8/9-cat).

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin was one of fantasy's worst values in 2019-20, finishing as a top-250/315 per-game player (8/9-cat) and bottoming out as a top-360/380 player in total value despite an ADP inside the top-45.

    Griffin dealt with left knee problems on and off throughout the season and could only make 18 appearances. He was sapped of some athleticism and was limited even when he took the court, ending up with 28.5 mpg after topping 32.5 mpg in every other season of his career. Griffin also averaged a seven-year low with 13.9 shot attempts per night and shot an disastrous .352 from the field, including .243 from deep despite taking 6.2 triples a game. He's now the keystone player of a team that badly needs a rebuild, with a serious history of injuries to boot. Griffin can be a dynamic, top-50 player when he's on, but he'll be hard to trust over the course of a full season. Hopefully this extended layoff gives Griffin, who underwent left knee surgery in January, time to fully recover for next year.

  • Sekou Doumbouya
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Sekou Doumbouya finished his first NBA season as a top-355/375 per-game player (8/9-cat).

    Doumbouya was a hot pickup after a run of strong games in January but the growing pains were real. After a three-game stretch where he totaled 52 points from January 11-15, Doumbouya would only hit double digits one more time all season, even falling out of the rotation so he could catch a break and continue to adjust to the speed of the NBA. We can't be too hard on him since he was the youngest player in the league and surrounded by very limited talent, but Doumbouya couldn't get any momentum even when Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond were out of the picture. He should be a centerpiece for Detroit moving forward and will be a fun name to track during draft season.

  • Jordan McRae
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Jordan McRae was putting together a solid season before a series of transactions took him out of rhythm.

    McRae opened the year with the Wizards, where he managed 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.4 triples in 22.6 mpg over 29 contests. He then moved on to four uneventful games with the Nuggets and reestablished himself with the Pistons, averaging 11.8 points in 24.5 mpg in the last four games of his campaign. All told, McRae delivered top-230/240 value in 8/9-cat leagues and should have solidified his place in the NBA going forward. Deep-league GMs can consider McRae a solid scoring option for their benches if he lands in the right spot.