April 22, 2018, 5:45 pmJayle BrownSG/SF, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown dropped a career-high 34 points in Sunday's loss, adding eight rebounds, three steals and five 3-pointers while shooting 13-of-24 from the field.
It was a heck of a performance from Brown, who nearly carried the Celtics all the way back from a big deficit. Boston shot just .414 as a team tonight, to give you an idea of how much the other Celtics struggled offensively tonight. Perhaps a game on the parquet floor will help them find their mojo.
December 13, 2019, 9:39 pmEvan FournierSF, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier kept the heat on with Wednesday's performance, totaling 27 points (10-for-18 shooting), six three-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and a steal as the Magic fell to the Rockets by a score of 107-130.
Fournier has been on an insane tear this year and that continued in this one. You can try and sell him high, but it appears he may be in for a career year so only sell him if it's truly high for a top-30 talent in return.
December 13, 2019, 9:35 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac compiled 10 points (4-for-7 shooting), three rebounds, an assist and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
It was a relatively quiet night for Isaac, who was given the laborious task of guarding James Harden for most of the night. That likely explains the lower production and you can keep Isaac in your lineups as a defensive specialist with threes and rebounds.
December 13, 2019, 9:31 pmKhem BirchC, Orlando Magic
Khem Birch scored four points, five rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 32 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
Birch's run of heavy rotational minutes are coming to an end with Nikola Vucevic due to return soon. Neither he nor Mohamed Bamba, who had nine points and six rebounds in 15 minutes, managed to make a case for an expanded role once Vucevic returns.
December 13, 2019, 9:28 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo started the second half of Friday's game after briefly leaving due to right groin discomfort.
Biyombo is has had deep-league value as a starter for Charlotte.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 9:25 pmAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon notched 21 points (9-for-15 shooting), six rebounds, four assists and two triples in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
Gordon had a nice showing offensively, though the lack of defensive numbers is annoying. It will be tough for him to return his draft day price on the season, but he should improve on what he's done so far this year.
December 13, 2019, 9:19 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross played 27 minutes off the bench on Wednesday night, scoring 13 points (4-for-10 shooting), two assists, two triples, two blocks, a steal and a rebound.
The minutes were a team-high off the bench for the Magic, as Ross seems to be settling into a sixth-man role that is offering him plenty of opportunities to hoist shots and be an option as a points and threes streamer. There will be rough shooting nights mixed in so be prepared for that as well.
December 13, 2019, 9:04 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox (ankle) said that he's targeting a return, either vs. the Hornets or against the Grizzlies, adding that he worked out hard on Thursday and is not experiencing any pain.
This is amazing news for Fox owners for sure. He's going to eased in slowly but should be able to return at least mid-round value once he's back to or closer to 100 percent.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 8:40 pmDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) is available to play for the Knicks on Friday.
His availability throws a monkey wrench into the already-chaotic game of tug-of-war between Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. That said, we maintain that Payton remains the guard to own amid the Knicks' glut of low-end PGs.
December 13, 2019, 8:37 pmCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph (lower back soreness) will start for the Kings on Friday.
Joseph has been a marginal deep-league play as of late but has been worth a streamer for assists while De'Aaron Fox remains sidelined.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 8:34 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (left ankle soreness) will be available for the Wolves on Friday.
Teague has been able to adjust reasonably well to his reserve role for the Wolves and has managed to maintain relevance in standard leagues. He's a hold for now.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter