April 26, 2018, 10:58 pmJayson TatumF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum scored 22 points on 6-of-14 shooting with two triples, three rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Bucks on Thursday.
Tatum went 8-for-9 at the line and was the man on offense tonight. He was attacking strong in isolation situations and shot a game-high nine free throws. Although the end result isn't what the Celtics would have hoped for, it's encouraging to see Tatum bounce back after a poor game and deliver a strong performance. It was arguably his best playoff performance in his young career and the future remains bright for the rookie.
December 13, 2019, 9:45 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe has been diagnosed with a right shin contusion and will not return to Friday's game.
He left the game in the third quarter and produced 12 points (3-of-6 shooting) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 9:43 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe limped off to the locker on Friday and was in need of assistance.
Bledsoe was helped off the floor by Giannis Antetokounmpo and moved gingerly with the help of some training staff.
Source: @SnellSZN on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 9:42 pmBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore played 27 minutes off the bench in the Rockets' win on Wednesday, scoring 18 points (6-for-7 shooting), with six three-pointers, two assists and a rebound.
McLemore seems to be carving out a role on this team as a three-point sniper off the bench – one previously occupied by Gerald Green. Continue looking him as a deep-league option good for threes and points, especially while Eric Gordon is out.
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