• Jeff Hornacek
    Team, New York Knicks

    Jeff Hornacek, whose contract with the Knicks is ending, is a name to watch as the Nets look to replace former assistant coach Chris Fleming.

    Hornacek reportedly attended home and road playoff games during the Nets’ first-round playoff loss to the Sixers and spent time going over film work with coaches and players. It would seem like this is a good fit for the former Knicks coach with his involvement in the organization already.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled with 13 points, 25 rebounds, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Kings.

    Valanciunas was a letdown on the offensive end with a 4-for-14 shooting line, but he made up for it with his work on the glass. That's a new career-best in boards for Big Science. Memphis' injuries guarantee JV extra minutes, and he was already a top-60 guy in a modest 25.8 mpg before this added opportunity appeared before him. A big finish could, and should, be on the way.

  • Kyle Anderson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson had an unimpressive four points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Friday.

    That's not inspiring but Anderson has been a comfortable middle-round play over the last two weeks and still saw 33 minutes. He looks locked in as a starter with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke out, and while his blend of production certainly works better in roto formats it's time to consider Slo Mo a must-add, especially if you need defensive stats, a strong FG% and a smattering of rebounds.

  • Gorgui Dieng
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Gorgui Dieng logged 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, tallying five points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Dieng shot 2-of-7 from the field but that's skewed by an 0-for-4 mark from deep. He's quietly delivering middle-round value in the last two weeks and is worth deploying as a steady center type while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke are out — you have another week at least.

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam had a nice all around game on Friday vs. the Hornets, finishing with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Siakam went 5-of-9 from the stripe on Friday, which is the only spot he hurt fantasy owners. He's only getting better overall, though, and has been very good over the last two weeks. During that time, he sits inside the top-30 and should carry a lot of managers into and through the fantasy playoffs.

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Josh Jackson had a decent deep-league game on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.

    Against all odds, Jackson has returned to the NBA and carved out a rotation spot, posting top-130 value over the last two weeks. He's not for any teams concerned with the percentages but this sort of modest multi-cat line makes him a decent add in 16-team formats.

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and added six rebounds and six assists in a loss on Friday at the hands of the Hornets.

    Lowry got 38 minutes in this one, which is just above his season average. Lowry has been a fantasy superstar again this season, as he's firmly inside the top-30. He has been very consistent (again) and should not be on anyone's bench for any reason as long as he is healthy.

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby had another nice game on Friday in a loss to the Hornets, putting up 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and a whopping six steals.

    Holy steal. Anunoby extended his streak of games with at least one steal to 10 with this monster effort. He has settled into the top-80 with his recent hot stretch and is inching further away from the question marks surrounding his play midway through the season. Anunoby is a top-25 player over the past two weeks and needs to be on fantasy rosters in every league.

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox returned from a one-game absence on Friday night and led the Kings to a key win with 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes of action.

    Fox was able to play through abdominal tightness after initially getting hurt on Tuesday and then sat out on Thursday, but he didn't look to be dealing with any after effects in this sterling performance. He's taken a slight step back this season thanks to small dips in steals, assists and free throw percentage that offset modest gains in rebounds, points and field goal percentage, but Fox is still a steady middle-round option with plenty of upside. Here's hoping that the injuries are behind him.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica was good for 13 points (5-of-15 FG), 11 rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on Friday night.

    That's two solid games after a dud against the woeful Warriors. Although Bjelica's defense remains abhorrent, and will likely cost the Kings in key games as they try to revitalize their playoff hopes, he's locked into a big role and has posted top-75 value on the year.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell returned to action on Friday and put up 22 points and three assists in 36 minutes of floor time.

    His return kind of came out of nowhere, but the Raptors are terrible at reporting and disclosing injury information so this is not shocking. The Raptors were thin tonight with only nine players, and Powell benefited from the absence of Fred VanVleet. On a per game basis Norm ranks safely inside the top-100 this season, so he's worth scooping up if you have space or a need. It helps that he's on a really good team as well.