May 31, 2019, 4:58 pmJosh JacksonF, Phoenix Suns
Josh Jackson was sporting a soft cast and crutches on Friday.
Jackson apparently tweaked his foot, and the Suns are saying that the cast is simply a precautionary measure at this point. There have already been reports that the Suns will try and move Jackson this summer and a new team might be able to buy low between this new injury and his offseason arrest at a Miami music festival. A change of scenery might do some good, but it would take a perfect situation to put Jackson on the standard-league radar.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 12:11 amWilson ChandlerF, Brooklyn Nets
Wilson Chandler was effective off the bench on Thursday, with 12 points and eight boards in 33 minutes as the Nets let the game slip away in overtime 112-104.
Chandler was good enough given what we expect from him, knocking down three triples for good measure. He was better on both ends of the floor, taking over for an ineffective Taurean Prince in the closing stages. Prince was limited to seven points in 23 minutes. At this point, neither player is a compelling option in standard leagues.
February 21, 2020, 12:08 amDeAndre JordanC, Brooklyn Nets
DeAndre Jordan put up another double-double on Thursday night to finish with 14 points and 15 boards in 37 minutes.
Jordan took advantage of Jarrett Allen's sheer ineffectiveness in this game. Allen was scoreless with two boards in 13 minutes before being benched at halftime. Jordan isn't going to get this kind of run every night, but he's still a great source of rebounds at the very least.
February 21, 2020, 12:02 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points to go along with eight assists in 37 minutes on Thursday night.
Dinwiddie is going to have to lead this team now that we've confirmed that Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the campaign. He's going to be a decent scorer and a good source of assists and triples, but be wary of shooting struggles with the volume he is going to get.
February 21, 2020, 12:00 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert chucked at will on Thursday night, going 9-of-29 from the floor to get to his 25 points, six boards, five assists and three triples in a team-high 39 minutes.
LeVert may have shot the Nets out of this game with this abysmal shooting output but he's going to get all kinds of opportunity with Kyrie Irving shut down for the season. We definitely expected more from LeVert this year but it's hard to swallow this horrible shooting. We'll just have to hope he goes on a heater so we can get more high-scoring nights the rest of the way.
February 20, 2020, 11:55 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris put up a solid double-double in Thursday's win over the Nets, posting 22 points, 12 boards and six assists in a game-high 46 minutes.
Harris has managed to keep his high-volume role despite all the shuffling we've seen from the Sixers since the trading deadline. We know what Harris is at this point and it should be just fine as a mid-round asset going forward.
February 20, 2020, 11:52 pmAlec BurksSG, Philadelphia Sixers
Alec Burks finally got some extended run for the Sixers in an overtime win over the Nets on Thursday, playing 30 minutes and scoring 19 points.
This was the reason to hold on to Burks in deep leagues despite a clear downgrade in his deployment on a deep, confusing rotation. This doesn't mean Burks will get this run every night, but he's too tough to trust in most leagues.
February 20, 2020, 11:50 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson struggled in 39 minutes of action on Thursday, finishing with just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, but he did add seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot.
Richardson didn't come out of the break strong and we'll see if this is just a blip in the radar as the Sixers try to make a lot of pieces fit together. Al Horford came off the bench again as expected but only played 19 minutes despite the free basketball, scoring six points to go with three rebounds and three defensive counters. Richardson and Horford have both had disappointing numbers as the Sixers shuffle these pieces around and may not bounce back to their expected value down the stretch.
February 20, 2020, 11:45 pmRaul NetoPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Raul Neto started Thursday's game in the absence of Ben Simmons, scoring six points and dishing out four assists.
Neto basically disappeared after a 19-point effort almost a month ago. He's clearly only on the radar if Ben Simmons misses time, so he can be left on the wire unless Simmons misses extended time.
February 20, 2020, 11:42 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid carried the Sixers to an overtime win on Thursday, finishing with 39 points, 16 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 41 minutes.
Embiid was 18-of-19 from the free throw line which really helped the Sixers stay in it and come back in the second half. We know what Embiid is at this point and that's an elite fantasy producer when he's on the floor.
February 20, 2020, 11:36 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller posted an efficient 16 points and eight boards in 25 minutes on Thursday.
Zeller was perfect from the floor in this contest but this is close to the best case scenario for him. Unfortunately, he hasn't been the reliable top-100 per-game producer this season. He should be a good source for shooting percentage, rebounds and low turnover numbers.