April 5, 2018, 1:26 amJrue Holiday - PG - New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday poured in 15 points and added three rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in the Pelicans’ win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Jrue has nine steals in his last three games and has really been impressive on the defensive end of the floor. If his assists seem rather pedestrian lately, that’s because Holiday is often sharing the floor with Rajon Rondo who was dynamite on Wednesday, only scoring two points but dishing 13 dimes and grabbing seven rebounds. Despite sharing the floor with an elite playmaking point guard, Holiday has still been a very impressive and rather surprising top-30 overall player in fantasy this season.
April 24, 2019, 12:02 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge may have ended with a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds), but much of that came with the game already decided in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Even though the double-double stat line included two steals, a block and a three in his 31 minutes, Aldridge was quiet when it mattered. The Spurs will need him to come back strong in Thursday’s Game 6 in San Antonio.
April 23, 2019, 11:54 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay was ineffective again with just six points (3-for-9 FGs), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes in Tuesday’s Game 5 loss to the Nuggets.
Gay has hasn’t made much noise in this series. The Spurs could really use a throwback game from him as they return to San Antonio on Thursday with their backs to the wall.
April 23, 2019, 11:51 pmJakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl was very efficient on Tuesday in Game 5, going 6-for-7 for 12 points to go with seven boards and four dimes in 26 minutes.
Poeltl gave the Spurs some quality minutes tonight. However, they’ll need more from a few players in Game 6 in San Antonio in order to keep the series going.
April 23, 2019, 11:45 pmEnes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers
Enes Kanter (shoulder) went to the locker room as the first half was winding down.
Kanter's shoulder looked to be bothering him for a while in this one and then he fell hard on it again and appeared to be in quite a bit of pain.
Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 11:32 pmRodions Kurucs - F - Brooklyn Nets
Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa were ejected in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Kurucs and Musa were involved in a few frustration shoves with Greg Monroe and Jonah Bolden, who were also ejected on Tuesday. The league will look at the incident and see if fines or suspensions are merited. Kurucs and Musa are eliminated from the playoffs, so they should have no impact this season.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 11:31 pmGreg Monroe - C - Philadelphia Sixers
Greg Monroe and Jonah Bolden were ejected in the final minutes of Game 5 during a late-game scuffle on Tuesday.
Bolden and Monroe were involved in a few frustration shoves with Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa, who were also ejected on Tuesday. The league will look at the incident and see if fines or suspensions are merited.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 11:10 pmCaris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets
Caris Levert shot 6-for-12 from the floor for 18 points with three boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes for a 122-100 loss to the Sixers in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Levert has been an incredible story this season and its unfortunate his season has come to a close. He battled back from an awful injury early in the season to play at a high level. Levert came back strong to where he was easily the Nets best player in this series. He looks to bounce back stronger than ever next season.
April 23, 2019, 11:06 pmRondae Hollis-Jefferson - F - Brooklyn Nets
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson shot 9-for-13 from the floor for 21 points with two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes during a Game 5 loss to the Sixers on Tuesday.
RHJ came on strong in this series, but much of it was in garbage time. The Nets were down 29 at the half, so RHJ did most of his damage in the second half when the starters were out of the game. He could be in a different uniform this offseason, so be on the look out for value changes if the right situation presents itself.
April 23, 2019, 11:00 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell shot 3-for-16 from the floor for eight points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes for an elimination game loss at the hands of the Sixers on Tuesday.
Russell was out of sorts in this one. It's one thing to have a bad shooting night, but he was clearly not ready for the big moment. Russell finishes his all-star season with an amazing ascension as one of the NBA's great point guards. Dynasty owners should be excited about his sky-high potential moving forward.
April 23, 2019, 10:56 pmTobias Harris - F - Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris shot 5-for-8 from the floor for 12 points with eight boards, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Nets in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Harris was efficient and played great defense, as Joel Embiid (knee soreness) managed the offense this game. The Sixers made quick work of the Nets despite a few injuries, showing they belong in the second round. We'll see if they are up to the task as they will take on the Raptors next.