• Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkic was ejected with two technical fouls on Thursday night, but not before posting 13 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Nurkic hit half of his eight shots from the field and went 5-of-8 from the line. His statline was solid but the ejection changed this game, as it forced a cold Skal Labissiere to take free throws with 4.4 seconds left and Portland down two (he missed both). Nurkic's absence also changed the complexion of the game in overtime, as losing your star center usually does. It was a very chippy affair with Nurk earning his first tech after being on the receiving end of a flagrant from Russell Westbrook and his second after getting into Paul George's grill in the closing seconds. The dislike here is genuine and it'd be great if these two teams could match up in the postseason.

Fantasy News

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic finished Friday's loss to the Knicks with 14 points (5-for-10 shooting), four threes, one rebound and one assist.

    Bogdanovic shot the ball well on Friday, but didn't contribute much else. With De'Aaron Fox eyeing a return sometime next week, Bogdanovic may be best to consider as a threes and points streamer.

  • Royce O'Neale
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Royce O'Neale had himself a good game on Friday, producing 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two 3s and one steal.

    O'Neale has managed to hover just outside the top-150 in 9-cat so far this season, but his low-volume production keeps him off most 14-team league rosters.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert bullied the Warriors for 15 points (6-of-9 shooting), 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks on Friday.

    Gobert is as steady as they come and is money to finish in the top-25 thanks to his strengths in rebounding and shot blocking.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Bojan Bogdanovic caught fire in Friday's 114-106 win over the Warriors, knocking down 8-of-13 treys en route to his game-high 32 points on 8-of-18 shooting.

    Bogdanovic added four rebounds, one assist and 8-of-10 shooting from the line to complete his performance. He's a proven 3-point shooter and high-volume scorer and is often miscategorized as a 3-point shooting specialist. He's a lock to finish with mid-round value this season as the Jazz's second scoring option.

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Marquese Chriss was active on both ends of the floor in Friday's loss to the Jazz, recording 12 points (4-of-7 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), 13 rebounds (ties career-high), five assists, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.

    This is the second straight double-double coming from Chriss and he's making a strong case for more rotational minutes. So far, it's his erratic free throw shooting and lack of consistency holding him back. He's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues or deeper.

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney started for Eric Paschall (sore left hip) on Friday but did little with his 18 minutes on the floor as he was limited to to points, four rebounds and one steal.

    Looney has been mostly a non-factor in fantasy since making his season debut. He's worth stashing for his upside, but will require a little more than a pinch of patience as he gets into game-shape.

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Jacob Evans flashed some of his old form on Friday, posting 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one trey, one steal and two blocks.

    Evans has been fantasy-relevant in past seasons and could be on the rise as a deep-league target moving forward.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James picked the Heat apart on Friday to the tun eof 28 points (11-for-22 shooting), 12 assists, nine rebounds, four triples and a steal as the Lakers prevailed in Miami 113-110.

    James momentarily left the game in this one, but based on his final stat line I think it's safe to say he's all good. The assist production has been especially impressive so far this year for James, who continues to set up Anthony Davis and the Lakers three-point shooters.

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Damion Lee led the Warriors bench on Friday with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and three treys.

    Lee's performance, while impressive, is still one-dimensional at best. He's been quiet prior to this outburst and will need a repeat performance before we recommend an add.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis dominated once again on Friday night as he totaled a team-high 33 points (11-for-20 shooting), 10 rebounds, four triples, three blocks and an assist as the Lakers won on the road again.

    Davis continues to be a fantasy force and the shoulder issue that has been popping up on injury reports is not slowing him down. Expect another big line the next time he takes the floor against the Hawks on Sunday.