• Kawhi Leonard
    F, Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard returned from a one-game absence (load management) on Tuesday and was able to collect 26 points, six rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer while shooting 10-for-22 in 36 minutes.

    Leonard was alright tonight, and P.J. Tucker deserves some credit for making him work hard for his buckets. Nick Nurse said that the Raptors would cool it with the load management down the stretch since players should be fresh given all of Toronto's various injuries over the course of the year, so hopefully Leonard is in the lineup from here on out. It's not likely, but it's at least possible.

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  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three boards, six dimes, three steals, a block and a triple on Thursday against the Knicks.

    Monte Morris filled up the stat sheet and played 26 minutes, which is more than Jamal Murray thanks to the blowout nature of this game. Malik Beasley (14 points, two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers) also joined in on the fun but both players are streamers as long as the Nuggets are healthy.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton led the Nuggets in scoring with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting with four triples, two boards, two assists and a steal against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Barton did a lot of damage in only 24 minutes of action and Jamal Murray (14 points, three boards, four assists and a triple) also had his fair share of buckets in his 22 minutes on the floor. Both players continue to be the primary scoring guards on a Nuggets team that is still looking for their groove on offense. Tonight was a step in the right direction.

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris was quiet on Thursday, scoring eight points on 3-of-4 shooting to go with two boards, two assists, a steal and two triples.

    Harris had a decent stretch of play, but tonight he couldn't eat much due to the rest of the Nuggets torching the Knicks. He's going to be a bit of a headache to own due to his inconsistency.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic scored six points on 3-of-7 shooting while adding 10 boards, eight dimes and a block against the Knicks on Thursday.

    This was a solid line, but owners may be disappointed looking at the low point total. Jokic is presenting the biggest buy-low opportunity possible this season . We were the first ones on the Jokic hype-train before he earned his starting job and we'll be the last ones off of it. Send in your offers for him while you still can.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right eye laceration) will return to Thursday's game.

    This didn't seem like an injury that would sideline him in a competitive contest, but it's good to have official word just the same.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram is currently getting stitches for a right eye laceration and is questionable to return to Thursday's game.

    There's about 10 minutes left in a 12-point game as of this writing, so Ingram shouldn't be benched for precautionary reasons if he's cleared to return.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans hit a season-high seven 3-pointers in 37 minutes off the bench on Thursday, scoring 25 points.

    Bertans took advantage of a hobbled Moritz Wagner in this contest and the seven triples were a season-high in a season that has already featured four games before this with at least five 3-pointers. Bertans is definitely a 3-point specialist at his lowest and with Thomas Bryant out for the next few weeks, he has to be deployed.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal scored 26 points on 7-of-24 shooting in Thursday's win over the Sixers, also pitching in 10 rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes.

    The five turnovers were also ugly for Beal, but the free throw line production at least made the line more palatable. He's a set and forget player so remember to keep doing that.

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap was solid again on Thursday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six boards, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Millsap is still getting the job done against all odds and is beating father time, for now. The Nuggets are relying on him on both ends of the floor currently due to Nikola Jokic's struggles.

  • Ish Smith
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Ish Smith had a strong game on Thursday in the absence of Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) with 19 points, two triples and eight assists in 34 minutes.

    It was a late scratch for Thomas, so this probably isn't a consistent outlook for Smith. Smith should still be monitored as long as these injuries persist as a late-round value.