• Kevin Durant
    SF/PF, Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant scored a team-high 25 in Tuesday's 99-91 victory, going 8-of-19 from the floor with six rebounds, five assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    It wasn't the best game from KD, who committed five turnovers and hit only one of his eight 3-point attempts, but it was enough. The Spurs cut the deficit to two in the final minute before Durant came through with a dagger and some clutch makes at the charity stripe. Golden State's date with the Pelicans is shaping up as the most compelling round two matchup, and Durant will need to be a little more like his usual self against a red-hot opponent.

Fantasy News

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Marquese Chriss returned to Friday's game after heading to the locker room to address a left knee contusion.

    Chriss has been heating up lately and has already recorded a double-double. Keep him on your watch lists and is already worth owning in deeper leagues.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton dropped 26 points (10-for-19 shooting), three triples, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.

    It was a hyper-efficient night from Middleton, who provides solid value in several cats without being truly elite at one thing. That skillset makes him a safe bet for top-50 value on the season.

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill logged a team-high in bench minutes for the Bucks on Friday, compiling eight points (2-for-5 shooting), six rebounds, five assists and a triple.

    It wasn't anything flashy for Hill, but he checked several boxes and provides decent enough back-end value to have at the end of your roster. Don't hesitate to drop him if there is a high upside option available on your wire.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford blocked a career-high six shots in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday to go along with four points and two rebounds.

    This was an eye-opening performance from Gafford, who clearly is a promising big man with the potential to be a contributor in rebounds and blocks. He's still more of a dynasty stash at this stage of his career, though. Wendell Carter Jr. posted six points on 2-of-6 shooting with 11 rebounds, two dimes and three steals.

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson exploded on Friday for a career-high 43 points (14-for-21 shooting), adding nine triples, five rebounds, an assist and a block as the Grizzlies fell to the Bucks 114-127.

    Jackson was trending in the right direction the last few weeks, and it all came together for him on Friday night. He did still have five fouls in this one, which really seems to be the only thing that can hold him back.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen cooled off vs. the Hornets on Friday, mustering just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two treys and one steal.

    Consider this just a bit of regression, but Markkanen's upward trend remains intact. He may require a bit of patience, but good times are in the cards, just further down the road.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine could not buy a bucket on Friday, going 4-of-19 from the field for 12 points, eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, two dimes and one steal.

    LaVine is dealing with a right shoulder strain, which may or may not have contributed to his poor showing. Keep an eye on his performances moving forward.

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks finished Friday's loss against the Bucks with 19 points (6-for-17 shooting), four triples, three assists, two rebounds and a block.

    Brooks logged a team-high 35 minutes and his usage on a nightly basis for this Memphis team keeps him relevant in standard leagues. He will occasionally catch fire from beyond the arc like he did tonight.

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder finished with 15 points (3-for-11 shooting), 11 rebounds, three threes, four assists, one steal and one block as the Grizzlies fell to the Bucks on Friday.

    Crowder's rebounding was nice, but the shooting performance from the field was less than stellar. The shooting keeps him from being an option in every league, but he can be relied on for some cheap counting stats when needed.

  • Cody Zeller
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller double-doubled off the bench on Friday with 11 points (4-of-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer and two assists.

    Zeller has been playing well enough to warrant a pickup in 12-team leagues. Bismack Biyombo, who started but left the game briefly with right groin soreness, was equally effective with 12 points (4-of-6 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist and one block. Zeller remains the preferred big man to own in Charlotte.