• Kent Bazemore - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Kent Bazemore closed his season with a fitting 2-of-10 shooting performance on Wednesday night, scoring seven points with two 3-pointers in 17 minutes of action.

    Bazemore finished with disappointing top-150/160 value in 8/9-cat leagues. He missed 14 consecutive games with a right ankle sprain, allowing the tanking Hawks to promote rookie Kevin Huerter and never look back. Up to that point he was a top-65 player, but that injury spelled the end of Bazemore’s quality play. From his return on January 30 through the end of the season, Bazemore was only a top-260/290 player in 8/9-cat leagues and only received 21.5 mpg. His shooting also went into the gutter, and he went a horrific .354 from the field and .667 from the line over that span. Elsewhere in the box, Bazemore saw his 3-point marks drop from .394 to .320 and his free throws fall from .796 to .728. One of the fabled Hoop Ball 6, Bazemore got hurt while the team was itching to replace him, and that was that. Had he stayed healthy we’d be having a very different conversation, even accounting for some tank-related flipping of the depth chart, but unfortunately that wasn’t in the cards.

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  • D.J. Augustin - G - Orlando Magic

    D.J. Augustin shot 4-for-9 from the floor for 15 points with one board, four assists, and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Augustin hit all of his shots from beyond the arc. He played like a savvy vet during the whole playoff series, but it's unfortunate his team didn't follow suit. The 30-year-old can still ball, but his days are numbered moving forward.

  • Aaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon shot 4-for-13 from the field for 11 points with seven boards, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes to fall to the Raptors in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Gordon had alternated games doing well then awful, so he kept the pattern strong by doing awful again. The Raptors did an excellent job slowing him down all series. Gordon is a bright young piece for this Magic team which really seems invested in him. He should only get better for dynasty owners moving forward.

  • Jonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac shot 1-for-7 from the floor for three points with six boards and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

    Isaac has been awful over the past two games, totaling three points with just one cash-counter in Games 4-5. He was coming along very strong to end the season, but clearly the playoffs have taken things to another level. Isaac will still be fantasy relevant for his defense next season.

  • Nikola Vucevic - C - Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic shot 3-for-10 from the field for six points with seven boards and one assist in 17 minutes to fall to the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Vooch was shut down by Gasol again, as he has been for most of the series. After clearly being a stud for the Magic all season, it's a shame his season had to end this way, especially in a do-or-die situation. Vooch is still a great fantasy asset at this point in his career, but clearly not a playoff competitor just yet.

  • Marc Gasol - C - Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol shot 2-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line for nine points with nine boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    While it doesn't show up in the box score, Gasol has been a lock-down defender in the playoffs. He is playing with a lot of veteran grit in a role that seems to suit him very well. Gasol isn't asked to shoulder the load on offense as he had to do in Memphis, so he is focused on a very specific task to play big and be a presence. He is doing just that.

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry shot 6-for-10 from the floor for 14 points with four boards, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes to put away the Magic on Tuesday.

    Lowry had an extremely up-and-down series. Tuesday was a bit of a down game, but he didn't have to do much as the Raptors jumped out to a 20-point lead by halftime. Lowry did leave the first half early after hurting a finger on his right hand, so that could be something to monitor moving forward. The Raptors should get ample rest ahead of the second round.

  • Pascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam shot 8-for-16 from the floor for 24 points with six boards, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes to eliminate the Magic in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

    Siakam was as steady as they come in this series. He has fully emerged during the season and is now spreading his wings for a deep playoff run. The Raptors will highly likely face the Sixers in the second round, pending a Sixers win tonight.

  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard shot 8-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line for 27 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Magic in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Leonard has been ultra-efficient in this series and could not be contained by the young Magic defenders. After resting throughout the season, his method is paying dividends as he looks fresh and ready to lead the Raptors on a deep run. The Raptors and Kawhi will get ample rest ahead of the second round.

  • Mike Scott - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Mike Scott (heel) will not return in Game 5 on Tuesday.

    Scott looked a bit hobbled as he showed a slight limp coming off the floor late in the second quarter. The Sixers had to call a timeout to get him out of the game. He walked to the locker room under his own power. With the Sixers building a sizable lead by halftime, Scott could simply be resting.

    Source: Derek Bodner on Twitter

  • Mike Scott - F - Philadelphia Sixers

    Mike Scott (leg) went to the locker room in the second quarter on Tuesday.

    Scott looked a bit hobbled as he showed a slight limp coming off the floor. The Sixers called a timeout to get him out of the game. He walked to the locker room under his own power. With the Sixers building a sizable lead by halftime, Scott could simply rest. Stay tuned for updates.

    Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter