• Kevin Durant
    F, Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant said that last week’s in-game exchange with Draymond Green that resulted in Green’s one-game suspension will have no bearing on his future with the franchise and that he is more than ready to move on from the incident.

    “Nah, [it won't factor]," Durant told Yahoo. "Because at the end of the day, I'm just a ballplayer that's just trying to be in a great environment to play basketball and groom my skills every day.” KD holds a player option for the 2019-20 season that he’s expected to decline so he can enter free agency next summer, and there was concern within the organization that last week’s episode could result in him leaving the franchise in July. Durant added that the situation could become a galvanizing force that could bring the team closer and hopefully the Warriors can get back on track after all the turmoil that surrounded them the last few days.

    Source: Yahoo Sports

Fantasy News

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn had his best game of the month in a victory over the Pistons on Tuesday, going for 20 points (6-for-16 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    That should put Nunn owners at ease a bit as he hadn't had more than 11 points in his previous four games. He may never have a stretch close to the one that began his career unless Jimmy Butler misses time again, but he's locked into his starting role and should be worth starting in standard leagues for the foreseeable future.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo put up a very efficient double-double with 18 points (8-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), 14 rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes in a 117-108 home win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Adebayo hasn't quite hit the level that eager drafters had hoped, but he's not far off. Though the defensive stats were missing in this one, he's averaging 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks for the season. Adebayo is also in line for some better results from the free throw line, so he could easily crack the top-50 before too long.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine led all Bulls starters on Tuesday with 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting with two rebounds, five assists, three triples and one steal in 31 minutes.

    LaVine rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter but stayed in the game, so stay tuned for updates before his next game in case it swells up overnight. Lauri Makkanen was quiet with 13 points (4-of-10 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. (right knee contusion) handed out 11 assists on Tuesday while also providing three points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes.

    This game had some garbage time and plenty of missing Pistons, so it's hard to get a read on what's sustainable. With Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose sitting out tonight, Brown was able to handle the ball more than usual and showed off his point guard skills. Another player that benefitted from these circumstances was Christian Wood who went for 16 points, three boards, two steals, two blocks and a three in 26 minutes. Wood can produce well when given the minutes, but this is just the third time he's exceeded 20 minutes with the Pistons and Griffin's return is likely to make that even rarer.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. recorded a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Bulls and nothing else in Tuesday's 120-102 win over the Knicks.

    WCJ's lack of blocks tonight was a downer but the takeaway tonight is that the big man was healthy enough to put in 35 minutes in this game. The stats will follow. For now, we're just happy to see Carter stay healthy and on the floor.

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison logged 21 empty minutes as a starter on Tuesday, posting seven points 2-of-4 shooting, one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one assist.

    Hutchison is a short-term placeholder for Otto Porter (left foot sprain), keeping his ceiling stuck as a deep-league asset.

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard hit four 3-pointers for the third straight game as part of a 22-point performance on 8-of-18 shooting with five dimes and two steals in 38 minutes on Tuesday in a loss to the Heat.

    Kennard's hot start continues. Derrick Rose was out once again tonight, and while Kennard will undoubtedly lose touches as the Pistons get some players back from injury, he's established himself as a top offensive option.

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White set a new Bulls franchise record on Tuesday as he hit seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter en route to his 27 points (8-of-14 shooting), also a career-high, with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    This is the fantastic ceiling that White possesses and is the reason why the Bulls drafted him. He outplayed Tomas Satoransky (five points, two rebounds, two assists, 23 minutes) and could eventually take his starting job. White is worth a stash despite his ups and downs, for his second-half breakout potential.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle struggled with his shot, going 5-for-15 from the field and 6-for-9 from the line for 17 points, six rebounds, three assists one 3-pointer and two steals.

    Randle is outside the top-250 right now, which is not something that's going to hold. He's a buy-low candidate right now, but calibrate the price you're paying as the Pelicans-Randle is a thing of the past.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis returned to the bench holding his right side but told coaches he can check back in, and he's now done so.

    That sounds about right, as this seems to happen more games than not for Davis. A post-game update should clarify what happened.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter