• Kevin Love scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes on Tuesday in a road loss to the Spurs.

    Love has struggled since Isaiah Thomas returned from injury. He is currently ranked outside of the top-50 in that stretch after posting top-25 value all season, and his usage has dropped from 26.3 percent to 20.5 as his scoring numbers have taken a significant hit. Love won’t continue to play this poorly, but the sell-high window is probably closed. Top-50 is closer to what should be expected than the top-25 version of Love we saw earlier this year as long as the Cavaliers stay healthy. 

Fantasy News

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore left hamstring) has been ruled out on Monday vs. the Cavs.

    He can be let go of in 12-team leagues as he hasn't shown much progress in his recovery process. Not to mention, coach David Fizdale's lineups are so sporadic that Payton might not even return to the starting lineup when he returns.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant (sore left hip) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    He was questionable heading into this one so the upgrade to probable is great news for his owners. Moritz Wagner is coming off of a career-best game of 30 points and 15 rebounds so he'll likely eat into Bryant's minutes tonight but hopefully things will get back to normal sooner rather than later.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ante Zizic
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Zizic (plantar fasciitis) is available to play in Sunday's game vs. the Sixers.

    This will be Zizic's debut game and with Larry Nance Jr. out he could pick up some extra minutes tonight. Keep in mind the fact that the Cavs will likely ease him back into the action so he could be on a minutes limit tonight.

    Source: James Rapien on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson missed Sunday’s practice due to a sprained right ankle, but is still considred probable for Monday’s matchup against the Cavaliers.

    This is the first we’ve heard of a sprained ankle for Robinson, but the probable tag suggests it’s not too serious. Robinson has been dinged up a few times already this season with a finger sprain, concussion and now this ankle sprain. His hinderances in fantasy, however, have far more to do with the Knicks’ rotation and personal foul trouble than injury concerns.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton has been assigned to the Grizzlies' G League team for their team practice on Sunday, but will be recalled afterwards and will be available for the Grizzlies' games against the Nuggets.

    The availability tag doesn't mean he'll see game action, as he's only suited up for four games so far this season. It's worth keeping his name in mind for his per-minute upside, but until time opens up via an injury he's not on the radar in any setting.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Rodions Kurucs
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs has been assigned to the Nets’ G-League affiliate on Sunday.

    There were hopes that Kurucs would be able to build upon his solid rookie season heading into this one. However, he has dissapointed many with an offseason arrest and subsequent poor play through the early season. He is not on the fantasy radar, and he has a lot to prove before he returns to play on an NBA team.

    Source: Anthony Puccio on Twitter

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright scored an efficient 15 points off the bench for Dallas on 6-of-8 shooting, adding four rebounds, one assist and three steals in Saturday's win over Toronto.

    Wright played well and was extremely efficient for the Mavs. The three steals are great and his value lies within his abilities to generate defensive statistics.

  • Jerome Robinson
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    A career night for Jerome Robinson who scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, adding five 3's, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Robinson got an extended run in tonight's 150-101 blowout win over the Hawks. A nice game for the second-year player.

  • Terance Mann
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Getting the start, Terance Mann scored a career-high 13 points in 33 minutes of action, adding six rebounds and eight assists in Saturday's blowout win over the Hawks.

    With teammate Patrick Beverley out, Mann got the start and made the most of it earning career highs in points, rebounds, and assists. This is a great game for him, and something for him to build off of, but this type of output should not be expected again pending prolonged injuries to Beverley.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George was on fire in Saturday's 150-101 blowout win against the Hawks scoring 37 points in 20 minutes, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

    In only his second game back from injury, George has scored 70 points in 44 minutes of total play. Needless to say he has already found his groove. Had the game not been a blowout from the start there is no telling how many more points he would have racked up. It is also worth noting that he shot 11-of-11 from the line tonight-coupled with the 10-of-10 from last game- he has not missed a FT yet. This torrid pace is probably not sustainable but the high usage and excellent efficiency, paired with "load-management" nights for teammate Kawhi Leonard, make George a possible top-10 player this year pending any re-occurring shoulder issues.