January 30, 2019, 12:35 amKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn went without an assist and had six turnovers in Tuesday's loss to the Nets, but did finish with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, three rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes.
Dunn has been a top 60-85 value (8/9 cat) over the last month and that's probably lost on a lot of folks given the injuries and nights like these. Until the Bulls stop doing Bulls stuff, both Dunn and Zach LaVine (26 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals, one three) figure to be inconsistent from night to night.
April 19, 2019, 9:46 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac chipped in a solid performance on Friday night against Toronto with 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two made threes.
Isaac was a big part of how Orlando was able to keep the game close in the first half, but his struggles from the field (4-for-11) and three (2-for-7) kept him off the floor in the fourth quarter as the Magic attempted a final comeback.
April 19, 2019, 9:40 pmTerrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross played 32 minutes off the bench and scored 24 points on 8-for-17 shooting, including five made threes and two steals in Friday's loss to the Raptors.
On a night where the Magic got virtually nothing from Evan Fournier, Ross came through with a huge performance. Unfortunately, the big game from Ross wasn't enough for Orlando to overcome a poor night from its starting guards and a lackluster effort on the defensive boards.
April 19, 2019, 8:39 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable to play in Saturday’s Game 3 vs. the Bucks.
Griffin has already missed the first two games against Milwaukee. Detroit hasn’t been very competitive without him and they’ll need the big man if they hope to even up the series at home. Thon Maker would likely get another start if Griffin isn’t able to play.
Source: NBA INjury Report
April 19, 2019, 6:03 pmTony Snell - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Tony Snell (left ankle sprain) is not on the injury report for Saturday's Game 3 vs. the Pistons.
Snell has been expected to miss Games 1 and 2 (he did) so it looks like his timetable to return is correct. He's an important part of what the Bucks do but his value isn't as apparent in fantasy. Snell also might be eased into it since he's been out of action for a while.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 19, 2019, 5:59 pmPatrick McCaw - G - Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw (right thumb sprain) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Magic.
McCaw is just emergency depth at this point and won’t get much run while the team is healthy. He can be ignored in DFS although coach Nick Nurse mentioned that he wanted to get McCaw in the game for his defensive abilities.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 5:56 pmJoel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) has been downgraded to doubtful for Saturday’s Game 4 vs. the Nets.
This news isn’t surprising seeing as Embiid missed Game 3 due to the knee pain. With the Sixers up 2-1 in the first round series, Embiid could sit out another one. Greg Monroe, who started Game 3, Jonah Bolden and Boban Marjanovic would be the prime beneficiaries with Amir Johnson also in line to pick up a few minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 19, 2019, 4:48 pmTrajan Langdon - Team - Minnesota Timberwolves
Nets Assistant GM Trajan Langdon will interview for the President of Basketball Operations job with the Minnesota Timberwolves according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Langdon, a former Duke sharpshooter, has been with Brooklyn for three years and has quickly made a name for himself. With the Wolves rebuilding after the departure of Tom Thibodeau, there are several management spots that need to be filled before the start of the 2019-20 season and ideally before the NBA draft on June 20.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 3:37 pmKyle Korver - G/F - Utah Jazz
Kyle Korver (right knee soreness) has increased his practice participation and is feeling good ahead of Game 3.
Korver has logged under 13 minutes combined in the series' first two contests and the Jazz offense has struggled mightily, with bricked open threes becoming an ongoing issue. Today, Korver said, "I did the most today in practice that I’ve done in a bunch of weeks, so I’ll be ready." We'll see if he can make a bigger impact as the series shifts to Utah.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
April 19, 2019, 3:20 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker reportedly soured on the Hornets after their plan to acquire Marc Gasol fell through, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Walker was apparently deflated by Charlotte's lack of moves at the deadline. The deal for Gasol was apparently centered around Bismack Biyombo, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and a first-rounder but the teams couldn't work through the protections on the pick. That's a fair move for the Hornets, as a playoff berth that resulted in a quick exit might not have been enough to entice Walker to stay anyway, and losing Walker and a lightly protected first-round pick, either this year or in the future, would've been catastrophic. Memphis got a far superior package from the Raptors to boot. Walker has been fairly insistent that he wants to stay in Charlotte but recent reports give off the vibe that he'll be heading elsewhere this summer. The team's inability to become a consistent playoff team appears to be the big factor in his potential departure.
Source: The Woj Pod
April 19, 2019, 2:47 pmEd Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets
Ed Davis has been ruled out for Saturday's Game 4 against the Sixers.
Davis has been nursing this ankle issue for a while now. This will really put the onus on Jarrett Allen to step up and be huge for the Nets to have a chance. Davis is the only one physical enough to body up to Joel Embiid if he does get back on the court in Game 4.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter