September 24, 2018, 12:24 pmKristaps PorzingisF/C, New York Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis said Monday he is doing light work but has no timetable on his return yet.
Porzingis has not been cleared for sprinting yet and tried dodging questions regarding him missing the entire season. He's done light shooting and running so far and said his knee is feeling good. With no return guaranteed and a keeping a zero on the bench until a return, it is hard to draft Porzingis right now.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 1:10 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis had a quiet night in Thursday's 116-86 blowout win over the Warriors, scoring 23 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Davis got it done across the board and was able to check out after only playing 25 minutes which is a win on all sides. It looks like the shoulder is fine so keep on plugging him in.
February 28, 2020, 1:09 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma came off the bench on Thursday and scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Kuzma was able to pile up the points against a weak team and it helps that LeBron James (groin) sat this one out. He's a point streamer at best.
February 28, 2020, 1:07 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard came off the bench on Thursday and scored 13 points on 4-of-4 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.
Howard logged 24 minutes off the bench and was electric in tonight's win. He's shown the ability to put up efficient stat lines against mediocre teams, but the Lakers are a fantasy wasteland outside of their dynamic duo.
February 28, 2020, 1:06 amRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo started on Thursday, scoring 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with four rebounds, six dimes and two steals.
Rondo got the starting nod with LeBron James (groin) out, but he's far from being a reliable fantasy player on a regular basis. They played the worst team in the NBA, so anyone could have really produced here.
February 27, 2020, 11:35 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green has been ejected from Thursday's game against the Lakers after scoring two points with one rebound, four assists and a steal in 10 minutes of action.
Green picked up his second technical arguing with a ref in the second quarter and has been tossed out of tonight's game.
February 27, 2020, 11:04 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside put up a strong double-double on Thursday with 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Blazers fell 106-100 to the Pacers.
Whiteside has rebounded and blocked his way to an unlikely top-10 fantasy season and at this point, that's mostly sustainable especially with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins with uncertain timelines. Keep rolling Whiteside out there.
February 27, 2020, 11:00 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony had a quiet 12 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes on Thursday night.
Anthony didn't do a ton offensively in this contest but was at least efficient in what he did do. He made five of his eight shots and only turned it over twice. Anthony and Trevor Ariza have both settled in as top-140 values this season and that should continue. Ariza had an off night, scoring eight points and hitting two triples in 37 minutes.
February 27, 2020, 10:55 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum's 28 points on 11-of-27 shooting and eight assists wasn't enough as the Blazers' rally came up short on Thursday night.
McCollum is the primary scorer for this team without Damian Lillard, and he's going to continue to shoot at high volume. We like the scoring numbers, assists and the three triples, but 27 shots is a few too many to be comfortable with. Hopefully Lillard returns soon to take some pressure off of McCollum in these upcoming must-win games.
February 27, 2020, 10:52 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. played a game-high 41 minutes on Thursday, scoring 20 points and hitting five 3-pointers in a loss to the Pacers.
Trent Jr. has been very useful in this short run without Dame Lillard. Hopefully for the Blazers, Lillard returns in short order which would greatly mute Trent's production. Still, he may manage to hold late-round value like he has over the last two months in 25 minutes per game. At that point, he'll likely be a streaming option.
February 27, 2020, 10:48 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Warren was productive in 38 minutes on Thursday, scoring 15 points, grabbing five boards and picking up two steals.
Warren is the Pacers' leading scorer and has primarily been an efficient point-producer on his way to top-60 value. For the time being, we expect that to continue for Warren. He seems quite underrated in general, much like his teammate Justin Holiday, who is providing top-120 value as a good 3-and-D option. Holiday had 11 points, three triples and a steal in this contest.