January 25, 2018, 1:59 am
Kyrie Irving led the Celtics to a win over the Clippers on Wednesday night with 20 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.
The Celtics needed a little something to get past this four-game losing streak and Irving provided that by focusing less on his scoring and more on getting the ball to open teammates. Irving was active for three of those four losses and scored 27, 40 and 33 in those games while dishing out two, five and four dimes. He only shot 7-of-16 tonight and 2-of-8 from deep but Kyrie’s ability to do the extra stuff gave the Celtics what they needed for a win and gave his extra stats a nice boost for your fantasy team. But watch for Kyrie to go back to scoring mode when the Celtics lock up with the Warriors on Saturday night.
November 13, 2019, 11:40 amGary ClarkPF, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have recalled Gary Clark and Isaiah Hartenstein from their G League affiliate on Wednesday.
Houston is currently struggling with injuries as Eric Gordon is expected to have surgery and will miss the next six weeks, while Danuel House is doubtful with a back issue. Clark will certainly get some minutes and he might deserve a look in deeper leagues while Hartenstein will be providing some insurance depth.
Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 11:33 amRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo, who made his season debut on Tuesday, will not play tonight against the Warriors.
Rondo was on a 15-minute limit on Tuesday and the Lakers will rest him on the second leg of their back-to-back. He looked good against the Suns dishing out seven assists, grabbing six rebounds and scoring five points and it’s likely he makes himself relevant in standard leagues.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 10:57 amShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Napier is now considered questionable to face the Spurs on Wednesday due to a strained right hamstring.
Jeff Teague also remains questionable and it’s really up in the air whether the Wolves will have any of their point guards back tonight. Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie have been the beneficiaries so far but both should go back to the bench if Teague or Napier are able to return.
Source: Kyle Ratke on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 10:25 amAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Sean Deveney of Heavy.com is reporting that one team that has made an offer to the Grizzlies for Andre Iguodala is the Mavs, who are eager to make a push for the playoffs and find more help for Luka Doncic.
The Grizzlies are still holding out hope that a trade can be worked out and have been holding firm on their asking price of a first-round pick. The Lakers are reportedly the favor to sign him, if and when he gets a buyout from Memphis, but a few teams in the Western Conference are interested as well. Iguodala is a risky stash in deeper leagues but he could be well worth the wait.
November 13, 2019, 9:50 amIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi has been playing 4-on-4 basketball in recent days, as he is getting closer to a return.
Mahimni was given a six week timeline at the beginning of October so he seems to be right on track for a return in the next week or so. The Wizards have been using Mo Wagner as the backup center and it’s unlikely that Mahinmi gets much, if any, playing time with a Wizards team that is focused on developing their youth.
Source: Candace Parker on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 9:11 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. needed just three games to flip the script about a possible sophomore slump into a narrative about his improving all-around game
Jackson's offensive outburst on Monday, where he scored 24 points, followed a stretch of three games where he totaled just 14 points on 5-of-20 shooting amid mounting frustration over issues with foul trouble. JJJ had a series of discussions with coach Taylor Jenkins and the latter encouraged him to stay focused on the important things, his daily work habits. The 20-year-old appears to be finding a balance between lingering on the perimeter and attacking the basket in Jenkins' up-tempo system while the buy-low window for him is probably closed.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
November 13, 2019, 8:21 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Brad Turner of the LA Times is reporting that all signs point to the Lakers holding out Anthony Davis for Wednesday night’s game against the Warriors.
His X-rays on his ribs were negative, but AD has also been dealing with a shoulder issue since the beginning of the season. It makes sense for the Lakers to rest him against the lowly Warriors after a tough game against the Suns last night. The good news is that there doesn’t seem to be any long-term concern here and Davis will just be getting the night off after grinding it out and having played in every contest to this point.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 2:39 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell had a game-high 30 points (13-for-26 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) in a home win on Tuesday, adding six boards, two dimes and a steal in 38 minutes.
Mitchell is looking great so far this season. The main improvement in his stats is in his field goal percentage. If he can keep that up, Mitchell should be able to return top-25 value.
November 13, 2019, 2:33 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley scored 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting and added four rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Nets.
Conley's numbers are down in every category this season, which is a little scary for drafters of the 32-year-old. There's plenty of time for him to get more acquainted to his new team and continue to turn this around, but Conley doesn't appear likely to return to his Memphis numbers that often had him in the top-30.
November 13, 2019, 2:22 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert had another strong game in a 119-114 win over the Nets on Tuesday, putting up 18 points (8-for-10 FGs, 2-for-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.
Gobert is off to a bit of a slow start this season, mainly in the blocks category where he's dropped from 2.3 to 1.3. There's plenty of time for that to come back, but there's also a chance that the 27-year-old might not have two blocks per game left in him. If the team with Gobert in your league is worried, make an offer. It's a great time to try to buy low.