• Lauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen started in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers, scoring 21 points on 8-of-24 shooting with five threes, 10 boards, two steals and one block in 32 minutes.

    The efficiency will improve as he gets his sea legs and he is looking at mid-round value the rest of the way.

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  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford said that rookie Mo Bamba didn’t play last night due to a violation of team rules.

    Clifford called the suspension “a one-game thing” so the rookie will most likely be in the rotation when the Magic host the Bulls on Thursday. Mamba is a nice source for blocks, rebounds and the occasional triple but only in deeper leagues since he is playing just 17 minutes per game.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Alexis Ajinca - C - New Orleans Pelicans

    According to Alex Biggerstaff, French professional team Asvel is in advanced negotiations to sign Alexis Ajinca.

    The french big man has played seven seasons in the NBA, mostly with the Pelicans, with career averages of 5.3 points and 3.9 boards. He is already 30 years old so we might have seen the last of of him in the NBA.

    Source: Alex Biggerstaff on Twitter

  • Draymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green returned from his 11-game absence on Monday against the Wolves and delivered seven points, 10 boards, seven assists, a triple and a block.

    It's been rough so far this season for owners of Green as he's missed 14 of his 28 games on the season. View Draymond as a lock for top-50 value while having the upside to be a top-30 player based on how the Warriors use him once DeMarcus Cousins enters the lineup.

  • Klay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors

    Klay Thompson only hit 8-of-22 shots on Monday against the Wolves but contributed in other ways to finish with 22 points, four triples, two boards, a steal, a block and an assist.

    That's back-to-back games where Thompson has recorded a steal, a block and a triple. He has the ability to do it on a nightly basis but the Warriors often don't need it. Thompson might see a fall off with Draymond Green returning tonight and with Boogie Cousins right around the corner. Consider selling high on the top-45 asset in 8-cat leagues.

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic returned from his rest day to play on Monday and scored seven points on 3-of-9 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer.

    Dragic only logged 18 minutes and the Heat are getting back a lot of players from injuries so there's not much room for Dragic to be inefficient. He's struggled a bit this season and with the depth on the Heat roster he isn't someone that's a must-own.

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant had a solid game on Monday with 22 points, four triples, three steals, five boards and three assists against the Wolves.

    KD is a lock for a top-5 finish and could finish anywhere in that range given his skills and abilities. He’s scoring a bit more this season while shooting fewer threes. You shouldn’t worry too much about it as his production might change but his value won’t.

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson returned from a shoulder injury on Monday and scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with two triples, three rebounds, five assists and a steal.

    Richardson definitely showed signs of rust as he was unable to hit some easy shots tonight, but he was still able to deliver across the board. There's no minutes restriction so you can safely plug him back in your lineups.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat

    Tyler Johnson was active for the Heat on Monday but was a DNP-CD against the Lakers.

    Johnson was active on Monday, but didn't see the floor as the Heat had contributions from their other guards tonight. It was a close game and Coach Spoelstra decided to not have a rusty Tyler Johnson out there.

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Wayne Ellington was active on Monday, but was a DNP-CD against the Lakers.

    Ellington was doing well as a 3-point specialist, but tonight he was a DNP-CD as Coach Spoelstra opted to go with his other wing players who were more fresh. Justise Winslow was also red hot off the bench so there was no need for Ellington to check in. He can be dropped as he was only a streamer before the injury.

  • Stephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors

    Steph Curry was excited to have his big-four back on the court and led the way in Monday’s 116-108 victory over the Wolves with seven triples en route to 38 points, seven boards, six assists, two steals and a block.

    Curry is unreal. He’s upped his percentages even further this season and is now at over 51 percent from the field and over 93 percent from the line. He’s almost scoring 30 a game and is a top-3 asset in 8-cat leagues. As long a Curry is playing he’s liable to go off for a blazing shooting night like tonight. Keep rolling him out there.