• LeBron James
    G/F, Cleveland Cavaliers

    In elimination playoff games, LeBron James has averaged an incredible 33.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists with a TS% of 57.6 with 12 wins and 9 losses.

    Though talk of LeBron's lack of 'clutchness' has died down somewhat, it should be banished forever. In elimination games, James has averaged more points than Micheal Jordan, more assists than Jordan or Larry Legend, more rebounds than Shaq and a higher TS% than Shaq and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It's worth noting that James' win/loss percentage is also higher than Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson, players he's most often compared to (chart in link).

    Source: The Ringer

Fantasy News

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine was awesome against the Wizards on Sunday, accounting for 32 points (11-of-20 FG), six 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

    LaVine did have nine turnovers which is a pain for 9-CAT leagues, but we can't complain when he performs like this. While the team has not been winning games, LaVine has proven he is an early-round player in fantasy circles this season. He's a do it all guard that can thrive in any format.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young is in the zone, going for 23 points (8-of-14 FG), five 3-pointers, six rebounds and three steals vs. the Wizards on Sunday.

    Young is the lead option at power forward and has been playing exquisitely ever since he was moved into the role. Lauri Markkanen's eventual return will end the fun, but that is not an issue yet, and even when Wendell Carter Jr. returns, you should still view Young as a standard league player.

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky did it all on Sunday, going for 15 points, 13 assists, three rebounds, and four steals against the Wizards.

    With Kris Dunn done for the year most likely Satoransky is in an excellent position for the stretch run. It took him a while to secure the point guard job for the Bulls, but much like his past seasons with the Wizards, Satoransky's value often takes some time to be appreciated, and it looks like he will be a reliable performer to close out the season in standard leagues.

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White stayed red hot and dropped 33 points yet again on Sunday vs. the Wizards, going 11-of-18 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, while totaling five 3-pointers, six rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Welcome to fantasy basketball Coby White. He was beginning to fill up the box score before the All-Star break, but these two performances are on a completely different planet. White was able to thrive alongside Tomas Satoransky tonight, which is even better for his ROS prospects. He's a must-add if that was not already clear in standard leagues, and while it is hard to imagine he can do this for the third time, White still belongs on your roster for his upside alone.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford got the start on Sunday vs. the Wizards, putting up 10 points (5-of-6 FG, 0-of-4 FT), two rebounds, two blocks and three turnovers.

    Gafford put up some numbers over his 22 minutes, but that shooting from the free-throw line is a headache. Wendell Carter Jr.'s return is on the horizon, Luke Kornet should also not be missing for too long, making Gafford more of a blocks-specialist as long as he retains the starting role. This should be a short-term streaming situation.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal exploded for a career-high 53 points (15-of-27 FG, 18-of-20 FT) on Sunday vs. the Bulls, but it was not enough as the Wizards fell 117-126.

    With the Wizards on the fringes of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference Beal has to be frustrated that they came out of the break with losses to the Bulls tonight and Cavs on Friday. He rounded out this performance with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers. Beal is plenty motivated to deliver first-round value as long as he is active and should help plenty of fantasy squads down the stretch.

  • Luguentz Dort
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Luguentz Dort put up 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting with three steals in a win over the Spurs on Sunday.

    Dort shot 2-of-2 from beyond the arc while adding two rebounds and two assists to the box score. Dort also had a team-high plus/minus of plus-36 in his 24 minutes of action. He is worth a flier for deeper leagues due to his shooting and steals.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with 13 rebounds and four assists in a blowout win over the Spurs on Sunday.

    SGA knocked down all five of his attempts from the stripe and knocked down one triple as well. He is locked in at top-50 value, while his teammate Chris Paul continues to hover around top-10 value. Paul put up 12 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in this one.

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans was good for 22 points, four rebounds, five 3-pointers, one steal and six turnovers vs. the Bulls on Sunday.

    You know what you are signing up for with Bertans. 3-pointers and points will be the nightly outlook and anything else is a bonus. He remains a very reliable mid-round value. Thomas Bryant did not do much in comparison, seeing just 14 minutes, during which he tallied four points, five rebounds and a steal. Bryant's workload will increase with time, just hang in there as he should be good for mid-round value as well when he receives 30 minutes a night.

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel blocked five shots in 16 minutes of action in Sunday's blowout victory over the Spurs.

    Noel scored 10 points with one rebound and one steal on 5-of-5 shooting. He remains a middle-round option even when he is seeing less than 20 minutes per game due to his monstrous defensive stats and efficiency.