March 16, 2019, 6:57 pmLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (right knee contusion) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.
Doncic's absence will open up a lot for the other Mavs. Jalen Brunson will be the team's primary playmaker, with Devin Harris (ankle, probable) set to carry that burden off the bench. Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber will play more at the forward spots, and Tim Hardaway Jr. should get more shots. Doncic has been able to play through most of his injuries this season so hopefully he's back soon.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 1:17 amAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Good Andrew Wiggins showed up on Tuesday vs. Warriors with 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a three in 41 minutes.
He shot 8-for-19, though 7-for-11 inside the arc. You know the drill by now. Wiggins will do this a few times every month or so, but the overall numbers tend to fall short of even standard-league relevance unless you're punting one or both percentages. On the other hand, Josh Okogie efficiently made 6-of-9 shots for 19 points plus three swipes and three treys in perhaps a glimpse at Wiggins' future replacement.
March 20, 2019, 1:11 amTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones struggled with his shot (3-of-14 FG) on Tuesday, though he did salvage his night with ten points, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal while making all four of his free throws.
Jones is still a smart play for as long as Jeff Teague is out. Derrick Rose missing games helps him as well, but he's still a good bet to do well even with Derrick back. You can plan on starting Tyus for at least a few more games.
March 20, 2019, 1:03 amStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry hit eight threes on his way to 36 points in Tuesday's 117-107 road win over the Wolves.
Curry shot 12-for-21 from the field including 8-for-14 from three and 4-for-5 from the free throw stripe. Three rebounds, five assists and two steals rounded out his stat line. Steph is still number four overall on the season.
March 20, 2019, 12:55 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson put up 28 points, four threes, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 38 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.
Aside from a cold stretch in the previous game, Klay's been red-hot and looking like a first-rounder for the past month. Draymond Green (10 rebounds, nine assists and four blocks) and Kevin Durant (17 points, nine assists and three triples) also contributed nicely, as always.
March 20, 2019, 12:48 amJonas Jerebko - F - Golden State Warriors
Jonas Jerebko scored 18 points on 6-of-10 from the field with three treys and four rebounds in 18 minutes on Tuesday.
It's Jerebko's first double-digit scoring game since December, so don't expect a repeat of this anytime soon.
March 20, 2019, 12:35 amKhris Middleton - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton tied his season-high with 30 points on 12-of-20 from the floor in a 115-101 home victory over the Lakers on Tuesday.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) out, Middleton had a big game that also included 10 rebounds, five assists, four threes and a steal in 36 minutes. He's hasn't quite been himself this season, but he's certainly capable of going off like this when he's the number one option.
March 20, 2019, 12:28 amBrook Lopez - C - Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez provided plenty of everything in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, including 28 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, four blocks, and five threes in 35 minutes.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) out, Lopez went crazy and gave fantasy owners one of the best games of the season. Eric Bledsoe also had nice counting stats tonight with 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.
March 20, 2019, 12:22 amNikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Nikola Mirotic scored 23 points in 24 minutes with three 3-pointers and six rebounds, but he went to the locker room with a hand injury during Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Niko played his best game as a Buck, but there's some concern after he left the locker room with a bandage on his hand. If he misses time, the Bucks would likely replace him with Ersan Ilyasova, who can reasonably replicate Mirotic's production in many cases.
Source: Kane Pitman on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 12:13 amMichael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left Tuesday's game to be evaluated for a concussion in the third quarter and did not return.
Kidd-Gilchrist's night wrapped with six points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer in nine minutes. Dwayne Bacon saw more run than usual off the bench but that might've had more to do with Kemba Walker's foul trouble than MKG's absence. Miles Bridges will need to do more heavy lifting if Kidd-Gilchrist misses time.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 12:13 amTony Snell - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Tony Snell put up a goose egg, missing his three field goal attempts and adding just four rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes while replacing Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.
Even with extra minutes and usage, Snell isn't worth rostering even if Giannis misses another game or two.