May 24, 2018, 1:02 pmSteve CliffordTeam, Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic are interviewing former Hornets coach Steve Clifford this week while also expressing interest in current Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.
Clifford has a history with the Magic as an assistant under Stan Van Gundy from 2007-08 to 2011-12 and went 196-214 as the Hornets/Bobcats coach from 2013-14 to 2017-18. The Magic have also expressed interest in Izzo but have kept their head coaching search rather quiet. The Magic have a few young pieces but also have decisions to make this offseason so it is not surprising to see the Magic make sure they bring in the best person for the job.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
December 11, 2019, 10:15 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James got his sixth triple-double of the season in Wednesday's 96-87 win over the Magic, recording 25 points (11-of-24 shooting), 11 rebounds, 10 dimes, one 3-pointer and two steals.
James has been a top-10 value on the season as he plays with a fire only fueled by the scent of another NBA championship. The only knocks on tonight's line would be his six turnovers and 2-of-5 shooting from the line. Given his strong season, owners have long accepted to take the bad with the good.
December 11, 2019, 10:13 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers in his return to Toronto on Wednesday night, ending with 23 points, five rebounds, six dimes and two steals.
Leonard is easy to rely on as one of the game's best when he hits the court. So far this season he is a top-10 player and it was great to see him put up numbers in the arena he called home as a NBA champion.
December 11, 2019, 10:09 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker caught fire in Wednesday's 117-122 loss to the Pacers compiling 44 points, seven assists, seven triples, three rebounds and two steals.
Walker continues to be an absolute beast this season. As the unquestioned veteran leader on this team, you can expect these explosions every so often throughout the year.
December 11, 2019, 10:08 pmAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon shot 5-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, finishing with a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double with four assists, one trey, one steal and one block.
This was a solid outing coming from Gordon who has thus far underperformed in 2019-20. More lines like this one should go a long way towards pulling his needle in the right direction.
December 11, 2019, 10:07 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George had a quiet Wednesday night by his standards but still fills the stat sheet, ending with 13 points, five boards, three assists, a steal, a block and two 3's.
George is a first-round talent on a per-game basis this year. His health is looking good and he should be able to shoulder a lot of the load for fantasy teams this year.
December 11, 2019, 10:04 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross was off his game on Wednesday and was limited to scoring four points on 2-of-11 shooting with one rebound, one assist and three steals.
Ouch. Ross was on a bit of a heater prior to this one, so the sting is real. That said, he's been trending up so just consider this a hiccup thanks to a tough matchup against one of the best teams in the league.
December 11, 2019, 10:03 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown dropped 18 points (7-for-12 shooting), eight rebounds, eight assists, two triples and one steal in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.
Brown continues to show no signs of slowing down since the return of Gordon Hayward, who actually left this game. Brown seems like he's in a groove right now and should continue to produce.
December 11, 2019, 10:03 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica got the start but was limited to seven points, contributing in other ways with eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks on Wednesday.
Zubac only saw 16 minutes of action but made the most of it in the counting categories. He ceded his minutes to Montrezl Harrell who had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Patrick Patterson also chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds. Harrell is the one to own here, even if he is coming off the bench.
December 11, 2019, 10:02 pmD.J. AugustinPG, Orlando Magic
D.J. Augustin started on Wednesday for an ill Markelle Fultz but was a virtual non-factor, mustering just two points, three rebounds and two assists.
Augustin has taken a massive hit this season with the rise to viability of Fultz. Not only has he ceded the starting PG job, but Augustin has also struggled to maintain consideration in 16-team leagues or deeper.
December 11, 2019, 9:57 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum didn't have his shot going (4-for-13 shooting) on Wednesday but stayed aggressive attacking the basket (6-for-6 free throws) scoring 16 points to go along with six rebounds, three assists, two triples and two steals.
Tatum had been shooting pretty efficiently recently so it's not a surprise to see that fall off a bit. It's encouraging to see him put up a productive line even on the off night.