December 7, 2018, 12:46 pmMarvin Bagley III - F - Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley III has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against the Cavaliers as he deals with back soreness.
Bagley is coming off some missed time after really starting to come into his own. There's obviously upside with a highly-drafted rookie so it's worth waiting on him. The surface numbers don't look great but he should continue to get all the opportunities with this Kings squad.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
December 11, 2018, 8:33 amMohamed 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
December 11, 2018, 8:21 amAlexis 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
December 11, 2018, 1:20 amDraymond 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:15 amKlay 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:13 amGoran 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:12 amKevin 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:12 amJosh 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:11 amTyler 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:09 amWayne 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.
December 11, 2018, 1:09 amStephen 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.