June 26, 2019, 1:03 pmJosh ReavesSG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs will add Josh Reaves to their Summer League roster and sign him to an Exhibit 10 contract.
The Exhibit 10 means that he’ll be paid at the minimum for one year with the Mavs having the option of converting his deal to a two-way contract before the season begins. If that were to happen, one of the team’s current two-way contract holders, Daryl Macon or Kostas Antetokounmpo, will need to be waived. Reaves spent four seasons at Penn State where he showcased top-flight defensive abilities and averaged 2.1 steals and 0.8 blocks for his career. If he can fix his jumper then the Mavs will have a solid 3-and-D prospect to work with.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 11:05 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter stuffed the stat sheet on Friday night, scoring 18 points as well as two rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
Huerter should not be on any waiver wires. He looks to have found his groove and there's a legitimate chance for him to finish as a top-100 player. He does a little bit of everything for the Hawks, and while there will be random bad games sprinkled in, Huerter can contribute in every category like this.
January 17, 2020, 11:01 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler scored 14 points (3-of-8 from the field) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 115-108 win over the Thunder on Friday.
Butler didn't take too many shots but went a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and put up a well-rounded fantasy line to make up for it. Butler is on the edge of first-round value and is a lock for the top-20 as the star in Miami.
January 17, 2020, 10:54 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and added two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on Friday.
Nunn is on a hot stretch and has scored over 20 points in three straight games with 10 threes over that span. Nunn doesn't offer much outside of points and threes, but he has posted standard-league value all season and is a fine player to have at the end of your bench. Don't hesitate to drop him for a hot pickup though.
January 17, 2020, 10:54 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry briefly left Friday's game after banging his knee but was able to return and said he'd be fine in the postgame media session.
Lowry finished with 11 points, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, but more importantly, only logged 22 minutes thanks to Toronto blowing the Wizards away. The fact that he was able to get a head start on his rest might be big for his chances of suiting up in tomorrow's game in Minnesota. Check back for another update tomorrow, but you can tentatively pencil Lowry into lineups.
January 17, 2020, 10:50 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas finished Friday's 113-109 win over the Cavs with only eight points but 18 rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
Valanciunas predictably feasted, as Tristan Thompson got ejected and nobody else could hang with JV on the glass. He's going to cruise along with top-65 numbers from here on out, with the Grizzlies settling into a nice rhythm that has their main frontcourt pieces all returning standard-league value. Expect Valanciunas to put more points on the board in the next contest.
January 17, 2020, 10:47 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke put forth a strong effort in Friday's home victory over the Cavs, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes.
Clarke went through a little lull at the start of January but has been solid through the last week, so hopefully you were able to buy low. The rookie has been outstanding, and his current top-100/80 standing in 8/9-cat leagues is buoyed by an elite .635 mark from the field. Fellow rookie Ja Morant was also solid in this one, posting 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block. Big multi-cat lines are becoming a very regular occurrence there.
January 17, 2020, 10:45 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder played through hip soreness on Friday night and was able to manage nine points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.
Nothing spectacular but Crowder played 30 minutes and this is the sort of plodding line that has him as a worthwhile option for the end of benches in 12-team leagues. His shooting isn't good but the rebounds, steals and threes are generally there.
January 17, 2020, 10:45 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum will not return vs. the Mavs on Friday after spraining his left ankle.
McCollum rolled his ankle after stepping on Maxi Kleber's foot. Check back for an update on McCollum in the next couple of days. Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. are likely to see increased minutes and are two names to watch in 16-team leagues while McCollum is out. Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside will see a boost in value with McCollum out.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 10:43 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. had a very quiet night against the Cavs on Friday, posting just 10 points, one rebound and a steal in 20 minutes of action.
Jackson picked up three fouls tonight and Brandon Clarke played well, so things just weren't going his way. Don't sweat this one much and expect JJJ to get back to typical business in the next one.
January 17, 2020, 10:42 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks continued his nice scoring run in Friday's win, tallying 26 points and four 3-pointers while going 9-of-17 from the field.
Brooks did basically nothing else in the box score but there's low-end pickup appeal in all formats while he's running this hot. In his last seven, he's scored 22, 19, 28, 22, seven, 24 and now 26 points. Let the good times roll.