• Mike Budenholzer
    Team, Atlanta Hawks

    Reports indicate that Mike Budenholzer has become the preferred candidate for the head coaching vacancies for the Bucks and Raptors.

    The Bucks have been extensively interviewing candidates and will re-engage talks with Budenholzer, while the Raptors have only recently fired Dwane Casey and are wasting no time in filling that void. Both teams made the playoffs and remain as prime destinations for head coaches to land.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington scored 13 points (4-for-6 shooting), grabbed six rebounds, drained two triples and swatted two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Washington started the season hot before falling into a small lull in November. He seems to be turning it on again and as long as he's healthy should have plenty of minutes in Charlotte.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. scrapped together another double-double on Wednesday, ending with 11 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting.

    WCJ is consistent. The trouble is, he is consistent as a top-110 player this season. The upside is there, as he is a gifted rebounder and efficient shooter, but just doesn't get the volume of shots needed to see the scoring increase. If this increases, he could creep closer to top-75 value.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell tamed the Wolves on Monday, recording 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, two treys and one blocked shot.

    This was hopefully, a turn-around game for Mitchell, who was struggling in 9-cat last week with top-90 value, dragged down mostly by his 4.0 turnovers over that span. He committed just two tonight.

  • Miles Bridges
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges scored 14 points (4-for-16 shooting), adding four rebounds, three triples, two assists, one steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    It was a rough shooting night for Bridges, but it was the second consecutive game logging big minutes which is encouraging. He is still a solid option as the Hornets continue to develop their young talent this season.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist logged 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 11 points (4-for-9 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists, one triple and one block.

    Kidd-Gilchrist had a few more minutes than normal with Malik Monk out and looked solid. He and Cody Zeller (20 minutes, 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block) played a key role in the Hornets victory.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert hit his stride on Wednesday, checking all his usual boxes with 20 points (8-of-11 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Gobert has been a top-30 play over the last week and is steadily rising in the ranks with strong performances such as this. He should settle into a second-round value holding pattern soon enough as a rock-solid source of boards, FG percentages and blocks.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young put together a nice game on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three swipes in 33 minutes of action.

    At this point, Young is best suited for steaming steals in standard leagues. His role will diminish more when the Bulls get Otto Porter Jr. back as well.

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles put up his best game of the season in Wednesday's 127-116 win over the Wolves, dropping a season-high 23 points (9-of-14 shooting), five rebounds, five assists, three 3s and one steal in another start for an injured Mike Conley (left hamsting tightness).

    Ingles has found his groove among the Jazz starters, where he belongs. Now is a sell-high window for him as we've seen how poorly he plays off the bench, something he'll resume to doing once Conley is back and healthy.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young played the facilitator on Wednesday, tying his season-high 13 assist mark and adding 15 points, two rebounds, and two steals on 4-of-14 shooting.

    Young struggled with his shot and tried to get his teammates involved in this one. We'd like to see higher scoring output, but he is still a top-20 player and should pick it up when John Collins returns.

  • Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen needed only 26 minutes to contribute 21 points (7-for-9 shooting), 10 rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's 108-113 loss to the Hornets.

    This is Allen's fourth straight double-double. He is settling in and really distinguishing himself from Deandre Jordan.