• Maurice Harkless
    F, Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said he’s hopeful Maurice Harkless (right ankle sprain) will start Friday’s Game 3 “unless he has a setback.”

    Harkless was previously listed a questionable to play, so this looks like a step in the right direction. We’ll have an update before tip off.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

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  • James Johnson
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    James Johnson continued to produce in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, ending with 17 points, four assists, three rebounds, two blocks and two assists.

    Johnson is currently the Wolves' top option off the bench with Karl-Anthony Towns on the shelf, and he has been very productive in his stead. He ranks in the top-75 over the past two weeks, roughly the time that Towns has been out, and is usable until Towns make his return to action.

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo started on Friday for a resting Danilo Gallinari but didn't produce anything noteworthy with just four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds and one steal.

    Diallo is not any fantasy radars right now and will lose the starting gig immediately when Gallo returns to action in the next game. Leave Diallo on the wire.

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Malik Beasley had 17 points and four rebounds in Friday's loss to the Magic in 34 minutes.

    Beasley had been great in every game he had suited up for the Wolves until this one, and he struggled with his shot a bit. He ended up going 7-for-18 FG (3-for-9 3PT) and did not make it to the free throw line. Expect him to bounce back on Sunday against the Mavs.

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon recorded his first career triple-double in Friday's 136-125 victory over the Wolves, finishing with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks in 41 minutes of floor time.

    Gordon was stuffing the stat sheet on Friday and played 40+ minutes for the third straight game. About the only thing he struggled with was his shot from deep, going 1-for-6 on threes. Keep him entrenched in fantasy lineups the rest of the way with the Magic fighting for a spot in the playoffs.

  • Joe Harris
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Joe Harris tweaked his ankle in Friday's game, but was able to return to posst 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, with three triples, three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.

    While Harris was deemed OK to return to the game, it'd be wise to check for updates in case his ankle swells up overnight. While he's healthy, Harris should remain a steady source of efficient points and threes.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie came out and played hard on Friday with 24 opints (6-of-16 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), one rebound, 13 assists, four triples and one steal but the Nets still wound up falling to the Hawks 118-141.

    The blowout loss was a tough pill for Dinwiddie and the Nets to swallow, however, regardless of what the end-game scores reflect, fantasy owners can count on Dinwiddie for some massive lines ROS as he quarterbacks the Nets to what hopefully should be another playoff appearance.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic had a nice line in Friday's win over the Wolves, going for 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes.

    This is a pretty customary line for Vuc, and his top-20 ranking is indicative of his fluid production on a nightly basis. He provides next to nothing in terms of defensive stats but is so thorough in every other department. He's even shooting nearly 80% from the stripe. Let him take you into the fantasy playoffs and beyond.

  • Garrett Temple
    SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Garrett Temple was the most productive Nets reserve on Friday, packing a punch with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, four 3s, five boards, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes.

    Temple has been sneaky-good as of late, turning in top-50 value over the last week. We're talking ahead of some bigger names like Donovan Mitchell and LeBron James. Still, the smaller size of games might be deceiving, if you decide to go with that argument. However, the trend is definitely undeniable, making Temple worth owning in standard leagues while his hot streak is still cooking.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (upper body) has returned to the floor Friday against the Pistons.

    He went down hard and had to make a trip to the locker room, but returned to the game before halftime. Johnson took the final heave before the buzzer and looks to be fine moving forward.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz had 14 points, 7 assists, three rebounds and three turnovers in a victory over the Wolves on Friday.

    Fultz has slowed down considerably over the past two weeks but still ranks in the top-150 on the season overall. He definitely could be a drop in shallower leagues, especially if your fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. If you have a glaring need or are fighting for playoff position, Fultz would be a cut candidate.