May 3, 2018, 2:05 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
The "writing is on the wall" for the Nuggets to decline Nikola Jokic's team option this offseason in order to gain more team control long term.
This is not surprising news and is not a negative despite declining the team option. Jokic was a second round pick which has slightly different contract rules than a first round pick. The Nuggets have two options: they can either pick up his team option this year and make him an unrestricted free agent in 2019 or decline the team option this year, offer him the qualifying offer and make him a restricted free agent now. The latter would give them the right to match any offer sheet Jokic signs, therefore gaining team control for multiple years. There are no rumors that Jokic wants out of Denver, but it is always smart to gain maximum team control when possible.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
January 24, 2020, 12:04 amJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen didn't take advantage of DeAndre Jordan's absence on Thursday, scoring seven points and grabbing eight boards as the Nets fell 128-113 to the Lakers.
Allen added just one blocked shot in his 30 minutes. He should still be a decent mid-round value going forward, even if DeAndre Jordan is around to gobble up rebounds.
January 24, 2020, 12:03 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert had a nice outing on Thursday night in his 23 minutes, scoring 16 points to accompany four rebounds and a couple 3-pointers.
LeVert was decent but hasn't really been the exciting guy many people waited on hoping for a top-75 player. The issue is that the Nets have a number of wings playing similar minutes, like Wilson Chandler. Chandler played 22 minutes and scored 15 points with four triples.
January 23, 2020, 11:59 pmTaurean PrinceSF, Brooklyn Nets
Taurean Prince scored 18 points to go with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Thursday.
Prince contributed quite well across the board in this contest, which admittedly has not been the case that often for him. He's been tough to get excited about in shallower formats but there is still value in his shooting to keep him around in deeper formats.
January 23, 2020, 11:57 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie played 30 minutes on Thursday night, scoring seven points, grabbing seven boards and dishing out 13 assists.
Dinwiddie started next to Kyrie Irving in this contest. He had a good run holding down the fort when Irving was out, but Kyrie will eat into his value and usage, making Dinwiddie more of a late-round play for scoring and assists.
January 23, 2020, 11:54 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (hamstring) led the Nets with 20 points on Thursday to go along with four assists and three triples.
It wasn't actually that impressive of an outing for Irving in 33 minutes. The Nets got caved in with Irving on the floor to the tune of a -26. Irving should put up more impressive lines going forward.
January 23, 2020, 11:53 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard picked up a double-double on Thursday with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three defensive counters in a win against the Nets.
Howard has been a very useful play for rebounds and blocked shots and is putting up perfectly realistic top-100 center stats. JaVale McGee's absence surely played into Howard's production.
January 23, 2020, 11:49 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma played through a sore left ankle to put up 16 points and three triples on Thursday night.
Kuzma didn't get the start as Anthony Davis did get on the floor, but he did at least score a few points. However, his stat set is very limited to points, boards and triples, which just doesn't make him that enticing of a fantasy asset.
January 23, 2020, 11:47 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James racked up a triple-double in Thursday's win over the Nets, finishing with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes.
James had a strong outing on a night that Anthony Davis was limited to carry the team to a victory. The efficiency was up there as well, with 11-of-19 shooting. He's a clear top-10 option in 9-category formats.
January 23, 2020, 11:46 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis was limited to 27 minutes in Thursday's win over the Nets, scoring 16 points and adding 11 rebounds.
Davis managed to get on the court in this one and had a decent line in limited minutes. He's an elite asset no matter how we slice it.
January 23, 2020, 9:28 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples in Thursday's 112-124 loss to the Wizards.
Sexton has been on a roll lately and tonight marks his fourth consecutive game with at least one 3-pointer made. Over the last two weeks, he's averaging 22.8 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 3s on .456 shooting. It's unlikely this sticks, but he's been hot from deep and is adding more to his fantasy game than points as of late.