• Jusuf Nurkic - C - Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkic was a stud on the defensive end of the floor for the Blazers on Friday as they trounced the Hornets 127-96, delivering 11 points, 11 boards, eight dimes, one steal and six blocks.

    Nurkic is not the first player that comes to mind when you say "elite shot blocker," so this kind of output jumps out at you. This is a ceiling-performance for sure, so if you can sell high now before his averages catch up on his nightly lines.

Fantasy News

  • Jacob Evans - G - Golden State Warriors

    Jacob Evans logged 14 minutes on Saturday night.

    Evans was on the injury report with an illness earlier in the week but is healthy now. He grabbed four rebounds to go with an assist in his time on the floor.

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic notched a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Saturday's blowout win over the Warriors.

    Doncic added three steals and four triples while going 6-of-14 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line. The efficiency isn't where we'd like to see it but Doncic has slowly cut down on his turnovers over the course of the season, which is a big part of the equation in 9-cat leagues. We'd expect him to iron out the free throw stroke over time as well, and the phenom is going to be a fantasy monster in the coming years.

  • Hassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat

    Hassan Whiteside only played five minutes on Saturday night against the Wizards.

    Washington trends very small but it's still surprising that Whiteside couldn't get more run than this, even accounting for a big game from Bam Adebayo. Whiteside managed two points, three rebounds and a block in his time on the floor and should bounce back in the next one.

  • Dirk Nowitzki - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki turned back the clock on Saturday night, scoring 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with five rebounds, two blocks and five 3-pointers against the Warriors.

    Nowitzki adds another fun moment to what could be his final season, and it was a feel-good showing for a Mavs team that went into Golden State and blew out the defending champs. Dirk isn't much of a fantasy option but if you were daring (i.e., crazy) enough to use him in DFS tonight it certainly paid off.

  • Maxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber put up 16 points, nine rebounds and four 3-pointers on 6-of-9 from the field in Saturday's demolition of the Warriors.

    Kleber didn't block a shot but we're guessing that fantasy owners won't have many issues with this game. It looks like he's fully recovered from his wrist sprain and should be in standard-league lineups from here on out. He sort of faded in the immediate aftermath of the DeAndre Jordan trade, which led to a lot of fantasy players writing him off, but Kleber is back.

  • Dwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell managed just four points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal in 26 minutes on Saturday night.

    Powell wasn't needed for much with Dallas up big early and in cruise control for most of the night. He's still a must-start player through the end of the year despite the quiet game tonight. Jalen Brunson also fits that bill with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in his 24 minutes.

  • Ryan Broekhoff - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Ryan Broekhoff set a career-high with 17 points in Saturday's blowout over the Warriors, going 6-of-8 from the field while adding five rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    The Mavs absolutely throttled Golden State tonight in one of the surprises of the season, and Broekhoff was able to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by the score. He might be getting more minutes with Tim Hardaway Jr. out for the season but we'd need to see a follow-up performance with minutes in the twenties before treating this as more than a one-off.

  • Kostas Antetokounmpo - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Kostas Antetokounmpo made his second NBA appearance on Saturday night, logging five minutes and one point in a blowout over the Warriors.

    Antetokounmpo made his NBA debut earlier in the week but won't get much run going forward outside of garbage time, even with the Mavs out of the hunt. Daryl Macon also checked in for five minutes as the Mavs got a quick look at two rookies.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns had an amazing line in Saturday's 112-99 win against the Grizzlies with 33 points, 23 rebounds, three assists, a steal, one block and four 3-pointers.

    He also went 12-of-20 from the field and Towns has been proving all year long that he's one of the best fantasy players out there despite the slow start to the season because of the Jimmy Butler drama. Towns is on pace for another top-5 finish with averages of 24.7 points on 52.3 percent shooting, 12.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals a game.

  • Kris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (sore back) played on Saturday against the Jazz but probably could've taken the night off as he finished with four points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 1-for-8 shooting line in 21 minutes of action as the team lost 83-114.

    Lauri Markkanen had 18 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-20 from the field for Chicago's "good" box score performance. There's absolutely nothing to learn about the Bulls' known quantities from this one, except for the fact that Dunn is healthy enough to play.