• Pascal Siakam
    F, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam (right calf contusion) is a game-time decision on Sunday and will have his status determined after going through warmups.

    Siakam is technically doubtful but the general consensus is that it'd be surprising if he doesn't play. We'll get another update within the next hour or so. Nick Nurse added that Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka or "one other guy" would move into the starting lineup if Siakam sat. That "other guy" figures to be Patrick McCaw, though the Raptors have run a short enough bench that it could be someone completely unexpected.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. delivered 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers off the bench in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Porter responded nicely from a five-point dud against the Sixers, though he burned many fantasy owners who scooped him up after a 30-point outburst in the prior game against Miami. Of course, Porter combined for five points in his two games before that. He's getting some nice minutes for the rebuilding Cavs and has top-130 value in 8-cat leagues over the last two weeks, so consider him a worthwhile roll of the dice if you need some scoring upside.

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Despite no Andre Drummond on Friday, Larry Nance Jr. only put up two points, five rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of action.

    Nance had topped 25 minutes in each game since the All-Star break so we wouldn't worry too much about this tilt against the smaller Pelicans. Although the trade deadline didn't go his way, Nance has remained a top-100 option over the last two weeks and should be safe to deploy in lineups for the stretch run.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo led his herd to an easy 133-86 win over the Thunder on Friday with 31 points (13-of-20 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 13 rebounds, two 3s and six assists in only 27 minutes.

    Giannis was unstoppable, plain and simple. The Bucks took an early lead and never really looked back. This was still a good line, lack of defensive stats notwithstanding, considering it was recorded in just 27 minutes. At this point, the only thing that can possibly hold Giannis back from a strong finish to the season is the back soreness that's been bothering him as of late.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love played 27 minutes on Friday night but wasn't anything special with 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

    Love has failed to top 20 points in each of his last five contests, a streak that goes back to before the All-Star break. He also has double digit rebounds just once in that span. Love is returning top-120/175 value in the last two weeks and it's going to be an unenjoyable ride to the finish given the state of the Cavs. He'll be better than this most nights — hopefully.

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    D'Angelo Russell kept up his solid play on Friday against the Magic, dropping 28 points, dishing out seven assists and snagging three rebounds in the Wolves' loss.

    Since sitting out (for which the Wolves' were fined), he has scored 29, 27, and 28 points in the subsequent three games. When he's out there and healthy, there's no stopping him. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Russell has been on two different teams that are not near playoff contention so his playing time has been a question mark nearly every game. It's also quite the disappointment that he and KAT were barely able to suit up together before the latter went down with an injury. Hopefully we get to see that again before the season comes to a close.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul was barely a bright spot for the Thunder on Friday as he tallied 18 points (7-of-17 shooting) in 27 minutes.

    Paul also hit one 3-pointer, adding three rebounds, five dimes and one steal to the box score in this one. CP3 has been a top-10 value on per game rankings, so this line was not indicative of his 2019-20 campaign. Chalk this one up to a nasty blowout and keep him rostered with extreme confidence.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander cooled off quickly on Friday in an ugly blowout loss to the Bucks, quietly posting 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, one 3-pointer and two assists.

    The Thunder got steamrolled in this one and they just could not get anything going. SGA has been cruising with mid-to-early round value lately, so consider this just a hiccup and expect a rebound-performance very soon.

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Juancho Hernangomez continued his great play of late, scoring 18 points and adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in Friday's game against the Magic.

    Since Karl-Anthony Towns has been sidelined Hernangomez has been a fantasy stud. He is creeping near the top-100 and should be owned in almost every fantasy league right now with the opportunities he is receiving. As long as he's locked into starters' minutes, use him as the fantasy playoffs loom.

  • 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.