December 7, 2018, 10:47 pmPascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam posted 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Nets.
Siakam also went 6-for-15 from the field as his sky-high shooting percentage continues to slide back to the realm of the mortals. One interesting thing we noticed tonight was that the Raptors went super-small down the stretch, moving Siakam to center with Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard playing around him. It's Toronto's deadliest defensive lineup and we haven't seen it much until tonight, so look for that to happen a little more going forward. It led to the Raptors getting crushed on the glass (16-6 offensive rebounds, 60-41 overall) but it's a lineup worth experimenting with.
March 22, 2019, 11:23 amKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
According to Dan Feldman of NBC Sports, Kyrie Irving said he will sit out of some the remaining regular season games in order to rest before playoffs.
“I’m definitely taking some games off before the playoffs,” said Irving “Makes no sense, the emphasis on these regular games, when you’re gearing up for some battles coming in the playoffs.” Irving has been in superb form as of late, but with the Celtics looking like they have the five seed locked in he will look to gear up for playoffs. In games he does rest look for Terry Rozier to draw the start and become a viable streaming and DFS option.
Source: Dan Feldman of NBC Sports
March 22, 2019, 10:34 amJosh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns
Suns' head coach Igor Kokoskov said the team would re-evaluate Josh Jackson's ankle on Friday, but the injury is not believed to be serious.
This is good news after seeing Jackson get helped off of the court Thursday night versus the Pistons. With that being said, it would be shocking if Jackson didn't miss at least one game. If he does look for Mikal Bridges and Troy Daniels to see upticks, Bridges being the more attractive option for DFS or streaming.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
March 22, 2019, 9:51 amJonah Bolden - F - Philadelphia Sixers
Jonah Bolden has been assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats.
This will be the final game of the season for the Blue coats, Bolden should continue to see increased playing time when Joel Embiid sits out.
Source: Sixers on Twitter
March 22, 2019, 1:08 amDeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins returned to action in Thursday's 112-89 clobbering of the Pacers with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Cousins missed the previous two games with an ankle and foot injury, but returned and played 26 solid minutes tonight. He went 8-for-12 from the floor and missed his only 3-point attempt, but the Warriors loved having him back out there tonight and he should be inserted into all lineups moving forward.
March 22, 2019, 1:06 amStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and five 3-pointers against the Pacers on Thursday.
Cury went 5-for-15 from the floor and scored all of his points from deep. He was gunning it a bit tonight and had a signature turnaround 3-pointer, but he's actually been in a bit of a shooting slump lately. Over his past seven games, he's averaging 24.0 points, 5.0 3s, 5.6 boards, 5.7 assists and 1.9 steals on .400 shooting. Everything looks clean here except the efficiency, which is sure to shoot up soon.
March 22, 2019, 1:04 amKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting while adding eight rebounds, four assists and a triple-one against the Pacers on Thursday.
Thompson was cold from deep tonight, hitting only 1-of-6 from beyond the arc, but the uptick in assists is nice. The Warriors move the ball a lot when DeMarcus Cousins plays and it's lead to a healthy amount of assists being spread for each starter.
March 22, 2019, 1:03 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting while chipping in three boards, six dimes, a triple, a steal and three blocks against the Pacers on Thursday.
Durant hasn't had an eye-popping line in a while, but he's been consistently delivering mid-round lines in the games he plays. The Warriors haven't rested any of their starters in their five-game week, but it would be unusual for coach Kerr not to. If Durant sits one game, he should be able to produce big numbers in the game he doesn't.
March 22, 2019, 1:00 amDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Green's lack of defensive numbers is a bit odd, but he got it done everywhere else in 29 minutes of action. The Warriors made quick work of the Pacers so there was no need for Green to play much.
March 22, 2019, 12:59 amDomantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting while corralling 12 boards and handing out three assists on Thursday.
Sabonis did his usual work on the glass and turned up with zero defensive stats and 2-for-9 shooting from the floor. We'd be a little harder on him, but no one on the Pacers really did much today so tonight's line was relatively solid.
March 22, 2019, 12:58 amTyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers
Tyreke Evans scored 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Evans played 29 minutes tonight which is partly due to Darren Collison (right quad contusion) sitting and the fact that the Pacers' starting unit was dry on offense. He's till too volatile to trust in standard leagues.