• Paul George
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George put up 32 points in Monday's 118-101 win over the Suns, going 11-of-19 from the field with eight boards, six assists and six triples.

    OKC got out to a huge lead and was able to coast for most of the night, though a big third-quarter push from the Suns meant that the starters had to stay out there and keep racking up stats. We're forever in your debt, Phoenix. PG is going to get all the touches he wants with Russell Westbrook out and we might see him push into late-first-round territory over the next week or so.

Fantasy News

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds in 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Hill should see a boost in value with Eric Bledsoe (shin) expected to be out the next two weeks. Donte DiVincenzo (15 points in 25 minutes) got the start and is the preferred option while Beldsoe is out, but Hill can produce late-round value in the short term and is worth a look in standard leagues.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis finished Saturday's loss with 22 points, 14 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes of action.

    Porzingis went just 7-of-21 from the field, but we're about to see what he looks like as the go-to guy in Dallas with Luka Doncic expected to miss some time. KP has been a top-75 option this season as the team's second fiddle but could be in for some old fashioned lines in the coming days.

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo filled up the box score on Saturday with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 25 minutes.

    DiVincenzo started for Eric Bledsoe (shin) and contributed across the board. Bledsoe is expected to miss two weeks and DiVincenzo is the biggest beneficiary. He is an add in standard-leagues until Bledsoe returns.

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber was able to score 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting in Saturday's home loss.

    Kleber added two threes and a block in 30 minutes, and he did outplay Dwight Powell (27 minutes). The versatile big man is posting top-190/165 value on the year and might see more run as Luka Doncic's upcoming absence will have a ripple effect on the frontcourt rotation. Kleber's worth a shot if you need boards, blocks and threes.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith played 37 minutes in Saturday's OT loss but could only churn out three points (1-for-3 FG), six rebounds, three assists and a steal before fouling out.

    Finney-Smith wears multiple hats for the Mavs and should get some extended run (albeit not to this extent) with Luka Doncic looking at time on the sidelines. He's on the map as a potential top-200 guy, though DFS is still more 20-team option than 16-team pickup.

  • Robin Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Robin Lopez scored 16 points with six rebounds and one block in 21 minutes on Saturday.

    Lopez played eight minutes on Friday and scored three points with two rebounds. He can be left on the wire, even in deep leagues.

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    With Luka Doncic leaving Saturday's game after just two minutes, Jalen Brunson stepped up to produce 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    It certainly looks like Brunson has the inside track on absorbing most of Doncic's workload as a primary facilitator. Delon Wright played nine minutes in his first game back from a groin injury while J.J. Barea (12 points, five assists, two threes in 13 minutes) and Seth Curry (six points in 19 minutes) were mostly afterthoughts. Wright has the highest upside, Brunson is the safest short-term option, Curry's the guy for threes and Barea is a decent assists specialist. Fantasy GMs can pick and choose from the backcourt here, as all figure to be involved for as long as Doncic is out.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love double-doubled on Saturday with 12 points and 10 rebounds, adding four assists and two threes in 26 minutes.

    Love is putting up top-70 value per game in 9-cat this season, but his ROS outlook is uncertain. It is hard to imagine Love being traded to a better situation for fantasy and he is always an injury risk. He is a mid-round player when healthy but it is worth trying to shop him for a more reliable player.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright (right adductor strain) was limited to nine minutes on Saturday night.

    Wright used them to produce two rebounds, two assists and a steal. He could be looking at more run with Luka Doncic set to miss some time, and perhaps that will get him trending toward his middle-round upside. Wright remains someone to keep a very close eye on if he's hit the wire in your 12-team leagues.

  • Dwight Powell
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell had eight points, four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes on Saturday.

    Powell looked to be building some positive momentum after two notable performances in his last four, but this game doesn't do much to inspire optimism even if it isn't a complete dud. Even amidst a disappointing start to the year, Powell has top-190 value because of his elite FG% and is a top-120 player in the last couple of weeks. It's not an exciting profile but there's value to be had.