July 18, 2016, 12:01 pm
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, league sources say free agent guard Aaron Brooks has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Pacers and will be signing this week.
The Pacers wanted a veteran backup point guard and that is exactly what they got. Brooks is a solid pickup that can provide some points and leadership off the bench. He will be playing behind Jeff Teague and won’t have much fantasy value unless you’re in a deep league. The Pacers have made several moves this offseason and have put themselves in a great position to contend for the East.
Free agent guard Aaron Brooks has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with Indiana, signing this week, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 18, 2016
OFFICIAL: We have signed veteran point guard Aaron Brooks to a contract. Details: https://t.co/sGsiMUg6Ee
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) July 21, 2016
January 23, 2020, 12:29 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball had a strong outing in Wednesday's 121-117 loss to the Spurs, finishing with 14 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3PT), 12 assists and three steals.
Ball has been a top-55 player over the last two weeks, and games like this will boost his stock. With Zion Williamson as another option for the young point guard to find, we imagine to see more double-digit assist games.
January 23, 2020, 12:26 amJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler got to the line 18 times on Wednesday and hit 16 of those attempts on his way to scoring 24 points with 10 assists and seven rebounds in 34 minutes.
Butler did his damage at the line on Wednesday and provided a high-percentage, high-volume boost to free throw percentage for his fantasy owners. Butler has been on the fringe of first-round value all season and shouldn't fall outside the top-20 moving forward.
January 23, 2020, 12:24 amDerrick FavorsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Favors double-doubled on Wednesday night, ending with 11 points, 10 rebounds and a single steal.
Favors was able to make an impact in the game despite Zion Williamson entering the fray. The biggest loser here is Jaxson Hayes who saw 16 minutes and only put up nine points and three rebounds with a block.
January 23, 2020, 12:20 amGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic double-doubled on Wednesday with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 10 assists in 30 minutes.
Dragic has held late-round value throughout the season for his points, assists and threes off the bench. His value is at his ceiling though because of the depth in Miami.
January 23, 2020, 12:20 amBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram shot 6-of-22 from the field on Wednesday but still managed 22 points to go with his three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Ingram probably tanked your field goal percentage today and didn't add many popcorn stats to make up for it. In his first game with Zion Williamson, Ingram still had plenty of opportunities but just couldn't convert. His usage might take a slight hit as Zion's minutes tick upwards, but there's not need to worry at this point.
January 23, 2020, 12:16 amTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro caught fire from deep, shooting 7-of-9 from beyond the arc on his way to 25 points with three rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes on Wednesday.
It's certainly fun to own Herro on nights like this, but he is inconsistent because of the depth in Miami. Herro will have late-round value with little upside because of situation in Miami.
January 23, 2020, 12:14 amZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson put on a show in his NBA debut on Wednesday night, ending with 22 points (including 17 straight 4th quarter points), seven rebounds and three assists on 8-of-11 shooting and a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Williamson only played 18 minutes but had the stadium rocking in the 4th quarter when he scored 17 straight points, keeping the Pelicans competitive before ultimately returning to the bench to see them fall to the Spurs. As his minutes increase, it will be exciting to see the damage he's capable of causing in the league and the headache he gives opposing defenses. It's a promising start for this talented rookie's career and we can't wait to see where this trajectory takes him.
January 23, 2020, 12:10 amDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans scored 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting with four assists, one steal, one block and four triples in 32 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
The 32 minutes is the most Bertans has played since returning from his right quad strain two weeks ago. He is a must-own player in standard leagues for his 15.3 points and 3.7 threes per game.
January 23, 2020, 12:03 amBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 38 points (16-of-24 from the field), nine rebounds and five assists in a 134-129 overtime loss to the Heat on Wednesday.
Beal will post early-round value while he's on the court, but his public frustration with the Wizards adds uncertainty to his fantasy value late in the season. It is worth trying to sell-high on Beal to avoid dealing with this situation during the fantasy playoffs.
January 22, 2020, 11:56 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi posted a double-double on Wednesday with 10 points (3-of-8 from the field), 10 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes.
Mahinmi has been a top-70 player over the past two weeks, averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game. He's worth a look in standard leagues as he continues to start and outplay Thomas Bryant (six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes on Wednesday).