November 27, 2018, 7:02 pmGoran DragicG, Miami Heat
An MRI on Goran Dragic's right knee came back negative and there's belief that his injury is only a short-term concern, with Dragic potentially returning on the Heat's current four-game homestand.
Dragic will miss the first game of that stretch tonight but it sounds like he could be back before the Heat hit the road again next week. The final game of the current homestand ends next Tuesday. Dragic recently had his knee drained and the issue is not pain, but rather stiffness and swelling. His return should help a scuffling Heat offense and will hurt the fantasy prospects of guys like Wayne Ellington and Justise Winslow.
Source: Miami Herald
November 20, 2019, 11:19 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had to leave Wednesday night's game early, but had three points, five boards, five assists and a block in 11 minutes.
Vucevic was putting together a nice line before needing to be taken out of the game. Both Vucevic and Aaron Gordon left Wednesday night's contest with injuries. This should give room to Al-Farouq Aminu and Terrence Ross to put up some shots if they are due for lengthy absences.
November 20, 2019, 11:17 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic was unconscious against the Warriors on Wednesday, scoring 35 points (11-of-18 shooting) to go with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, six triples and three steals in just 26 minutes.
Doncic became the first player in NBA history to record a 35-point triple-double in 25 minutes, and at this point, there is nothing to add about Luka aside from that he is as real as real gets. This insane feat is the latest of a fast growing list, and it's not hyperbole to say that he is an early MVP candidate.
November 20, 2019, 11:13 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross came off the bench to drop 14 points, including sinking three from deep, and chipped in two boards, a steal and a block on Wednesday night.
Ross continues to supply 3-pointers, and will likely get more chances to shoot with Aaron Gordon missing any time.
November 20, 2019, 11:11 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
PJ Washington was beleaguered by fouls (5) on Wednesday night, limiting him to just 12 minutes on the floor, finishing with five points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
He's been down the last few games. Chalk it up to rookie growing pains. That's the price to pay for banking on youth. The team remains committed to his development, so he can play himself out of this slump. Consider this a buy-low window for Washington.
November 20, 2019, 11:10 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo was solid in 30 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and three turnovers.
He was also a perfect five-for-five from the floor, but unfortunately missed three of his six free throws. The poor shooting from the charity stripe has been a real limiting factor for Adebayo this season. He is still floating at around top-50 value, and if he is able to improve his current 62 percent mark, he could rise to early-round value.
November 20, 2019, 11:06 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier had trouble buying a bucket on Wednesday, making just 5-of-14 shots from the field for a team-high 18 points, along with six rebounds, two assists and two triples.
Rozier's poor field goal is a drag on his value right now. He helped a bit by going 6-for-7 from the stripe. He is what he is at this point, someone who won't make you happy but is just good enough to better than most FAs on the wire. Use him as a kicker in a trade package if you want to exit your position.
November 20, 2019, 11:05 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz scored 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting in addition to four assists and two steals on Wednesday.
Fultz had a better game than D.J. Augustin, who came off the bench and scored four points on 1-for-9 shooting with five assists. However, Fultz still hasn't shown much to warrant adding in standard leagues.
November 20, 2019, 11:04 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson, amazingly, attempted nothing but 3-pointers in Miami's 124-100 win over the Cavs, finishing with 29 points (9-of-15 shooting from three), nine triples and two rebounds in 34 minutes.
Robinson has cemented his role with the Heat with his incredible 3-point production. The only problem with him is that he has no other facet to his fantasy game that makes him worth owning, making him a tough sell to roster even if you are in need of the triples.
November 20, 2019, 11:00 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter had the best game of his young career in Wednesday's 135-127 loss to the Bucks, ending with 27 points, 11 boards, two assists and a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
Hunter has the skill set to be one of the team's main weapons with John Collins serving his suspension. If Hunter can build upon Wednesday's performance, he will quickly become relevant outside of just deeper leagues.
November 20, 2019, 10:58 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler couldn't buy a bucket on Wednesday, but was able to hit all 13 of his free throw attempts en route to 21 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, four blocks, and two triples in 32 minutes.
Butler continues to produce at a first-round level with strong defensive output and terrific across the board value to complement it. There are no barriers to him finishing the year as a first-round talent.