July 5, 2019, 9:28 pmAvery BradleySG, Memphis Grizzlies
David Aldridge reports that the Grizzlies have waived veteran Avery Bradley.
His 2019-20 was to be guaranteed on July 8th, so the Grizzlies made their move and are continuing to clean house for a strategic rebuild. Bradley should still find a landing spot in the league but will need an ultra-ideal spot to spring late-round flier value.
Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 11:09 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday was great on Monday, finishing his night with 20 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples in 32 minutes.
Holidayhas gotten starters minutes over his last three games but that could come back to earth sooner than later with Malcolm Brogdon (back) and Jeremy Lamb (sprained ankled) both expected back soon. He floated himself to usuable fantasy value last year due to his high steals numbers in decent run. He's not seeing enough run this year to see those totals again, and should be left on your waiver wire as a result.
November 18, 2019, 11:05 pmTJ WarrenSF, Indiana Pacers
T.J Warren struggled from the field again in Monday's win over the Nets, scoring 19 points (6-of-17 shooting), to go with six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a 3-pointer in 38 minutes.
Warren has really struggled with his shot over the last three ball games, which is typically an area he thrives in. Consider this stretch a low-point for him and hope that he starts putting things back together in his next one.
November 18, 2019, 11:03 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart will not return on Monday after spraining his right ankle.
Smart was helped off the court after what didn't look like a minor sprain. We should get an update after the game.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
November 18, 2019, 11:00 pmDomantas SabonisC, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis looked terrific in Monday's 115-86 blowout of the Nets, finishing with a double-double of 16 points and 18 rebounds to go with three assists and two blocks in 28 minutes.
Sabonis has now run his double-double streak to seven games and does not looked bothered by the return of Myles Turner. Turner, for his part, also looked rusty in this one (nine points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with seven rebounds and three blocks), so it was easier to defer to Sabonis who has been playing at an all-star level. It remains to be seen how long this will last while Turner continues to get himself back up to speed, but for now Sabonis' owners should continue to let the good times roll and enjoy the top-40 pace he is producing at.
November 18, 2019, 10:58 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez had a five-block double-double in a 115-101 win over the Bulls on Monday, going for 19 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a three in 31 minutes as well.
Lopez hit 5-of-11 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the line in this huge game. His production has dipped just slightly from last season, but he could get close if his field goal percentage creeps up a little.
November 18, 2019, 10:54 pmAaron HolidayPG, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday got the start and was an absolute force in Monday's win over the Nets, finishing his night with 24 points (10-of-19 shooting), 13 assists, six rebounds, four 3-pointers and two turnovers in 31 minutes.
The youngest Holiday made easy work of a Nets team who looked lost without Kyrie Irving (shoulder). Holiday's run as the starting PG for this team will likely be short-lived with Malcolm Brogdon (back) and Jeremy Lamb (ankle sprain) both listed as day-to-day, but this performance should be filed away for the next time Holiday gets a shot at running the show.
November 18, 2019, 10:47 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo had another rough night from the free throw line on Monday, making just 5-of-12, though he did fill up the box score elsewhere with 33 points (13-for-22 FGs), 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes as the Bucks beat the Bulls.
Antetokounmpo is still dominating and improving just about everywhere except at free throw shooting. His percentage has been dropping as his attempts have increased. That's making him a lot more similar to Andre Drummond than Anthony Davis when it comes to his stat production. Drummond has even passed him by quite a bit as far as value in the free throw percentage category.
November 18, 2019, 10:45 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol took the lead as the primary playmaker in the Raptors' 132-96 win over the Hornets on Monday, finishing with five points, eight rebounds and team-high nine assists in 29 minutes.
Gasol, as expected, has been relied on for his playmaking abilities in Kyle Lowry's absence, now averaging 5.3 per contest in the four games sense Lowry went down. Unfortunately there is still little else to be exited about with his fantasy game, and it's really hard to believe that he was playing at a second-round pace this time last year when he was the lead man on the Grizzlies. Fellow big man Chris Boucher also had a nice ball game in this one (11 points and 11 rebounds in 18 minutes) but he is also difficult to trust on most nights with the majority of the minutes still going to Gasol.
November 18, 2019, 10:39 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam was up to his old tricks in Monday's shellacking of the Hornets, putting up 20 points (7-of-14 shooting) to go with eight rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block three triples and no turnovers in 35 minutes.
There is just nothing else to add about Siakam's continued dominance other than it is real and appears to be here to stay. The Hornets had no answers for him tonight, and he looks well positioned to jockey for first-round value all season long.
November 18, 2019, 10:34 pmNorman PowellSF, Toronto Raptors
Norman Powell looked great passing the ball in Monday's 132-96 win over the Hornets, collecting a career-high six assists to go with 17 points (7-of-15 shooting), two rebounds, two steals and two triples in 25 minutes.
Powell has strung together two solid outings in a row, and has even tried his hand at some ball-handling with the dearth of point guard options behind Fred VanVleet. He's still got some limited value ahead of him with Kyle Lowry's return expected within the next week or two, but until then continue to roll him out there.