• Larry Brown
    Team, International

    Hall of fame coach Larry Brown will sign a 1+1 contract with Fiat Torino of the Lega Basket Serie A league in Italy.

    Larry Brown’s career as the men’s basketball coach at SMU came to an ugly end as a result of numerous NCAA violations, but the 77-year-old is not ready to give up coaching just yet. There were reports earlier this year that Brown had interest in joining Penny Hardaway’s staff at Memphis, but there were apparently NCAA issues that prevented that from happening. Former UNC and pro basketball player Dante Calabria will be joining his staff while Fiat Torino won the Italian Cup this season led by former Laker Sasha Vujacic.

    Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Fantasy News

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (knee) exited Sunday's contest vs. the Raptors and went to the locker room.

    He fell down on a hard foul from Terence Davis and was able to shoot take his FT attempts before leaving the game.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward led the Celtics in minutes and, despite a poor shooting day, almost notched a triple-double with 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting (0-for-5 3PT), eight rebounds and nine assists.

    Hayward did not have a very good game and didn't add any defensive stats, which is not the least bit surprising. He is averaging 0.7 blocks and 0.4 steals per game this year but despite offering nothing in those respects, he maintains top-50 value in the Celtics vibrant offense.

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown totaled 20 points, six rebounds and three steals in a loss on Sunday against the Lakers at Staples Center.

    Brown was second on the team to Gordon Hayward in terms of minutes on Sunday but today was Jayson Tatum's day. Brown knocked down three of his nine threes. Brown and Hayward should continue their roles as primary supporters to Tatum as the season winds down.

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart had 14 points, 7 rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes of action in Sunday's road loss to the Lakers

    Kemba Walker was out on Sunday so Smart so a little more run. Jayson Tatum had a monster game and most of the Celtics' offense ran through him. Defensive stats are a big part of what makes Smart a fantasy asset, and he added two steals in Sunday's game.

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis had 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting and added nine rebounds before fouling out late in the game Sunday against the Lakers.

    Theis has clearly usurped Enes Kanter for minutes in coach Brad Stevens' offense, as evidenced by his spot in the starting lineup. Theis got 31 minutes in Sunday's game and should continue to provide top-75 value the rest of the season.

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson (right shoulder) is being listed as out for Monday's contest against the Wolves.

    Luka Doncic is expected to return from a one-game absence on Monday, so Brunson would not have gotten much run anyway. Delon Wright might receive a small bump in minutes Monday with Brunson out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) is being listed as questionable ahead of the Mavs' game on Monday vs. the Wolves.

    Cauley-Stein's fantasy value has been nonexistent since being moved to the Mavericks prior to the trade deadline. He missed Saturday's game but Kristaps Porzingis has been very good and even Maxi Kleber is ahead of Cauley-Stein on Dallas' pecking order down low.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right ankle) has been deemed probable for the Mavs' game on Monday against the Wolves.

    Coach Rick Carlisle said Sunday that he expects Luka's ankle soreness to be a short-term thing. Backup guards Delon Wright and J.J. Barea are the most impacted by Doncic's return to action, assuming he does indeed suit up on Monday

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez (back) has been listed as out for the Bucks' Monday night contest vs. the Wizards.

    The Bucks are hoping this is a short-term thing. Coach Mike Budenholzer reiterated that he didn't think Lopez would miss much time but until there is another update, we can't say anything definitively.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (right Achilles) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Heat.

    New coach J.B. Bickerstaff did not play him on Saturday because it was the second day of a back-to-back set against the Wizards and the Heat. All signs point to Love being out there on Sunday in a home game for the Cavs.

    Source: NBA Injury Report