June 21, 2018, 2:50 pmSpencer DinwiddieG, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets are trying to trade their way into the teens of the draft and can use pick No. 29 and Spencer Dinwiddie as trade chips.
It's no secret that the Nets have a bit of a logjam in the backcourt, though Dinwiddie turned in an excellent campaign last year and it's probably unwise to count on full seasons from Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell. Still, players like Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert can handle minutes at the two as well, so the Nets might be willing to move Dinwiddie now to deal with their roster imbalance while moving up in the draft. There are a few teams in the teens who could use a point guard, but whether Dinwiddie and No. 29 are enticing enough remains to be seen.
Source: The Athletic
February 21, 2020, 10:17 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman found his groove in Friday's 113-108 win over the Wizards, tallying 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting with 10 boards, three triples, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.
Osman had been playing poorly over the last couple of games prior to this gem. As always, Osman brings a lot of volatility to the table, so owners will have to have their seatbelts strapped on tight. He's still a hold in 14-teamers and is a streamer in shallower leagues.
February 21, 2020, 10:16 pmDoug McDermottSF, Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott went 4-for-6 in 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points and two triples.
McDermott has one role on this team and that is to shoot threes, which he did quite efficiently on Friday night. Leave him on the wire unless you need threes in a deep league.
February 21, 2020, 10:12 pmFrank NtilikinaPG, New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina started and led the Knicks in minutes with 32 on Friday, adding 14 points (5-for-11 shooting), two triples, two rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Knicks fell 98-106 to the Pacers.
Ntilikina saw extra time with Elfrid Payton out and put up a serviceable line. Look at him as a streaming source of steals and assists with some scoring while Payton is out.
February 21, 2020, 10:11 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (right Achilles soreness) returned to action and started for the Cavs on Friday and quietly put up nine points (3-of-8 shooting), one rebound, two 3s and one assist in 23 minutes.
With the season already a lost cause for the Cavs, there really isn't a lot of incentive for the team to give Love a lot of run as it winds down. Despite his arrow pointing down, Love should do enough to land closer to top-75 value after the season's dust settles. That is, of course, if he manages to stay healthy.
February 21, 2020, 10:10 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett scored 17 points (8-for-19 shooting), four rebounds and two assists in Friday's 98-106 loss to the pacers.
Barrett missed all five of his three-point attempts and two of his three free-throw attempts but still did enough damage inside the arc to lead the Knicks in scoring. There really is nothing to see here as Barrett will struggle to put up relevant production even with a ton of minutes.
February 21, 2020, 10:03 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis notched 19 points (6-for-11 shooting), six rebounds, three triples, one assist and a block across 28 minutes off the bench on Friday.
Portis was by far the leading scorer off the bench for the Knicks. Portis shouldn't factor into leagues outside of deep leagues. The next best bench player was Mitchell Robinson who had 8 points (4-for-5 shooting), eight rebounds and four blocks.
February 21, 2020, 10:01 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal had a rough outing in Friday's loss to the Cavs, finishing the night with 26 points on 9-of-28 shooting, adding three rebounds, one assist, one trey and three steals with six turnovers.
The Cavs clamped down on Beal and he struggled to carry the Wizards to victory. Not for a lack of trying though, going 1-for-10 from downtown. Beal will need more impact from his supporting cast if the Wizards are going to sneak into the playoffs. Until they're mathematically out of the running, expect Beal to play hard and bring early-round value more often than not.
February 21, 2020, 9:56 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith shot poorly in Friday's loss to the Cavs, going 2-for-12 from the field to finish with five points, five rebounds, six assists, one trey and two steals in 30 minutes.
The minutes are still there for Smith, which is a good thing. Shabazz Napier played just 18 minutes and posted eight points (3-of-8 shooting), two 3s, one rebound, four assists and one steal. Smith, despite his struggles, remains the PG to own out of Washington with top-115 value over the last month.
February 21, 2020, 9:53 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic had it going again on Friday night with 33 points (10-for-21 shooting), 10 rebounds, eight assists, four triples, one steal and one block across 34 minutes as the Mavs beat the Magic 122-106.
This Doncic performance was especially sweet because Kristaps Porzingis also dominated. The pair seems to be mastering their chemistry and learning how to make each other better. Buckle up for a fun second half in Dallas.
February 21, 2020, 9:49 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis posted a monster line on Friday night, finishing with 24 points (8-for-16 shooting), 10 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and four triples as the Mavs topped the Magic.
It's starting to look like a trend that both Porzingis and Luka Doncic can be productive at the same time in Dallas, which is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA. Nine combined threes and blocks is definitely on the higher end of outcomes for Porzingis, but is exactly the type of skillset that had him as a top-25 player prior to his injury.