• Emmanuel Mudiay
    PG, New York Knicks

    Report: The Knicks will not extend a qualifying offer to Emmanuel Mudiay, which makes him an unrestricted free agent.

    Mudiay was the Knicks' starting point guard for a majority of last season when he was healthy, but since they acquired Dennis Smith Jr. and are pursuing big free agents this move makes sense. He will hit unrestricted free agency and should garner some interest being that he is a young athletic point guard who averaged 14.8 points on 44.6-percent shooting last season.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder shot 6-of-16 from the field on his way to scoring 18 points with seven rebounds and eight assists in 38 minutes.

    Schroder tanked your team's field goal percentage but was able to fight through the poor shooting to put up a nice fantasy line. Schroder is a fine hold in standard-leagues and has upside if Chris Paul gets injured or traded.

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish turned in a big game in Friday's road win, scoring 22 points while adding five rebounds, four assists, four steals, a block and five 3-pointers.

    Reddish went 8-of-13 from the floor and the Hawks won in San Antonio for the first time since February of 1997. That's a long, long time, even with the teams only meeting there once a year. Reddish's play is starting to even out a bit and lines like this show you the multi-cat upside, but his terrible efficiency (.323 on 8.7 attempts entering tonight) make him a non-option in builds where FG% matters, and his overall inconsistencies make him tough to work with outside of extremely deep leagues. Still, nights like this make you wonder how impactful he can be in the long term.

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando returned to the rotation on Friday night, notching three points and four rebounds in eight minutes of action.

    Fernando missed the last four games after his mother passed away but is back with the team and ready to play. He remains a deep-league option for this year.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young shot 10-of-16 from the field in Friday's road victory on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers.

    Young has had two outstanding games since returning from a minor hamstring injury and he'll be an early-round player in just his second season in the league. The Hawks have a chance to boast two top-20 fantasy players between Young and John Collins, who put up 18 & 10 in this win over the Spurs.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo scored 21 points on Friday (7-of-11 from the field) with eight rebounds, fives assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Adebayo also shot 7-of-10 from the line and has improved to .681 from the line on the season after shooting .730 in the past month. He is a multi-category monster in fantasy and will post early-round value the rest of the way.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter stuffed the stat sheet on Friday night, posting 18 points, including the game-winning triple, as well as two rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Huerter should not be on any waiver wires. He looks to have found his groove and there's a legitimate chance for him to finish as a top-100 player. He does a little bit of everything for the Hawks, and while there will be random bad games sprinkled in, Huerter can contribute in every category like this.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler scored 14 points (3-of-8 from the field) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 115-108 win over the Thunder on Friday.

    Butler didn't take too many shots but went a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and put up a well-rounded fantasy line to make up for it. Butler is on the edge of first-round value and is a lock for the top-20 as the star in Miami.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and added two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on Friday.

    Nunn is on a hot stretch and has scored over 20 points in three straight games with 10 threes over that span. Nunn doesn't offer much outside of points and threes, but he has posted standard-league value all season and is a fine player to have at the end of your bench. Don't hesitate to drop him for a hot pickup though.

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry briefly left Friday's game after banging his knee but was able to return and said he'd be fine in the postgame media session.

    Lowry finished with 11 points, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, but more importantly, only logged 22 minutes thanks to Toronto blowing the Wizards away. The fact that he was able to get a head start on his rest might be big for his chances of suiting up in tomorrow's game in Minnesota. Check back for another update tomorrow, but you can tentatively pencil Lowry into lineups.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas finished Friday's 113-109 win over the Cavs with only eight points but 18 rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

    Valanciunas predictably feasted, as Tristan Thompson got ejected and nobody else could hang with JV on the glass. He's going to cruise along with top-65 numbers from here on out, with the Grizzlies settling into a nice rhythm that has their main frontcourt pieces all returning standard-league value. Expect Valanciunas to put more points on the board in the next contest.