• Rodney Hood
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood shot 8-for-12 from the field for 25 points with four boards and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes off the bench in Game 6 against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Whenever you get a Rodney Hood game, good things have to happen. Thursday was one of those nights, as a 66% shooting percentage is hard to beat. Hood has been a welcome addition to the Blazers, who are just one win away from the Western Conference Finals.

Fantasy News

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton was scorching hot on Thursday as he hit a career-high four 3-pointers en route to his new career-high 24 points (5-of-10 FG, 10-of-10 FT) and a full line.

    Melton also grabbed six rebounds to go with three assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes to round out his line. This is a fine example of his ceiling (career-highs) and while he won't light it up like this every night, Melton should still be good for solid, well-rounded production moving forward.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas did not play the last 16-plus minutes of Thursday's game vs. the Kings but was able to post eight points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.

    There's no news regarding any injuries, so this was likely a matchup-based decision on the part of the Grizzlies, who leaned heavily on their bench mob in this one. Brandon Clarke saw 25 minutes off the bench and was able to produce a slightly better line with eight points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks. We should expect to see Valanciunas get his minutes back up in the next game. No worries here.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook got hot under the collar on Thursday and was ejected after receiving two technical fouls.

    Westbrook left the game in the fourth quarter and was able to play 30 minutes. He dropped a 21-point (10-of-20 shooting), 10-assist double-double with five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 30 minutes. Westbrook's role has been concretized since the Rockets went all-in on the micro-ball game plan. His ability to attack the basket is key in their path to win games. He should see a nice, steady usage until the regular season winds down.

    Source: Phil Barber on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler was effective off the bench on Thursday, with 12 points and eight boards in 33 minutes as the Nets let the game slip away in overtime 112-104.

    Chandler was good enough given what we expect from him, knocking down three triples for good measure. He was better on both ends of the floor, taking over for an ineffective Taurean Prince in the closing stages. Prince was limited to seven points in 23 minutes. At this point, neither player is a compelling option in standard leagues.

  • DeAndre Jordan
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    DeAndre Jordan put up another double-double on Thursday night to finish with 14 points and 15 boards in 37 minutes.

    Jordan took advantage of Jarrett Allen's sheer ineffectiveness in this game. Allen was scoreless with two boards in 13 minutes before being benched at halftime. Jordan isn't going to get this kind of run every night, but he's still a great source of rebounds at the very least.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points to go along with eight assists in 37 minutes on Thursday night.

    Dinwiddie is going to have to lead this team now that we've confirmed that Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the campaign. He's going to be a decent scorer and a good source of assists and triples, but be wary of shooting struggles with the volume he is going to get.

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert chucked at will on Thursday night, going 9-of-29 from the floor to get to his 25 points, six boards, five assists and three triples in a team-high 39 minutes.

    LeVert may have shot the Nets out of this game with this abysmal shooting output but he's going to get all kinds of opportunity with Kyrie Irving shut down for the season. We definitely expected more from LeVert this year but it's hard to swallow this horrible shooting. We'll just have to hope he goes on a heater so we can get more high-scoring nights the rest of the way.

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris put up a solid double-double in Thursday's win over the Nets, posting 22 points, 12 boards and six assists in a game-high 46 minutes.

    Harris has managed to keep his high-volume role despite all the shuffling we've seen from the Sixers since the trading deadline. We know what Harris is at this point and it should be just fine as a mid-round asset going forward.

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Alec Burks finally got some extended run for the Sixers in an overtime win over the Nets on Thursday, playing 30 minutes and scoring 19 points.

    This was the reason to hold on to Burks in deep leagues despite a clear downgrade in his deployment on a deep, confusing rotation. This doesn't mean Burks will get this run every night, but he's too tough to trust in most leagues.

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson struggled in 39 minutes of action on Thursday, finishing with just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, but he did add seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot.

    Richardson didn't come out of the break strong and we'll see if this is just a blip in the radar as the Sixers try to make a lot of pieces fit together. Al Horford came off the bench again as expected but only played 19 minutes despite the free basketball, scoring six points to go with three rebounds and three defensive counters. Richardson and Horford have both had disappointing numbers as the Sixers shuffle these pieces around and may not bounce back to their expected value down the stretch.