• Rodney Hood
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Rodney Hood apologized to GM Koby Altman after refusing to enter at the end of Game 4.

    Coach Ty Lue tried to sub Hood in with 7:38 remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 4 with the Cavs up 110-80. Hood refused and now "feels awful," according to a source. He plans on apologizing to the coaches and his teammates and will not be fined or suspended. The 25-year-old struggled mightily in this series scoring just two points combined in three games. The Cavs will face a much stiffer test in the Conference Finals and Hood will be needed to score off the bench.

    Source: ESPN.com

Fantasy News

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen dropped 22 points on Wednesday night to go along with four boards, two assists, and a block on 8-of-9 shooting.

    Markkanen continues to put together effective shooting nights, and has shot over 50 percent from the field in four of his last six games. Over the last two weeks, Markkanen has been a top-60 player and is quickly rising up towards his mid-round ADP.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier logged 35 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets, contributing 13 points (5-for-15 shooting), seven ebounds, four assists and a triple.

    Another solid but unspectacular effort from Rozier, who relies on heavy usae to bludgeon his way to fantasy value. As long as he's healthy, that will stay consistent.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington scored 13 points (4-for-6 shooting), grabbed six rebounds, drained two triples and swatted two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Washington started the season hot before falling into a small lull in November. He seems to be turning it on again and as long as he's healthy should have plenty of minutes in Charlotte.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. scrapped together another double-double on Wednesday, ending with 11 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting.

    WCJ is consistent. The trouble is, he is consistent as a top-110 player this season. The upside is there, as he is a gifted rebounder and efficient shooter, but just doesn't get the volume of shots needed to see the scoring increase. If this increases, he could creep closer to top-75 value.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell tamed the Wolves on Monday, recording 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, two treys and one blocked shot.

    This was hopefully, a turn-around game for Mitchell, who was struggling in 9-cat last week with top-90 value, dragged down mostly by his 4.0 turnovers over that span. He committed just two tonight.

  • Miles Bridges
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges scored 14 points (4-for-16 shooting), adding four rebounds, three triples, two assists, one steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    It was a rough shooting night for Bridges, but it was the second consecutive game logging big minutes which is encouraging. He is still a solid option as the Hornets continue to develop their young talent this season.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist logged 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 11 points (4-for-9 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists, one triple and one block.

    Kidd-Gilchrist had a few more minutes than normal with Malik Monk out and looked solid. He and Cody Zeller (20 minutes, 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block) played a key role in the Hornets victory.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert hit his stride on Wednesday, checking all his usual boxes with 20 points (8-of-11 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Gobert has been a top-30 play over the last week and is steadily rising in the ranks with strong performances such as this. He should settle into a second-round value holding pattern soon enough as a rock-solid source of boards, FG percentages and blocks.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young put together a nice game on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three swipes in 33 minutes of action.

    At this point, Young is best suited for steaming steals in standard leagues. His role will diminish more when the Bulls get Otto Porter Jr. back as well.

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles put up his best game of the season in Wednesday's 127-116 win over the Wolves, dropping a season-high 23 points (9-of-14 shooting), five rebounds, five assists, three 3s and one steal in another start for an injured Mike Conley (left hamsting tightness).

    Ingles has found his groove among the Jazz starters, where he belongs. Now is a sell-high window for him as we've seen how poorly he plays off the bench, something he'll resume to doing once Conley is back and healthy.