June 20, 2018, 8:30 amJon HorstTeam, College
According to multiple NBA sources, the Bucks are among the most active teams before Thursday’s draft night.
The Bucks will be going into the draft with just one pick, the No. 17 overall selection, but the team appears to be ready to pull the trigger on acquiring a second-round pick via a trade or a cash purchase. They clearly want to upgrade their perimeter shooting and they will certainly have their choice of shooting guards if they stay at 17, since, as many as 11 shooting guards in the latter half of the first round will be available with Lonnie Walker and Zhaire Smith being on the top of their wishlist. There are several teams that have multiple second-round picks, including the Sixers who own four of them (38, 39, 56 and 60). The Bucks have historically done well in the second round having netted, among others, Michael Redd, Ersan Ilyasova, Luc Mbah a Moute and Malcolm Brogdon, who was the 2016-2017 Rookie of the Year.
Source: Gery Woelfel
December 13, 2019, 1:13 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a 114-99 win on Thursday with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with 11 rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.
Jokic hasn't gone into full Joker mode yet, but tonight is about what you'd expect and want from him. There might still be some impatient owners looking for those juicy triple-doubles and high scoring numbers so a buy-low may be in the cards still.
December 13, 2019, 1:09 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray logged 28 minutes on Thursday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting while adding six rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Murray was dealing with the funnily named "trunk contusion" but came back and delivered against the Blazers tonight. Deploy him in all of your lineups. Will Barton logged 35 minutes, scoring 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting while adding 11 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers and continues to be one of the most consistent scorers on the Nuggets.
December 13, 2019, 1:07 amPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap scored six points 3-of-7 shooting while adding five rebounds and a block on Thursday.
Millsap was dealing with a foot injury and Jerami Grant (20 points, five rebounds, two steals and five triples in 31 minutes) was having a great game so Millsap took extra rest.
December 13, 2019, 1:03 amGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting with one rebound, two assists and three triples on Thursday.
Harris is starting to heat up, but we've seen this before this year so there's some skepticism about his season-long value. Feel free to ride him out while he's hot though.
December 13, 2019, 1:02 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside hosted another block party, swatting four shots to go with his 33 points on 15-of-21 shooting with 11 boards, two assists and a triple on Thursday.
Whiteside continues to throw up some huge numbers and the situation is just perfect for him. He'll continue to post huge numbers as long as he's healthy and his 12.5 boards and 2.4 blocks a game are propelling him inside the top-10 on the year.
December 13, 2019, 1:00 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard struggled shooting in Thursday's outing vs. the Nuggets, scoring 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting while adding two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two triples.
Lillard only scored five points in the first half, but had a game-high in assists. Teams continue to send doubles and play over on screens against Lillard as he's one of the few threats on offense for the Blazers. He's still a first-round value play.
December 13, 2019, 12:57 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three boards, two assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Bazemore won't be the sexiest play, but the Blazers are really hurting and they need him to play big minutes. Anfernee Simons (22 minutes, nine points, one assist and one steal) will also get some extended run with Rodney Hood out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.
December 13, 2019, 12:57 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
McCollum had an off night, but ran into a tough opponent on the road. He'll be better in the next one.
December 13, 2019, 12:53 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony had a full line on Thursday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting with nine boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks and two treys.
Anthony continues to put up numbers and should be rostered in most leagues due to the the fact that someone has to produce on this Blazers team.
December 13, 2019, 12:19 amCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph is probable for Friday's game against the Knicks despite some lower back soreness.
Joseph has been dealing with this lower back issue for a couple weeks but has generally played through it and will continue to be a deep-league streaming option until De'Aaron Fox returns.
Source: NBA Injury Report