• Giannis Antetokounmpo
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    Multiple sources said that the Bucks are quite open to moving their pick in order to acquire an established veteran who could immediately contribute next season.

    It seems that the Bucks will trade their first round pick if they can find a veteran wing player and this actually makes sense as the team desperately needs a talent upgrade. It’s unclear who they are after at this point and we should expect the rumors to intensify as we get closer to Thursday night’s draft night.

    Source: Gery Woelfel

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  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis had a quiet night in Thursday's 116-86 blowout win over the Warriors, scoring 23 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Davis got it done across the board and was able to check out after only playing 25 minutes which is a win on all sides. It looks like the shoulder is fine so keep on plugging him in.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma came off the bench on Thursday and scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Kuzma was able to pile up the points against a weak team and it helps that LeBron James (groin) sat this one out. He's a point streamer at best.

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard came off the bench on Thursday and scored 13 points on 4-of-4 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.

    Howard logged 24 minutes off the bench and was electric in tonight's win. He's shown the ability to put up efficient stat lines against mediocre teams, but the Lakers are a fantasy wasteland outside of their dynamic duo.

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo started on Thursday, scoring 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with four rebounds, six dimes and two steals.

    Rondo got the starting nod with LeBron James (groin) out, but he's far from being a reliable fantasy player on a regular basis. They played the worst team in the NBA, so anyone could have really produced here.

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green has been ejected from Thursday's game against the Lakers after scoring two points with one rebound, four assists and a steal in 10 minutes of action.

    Green picked up his second technical arguing with a ref in the second quarter and has been tossed out of tonight's game.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside put up a strong double-double on Thursday with 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Blazers fell 106-100 to the Pacers.

    Whiteside has rebounded and blocked his way to an unlikely top-10 fantasy season and at this point, that's mostly sustainable especially with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins with uncertain timelines. Keep rolling Whiteside out there.

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony had a quiet 12 points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes on Thursday night.

    Anthony didn't do a ton offensively in this contest but was at least efficient in what he did do. He made five of his eight shots and only turned it over twice. Anthony and Trevor Ariza have both settled in as top-140 values this season and that should continue. Ariza had an off night, scoring eight points and hitting two triples in 37 minutes.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum's 28 points on 11-of-27 shooting and eight assists wasn't enough as the Blazers' rally came up short on Thursday night.

    McCollum is the primary scorer for this team without Damian Lillard, and he's going to continue to shoot at high volume. We like the scoring numbers, assists and the three triples, but 27 shots is a few too many to be comfortable with. Hopefully Lillard returns soon to take some pressure off of McCollum in these upcoming must-win games.

  • Gary Trent Jr.
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Gary Trent Jr. played a game-high 41 minutes on Thursday, scoring 20 points and hitting five 3-pointers in a loss to the Pacers.

    Trent Jr. has been very useful in this short run without Dame Lillard. Hopefully for the Blazers, Lillard returns in short order which would greatly mute Trent's production. Still, he may manage to hold late-round value like he has over the last two months in 25 minutes per game. At that point, he'll likely be a streaming option.

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren was productive in 38 minutes on Thursday, scoring 15 points, grabbing five boards and picking up two steals.

    Warren is the Pacers' leading scorer and has primarily been an efficient point-producer on his way to top-60 value. For the time being, we expect that to continue for Warren. He seems quite underrated in general, much like his teammate Justin Holiday, who is providing top-120 value as a good 3-and-D option. Holiday had 11 points, three triples and a steal in this contest.