• LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to the Action Network, the NBA is exploring the possibility of moving the deadline for announcing starting lineups before games between 30 and 60 minutes earlier from the 10-minute current standard.

    As of today, the rule states that teams must release starting lineups to the league, the scorer’s table, opposing teams and media 10 minutes before tip-off. And that is a situation that has caused frustration to daily fantasy sports players and betting markets due to late scratches or sudden lineup insertions. The league continues to pursue further amendments in light of media scrutiny and fan displeasure at the sudden unavailability of players, given ticket prices and concern from gaming partners and their clientele, so a potential change could be huge for the fantasy industry. Resistance is likely to come from coaches and some members of the league’s competition committee over the next month, but this seems like a fix that has been long overdue.

    Source: Matt Moore on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green's night ended early in Thursday's 86-1116 loss to the Lakers, as he was ejected in the second quarter after scoring two points with a rebound, four assists and a steal.

    Green was arguing with a ref and picked up his second tech in the middle of the second quarter which sent him to the locker room for the rest of the night. It's good news that Stephen Curry (hand) is returning, because it might mean Green will get some more space and production to work with.

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall came off the bench on Thursday and scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with three boards, two dimes and a triple.

    Paschall logged 26 minutes off the bench in this one and it helps that Draymond Green got ejected early in the second quarter. If Green is ever going to miss time, Paschall is the next man up, but as it stands, he can be left on the wire.

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Damion Lee scored 15 points with six boards, three dimes and four triples on Thursday.

    If you're in need of triples, Lee is your guy, but the scoring should dip with Stephen Curry (hand) returning on Sunday. That being said, Lee could still be in play for a triples streamer as Coach Kerr has taken a liking to him.

  • Jordan Poole
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Jordan Poole scored 16 points to go with a rebound, a game-high eight dimes and two triples vs. the Lakers on Thursday.

    This is arguably Poole's best offensive game of the year as he was efficient shooting the ball and handed out a career-high in assists. He's still far from being reliable though so don't bother adding him yet.

  • 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.