• Kelly Oubre Jr.
    F, Washington Wizards

    The Rockets are on the market for a wing and three names that could become available are Markieff Morris, Jeff Green and Kelly Oubre.

    According to sources, the Rockets increased their trade market intensity last week in the midst of their winning streak. The Wizards might be sellers and Markieff Morris along with Jeff Green put on a rather impressive audition for Daryl Morey, who attended the game in Washington last week. Nothing is concrete yet and this is only a rumor but any player added to the Rockets high-octane offense could potentially have value. Some other names that could make sense for the Rockets are Iman Shumpert, Joe Harris and C.J. Miles.

    Source: The Athletic

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  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela never returned to Houston's win over the Clippers in Wednesday, finishing his night with 12 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes.

    The 20 rebound mark was Capela's third straight game of seeing that exact amount of boards. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said that Capela is still being evaluated and that there are no updates to his situation as of now. Hoepfully he is okay and able to suit up for his next one.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart was excellent in Wednesday's home victory over the Wizards, putting up 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers while going 6-of-12 from the field.

    Smart is off to a fantastic start with top-85/55 value in the early going, and he's about to play a much larger role with Gordon Hayward out for the next six weeks. Boston's emotional leader shouldn't be on any waiver wires, and to this point it looks like he's made more strides to become a league average 3-point shooter. Smart may never be an efficient shooter from the field, but if he can hover above .400 rather than wallow in the .300s, like he is this season, then we're looking at an easy win for anyone who drafted him.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden lead the way in Houston's Wednesday's win over the Clippers, finishing with 47 points (12-of-26 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, six triples and an effective 16-of-17 shooting mark from the free throw line.

    The free throws dwarf the output of pretty much any other NBA player, but it's just another Wednesday for Harden. His freethrow shooting numbers are one of his biggest drivers in fantasy value, and his owners should be pleased with this output after a few games of clanking a handful of them off the iron. He's a safe bet to finish the season as a top-3 value.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    PJ Washington was quiet on Wednesday, ending with only five points (2-of-7 shooting), three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Washington has been a solid addition for the Hornets this year. Even in his quiet games like tonight, it's nice to see he can still add a couple of blocks to his line. There's no need to panic after tonight's game.

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams couldn't take advantage of a thin Celtics frontcourt on Wednesday, logging 11 minutes with two points, three rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Williams was a popular DFS play today and was expected to see minutes at center with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis both out, but Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier were both solid enough to make the rookie an afterthought. Williams has a pretty good stat set but is outside the top-300 and is only a deep-league stash at the moment.

  • Carsen Edwards
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 18 points in Wednesday's win over the Wizards, adding four rebounds, three assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action.

    The Celtics blew things open a bit in the fourth before a late push got the score to respectable territory, so we're not going to expect similar output in the next one. That said, Edwards is a wonderful scorer and could come into a nice bench role while Gordon Hayward is out. Consider him in 16-teamers for end-of-bench scoring punch.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz struggled throughout Wednesday's win over the 76ers, finishing with just eight points, four rebounds and three assists and a steal in 21 minutes.

    Though Fultz was thoroughly outplayed by D.J Augustin (12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes), he still looks like he'll be holding onto the starting job for the forseeable future. His presence in the starting lineup doesn't give him standard league value, and saps Augustin of any that he had previously.

  • Vincent Poirier
    C, Boston Celtics

    Vincent Poirier took advantage of the Celtics' thin frontcourt on Wednesday, turning nine minutes of work into three points, four rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Poierier has appeared in just five games all season, and this game saw him set career-highs in playing time, points, rebounds and assists. He's a name to know in 30-teamers if Boston's frontcourt players keep getting hurt.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk had a season-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field while adding eight boards, five assists, and a block on Wednesday night.

    Monk saw his most action of the season tonight and returned one of his best performances. This uptick is due to Dwayne Bacon's absence, and while he had a nice stat line in this one, he is still only an option in deeper leagues.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal put up a monstrous line in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 44 points on 17-of-27 shooting to go with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and four 3-pointers.

    Beal's heroics weren't enough as the Wizards lost the rope for most of the fourth quarter, but he's been steadily improving and perhaps this is the start of a hot streak that can vault him back into early-round territory. A guy who was picked around the first-round turn, he is currently producing top-35/65 value. It'd be a surprise if Beal finished the year outside the top-20.