May 5, 2019, 9:48 pmSeth CurryG, Portland Trail Blazers
Seth Curry put up 16 points in the first half of Game 4 as the Blazers lost to the Nuggets on Sunday.
He did not score in the second half, but his first half surge helped them jump out to a lead by halftime. He shot 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He hit a deep three in Nikola Jokic's face and a fadeaway three to end the half. The Nuggets evened up the series, so the Blazers will be heading on the road for Game 5 to try and gain an advantage.
February 28, 2020, 10:18 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had a nice line in Friday's win over the Wolves, going for 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 34 minutes.
This is a pretty customary line for Vuc, and his top-20 ranking is indicative of his fluid production on a nightly basis. He provides next to nothing in terms of defensive stats but is so thorough in every other department. He's even shooting nearly 80% from the stripe. Let him take you into the fantasy playoffs and beyond.
February 28, 2020, 10:14 pmGarrett TempleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple was the most productive Nets reserve on Friday, packing a punch with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, four 3s, five boards, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes.
Temple has been sneaky-good as of late, turning in top-50 value over the last week. We're talking ahead of some bigger names like Donovan Mitchell and LeBron James. Still, the smaller size of games might be deceiving, if you decide to go with that argument. However, the trend is definitely undeniable, making Temple worth owning in standard leagues while his hot streak is still cooking.
February 28, 2020, 10:12 pmCameron JohnsonSF, Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson (upper body) has returned to the floor Friday against the Pistons.
He went down hard and had to make a trip to the locker room, but returned to the game before halftime. Johnson took the final heave before the buzzer and looks to be fine moving forward.
February 28, 2020, 10:09 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz had 14 points, 7 assists, three rebounds and three turnovers in a victory over the Wolves on Friday.
Fultz has slowed down considerably over the past two weeks but still ranks in the top-150 on the season overall. He definitely could be a drop in shallower leagues, especially if your fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. If you have a glaring need or are fighting for playoff position, Fultz would be a cut candidate.
February 28, 2020, 10:04 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter (left adductor) managed to play well on Friday, logging 33 minutes and posting 15 point on 6-of-10 shooting with three treys, four boards, three assists and one block.
Obviously, the biggest takeaway tonight is Huerter's minutes, showing that he's healthy enough to take on a full work load and that he's able to produce up to his par. Owners can confidently keep him locked into their active lineups.
February 28, 2020, 10:02 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross had a big game on Friday evening vs. the Wolves, putting up 33 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.
He was on fire tonight from beyond the arc, going a cool 7-for-15 from deep. Ross took a total of 25 shots tonight, which is even a lot for him. He's been averaging close to 30 minutes a night over the past two months and has provided top-125 value on the season on a per game basis. Ross is a usable asset almost everywhere.
February 28, 2020, 10:01 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young dished out 14 dimes on Friday to go along with 22 points (6-of-18 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), two rebounds, one triple and one steal in 31 minutes.
In an odd stroke of irony, Young was the Hawks starter who hit the least number of treys in this game. However, it's a good sign that he was able to share the rock and get more of his teammates involved in the action, especially with him struggling to find his shot from the field. He's been shooting the ball better than this lately, so this little stumble should be erased by a good game soon enough.
February 28, 2020, 9:57 pmCam ReddishG-F, Atlanta Hawks
Cam Reddish caught fire in a start on Friday, hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers (career-high) en route to a career-high 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting as the Hawks topped the Nets 141-118.
Obviously, tonight's line was one of Reddish's best overall. The Hawks opted to go small vs. the Nets and he started over Bruno Fernando (nine points, nine rebounds, two steals). This could be a turning point for Reddish, who has struggled to get into a consistent flow of production throughout 2019-20. He's worth a speculative add right now.
February 28, 2020, 9:43 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) has been ruled out for the remainder of the game Friday vs. the Cavs.
Once it was revealed Redick had suffered a hamstring strain, it was not surprising for him to miss the rest of this one. In addition, he could miss some time which is something the Pelicans and fantasy owners don't want to see with the playoffs on the line in both cases. The team has yet to indicate the severity to which Redick is injured just yet, but it should come sometime in the next 24 hours.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 9:34 pmCameron JohnsonSF, Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson took a hard fall in the paint attempting to get a rebound in the first quarter of the Suns' game vs. the Pistons on Friday.
It looked like he took a shot in the ribs while in the air before hitting the floor with a loud smack. Johnson was doubled over on the court for a minute before heading to the Suns' locker room. An update on his status should be provided by the team soon.