• Markelle Fultz
    G, Philadelphia Sixers

    At the direction of his attorney, Markelle Fultz is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist early next week and he will not participate in team practices or games until the specialist has a chance to evaluate him.

    This is a very interesting development as the report shows that this is a move initiated by Fultz’s advisors and not the Sixers. We are just stunned at how bad this situation has been handled so far and we just hope the best for the former No. 1 rookie pick. Brett Brown was hesitant yesterday about commiting to more minutes for Fultz and it looks likely that the team will rely on T.J McConnell going forward.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore abdomen/groin) led the team with 36 minutes scoring six points, adding three rebounds, six assists and three steals in Saturday's loss to the Hornets.

    Ntilikina remains a hot pick-up for fantasy managers and played the majority of the game for the Knicks. Teammate Dennis Smith Jr. was only able to squeeze out 10 minutes with Ntilikina finding favor in the rotation. The shooting was a bit off tonight (2-of-7) but the assists and steals were there salvaging what could have been a quite night.

  • Frank Jackson
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Frank Jackson suffered a neck injury and did not return to the game on Saturday after playing five minutes.

    Jackson started and missed all three of his shots before leaving the game early. Nickeil Alexander-Walker stepped up and scored 27 points in 30 minutes on Saturday. Alexander-Walker and E'Twaun Moore benefit the most if Jackson misses time. Nicolo Melli should also see more minutes.

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    Bobby Portis scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Hornets.

    Teammate Taj Gibson got the start at center over Mitchell Robinson but Portis was still able to play 22 minutes off the bench. The Knicks wanted to go small this game, though they actually found a lot of success when they plugged Robinson in, and Portis was an integral part of their offense putting up 10 shots. Offensively Portis provides a punch but leaves a lot to be desired with the rest of his game. Fantasy managers should be wary with the current logjam in the Knicks front court.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled on Saturday with 26 points (10-of-17 from the floor) and 13 rebounds to go with six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Giannis continues to dominate with huge lines every night and is producing first-round value. He is even bringing more threes recently hitting at least one in five straight games. His low free throw percentage (.630 from the line on the season) is the only thing holding him back right now.

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson came off the bench and double-doubled with 17 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, and a steal and block in Saturday's home loss to the Hornets

    Teammate Taj Gibson got the start for the Knicks but Robinson ended up playing more minutes off the bench. The Knicks appeared to want to go small in this match but found success when they put Robinson in against Charlotte's front court. He did a lot of damage around the rim and collected six offensive boards, leading to easy put-backs and dunks. This game should give fantasy managers confidence that no matter if Robinson starts or not that he will be able to generate the same types of lines as long as he gets his minutes.

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez blocked five shots on Saturday to go with 15 points (6-of-10 from the field) and eight rebounds.

    Lopez came through big for his GMs with the five blocks and is now averaging 2.3 blocks and 1.5 threes per game on the season. Lopez continues to be a great source of threes and blocks and should provide mid-round value all season.

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo started on Saturday and scored 14 points (6-of-9 from the field) with four rebounds, two threes and two steals in 24 minutes.

    DiVincenzo got the start again with Khris Middleton (left thigh contusion) sidelined. DiVincenzo is worth monitoring but is currently battling Sterling Brown (10 points in 26 minutes on Saturday) for playing time.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie feasted at the free-throw line, going 14-of-15 to contribute to his 24 points, along with one rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks on Saturday.

    Dinwiddie will see his usage skyrocket with Irving (shoulder impingement) and Caris Lavert (right thumb) out. He was able to contribute across the board, except from three as he missed all four attempts. Make sure he is not on the waiver wire and starting in your lineups.

  • Sterling Brown
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Sterling Brown scored 10 points with six rebounds and four assists in a 102-83 blowout win over the Pacers on Saturday.

    Brown has an exciting fantasy game and can fill up the stat sheet when given the minutes. Unfortunately his role is limited on the Bucks and his 26 minutes on Saturday was a season-high. He is worth a look in deeper-leagues while Khris Middleton (left thigh contusion) is out.

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren scored 15 points (6-of-21 shooting) with five rebounds and two blocks in a 102-83 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

    Warren struggled from the floor tonight and finishes the back-to-back shooting 7-of-29 from the floor. Warren is in a slump right now but expect his shooting to bounce back. He will take a slight hit when Jeremy Lamb (ankle) returns, but Warren should still be a standard-league all season.