June 30, 2019, 10:22 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
The Mavs are set to acquire Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. as part of Miami's sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, per Marc Stein.
Olynyk figures to mix into the frontcourt rotation, though with Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith (both currently unsigned) all capable of playing the four and Kristaps Porzingis returning to action, this is a really tough spot for him to carve out fantasy value. The same can be said for Jones, though his athleticism and stat set will have a slightly larger opportunity to shine as a reserve on the wing.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
November 14, 2019, 9:31 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn led the way again for the Heat with 23 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals as the Heat downed the Cavs 108-97.
Nunn followed up a 20-point outing with this game and his fantasy owners have to be pleased with the returns over the last week. The leash just lengthened a little bit. We know he can score and has actually contributed quite a bit in other areas to keep himself on the radar.
November 14, 2019, 9:25 pmMeyers LeonardC, Miami Heat
Meyers Leonard started in Thursday's game and looked better than he has in some time, with 12 points, seven boards, two triples and a blocked shot.
Leonard finally put in a good outing after quite a few duds recently, including a missed outing on Tuesday with an illness. He absolutely has potential to make some 3-pointers and be a late-round value for fantasy teams as long as he can play 25 minutes a night.
November 14, 2019, 9:21 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo scored 16 points and added 15 boards in 40 minutes of action in Thursday's win over the Cavs.
Adebayo was strong again in this one from an offensive standpoint, but once again the defensive stats were absent with just one block. He's really killing teams at the free throw line but other than that, the returns have been quite good. He's going to be a good scorer and rebounder with defensive upside, so if he can bring the free throw percentage up even a handful of points, we have a clear top-50 asset.
November 14, 2019, 9:16 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler contributed across the board on Thursday with 14 points, six assists, three steals and two blocks in 39 minutes of court time.
Butler was solid across the board even though he didn't have a big scoring output. The benefit with a player like Butler is that he always finds ways to make an impact. He's well on his way to being a borderline first-round value this season.
November 14, 2019, 9:14 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson was a non-factor on Thursday, scoring just two points and turning it over four times in a loss to the Heat.
Thompson turned in a total dud in this one after a great start to the season. We should probably cut him some slack given his top-50 status on the year. Continue to roll him out, especially if Larry Nance Jr. misses some time.
November 14, 2019, 9:09 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton scored 16 points on Thursday to follow up a season-high 20 points in Tuesday's contest.
Sexton added four rebounds and three assists in a reasonably nice outing. Sexton has late-round value with quite a bit of downside when the shooting percentage really tanks. He's a good scorer but he's really not a great player at this point and that's the reality.
November 14, 2019, 9:04 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love was the same solid asset on Thursday in a loss to the Heat, putting up a double-double with 21 points, 10 boards, and five defensive counters.
The five defensive counters (as well as three triples) were a nice bonus from Love, who has been huge for fantasy purposes as the only star on this otherwise very unimpressive roster. As long as Love is healthy and on this team, he's a lock for high-end value.
November 14, 2019, 9:04 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony has a agreed to sign with the Portland Trailblazers.
The deal is reportedly non-guaranteed and with Portland sliding in the standings, the move screams desperation. Melo will be able to provide you some points on inefficient shooting if he can get minutes in the mid-20s and this move would mean Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere would lose most of their minutes. Nassir Little might slide over to the bench for Melo, but we'll find out soon enough. Carmelo Anthony hasn't been inside the top-100 in value since the 2016-2017 season and was barely inside the top-200 last season with 29.4 minutes a game. If you're scooping him up, make sure you're giving up nothing of real value.
November 14, 2019, 9:02 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. put up a nice 14 point and eight rebounds in 23 minutes of action on Thursday despite re-injuring a left thumb injury.
Nance didn't come back after going to the locker room He aggravated his left thumb injury and we'll see if that keeps him out in future contests. If it does, we'll see more Tristan Thompson than usual. Otherwise, there isn't much additional value in the Cavs frontcourt
November 14, 2019, 8:50 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo popped up as questionable on the injury report for Friday's game with a sprained left knee.
Diallo struggled in Tuesday's game and was a non-participant in Thursday's practice so it hasn't been a great week for him. We'll see if he can suit up on Friday.
Source: NBA Injury Report