• Kristaps Porzingis
    C/F, New York Knicks

    David Fizdale has agreed to a four-year deal to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks.

    Fizdale coached the Memphis Grizzlies to a 50-51 record over the 2016-2017 and beginning of 2017-2018 season. Fizdale also spent many years with Miami as an assistant coach and has a history of good relationships with players – until he benched Marc Gasol in the fourth quarter of a close game. The Knicks need someone in the front office that can bridge relationships and it could help make the Knicks a free agent destination again. He will have a tough first season with Kristaps Porzingis recovering from ACL surgery that may cause him to miss the entire year.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine dropped 35 points in Wednesday's 136-102 win over the Hawks, finishing the night with two rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and a perfect 7-of-7 from downtown.

    LaVine was feeling it in this one, and shows that he can be a scoring machine. The season has had ups and downs for LaVine, but he is currently over around his ADP as a top-55 player.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham continued his hot shooting on Wednesday, dropping 40 points (12-for-21 shooting), seven triples, five assists and five rebounds as the Hornets topped the Nets 113-108.

    That makes 13 triples over his last two games, as Graham is probably the early front runner for the most improved player award. If you picked Graham up early in the season, enjoy the boost that comes with adding a top-50 point guard off waivers.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen dropped 22 points on Wednesday night to go along with four boards, two assists, and a block on 8-of-9 shooting.

    Markkanen continues to put together effective shooting nights, and has shot over 50 percent from the field in four of his last six games. Over the last two weeks, Markkanen has been a top-60 player and is quickly rising up towards his mid-round ADP.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier logged 35 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets, contributing 13 points (5-for-15 shooting), seven ebounds, four assists and a triple.

    Another solid but unspectacular effort from Rozier, who relies on heavy usae to bludgeon his way to fantasy value. As long as he's healthy, that will stay consistent.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington scored 13 points (4-for-6 shooting), grabbed six rebounds, drained two triples and swatted two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Washington started the season hot before falling into a small lull in November. He seems to be turning it on again and as long as he's healthy should have plenty of minutes in Charlotte.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. scrapped together another double-double on Wednesday, ending with 11 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting.

    WCJ is consistent. The trouble is, he is consistent as a top-110 player this season. The upside is there, as he is a gifted rebounder and efficient shooter, but just doesn't get the volume of shots needed to see the scoring increase. If this increases, he could creep closer to top-75 value.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell tamed the Wolves on Monday, recording 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, two treys and one blocked shot.

    This was hopefully, a turn-around game for Mitchell, who was struggling in 9-cat last week with top-90 value, dragged down mostly by his 4.0 turnovers over that span. He committed just two tonight.

  • Miles Bridges
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges scored 14 points (4-for-16 shooting), adding four rebounds, three triples, two assists, one steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    It was a rough shooting night for Bridges, but it was the second consecutive game logging big minutes which is encouraging. He is still a solid option as the Hornets continue to develop their young talent this season.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist logged 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 11 points (4-for-9 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists, one triple and one block.

    Kidd-Gilchrist had a few more minutes than normal with Malik Monk out and looked solid. He and Cody Zeller (20 minutes, 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block) played a key role in the Hornets victory.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert hit his stride on Wednesday, checking all his usual boxes with 20 points (8-of-11 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Gobert has been a top-30 play over the last week and is steadily rising in the ranks with strong performances such as this. He should settle into a second-round value holding pattern soon enough as a rock-solid source of boards, FG percentages and blocks.