• Thaddeus Young
    F, Indiana Pacers

    Thaddeus Young has two weeks to pick up his $13.7 million player option for the 2018-19 season.

    At 29 years old, Young might have another decent money deal left in him so he could also try to resign or extend with the Pacers for more years, or possibly with a different team. The Pacers also have decisions to make with their team options for Lance Stephenson and Joe Young, while Bojan Bogdanovic’s contract becomes guaranteed if he's not waived. If the Pacers renounce all restricted free agents they'll have over $37 million in cap space, but with their successful season and not exactly being a noted free agent destination, they'd have to get some good players to let all their guys walk (not to mention a future extension for Myles Turner).

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

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  • Andre Drummond
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Andre Drummond put up a mixed-bag result on Friday, getting his ubiquitous double-double with 12 points (6-of-11 shooting), 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Drummond actually struggled in this game. Not only did he miss both free throw attempts, but also wound up committing seven turnovers as Bradley Beal appeared to have his number all night long. Drummond should perform a lot better than this, so just chalk it up to an adjustment phase as he acclimates to his new team.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker had 21 points, eight assists and five rebounds in Friday's losing effort vs. the Raptors.

    He went 8-for-18 from the floor and missed four of his five threes. Maybe Booker was going through a bit of a Three-Point Competition hangover of sorts because he looked a bit rusty. He has been one of the most consistent players in the league this season. Look for him to shake it off tomorrow against a weak Bulls team.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton was a points machine in the Cavs' win over the Wizards on Friday with a team-high 25 points (8-of-17 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), two rebounds, two assists and two treys.

    Sexton's lack of assists and steals on a regular basis has been the biggest roadblock on his path to fantasy relevance. He's more of a points contributor and not much else on most nights. But at 25 points tonight, he's still an end-of-bench guy in standard leagues.

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis notched 24 points (8-for-16 shooting), 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes as the Pacers beat the Knicks 106-98.

    Sabonis is a safe bet for points, rebounds and assists almost every night and Friday was no different. While some choose to nitpick at the lack of threes and defense, just enjoy the consistent baseline of counting stats he gives you if he's on your roster.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton notched a double-double on Friday vs. the Raptors, putting up 17 points and 10 boards.

    Ayton played 35 minutes in this one which is notable because the Suns were closely monitoring his left ankle prior to Friday's game. He's a top-25 guy over the past two months since returning from suspension so as long as he stays healthy he will remain a must-start player in all formats.

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren scored 27 points (10-for-21 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two triples, two steals and a block across 37 minutes on Friday.

    Warren was questionable to play in this one but came through with a huge performance. There's a chance Victor Oladipo cramps Warren's style a bit but so far so good. Keep him rolling if healthy.

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon scored 11 points (4-for-14 shooting), eight rebounds, seix assists and a steal across 34 minutes on Friday.

    It was an ugly night from the field for Brogdon but he filled the stat sheet up in other areas salvaging a solid fantasy line. It remains to be seen if the extended time off during the all star break will help him capture his early-season form.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio scored 13 points on 4-of-9 FG and added nine assists and four steals in the Suns' loss to the Raptors on Friday.

    Rubio still did not shoot the ball all that well, but the four steals made this a very usable fantasy game. He has kept his value in the top 80 this season and while his performances are often nothing to write home about, he is still a must-own player.

  • Cedi Osman
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman found his groove in Friday's 113-108 win over the Wizards, tallying 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting with 10 boards, three triples, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Osman had been playing poorly over the last couple of games prior to this gem. As always, Osman brings a lot of volatility to the table, so owners will have to have their seatbelts strapped on tight. He's still a hold in 14-teamers and is a streamer in shallower leagues.

  • Doug McDermott
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Doug McDermott went 4-for-6 in 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points and two triples.

    McDermott has one role on this team and that is to shoot threes, which he did quite efficiently on Friday night. Leave him on the wire unless you need threes in a deep league.