• Bam Adebayo played 25 minutes and finished with eight points, 12 boards, one steal and one block on 4-of-6 shooting while Kelly Olynyk finished with 16 points, four rebounds and six assists on 7-of-11 in 19 minutes.

    Both of them played more minutes than Hassan Whiteside in this game as Miami continues to spread around the center minutes.  It makes it impossible to know which of the three is going to play the most minutes on any given night, but all three should be owned until the situation sorts itself out.  It’s possible that Miami could trade Whiteside to move forward with the other two, but there’s nothing to suggest that a deal is imminent.  For now we just have to wait and see what happens.

Fantasy News

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    It was a much more typical Draymond Green game than he's had lately in a win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday as he produced 8 points (4-for-12 FGs), 10 rebounds, 11 assists and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    For such an established player, Green has a wide range of outcomes this season. The Warriors have shown that they'll sit players for minor injuries, so there's the risk that he doesn't play for much of the season. However, while he is playing, he's capable of near-triple-double numbers. You can try to sell high if he has a few games like this if you need someone safer.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday put up 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting, 10 assists, five rebounds and a 3-pointer in 35 minutes to lead the Pelicans over the Blazers 115-104 on Tuesday in New Orleans.

    Holiday seems to have found his stride lately. He's creeping up in the rankings and could still return that second-round value that many drafters had hoped for. Along side him tonight, JJ Redick sank four treys as part of an 18-point, five-board, two-dime game in 32 minutes.

  • Kenrich Williams
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Kenrich Williams produced plenty of stats again with eight points (2-of-4 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Rebounds, steals and threes have been Williams' specialties during his six-start stretch. He'll be relegated to bench duty as the Pelicans get healthier, but he can be started in standard leagues if he fits your team until then. Also in the starting lineup with a nice game tonight was Jaxson Hayes putting up nice points, seven boards, two steals and three blocks in 21 minutes.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma suffered a cut near his right eye on Tuesday and headed to the locker room to address the bleeding.

    Assuming the trainers can control the bleed and get Kuzma cleared that there's nothing else wrong, it's likely he'll be able to return to the game.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Frank Jackson
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Frank Jackson (left neck contusion) returned after missing one game to score nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), grab two boards and hit two treys in 19 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Jackson isn't worth rostering in standard leagues, but he is getting regular rotation minutes while the Pelicans are missing quite a few players. He's a deep-league option capable of having a big game here and there. Nickeil Alexander-Walker cooled off in this one with just 3 points, four rebounds, an assist and a three while missing his other five shots in 16 minutes.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) looked good in his return from a four-game absence with 21 points (8-for-20 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday.

    With the Pelicans still ravaged by injuries, Ingram jumped right back in and filled up the box score. It's a good sign that he was able to play 35 minutes in his first game back. Ingram probably won't stick in the top-25 all season, but he may be able to stay close while the Pelicans are missing up to five rotation players.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum had a well-rounded game without Damian Lillard in a loss on Tuesday night, providing 22 points (9-of-22 FGs), four rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    That's a great game from McCollum, though the usage was pretty much the same as when he plays with Lillard. McCollum usually gets a bigger boost when he's running the show, so keep an eye on Lillard's status for Thursday's game as it could be another chance for C.J. to go off.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside sank all four of his free throws and double-doubled with 14 points (5-of-7 FGs), 14 rebounds and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday night as the Blazers lost to the Pelicans.

    That's at least 10 made free throws in a row for Whiteside, who is up to 78.8 percent from the line for the season. That's playing a big part in his ability to put up fourth-round value through 14 games. While he's not providing first-round value as he once did, Whiteside has made a huge leap this season.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little moved back to the bench as Carmelo Anthony started at the four on Tuesday, but he put up his first double-double with 12 points (5-of-6 FGs), 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    The state of the Blazers' frontcourt should help get Little at least 20 minutes per game, but the fact that Anthony is now on the team will cap his upside. Little is still very raw, but tonight's game shows that he can be a worth-while dart-throw, especially if (when) Melo misses games.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons got his first start of the season in place of Damian Lillard (back spasms) on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans and he did reasonably well, putting up 13 points (4-of-13 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    The only other start of Simons' career was last season's finale in which he played all 48 minutes and scored 37 points. He won't be matching that anytime soon, but tonight's serviceable line is another step in the right direction for the 20-year-old. Simons is not worth rostering in a standard league, but he's a fine 3-point streamer, especially when he gets spot starts like this.