April 12, 2018, 7:25 pmRodney HoodSG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tyronn Lue said Thursday that Rodney Hood is healthy and will play in Game 1 while Kyle Korver is getting better but is not 100 percent.
Hood has been dealing with an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the last two games, although mostly as a precaution. The Cavaliers seemed to take Wednesday night off with LeBron James playing only ten minutes so there's no surprise that both Hood and Korver sat out. Korver has been dealing with a foot injury about a month now and sounds like he will not be 100 percent to start the season. The Cavaliers do not have a starting lineup set for Game 1 yet as health will play a large factor in the minutes distribution.
Source: Tom Withers on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 10:53 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine could not buy a bucket on Friday, going 4-of-19 from the field for 12 points, eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, two dimes and one steal.
LaVine is dealing with a right shoulder strain, which may or may not have contributed to his poor showing. Keep an eye on his performances moving forward.
December 13, 2019, 10:51 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks finished Friday's loss against the Bucks with 19 points (6-for-17 shooting), four triples, three assists, two rebounds and a block.
Brooks logged a team-high 35 minutes and his usage on a nightly basis for this Memphis team keeps him relevant in standard leagues. He will occasionally catch fire from beyond the arc like he did tonight.
December 13, 2019, 10:47 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder finished with 15 points (3-for-11 shooting), 11 rebounds, three threes, four assists, one steal and one block as the Grizzlies fell to the Bucks.
Crowder's rebounding was nice, but the shooting performance from the field was less than stellar. The shooting keeps him from being an option in every league, but he can be relied on for some cheap counting stats when needed.
December 13, 2019, 10:39 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller double-doubled off the bench on Friday with 11 points (4-of-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer and two assists.
Zeller has been playing well enough to warrant a pickup in 12-team leagues. Bismack Biyombo, who started but left the game briefly with right groin soreness, was equally effective with 12 points (4-of-6 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist and one block. Zeller remains the preferred big man to own in Charlotte.
December 13, 2019, 10:32 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham struggled on Friday, making just 4-of-14 shots from the field for a team-high 16 points, five rebounds, seven dimes, two 3s, three steals and seven turnovers.
It's a testament to how good Graham is this season, when you consider a team-high 16 points, a poor showing. It's just a bad game, which was shared by the whole team, so there's no cause for serious concern here. Keep deploying Graham with confidence.
December 13, 2019, 10:25 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
P.J. Washington looked good in Friday's 83-73 win over the Bulls, recording 13 points on 6-of-17 shooting with 10 rebounds, two dimes, one steal and three blocks in a team-high 38 minutes.
Marvin Williams (right knee soreness) was out in this game, so Washington had a few more minutes to snack on for value. Washington's role is officially carved in stone and is a safe long-term hold in standard leagues.
December 13, 2019, 10:24 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. logged 28 minutes on Friday, adding 17 points (4-for-6 shooting), four assists, four rebounds, two triples and two steals
It was a nice night for Jones, who recently returned from injury and is showing he can handle a full load of minutes. The shooting was unsustainable in this one, but Jones is someone that can provide threes and defense and is well worth a look in deeper leagues.
December 13, 2019, 10:22 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo notched 12 points (5-for-11 shooting), 12 rebounds, five assists and a block in Friday's 110-113 loss to the Lakers.
Adebayo continues to look impressive this season and doesn't seem to be slowed down by the recent groin issue that was popping up for him. He's a safe bet for great rebounding, defense, scoring and assists. The next step for him will be becoming more consistent at the free throw line where he was 2-for-5 tonight.
December 13, 2019, 10:17 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler contributed 23 points (9-for-20 shooting), three rebounds, three assists and four steals in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
Butler went 0-for-5 from beyond the arc on Friday, but still provided a good fantasy line. He is the undisputed leader of this young Heat team and a good bet for all-around production most nights.
December 13, 2019, 10:14 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn had 16 points (7-for-15 shooting), seven assists, two steals, two rebounds and two threes in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
With 36 minutes in this one, Nunn continues to start and be a featured member of the Heat rotation. While they've been dealing with injuries all season long, it seems Nunn's role is safer than anyone not named Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo for this Heat team.