• Wilson Chandler
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Wilson Chandler will exercise his $12.8 million player option and remain with the Nuggets next season.

    It's a big move for the Nuggets, as it means they'll almost certainly need to clear space to make room for both Nikola Jokic and Will Barton. The Joker is priority No. 1 in Denver but they'd really like to retain Barton as well, though it'll now likely cost them some depth. As for Chandler, he may be a starter but is the low man on the offensive totem pole in pretty much any lineup configuration that the Nuggets would use. There might be some low-end value in deeper formats but it'll be more of an aggregate situation than Chandler posting big individual games.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum registered a double-double on Friday, going for 28 points, 11 rebounds and adding three assists in the Celtics 127-117 win over the T-Wolves.

    Kemba Walker did not play tonight but it did not matter, as the Celtics had no trouble with the T-Wolves. Tatum was not very efficient from the floor in this one, going 8-for-21. If Walker is forced to miss an extended period of time, Tatum figures to receive an uptick in offensive volume.

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward had 29 points (12-of-17 FG), six assists and five rebounds in Friday's win over the T-Wolves.

    Hayward had an extremely efficient outing in this one, going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc and shot 71% from the floor. Kemba Walker was out so Hayward saw more offensive chances on Friday. He may be the player on the Celtics who benefits the most from Walker's absence but is still a solid contributor with Walker on the floor.

  • Rudy Gay
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay disappeared into the fantasy ether on Friday, playing just 15 minutes and was limited to four points on 2-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and one assist.

    Gay is a drop, even in 18-teamers, given how steeply he's dropped over the last month. He's scored in double figures only twice in February and there doesn't appear to be a light at the end of this dark and dreary tunnel.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in across the board once again on Friday, checking multiple boxes with 15 points (6-of-17 shooting), eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one trey and one block in 35 minutes.

    The only real blemish on LMA's line was his 6-of-17 shooting from the field. Well, being defended by Rudy Gobert will do that to even the best of bigs. There's no cause for concern and Aldridge's top-25 pace should resume soon enough.

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown had 25 points and eight rebounds in the Celtics' victory over the T-Wolves on Friday, going a solid 10-of17 from the field.

    This was a solid game from Brown and he hit two of his five threes. He has really fallen off since starting out the season on a high-note and has subsequently been out of the top-100 over the past two months. The opportunity to sell-high is long gone but his volume for the Celtics should remain the same. He still needs to be owned in all formats and if someone happens to drop him during this low period, scoop him up.

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) led the Spurs in minutes with 36 on Friday, showing no signs of his back issue as he posted 18 points (8-of-17 shooting), five rebounds, seven assists and one block.

    DeRozan's minutes are a clear sign that he's out of the woods and is ready to continue on his career season. The efficiency and assists should be enough to carry him to a guaranteed top-50 finish at the least.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis suffered a bruised right calf in the first half of Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies but has since checked back into the game.

    He seemed OK when he returned, but the lanky center is frequently getting dinged up. Fantasy owners should stay tuned and look for an update on his calf after the Lakers' game against the Grizzles.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Dejounte Murray
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Dejounte Murray posted a fantastic two-way performance in a 113-104 win over the Jazz on Friday, recording 23 points (10-of-16 shooting), seven rebounds, one trey, four assists and four steals in 33 minutes.

    Murray has been playing great basketball lately and hopefully, he can keep it consistent for the fantasy stretch run. The Spurs have a great schedule ahead and he's going to be a potential swing-player for many fantasy teams if he keeps this up.

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis had a huge game on Friday vs. the T-Wolves, playing 27 minutes and scoring 25 points with 16 rebounds, both of which are new career-highs.

    There is. Theis is back and better than ever. Enes Kanter did not play tonight, so that certainly helped him, but keep Theis entrenched in your fantasy lineups. He looks fully healthy and took advantage on Friday.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul absolutely took control of the game in the fourth quarter en route to 29 points (11-for-17 shooting), four triples, four rebounds and two assists as the Thunder beat the Nuggets 113-101.

    Paul continues to be dynamite in crunch time this season as he hit big shot after big shot in the fourth quarter to hold off any comeback attempts by Jokic and the Nuggets. CP3 has been healthy and productive all season, one of the best stories of fantasy hoops in 2020.