• Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Hawks and Blazers have agreed to a deal that will send Kent Bazemore to Portland and Evan Turner to Atlanta.

    Bazemore has been on the block for a while now, and he'll play a big role in Portland's wing rotation. It's entirely possible that he starts at small forward, though we're a long way from the start of the season. Bazemore brings a level of length and shooting that Turner could not and will give Portland some additional versatility. We'll wait for all the dust to settle before going too in depth, but late-round value should be attainable for Bazemore. He also gives the Blazers more depth in case they can't re-sign Rodney Hood.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins was able to tally 22 points, four assists and two 3-pointers while hitting 9-of-17 from the field on Friday night.

    Wiggins has slowed from his early season tear but he's still producing solid top-80/100 value in 8/9-cat formats. We'll see how the return of Karl-Anthony Towns changes things but at this point it's hard to call Wiggins anything other than a win for fantasy GMs who rolled the dice on his upside in the late rounds of drafts — if you took him in the top-100, you got more lucky than anything.

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie delivered 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Friday night, adding four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Okogie played 25 minutes tonight, slightly up from his season average of 23.8. If he can continue that upward trend, which seems likely given Minnesota's recent trade to clear up the wings a bit, then he could pop on the radar as a 3-and-D guy.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver put up 12 points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Pacers.

    Culver logged a team-high 36 minutes and is going to get some big run down the stretch. He's not someone you should feel great about as a nightly play in standard-sized leagues but he does make for a nice stash if you can afford to be patient. The Wolves appear ready to prioritize his playing time and while there will be growing pains, Culver has shown a lot to like about his game even if it hasn't yielded much for fantasy purposes.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson scored 3 points on 1-of-5 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes before being ejected on Friday.

    Thompson was ejected after slapping Jae Crowder in the butt. It was a rough night for Thompson and maybe the frustration got to him. Thompson is inside the top-125 on the season and is a hold in standard-leagues.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier finished Friday's loss with 12 points, nine assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes of action.

    Napier is looking at this type of run for the near future and is a fine low-end pickup in all formats. The Wolves may be in the market to acquire another point guard before the trade deadline but until that happens, Napier's value is safe and sound.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns made his long-awaited return to the court on Friday night, logging 28 minutes and delivering 27 points (9-of-21 shooting), five rebounds and three 3-pointers.

    Towns played less than usual, which shouldn't come as a surprise, but he immediately assumed the lead dog role and led Minnesota in field goals. We'll see if he's good to go for tomorrow's game, as the Wolves could play it cautious and sit KAT on a back-to-back after a month-long absence due to a left knee sprain. Gorgui Dieng had eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes off the bench but might be worth holding onto for the next couple of games until it's sure that Towns is in the clear.

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White scored 14 points (5-of-13 from the floor) on Friday with four rebounds, four assists and two threes in 25 minutes off the bench.

    White can pop off for flashy scoring lines once in a while, but he is inconsistent and is outside the top-250 on the season. His poor percentages (.379 from the field and .723 from the line) and lack of defensive stats hold him back. He is a name to watch late in the season in case he gets hot, but for now he is only a points streamer that is better suited for 14-team leagues.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors cruised to a 140-111 win over the Wizards on Friday, led by 28 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, a block and four 3-pointers from Norman Powell.

    Powell now has 10 games of 20-plus points this season, including three in a row after missing almost a month because of a shoulder dislocation. He's worth starting in all leagues until further notice, and he's playing so well that even the return of Fred VanVleet doesn't figure to affect him all that much.

  • Terence Davis
    G-F, Toronto Raptors

    Terence Davis took over the fourth quarter of Friday's blowout win, scoring 17 points and finishing the game with a career-high-tying 23.

    Davis also added seven rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers while going 9-of-16 from the field. After a brief dip in play and a subsequent callout from Nick Nurse, Davis has been excellent. His fantasy appeal should wane with Fred VanVleet expected back tomorrow but TD remains a solid deep-league asset.

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol matched his Raptors high in scoring with 20 points on Friday, also adding six rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and a career-high-tying six 3-pointers.

    Gasol went 7-of-9 from the field and was superb in his 29 minutes, hitting some tough shots and whipping gorgeous passes across the court. The Raptors tied their franchise high in points in this 140-point explosion and also managed to keep everyone under 30 minutes, which bodes well for their game tomorrow against Minnesota. Kyle Lowry had 11 points, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in just 22 minutes while Pascal Siakam had 12 points, two steals and a triple in 25 minutes and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. Gasol has been great through two games since returning from a lengthy absence and you can get all the usual Raptors into all fantasy lineups.