July 1, 2019, 12:37 pmHassan WhitesideC, Miami Heat
The Heat and Blazers are finalizing a deal that would send Hassan Whiteside to Portland in exchange for Moe Harkless and Meyers Leonard.
The Heat and Whiteside have been headed for divorce for some time now, and they've finally found a way out from his big contract. Whiteside should start at center and split minutes with Zach Collins until Jusuf Nurkic is healthy again, while Harkless and Leonard get added to a deep frontcourt rotation in Miami.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 12:26 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) practiced on Tuesday and will be a game time decision ahead of Wednesday's clash against the Raptors.
Al-Farouq Aminu has performed admirably as a fill-in starter for Isaac the past two games, and would likely get that honor again should Isaac be ruled out. An Isaac return would make Aminu droppable for those that have streamed him this past weekend. Isaac has been a top-13 per game player to start the season with 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 treys, 1.3 steals and 2.8 blocks while shooting .49 percent from the field and .91 percent from the line.
Source: Magic Daily on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 12:17 pmMichael Carter-WilliamsPG, Orlando Magic
Michael Carter-Williams (strained left hip) is expected to remain out when the Magic take on the raptors on Wednesday.
MCW injured his hip after just six minutes on Sunday and it is unclear how long the injury will cost him. Carter-Williams will have the occasional nice game but isn't near the standard-league radar at this time.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 11:33 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony passed his physical this morning and he will be activated for tonight’s game against the Pelicans.
Melo will wear No. 00 and he should get into some action tonight. The Blazers have been using Nassir Little, Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver in the power forward position so far and the starting gis seems to be up for grabs.
Source: Blazers PR on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 10:58 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Terry Stotts said that Carmelo Anthony arrived in New Orleans last night and he expects to meet with him this morning with an expectation that he could play against the Pelicans tonight.
Melo has said all the right things so far while Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum, the team’s leaders, have endorsed his signing. It remains to be seen what he can bring to the table and it’s not a bad idea to actually take a flier on him in deep leagues as the Blazers have a need for a scoring forward.
Source: Dan Shelton on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 10:31 amKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Hawks GM Travis Schlenk said this morning that Kevin Huerter's total injury timetable will hopefully be 4-5 weeks, instead of the earlier prognosis that had him being re-evaluated in just a couple weeks.
This Thursday marks the end of week 1 so Huerter should be dropped in all redraft leagues. The Hawks will continue to use Cam Reddish, Allen Crabbe and DeAndre' Bembry in his absence but none of them has proved to be a reliable fantasy contributor.
Source: Mike Konti on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 10:22 amMarial ShayokPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Marial Shayok, a two-way player for the Sixers, was named the NBA G League player of the week after averaging 35.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in three games for the Delaware Blue Coats.
Shayok averaged 18.7 points last season at Iowa State and garnered All-Big 12 honors after playing his first three seasons at Virginia. The Sixers selected him in the second round of the NBA draft with the No. 54 overall pick and he should be monitored in deep dynasty leagues as he appears to be a natural-born scorer.
Source: Phily Inquirer
November 19, 2019, 10:04 amSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Not much has gone right for the Pistons through the first 13 games, but rookie Sekou Doumbouya is playing well for the team’s G League affiliate.
Doumbouya, who turns 19 next month, is scoring 18.5 points per game on 56 percent shooting from the field and 41.5 from 3-point range. The rookie brings a combination of size and skill in a 6’9”, 230-pound package that the Pistons lack, but he is still raw and is learning how to play the game. For now he is a stash in dynasty leagues while the Pistons could integrate him into their rotation later this season.
Source: Detroit Free Press
November 19, 2019, 9:50 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Five games of G League action is too small of a sample size to declare that Josh Jackson is going to save his NBA career, but it is enough to suggest that the former lottery pick could be fast-tracking his path to an opportunity with the Grizzlies.
Jackson is averaging 20.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.8 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks in 33.3 minutes per game while looking extremely sharp and confident. The Grizzlies have shied from publicly suggesting when they expect him to be ready for a call-up and they are reportedly monitoring his behavior off the court after some well-documented legal issues that helped hasten his exit in Phoenix. The on-court metrics are only helping Jackson's case though and it might only be a matter of time before he gets called back to the majors. He deserves to be stashed in deeper leagues as his game is fantasy friendly even though he has always struggled with bad percentages and turnovers.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
November 19, 2019, 9:15 amDamyean DotsonSG, New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson has recently emerged to grab the backup shooting guard slot from Wayne Ellington and Allonzo Trier.
It wasn’t long ago that Dotson was a complete afterthought in a crowded backcourt after returning from offseason shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. He played just three minutes in the first four games but has been a regular in the last five, earning David Fizdale’s trust with his hustle and defense. His percentages have always suffered though and he doesn’t offer much else so he can only be seen as a scoring specialist in deeper formats.
Source: NY Post
November 19, 2019, 8:51 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Speaking to reporters after Monday’s loss, Monty Williams said that he is not sure whether Ricky Rubio will play on Tuesday.
The Suns are at the beginning of a five-game week and have a back-to-back tonight in Sacramento. The injury came out of nowhere so it’s hard to predict when Rubio comes back. Jevon Carter got the spot start on Monday but struggled against a tough Celtics defense, while Tyler Johnson also played 24 minutes.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter