June 29, 2018, 6:57 pmSteve KerrCoach, Golden State Warriors
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Warriors coach Steve Kerr is finalizing his contract extension that will make him one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA.
Kerr is in the final year of his 5-year/$25 million contract. While the details of the new deal aren’t clear, it’s clear Kerr deserves it after leading the Warriors to four straight Finals, winning three of them while juggling the personalities and preferences of Draymond Green and Kevin Durant. This deal should lock Kerr up long term as they look to build off their already impressive run and continue their dynastic goals.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 11:42 pmGordon HaywardSF, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:40 pmRudy GaySF, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:36 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:35 pmJaylen BrownSG, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:32 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:30 pmAnthony DavisPF-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
February 21, 2020, 11:27 pmDejounte MurrayPG, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:18 pmDaniel TheisPF, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:03 pmChris PaulPG, 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.
February 21, 2020, 11:01 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby started Friday's game vs. the Suns and scored 12 points, grabbed five rebound and blocked four shots in 38 minutes.
Anunoby led the Raptors in minutes on Friday and this was a good showing for the young forward out of Indiana. However, he has been far too inconsistent to trust in 12-team leagues this season. If he can block shots like he did on Friday his value could see a nice little boost.