March 12, 2019, 9:27 amZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Though coach Jim Boylen wouldn’t say it’s likely, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that there’s a real possibility that the organization shuts down Zach LaVine for the rest of the season.
“We have not had that discussion about the rest of the season,” Boylen said. “I think what we’re hoping for is every day he responds and gets a little better. It’s not the situation or the time of the year to push a guy to try and get a certain seed or home court”. LaVine is already listed as doubtful for tonight, shampered by a strained patellar in his right knee that forced him to miss his eighth game of the season on Sunday. Overall, the athletic guard is averaging career bests in scoring (23.8 points), rebounds (4.6), assists (4.4) and shooting (46.8 percent) returning top-60 value for his owners. Wayne Selden will likely start in LaVine’s place tonight and deserves consideration as a streaming option in deeper leagues along with Shaq Harrison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
December 13, 2019, 11:52 pmKevon LooneyPF-C, Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney started for Eric Paschall (sore left hip) on Friday but did little with his 18 minutes on the floor as he was limited to to points, four rebounds and one steal.
Looney has been mostly a non-factor in fantasy since making his season debut. He's worth stashing for his upside, but will require a little more than a pinch of patience as he gets into game-shape.
December 13, 2019, 11:41 pmJacob EvansSG, Golden State Warriors
Jacob Evans flashed some of his old form on Friday, posting 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one trey, one steal and two blocks.
Evans has been fantasy-relevant in past seasons and could be on the rise as a deep-league target moving forward.
December 13, 2019, 11:38 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James picked the Heat apart on Friday to the tun eof 28 points (11-for-22 shooting), 12 assists, nine rebounds, four triples and a steal as the Lakers prevailed in Miami 113-110.
James momentarily left the game in this one, but based on his final stat line I think it's safe to say he's all good. The assist production has been especially impressive so far this year for James, who continues to set up Anthony Davis and the Lakers three-point shooters.
December 13, 2019, 11:36 pmDamion LeeSG, Golden State Warriors
Damion Lee led the Warriors bench on Friday with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and three treys.
Lee's performance, while impressive, is still one-dimensional at best. He's been quiet prior to this outburst and will need a repeat performance before we recommend an add.
December 13, 2019, 11:35 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis dominated once again on Friday night as he totaled a team-high 33 points (11-for-20 shooting), 10 rebounds, four triples, three blocks and an assist as the Lakers won on the road again.
Davis continues to be a fantasy force and the shoulder issue that has been popping up on injury reports is not slowing him down. Expect another big line the next time he takes the floor against the Hawks on Sunday.
December 13, 2019, 11:33 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope contributed 15 points (6-for-9 shooting), four assists, three rebounds and a triple in Friday's win over the Heat.
The hot shooting was nice if you had KCP in a DFS lineup but it is a fool's errand to expect that type of performance on a nightly basis. With Kyle Kuzma out of the lineup, there is some stream appeal here.
December 13, 2019, 11:31 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee finished Friday's win over the Heat with nine points, 10 rebounds, five blocks, an assist and a steal.
McGee played a crucial role in the Lakers outlasting the Heat, and played some solid defense on Bam Adebayo and the Miami bigs. Don't consider McGee more than a rebounds and blocks streamer.
December 13, 2019, 11:13 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo destroyed the Grizzlies on Friday, adding 37 points (12-for-23 shooting), 11 rebounds, three triples, two assists and a steal in only 27 minutes as the Bucks got the win by a score of 127-114.
It was already encouraging to see the Greek Freak back on the court after a right quad issue threatened to force him out for a few games. It was even better to seem him be so productive on limited minutes. He will look to keep it going tomorrow against Cleveland.
December 13, 2019, 11:10 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez finished with 10 points (4-for-8 shooting), 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a triple in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
Lopez scored in double figures for the first time in five games on Friday, but still continued to produce quality blocks production. Look for his shot to come back around soon and he should finish in the top-75 range this season.
December 13, 2019, 11:08 pmMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss returned to Friday's game after heading to the locker room to address a left knee contusion.
Chriss has been heating up lately and has already recorded a double-double. Keep him on your watch lists and is already worth owning in deeper leagues.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter