• The Charlotte Hornets recently re-signed Nicolas Batum and now will focus on signing back Marvin Williams

    Batum was clearly the priority for the Hornets, but now that they have officially re-signed the Frenchman, the pursuit for Williams is officially underway. Williams had a fantastic season at age 30, and it would make sense for both parties to make a deal.

     

     

Fantasy News

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton was held to 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting on Wednesday, chipping in eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.

    Ayton will move on from this game and hope for better ones in the future. This game is not indicative of what owners should expect from the rising young star. He's currently a top-30 player on the season.

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon suffered a laceration on Wednesday and did not return after seeing 16 minutes where he posted five points on 2-of-4 shooting with three assists and one triple.

    Brogdon has gotten more than his fair share of bumps, nicks, and assorted other injuries this season. While he's not going to miss a lot of time with this one, likely being held out due to the blow-out nature of the game. T.J. McConnell stepped up in this one as he was able to record a 10-point, 11-assist double-double with three steals and one block in 27 minutes. McConnell is an add in deep leagues if Brogdon sits a game or two.

  • Brandon Goodwin
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Brandon Goodwin came off the bench on Wednesday to score 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting with three assists, three rebounds and three triples in 20 minutes.

    Goodwin was scoreless in two minutes on Monday and got a boost on Wednesday with Trae Young (right thigh contusion) out. Goodwin can be left on the waiver wire with Young set to return soon.

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo saw 27 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, turning in a line of 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

    This game wasn't close, which could have afforded Okobo a few extra reps. It's an encouraging sign to see what he did with it, but he is likely only worth a stream at most if the Suns fall victim to injuries.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Jeff Teague started on Wednesday and scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting with eight assists in 25 minutes.

    Trae Young (right thigh contusion) sat this game out and Teague was still unable to eclipse 25 minutes. The trade to Atlanta has hurt Teague's value in a big way and he is only an assists specialist for 16-team leagues.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. was one rebound shy of a double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 17 points (5-16 FG), nine rebounds and a block to his name.

    Oubre's shooting slump continues, but remains a top-50 player on the season. He relies on steals to keep his value afloat, so nights like this really hurt his stock. No one on the Suns had a great night and he'll hope to turn things around in his next contest.

  • TJ Warren
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. Warren made his presence felt on both ends of the floor in Wednesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Suns, recording 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting with two rebounds, three assist, three steals and one block in 30 minutes of action.

    Warren isn't normally notable for his efforts on the defensive end, so those combined four steals and blocks was a welcome sight for his owners. Warren got his revenge-game face on in this one and was successful in punishing his former team. He will be a top-60 to top-75 moving forward, accounting for Victor Oladipo's return.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins broke out on Wednesday for 33 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and three triples while shooting 12-of-22 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line in a 102-95 victory over the Clippers.

    Collins carried the Hawks with Trae Young out and is a top-10 player in per game value after Wednesday's monster performance. Collins has increased his blocks from 0.6 per game last season to 2.2 per game this season. He should be a top-20 player moving forward and congrats if you bought low or held on to him through his suspension.

  • Terance Mann
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Terance Mann disappointed in a start on Wednesday with one point, two assists and two blocks in 15 minutes.

    At least he brought the blocks to salvage something for those who streamed Mann or started him in DFS. Mann got the start with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverley all sitting out. Mann is out of the rotation most nights and proved on Wednesday that he can't be trusted as a streamer even when he's starting.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook stuffed the stat line in Wednesday's 121-105 win over the Nuggets, finishing with 28 points (11-of-25 shooting), 16 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and a block.

    Westbrook was in command of this game and has really seen his value start to skyrocket. On the edge of the top-50 on the season, Westbrook has been a top-20 player over the last two weeks. His backcourt-mate, James Harden, dropped 27 points on 6-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and two steals of his own.