• According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon,¬†Nowitzki still wants to remain in a Mavericks jersey.

    Talk about loyalty and commitment to one team. After striking out in free agency last year and seemingly so again this year, it’s amazing to see a player this late in his career be so loyal to a team with little to no chance at winning a title in the near future. Although he is not the same defender he used to be, he still has his soft touches and fadeaway shots to make up for it on the offensive side.¬†Nowitzki has played for the Mavericks his whole career and it would be a shocker to see him leave.

Fantasy News

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks was solid for the Grizzlies on Friday, producing 27 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 shooting from the line, adding three rebounds, four 3s, one assist and one steal.

    Brooks has been one of the more pleasant surprises coming out of Memphis this season. He's emerged as a well-rounded two-way player, who has been a top-65 play over the last couple of weeks. There's no reason to expect him to dip too low from this range outside of the occasional regression-game.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell came off the bench on Friday to add 16 points (6-for-11 shooting), three assists, three triples, two rebounds and a steal in a Raptors win.

    Powell continues to be on a hot streak and he's worth riding until he cools off unless you can flip him for a top-75 type asset. Serge Ibaka was also productive in only 20 minutes off the bench, scoring 14 points (6-for-11 shooting), two triples and two blocks.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle compiled 20 points (7-for-15 shooting), 11 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, a steal and a triple as the Knicks fell to the Raptors 112-118.

    This is the type of line fantasy managers had in mind when selecting Randle in the early to mid-rounds in drafts. Unfortunately these nights have been too few and far between.

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris dropped in 21 points (7-for-15 shooting), 10 rebounds, three triples and two assists in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

    Morris played more minutes than anyone on the team with 37, riding that usage to a productive fantasy night as he's done all year.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton finished Friday's loss to the Raptors with 13 points (5-for-11 shooting), 11 assists, four rebounds, two steals and a triple.

    Payton was second on the team in minutes and appears to be someone that shouldn't be left on any waiver wires. Assists are hard to come by and Payton provides them when he's healthy.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden managed to return to Friday's game and even started in the fourth quarter after briefly experiencing tightness in his thigh.

    No worries. At least not now. Harden is tough as nails and it's good to see him back and ready to close this game out.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    Bobby Portis played 27 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with 12 points (5-for-8 shooting), four rebounds, three assists and a triple.

    Portis played more minutes than starters Reggie Bullock (11 points, three rebounds, one assist) and Taj Gibson (four points, five rebounds, two assists, one block). It's tough to predict which Knicks bench player will produce each night.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden experienced some tightness in his thigh and went to the locker room on Friday to loosen it up on an exercise bike.

    His return is up in the air right now and it all depends on how well Harden's thigh responds to the therapy. He's one of the toughest cookies in the league, so there's a good chance he guts this one out.

    Source: Brian Hall on Twittere

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson caught fire off the bench on Friday, scoring 21 points (7-for-10 shooting), four triples, a rebound and a steal.

    Dotson needed only 27 minutes to tie for the team lead in scoring. This was an unsustainable shooting display from Dotson coming on a night the Knicks were dealing with some injuries. Nothing to see here at this time.

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len has a right hip flexor strain and will not return to Friday's game.

    Len managed to play 14 minutes in this one but missed all three shot attempts from the field to finish with zero points, four rebounds, one steal and three blocks. The defensive numbers may have been candy, but Len's lack of durability has been lemon-sour and he can be left on the wire until he's 100 percent right.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter