July 7, 2019, 4:45 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs and Grizzlies have agreed to a sign-and-trade for Delon Wright, with Memphis receiving two second-round picks per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wright has agreed to a three-year deal worth $29 million. It's been rumored that the Mavs would submit an offer sheet but this arrangement gives them far more certainty than waiting for the Grizzlies to make a decision on matching. Wright is headed for a sizable role on a Mavs team that doesn't have a ton of guard depth, and there's a chance he can start at point guard. His length and versatility are certainly attractive and Wright is very much in play as a pick in standard-league drafts. He was able to post top-50 numbers down the stretch in Memphis and should be able to threaten top-100 value with 25 mpg or more.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:59 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman (toe) will not play Saturday against Phoenix, according to head coach Saunders.
The fact that Layman gets ruled out two days in advance suggests he could be out for a few more games. On Wednesday against the Jazz, it was Kelan Martin who stepped into his minutes, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, one block, and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
Source: Jon Krawczynsk on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:50 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons (left ankle) was able to go through shootaround on Thursday morning.
Simons got his first start of the season on Tuesday, replacing Damian Lillard (back spasms) in the starting lineup. Lillard is already ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bucks. If Simons is able to suit up, he will likely slide into the starting line-up next to C.J. McCollum, making him an intriguing option in DFS.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:44 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (right hip) was not able to practice and is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.
Whiteside has been the only healthy center for the Blazers who are without Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic. The team is already razor-thin in their frontcourt and are 5-10. If he is forced to miss this contest, Anthony Tolliver, Nassir Little, and Skal Labissiere could see the extra run. The Blazers also recalled Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from the G League.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:35 pmJaylen HoardPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Blazers recall Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from G League for Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Although Brown and Hoard are unlikely to see meaningful minutes, it makes sense for the Blazers given the lack of depth in their frontcourt. Hoard is averaging 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. In one game with the Trail Blazers this season, Hoard recorded one rebound.
November 21, 2019, 12:19 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordan Hayward (broken left hand) is shooting and running and is "progressing well" according to head coach Danny Ainge.
Hayward has not yet been cleared for contact work yet and only two weeks into his six-week timeline. He still has a long way to go, but him being able to stay in shape is a good thing. Hayward looked good this season, averaging 18.9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 0.8 steals. In his absence, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will see a boost in usage.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 2:25 amPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverly had a monstrous stat line against the Celtics in a 107-104 overtime win on Wednesday, ending the night with 14 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
It's really hard to ask for a better game than this. Beverly was a machine in this one and had easily his best game of the year. Unfortunately, this performance was more of an outlier than the norm. It's tough to count on him for consistent value in standard leagues, but could have merit in deeper leagues. This was the Clippers' first game with both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, so it's possible this dynamic creates more chances for Beverly, but we'll have to wait and see.
November 21, 2019, 2:16 amPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George racked up 25 points on 8-of-18 shooting in Wednesday night's contest against the Celtics, in addition to five rebounds, eight assists, a block and four 3-pointers.
George had another solid outing and shows that he can contribute across the board. Although he has only suited up four times this year, he is a top-10 player on a per-game basis along with his teammate, Kawhi Leonard. He should have the opportunity for some huge games when Kawhi takes his days off.
November 21, 2019, 2:10 amKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard did a little bit of everything in his return on Wednesday night, putting up a line of 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
Simply put, Leonard can ball. It's just a matter of how often. Fantasy players drafted him for nights like this, but have to live with the fact that he'll be missing games every now-and-then. That being said, on a per-game basis, he is still a top-10 player this year and someone you can count on to end the season around that mark.
November 21, 2019, 2:02 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell logged 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, and turned it into six points, six rebounds, three dimes, two steals and two blocks.
It was a quiet night on offense for Harrell as most of the Clippers' shots came from their guards and wings. However, he was still able to contribute a couple steals and blocks tonight. Even after the low offensive output, Harrell is sitting inside top-80 value on the season. Ivica Zubac and Maurice Harkless also had quiet nights with five and three points respectively.
November 21, 2019, 1:59 amLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen woke up with a team-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting with six boards, three treys, one steal and two blocks in a 109-89 win over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Markkanen has not delivered anything close to his mid-round ADP so far this season, mostly the result of his .362 shooting from the field. He could warm up soon and his buy-low window would slam shut. Act accordingly.