• Brandon Knight scored 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and six turnovers in Thursday’s blowout loss to the Jazz.

    The Suns lost by 34 points so we don’t want to go too heavy on any of these guys — at least for short-term issues — but Knight’s assist-to-turnover ratio here leaves a lot to be desired.  He’s still working out the kinks after a long absence.  Similarly, Devin Booker gets hindered by the presence of Knight, and he put up just seven points on 3-of-14 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes.  We’ve worried about Booker’s stat set holding up and we’re good with calling him a late-round producer, and he’ll be helped by the upcoming two-pack of four-game weeks.

Fantasy News

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    LaVine dominated the Cavs on Saturday with 42 points (19-of-31 from the field), six rebounds, five steals and two blocks in a 118-116 victory.

    LaVine increased his career-best streak of 20-point games to 10 with an exclamation point on Saturday. LaVine is on a roll posting first-round value this month while shooting 50 percent from the floor. Try to sell-high on him before he cools down.

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel made his 19 minutes off the bench count on Saturday, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two dimes, two steals and two blocks.

    Noel is a per-minute beast and we can hardly wait for him to be unleashed down the road. For that to happen, the Thunder will need to find a taker for Steven Adams (right knee contusion), who put up a lackluster showing with five points, nine rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes as a starter.

  • Furkan Korkmaz
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Furkan Korkmaz finished Saturday's win over the Knicks with 17 points, on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, with no other countable statistics logged.

    Coming off the bench, Korkmaz scored 17 points, with three from behind the arc. However, the nice points are completely empty as he did not contribute at all in any other statistical category and over the past five games has averaged less than two rebounds and one assist per game. He should not be owned in any but the deepest of leagues.

  • Darius Bazley
    PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Darius Bazley started for Danilo Gallinari (rest) on Saturday and worked the glass for a career-best 13 rebounds, adding nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with one assist and one block in 31 minutes.

    Bazley is a promising piece for the Thunder's future rebuild, but for this season he's a marginal hold in very deep leagues due to his lack of consistency.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Bojan Bogdanovic made a fool of the Kings' perimeter defense on Saturday, connecting on six 3-pointers en route to a 30-point night on 10-of-15 shooting, adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal to the box.

    Bogdanovic was just money for his owners tonight as he provided hyper-efficient high-volume scoring along with those six long bombs. He's a steady and reliable source of such gems, something that keeps him steady as a top-60 play over the last two weeks.

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and added three rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Kornet's best fantasy contributions are blocks and threes and he provided them on Saturday. He has short-term value in standard-leagues while Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain) and Daniel Gafford (thumb) are out. Thaddeus Young (seven points in 15 minutes) and Cristiano Felicio (two points in 14 minutes) both flopped on Saturday, so Kornet may have the upper hand over those two in the rotation while the Bulls are short-handed.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert feasted on the Kings in Saturday's 123-101 win, powering the Jazz to victory with 28 points on 9-of-11 field goals and a suprising 10-of-11 free throws.

    Gobert was also a beast on the glass, collecting 15 boards and a Kings' bane on defense with two steals and three blocks to his name. This was a favorable matchup for the Stifle Tower, but his 10-of-11 run at the line was a more-than-pleasant surprise considering he's shooting .606 from the stripe this season.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five turnovers.

    A bit of a sloppy game for Randle as he coughed up the ball five times against the Sixers. The turnovers negated the assists, as he also finished with five of those. He did not contribute any defensive statistics, so in addition to his poor efficiency from the field (5-of-13) he had a rather empty game even with the novelty of a double-double.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love shot 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc on his way to scoring 29 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

    Love is inside the top-70 in 9-cat on the season and will keep posting that value as long as he's on the court. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry about a potential trade hurting Love's value.

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. came off the bench on Saturday to score four points with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

    The points were low but the peripheral stats were great for Nance on Saturday and he's coming off a 16-point performance in 24 minutes on Friday. Nance could have late-round value coming off the bench for the Cavs and would be a must-add player if Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are traded. It makes sense to stash Nance in 12-team leagues if your team can afford it.