• Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside picked up a double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 22 points, 16 boards, seven assists, and three blocks on 8-of-10 shooting.

    Whiteside is now a top-30 player on the season. He is consistently collecting big-man stats and has strong percentages. This looks like the real deal and owners who drafted him should be thrilled with the return they are getting.

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  • Marvin Williams
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    Marvin Williams went off for 18 points, six rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block on Friday against the Bucks.

    This was the first sign fantasy relevance we've seen from Williams in a month. It's not impossible for him to suddenly be a deep league play again, but his days of efficient numbers leading to late-round value are long gone. His success likely cost PJ Washington a larger role, as he saw just 20 minutes of action and put up three points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham was good for 19 points (6-of-13 FG), seven rebounds, four assists, four 3-pointers and one steal on Friday against the Bucks.

    A solid night of work from Graham, and it is just nice to see a steady night from the field nowadays. The 3-pointers and assists are a consistent part of his game and will ensure he remains a mid-round play for the season. If his owner has soured on his poor shooting a buy-low offer is not a bad idea.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk went bonkers against the Bucks on Friday in Paris, registering a career-high 31 points (10-of-17 FG), five rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

    Monk was barely getting minutes before he dropped 20 points in the Hornets prior games vs. the Magic back on Monday, and he easily eclipsed that mark against the Bucks. If you have some room pick him up and try to ride the hot streak, but we've seen glimpses of this before from Monk. In all likelihood, a slump will show up soon enough.

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Per Adrian Wojnarowski, Willie Cauley-Stein has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks, though the specifics of the deal have yet to be made available.

    There are a lot of moving pieces here since Dallas acquired Justin Patton less than an hour ago. Cauley-Stein's value would surge as the starting center of the Mavericks, but we'll have to see what the exact details of this trade are. Marquese Chriss and Omari Spellman are the tentative winners in Golden States and may merit speculative adds if you're feeling adventurous.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    R.J. Barrett (right ankle sprain) will be re-evaluated in the next few days, according to coach Mike Miller.

    Barrett suffered the injury after having one of his best fantasy weeks, raising his percentages to non-toxic levels and contributing across the board. Don't expect him back just yet , but expect an update on his status this weekend. He's not necessarily a hold in standard leagues.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Coach Kenny Atkinson said Nicolas Claxton (left shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game against Detroit.

    The wiry big man is suffering from an unspecified shoulder injury. He would've been a nice streamer in deeper leagues while DeAndre Jordan missed time, but the Nets don't want to commit to Claxton just yet. He's a guy to keep in mind late in drafts next year.

    Source: Mollie Walker on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo's fractured right ring finger is keeping him probable for Saturday's matchup vs. the Sixers.

    The injury has had Rondo probable all week, but he keeps getting out there either way. Rondo still has the ability for moments of value, but when you balance it all out he is just a deep league play when he is healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • DeAndre Jordan
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Coach Kenny Atkinson said DeAndre Jordan (finger) is questionable for Saturday's game against Detroit.

    Jordan won't be missed, although Jarrett Allen has been in a slump since his backup went down. Jordan is only worth a look as a rebounds specialist, although there are guys like Ivica Zubac and Dwight Howard likely available in your league, both of whom offer higher upside in limited minutes.

    Source: Mollie Walker on Twitter

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee (illness) is questionable to take on the Sixers on Friday.

    McGee also missed Wednesday's game and has seen his minutes dip as Dwight Howard's role has increased of late for the Lakers. He is still useful for traditional big-man stats, but his upside has disappeared under these circumstances.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Spurs.

    Baynes was doubtful coming in, so this was expected. The big man has also been the subject of trade rumors, so he may yet regain relevance in standard leagues this season. It bears mentioning, however, that the Suns have shot down speculations. Expect Deandre Ayton to handle most of the center minutes, with Dario Saric filling in at times.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter