• Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol finally had a vintage performance on Saturday night, posting season-highs with 17 points and 15 rebounds as well as a steal, two blocks and three triples.

    Gasol played 34 minutes and went 6-of-11 from the field to put together a line reminiscent of his Memphis days. It's been a disappointing campaign to this point with just top-125 value, but Gasol is shooting ten full percentage points worse than last season and is still filling out the rest of the box scores. Better days should be ahead, even if Gasol's new role brings a lot of quiet nights.

Fantasy News

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dealing with a left ankle sprain, Steven Adams will not take part in the Thunder-Hawks matchup on Friday.

    While Adams is out Nerlens Noel will be in for an excellent opportunity to produce. Don't be afraid to have him in your DFS lineups. Adams should be ready to return in the near future, and had been playing well before the ankle sprain, but whether it's because of the competition or the injuries he has been unable to reach mid-round value this season.

    Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill scored 16 points (6-of-10 shooting) and two threes in only 24 minutes.

    Hill has ceded some minutes to Eric Bledsoe–and deservedly so–but today he was able to make the most of his limited role. We can't trust Hill to be this efficient now that the Bucks are at full strength, but he's always someone to keep on watch lists in case injures strike.

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young is no longer on the injury report with a right thigh contusion, and he is all set to face the Thunder on Friday.

    Young should be well-rested and ready to go in this one. Before sitting out Wednesday he looked as good as ever with a 42-point and 15-assist effort on Monday. Activate him with confidence.

    Source: Peachtree Hoops on Twitter

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo continued his low-end way, putting up eight points, seven rebounds, two steals, a block and a three-pointer.

    We normally wouldn't blurb about DiVincenzo, but this is just to emphasize how much he's improved as a fantasy asset this season. He has one of the highest steal rates in the league and can contribute across the board when he isn't scoring. The Bucks have shown no indication that they're willing to unleash him, but DiVincenzo is rosterable in standard leagues even if his production may appear minimal on first impression.

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len is no longer on the injury report for his lower back strain and will participate in the Hawks-Thunder game on Friday.

    Len was able to successfully return on Wednesday and will get another run on Friday now. He received 20 minutes on Wednesday, and if you are in need of a center with 3-point shooting skills in deep leagues he is a solid pickup.

    Source: Peachtree Hoops on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton struggled with his shot somewhat, scoring 14 points (5-of-12 shooting) with nine rebounds and four assists.

    Middleton also added two triples. This is only a minor struggle for the red hot Middleton, who came into this one hitting 61% of his shots over the past two weeks. Devonte Graham would be envious of this shooting line. Keep rolling out Middleton, who has settled into the top-40 ranking where he finished two years ago.

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe posted a beautiful line on Friday, putting up 20 points (6-of-10 shooting, 5-of-6 from the line), five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Bledsoe sees your trade rumors and raises you a roto gem. This is a reminder of Bledsoe's fantastic statistical profile, but he doesn't get to do this every night with Giannis in town. Bledsoe is a sure shot for top-50 or -60 value when all is said and done, which makes him one of the perennially underrated fantasy assets.

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverly will miss Friday's contest against the Heat due to a sore right groin.

    That's two games on the sidelines for Beverly due to the injury. It should not drag out for weeks, and whether or not you want to drop Beverly if you lack an IL spot is a tough call in standard leagues. He will be a useful source of 3-pointers and steals once he's back on the floor. While he's sidelined the Clippers will be sending more minutes Landry Shamet's way.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Hornets predictably had no answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who dropped 30 points (13-of-19- shooting), 16 rebounds, six assists and a block.

    Antetokounmpo put on a show in front of the Parisian crowd. More defensive stats would've been nice, but you have to be content seeing Giannis get anywhere close to 30 minutes any time he faces off against a bottom-barrel team. As usual, he tankes your free throw percentage today, going 4-of-7 from the stripe, but you knew that coming in.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young will start in the place of Lauri Markkanen on Friday after Markkanen was diagnosed with an early stress reaction on his right pelvis earlier in the day.

    Thad should be in for a nice run as a starter in the weeks ahead. He is also interested in getting dealt so things could change in a moment's notice, but for now, he is well worth a pickup in standard leagues. Don't forget Wendell Carter Jr. and Daniel Gafford remain out for the Bulls too.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter