April 20, 2016, 7:19 pm
Kemba Walker scored 29 points on 12-of-29 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in Wednesday’s Game 2 loss to the Heat.
Walker is getting his but the Heat’s stifling defense is keeping him from being efficient and also keeping his teammates from helping out. Marvin Williams missed all 10 of his field goal attempts to finish scoreless on the night, and Jeremy Lin brought just 11 points on 2-of-7 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with zero assists. Clifford might not like it but he could have to dust off one of Jeremy Lamb or Troy Daniels to give his team a fighting chance, and the Nicolas Batum (ankle) injury could also make that a reality.
February 25, 2020, 10:43 amDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder held trade talks at the deadline with the Heat on a deal involving Danilo Gallinari, but he ultimately remained with the franchise and he is happy about it.
“I really wanted to stay here. It would be tough to leave such a great atmosphere, great teammates, a group that is winning," said Gallinari. "I wanted to stay.” Oklahoma has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season and this has to do with Gallinari playing at a high level, averaging 19.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while making a career-high 2.9 triples per game. The Rooster is returning top-50 value for the season and the hope is that he can remain healthy until the end.
Source: The Daily Thunder
February 25, 2020, 10:33 amDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Monday that there’s “no chance” that the Pistons will consider buying out Derrick Rose’s contract this season.
Rose is having a nice season with the Pistons averaging 18.0 points and 5.7 assists while shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Dwane Casey has been able to connect with the veteran guard who is under contract with the Pistons for next year as well. Windhorst added that the Lakers inquired for him at the trade deadline but it’s clear that he will be staying in Detroit. Rose is a must-own player in standard leagues even though there is the potential of a shutdown later in the season.
February 25, 2020, 10:22 amAndre RobersonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson has returned to Oklahoma City after an extended rehabilitation period in Los Angeles, but it is not certain when he will play again as he continues to recover from a ruptured tendon injury.
The next step for Roberson is to go through a series of medical tests. He did not practice with the team but he worked out with development coaches after practice on Monday, running through situational drills on offense and defense. There is still no timetable for Roberson’s return and he can be safely ignored for now.
Source: The Oklahoman
February 25, 2020, 9:50 amEvan TurnerSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Celtics are looking at available buyout candidates who could immediately give their bench an offensive boost and Evan Turner would welcome a return to Boston, according to Sean Deveney of Heavy.com.
Turner is still a member of the Wolves, trying to determine what’s next. He worked out for the Clippers last week, before L.A. signed Reggie Jackson from the Pistons. He is someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues as the Celtics are desperate for some reliable production from their bench.
February 25, 2020, 8:52 amDion WaitersTeam, Free Agent
The Lakers continue to evaluate the possibility of signing free agent shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
“I don't know if Dion Waiters is an answer," Windhorst said on The Hoop Collective podcast. "They're going to give Dion a look. They had a meeting with him last week. I expect they will have a workout with him in the short-term and see what kind of condition he's in.” Waiters was waived by the Grizzlies in early February, just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Heat. The Lakers are believed to looking for a veteran backcourt player as they gear up for what they expect to be a deep playoff run. They are also said to have an interest in veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith, but none of these guys is expected to have any fantasy impact if signed.
February 25, 2020, 8:37 amKenny WootenPF, New York Knicks
Kenny Wooten will be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery due to a torn ligament in his left thumb.
This likely puts an end to any chance of him playing for the Knicks this season. The defensive-oriented elite leaper was averaging 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks on G League and it’s likely he plays with the team in the Summer League.
Source: NY Post
February 25, 2020, 1:31 amLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams cooled off in Monday's win over the Grizzlies, quietly chipping in eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, two 3s and six assists in 22 minutes.
Williams' subpar numbers are no cause for concern as the blowout nature of the game played a role in it. Expect him to bounce back with another big game soon.
February 25, 2020, 1:28 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was fantastic off the bench for the Clippers in their 124-97 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, posting 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the line.
Trez also chipped in three rebounds and two blocks. His improved free throw shooting (.750) over the last week has allowed him to crack top-30 value. As long as it holds, Harrell should be able to coast to a strong finish to 2019-20.
February 25, 2020, 1:24 amPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) resumed his starting role in his return to action on Monday with six points (2-of-3 from deep), three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Beverley saw 19 minutes in his return, less than any other guard on the Clippers roster tonight. Beverley's a lockdown defender and that's his path to minutes and usage going forward. He should post better lines as he gets his legs back.
February 25, 2020, 1:17 amPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (left hamstring strain) returned to action on Monday but was limited to seven point on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one trey and one block in 21 minutes.
The Clippers won this game with ease, so there was no need to put a heavy burden on him. The 3-of-11 shooting was a downer, but PG13 should be able to ramp up his production as he works his way back to being 100 percent.