March 19, 2016, 3:09 pm
All the Cavs that played on Friday will play in Saturday’s game against the Heat.
The only player we were somewhat worried about would be Kevin Love, who was dealing with an illness and was benched for basketball reasons in Friday’s game during the fourth quarter. Get all the usual suspects in your lineup for what should be a fun game. Timofey Mozgov will start and that doesn’t mean anything with regard to he and Tristan Thompson’s minute distributions, but moving Iman Shumpert into the starting lineup to go small is a very interesting decision we’ll be watching for future projections.
January 17, 2020, 2:50 amD'Angelo RussellPG, Golden State Warriors
D'Angelo Russell scored 19 points on 6-of-18 shooting to go with three boards, nine dimes, three steals and six triples in Thursday's 131-134 loss to the Nuggets.
Russel's shooting was off, but it's a good thing that all six of his made field goals were triples. The game-high nine assists also help boost his line and even though he'll be dinged up here and there, the Warriors don't risk much by playing him so there's not too much to worry about here.
January 17, 2020, 2:49 amWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
Willie Cauley-Stein logged 33 minutes in a start on Thursday and scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.
Cauley-Stein has always had ample opportunity to run away with the job, but he just can't. He's simply not good enough to establish himself as a frontrunner for this spot so it's too hard to trust him on a regular basis. Omari Spellman (17 minutes, three points, one rebound, two assists and a triple) got relegated to the bench, but should be held onto for a few more games to see how things shake out.
January 17, 2020, 2:47 amDamion LeeSG, Golden State Warriors
Damion Lee scored 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go with four rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and three triples on Thursday.
Lee started and logged a team-high 37 minutes on Thursday and should be rostered in all standard leagues. The Warriors like what they see from him and he's proving himself on the court in both reality and fantasy.
January 17, 2020, 2:46 amAlec BurksSG, Golden State Warriors
Alec Burks led the Warriors in scoring on Thursday with 25 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four triples.
Burks played 32 minutes off the bench as Coach Kerr rode the hot hand. The Warriors took this game into OT, but fell short and Burks continues to provide a strong scoring punch for them. He doesn't do much else, so keep that in mind when looking at him.
January 17, 2020, 2:44 amEric PaschallPF, Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall logged 20 minutes off the bench on Thursday and scored 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple.
Paschall was efficient from the floor and was able to fill up the stat sheet in a limited amount of minutes, but our main concern is the playing time. He just doesn't get enough on a regular basis to warrant standard-league ownership.
January 17, 2020, 2:43 amDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored six points on 2-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and two blocks on Thursday.
He's never going to score a lot, but the overall line was juicy enough for us to pay attention and it might be enough for owners to sell-high. There are plenty of risks that come with owning Green and if he can keep up this level of play you should definitely ship him off for a more reliable option.
January 17, 2020, 2:41 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic posted a 23-12-8 line with two blocks in Thursday's 134-131 win over the Warriors.
Jokic went 10-for-20 from the floor and hit all three of his free throws in 44 minutes of action. Now that he has his legs under him, he's been pushing out first-round lines on a nightly basis. The eight turnovers were a bit uncharacteristic, but we'll live with that as long as he keeps bringing the rest.
January 17, 2020, 2:40 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton led the Nuggets in scoring on Thursday with 31 points on 11-of-20 shooting with five rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and seven triples.
Barton was an inferno from deep, connecting on 7-of-10 from distance and looks to be the biggest beneficiary of Jamal Murray and Gary Harris sitting. He should have been owned and starting in all standard leagues prior to tonight anyways, so expect some increased production in the next few contests.
January 17, 2020, 2:39 amMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris had a quiet night on Thursday, scoring 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists and a triple.
Morris got the starting nod with Jamal Murray (ankle) sitting and while he didn't put up a spectacular line, he's still worth streaming if Murray misses more time.
January 17, 2020, 2:37 amMason PlumleeC, Denver Nuggets
Mason Plumlee scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting with 15 boards, four dimes, one steal and two blocks on Thursday.
Plumlee logged the same amount of minutes (27) as starter Jerami Grant (27 minutes, six points, four boards, two assists and two steals) and outplayed him on both ends of the floor. Grant couldn't capitalize with Paul Milsap sitting and it's unlikely that he'll be the top-100 guy he was in OKC last season anytime soon. He still has potential to reach that point, but it's just not now.