• Derrick Rose (elbow) returned after a two-game absence to score 12 points, grab five boards, dish eight assists and log five turnovers vs. the Grizzlies in the 108-92 loss on Tuesday.

    Rose did not shoot well and had five turnovers in this one. It was obvious that his elbow was hurting him, but as long as the Bulls have a chance to make the playoffs, then he will continue to give it a go. This outing is much more manageable if you’re in an 8-cat league, but we wouldn’t be so quick to start Rose while he’s injured if you’re in a 9-cat league.

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  • Derrick Rose
    PG, 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.

    Source: ESPN

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, 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

  • Evan Turner
    SG, 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.

    Source: Heavy.com

  • Dion Waiters
    Team, 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.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, 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

  • Lou Williams
    SG, 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.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, 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.

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, 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.

  • Paul George
    SF, 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.

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Josh Jackson started the second half of Monday's game for an injured Brandon Clarke and put up a mixed bag, going 4-for-12 from the field for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.

    Jackson, who is coming off a season-high 20 points on Friday, could be in line for a starting role if Clarke misses time. He's struggled with shooting efficiency during his time with the Suns, so there's a bit of a caveat to our reco to grab him in 14-teamers or deeper.