March 15, 2017, 7:38 pm
Dwyane Wade suffered a sprained elbow on Wednesday and will go for an MRI tomorrow.
Wade is almost perpetually day-to-day lately, so consider him questionable going forward. He might gut it out with the Bulls in the thick of a playoff chase. We’ll provide an update tomorrow.
January 20, 2020, 8:08 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. logged 28 minutes in Monday's loss to the Knicks and was able to contribute 12 points, 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal on 5-of-9 shooting.
Nance has not had a chance to really pop this season. Yet. He remains an intriguing stash in the event that Kevin Love and/or Tristan Thompson get shipped off on or before the trade deadline. Do not forget that Nance was a top-50 play when he got starter's minutes in 2018-19.
January 20, 2020, 8:04 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton was solid in his 28 minutes in Monday's 106-86 win over the Cavs, chipping in nine points on 4-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, eight dimes, one steal and two blocks.
Payton has run away with the starting PG job and the lion's share of the minutes and has not looked back. He's a steady and reliable source of assists and steals. His shooting efficiency is a bit suspect and his 8.5 points per game are still more than two shy of his career averages. That said, you can surely do worse on the wire.
January 20, 2020, 8:02 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen (left ankle sprain, illness) struggled to get his shots to fall on Monday as he hit just 2-of-11 from the floor, missing all seven of his 3-point attempts, on his way to eight points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes vs. the Bucks.
Markkanen's up and down (mostly down) season continues. He has the proven ability to provide top-50 value, but Markkanen has struggled with consistency all season. His points and rebounds are down significantly from last season. Hold onto him or look to buy low if you're up for taking a risk.
January 20, 2020, 7:51 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. (concussion protocol) is available on Monday vs. the Spurs.
It looks like Oubre will return from a two-game absence, and with Cameron Johnson missing tonight's game, there shouldn't be too much of a shakeup on the wings.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 7:47 pmCameron JohnsonSF, Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson (right quad contusion) won't play on Monday against the Spurs.
This will be Johnson's second-straight missed game. His minutes had crept into the twenties, but with Kelly Oubre Jr. (concussion protocol) back tonight, there shouldn't be a void of minutes to fill for Johnson replacements.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 7:43 pmAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Spurs.
Baynes' minutes have been trending down, so there isn't much for the Suns to replace. Dario Saric could see some increased minutes along with the rest of the forwards as the minutes trickle down.
Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 7:39 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson had 13 points, 22 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Thompson dominated the boards, but it wasn't enough to save the Cavs. It was still an impressive day for someone who came into the game averaging 10.4 rebounds.
January 20, 2020, 7:34 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love ended Monday's game against the Knicks with 12 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
The Cavs were blown out by New York and Love's 4-for-14 shooting line didn't help. He's still a very valuable player overall.
January 20, 2020, 7:28 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris scored 19 points and made a pair of 3-pointers during 30 minutes in Monday's win over the Cavs.
Morris added three rebounds and a steal while making 8-of-16 from the field. He has been fairly consistent of late but hasn't come close to matching the 38 points he scored back on January 5.
January 20, 2020, 7:23 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle had 19 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal on Monday against the Cavs.
Randle was 7-for-17 from the floor and 5-for-5 on free throws. The numbers are pretty much in line with his averages this season. He came into the game shooting 45.0 percent on field goals which is down from a career mark of 49.5 percent.