• Jimmy Butler (knee) returned to action in Monday’s road win over the Raptors, scoring 13 points on 5-of-18 shooting with five rebounds, six assists and two steals over 34 minutes.

    Butler was rusty but not rusty enough to stay with DeMar DeRozan for the length of the court and slap the ball out of his hand on the game’s final play.  So far we haven’t heard anything bad about his knee and owners can be cautiously optimistic that he will be able to stay on the floor.  Taj Gibson (13 points, 10 boards, three assists, one steal, one block) and Nikola Mirotic (17 points, three treys, five boards, two assists, one steal, one block) enjoyed life without Pau Gasol and they’ll get at least one more game with Pau out.  They’re must-start players and probable must-own players for at least the next three weeks while the Bulls have a maxed out schedule. 


Fantasy News

  • Kelly 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

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, 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

  • Aron Baynes
    C, 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

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, 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.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, 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.

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, 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.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, 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.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. is questionable to return on Monday after being poked in both eyes.

    That sounds painful. James Johnson is having a solid game in the meantime. There should be a more concrete update later.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (fractured right ring finger) will be available to face the Celtics on Monday.

    Rondo hasn't played since January 11. Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso should see their roles diminish now that he has returned. However, Rondo does not deliver consistent value on such a deep team.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    According to reports, the Lakers and Sixers are among the teams interested in trading for Derrick Rose.

    Rose continues to be productive for the Pistons, averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists. His fantasy value would likely decline if a contender acquired him. Rose has said that he is happy in Detroit, but he cannot block a trade.

    Source: Yahoo Sports