• John Henson
    PF/C, Milwaukee Bucks

    John Henson (hamstring) is listed as a starter for Friday’s game vs. the Raptors.

    The time off for ASB seems to have done Henson some good, so get him in your lineups. Prior to his injury, he was putting up top-100 value for two months straight, helping with blocks, field goal percentage and rebounds. His return moves Thin Maker back to the bench. Tyler Zeller was playing well during Henson’s absence so we’ll see if he can get his full workload against the Raptors.¬†

    Source: Raptors on Twitter

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  • Jordan McRae
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Jordan McRae was putting together a solid season before a series of transactions took him out of rhythm.

    McRae opened the year with the Wizards, where he managed 12.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.4 triples in 22.6 mpg over 29 contests. He then moved on to four uneventful games with the Nuggets and reestablished himself with the Pistons, averaging 11.8 points in 24.5 mpg in the last four games of his campaign. All told, McRae delivered top-230/240 value in 8/9-cat leagues and should have solidified his place in the NBA going forward. Deep-league GMs can consider McRae a solid scoring option for their benches if he lands in the right spot.

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell was hardly an exciting fantasy asset but managed to plod his way to top-225/200 (8/9-cat) value in 2019-20.

    Snell averaged 8.0 points, 1.7 threes and 0.5 steals per game, soaking up 27.8 mpg and making 57 starts for a depleted Pistons team. While Snell won't be on anyone's draft lists next year, consider this a reminder that sometimes the best ability is availability, and that steady, boring contributors can help out in the long run.

  • John Henson
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    John Henson did his usual thing in 2019-20, swatting 1.1 shots per game and offering up deep-league specialist appeal.

    Henson finished just inside the top-250 as a per-game player, and the blocks were helpful considering he only played 15.0 mpg across his 40 games. He actually averaged 17.1 minutes in 11 games with the Pistons but saw his blocks decline to 0.9 per contest, though more minutes is always better for someone of Henson's stat set. Deep-league GMs can consider him a cheap source of blocks going forward, and this was a nice bounce-back year after he was limited to 14 games in 2018-19.

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Brandon Knight battled a few injuries in 2019-20 and finished the campaign averaging 7.3 points and 1.8 triples in 18.5 mpg.

    Knight also shot .353 from the field and an ugly (and out of character) .588 from the charity stripe, undoing what good he may have done for deep-league GMs. Knight hit the injury report with hamstring and ankle issues, but it was left knee soreness that kept him out for 13 games beginning in late January. If he can find an opportunity with large volume he may be a deep-league option for points and threes, but he shouldn't be on many draft lists next year after posting top-335/390 value this season.

  • Jordan Bone
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Jordan Bone was a top-490 fantasy player as a rookie, making 10 appearances and averaging 5.3 mpg.

    Bone was stuck behind a surprisingly deep guard rotation in Detroit, so he played sparingly even given the rotating injury woes of Reggie Jackson, Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard and Bruce Brown. Maybe next year affords him a great chance to earn a backup spot.

  • Khyri Thomas
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Khyri Thomas was able to play in eight games for the Pistons after missing three months with right foot surgery.

    Thomas went under the knife on November 13, 2019 and returned with a G League outing on February 22, 2020. He was able to crack the rotation right before the NBA stopped but only saw more than 10 minutes of run in three games. The former second-round selection should get a fair shake at earning a full-time spot next year given Detroit's impending rebuild.

  • Louis King
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Louis King wrapped up his rookie season with averages of 2.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.2 steals and 0.4 3-pointers in 6.2 mpg across 10 contests.

    King was on a two-way deal with the Pistons and finished as a top-475 fantasy option. His .364 mark from deep is something to build on but fantasy GMs can keep track from afar.

  • Donta Hall
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Donta Hall, recently signed by the Nets, made four appearances in the 2019-20 fantasy season and finished outside the top-425 in value.

    Hall only averaged 12 minutes in those games despite the state of Detroit's roster. He put up 3.8 rebounds, 0.3 steals and 0.5 blocks in that time and is a name to file away given the potential for him to crack Brooklyn's depleted rotation. Beyond this strange set of circumstances, Hall is unlikely to hold fantasy value in the next regular season.

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Free Agent

    Refuting earlier reports, Barcelona manager Joan Bladé says that the team will not be signing Pau Gasol.

    It was reported that Gasol was set to sign a one-year deal but the 40-year-old is still on the open market. We may have seen the last of the big man at the NBA level but he's preparing to play in the Olympics, so expect to see his name pop up in the rumor mill as he looks for his next club team.

    Source: Catradio Sports on Twitter

  • Rodions Kurucs
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Rodions Kurucs was the starting power forward in Friday's practice session, per Brian Lewis.

    The Nets have lost basically their entire power forward rotation with Taurean Prince and Wilson Chandler out for the Orlando restart. Kurucs should be able to soak up plenty of minutes and we'd expect him to keep the lion's share of work even when Michael Beasley is ready to go. The entire Brooklyn lineup looks pretty fluid given the sheer volume of their absences, but Kurucs could be one of the big beneficiaries. He had a successful rookie season, averaging 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.9 threes in 20.5 mpg while making 46 starts, but fell out of the rotation this year, averaging just 12.8 minutes per contest in 39 games. Anyone playing fantasy games should probably value Kurucs closer to his rookie campaign given the work available to him.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter