• Kyle Kuzma told Tania Ganguli of the L.A. Times that his quad injury could last for a while and was sore on Friday morning.

    As for an exact quote, Kuzma said “Feeling better than I was at [Thursday night’s] game. It got super sore in the morning. Couldn’t really walk normal. Getting better.” It didn’t prevent him from playing a decent game later that night, but it’s certainly information to keep in the back of your mind. Kuzma should continue to play through it but it’s worth checking the injury report whenever the Lakers choose to list him.

Fantasy News

  • Lonnie Walker IV
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Lonnie Walker IV made the most of his start on Wednesday night, finding himself with 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3PT), three rebounds, two assists and three blocks at the end of the contest.

    Walker had a respectable night while filling in for LaMarcus Aldridge. While he likely isn't someone of interest outside of the deepest leagues, he has interesting potential when he sees minutes. It's worth noting he has picked up four blocks over his last two games from the guard position.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk saw just 16 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, but that didn't stop him from putting up a solid effort with 11 points on perfect 4-for-4 shooting from the field (3-of-3 from deep).

    Olynyk filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. He's been worth owning in standard leagues but be sure to give him a short leash in case his production drops off.

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic picked up, yet another, triple-double in his young career, ending with 26 points (10-25 FG, 3-11 3PT), 10 rebounds, 14 assists and one steal, but did turn it over seven times.

    Doncic is a triple-double machine and is limited only by his turnovers and shooting percentages. Tonight was a great example of this as the popcorn stats were there, but it was unfortunately an inefficient night from the floor for the young star. That being said, he is still a top-20 player this year.

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier scored a team-high 28 points (11-of-18 from the floor) on Wednesday, adding five assists, three steals and two triples in 35 minutes.

    Fournier is a top-75 player on the season thanks to his contributions in points and threes on strong efficiency. He's been slightly better the past month, posting top-60 value in 9-cat leagues. He should remain inside the top-75 ROS and his teammate Terrence Ross (14 points and three triples in 27 minutes on Wednesday) is another points and threes specialist but doesn't have the ceiling that Fournier does. Ross is on the cusp of top-130 value over the past month and is a fine hold in standard leagues because of his safe role in Orlando.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Despite the return of Jimmy Butler on Wednesday, Kendrick Nunn was unperturbed and kept his foot on the gas for a team-high 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting, plus two rebounds, two 3s and six assists.

    Nunn's shooting slump is now a distant memory with him scoring 20 or more points in three straight games now. He's a reasonably efficient scorer with .445 from the field on the season, so feel free to ride him out in standard leagues while the heater is on.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis had a stellar night on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points (8-14 FG, 4-8 3PT), 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

    Porzingis has the ability to contribute across the stat line, as witnessed in tonight's performance. He's had some ups and downs this season, but over the last two months as been a top-15 player in 9-cat leagues.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (personal) returned to action on Wednesday after missing two games and showed a bit of rust with 4-for-10 shooting from the field but made up for it with 10-of-11 shooting from the line for 18 points, four rebounds and nine assists.

    The near-double-double from Butler was an acceptable production from him, but the lack of any cash counters (threes, steals, blocks) left owners wanting. In the end, he's back and not those other numbers should find their way onto the stat sheet sooner than later, so no worries here.

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon was all over the floor on Wednesday, scoring 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 10 boards, six assists, one steal, three blocks on three triples in a 130-120 win vs. the Hawks.

    Gordon is having one of the best stretches of his career in the month of February, averaging 19.9 points, 9.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.9 blocks and 2.0 threes while shooting .483 from the field. That across-the-board production has him inside the top-20 during that stretch. Gordon is still outside the top-120 on the season despite his epic February. He is a sell-high candidate, but should stay inside the top-75 ROS.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith did a bit of everything on Wednesday night, ending with 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3PT), four rebounds, one assist, two steal and three blocks.

    DFS has been checking many boxes across the categories for fantasy owners in recent outings. The defensive output tonight is particularly attractive, although not to be expected often. He is worth a look for teams that have an opening at the end of their roster.

  • Naz Reid
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Naz Reid got bitten by the foul-trouble bug on Wednesday (five fouls) and limited to playing just 19 minutes and producing nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Reid's upside is tantalizing, there's no question about that. He can do it all, but may not be ready for high-level pro play just yet. Due to his lack of reliable, consistent production, Reid is best suited as a guy to own in 16-teamers or deeper.