• Norris Cole (back) will not play on Thursday against the Pacers.

    Cole’s back injury has been a major downer and with the Pellies tanking it’s possible we don’t see him again.  But if he is improving, he could be a must-start player for the depleted Pelicans, so there is reason to hold him.  Only you can know if your roster can support that risk. 

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  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow could only appear in 11 games all season as back issues prevented him from taking the court.

    Winslow emerged as a viable point guard in 2018-19, finally finding a position that suited his strengths when the Heat were missing some bodies. Unfortunately he couldn't build on that momentum, as his numbers were down nearly across the board even when he was able to suit up. Winslow was a dreadful .388 from the field and .222 from deep, losing a full 3-pointer per game (1.5 to 0.5) despite an increase in minutes per game overall. Winslow's assists also took a slight dip with the Heat operating at full strength and his steals plummeted from 1.1 to 0.6. Winslow was unable to play with the Grizzlies after being traded, and he certainly won't be the team's starting PG, but we should find out his new fit in the Orlando session. The percentages have always been terrible, however, which likely caps him as a late-round type.

  • Tyus Jones
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Despite getting out of Minnesota, Tyus Jones was unable to carve out a larger role for himself this season, finishing with top-215 value.

    Jones has always had the profile of someone who could chip in enough assists and steals to crack the top-150, even as a backup, but his minutes were limited with the Wolves. The Grizzlies were supposed to be a better spot for him to get minutes, but Jones actually saw his minutes cut from 22.9 to 19.0 this year. He still averaged 4.4 assists and 1.9 steals (as well as 0.7 triples and a low 0.8 turnovers for a PG) but De'Anthony Melton and his defensive prowess quickly got him above Jones on the depth chart. Jones is still a viable deep-league specialist but failed to capitalize on his new opportunity, limiting his overall fantasy appeal.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford has been pleased by Jonathan Isaac's progress in his rehab from a knee injury, but doesn't think the team will know whether Isaac can play for "2-to-3 weeks"

    Isaac still can't play 5-on-5, though the Magic have barely started to play that with their healthy group anyway — they ran one quarter of full 5-on-5 in Monday's practice and did some halfcourt work, but that's been it so far. It's possible that Isaac is able to play in the league's restart but it sounds like he'll be cutting it close to the actual start date, and a return may come with minutes restrictions. We should get a better sense of a timeline once Isaac is able to go through full practices with his teammates.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Kyle Anderson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson finished the 2019-20 fantasy season with top-230 value, averaging 5.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.3 3-pointers in 19.3 mpg.

    You can see SloMo's roto-friendly game, but there just wasn't enough to justify serious fantasy ownership this year. This was a far cry from last year's 29.8 mpg, and while Anderson did see his minutes increase after Jae Crowder was traded, it wasn't enough to undo the damage of a very slow start. Fantasy GMs should consider Anderson a potential late-round selection going forward, though it will largely depend on what the Grizzlies' forward rotation looks like around him.

  • Gorgui Dieng
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Gorgui Dieng had a few throwback weeks in 2019-20, posting middle-round value as a starter in place of Karl-Anthony Towns but finished with top-165/150 (8/9-cat) value overall.

    Dieng was a legitimate top-100 option back in 2017 when he was getting big minutes, but since then he's been a depth player who gets minutes in the teens. A trade to a stacked Memphis frontcourt destroyed his fantasy appeal but we were able to see what type of production Dieng is still capable of. It's something to remember if he ever finds a larger role, but he'll only be a handcuff option until that happens. He averaged 7.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and a career-high 0.9 triples in 17.5 mpg in total.

  • Marko Guduric
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Marko Guduric mustered top-400 value in his first NBA season, averaging 4.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.6 triples per game.

    Guduric was shaping up as a potential depth guard but only appeared in 42 games as De'Anthony Melton rocketed up the depth chart. He's not someone we'd expect to come into fantasy value in the coming years.

  • Glenn Robinson III
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Glenn Robinson III is dealing with some back soreness but was able to participate in Monday's practice.

    We may see more of this type of injury with so many players returning from lengthy layoffs. GR3 hasn't been worth monitoring in fantasy since being traded away from the Warriors, and that shouldn't change in the Orlando session.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    After an offseason trade, a change of scenery didn't help Grayson Allen much from a fantasy perspective as he dealt with persistent injuries and finished as a top-325 value.

    Allen missed chunks of time with soreness in both ankles and would miss the final 20 games of the year due to left hip issues. He did manage to knock down 1.1 triples per game but that was really his only marketable fantasy production. Allen should only be considered a deep-league 3-point specialist until he proves otherwise.

  • John Konchar
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    John Konchar didn't see much time in his rookie season, but still managed top-315/295 (8/9-cat) value in his rookie campaign.

    Konchar put up big numbers in college, which put him on our radar when he signed with the Grizzlies in June, and he flashed a little of that potential in his 11.1 mpg by posting 3.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.3 triples per contest. Konchar isn't a serious fantasy consideration but deep dynasty players should at least know the name.

  • Anthony Tolliver
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Anthony Tolliver bounced around a bit in 2019-20, starting with the Blazers before being traded to the Kings and ultimately landing with the Grizzlies for a playoff run.

    Tolliver's stretch-four profile should help Memphis in a depth capacity, though he is only connecting on 32.2% of his threes this season. As a top-385 fantasy option, the veteran shouldn't be of great concern going forward. His greatest impact may come in the locker room for a young Memphis squad.

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