April 2, 2016, 7:28 am
The Raptors may rest some of their starters on Saturday night vs. the Spurs.
Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas all played over 36 minutes in Friday night’s victory over the Grizzlies. With this being the second of a back to back coach Casey may be inclined to rest some of his studs. Owners of Lowry, DeRozan and Valanciunas may want to keep a close eye on reports throughout the day and players like Cory Joseph, Norman Powell and Bismack Biyombo could be in line for heavier minutes tonight.
February 25, 2020, 1:31 amLou WilliamsSG, Los Angeles Clippers
Lou Williams cooled off in Monday's win over the Grizzlies, quietly chipping in eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, two 3s and six assists in 22 minutes.
Williams' subpar numbers are no cause for concern as the blowout nature of the game played a role in it. Expect him to bounce back with another big game soon.
February 25, 2020, 1:28 amMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell was fantastic off the bench for the Clippers in their 124-97 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, posting 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the line.
Trez also chipped in three rebounds and two blocks. His improved free throw shooting (.750) over the last week has allowed him to crack top-30 value. As long as it holds, Harrell should be able to coast to a strong finish to 2019-20.
February 25, 2020, 1:24 amPatrick BeverleyPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) resumed his starting role in his return to action on Monday with six points (2-of-3 from deep), three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Beverley saw 19 minutes in his return, less than any other guard on the Clippers roster tonight. Beverley's a lockdown defender and that's his path to minutes and usage going forward. He should post better lines as he gets his legs back.
February 25, 2020, 1:17 amPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (left hamstring strain) returned to action on Monday but was limited to seven point on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one trey and one block in 21 minutes.
The Clippers won this game with ease, so there was no need to put a heavy burden on him. The 3-of-11 shooting was a downer, but PG13 should be able to ramp up his production as he works his way back to being 100 percent.
February 25, 2020, 1:13 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson started the second half of Monday's game for an injured Brandon Clarke and put up a mixed bag, going 4-for-12 from the field for 14 points, two 3s, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.
Jackson, who is coming off a season-high 20 points on Friday, could be in line for a starting role if Clarke misses time. He's struggled with shooting efficiency during his time with the Suns, so there's a bit of a caveat to our reco to grab him in 14-teamers or deeper.
February 25, 2020, 1:06 amGorgui DiengC, Memphis Grizzlies
Gorgui Dieng was great on Monday, chipping in 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds, two 3s, one steal and four blocks in a loss to the Clippers.
Dieng got some extra burn with Jaren Jackson J.r sidelined for two weeks. But with Brandon Clarke also going down in this one, there was little choice but for Dieng to be unleashed for 28 minutes. He's worth grabbing in every league and every format.
February 25, 2020, 1:02 amJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas was terrible in Monday's loss to the Clippers, uncharacteristically going 2-for-10 from the field to end the night with five points, seven rebounds and two assists.
This was Valanciunas' worst outings season-to-date. There was an expectation he'd step up in the absence of Jaren Jackson Jr., but he wound up delivering the opposite of an encouraging outcome. As a top-50 play for most of the season, Valanciunas has earned a bit of leash and patience, for sure.
February 25, 2020, 12:49 amBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic did not hit a trey in his 4-of-10 makes from the field on Monday, but cooked at the line with a perfect 8-for-8 clip for 16 points, two assists, three rebounds and two steals.
The last time Bogie failed to hit a three was way back on February 3rd. His solid free-throw shooting and two steals helped soften the blow. No need to worry as those triples will come splashing down once again in no time.
February 25, 2020, 12:48 amJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden led the Rockets to a 123-112 win over the Knicks on Monday with a game-high 37 points on 14-of-25 shooting with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Harden did only make 5-of-9 free throws, which is completely out of character. And while his six turnovers also hurt, none of this is stopping Harden from being the top fantasy player for the season. Not even a month-long slump. It may not be pretty, but The Beard knows how to dominate.
February 25, 2020, 12:44 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley had a forgettable outing on Monday, recording ust eight points (4-of-6 shooting) and one assist in 22 minutes.
Yuck. Just when you thought Conley was back and ready to roll after a 13-point game on Saturday, he disappoints big time with this dud. The opportunities for production are still there, so he's worth trusting over your average, garden-variety FA pickup.