March 28, 2016, 11:54 am
Rajon Rondo (rest), DeMarcus Cousins (rest), Rudy Gay (rest) and Marco Belinelli (foot) are all out for Monday’s game against the Blazers.
Rondo, Cousins and Gay are legitimately banged up and in Cousins’ case he could easily start looking at foot procedures in advance of Team USA play this summer. Darren Collison, Seth Curry, Omri Casspi, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos are all solid plays in a one-game vacuum. The Kings have home games on Wednesday and Friday and those seem like natural spots for these guys to play, and then the back-to-back in Denver on Saturday would be a red flag but Michael Malone is coaching and that makes it a wild card on so many levels. Weekly owners are gambling to some degree and using 2.5 games as a measurement for these guys might make sense.
DeAndre' BembrySF, Atlanta Hawks
Brandon GoodwinPG, Atlanta Hawks
Treveon GrahamSF, Atlanta Hawks
Treveon Graham wrapped up the 2019-20 campaign outside the top-400.
Skal LabissierePF, Atlanta Hawks
Skal Labissiere never suited up for the Hawks after a deadline trade.
Cam ReddishG-F, Atlanta Hawks
Charlie Brown Jr.PF, Atlanta Hawks
Charlie Brown ended up logging 10 appearances in his first NBA campaign.
Sindarius ThornwellSG, New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have signed Sindarius Thornwell as a replacement player for the rest of the season.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
July 6, 2020, 2:27 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. said he's "up in the air" in terms of playing in Orlando when the season resumes.
While THJ is weighing his options, it does sound like he's leaning towards playing. "I’m still up in the air right now, but I love the game of basketball … When you have the opportunity to do the one thing you love, you just go for it." If he does play he'll be a shaky fantasy option, as his potential for explosive scoring games comes along with the likelihood of terrible shooting nights. Plenty of players are going through the same decision-making process as Hardaway right now.
Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter
July 6, 2020, 2:14 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Speaking to the media on Monday, James Jones left the door open for Kelly Oubre (right knee) to play during the Orlando restart.
Oubre has previously been reported as done for the year, which makes sense given the Suns' slim playoff odds despite their inclusion in the Orlando bubble. It would still be surprising if he suited up, but considering his right knee surgery came with a four-week reevaluation date as of March 3, he's had plenty of time to rest up. Perhaps the Suns want to get their core players more reps together. Anyone playing fantasy games from here on out will want to keep a close eye on Oubre's status.
Source: Duane Rankin
July 6, 2020, 12:08 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter finished his rookie season with top-220 value in 8/9-cat formats.
Hunter started 62 of his 63 games played and averaged 32 minutes in those appearances, giving him an ample opportunity to prove what kind of player he can be in the league. The rookie posted an uninspiring 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Touted as a quality defender coming out of college, Hunter only averaged 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. On a team with multiple other ball dominant players Hunter is probably suited best in a three-and-D role on the wing. If the defensive numbers can slightly increase we could see Hunter play closer to a top-120 value player next season.