• Tony Wroten (knee) will return to action in Saturday’s game against the Nuggets with a 12-14 minute limit.

    This moves T.J. McConnell into the starting lineup and Isaiah Canaan over to shooting guard, where Canaan and Wroten both project to play some minutes going forward.  Jahlil Okafor will miss the second game of his two-game suspension, and the duo of Nerlens Noel and Jerami Grant will round out the starting frontcourt.  Robert Covington’s owners will hope to see that the hit to his thigh he took the last time out is nothing.

Fantasy News

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds and six triples on Monday.

    Covington had an awful week last week, but has slammed the buy-low window shut with his performance tonight. He's as solid as they come in fantasy hoops and the defensive numbers should start to roll in soon.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield set a new career-high in Monday's 133-129 OT win over the Wolves with 42 points on 14-of-24 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists and a career-high nine 3-pointers.

    Hield came off the bench again, but this move won't last long. He was the best player on the Kings tonight and caught fire late in the fourth. He scored eight of the last 13 points in the final 3:44 of the game when the Kings were down 12 and eventually brought the game to OT. There's really no reason for him to not log the most minutes alongside De'Aaron Fox and Coach Walton will be under pressure to start him if Hield keeps playing this well.

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox helped lead the Kings to a comeback win on Monday with 22 points 7-of-17 shooting (8-of-14 FTs) to go with seven rebounds, eight dimes, one steal and two blocks.

    Fox was struggling shooting the ball all night, but when it mattered most he made it count. Down two with one free throw left and 4.1 seconds on the clock, he intentionally missed, grabbed his own rebound and hit a layup to send the game to OT. The Kings trailed by 22 points with 5:22 left in the fourth and Fox and Buddy Hield spearheaded their heroic comeback. Even though he's not shooting well, he's still contributing big numbers elsewhere which is the bright side of all this.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic started on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with six rebounds, one steal and two triples.

    Bogdanovic started, but didn't do much with the added opportunity. He'll be floating around in trade rumors until the deadline and isn't worth owning because of his inconsistent play.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kent Bazemore came off the bench on Monday and scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples.

    Bazemore had a decent night for the Kings in 20 minutes, but it was due to some strong shooting. He's usually not this efficient and the minutes (21) were still a bit low for us to rely on him on a nightly basis.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica stuffed the stat sheet on Monday with 20 points (7-of-10 FG) to go with nine boards, eight dimes, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Bjelica continues to fill it up across the board and needs to be plugged into all lineups and owned in all formats until further notice. Richaun Holmes (shoulder) remains out and Marvin Bagley (foot) always has a new ailment he's dealing with.

  • Jakob Poeltl
    C, San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl filled in admirably for LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) on Monday, double-doubling with 16 points (7-of-12 FGs, 2-of-8 FTs), 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 36 minutes.

    Poeltl was intentionally fouled a couple times near the end of the game and made just 1-of-4 free throws in that stretch, causing Greg Popovich to remove him from the close game. Poeltl is an obvious fantasy start again on Wednesday if Aldridge misses that game, too. But even if Poeltl is relegated to the bench, he's now blocked at least two shots in 10 straight games, so he's worth starting on many squads if the fit is right.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler had an efficient game in a win over the Magic on Monday, going for 19 points (7-of-11 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

    Butler has quietly remained in the top-20/12 (8-cat/9-cat) this season largely due to his elite steals and great assist and free throw numbers. His threes and steals have been down just a bit lately, but those numbers should stabilize to keep him near the top of the fantasy rankings for the rest of the season.

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson hit six 3-pointers on Monday in a win over the Magic on his way to a 21-point (7-of-11 FGs), five-rebound, one-assist performance over 33 minutes.

    That's six games in a row with at least four triples for Robinson. Despite averaging 3.5 treys over the past month, though, Robinson is barely inside the top-150 in that span. He doesn't provide much of anything else of value, so make sure that he fits your team if you've been holding onto him.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilegous-Alexander didn't have the best night in Monday's 97-107 loss to the Mavs, scoring 16 points on 5-of-20 shooting to go with 11 boards, four dimes, a block and three triples.

    Gilgeous-Alexander went 5-for-20 from the field and saved his night with some extra rebounding and three treys. He'll be much better as he's shown recently so just ride this one out.