March 17, 2017, 11:45 am
Black has been moved into a bench role with the Lakers looking to develop Ivica Zubac. If Black sits Zubac will get all the minutes he can handle, provided he doesn’t foul like a madman. Zubac is worth picking up if you need a big man, while Black can stay on the waiver wire.
July 13, 2020, 8:37 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn averaged 29.8 minutes, 15.6 points, 2.1 3s, 2.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks on .448 shooting in 62 games for 127/132 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Nunn came out of no where this year and took over the reins as the Heat's primary scorer when Jimmy Butler missed the first few games due to the birth of his child. There wasn't any draft hype around Nunn in 2018 due to him pleading guilty to a charge of misdemeanor battery while in college, but the Heat signed him a year later to give him a shot. It would pay off on the basketball court as he was able to make a name for himself. Everything broke right for Nunn this season for him to crack top-130 value so it's hard to love his future outlook on a Heat team that loves to go deep with their rotations.
July 13, 2020, 8:34 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk averaged 7.7 points, 1.4 3s, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks on .476 shooting for 192/188 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Olynyk was stuck in another up-and-down season with the carousel of forwards the Heat were playing. He had to compete with even more bodies this season and the emergence of Bam Adebayo meant even less minutes for Olynyk. His stat set and skills are there, but the opportunity wasn't,
July 13, 2020, 8:32 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Miami Heat
Andre Iguodala averaged 4.4 points, 0.6 3s, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.1 blocks on .490 shooting in 14 games for 237/257 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Iguodala's holdout on the Grizzlies caused some controversy, but it worked out for him in the end as Pat Riley saved his season by trading for him and getting him on a contending team. His fantasy value was fringe on the Warriors so it was unlikely he would hold any on the Heat, but his real life impact was the big headline on the day he was traded. Expect to see Iggy play some real playoff minutes guarding the opposing team's best scorers as he can still defend with the best of them.
July 13, 2020, 8:30 pmSolomon HillSF, Miami Heat
Solomon Hill averaged 5.4 points, 1.1 3s, 2.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks on .403 shooting for 289/284 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Hill only played in six out of the 11 games for the Heat since being traded in a package with Jae Crowder and was an afterthought in the rotation. The Heat traded for Crowder and Hill was thrown in so it makes sense to see his playing time dip.
July 13, 2020, 8:25 pmKz OkpalaF, Miami Heat
Kz Okpala averaged 1.4 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks on .600 shooting in five games for 438/428 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Okpala spent most of his season in the G-league to develop his skills as the second round pick only played in five games this year.
July 13, 2020, 8:23 pmGabe VincentPG, Miami Heat
Gabe Vincent averaged 2.0 points, 0.7 3s, 0.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.2 steals on .211 shooting in six games for 484/474 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
Vincent was signed for his sharpshooting skills and although the averages don't show it, he has the ability to hit the deep ball which is why he remains on the Heat roster. He won't get any real minutes unless those ahead of him in the rotation sit or get hurt.
July 13, 2020, 8:22 pmUdonis HaslemPF, Miami Heat
Udonis Haslem averaged 1.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in three games of action for 490/484 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.
The most useful information from this blurb will be the fact that Haslem actually got off the bench for three games this season. Other than that, he was a veteran signing to help mentor the Heat and we wouldn't be surprised if he sticks around the organization even after he retires as a player.
July 13, 2020, 7:15 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Shams Charania is reporting that there's growing optimism around Victor Oladipo's playing status for the Orlando restart.
Oladipo's mind may have been swayed by "multiple strong team practices" inside the bubble, and he has been able to play full 5-on-5 scrimmages. He previously decided to sit out so he could continue to rehab his quad tendon to full strength. Expect another update on Oladipo's status in the coming days. His choice could have a major effect on the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 13, 2020, 6:32 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
The NBA has tested 322 players for COVID-19 inside their Disney World bubble, with two positive results.
Those two players never cleared quarantine and have left the Orlando bubble to self-isolate and quarantine. Any spread of the virus inside Disney World would likely signal the end of the entire NBA season, so expect them to act swiftly if anyone tests positive.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 13, 2020, 6:03 pmAndre RobersonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Roberson managed a full practice session on Monday as he attempts to return from a surgically repaired left knee.
Roberson could see some action for the Thunder as the NBA restarts if he continues to progress well. While Roberson hasn't played an NBA game for more than two years, his defense can still be an asset if he can stay on the court. He's still not a recommended play even as a cheap DFS flier.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter