• Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings announced the signings of Dewayne Dedmon and Harrison Barnes on Monday.

    Dedmon figures to start at center and will give the Kings better rim protection and spacing than the departed Willie Cauley-Stein did. He will likely be pushed for minutes by Richaun Holmes, however, and the organizational desire to test out Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles at the five also makes his standing tenuous. Dedmon should be a steady, late-middle round center as long as he's playing minutes in the mid-twenties, at least. Barnes rejoins the Kings after being traded to Sacramento last season and will further cloud the forward mix. Miscast as a small forward, we'll see if that's where the Kings put him. He's going to be his usual plodding self and is a late-round option with limited upside.

    Source: Sacramento Kings

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  • Frank Jackson
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Frank Jackson was red-hot off the bench on Thursday, scoring 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting with five boards, two assists and four triples in only 23 minutes of action.

    Jackson was the beneficiary of the Pelicans not having enough healthy bodies tonight and his line was nice because of the strong shooting. He drilled open triples, which is his job, but outside of that there isn't much to love about his fantasy prospects.

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting to go with three boards, three assists and three triples on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Redick continued his strong play, but remember the Pelicans are missing Lonzo Ball (adductor strain) and Brandon Ingram (knee soreness). He's still got enough in the tank to deliver standard-league value when he gets enough minutes, but it just won't be this way all year.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George made his long awaited debut on Thursday in the Clippers' 127-132 loss to the Pelicans., dropping 33 points on 10-of-17 shooting while chipping in nine rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.

    George looked great on the court and was doing it all. He's going to initiate a lot of the offense alongside Kawhi Leonard when they're healthy and should be plugged into all lineups. Last season he was a top-5 player with Russell Westbrook eating up usage, so there's no reason why he can't be a top-12 guy this year as well. The shoulder is safe for now and the minutes restriction and load management days are going to be an inconvenience, but it's a small price to pay for an elite fantasy asset like George.

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams had another hot shooting night on Thursday, scoring 31 points on 11-of-20 shooting to go with two rebounds, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.

    Williams was hot again and this time he did it on the starting lineup. The Clippers gave him some more run as they rested their usual starters and it's a broken record by now to say that you should sell-high, but if you can get a top-40 player for Sweet Lou, it's a no brainer.

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder had a season-high 20 points on Thursday to go with his three rebounds, two assists and five 3-pointers.

    He came into this game averaging one point per game so don't get too excited. McGruder started off hot in the first quarter as he relieved Paul George off the bench, but still can't be trusted in standard leagues. He makes for an interesting streamer whenever the Clippers play a back-to-back set as Coach Rivers likes to change up his rotation on those nights to rest his usual starters.

  • Terance Mann
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Terance Mann played 25 minutes in his first career start on Thursday, scoring five points on 2-of-6 shooting while adding two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Mann started for the Clippers tonight as Coach Rivers decided to shake up the rotation tonight in an effort to load manage. This meant guys like Patrick Patterson only played three minutes and Ivica Zubac logged 12 minutes. This is a pretty creative way to rest up your team on a back-to-back set and we should expect this thing to regularly occur for the Clippers now.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell had a big game on Thursday, starting and scoring 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Harrell started on Thursday due to the Clippers not having Patrick Beverley (knee) and Kawhi Leonard (knee) but did more of the same stuff. The Clippers should be fielding a full squad soon and Harrell is so efficient that we're not worried about him getting his.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn led the way again for the Heat with 23 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals as the Heat downed the Cavs 108-97.

    Nunn followed up a 20-point outing with this game and his fantasy owners have to be pleased with the returns over the last week. The leash just lengthened a little bit. We know he can score and has actually contributed quite a bit in other areas to keep himself on the radar.

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard started in Thursday's game and looked better than he has in some time, with 12 points, seven boards, two triples and a blocked shot.

    Leonard finally put in a good outing after quite a few duds recently, including a missed outing on Tuesday with an illness. He absolutely has potential to make some 3-pointers and be a late-round value for fantasy teams as long as he can play 25 minutes a night.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo scored 16 points and added 15 boards in 40 minutes of action in Thursday's win over the Cavs.

    Adebayo was strong again in this one from an offensive standpoint, but once again the defensive stats were absent with just one block. He's really killing teams at the free throw line but other than that, the returns have been quite good. He's going to be a good scorer and rebounder with defensive upside, so if he can bring the free throw percentage up even a handful of points, we have a clear top-50 asset.