• Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard will be traded to the Heat when Monday's Hassan Whiteside trade becomes official.

    Leonard will slot into the frontcourt mix for Miami, playing behind Bam Adebayo and jockeying for any power forward minutes with guys like Kelly Olynyk (if he's not traded), James Johnson and Moe Harkless. With Olynyk a popular trade candidate, getting a similarly-skilled player in Leonard isn't a bad move for Miami. Don't expect much fantasy value, though.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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  • Andrew Bogut
    C, Free Agent

    Andrew Bogut said that he is open to returning to the NBA later this season if the right opportunity shows up.

    Bogut played in Australia last year and then joined the Warriors for the end of the regular season and the playoffs. "An opportunity to try and win a championship will be the main thing in the NBA. But I wouldn't go back to the NBA just to play in the NBA, it's more about trying to win a title and somewhere where I feel comfortable for the family”, said the veteran big. The buyout market and potential injuries will determine a lot, but it seems unlikely that we see Bogut return to the NBA any time soon.

    Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Speaking to reporters after Tuesday’s win, Bogdan Bogdanovic said that he thinks his hamstring simply cramped.

    BB8 had a terrific performance last night but he was unable to finish the game due to what was perceived a hamstring-related injury. Everything suggests that he dodged a bullet but we should wait for an official confirmation about his status. Bogdanovic has been excelling in De'Aaron Fox’s absence and he should be owned in all formats right now.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers said on Tuesday night that Kyle Kuzma will get further testing on his right eye injury after suffering an abrasion.

    Kuzma was reportedly able to return to the game last night but the Lakers opted to play it safe with their forward. This doesn’t appear to be a serious injury and the Lakers don’t play again until this Friday so hopefully he will be able to return sooner than later.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James put up a triple-double for the fifth time this season in a 112-107 win over the Thunder on Tuesday, providing 25 points (10-of-21 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    James has now triple-doubled against all 30 NBA teams. He's hardly slowing down, ranking 12th in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues for the season. LeBron's scoring has dipped since last season from 27.4 points per game to 25.0, but his assists have skyrocketed from 8.3 assists per game to 11.1 this season.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right shoulder soreness) put up a game-high 34 points (13-of-24 FGs, 5-fo-6 FTs) as part of a full line that included seven rebounds, four assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes in a victory over the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Davis has been a great fit for the Lakers and he once again toughed out an injury (or two or more) while producing in every category. He's currently ranked 4th in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. If he ever truly gets healthy, he should have a great shot at the top spot. Next to Davis tonight, JaVale McGee swatted four more shots in 23 minutes and continues to be an excellent streaming option for blocks, boards and field goal percentage.

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo handed out 10 assists to go with eight points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes off the bench vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Rondo shot just 3-of-10 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line. His percentages have traditionally been harmful to fantasy teams, but his rebounds, assists and steals continue to pile up even as his minutes dip as he's nearing age 34. At this point, he's just a streamer for those categories, but remember that he averaged over eight assists the past two seasons. If he were to find himself regularly getting 30 minutes per game, there's probably a team in every fantasy league that could use him.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (eye abrasion) left Tuesday's game after playing just nine minutes, and while he was technically available to return, Frank Vogel chose not to use him anymore.

    It's a positive sign that he was available after the injury, but the situation should be monitored to be sure that Kuzma is going to play in the Lakers' next game on Friday before making decisions about how to use him.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel had another good game on Tuesday in a road loss to the Lakers as he went for 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in 24 minutes.

    Noel has quietly entered the top-100 in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues and completely blown by the struggling Steven Adams. It's hard to trust Noel on a nightly basis, but there aren't many players better at racking up defensive stats (1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks in 18.3 mpg).

  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder had a season-high 31 points (12-for-20 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs) to go with four boards, one dime and three triples in 30 minutes off the bench in a 107-112 loss to the Lakers.

    Schroder has had some great games this season, but it just hasn't been consistent enough to make him a must-start standard league player. Perhaps a trade will settle things for him a bit more in the next few months. Schroder's backcourt mates had mixed results tonight with Chris Paul scoring just four points on 1-of-7 shooting but with five boards, 10 dimes and four steals while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shot just 5-of-16 from the field but 4-of-4 from the line and had 16 points, five boards, four dimes, two treys, a steal and a block.

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari had a very efficient night, scoring 25 points on 7-of-11 field goals and 7-of-9 free throws vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Gallinari added six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist in 31 minutes. Gallo is once again sneakily providing top-60/50 (8-cat/9-cat). Elsewhere in the frontcourt, Steven Adams had a rough game with just two points, six rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.