• Ramon Sessions and Nene combined for 41 points in Wednesday night’s victory over the Hawks.

    The Wizards were playing for pride and it showed as stars John Wall, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat and Markieff Morris did not suit up for this one. Washington was led by Ramon Sessions who scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting. He added four rebounds, six assists, 3 treys and one steal but also committed five turnovers. Sessions was helped out by Nene who produced a line of 19 points with eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals. The Wizards were able to play the role of spoiler in this game as the win dropped Atlanta from the third seed to the fourth seed in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race. At this time last year the Wizards were preparing for the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.¬†This year they’re preparing to clean out their lockers. We may see some big changes in D.C. this off-season.¬†

Fantasy News

  • Emmanuel Mudiay
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Emmanuel Mudiay played a very efficient 18 minutes on Friday vs. the Spurs, posting a team-high 18 points (6-of-10 FG), five rebounds and three assists.

    Mudiay was surprisingly good on Friday even though almost every other guard for the Jazz played more minutes than he did. He is an option in deeper leagues and is worth monitoring due to his upside.

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. hurt his knee in Friday's game and is doubtful to return.

    JJJ logged just 16 minutes in this one and put up seven points on 1-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Before getting hobbled, he was a team-worst minus-21 in the +/- column so it was just a matter of adding an injury to the already insulting evening. Brandon Clarke started the second half in his stead.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Juan Hernangomez started and put up 17 points and added five rebounds in the Wolves' loss to the Celtics on Friday.

    He played 26 minutes and was efficient from the floor, going 5-of-10 FG and 4-for-5 from behind the three-point line. The T-Wolves have not been able to put everything together yet this year, as evidenced by their lineup this evening. Hernangomez seems to be a primary beneficiary of their struggles and should be owned in all deeper leagues.

  • Naz Reid
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Naz Reid tied his career-high with nine rebounds on Friday, adding 19 points and three steals in the Wolves' loss to the Celtics.

    Reid is starting with Karl-Anthony Towns on the shelf for the next couple of weeks. He looks very good and is making the most of his opportunity. Reid's per-36 minute numbers have been mouthwatering all season and it is his time to shine. He should be one of the hottest waiver pickups this week.

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Malik Beasley put up 27 points in 36 minutes in the Wolves' loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding four rebounds and going 4-for-8 from three-point range.

    Beasley was good again on Friday and continues to thrive in his new threads with the Wolves. He is a must-own player at this point and should continue to play next to D'Angelo Russell in the backcourt as the season reaches the homestretch.

  • Jayson Tatum
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum registered a double-double on Friday, going for 28 points, 11 rebounds and adding three assists in the Celtics 127-117 win over the Wolves.

    Kemba Walker did not play tonight but it did not matter, as the Celtics had no trouble with the Wolves. Tatum was not very efficient from the floor in this one, going 8-for-21. If Walker is forced to miss an extended period of time, Tatum figures to receive an uptick in offensive volume.

  • Gordon Hayward
    SF, Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward had 29 points (12-of-17 FG), six assists and five rebounds in Friday's win over the Wolves.

    Hayward had an extremely efficient outing in this one, going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc and shot 71% from the floor. Kemba Walker was out so Hayward saw more offensive chances on Friday. He may be the player on the Celtics who benefits the most from Walker's absence but is still a solid contributor with Walker on the floor.

  • Rudy Gay
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay disappeared into the fantasy ether on Friday, playing just 15 minutes and was limited to four points on 2-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and one assist.

    Gay is a drop, even in 18-teamers, given how steeply he's dropped over the last month. He's scored in double figures only twice in February and there doesn't appear to be a light at the end of this dark and dreary tunnel.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in across the board once again on Friday, checking multiple boxes with 15 points (6-of-17 shooting), eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one trey and one block in 35 minutes.

    The only real blemish on LMA's line was his 6-of-17 shooting from the field. Well, being defended by Rudy Gobert will do that to even the best of bigs. There's no cause for concern and Aldridge's top-25 pace should resume soon enough.

  • Jaylen Brown
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown had 25 points and eight rebounds in the Celtics' victory over the Wolves on Friday, going a solid 10-of17 from the field.

    This was a solid game from Brown and he hit two of his five threes. He has really fallen off since starting out the season on a high-note and has subsequently been out of the top-100 over the past two months. The opportunity to sell-high is long gone but his volume for the Celtics should remain the same. He still needs to be owned in all formats and if someone happens to drop him during this low period, scoop him up.