September 6, 2016, 8:40 pm
Chris Bosh and the Heat have not come to any resolution on Bosh’s status or future, but are still working on a solution according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Bosh is still not cleared by the Heat doctors and the timeline is unknown as of right now. Ultimately, the Heat need to become comfortable with Bosh taking blood thinners. Both sides want Bosh to be on the court, but the risk is too high as of right now. Bosh could be worth a flier in 12-team leagues late in the draft, but nothing has shown us that he won’t have this problem flare up again. One thing that we do know is that when Bosh plays, he is a top-40 fantasy asset.
January 24, 2020, 12:58 amTrevor ArizaSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Trevor Ariza started on Thursday and scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with seven boards, two dimes, two steals and four triples.
Ariza did a great job on offense in his start and the Blazers have no real reason to not play him big minutes as they don't have many reliable options. His defensive abilities are still limited, but it might be worth it to scoop up Ariza just to see where this thing goes as the Blazers have revived a few fantasy careers this year already.
January 24, 2020, 12:57 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside had some foul trouble (5) on Thursday, but still managed to play 33 minutes, tallying 14 pointson 6-of-8 shooting to go with 10 boards and a block.
Whiteside couldn't really keep up with the Mavs tonight, which led to his poor stat line. He's the No. 7 player in 9-cat leagues so we'll give him some leash considering the Mavs are the No. 1 offense in the NBA. Even with Jusuf Nurkic (leg) resuming practice, as long as Whiteside stays in Portland, he should maintain early-round value.
January 24, 2020, 12:56 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony double-doubled on Thursday with 16 points and 11 boardsto go with five dimes, one steal, one block and two triples on Thursday.
Anthony recorded his first double-double since his game against Houston on January 15th and added his usual inefficient scoring to his line. He had a couple extra dimes thanks to closing out the game in garbage time minutes so don't expect those to come too often.
January 24, 2020, 12:55 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic scored 27 points on 11-of-25 shooting to go with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two triples on Thursday.
Doncic was his usual superstar self on Thursday and was named as an All-Star starter tonight, making him the youngest player to earn this honor since LeBron James in 2005. He's in elite company already in reality and fantasy and his historic year should end with him inside the top-12.
January 24, 2020, 12:54 amMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with four boards, one dime, three blocks and two triples on Thursday.
Kleber came off the bench, but he's stepped into his increased role and easily landed with standard league value for the remainder of the year. He's going to be good for traditional big man stats with a couple cash counters here and there to keep his head above water.
January 24, 2020, 12:54 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis scored 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Porzingis' playing time will be on the lower end of 30 minutes at a maximum and his shooting most likely won't get back on track, but his contributions on triples (2.2) and blocks (2.1) are enough to keep him within the top-50 at a minimum.
January 24, 2020, 12:53 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with one rebound, four assists and three triples on Thursday.
Hardaway Jr. has scored in double figures for the ninth consecutive game and has found some consistency in his play as of late. The Mavs lost Dwight Powell (Achilles) for the season and Kristaps Porzingis will always be on a minutes limit due to his knee which means THJ should have some extra opportunity to deliver on his scoring numbers.
January 24, 2020, 12:53 amSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with one rebound, two assists, a steal and four triples on Thursday.
Curry has had a solid stretch lately and is worth owning for owners in need of triples, but outside of that he holds little value. Jalen Brunson (17 points, three rebounds, one assist and four triples) also had a solid game off the bench with Delon Wright (nine points, eight boards and four dimes) always finding a way to put up a solid line as well. The three-headed monster at guard isn't the most ideal situation in fantasy hoops, but target Brunson for dimes, Curry for treys and Wright for a little bit of everything.
January 24, 2020, 12:04 amJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen didn't take advantage of DeAndre Jordan's absence on Thursday, scoring seven points and grabbing eight boards as the Nets fell 128-113 to the Lakers.
Allen added just one blocked shot in his 30 minutes. He should still be a decent mid-round value going forward, even if DeAndre Jordan is around to gobble up rebounds.
January 24, 2020, 12:03 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert had a nice outing on Thursday night in his 23 minutes, scoring 16 points to accompany four rebounds and a couple 3-pointers.
LeVert was decent but hasn't really been the exciting guy many people waited on hoping for a top-75 player. The issue is that the Nets have a number of wings playing similar minutes, like Wilson Chandler. Chandler played 22 minutes and scored 15 points with four triples.