• Brook Lopez scored 21 points on 8-of-20 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in Friday’s blowout loss to the Knicks.

    Lopez hit all five of his free throws and he’s playing top-30 hoop ball, but as usual all eyes are on his health as he negotiates a season that doesn’t really matter for the Nets.  Owners may want to target a top 40-50 type in a deal while they can.

Fantasy News

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Monday with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go with two assists, a steal and a block.

    Ayton went 7-for-8 at the line which marks the second consecutive game that he's attempted more than two free throws which is something that's only happened one other time this year. He's being given big minutes and he's produced big stats with them so all signs are pointing up for him and his owners.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three boards, nine assists, two steals, a block and a triple on Monday.

    Rubio turned out a full line and looks like he's snapped out of the slump he was in before. The Suns are finally starting to trim their rotation down and we're hoping this sticks as Rubio should feast with playing time like tonight (36 minutes).

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight boards, one assist, a block and a triple on Monday.

    Oubre went 2-for-3 at the line and he had a positive shooting night from the floor even though he went 1-for-6 from deep. Oubre's shooting slump could be seen as a regression to the mean and now he's hitting a .349 clip from deep which is about where we'd expect him to end up.

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dari Saric started on Monday and scored 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and a triple.

    Saric only logged 20 minutes in his start as his defensive weaknesses are even more glaring alongside Deandre Ayton. He's not worth owning in standard leagues because of his inconsistent playing time.

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan continued to stuff the stat sheet with 18 points (5-of-15 FGs), nine boards, eight dimes and three swipes in 35 minutes as the Spurs hung on for a 120-118 road win over the Suns.

    Despite tonight's poor shooting, DeRozan is on an amazing hot streak, ranking as the 6th/5th-best player over the past month (8-cat/9-cat). His 60.5 percent shooting won't last, but he has shot over 50 percent in each month of the season so far. He's a sell-high candidate, but if you don't need threes, you may be better off just enjoying the ride.

  • Derrick White
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White exploded for a season-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting plus three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes in a win over the Suns on Monday.

    White has been a borderline-rosterable guy for most of the season. This performance is a reminder of what he's capable of, though. In case the Spurs find themselves missing an additional guard or wing (Rudy Gay missed this game with an illness), be ready to snatch up White wherever he's available. Meanwhile, Dejounte Murray grabbed four steals and hit two triples in the win.

  • Bryn Forbes
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Bryn Forbes drained a career-high eight triples (seven in the first half), resulting in 24 points with one rebound and two assists in 33 minutes as the Spurs beat the Suns on Monday.

    Forbes erupts like this every so often, and it's worth remembering for when you need a bunch of threes or points at the end of a week. Aside from that though, Forbes doesn't belong on standard league rosters.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns played well and put up a game-high 28 points (9-of-19 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 35 minutes in a 100-107 home loss to the Nuggets on Monday.

    Towns is still rounding into form a bit, as his stats are down slightly in his first three games back from injury. But it's hard to be too upset with a performance like tonight's. Though his absence was longer than expected, he appears to be on track to return to his spot in the top-3.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in their 118-88 blowout win over the Pacers on Monday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with two boards, three dimes, two steals, a block and two triples.

    Mitchell did well scoring the ball, but the boards and assists leave some room to be improved. He's been much better in that department as a whole this year though, so we'll give him a pass, but it'll be interesting to see if he can maintain the increased production with Mike Conley being re-integrated into the lineup.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert locked down the paint on Monday, double-doubling with 20 points and 14 boards to go with two assists and a block.

    Gobert dominated the paint as usual in tonight's matchup and was able to throw in a block for good measure. He also hit all four of his free throws to cap off another efficient night.