• Lucas Nogueira played just eight minutes off the bench on Monday, posting just one rebound and one block.

    Bebe probably missed his window and we’re calling off whatever was left of our stash recommendation.  We’ll be watching him for signs of progress and he’ll need some slippage by Bismack Biyombo (nine points, 13 rebounds, one steal, two blocks) to get anywhere with Jonas Valanciunas (hand) about halfway through his timetable.

Fantasy News

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan was great once again on Monday as he put up 36 points (11-of-21 FGs, 14-of-17 FTs), grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out three assists in 36 minutes as the Spurs lost to the Bulls 109-110.

    DeRozan hit a couple big shots to keep the Spurs in it, but he missed the final free throw to tie the game. He's been on another level lately, even breaking into the top-10 in 9-cat leagues for the last month. DeRozan's well-published lack of threes is offset by his incredible field goal percentage. Patty Mills also had an excellent night, hitting six triples as part of a 25-point effort.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns played a game-high 40 minutes in Monday's 129-133 OT loss to the Kings, putting up 23 points with eight boards, three dimes, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Towns put up numbers across the board, but he had trouble taking care of the ball (seven turnovers) on the offensive end. He's still a guaranteed top-5 play whenever he takes the court, regardless of all the noise going on in Minnesota.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew wiggins scored a team-high 36 points on 13-of-21 shooting (3-for-6 FTs) with nine rebounds, eight dimes, a block and a career-high seven 3-pointers.

    Wiggins was the leading scorer and dime dealer tonight in what has been a revitalizing season for his fantasy value. He's playing more point guard and it's working out well for everyone involved as his lines are a lot less empty than what they used to be. The triples are a new career-high and it's been great to see him play up to his potential.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds and six triples on Monday.

    Covington had an awful week last week, but has slammed the buy-low window shut with his performance tonight. He's as solid as they come in fantasy hoops and the defensive numbers should start to roll in soon.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield set a new career-high in Monday's 133-129 OT win over the Wolves with 42 points on 14-of-24 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists and a career-high nine 3-pointers.

    Hield came off the bench again, but this move won't last long. He was the best player on the Kings tonight and caught fire late in the fourth. He scored eight of the last 13 points in the final 3:44 of the game when the Kings were down 12 and eventually brought the game to OT. There's really no reason for him to not log the most minutes alongside De'Aaron Fox and Coach Walton will be under pressure to start him if Hield keeps playing this well.

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox helped lead the Kings to a comeback win on Monday with 22 points 7-of-17 shooting (8-of-14 FTs) to go with seven rebounds, eight dimes, one steal and two blocks.

    Fox was struggling shooting the ball all night, but when it mattered most he made it count. Down two with one free throw left and 4.1 seconds on the clock, he intentionally missed, grabbed his own rebound and hit a layup to send the game to OT. The Kings trailed by 22 points with 5:22 left in the fourth and Fox and Buddy Hield spearheaded their heroic comeback. Even though he's not shooting well, he's still contributing big numbers elsewhere which is the bright side of all this.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic started on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with six rebounds, one steal and two triples.

    Bogdanovic started, but didn't do much with the added opportunity. He'll be floating around in trade rumors until the deadline and isn't worth owning because of his inconsistent play.

  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Kent Bazemore came off the bench on Monday and scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples.

    Bazemore had a decent night for the Kings in 21 minutes, but it was due to some strong shooting. He's usually not this efficient and the minutes were still a bit low for us to rely on him on a nightly basis.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica stuffed the stat sheet on Monday with 20 points (7-of-10 FG) to go with nine boards, eight dimes, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Bjelica continues to fill it up across the board and needs to be plugged into all lineups and owned in all formats until further notice. Richaun Holmes (shoulder) remains out and Marvin Bagley (foot) always has a new ailment he's dealing with.

  • Jakob Poeltl
    C, San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl filled in admirably for LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) on Monday, double-doubling with 16 points (7-of-12 FGs, 2-of-8 FTs), 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 36 minutes.

    Poeltl was intentionally fouled a couple times near the end of the game and made just 1-of-4 free throws in that stretch, causing Greg Popovich to remove him from the close game. Poeltl is an obvious fantasy start again on Wednesday if Aldridge misses that game, too. But even if Poeltl is relegated to the bench, he's now blocked at least two shots in 10 straight games, so he's worth starting on many squads if the fit is right.