Anfernee Simons

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  • Kent Bazemore
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Kent Bazemore scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three boards, two assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Bazemore won't be the sexiest play, but the Blazers are really hurting and they need him to play big minutes. Anfernee Simons (22 minutes, nine points, one assist and one steal) will also get some extended run with Rodney Hood out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.

  • Rodney Hood
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood had surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn left Achilles that he suffered during Friday's game and remains without a timetable.

    A torn Achilles is one of the worst injuries that someone can suffer in basketball. Hood can safely be ruled out for the rest of the season. Kent Bazemore and Anfernee Simons will have more opportunity going forward.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons made the most of some extra garbage time on Tuesday, knocking down four treys as part of a 16-point performance that also included five rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes.

    Simons hit 5-of-9 shots in this one and he's now shooting 42.5 percent from the field. And though he's getting the experience he needs for the future, Simons' role just isn't big enough to support a useful fantasy starter in standard leagues.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (back spasms) said that he will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Cavs.

    Lillard was originally listed as probable after a two-game absence but said that his back tightened up after a 30-minute workout and lifting session on Friday and remained tight during Saturday morning's shootaround although he did mention that he may play through it. The Blazers went with Gary Trent over Anfernee Simons last game as Trent finished with 13 points, three triples, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes as Simons saw only 17 minutes after playing 36 the previous game. It would be risky to go with either player if Lillard sits out another game.

    Source: Jason Quick on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons will play Thursday vs. the Bucks after previously being listed as questionable with a left ankle injury.

    With Damian Lillard ruled out, Simons will see an increased role within the offense and could be an interesting DFS play depending on his price tag. He doesn't contribute too much outside of scoring categories but he has shown that he can put the ball in the hoop.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (back spasms), who will sit out on Thursday, said he's hopeful to return to the floor for Saturday's game in Cleveland.

    Lillard played his last game on November 18 and is optimistic about his chances to suit up on Saturday for the game against the Cavaliers. The Blazers are 5-10 to start the season and desperately need their all-star point guard to stay healthy if they want to be a playoff team this season. Expect an update when we get closer to Saturday.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons (left ankle) was able to go through shootaround on Thursday morning.

    Simons got his first start of the season on Tuesday, replacing Damian Lillard (back spasms) in the starting lineup. Lillard is already ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bucks. If Simons is able to suit up, he will likely slide into the starting line-up next to C.J. McCollum, making him an intriguing option in DFS.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons is questionable to face the Bucks with a left ankle injury.

    Simons got his first start of the season on Tuesday, replacing Damian Lillard (back spasms) in the starting lineup. He is only 20 years old and will continue to grow as an NBA player. Simons is currently one of the best scoring options on this Blazers roster, even when healthy. He is best left on the wire in standard leagues.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons got his first start of the season in place of Damian Lillard (back spasms) on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans and he did reasonably well, putting up 13 points (4-of-13 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    The only other start of Simons' career was last season's finale in which he played all 48 minutes and scored 37 points. He won't be matching that anytime soon, but tonight's serviceable line is another step in the right direction for the 20-year-old. Simons is not worth rostering in a standard league, but he's a fine 3-point streamer, especially when he gets spot starts like this.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (back spasms) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    With Lillard sitting this one out the offense will likely run through C.J. McCollum while Anfernee Simons should get the start at PG and all the minutes that he can handle. Both make for DFS value plays and Simons makes for an intriguing streaming option in a nice matchup. The newly signed Carmelo Anthony may see more usage than expected in his debut as well.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons came off the bench on Wednesday and finished with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting and three 3-pointers.

    Simons can hold some value in deep leagues due to his ability to score and knock down shots from deep. The upside is there, but at this point, he doesn't hold much value in standard leagues.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons disappeared for the Blazers on Tuesday, making just 2-of-11 shots from the field for five points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Simons has been a bit of a buzzy name lately, coming off a 20-point explosion on Sunday. He fell back to earth in this one though. We like his upside but he'll need to deliver on a consistent level before he play his way into standard-league relevance. Keep him in mind if you're in 14-team leagues or deeper.

  • Rodney Hood
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood (back spasms) might not play on Tuesday vs. the Kings despite previously being listed as probable.

    This news comes as a surprise as he was previously listed as probable. The news isn't official so continue to monitor as we get closer to tip-off. It does seem unlikely that he will take the floor after all. If he is unable to play, look for Kent Bazemore, Anfernee Simons and Mario Hezonja to pick up additional minutes

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons had a solid performance on Sunday in a 124-113 overtime win against the Hawks as he put up 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 24 minutes of action.

    Simons has stepped up his game from last season and is looking like the scoring threat that people were expecting him to be. He will likely be a deep-league scoring specialist this season, but it is nice to see improvement in the young guard.

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons flashed his potential again on Friday, logging 36 minutes with 15 points, four rebounds, two triples, two assists and a block as the Blazers lost to the Nets.

    Simons appears to have surpassed Kent Bazemore (19 minutes, 3 points, two assists, three rebounds) in the Blazers rotation and could be worth a look in standard leagues considering the Blazers have sustained a few injuries to rotation guys.