Dio's tour of the league pulls off in the Central Division, where some young players could be looking at additional opportunities for teams that are looking to take a step forward.
October 12, 2019, 6:55 pmAnte ZizicPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic (left foot soreness) and John Henson (right groin strain) have been ruled out of Sunday's preseason game versus the Celtics.
Both Zizic and Henson should not be a focus in standard leagues for as long as Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance are healthy and available.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 11, 2019, 4:22 pmAnte ZizicPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic (left foot soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's preseason game.
Zizic is going to struggle for playing time this season as long as Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are healthy. He remains a potential deep-league target but it'll take some patience.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 9, 2019, 10:14 pmAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic scored six points with five rebounds in 21 minutes of work in Tuesday's season finale loss to the Hornets.
Zizic finished the season ranked 287/304 in per-game value for 8/9-cat formats. Although, at times when the Cavs were struggling with frontcourt injuries, he popped up as a usable center for small stretches. If he ever finds himself with minutes in the mid-to-high twenties, he would be a solid fantasy contributor, but that role may never come for him.
April 7, 2019, 6:51 pmAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting in 17 minutes of action in Sunday's 112-90 loss to the Spurs.
There wasn't too much to take away from this game, but Zizic was very efficient in his 17 minutes. He also hauled in six boards and two assists while going 4-for-5 from the charity stripe.
April 5, 2019, 5:34 pmKevin LoveF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love (left shoulder soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Warriors.
Fire up your shares of Larry Nance Jr. and Ante Zizic for a game that’ll have a lot of garbage time. It’s also worth noting that Tristan Thompson is no longer on the injury report.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 5, 2019, 12:11 amAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic double-doubled on Thursday with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and a block.
Zizic was inserted into the starting lineup tonight and was able to get your traditional big man stats, but he also committed five turnovers. He's not really worth owning as Larry Nance Jr. is the guy you want to target on this team.
March 22, 2019, 11:30 pmAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic went scoreless in 14 minutes on Friday against the Clippers.
The ballad of Big Ziz is a sad one, as it looks like his fantasy relevance is gone until the Cavs shut down other players. He added three rebounds, two assists and a block but it's time to let go if you hadn't already. The same can be said of Marquese Chriss, who logged six minutes with two points and a rebound.
March 12, 2019, 9:44 pmAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic finished Tuesday's road loss with 12 points, five rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes.
It was a tough matchup against Joel Embiid but it's a bit disappointing that Zizic couldn't put up a better line considering how many frontcourt players Cleveland was missing tonight. They had to turn to Channing Frye (1-for-7 in 14 minutes) with only nine active players, and Zizic should be better than this moving forward. He's not a must-own guy in 12-team leagues but is worth a look if you need boards and efficient scoring with the occasional block.
March 8, 2019, 11:59 pmAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic (concussion) returned from a three-game absence on Friday and tallied six points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes.
It was a reasonable return performance considering the minutes he logged. Larry Nance Jr. left the game with a chest injury, so we should see more of Zizic in the coming days. He should resume his starting role once he gets his legs back.
March 8, 2019, 10:11 pmLarry Nance Jr.F, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. suffered an apparent chest injury on Friday and will not return.
We should have an update after the Cavs run some tests but if Nance is forced to miss any additional games, Ante Zizic and then Marquese Chriss would next in line to take his minutes. Nance finished with two boards and a block in almost 17 minutes of action.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 6:42 pmAnte ZizicC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic (concussion protocol) will be available to play on Friday against the Heat.
Zizic’s place in the rotation is a bit of a question mark but we think Larry Nance is likely to take the biggest hit. We’ll see how they look tonight.
Source: Joe Gabriele on Twitter
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