January 24, 2020, 2:04 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, Kevin Love shared that he'd be happy to stay in Cleveland past the trade deadline if that becomes the case.
Previously, it had been reported that Love was frustrated with both his new coach and his young teammates, but a conversation with Koby Altman has apparently set him straight. Of course, Love will say all the right things so as to not alienate the team and its fanbase. Trade or no trade, Love figure to keep cashing in game checks and putting up top-75 numbers, with frequent rest days in between.
January 23, 2020, 9:28 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples in Thursday's 112-124 loss to the Wizards.
Sexton has been on a roll lately and tonight marks his fourth consecutive game with at least one 3-pointer made. Over the last two weeks, he's averaging 22.8 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 3s on .456 shooting. It's unlikely this sticks, but he's been hot from deep and is adding more to his fantasy game than points as of late.
January 23, 2020, 9:27 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting to go with one rebound, four dimes and three triples on Thursday.
Garland isn't doing you any favors with shooting splits and it's unlikely that he becomes any more efficient, but he does provide value in triples and dimes. If you can stomach some awful shooting nights, then he's worth an add, but be wary of the drag he'll cause to your field goal percentage.
January 23, 2020, 9:27 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. scored 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go with 12 rebounds, three assists and two triples on Thursday.
Nance was able to log the most minutes (28) off the bench and he's shown that he can provide top-100 value when given the opportunity. He's a solid add and hold for now as the Cavs seem to be playing him enough for him to warrant ownership.
January 23, 2020, 9:26 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Love had an off game against the Knicks, but predictably bounced back against the Wizards. He'll be inconsistent due to the fact that he relies on his 3-point shot, but his mid-round value is something you can rely on.
January 23, 2020, 12:36 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have officially announced the signing of Alfonzo McKinnie to a second 10-day contract on Thursday.
This was the expectation from Wednesday, and the Cavs made it official this morning. McKinnie will return to his role off the bench until the beginning of February. The Cavs may choose to sign him for the rest of the season after this one expires. McKinnie is not a recommended fantasy play.
January 22, 2020, 6:43 pmBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight (left knee soreness) is being ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Knight was playing a bit more before getting injured but is only a bit part of the Cavs rotation when the team is healthy. He can be ignored in fantasy circles.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 22, 2020, 6:41 pmJohn HensonPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Henson (lower back soreness) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.
Henson is a deep-reserve as long as the frontcourt is mostly healthy. He is a blocks specialist only in deeper-leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 22, 2020, 3:07 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Alfonzo McKinnie is expected to sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavs on Thursday.
McKinnie has played solid bench minutes over the last month. He's not a recommended fantasy play but does provide some rebounding.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 1:20 pmAnte ZizicPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs announced that Ante Zizic will be out indefinitely with a vestibular condition.
Zizic had complained of vertigo after being elbowed in the head and one wonders whether this diagnosis could end his season. He hasn't held much fantasy value.
Source: Cleveland Cavaliers on Twiitter
January 21, 2020, 8:35 amAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs opted not to sign Alfonzo McKinnie to a second 10-day contract.
The decision on McKinnie was a bit of a surprise, as he had become a regular part of the rotation over the past week, while he averaged 6.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in his last eight appearances. Coach John Beilein suggested he will utilize guard Dante Exum on the wing more often to help fill McKinnie’s old role.
January 20, 2020, 8:08 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. logged 28 minutes in Monday's loss to the Knicks and was able to contribute 12 points, 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal on 5-of-9 shooting.
Nance has not had a chance to really pop this season. Yet. He remains an intriguing stash in the event that Kevin Love and/or Tristan Thompson get shipped off on or before the trade deadline. Do not forget that Nance was a top-50 play when he got starter's minutes in 2018-19.
January 20, 2020, 7:39 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson had 13 points, 22 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in Monday's loss to the Knicks.
Thompson dominated the boards, but it wasn't enough to save the Cavs. It was still an impressive day for someone who came into the game averaging 10.4 rebounds.
January 20, 2020, 7:34 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love ended Monday's game against the Knicks with 12 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
The Cavs were blown out by New York and Love's 4-for-14 shooting line didn't help. He's still a very valuable player overall.
January 20, 2020, 2:42 pmBrandon KnightPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brandon Knight (left knee soreness) is being ruled out for Monday's game against the Knicks.
Knight was started to see extended minutes for a few games before getting hurt but is unlikely to approach that again as the team gets healthy. Leave Knight on the waiver wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report