January 27, 2020, 9:22 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton posted an empty scoring line on Monday with 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting to go with three rebounds and five assists.
Sexton cooled off from deep and went back to his usual scoring lines with nothing else. He tallied zero defensive stats and zero triples to go with zero boards. Another empty scoring night like what we were used to from earlier this season.
January 27, 2020, 9:22 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled on Monday with 17 points and 11 boards to go with one assist on Monday.
Thompson is starting to put up his normal stat lines again which consists of points, rebounds and field goal percentage. There's not much else to his game, but it looks like he and Larry Nance Jr. (10 points, five boards, three assists, a steal and two blocks) are both putting up enough value to warrant ownership.
January 27, 2020, 9:22 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland was cold again on Monday, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with four assists.
Garland has not played well as of late and he continues to drag your percentages down. He's back to being a watch-list guy and if you own him, it would be best to keep him on the bench until he figures things out. Kevin Porter Jr. (16 minutes, nine points, one rebound, three steals and a block) came off the bench and had a decent night with his defensive output, but is still no where near standard league value.
January 27, 2020, 8:45 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle) has returned to Monday's game against the Pistons.
Porter Jr. looks great, having just scored seven quick points in the third quarter. He's a player to watch as the Cavs may open some more minutes for him prior to the trade deadline.
January 27, 2020, 8:19 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle) is probable to return on Monday vs. the Pistons.
That's great news that it doesn't appear to be Porter's recently injured knee that was the issue. Look for Porter to get back out there shortly.
Source: Brian Dulik on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 8:09 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. limped off the court and went to the locker room during the second quarter of Monday's game against the Pistons.
Porter returned from a 10-game absence tonight, and that's not a good start. We'll find out shortly if he left due to the same left knee that just kept him out for that stretch.
Source: Angel Gray on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 6:29 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (left knee sprain) will be available for Monday's game.
However, he will be on a 15 minute limit versus the Pistons. It's still surprising that Porter is able to play at all given the timeline presented earlier this month.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
January 27, 2020, 2:10 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (left knee sprain) is surprisingly being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Pistons.
We heard rumblings about Porter's availability on Sunday, but it got drowned out by the news of the day. Porter's sudden return makes him a guy to monitor in standard leagues. Jordan Clarkson is gone, Darius Garland is slumping, the Cavs figure to be sellers at the trade deadline and Porter himself had been putting up standard-league lines before the knee sprain. Keep an eye on him.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 25, 2020, 11:45 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love double-doubled in Saturday's 106-118 loss to the Bulls, logging 20 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and four three-pointers.
Love has increased his scoring output five points per game since the start of the month while also logging three double-doubles. Regardless of how the Cavs are doing in real life, Love is providing sixth-round value for fantasy owners as he continues to provide value in points, rebounds, threes, and FT percentage.
January 25, 2020, 11:40 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored 18 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, chipping in one rebound, six assists, two steals and two three-pointers.
Osman got underneath the skin of the Bulls defenders as he was able to slither his way around the court and instigate two technical fouls in his favor. Gamesmanship aside, Osman continues to play well and has shown a consistent knack of scoring the ball and draining threes. He is not a must-own player, but is worthy of being owned at the end of the bench in most leagues.
January 25, 2020, 11:33 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland scored 13 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, adding just one steal and three turnovers.
Garland can score and that is about it. He offers very little else, statistically, and his inefficient shooting tends to drag down most fantasy teams. Tonight's game is another indication of this void of countable statistics in his game and should be a warning to fantasy owners to stay away in all but the shallowest of leagues. He is just not worth the occasional high-scoring night.
January 25, 2020, 11:14 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, logging 15 points to go along with 11 rebounds, four assists and one three-pointer.
Nance Jr. has had a surge in productivity this month, doubling his scoring average in the same amount of time. This is his third straight double-digit scoring game and it appears he is becoming more comfortable since a long lay-off due to injury early this month.
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.