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March 24, 2018, 4:48 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic (back) has been listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Thunder.
Nurkic has produced top-60 value over his past four games, a significant improvement on his top-140 value for the season. When he's contributing across the board on a regular basis he's a valuable option to own. Continue to roll him out there in all formats.
Source: NBC Sports Northwest on Twitter
March 24, 2018, 4:43 pmShabazz NapierPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Shabazz Napier (toe) has been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Thunder.
Napier missed Friday’s game against the Celtics and we’ll likely have to wait until tomorrow morning for confirmation of his game status. Napier’s faded over the past couple of weeks to a point where he’s not rosterable in most formats anymore. Leave him on the wire.
Source: NBC Sports Northwest on Twitter
February 25, 2018, 2:38 amJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals on 7-of-16 fromt the floor and 0-of-2 from the line on Saturday.
Nurk posted his second double-double in three games after putting up back-to-back stinkers in the games prior. He’s one of the more frustrating bigs to own because of the poor FG percentage, but the upside is there if he can get that number up to around 50 percent. He is at least a consistent shot-blocker and puts up a decent number of assists for a center.
February 25, 2018, 2:22 amC.J. McCollumPG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum made 8-of-24 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line to finish Saturday with 21 points, three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.
McCollum has to be one of the most boring players in fantasy, but there’s a lot to be said for boring consistency. He can be counted on for 20 points with a couple of assists, rebounds and 3-pointers virtually every night and owners can expect more of the same as we roll towards the fantasy playoffs.
February 25, 2018, 2:15 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scored a game-high 40 points with 10 boards, five assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and four turnovers on 13-of-27 from the floor and 11-of-15 from the line as the Blazers beat the Suns 106-104 on Saturday.
Lillard has taken his scoring to another level lately, putting up at least 39 points in three of his last four games. He’s also been a massive plus on the line, taking 58 free throws in the last five games and only missing five of them. He looks to be in for a big finish to the season, and his owners have to be ecstatic with their second-round pick.
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