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Damyean Dotson is Gaining Interest
Written by Staff 2 days ago Category: Transactions Knicks
New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson has not been a big part of the rotation this season. He didn't appear in eight of the last nine games before the NBA was put on hiatus. There's a good chance that Dotson doesn't see much playing time when the NBA returns. The Knicks are likely going to use their younger players over Dotson at this point in the season. The Warriors, Bucks, and Jazz are reportedly interested in signing Dotson this offseason. He likely won't have much fantasy value on those organizations, but he'd probably get more playing time than he does in New York right now.
Tristan Thompson Could Return to Cleveland Next Season
Written by Staff 7 days ago Category: Transactions Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was discussing a contract extension with the organization earlier in the season, but the two sides never finalized a deal. The Cavs are reportedly interested in bringing back Thompson on a team-friendly deal, according to Chris Fedor. Thompson has seen a smaller role on the team since Andre Drummond was acquired at the trade deadline. Thompson had decent fantasy value at the beginning of the season, but that took a hit when Drummond came into town. He's expected to continue to have a limited role until Drummond or possibly Kevin Love head elsewhere. It remains to be seen if Thompson will return next season, but he could have better value with another organization.
Terance Mann Undergoes Surgery
Written by Staff 10 days ago Category: Injuries, Sit-Start Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann (hand) underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. He suffered the injury while playing in the G League on March 8. The Clippers haven't released a timetable for his return, so it's unclear when Mann will get back on the court. The NBA is currently suspended, so Mann might be able to return to action once play returns. However, Mann was already in the G League, so he won't have much fantasy value going forward.
Jae Crowder Wants Stay With Heat
Written by Staff 13 days ago Category: Transactions Heat
Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder has mentioned that he would like to stay with the organization after this current season. "I feel comfortable here, feel comfortable with the whole organization top to bottom. If everything goes as we plan, Im sure everybody would like to stay together and build off what were doing this year and go into next year with the same mind-set," said Crowder. He is in the final year of a five-year deal he signed with the Boston Celtics in 2015. Crowder is averaging 11.9 points and 5.8 rebounds through 13 games with the Heat. Miami is the fifth team that Crowder has played with since signing that five year deal. It sounds like Crowder is committed to staying in South Beach long term.
Frank Kaminsky Should Be Ready By Mid-April
Written by Staff 14 days ago Category: Injuries, Sit-Start Suns
Phoenix Suns center Frank Kaminsky (knee) is scheduled for a re-evaluation this week. He has been sidelined due to a right patella stress fracture, but the team is hopeful to get him back on the court by the middle of April. However, Deandre Ayton (ankle) should be fine by the time the NBA resumes play. Kaminsky could be cleared to practice by the end of the month, but he won't have much fantasy value with Ayton back healthy.
Dillon Brooks, Justise Winslow Questionable For Thursday
Written by Staff 17 days ago Category: Injuries Grizzlies, Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Dillon Brooks (groin) and point guard Justise Winslow (back) have both picked up questionable designations for Thursdays contest versus the Portland Trail Blazers. Brooks is yet to miss a game this season and has recently rekindled his offensive touch, averaging 19 points over his last eight outings. Conversely, Winslow is yet to suit up in a Grizzlies uniform, having been acquired at last months Trade Deadline from Miami. He is unlikely to see a fantasy relevant role right out of the gate, as Memphis would also have to see how he enters the rotation. Check back closer to tip-off to get a read on the status of both players.
Jayson Tatum Drops Another 30 Points
Written by Staff 18 days ago Category: Celtics
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a casual day at the office in Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers, getting 30 points, six rebounds, two assists, and four steals in 36 minutes of play. The Duke product has been on a hot streak since Feb. 13, scoring at least 30 points for the seventh time in the past 10 games. The 22-year-old leads the team in scoring at 23.4 points per game. Due to his incredible play as of late, Tatum needs to be started regardless of the matchup.
Trae Young Posts An Incredible Line Versus Charlotte
Written by Staff 19 days ago Category: Hawks
Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young had a double-double in a double-overtime win over the Hornets on Monday, shooting 11 of 25 to finish with 31 points along with 16 assists, six three-pointers, and four rebounds. Young played a whopping 43 minutes in this contest, the second-most playing time he's seen in a game this season. This game helps to make up for Young's previous performance of just 16 points against Memphis on Saturday, and he'll be in prime position to build momentum with the Knicks and Cavaliers up next on the schedule.
Chris Paul Drops 28 In Boston
Written by Staff 20 days ago Category: Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul shot nine of 19 from the field in a win over the Celtics to finish with 28 points along with seven assists and six rebounds. This was a game Paul clearly wanted to win as evidenced by his 37 minutes played, his most in a game since Jan. 7. CP3 also shot a perfect 10 of 10 from the free-throw line in this one while displaying his usual brand of clutchness down the stretch. OKC is on a roll right now, winners of three straight and tied with Houston for the fifth seed in the west. Paul is perhaps the biggest reason behind the Thunder's play this season, and he doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Robert Covington Connects On Seven Three-Pointers
Written by Staff 21 days ago Category: Rockets
Houston Rockets forwardRobert Covingtonwas dialed in against the Hornets on Saturday. His team was unable to come away with the victory, but the 29-year-old is not the one to blame for Houston's defeat. In 38 minutes of play, he scored 25 points on 9-for-16 shooting from the field and saw seven of his 13 three-point tries find the bottom of the net. Covington was also active as usual on the defensive end, as he tallied two blocks and a steal in the 108-99 loss for the Rockets. Saturday marked the second standout performance of the week for Covington, who connected on six triples versus the Knicks on Monday.
Nikola Vucevic Compiles 28 Points During Double-Double
Written by Staff 21 days ago Category: Magic
Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic continued his strong scoring stretch during Fridays win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, finishing with 28 points to go along with 12 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double. With Evan Fournier (elbow) sidelined for the near future, Vucevic figures to see a slightly increased offensive role. Factor in that the Magic are battling to hang on to the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and Vucevic could be in store for some significant stat lines over the final month-plus. He next faces the Rockets on Sunday, who have notoriously eschewed playing a true center, which could present a vast number of mismatches for Vucevic, who is averaging 27.3 points over his last three contests.