After a busy night Tuesday, the NBA quiets down a bit with six games on the schedule Wednesday. That still leaves us with plenty of NBA player prop bets to consider, especially with some big names set to take the...
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Michael Porter Jr. Says His Ankle Has Healed Properly
Written by Staff over 1 month ago Category: Injuries Nuggets
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. said that the NBA being on hiatus has given him enough time to heal his ankle issue properly. He suffered a right ankle injury on January 31 and was playing through the issue after the All-Star break. Porter mentioned that his ankle was really sore, but he's using this extra time off to rest it. It was tough for him to play through the pain, but it sounds like he's ready to go once the NBA resumes play.
Meyers Leonard is Almost Back to 100 Percent
Written by Staff over 1 month ago Category: Injuries, Waivers Heat
Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard (ankle) has been banged up for quite some time, but is making solid progress. Leonard says he's been rehabbing his left ankle in his pool and estimates he's about 90 percent recovered. He has been out of action since February 3, but the NBA has been on hiatus since early March. Leonard mentioned he's not in basketball shape right now, but believes he'll be ready to go once the NBA returns to action. Leonard isn't a great standard league option, but could have some value in deep leagues when the NBA resumes play.
Damyean Dotson is Gaining Interest
Written by Staff over 1 month 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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 over 2 months 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.
Donovan Mitchell Has An Off-Night Against Boston
Written by Staff over 2 months ago Category: Jazz
Utah Jazz guardDonovan Mitchellwas unable to make an impact against the Celtics on Friday. In 33 minutes of play, he mustered just 11 points on 3-for-15 shooting from the field and 3-for-10 from beyond the arc. Mitchell added in four rebounds, two assists and a steal, but it was not enough to save him from a poor performance. Despite his unproductive outing, Utah was able to come away with the win thanks to the play ofMike Conley. Mitchell has not finished a game with fewer points since January, so owners should not be worried.