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Jarell Martin scores six points 02-07-2018
Jarell Martin F MEM
Jarell Martin scored six points with five rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes as the starting small forward on Wednesday during a 92-88 loss to the Jazz. Who knows what the Grizzlies are doing? Martin his probably going to be on the roster and it's tough to tell who else will be there. He's not really an add until the moves are made because his upside isn't the best.
Tyler Ulis (back spasms) will not return 02-07-2018
Tyler Ulis G PHO
Tyler Ulis (back spasms) will not return on Wednesday.

Suns on Twitter
It'll be the Josh Gray show right now and maybe Dragan Bender at the point after that. Yes, the Suns are in trouble here. Gray is a decent deep-league add just for volume.
Cedi Osman logs 21 minutes vs. Minnesota 02-07-2018
Cedi Osman F CLE
Cavs rookie Cedi Osman had nine points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 21 minutes during Wednesday's win vs. Minnesota.

ESPN.com
Dwyane Wade (illness) was out tonight, which helped Osman's case, and there's no reason to think he'll emerge as a fantasy asset. Then again, let's not forget that in late January, coach Tyronn Lue referred to the Cavs' bench as "the best bench ... in Cavs history."
Isaiah Thomas posts 13 & 7 in win vs. MIN 02-07-2018
Isaiah Thomas G LAL
Isaiah Thomas made 4-of-8 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs to score 13 points on Wednesday, with seven assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers and three turnovers.

Dave McMenamin on Twitter
Head coach Tyronn Lue is in the hot seat right now, and Thomas added fuel recently by questioning the coach staff's ability to make in-game adjustments. In response, Lue said, "That's not true." Thomas could do the team a favor by knocking down more shots, as this is just the fourth time in 15 appearances this season that he's made at least half of his shot attempts. He also looked openly exasperated when LeBron declined to pass to him late in OT, and this situation could get worse before it gets better.
Andrew Harrison scores career-high 23 points 02-07-2018
Andrew Harrison G MEM
Andrew Harrison scored a career-high 23 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday. He bounced back after a brutal Tuesday and his coach gave him big minutes. Harrison is likely looking at a bigger role with the Grizzlies likely to unload some of their depth. Kobi Simmons (foot) is also hurt, so he likely won't get competition from him. Adding Harrison as a PG flier seems like a good idea in 12-team leagues.
Wayne Selden struggled off the bench 02-07-2018
Wayne Selden G MEM
Wayne Selden did not score with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday. We don't know what the Grizzlies are going to do and chances are their roster will look different in 24 hours. Selden has cooled off, but if guys like Mario Chalmers get dealt, that could open up run for Selden. He's more of a hold in deep leagues than anything else, assuming there's nothing hot on your wire.
James Harden goes for 41 in win at Miami 02-07-2018
James Harden G HOU
James Harden took over against the Heat during a 109-101 win on Wednesday, scoring 41 points with four rebounds, six assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
He had eight points in the last four minutes, including a back-breaking 29-foot jumper with 2:03 left. Coach Erik Spoelstra gave him in his props after the game because of how The Beard closed. "He's a three-way player. Add the ability to draw fouls and you've got a four-dimensional player," Spoelstra said. "He can get you to the rim. He can get you in mid-range. He can get you from the 3. He can facilitate. Then when the game's on the line, he was his best." He has to be the MVP favorite right now. If you don't think so, you may want to listen to the words of Doc Brown from Back to the Future because you're not thinking fourth dimensionally.
Tristan Thompson scores season-high 17 points 02-07-2018
Tristan Thompson C CLE
Tristan Thompson scored a season-high 17 points during Wednesday's shootout vs. the Wolves, making 7-of-9 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws in 29 minutes. Thompson added five rebounds, two assists and one steal, without any turnovers. His fantasy outlook got a boost after Kevin Love's hand injury, but he's still just a deep-league option. Thompson has only two bare-bones double-doubles this season, he's blocked a total of two shots in the past eight games (201 minutes), and simply doesn't offer much upside.
Dejounte Murray (left ankle) out for game 02-07-2018
Dejounte Murray G SA
Dejounte Murray (left ankle) went to the locker room on Wednesday and he will not return.

Paul Garcia on Twitter
He said he hurt his ankle under the basket and it was just a turn of his left one as he drove to the basket. Murray did walk it off and it looked like he's just getting re-taped, but the Spurs will be safe here. If he's limited going forward, that means more run for Tony Parker. It doesn't sound serious.
Tyler Ulis (back) questionable to return 02-07-2018
Tyler Ulis G PHO
Tyler Ulis (back spasms) is questionable to return to return on Wednesday. Well, the Suns are running out of point guards with Josh Gray the last one standing. We may even see some Dragan Bender at the point. Gray isn't a terrible add in deep leagues.
NYT: Spurs emerge as suitor for Avery Bradley 02-07-2018
Avery Bradley G LAC
The Spurs have emerged as a trade suitor for the Avery Bradley, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Marc Stein on Twitter
According to the report, the Clippers are seeking a first-round pick to surrender Bradley in a deal. While the Clippers did sign Lou Williams today, they're not tied to Bradley for an extension. Bradley would lose minutes with the Spurs and the same would go for Danny Green.
LeBron James posts 37/15/10, hits game-winner 02-07-2018
LeBron James F CLE
LeBron James recorded his ninth triple-double of the season on Wednesday with 37 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds, five 3-pointers, and one miraculous game-winner with 1.0 seconds left in overtime. LBJ helped force overtime by sinking a difficult 3-pointer with 45.0 seconds remaining, he later blocked Jimmy Butler at the rim with 1.0 second left in OT, and on the ensuing inbounds play he caught the ball at the free-throw line, turned and fired a perfect fadeaway over Butler's outstretched arm. He finished 16-of-22 from the field with one steal and one block in 48 minutes. It was a rousing home win on national TV, and the Cavs really needed it given their recent dysfunction. It's the latest reminder that LeBron is still King James.
J.R. Smith hits 6-of-11 threes, scores 20 pts 02-07-2018
JR Smith G CLE
J.R. Smith sank 6-of-11 triples en route to 20 points on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 36 minutes. The Wolves and Cavs combined for an NBA-record 40 made 3-pointers tonight, with Cleveland contributing 21 of those makes. Their defense has been atrocious lately and they've needed to pour in points to win, so it's encouraging that Smith is a combined 10-of-17 from deep in his past two games. He's been a liability in most leagues this season, though, and we don't see that changing any time soon.
Gerald Green gets 26 minutes 02-07-2018
Gerald Green G HOU
Gerald Green scored 12 points with three rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday. The Rockets went with a ton of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, so Green didn't get a chance to shine against one of his former teams. Maybe Eric Gordon (back) misses more time, but most fantasy owners should be targeting trade-deadline beneficiaries on the wire instead.
P.J. Tucker scores three points 02-07-2018
PJ Tucker F HOU
P.J. Tucker scored three points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in a start on Wednesday night against the Heat. He started for Ryan Anderson, but it doesn't sound like Anderson will be out for too long. Tucker is not really much of an add in most leagues.
Josh Richardson scores career-high 30 points 02-07-2018
Josh Richardson F MIA
Josh Richardson scored a career-high 30 points with four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and seven 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday. What a stud. Richardson is the only Heat player to see action in every game this year and most advanced stats will tell you that he's more deserving to be an All-Star than Goran Dragic. After he really struggled with his shot, Richardson has a very effective 56.0 eFG% on his 298 jumpers since Dec. 1 and fills the stat sheets -- he's had a shooting line of 49/47/83 in that span. J-Rich has been a top-15 player in standard leagues over that span, so his patient owners are loving how well he's played in his breakout season. Congrats if you drafted him.
Goran Dragic scores 30 points 02-07-2018
Goran Dragic G MIA
Goran Dragic scored 30 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday. He's basically on a reverse-snub run with three really nice games since he was named to the All-Star Team, including a season-high 33 points on Saturday. The Heat offense is looking a little better and part of that is on Dragic starting to find his shot. He said his arm injury from back in December could linger, so it looks like it's totally behind him now.
James Johnson gets 36 minutes 02-07-2018
James Johnson F MIA
James Johnson scored nine points with two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday. Not having Kelly Olynyk was big for Johnson here to boost his playing time. The Heat are expected to play Bam Adebayo next to Hassan Whiteside, so that could be a potential obstacle for Johnson. He's still struggling a bit, but we'd expect him to heat up after the break. He's a hold.
Justise Winslow scores five in start 02-07-2018
Justise Winslow F MIA
Justise Winslow started in a small lineup against the Rockets on Wednesday with five points, one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. He had a decent start in the first quarter, but was very quiet after that. Winslow's positional flexibility has helped his playing time, but his per-minute numbers leave a lot to be desired. Leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Stanley Johnson scores 19 pts on 9-of-15 FGs 02-07-2018
Stanley Johnson F DET
Stanley Johnson made 9-of-15 shots to score 19 points in a game-high 39 minutes on Wednesday, adding three steals, two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer without any turnovers. Johnson's playing time is soaring right now at 35.2 minutes over the past six games. He's leaned on primarily for defense but has contributed a solid 15.7 points (44.6% FGs, 73.7% FTs), 1.0 triples, 5.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks in that span. Detroit reportedly "ramped up their efforts" to trade Johnson in late January, but we haven't heard him mentioned in trade rumors recently.
Andre Drummond grabs season-high 27 rebounds 02-07-2018
Andre Drummond C DET
Andre Drummond (ankle) hauled in a season-high 27 rebounds during Wednesday's home win, adding 17 points, three steals, three blocks and two assists in 36 minutes. Drummond was dealing with a minor injury but his status was never truly in doubt, and coach Stan Van Gundy said before tip-off that Drummond was "fine." The reigning Eastern Conference player of the week will also be playing in his second All-Star game this month, and he's been a nice surprise for owners who gambled on draft day. The only smirch on his line tonight was percentages -- he went 5-of-17 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line.
Dwight Buycks available Wednesday 02-07-2018
Dwight Buycks G DET
Dwight Buycks was available on Wednesday but he didn't leave the Pistons' bench. Langston Galloway (13 points, three rebounds, two assists) is playing well and the Pistons are on a five-game win streak, so we're not likely to see Buycks in the rotation any time soon.
Blake Griffin scores 25 points w/ full line 02-07-2018
Blake Griffin F DET
Blake Griffin led the Pistons with 25 points on Wednesday, making 9-of-19 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with seven assists, three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer. Stan Van Gundy has been staggering Blake and Andre Drummond to ensure he has one of them on the floor at all times, and it's working. The Pistons have won five consecutive games, including four straight with Blake, whose chemistry with Andre Drummond has been incredible to watch. The Pistons play one fewer game than the Clippers down the stretch, but fantasy owners won't complain while Griffin is playing at this level.
Luke Kennard scores 8 points w/ little else 02-07-2018
Luke Kennard G DET
Luke Kennard finished Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, two assists, one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes. Kennard's recent foot injury is behind him but it'll be hard for him to carve out standard-league value while Reggie Bullock (34 minutes) and Stanley Johnson (39 minutes) are active. He also lacks across-the-board production, so even if his role increases he's just a target for points and threes.
Jahlil Okafor fades, plays nine minutes Wed 02-07-2018
Jahlil Okafor C BKN
Jahlil Okafor faded on Wednesday with two points, one rebound, one assist and four personal fouls in nine minutes. A matchup vs. Blake Griffin and a red-hot Andre Drummond isn't exactly made-to-order for Okafor, whose defensive struggles are well known. The Nets have now lost eight of their past nine games and they're starting to turn loose the young guys, but Okafor's upside is severely limited with 19-year-old Jarrett Allen thriving in the starting role.
D'Angelo Russell struggles in 17 minutes 02-07-2018
D'Angelo Russell G BKN
D'Angelo Russell had more turnovers (six) than points (four) during Wednesday's road loss, going 2-of-5 from the field with five assists, four rebounds and one steal in 17 minutes. Russell is shooting a solid 62.7% on 67 attempts in the restricted area this season, yet he's taken more attempts from mid-range (41.4% on 70 attempts) and above-the-break 3-pointers (28.4% on 88 attempts). The 3-pointers are nice but most fantasy owners would prefer to see him attacking the basket. He returned from knee surgery just a few weeks ago, so hopefully we'll see a more aggressive Russell over the Nets' final 26 games.
Nik Stauskas scoreless w/ zero stats 02-07-2018
Nik Stauskas G BKN
Nik Stauskas went scoreless again on Wednesday, missing all six of his shot attempts without a single stat to his credit. The Nets were very short-handed and playing in the second half of a back-to-back set, yet Stauskas still couldn't make an impact. He's a combined 0-of-9 from the field over the past two games, which says plenty about his lack of fantasy appeal.
Jarrett Allen w/ career-high 14 rebs, 6 dimes 02-07-2018
Jarrett Allen C BKN
Jarrett Allen had multiple career-highs on Wednesday with 14 rebounds and six assists, adding 13 points, two blocks and one steal in a loss to the Pistons. Allen actually doubled his previous high for assists, and the Nets as a team had 32 dimes on 39 made baskets. The impressive rookie has also done a good job avoiding silly fouls, with just four fouls in his past 82 minutes of action, which should help him earn more run -- Timofey Mozgov and Jahlil Okafor combined to play just 16 minutes tonight. He's the first Nets rookie center since 1983-84 with 10+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a game, and his fantasy owners are laughing all the way to the bank.
Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender both starting 02-07-2018
Marquese Chriss F PHO
Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender will both start against the Spurs on Wednesday. This really isn't a surprise with Tyson Chandler out, and Alex Len looks like he's hurt. This is great news for Chriss and also the same goes for Bender, so maybe it'll get Chriss going again. Both gain some nice value here, especially if Len is traded tomorrow.
DeMarre Carroll gets another double-double 02-07-2018
DeMarre Carroll F BKN
DeMarre Carroll went 3-of-10 from deep on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with 12 rebounds, four assists and one steal before fouling out in 33 minutes. Carroll has seven double-doubles this season, which is one shy of his combined total in his first eight NBA seasons. He's been raining 3-pointers with enough boards and defensive stats for value in nearly any format, but his rest-of-season outlook is murky on a rebuilding Nets team. And if he's traded, it's hard to see him enjoying the same role he's had in Brooklyn.
Hassan Whiteside closes, plays 33 minutes 02-07-2018
Hassan Whiteside C MIA
Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points with 17 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday. He saw a lot of late run today, which was the opposite trend he had coming into this game. Before tonight, Whiteside shockingly ranked ninth on the team in fourth-quarter minutes in 2018, but coach Erik Spoelstra went with him a bunch even against the floor-spacing Rockets. Obviously Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) not playing was a major factor on this. Either way, this was a good night for Whiteside fans, but we're still only expecting him to play in the upper 20s once Olynyk is back.
Joe Harris posts 18/5/5 with four 3-pointers 02-07-2018
Joe Harris G BKN
Joe Harris played well in 36 minutes on Wednesday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers. Caris LeVert (knee, concussion), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) and Quincy Acy (finger) were all unavailable tonight, so there were plenty of minutes for Harris to soak up in a small-ball lineup. He did commit five turnovers, which stings in 9-cat leagues, and he hasn't scored 10+ points in consecutive games since Jan. 23-26. Harris is a solid late-round value but we're inclined to look for higher upside at the trade deadline.
Allen Crabbe drops in career-high 34 points 02-07-2018
Allen Crabbe G BKN
Allen Crabbe erupted for a career-high 34 points on Wednesday, making 13-of-22 field goals with six 3-pointers and three rebounds. Crabbe also went 2-of-2 from the FT line with one block and just two turnovers in 36 minutes. He poured in 20 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter, enjoying an expanded role without Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin), Quincy Acy (finger) or Caris LeVert (knee, concussion). It's been a bumpy road for Crabbe this season (38.1% shooting, limited supporting stats) and he should be viewed as a late-round guy despite this scintillating performance.
Pacers at Pelicans has been postponed 02-07-2018
Anthony Davis F NO
The NBA has postponed the Pacers at Pelicans game on Wednesday. The Smoothie King Center had a catch basin to hold the water above the court, but it didn't ease the concerns of the NBA or the teams. Slippery floors can be major injury risks, so this is the right call. This is obviously bad news for DFS and we'll get another rescheduled date in the coming days.
Tyson Chandler (neck) will not play vs. Spurs 02-07-2018
Tyson Chandler C PHO
Tyson Chandler (neck) will not play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

Scott Bordow on Twitter
IND at NO scheduled to start at 8:30 EST 02-07-2018
Anthony Davis F NO
The Pacers at Pelicans game is scheduled to start at 8:30 EST.

Pelicans on Twitter
There is some leaking in the roof, but it looks like the staff will have this issue fixed to start the game about 30 minutes after the scheduled start time.
Wayne Selden not starting on Wednesday 02-07-2018
Wayne Selden G MEM
Wayne Selden isn't listed as a starter on Wednesday.

Memphis Grizzlies
It's a curious move from Memphis, but there's no indication that it's related to his recent knee soreness. Check back after the game to see how he fares.
Harrison, Brooks, Martin, Green & Gasol start 02-07-2018
Jarell Martin F MEM
Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks, Jarell Martin, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

Grizzlies on Twitter
Well, we've seen the Grizzlies go with big lineups before, so they'll just start out like that. We'll see what this means for the bench, but Martin really isn't someone to add until the Grizzlies start making deals.
Johnathan Motley (ankle) questionable Thurs 02-07-2018
Johnathan Motley F DAL
Johnathan Motley (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Warriors.

Earl K. Sneed on Twitter
Motley isn't in the rotation anyway, so this doesn't have fantasy implications.
Carmelo Anthony (ankle) questionable Thursday 02-07-2018
Carmelo Anthony F OKC
Carmelo Anthony (right ankle) is questionable to play Thursday against the Lakers.

Fred Katz on Twitter
The Thunder should be able to pull out a win in Los Angeles without Anthony's services, so it wouldn't be all that shocking to see him sit that one out. Jerami Grant and Pattrick Patterson would likely split the majority of his minutes, and while Patterson would likely start, Grant is the more attractive fantasy target between the two. Russell Westbrook (ankle) is also questionable to play, so Paul George could be extremely busy on Thursday.
Russell Westbrook, Carmelo questionable Thurs 02-07-2018
Russell Westbrook G OKC
Russell Westbrook (left ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (right ankle) are both questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Lakers.

Fred Katz on Twitter
Tyson Chandler iffy to play Wednesday 02-07-2018
Tyson Chandler C PHO
Tyson Chandler isn't sure whether he'll be playing vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

Scott Bordow on Twitter
The Suns are reportedly trying to deal Chandler, and with the deadline looming it makes sense to hold him out. We'll know more closer to tip-off, but if he can't go Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender all stand to earn more minutes.
David West (calf) probable for Thursday 02-07-2018
David West F GS
David West (calf) is probable to play Thursday vs. Dallas.

Warriors PR on Twitter
Probable generally means "will play" in Golden State, and we should get official confirmation on his status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Even if West is cleared to play, he might not be on the floor that much for a matchup against the worst team out West.
Shaun Livingston (elbow) probable Thursday 02-07-2018
Shaun Livingston G GS
Shaun Livingston (left elbow soreness) is probable for Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Warriors PR on Twitter
It's unclear when Livingston started to feel the soreness, but nothing indicates that it's serious. Anyone relying on him in deep leagues should confirm his availability on Thursday afternoon.
Kevin Durant (hand) questionable Thursday 02-07-2018
Kevin Durant F GS
Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is questionable to play Thursday against the Mavericks.

Warriors PR on Twitter
This seems like an extremely minor issue for KD, but with a matchup against the 17-37 Mavericks, it wouldn't be all that shocking if he were to hit the sidelines. If Durant sits out Thursday's game, it'll either be Andre Iguodala or Omri Casspi drawing the start, with more minutes falling to Nick Young and Draymond Green (dental work). Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson would also see a spike in usage.
Draymond Green (mouth) probable for Thursday 02-07-2018
Draymond Green F GS
Draymond Green (dental work) is probable for Thursday's game in Dallas.

Warriors PR on Twitter
Shaun Livingston (left elbow soreness) and David West (right calf tension) are also probable, while Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is questionable. We should have confirmation on most of these guys after Golden State's shootaround, so check back in the afternoon. Green took a shot to the mouth on Tuesday but it sounds like he'll be ready to go.
P.J. Tucker will start Wednesday vs. Miami 02-07-2018
PJ Tucker F HOU
P.J. Tucker will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday game against the Heat, with Ryan Anderson (ankle) unavailable.

Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
Joining Tucker in the starting five will be Chris Paul, James Harden, Luc Mbah a Moute and Clint Capela. Through four starts this season, Tucker has compiled averages of 5.3 points, 7.3 boards and 1.3 steals per game on 35.3% shooting, so he's really only a low-end streamer in deep leagues.
Iman Shumpert out tonight vs. Minnesota 02-07-2018
Iman Shumpert G SAC
Iman Shumpert (foot) is out Wednesday against Minnesota with plantar fasciitis.

Joe Vardon on Twitter
The injuries continue to pile up for Shumpert. He's basically out indefinitely and maybe he's traded tomorrow.
Marcus Georges-Hunt out 02-07-2018
Marcus Georges-Hunt F MIN
Marcus Georges-Hunt (illness) is out for Wednesday against the Cavs.

Jerry Zgoda on Twitter
He's not in the rotation right now. Georges-Hunt has played well at times, but he doesn't have fantasy value.
Ryan Anderson (ankle) out Wednesday vs. MIA 02-07-2018
Ryan Anderson F HOU
Ryan Anderson (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
Anderson tried to push through the pain, but it was too much to handle while going through his pregame routine. With Eric Gordon (back) and Trevor Ariza (groin) also out, there will be more minutes for guys like Luc Mbah a Moute, P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green.
Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson ruled out vs. MIA 02-07-2018
Eric Gordon G HOU
Eric Gordon (back) and Ryan Anderson (ankle) are both out for Wednesday against the Heat.

Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
The Rockets will hold Gordon out until at least Friday after he returned on Tuesday. It doesn't sound like it's serious for Gordon, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see them manage him until the All-Star break. With him out, Gerald Green should take double-digit treys while Markel Brown could be playing more. Expect to see more Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker, too.
Wayne Ellington ruled out on Wednesday 02-07-2018
Wayne Ellington G MIA
Wayne Ellington (shoulder) has been ruled out on Wednesday against the Rockets.

Heat on Twitter
He was doubtful to play and the Heat won't have their best shooter. Against a team like Houston, this could become a high-scoring game, but the Heat may also opt to go with bigger lineups to give them more length. Expect Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic to get more opportunity than usual.
Joseph and Oladipo starting; Lance to bench 02-07-2018
Lance Stephenson G IND
Cory Joseph and Victor Oladipo will be the starting backcourt against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Clifton Brown on Twitter
That sends Lance Stephenson back to the bench. The Pacers have used a 'Dipo-Lance backcourt for 13 minutes this season, so that combination could still be on the table -- it could close, too. Stephenson has played well enough to be held, and he has an increased chance while Darren Collison (knee) is out.
T.J. Leaf (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Charlotte 02-07-2018
TJ Leaf F IND
T.J. Leaf (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

Clifton Brown on Twitter
He's a negligible part of the rotation, so this won't have any impact in fantasy hoops.
DeAndre Liggins starting over Rondo 02-07-2018
DeAndre Liggins G NO
DeAndre Liggins will move to the bench on Wednesday against the Pacers.

Pelicans on Twitter
This is a very interesting move with coach Alvin Gentry talking a lot about developing a rhythm. Liggins is only going to be out there for defense and he'll only be taking open shots. He's not much of a fantasy add.
Rondo will come off the bench; Liggins starts 02-07-2018
Rajon Rondo G NO
Rajon Rondo will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Pacers, with DeAndre Liggins drawing the start at point guard.

Scott Kushner on Twitter
Alvin Gentry said he wants Rondo with the second unit to "provide a spark," which isn't traditionally the type of verbiage we hear when discussing No. 9. Rondo has played well in two of the past three games, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds to the bench role. While Liggins is starting, he still might be confined to minutes in the teens, so he's not a great target in most leagues.
Ryan Anderson (ankle) a game-time decision 02-07-2018
Ryan Anderson F HOU
Ryan Anderson (ankle) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with Miami.

Craig Ackerman on Twitter
Mike D'Antoni said that Anderson will "try to play," so we should get another update once he gets through his pre-game routine. If he's out, there will be more minutes available for Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker. Stay tuned.
Eric Gordon (back) now doubtful to play 02-07-2018
Eric Gordon G HOU
Eric Gordon (back) is now doubtful to play against the Heat on Wednesday.

Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
It's on a back-to-back set and his back has tightened up on him. Gordon has numerous back issues over his NBA career, so expect him to be managed until the All-Star break. With him likely out, it should be Gerald Green, Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker stepping up. Dropping Gordon in a shallow league isn't a bad idea.
Mason Plumlee progressing 02-07-2018
Mason Plumlee C DEN
Mason Plumlee (calf) went through his most significant on-court workout since suffering a right calf strain last week.

NBA.com
He is still not going to play on Friday, but he had some encouraging words at practice today. "It feels really good," Plumlee said. "I'm actually surprised at how good it feels considering it's only been a week. I've been with (director of sport medicine) Steve Short, and he's been great. What I just did there is the most I've done so far. It felt good moving around." There's little reason to stash him in most leagues.
Justise Winslow (illness) will play vs. HOU 02-07-2018
Justise Winslow F MIA
Justise Winslow (illness) will play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

Ira Winderman on Twitter
He was a game-time call, but he gets a green light earlier. With some talk of Bam Adebayo playing next to Hassan Whiteside more, it'll be interesting to see how Winslow fits in here because of spacing issues. Winslow should still see decent minutes with Wayne Ellington out, but he's a risky DFS play.
Wayne Ellington downgraded to doubtful 02-07-2018
Wayne Ellington G MIA
Wayne Ellington (shoulder) has been downgraded to doubtful against the Rockets.

Ira Winderman on Twitter
The Heat could've really used his shooting, but they'll have to find it somewhere else, it would appear. This is great news for Tyler Johnson's playing time while Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic will be firing away. We could see some James Johnson at SF, too.
Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) out Wednesday vs. HOU 02-07-2018
Kelly Olynyk C MIA
Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Manny Navarro on Twitter
Erik Spoelstra indicated that he wants to get Bam Adebayo more minutes alongside Hassan Whiteside, so maybe he starts tonight. There should also be more minutes available for James Johnson. The Heat take on the Bucks on Friday, and for now, we'll be considering Olynyk questionable for that one.
Spencer, Crabbe, Joe, Carroll & Allen start 02-07-2018
DeMarre Carroll F BKN
Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll and Jarrett Allen will be in the starting lineup against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Nets PR
The Nets will roll the dice with Carroll against Blake Griffin. We'll also see if the Nets have anything cooking at the deadline, so it's possible something can change in the next hour. If you're going to use a Net in DFS, there could be some risk.
Quincy Acy (finger) will not play vs. Pistons 02-07-2018
Quincy Acy F BKN
Quincy Acy (finger) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Brian Lewis on Twitter
Well, the Nets are going to be really thin again, especially on a back-to-back set. We should see a decent amount of DeMarre Carroll, and James Webb III should get the biggest opportunity of his career.
Luke Kennard (foot) available to play vs. BKN 02-07-2018
Luke Kennard G DET
Luke Kennard (foot) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Nets.

Rod Beard on Twitter
Kennard looked fine in his return from a one-game absence on Monday, so he shouldn't be dealing with any limitations tonight. Still, he hasn't done enough this season to warrant ownership in most leagues.
Andre Drummond (ankle) is fine, will play 02-07-2018
Andre Drummond C DET
Coach Stan Van Gundy said Andre Drummond (ankle) is "fine" for Wednesday against the Nets.

Keith Langlois on Twitter
He did have a mild ankle tweak on Monday, but he should be all set in a great matchup. Drummond and Blake Griffin have been great together with their starting unit posting an elite +15.9 net rating together. He's an option in DFS.
Dwight Buycks available against the Nets 02-07-2018
Dwight Buycks G DET
Dwight Buycks will be available against the Nets on Wednesday.

James Edwards on Twitter
No surprises here after he was not on the injury report. Buycks could be ahead of Langston Galloway for the backup PG minutes, but Galloway had a decent run while Buycks was out. You'll want to avoid this one for now.
Lauri Markkanen set to return Friday 02-07-2018
Lauri Markkanen F CHI
Lauri Markkanen (personal) is set to return on Friday against the Wolves.

Chicago Tribune
A flight cancellation caused him to miss Monday's game, but he should be all set for Friday and his conditioning is good to go. Markkanen's return should take major minutes away from Paul Zipser, but Bobby Portis should still be asked to play a lot. Cristiano Felicio could also be moving out of the rotation.
Tim Hardaway Jr. not on the injury report 02-07-2018
Tim Hardaway Jr. F NY
Tim Hardaway Jr. is not on the injury report for Thursday against the Raptors.

Knicks on Twitter
This is good news after he got a scare when Giannis Antetokounmpo kicked him in the shin. Hardaway Jr. hopped to the locker room last night, but it was likely just because he didn't want to risk any further damage. With Enes Kanter and Kristaps Porzingis out, THJ and Michael Beasley will be extremely busy.
Enes Kanter (mouth) out for Thursday night 02-07-2018
Enes Kanter C NY
Enes Kanter (mouth) will not play against the Raptors on Thursday.

Knicks on Twitter
Well, the Knicks are going to be in deep trouble up front with no Kanter and Kristaps Porzingis. Assuming Kyle O'Quinn isn't traded, he should be looking at minutes, but it's certainly possible he is gone before 3:00 tomorrow. Either way, we're probably going to get a look at Isaiah Hicks and Luke Kornet tomorrow. Just keep an eye on them in deep leagues.
De'Aaron Fox (ankle) practices Wednesday 02-07-2018
De'Aaron Fox G SAC
De'Aaron Fox (ankle) practiced on Wednesday, but did not take on contact.

Jason Jones on Twitter
That should put him back on track to play for Friday against the Blazers and coach Dave Joerger is hopeful to have him out there. Fox was starting to trend up in a big way with at least 15-plus points in his four previous games before suffering an injury on Monday. With the Kings headed for a high spot in the lottery, expect to see a lot of Fox to finish the season.
Garrett Temple (oral surgery) not practicing 02-07-2018
Garrett Temple G SAC
Garrett Temple (oral surgery) is not practicing on Wednesday.

James Ham on Twitter
He was in attendance, so the procedure doesn't sound serious. Temple hasn't been rested in the last four outings, so it makes a lot of sense for him not to play on Friday against the Blazers.
Ron Baker has successful surgery 02-07-2018
Ron Baker G NY
Ron Baker (right shoulder) underwent successful Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization surgery on Wednesday.

Knicks on Twitter
The good news is he is expected to be ready for camp. With Baker out and the Knicks now out of the playoff mix, we may see more Frank Ntilikina.
Devin Booker ruled out for Wednesday night 02-07-2018
Devin Booker G PHO
Devin Booker (hip, rib) has been ruled out for Wednesday night against the Spurs.

Scott Bordow on Twitter
He was not expected to play today as he gets over his injuries to his torso. Booker had an interview on the Suns broadcast last night to talk about the injury. He talked about how he's adjusting to this type of injury, how he's taking it day by day, and how he's still hopeful to be in the 3-point contest -- he also said Klay Thompson will finish second. Booker is more day-to-day than anything else, and it'll be Tyler Ulis, Josh Gray and Josh Jackson benefitting the most.
Luke Kornet could get some run 02-07-2018
Luke Kornet F NY
Luke Kornet will join the Knicks for Thursday's game against the Raptors.

Steve Popper on Twitter
The Knicks are going to be ridiculously thin up front, so Kornet has a shot to play on Thursday. In the G League this year, the seven-foot big man averaged 15.9 points, 6.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.5 blocks and 2.6 treys. Just keep an eye on him in super deep leagues.
Austin Rivers expected to practice 02-07-2018
Austin Rivers G LAC
Austin Rivers (ankle) is expected to practice on Wednesday.

Tomer Azarly on Twitter
If all goes well, he should be back for Friday against the Pistons for the Blake Griffin revenge game. Rivers does need a lot of volume to have fantasy value, and it's possible he can get it even with Lou Williams around. He's worth a pickup in some 12-team leagues, but his upside isn't the greatest.
Evan Turner (left calf) questionable vs. CHA 02-07-2018
Evan Turner G POR
Evan Turner (left calf) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. Charlotte.

Casey Holdahl on Twitter
He did not play on Monday for what is believed to be a minor injury. It'll be Moe Harkless stepping up the most, but his name is all over the trade rumors right now.
Marvin Williams says he'll play vs. Blazers 02-07-2018
Marvin Williams F CHA
Marvin Williams (ankle) said he will be available to play Thursday against the Blazers.

Hornets on Twitter
That should mean he'll be back after missing the last four games. The Hornets are expected to try to make a move at the deadline, so maybe Williams is traded, as well. If you're in a shallower league, Williams isn't a must-hold guy with so many pickups likely to be available.
Enes Kanter (mouth) limited in practice 02-07-2018
Enes Kanter C NY
Enes Kanter (mouth) had the cut in his mouth re-stitched and was limited in practice on Wednesday.

Ian Begley on Twitter
He is hopeful to play against the Raptors on Thursday, but he's basically going to be considered questionable. If he can't play, that means Kyle O'Quinn would be busy while we may see some G League callups with Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks possibly seeing run against the NBA's best second unit. KOQ could be traded, too.
Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play vs. OKC 02-07-2018
Lonzo Ball G LAL
Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play vs. the Thunder on Thursday.

Shahan Ahmed on Twitter
He's almost certainly not going to make it back before the All-Star break as he recovers from an MCL sprain. Josh Hart has been the star of the show and should be owned in standard leagues as we head into the deadline.
Knicks will waive Johnny O'Bryant 02-07-2018
Johnny O'Bryant III F NY
The Knicks will waive Johnny O'Bryant.

Mark Berman on Twitter
The Knicks likely aren't done here and they're probably going to be calling up Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks to get some minutes. We'll see what happens with Kyle O'Quinn, but the Knicks will likely have a huge hole to fill up front. Expect Johnny O'Bryant to find another J.O.B. on a 10-day deal very soon.
Report: Up to 15 teams have called on Hood 02-07-2018
Rodney Hood G CLE
As many as 15 teams have called about Rodney Hood, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Tony Jones on Twitter
You have to wonder of how many of those 15 teams called after his 30-point game on Monday. The Jazz were expected to sell, but their NBA-best six-game active win streak may have changed that. Hood should still be owned in standard leagues despite his propensity to wind up on the injury report.
Paul Millsap (wrist) out until March 02-07-2018
Paul Millsap F DEN
Coach Mike Malone said Paul Millsap (wrist) could be back in early-mid March.

T.J. McBride on Twitter
It did sound like maybe he could have his power forward back later this month, but that's apparently not the case. Millsap is progressing right now and he's been using both of his hands in on-court work, including even more work on Wednesday. He obviously needs to he added in all leagues while Mason Plumlee (calf), Trey Lyles and Wilson Chandler will take hits.
Conflicting reports on Chriss 02-07-2018
Marquese Chriss F PHO
The Suns have not discussed a trade with Marquese Chriss, according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports Radio.

John Gambadoro on Twitter
It's important to note here that this reporter was the first on the Greg Monroe buyout news, so we'll side with him on this for now. Additionally Scott Bordow on the AZ Republic said the only way they deal Chriss is for star like say a Kemba Walker. The Suns are expected to try to speed up what has been called as "The Timeline" and maybe dumping Chriss can help that. He may be in a good spot tonight with the Suns on a back-to-back set, but obviously is a risky fantasy play in basically every sense.
Harrison Barnes (ankle) questionable Thursday 02-07-2018
Harrison Barnes F DAL
Harrison Barnes (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
Barnes was able to practice on Wednesday, which is an encouraging sign regarding his status for Thursday's game against his former team, and owners can expect to get another update following shootaround. If he is able to get back out there, Dwight Powell would likely head back to the second unit and Wesley Matthews won't be quite as involved on offense. Stay tuned.
Aaron Gordon (hip) remains out for Thursday 02-07-2018
Aaron Gordon F ORL
Aaron Gordon (hip) remains out for Thursday's game against the Hawks.

Josh Robbins on Twitter
He's probably going to miss more than Thursday. Gordon has already ruled himself out for the dunk contest, which is very noteworthy because he said he really wanted to win it in his home state. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him be held out until the break. With him out, Mario Hezonja has stepped up the most, but he could be dealt -- anyone could be dealt on this team.
Jonathon Simmons (ankle) questionable Thurs 02-07-2018
Jonathon Simmons F ORL
Jonathon Simmons (right ankle) is questionable to play Thursday against the Hawks.

Josh Robbins on Twitters
Simmons played through the ankle issue on Tuesday and popped off for a career-high 34 points in an impressive comeback win over Cleveland, although he did say he was "very close" to not playing, so maybe he sits out Thursday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to the sidelines, guys like Evan Fournier and Mario Hezonja could see a massive spike in usage. Stay tuned.
Nikola Vucevic (hand) questionable Thursday 02-07-2018
Nikola Vucevic C ORL
Nikola Vucevic (hand) is questionable for Thursday against the Hawks.

Josh Robbins on Twitter
This is great news and Vucevic has been ramping up his activity for a while now. He did some on-court work dating back to at least Jan. 20, so maybe he won't be too restricted upon his return. Obviously he needs to be picked up everywhere, and conversely Bismack Biyombo could be dropped in most leagues. Although, the Magic could be busy at the deadline.
Chandler Parsons (knee) out Wednesday vs. UTA 02-07-2018
Chandler Parsons F MEM
Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

Grizzlies PR on Twitter
He's been ramping up his activity level at practices lately, but he's still not ready to play. He's set to make roughly another $50 million over the next two seasons.
Deyonta Davis (knees) out Wednesday vs. UTA 02-07-2018
Deyonta Davis C MEM
Deyonta Davis (sore knees) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

Grizzlies PR on Twitter
Davis was "available to play" on Sunday, but didn't actually step foot on the court, so Wednesday will mark his second straight game on the sidelines. Brandan Wright could pick up some extra minutes in the rotation with Davis unavailable, but that means very little with Marc Gasol healthy.
Report: Hawks have made everyone available 02-07-2018
Taurean Prince F ATL
The Hawks have reportedly made everyone available ahead of the trade deadline.

Yahoo! Sports
Taurean Prince, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova have garnered the most interest on the trade market, and while Dennis Schroder could be had for the right price, maturity issues and a large contract have made him less desirable on the open market. Belinelli and Ilyasova will almost assuredly be jettisoned ahead of the deadline, but it would likely take a fairly large offer to snag Prince. A trade away from Atlanta would not be ideal for Prince's rest-of-season outlook.
Kris Dunn (concussion) 'still a ways away' 02-07-2018
Kris Dunn G CHI
Bulls' head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Kris Dunn (concussion) is "still a ways away" from getting back to the court.

Darnell Mayberry on Twitter
Dunn was able to participate in a G-League practice on Tuesday, but he didn't go through any contact work and he remains without an official timetable under the concussion protocol system. He is making small steps in the right direction, but it sounds like he might not be back until after the All-Star break.
Lou Williams agrees to 3-year extension w/ LA 02-07-2018
Lou Williams G LAC
Lou Williams has reportedly agreed to a three-year extension with the Clippers.

Shams Charania on Twitter
This move would support the narrative that the Clippers were "retooling" and not "rebuilding" with the Blake Griffin trade, so at this point, it seems somewhat less likely that DeAndre Jordan will be dealt at the deadline. This also will ramp up Boston and Denver's efforts to swing a deal for Tyreke Evans, as both Evans and Williams were on their radar. With Sweet Lou locked up in Los Angeles, he should easily finish the season as a top-30 guy.
Rumor: Suns shopping Marquese Chriss 02-07-2018
Marquese Chriss F PHO
The Suns are rumored to be looking at deals involving Marquese Chriss.

Steve Kyler on Twitter
Chriss has had a rough go in Phoenix this season, but maybe a change of scenery could get him going. The Lakers are said to have expressed interest in Chriss, and that could be a nice spot for him, so he's someone to consider stashing in deep leagues.
Monte Morris recalled from the G-League 02-07-2018
Monte Morris G DEN
Monte Morris has been recalled from the G-League.

Harrison Wind on Twitter
There are no guarantees he'll take the floor tonight.
Victor Oladipo (illness) expected to play 02-07-2018
Victor Oladipo G IND
Nate McMillan said that Victor Oladipo (illness) is feeling much better and that "he should be ready to go" for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Jeremiah Johnson on Twitter
On Tuesday, McMillan said he was hopeful that Oladipo would be able to play, and it looks like things are trending in that direction. Assuming Dipo gets back to the court tonight, that'll likely translate to Lance Stephenson heading back to the second unit and Bojan Bogdanovic's usage will take a hit. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on his status.
Shane Larkin (knee) ruled out for Thursday 02-07-2018
Shane Larkin G BOS
Shane Larkin (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Washington.

Zach Rosen on Twitter
Larkin isn't traveling with the team, so no surprises here. He might not play until after the All-Star break, but he wasn't a part of the rotation anyway.
Ekpe Udoh (personal) out Wednesday vs. MEM 02-07-2018
Ekpe Udoh C UTH
Ekpe Udoh (personal) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

Andy Larson on Twitter
Udoh isn't a large part of the rotation, so his absence won't have much of an impact in fantasy hoops. Perhaps Derrick Favors and Jonas Jerebko will pick up a few extra minutes tonight, but that's about it.
Dwight Buycks (illness) not on injury report 02-07-2018
Dwight Buycks G DET
Dwight Buycks (illness) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

Rod Beard on Twitter
Buycks has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he should be back out there tonight, which will translate to fewer minutes for Langston Galloway. That said, neither of these guys can be trusted in most leagues.
Drummond, Kennard, Buycks not on IR report 02-07-2018
Andre Drummond C DET
Andre Drummond (ankle), Luke Kennard (foot) and Dwight Buycks (illness) are not on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

Rod Beard on Twitter
Drummond tweaked his ankle on Monday, but played through it, and it looks like he'll be out there for tonight's game. Kennard returned from a one-game absence on Monday without an issue, and Buycks should be back out there following a two-game stint on the sidelines. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Caris LeVert (concussion) out Wednesday 02-07-2018
Caris LeVert G BKN
Caris LeVert (right knee sprain, concussion evaluation) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. Detroit.

Alex Labidou on Twitter
He hasn't yet officially been diagnosed with a concussion, so maybe he'll be able to get back out there for Saturday's game against New Orleans. With him out tonight, there will be more minutes available for guys like Joe Harris, Nik Stauskas and D'Angelo Russell.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, LeVert out Wednesday 02-07-2018
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F BKN
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) and Caris LeVert (knee, concussion) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Alex Labidou on Twitter
Quincy Acy (finger) is questionable, and if he's forced to join RHJ and LeVert on the sidelines tonight, Joe Harris should be looking at another start with more minutes falling to Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas. The Nets play again on Saturday against the Pelicans, and for now, we'll be considering RHJ and LeVert questionable for that one.
Quincy Acy (finger) questionable Wednesday 02-07-2018
Quincy Acy F BKN
Quincy Acy (finger) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Pistons.

Alex Labidou on Twitter
Acy sat out the previous game, which resulted in DeMarre Carroll shifting over to the four with Joe Harris starting at the three-spot. If he's out again tonight, it'll be more of the same, and Harris could be forced into big minutes with Caris LeVert (knee, concussion) out. Stay tuned.
Justise Winslow (illness) a GTD for Wednesday 02-07-2018
Justise Winslow F MIA
Justise Winslow (illness) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with Houston.

Manny Navarro on Twitter
Winslow left Tuesday's practice early with the illness, and we likely won't get official confirmation on his status until just prior to tip-off. If he sits, there will be more minutes available for Tyler Johnson and James Johnson, and Derrick Jones Jr. could also get into the rotation. Stay tuned.
Wayne Ellington (shoulder) questionable Weds 02-07-2018
Wayne Ellington G MIA
Wayne Ellington (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Manny Navarro on Twitter
It's unclear exactly when Ellington suffered this shoulder injury, but the Heat could be very thin on the wings tonight with Justise Winslow (illness) also questionable. If both these guys sit out Wednesday's game, Tyler Johnson would likely return to the starting five, and he would play big minutes along with Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic. Stay tuned.
Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) doubtful Wednesday 02-07-2018
Kelly Olynyk C MIA
Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) is doubtful to play Wednesday against the Rockets.

Manny Navarro on Twitter
Bam Adebayo picked up the majority of Olynyk's minutes on Monday, finishing with 18 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes of floor time, and he could get a chance to start tonight if Olynyk sits. James Johnson will also have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but Adebayo offers a bit more upside. Check back closer to tip-off for official confirmation on Olynyk's status.
Johnny O'Bryant headed to New York 02-07-2018
Johnny O'Bryant III F NY
Johnny O'Bryant is being traded to the Knicks in exchange for Willy Hernangomez.

Shams Charania on Twitter
O'Bryant will help backup Enes Kanter in New York, but it's tough to see him earning enough minutes to make a difference in fantasy hoops. He owns career averages of just 3.5 points, 2.5 boards and not much else on 40.2% shooting.
Report: Willy Hernangomez headed to Charlotte 02-07-2018
Willy Hernangomez C CHA
The Knicks are reportedly finalizing a deal that will send Willy Hernangomez to the Hornets in exchange for Johnny O'Bryant and two second-round picks.

Shams Charania on Twitter
Hernangomez will head to Charlotte where he'll fight for reserve minutes behind Dwight Howard with the likes of Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky, so his situation doesn't change much in terms of fantasy hoops. You'd think that with Kristaps Porzingis (knee) going down for the year, that the Knicks would have been looking to get Hernangomez into the rotation, but instead they'll flip him for an expiring contract and some late second-rounders.
Whiteside not expecting more mins in Miami 02-07-2018
Hassan Whiteside C MIA
Hassan Whiteside implied that he doesn't expect his minutes to rise in Miami anytime soon.

Palm Beach Post
"I played my average minutes, you know," Whiteside said after logging just 23 minutes during Monday's loss to the Magic despite not having Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) for most of the game. "I average, what, 22 minutes, 23 minutes. So that's pretty much how it's been." When Whiteside was asked if he expected to get more minutes with Olynyk leaving the game early he responded: "Maybe, maybe. I mean, how long I know [Erik Spoelstra]? About four years? So, I don't know."
Greg Monroe expected to make BOS debut Thurs 02-07-2018
Greg Monroe C BOS
Greg Monroe is expected to make his Celtics' debut on Thursday in Washington.

A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter
Monroe is currently on his way to meet up with the Celtics in D.C., where he'll officially sign his contract with Boston, and he's expected to do so ahead of Thursday's tip. He's probably not going to be earning minutes in the 30s in Boston, but he's capable of providing some low-end value if he can consistently get into the 25-minute range. His arrival in Boston isn't great news for Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris' rest-of-season outlook.
Nets expected to field offers on Dinwiddie 02-07-2018
Spencer Dinwiddie G BKN
The Nets are expected to field offers on Spencer Dinwiddie ahead of the deadline.

ESPN
The Nets have done an excellent job with Dinwiddie's development, but his trade value may never be higher than it is right now, and he's an attractive trade chip with just $1.6 million due to him next season. If another team offers up a first-round pick for Dinwiddie, that could be enough for them to pull the trigger. A move outside of Brooklyn would assuredly be a negative for Dinwiddie's rest-of-season outlook, so hopefully, the Nets stand pat on Spencer.
No movement on DeAndre Jordan trade front 02-07-2018
DeAndre Jordan C LAC
The Clippers reportedly haven't received many enticing offers for DeAndre Jordan.

ESPN
The Rockets, Bucks, Trail Blazers and Wizards have all expressed interest in Jordan, but none of those trade talks have gotten "anywhere near serious," according to sources Zach Lowe. The Rockets got close in the past, but with how well Clint Capela has been playing this season, there's not much incentive to bring on DJ. Portland has reportedly "backed away" from Jordan for now, and the Bucks and Wizards simply might not have the pieces to get a deal done.
Report: Orlando shopping Hezonja and Payton 02-07-2018
Mario Hezonja G ORL
The Magic are reportedly shopping Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton.

Yahoo! Sports
The Magic have made everyone aside from Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon available, and there could be some incentive for them to flip Hezonja if they feel he won't re-up with them as a free agent this summer. Elfrid Payton is also bound for free agency, and most expect him to leave Orlando as a free agent this summer, so he could be another name to watch ahead of the deadline.
Report: MEM unlikely to trade Marc Gasol 02-07-2018
Marc Gasol C MEM
The Grizzlies are not expected to trade Marc Gasol this season.

Yahoo! Sports
Memphis has reportedly fielded offers for their franchise big man, but they've been underwhelmed, and it doesn't seem like they're interested in going through a full rebuild at the moment. Things could always change if another team comes through with some sort of Godfather offer, but most reports to this point have the Grizzlies standing pat. If Gasol does remain in Memphis, there's a decent chance he'll get shut down at some point, so owners should be trying to sell high while he's still out there.
Report: Suns would like to move Chandler 02-07-2018
Tyson Chandler C PHO
The Suns are reportedly looking to trade Tyson Chandler.

Arizona Republic
They want to get rid of Chandler and the $13 million he's owed next season, but it's tough to see a team willing to take on that contract for another year, particularly with Chandler now 35 years old and no longer quite the defensive anchor he once was. The Suns have also said they don't intend to shut Chandler down this season if he remains in Phoenix, which isn't great news for Alex Len's rest-of-season outlook.
Lou Williams and Clippers nearing extension? 02-07-2018
Lou Williams G LAC
According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, extension talks between Lou Williams and the Clippers "have gathered significant momentum."

ESPN
His fantasy owners should be thrilled if Williams agrees to an extension, as a move to a contender could've really hurt his value. The report adds that rival teams have accepted the fact that Williams is no longer on the market, and it looks like Williams is close to signing a multi-year extension to stay in Los Angeles. He's enjoying the best season of his career, averaging 23.3 points, 5.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.8 triples, returning top-30 value in standard leagues.
Patrick Patterson starts second half 02-07-2018
Patrick Patterson F OKC
Patrick Patterson started the second half in place of Carmelo Anthony (ankle) on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, scoring four points on 1-of-6 shots with four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 30 minutes. Even if Melo misses Thursday's game vs. the Lakers, Patterson simply doesn't have any upside in OKC with Russell Westbrook and Paul George soaking up most of the usage. Leave Patterson on the wire.
Westbrook scores 34 points w/ nine dimes 02-07-2018
Russell Westbrook G OKC
Russell Westbrook put up 34 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, two triples and four turnovers in 36 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday. The Thunder improved to 2-0 against Golden State this season, winning both games by a combined 42 points. Westbrook set the tone early with 21 points in the first quarter, but got a ton of help from Paul George (38 points, six steals and steals) to put this game away early. Westy was 13-of-26 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, helping OKC snap a four-game losing streak. He gets the Lakers on Thursday.
Paul George scores 38 in win over Warriors 02-07-2018
Paul George F OKC
Paul George scored a game-high 38 points in Tuesday's 125-105 win over the Warriors, hitting 11-of-23 shots and 10-of-12 free throws. This was one of the best two-way games of his career. Russell Westbrook carried OKC early, but George took over in the second half, adding five rebounds, three assists, six steals and six triples. The NBA's leader in steals is already is flirting with first-round value in standard 9-category leagues and should see a bump in value if Carmelo Anthony misses time with his ankle sprain -- Melo played just six minutes tonight. George gets a matchup with his hometown Lakers on Thursday, a team that he's been linked to for years.
Josh Huestis scores six in starting lineup 02-07-2018
Josh Huestis F OKC
Josh Huestis started on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, scoring six points with five rebounds and one block in 25 minutes. This move could stick because the Thunder could use his defense in the first unit next to their three ball-dominant stars. Huestis isn't going to get many touches and isn't a high-usage player, so he's only worth keeping an eye on in very deep formats.
Terrance Ferguson plays three minutes 02-07-2018
Terrance Ferguson G OKC
Terrance Ferguson came off the bench and played just three minutes vs. the Warriors with no stats to show for it. We call this the Dante Cunningham special. Josh Huestis and Alex Abrines have both leapfrogged Ferguson in the rotation, so he's off the radar in all formats.
Josh Jackson double-doubles vs. Lakers 02-07-2018
Josh Jackson F PHO
Josh Jackson posted his second double-double of the season on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one triple in 36 minutes. The rookie played a career-high 36 minutes with Devin Booker (hip, ribs) on the shelf, hitting 7-of-19 shots and 1-of-2 free throws with three turnovers. He's been one of the most improved players since the new year and has been a tremendous pickup in all formats, averaging 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.6 triples in his last five games. He looks poised for a strong finish to the season and the Suns have every reason to keep feeding him minutes.
David West scores nine in return to action 02-07-2018
David West F GS
David West hit 4-of-5 shots for nine points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 14 minutes of Tuesday's loss. He missed the last two games for personal reasons and helped fill in for an ejected Draymond Green tonight. Other than that, there's nothing to see here.
Kevin Durant's 33 not enough vs. Thunder 02-07-2018
Kevin Durant F GS
Kevin Durant hit 8-of-14 shots, 3-of-8 3-pointers and 14-of-15 free throws on his way to 33 points, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 30 minutes of Tuesday's 125-105 loss to the Thunder. Stephen Curry had 21 points and a full stat line, and Klay Thompson added 12 points and two 3-pointers in the blowout loss. The Thunder came out on fire in this one and Russell Westbrook appeared to be motivated after a hard foul from Patrick McCaw in the first quarter, and then torched the Dubs for 20-plus points in the opening stanza. Most of the Warriors starters sat for most of the fourth quarter and this was the first time they have lost two straight games this season, and they've now lost three of their last four. But they still have the best record in the league at 41-13.
Tyson Chandler scores 8 w/ 13 rebounds 02-07-2018
Tyson Chandler C PHO
Tyson Chandler scored eight points with 13 rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Now that Greg Monroe is gone, it's going to be interesting to see if Chandler is rested on the second night of a back-to-back set vs. the Spurs Wednesday. Alex Len doesn't look healthy right now, so maybe Chandler plays. He's still a shut-down candidate after the All-Star break, assuming he's not moved at the deadline. Fantasy owners can do better.
Carmelo Anthony (ankle) plays just 6 minutes 02-07-2018
Carmelo Anthony F OKC
Carmelo Anthony lasted just six minutes before spraining his right ankle on Tuesday and wasn't able to return, finishing with zero points on 0-for-4 shooting. It initially sounded like Melo'd be able to return, but the ankle was more sore than he initially thought it would be and the Thunder shut him down. Consider him day-to-day and look for Jerami Grant to get some extra minutes if he's going to miss time. Grant played 35 minutes and had 16 points, four boards, two assists, three blocks and a 3-pointer tonight, so he's worth a look if Melo is going to miss time.
Marquese Chriss productive in 19 minutes 02-07-2018
Marquese Chriss F PHO
Marquese Chriss returned from a one-game suspension on Tuesday and was productive in 19 minutes off the bench, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two triples. He's inconsistent, immature and prone to foul trouble, but he can put up some nice fantasy lines when he's in the mood. Coach Jay Triano called it a matchup-based decision to bring Chriss off the bench tonight, but he was more productive than Dragan Bender was in 38 minutes. If you want to gamble on his upside after the All-Star break and like scary rollercoaster rides, Chriss could be your guy, but he's more of a stash until he strings a few good games together.
T.J. Warren scores 24 points in loss 02-07-2018
TJ Warren F PHO
T.J. Warren scored 24 points in Tuesday's 112-93 loss to the Lakers, hitting 9-of-22 shots and 6-of-10 free throws with six rebounds, three assists and four steals in 36 minutes. Warren did have a scary moment when he slammed his head into the court after his shot was blocked, and while he stayed on the court for about a minute holding his head, he didn't go back to the locker room and was able to finish the game. Concussion symptoms can appear later on, so it's not a complete lock that he's out of the woods. He gets a 3.3 usage rate bump with Devin Booker (hip, ribs) off the floor and will be a strong play once again on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but double check to make sure he's not on the injury report.
Jordan Clarkson struggles in Tuesday's win 02-07-2018
Jordan Clarkson G CLE
Jordan Clarkson played 27 minutes, but hit just 3-of-12 shots and missed all four of his 3-pointers for seven points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Suns. Clarkson's name is constantly in trade rumors, but he's been playing pretty well. He just couldn't get his shots to fall tonight and snapped his double-digit scoring streak at eight games. He'll bounce back in the next one, but if he's traded, it's possible he could lose a lot of value. Just hope he lands on another bad team if he's moved.
Tyler Ulis scores eight w/ seven dimes 02-07-2018
Tyler Ulis G PHO
Tyler Ulis started for Devin Booker (hip, ribs) on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring eight points with seven assists, one rebound and three turnovers in 30 minutes. Booker is not expected to play Wednesday against the Spurs, so Ulis should be in line for at least one more start. He was 4-of-11 from the field and missed all three 3-pointers, but backup PG Josh Gray was almost just as productive in half the minutes Ulis saw. Even while Booker is out, Ulis hasn't played well enough to be considered in standard leagues.
Josh Hart goes off w/ another double-double 02-07-2018
Josh Hart G LAL
Josh Hart started again for Lonzo Ball and hit 5-of-7 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 31 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Suns. It sounds like Ball isn't likely to play again before the All-Star break and Hart was awesome again tonight. He's now double-doubled in three straight games, is shooting it lights out, and has hit eight 3-pointers in those three games as well. Hart has two more games this week and then plays on Wednesday and Thursday next week, so picking him up for those four games makes a lot of sense.
Lonzo Ball may be out through All-Star break 02-07-2018
Lonzo Ball G LAL
The Lakers are being very cautious with Lonzo Ball's knee injury and it sounds like we may not see him again before the All-Star break.

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"We're not going to rush him back," Luke Walton said. "Let's say he's ready to play the last game (before the break, Feb. 15 in Minnesota) At that point we'd probably say let's give him an extra week and get him back afterwards." Ball also reportedly felt some pain in the knee recently and it feels like the Lakers aren't going to put him on the court until he's 100 percent pain free. If Josh Hart is still available in your league, go ahead and add him if you have room.
Brandon Ingram hits 9-of-12 shots in win 02-07-2018
Brandon Ingram F LAL
Brandon Ingram hit 9-of-12 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 26 points, four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 34 minutes of Tuesday's easy win over the Suns. There have been times this season when it's been hard to figure out if Ingram was helping or hurting his fantasy teams, but he just missed a triple-double on Friday and is averaging 17 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five. And even as well as he's played, he's still only a 10th-round value over the last two weeks.
Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points in win 02-07-2018
Eric Bledsoe G MIL
Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points with eight assists, five rebounds, one steal and two triples in 29 minutes vs. the Knicks on Thursday. With Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) and Malcolm Brogdon (quad) looking at a lot of time on the shelf, Bledsoe is locked into a heavy workload going forward. He was 7-of-11 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, finishing as a +34 in the 14-point win. After a brutal stretch in which he scored in single digits in three straight games, his ankle must be feeling better because he's scored an average of 25.5 points in his last two games.
Julius Randle hits 9-of-13 shots in win 02-07-2018
Julius Randle F LAL
Julius Randle hit 9-of-13 shots for 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a block in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-93 win over the Suns. Randle's been on fire, averaging 19.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists on 58 percent shooting over his last five games. Trade rumors are swirling, but whether he goes or not, he's rolling for the Lakers.
Tyler Zeller plays six minutes 02-07-2018
Tyler Zeller C MIL
Tyler Zeller made his Bucks debut on Tuesday vs. the Knicks with zero points, two rebounds and three turnovers. Well, it wasn't the best first impression. John Henson (hamstring) was out tonight, but Zeller was still the third center behind Thon Maker and Marshall Plumlee. There's no fantasy value here, but we'd expect him to eventually pass Plumlee.
Mama, there go that man: Draymond ejected 02-07-2018
Draymond Green F GS
Draymond Green picked up his second technical of the night in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Warriors and was ejected. The first one came when he exploded on an official just before halftime, showing her his bloody mouth and complaining about not getting the call in a very physical game. The last one came after he clobbered Alex Abrines and then lightly threw the ball more 'at' than 'to' the official after the foul call. He leads the league in technicals with 13, has been ejected three times, and is now just three more techs away from a one-game suspension.
Antetokounmpo scores 23 in win vs. NYK 02-07-2018
Giannis Antetokounmpo F MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) scored 23 points in 35 minutes in Tuesday's 103-89 win over the Knicks.

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If you were worried about Giannis' ankle after he left Sunday's game early, click on the link below and relax. He basically jumped right over Tim Hardaway Jr. for one of the best dunks of the season and led the Bucks to their straight win in the process. He finished 10-of-23 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks. He'll get a couple days of rest before Friday's game vs. Miami.
Ben Simmons does it again in Sixers win 02-07-2018
Ben Simmons G PHI
Ben Simmons hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block, and even hit 3-of-5 free throws in Tuesday's win over the Wizards. He did have five turnovers, but it's hard to fault him for that as much as he has the ball in his hands. And as players continue to drop like flies with injuries throughout the league, Simmons might just find himself on an All-Star Team soon.
Joel Embiid torches Wiz for 27 & 12 02-07-2018
Joel Embiid C PHI
Joel Embiid hit 10-of-20 shots, three 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws for 27 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 32 minutes of Tuesday's 115-102 win over the Wizards. In a season where so much is going wrong on the injury front, Embiid has been one of the true feel-good stories, playing in a back-to-back set over the weekend and racking up six straight double-doubles. Almost every Sixers starter went off tonight, as Dario Saric had 20 points and seven boards, Ben Simmons had a 15-6-8-3-1 line and J.J. Redick scored 18 with six assists and four 3-pointers. Robert Covington was the odd man out, but still had 12 points, five boards, a steal and two 3-pointers in the win. Now excuse us as we go knock on wood.
Ian Mahinmi plays 23 minutes Tuesday 02-07-2018
Ian Mahinmi C WAS
Ian Mahinmi played 23 minutes and hit 4-of-7 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 13 points and four rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Sixers. Marcin Gortat was helpless against Joel Embiid and Mahinmi, along with Mike Scott and Kelly Oubre, were all effective off the bench. If Gortat is moved and the Wiz don't bring back a good center, Mahinmi could suddenly become relevant. Just keep an eye on him, as he's played well in three of his last four games.
Courtney Lee scores 14 points vs. Bucks 02-07-2018
Courtney Lee G NY
Courtney Lee scored 14 points vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, hitting 6-of-16 shots and 2-of-6 triples with four boards and two assists. Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) is out for the season and Tim Hardaway Jr. tweaked his troublesome left leg tonight, so Lee could be looking at a significant bump in value. With that said, he has a reasonable contract and could be valuable to a contender, so don't be surprised if the Knicks try to move him before the deadline.
Trey Burke plays 23 minutes vs. Bucks 02-07-2018
Trey Burke G NY
Trey Burke played 23 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday with nine points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple. He played more minutes than Jarrett Jack (17) and Frank Ntilikina (10) tonight, but all of these guys have been all over the place. Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL tonight which ends New York's playoff hopes, so Burke and Ntilikina could see more playing time at Jack's expense. Just keep an eye on them from the wire.
Marcin Gortat disappears vs. Sixers 02-07-2018
Marcin Gortat C WAS
Marcin Gortat played 17 minutes and hit 2-of-4 shots for four points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Sixers. He had scored in double figures in four straight games and was rebounding well, but he must have come down with a case of Embiid-itis tonight. Ian Mahinmi stepped up with 13 points and four boards in 23 minutes and could become a fantasy factor if the Wizards somehow find a taker for Gortat.
Tomas Satoransky quiet in loss to Sixers 02-07-2018
Tomas Satoransky F WAS
Tomas Satoransky hit 2-of-6 shots for six points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Sixers. Sato teased us with the big game on Saturday when he had 19 points, six dimes and three 3-pointers, but he's averaging just 5.5 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 3-pointers over his last two. He's still a lot better than Tim Frazier though, as he had two points and three assists in just 15 minutes tonight, and is averaging 3.2 points and 4.4 assists over his last five.
Frank Ntilikina plays 10 minutes 02-07-2018
Frank Ntilikina G NY
Frank Ntilikina (knee soreness) played just 10 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks with two points, two assists and one turnover. The Knicks lost Kristaps Porzingis (torn ACL) for the season tonight, so it would make a lot of sense for them to let the younger guys play more minutes going forward. Tim Hardaway Jr. also tweaked his troublesome left leg and coach Jeff Hornacek isn't afraid to use two-PG lineups, but The Frenchise has to start playing better before we can recommend him as a stash.
Kyle O'Quinn plays 13 minutes vs. Bucks 02-07-2018
Kyle O'Quinn C NY
Kyle O'Quinn played 13 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday with two points, three rebounds, two assists and one block. Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL tonight, so there are some minutes up for grabs in New York. In six games without Porzingis on the floor this season, KOQ averaged 9.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.2 blocks in 18.6 minutes. He's not a big winner like Michael Beasley, but he's a solid per-minute producer and could have some value going forward. Keep an eye on him, but keep in mind that he's on the trade block along with Willy Hernangomez.
Gerald Green powers through minutes drop 02-07-2018
Gerald Green G HOU
Gerald Green saw his minutes take a big hit on Tuesday, but still managed to hit 6-of-8 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points and two rebounds in 18 minutes. He had played at least 30 minutes in three straight games with Eric Gordon out with a back injury, but Gordon was back tonight. It's almost time to send Green packing, as he can't continue to play as well as he did tonight in such limited run. However, he might still have a few drops left in the tank, as Ryan Anderson (ankle) got hurt tonight and Trevor Ariza is out with a hamstring injury.
Michael Beasley starts 2nd half, scores 9 pts 02-07-2018
Michael Beasley F NY
Michael Beasley started the second half of Tuesday's 103-89 loss to the Bucks and finished with nine points, six rebounds, two assists, one block and five turnovers in 24 minutes. He was 3-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, and while this wasn't a good game from him, he's one of the top pickups of the night with Kristaps Porzingis suffering a torn ACL. Beasley has a 30.2 usage rate with Porzingis off the floor this season and does have seven starts under his belt, averaging 20.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.7 triples in those games. He's prone to foul trouble and high turnovers, but does have good shooting percentages and has mid-round upside the rest of the way.
Eric Gordon scores 13 in return for Rockets 02-07-2018
Eric Gordon G HOU
Eric Gordon returned from a back injury and hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win. He missed two games with the injury and was right back to form tonight, so get him back in your lineup.
P.J. Tucker plays 34 minutes on Tuesday 02-07-2018
PJ Tucker F HOU
P.J. Tucker played 34 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-3 shots (a 3-pointer) for three points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Ryan Anderson left the game with a sprained ankle and is iffy for Wednesday, meaning Tucker might get extended minutes again in that one. But we'd rather roll the dice on someone like Eric Gordon or Gerald Green, who both scored in double figures tonight.
James Harden, Chris Paul lead Rockets 02-07-2018
James Harden G HOU
James Harden scored 36 points, hit four 3-pointers and made all 10 of his free throws in Tuesday's win, adding four rebounds, five assists and a block to his line in 34 minutes of a 10-point win over the Nets. Chris Paul hit 9-of-15 shots, four 3-pointers and all three of his free throws for 25 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals, also in 34 minutes, and as you may already be aware, these guys are really good. Only the Warriors have more wins than the Rockets this season and Harden looks like the favorite for MVP right now.