Danilo Gallinari (groin) scored 20 points with eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Nets on Friday.
He was listed as probable for this game, but that's the status quo for the Nuggets following an injury. Gallinari did not play in the final 15:30 of this game because the Nuggets had the game in the bag, so Gallo likely would've been over 30 had this game been close. He'll be an injury risk, but his value is at its best on the Nuggets compared to another contender.
Wilson Chandler scored 24 points off the bench against the Nets on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
Kenneth Faried (back) was hurt in this game and could miss more time, so Chandler could be getting even bigger minutes. He is back to playing almost all power forward and coach Mike Malone will likely keep him in the second unit because Chandler wanted a consistent role. The fact that he didn't get traded is great for his fantasy value.
Jamal Murray struggled again as the backup point guard, making 3-of-14 from the field for nine points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Nets on Friday.
He was the backup point guard up until garbage time and even played the five garbage-time minutes next to Emmanuel Mudiay, who did not play at all in the first three quarters. Murray has at least two more games as the backup point guard, but he still hasn't done much with this new role. His dynasty value looks nice, but not so much in re-draft.
Darrell Arthur played 13 minutes with two rebounds, one assist and three steals against the Nets on Friday.
Kenneth Faried (back) went down in this game, so Arthur could be looking at minutes the next time out. He has some injury concerns of his own, so leave him on the wire.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored two points with one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in five minutes against the Nets on Friday.
He didn't check in until the Nuggets were up 120-98 with 4:52 left in this game. Mudiay is not expected to be in the rotation for the next couple games, and possibly longer than that.
Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points with two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Nets on Friday.
Yeah, it was against the Nets, but Harris is on a roll and his coach gave him some credit. "I think Nikola [Jokic] loves playing with him because that is one of his favorite targets because Gary is in constant motion," coach Mike Malone said. Harris has been above his season scoring average in each of his last six games with 16 or more on terrific efficiency in each, as well. His terrific second half last year was no fluke and he looks like a mid-round guy going forward. Harris probably deserves more mainstream love as one of the best 22-year-old guards in the NBA.
Brook Lopez scored 17 points during a 129-109 loss in Denver on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.
He'll stick with the Nets and he deserves a lot of credit dealing with all these losses. The Nets have just one win dating back to Dec. 27 and basically have the helped Boston get the No.1 spot in the lottery. It's not Brook's fault at all, averaging 21.0 points, 4.7 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.6 assists and 1.6 treys on 47.5 percent from the field in that 27-game span. His owners will have to watch out for rest on Saturday against the Warriors.
Caris LeVert scored 10 points in his second career start on Friday, adding two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Nuggets.
With Bojan Bogdanovic in Washington, LeVert should get the starts when he's active. The Nets have managed him a lot this season, so his fantasy owners will have to keep an eye out for possible rest on Saturday against the Warriors. He's a decent pickup in standard leagues right now, but his status on Saturday could swing it one way or the other.