Lowdown: Straight Cash-ner

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Donovan Mitchell won the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.

He broke out the Vince Carter jersey for the "it's over" 360 dunk to clinch it. Dennis Smith Jr. still had the best dunk of the night with his wild through-the-leg jam, but the judges weren't fans of his first dunk. Mitchell continues to shine with his in-game dunks as one of the best values in fantasy hoops.
Feb 17 - 10:22 PM

Devin Booker won the JBL 3-Point Contest.

Massive props to Booker for not only saying he would win, but also calling that Klay Thompson would finish second when he was on the Suns broadcast last week. He'll have the rest of the break to get his hip injury right and he has said he doesn't want to rest down the stretch. Booker's fantasy owners can expect a strong finish.
Feb 17 - 9:23 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

He beat Jamal Murray in the semifinal and Lauri Markkanen in the final to earn the trophy. Dinwiddie has been a serious candidate for Most Improved Player and arguably the best pickup in fantasy hoops. He's a great story and a Los Angeles kid, but Dinwiddie said the best part of his win was helping someone get a scholarship.
Feb 17 - 8:38 PM

Paul George hinted he knows what he'll do this offseason.

To clarify, George was asked if he knows what he'll do this summer. "I don't," he said. "I know what I feel is best." So if he knows it, does he have an idea of his plan? Russell Westbrook also suggested that he thinks PG is going to stay, so this will obviously be a huge story this summer.
Feb 17 - 6:15 PM

Channing Frye said he had an appendectomy.

"I’m pretty sure that i got my appendix removed I’ll be able to dunk at least [three times] a month now," Frye said on Twitter. This probably explains why Frye was out for personal reasons on Thursday and now he’ll be targeting an early March return.
Feb 17 - 5:27 PM

Vince Carter is expected to spend the rest of the season in Sacramento, as the Kings reportedly prefer not to buy him out.

There were rumors in Toronto that Carter and the Raptors might reunite if VC was bought out and became a free agent this month. However, it appears the Kings want to hold onto their vet. Yet, it sounds like there is an outside chance that the 41-year old Carter finishes his career where it began by signing a one year deal with the Raps over the summer.
Feb 17 - 1:04 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters that he was unsure when Reggie Jackson (ankle) would return to game action.

Next Tuesday will mark two months since Jackson suffered his Grade-3 right ankle sprain. He was initially projected to miss 6-8 weeks, but it sounds like Jackson "might need a few more weeks." He has shed his walking boot but has not yet been cleared to practice with the team. "I don’t have any preconceived notion at all of when he’ll be back," Van Gundy said on Wednesday. "When (the team doctors) tell me he’s back, he’s back." Ish Smith will continue to start at point guard, with Jameer Nelson backing him up.
Feb 17 - 12:11 PM

Klay Thompson said that "hopefully" he will re-sign with the Warriors.

Thompson won't have an opportunity to test free agency until July of 2019, but he is already getting asked questions about potentially leaving Golden State. While being the offensive focal point of another squad would be ideal for his fantasy production, it sounds like Klay is content to play his role on the stacked Warriors. "Playing for one team your whole career is definitely special. Only so many guys have done it in professional sports, so it’ll be a goal of mine," said Thompson. "Hopefully it all works out."
Feb 17 - 11:09 AM
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