Dose: 40 bombs & Big Sauce

Dose: 40 bombs & Big Sauce
Jared Johnson breaks down Sunday's slate, highlighted by another triple-double from Russell Westbrook and a big time performance from Big Sauce.
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Deron Williams' status for Monday's game vs. the Bucks is still up in the air.

He's fully expected to sign at some point Monday, but he wasn't at the morning shootaround. If D-Will is cleared in time to play, he could be tossed into the fire right away as LeBron James (illness) and Kyle Korver (knee) are considered questionable. To be clear, D-Will is not a great fantasy pickup in Cleveland.
Feb 27 - 11:29 AM

Kyle Korver (knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

Korver was at the morning shootaround getting up some shots, so he's probably closer to probable. Whatever the case, we'll have a better idea after the pre-game warmups tonight. LeBron James is also questionable with an illness, while it's unclear if Deron Williams (trade) will be cleared in time. Iman Shumpert and Jordan McRae could see a bump in minutes if Korver is unable to play.
Feb 27 - 11:25 AM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

The Nets have officially waived Luis Scola.

Scola was playing on an expiring contract, but this will give him the chance to join a contender in what could be his final season in the NBA. With Scola no longer in the mix, Justin Hamitlon should have a few more minutes coming his way. Expect the Nets to sign another big with their open roster spot.
Feb 27 - 11:20 AM

LeBron James (illness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

If LeBron misses his second game in a row, Richard Jefferson will draw another start and will be a low-end streaming option, but Kyrie Irving will be the big winner -- Irving's usage rate without LeBron on the floor is 41.6. LeBron didn't attend shootaround, so he will likely end up being a game-time call.
Feb 27 - 11:13 AM

Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Celtics.

Thabo Sefolosha will move back into his role as the starter, so THJ's minutes will take a hit in the second unit. THJ is averaging 11.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in 21.8 minutes per game as a reserve this season, but we still think his minutes will be closer to 25 after a strong February. He's a hold until we see how this plays out.
Feb 27 - 11:11 AM

Thabo Sefolosha will start ahead of Tim Hardaway Jr. on Monday vs. the Celtics.

Sefolosha has played in two straight games after returning from a nine-game absence due to a groin injury. He's averaging 7.5 points, 4.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 triples in 27 starts this season, so he's more of a deep-league add if you need to stream some steals.
Feb 27 - 11:04 AM

Magic coach Frank Vogel finally admitted that Aaron Gordon is better at power forward.

It only took Vogel four months, but better late than never. "Everybody’s now in their right position, quite frankly," Vogel said. "I think Aaron being a four is better for him. He did well at the three defensively, but he’s better at the four." Gordon said there's better floor spacing with him at the four and added that he feels like the team is quicker. Gordon had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday, so his fantasy arrow is pointing up for the final couple months of the season as he's going to be getting a lot more easy looks around the rim.
Feb 27 - 10:44 AM

The Mavericks are hoping that Yogi Ferrell is their starting point guard of the future.

"Continued improvement, continued aggression, continue to get integrated more and more into the mentality we like to play with,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said when asked what we wants to see from the 23-year-old PG going forward. "He’s going to have a lot of tough defensive assignments along the way." It sounds like Ferrell will be the starter even when J.J. Barea (leg) returns, and it helps that the Mavs don't have a great chance to reach the postseason. Ferrell is in a bit of a slump and has been held to single-digit points in his last three games on 7-of-26 shooting, but he will try to bounce back on Monday vs. the Heat.
Feb 27 - 10:34 AM
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