Kyle O'Quinn scored nine points with five rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
A 4x5 will work for KOQ. Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) did not play in this game while Willy Hernangomez was in some foul trouble, so it was a perfect storm for O'Quinn. We've seen about a dozen big games from him this year, but he can fall off faster than just about anyone. If you want to add him, just remember you might be dropping him after his next game.
Hassan Whiteside had a field day against the Pacers on Saturday with 22 points, 17 rebounds, one steal and one block.
He now has 15 games with 20+ points and 15+ rebounds, second to only Anthony Davis (18) this season. Whiteside finished 6-of-12 from the field and 10-of-13 from the line, bumping his free throw percentage up to 57.8 percent on the season. That's the only thing holding him back in standard leagues, but he's still returning third-round value. His owners should just be relieved that the shut-down risk has gone way done with the Heat winning 16 out of their last 18 games.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored three points with three assists in 22 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
We saw him put up numbers in the last go 'round Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) was out, but Lance Thomas being healthy hurts Kuzminskas' chances for a good game. Leave him on the wire.
James Johnson nearly triple-doubled in Saturday's 113-95 win over the Pacers with 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutes.
What a way to bounce back after scoring just two points on Friday. Johnson also stuffed the stat sheet with two blocks, two steals and two triples, shooting 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line with five turnovers. He's arguably the waiver wire pickup of the year and could have more minutes coming his way if backup center Willie Reed misses time with his right calf strain -- Heat coach Erik Spoelstra isn't afraid to use JJ as a small-ball five.
Justin Holiday scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
Revenge game for trading away his brother? Bad jokes aside, Justin did benefit tonight with Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) out to bump Carmelo Anthony over to the four more often and open up wing minutes. Porzingis isn't expected to be out long, so there's little incentive to add Holiday until further notice.
Derrick Rose scored 18 points with five rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
He did go to the locker room during this game, but it did not look like it was due to an injury. Rose was also gone from the locker room when the media was allowed to enter. He also said he had to leave a media scrum to catch a flight to Chicago. Never a dull moment, apparently.
Dario Saric grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds during a 110-109 loss to the Knicks on Saturday, adding 19 points, five assists and one 3-pointer in a career-high 40 minutes.
That's four consecutive double-doubles and the seventh straight game with at least 18 points. Saric doesn't have a backup and the 76ers continue to run offense through him. Amazingly, he's still be efficient lately despite making just 5-of-29 (17.2 percent) from deep in his last five games to get him to 47.7 percent from the field overall. The Homie Dario looks like a league-winning type of asset going forward.
Jahlil Okafor scored a season-high 28 points against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 29 minutes.
He made 11-of-19 from the field and all six from the line for a terrific scoring line. Okafor was coming off a rough game on Friday against the Wizards, but he's struggled against Marcin Gortat for basically his whole career. With Joel Embiid (knee) still in street clothes and possibly missing more than two games, maybe Okafor get start to get it going. While this might be his best game all year, he's still worth owning to see if he can keep it going.