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Nate Robinson scored 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting (including six treys) with seven assists and two steals in Monday's overtime loss to the Nuggets.

Robinson is cruising right now and owners simply have to hang on and hope that Derrick Rose doesn't return to spoil his party. Kirk Hinrich (foot) has been near a return for seemingly forever, which also threatens to steal away Lil' Him's value.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 01:12:00 AM

Nikola Mirotic scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

Two good games in a row? Is this real life? Mirotic was in a serious slump heading into the break and was even a DNP-CD in the last game before the All-Star break. Plus, the Bulls said they traded Taj Gibson because they wanted to get a look at Bobby Portis. Well, maybe this is a wakeup call for Mirotic and he can keep it going. He's far from a must-add guy, but coming out hot after the break makes him worth a pickup for anyone needing treys.
Feb 25 - 11:42 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 34 points during a 117-99 loss to the Bulls on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He made 13-of-25 from the field with two turnovers as a one-man band at home. Before tonight, Irving had a massive 45.5 usage rate when he's not playing next to LeBron James (illness) and Kevin Love (knee) this season, so his 43.8 usage rate in this loss is hardly a surprise. If LeBron's strep throat keeps him out on Monday, Irving will be another easy DFS target. The Cavs do have a road-road back-to-back set on Friday and Saturday, so keep that in mind for the upcoming four-game week.
Feb 25 - 11:22 PM

Carmelo Anthony carried the Knicks during a 110-109 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 37 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

He hit a jumper over Robert Covington with 0.3 seconds left to give the Knicks the lead for good. After the game, Melo sounded very confident and said he had just enough space to get the look he needed (video in link below). Anthony is a better shooter when he's not next to Kristaps Porzingis with better percentages in mid-range, the left corner, right corner and above the break compared to when he's not with KP. Regardless, Melo should be firing away as long as he's active.
Feb 25 - 11:07 PM

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.
Feb 25 - 10:54 PM

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.
Feb 25 - 10:46 PM

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.
Feb 25 - 10:39 PM

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.
Feb 25 - 10:32 PM

Willie Reed has been diagnosed with a right calf strain.

He will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Pacers and will be re-evaluated on Sunday morning. He finished the game with four points, one rebound and one steal in 10 minutes. This diagnosis is good news, but he's not out of the woods yet and we'll know more about his status when the Heat run some tests on him Sunday. If he misses time, Hassan Whiteside will have a higher floor and James Johnson could play more minutes as the backup center.
Feb 25 - 10:31 PM

Terrence Ross showed why the Magic traded for him during a 105-86 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

After a 4-of-17 dud on Thursday, Ross had it going big time with shooting touch. Ross has been living on his jump shot and actually hasn't made any shots at the rim in his two games with Orlando, which does spell trouble for his consistency from an efficiency standpoint -- only 11.7 percent of his shots come from within three feet on the season. Coach Frank Vogel has said he wants him to be aggressive and to score off the dribble, so expect more close shots to come. Ross should be owned in all standard leagues with his new opportunity.
Feb 25 - 10:02 PM

Stephen Curry is starting as expected on Saturday vs. the Nets.

He got the day off at Friday's practice because he has some general soreness and there was a slight concern that he would be rested tonight, but he will play and should be a usage rate monster with Kevin Durant (hand) on the shelf. Deploy Curry like you normally would.
Feb 25 - 9:47 PM

Paul George was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

He picked up two technical fouls and was ejected with 8:49 left in the third quarter. George finishes the game with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes. He's in no danger of being suspended for Monday's game vs. the Rockets.
Feb 25 - 9:37 PM




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