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Kyle Anderson (left ankle sprain) underwent X-Rays after the game, which came back negative.

Anderson will now undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine if there is any further damage to his injured ankle. He only played eight minutes on Saturday before being ruled out. Justin Holiday started the second half in his absence, but Shelvin Mack saw more time after his exit. JaMychal Green saw some minutes at small forward, as well. We'll consider Anderson highly questionable for Monday's game against the Rockets.
Jan 12 - 8:14 PM

Josh Richardson (illness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Detroit.

An illness has been making its way around the team recently and appears to have hit Richardson. J-Rich has been slumping a bit of late, but has missed only one game this season and leads the Heat in minutes played. If he is unable to play on Friday night, Rodney McGruder, Justise Winslow, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Jones would likely divvy up extended minutes.
Jan 18 - 11:21 AM

Tyler Johnson (illness) is available to play Friday vs. the Pistons.

Johnson missed Thursday's practice and was initially listed as questionable, but is good to go for Friday night. However, both Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson are now dealing with the illness that is making its way around the team, and are questionable for Friday's contest.
Jan 18 - 11:20 AM

Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

Thompson missed most of December due to a foot injury, and the tanking Cavs may rest him periodically over the second half of the season. Friday is the front end of a back-to-back for Cleveland. With both Thompson and Larry Nance (knee) sidelined, Channing Frye and Ante Zizic will soak up plenty of extra minutes. On Wednesday, Zizic scored 16 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in a career-high 27 minutes.
Jan 18 - 9:43 AM

Kyle Kuzma matched his career-high seven 3-pointers during a 138-128 overtime victory over the Thunder on Thursday, finishing with 32 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and four turnovers.

Not bad against the NBA's best defense, and his three steals also matched his career-high. Kuzma was slumping over his previous three games despite two easy matchups against the Bulls and Cavs, so this was unexpected. LeBron James (groin) is set to start practicing next week, but he doesn't have a timetable to return just yet. With the Rockets on the horizon for Saturday, Kuzma could keep it going with another strong performance.
Jan 18 - 1:01 AM

Paul George scored 27 points (9-of-19 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 44 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

George did almost all of his damage in the first three quarters of this one, scoring 26 of his 27 points in that time frame. He didn't attempt any shots in the fourth quarter and missed all five of his shots in the overtime period. Outside of that, PG matched his season-high in assists and swiped at least two steals for the fourth straight game. He continues to put up first round value in 9-category formats.
Jan 18 - 12:51 AM

Ivica Zubac dominated against the Thunder on Thursday, making 12-of-14 from the field for a career-high 26 points with 12 rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

The one they call Zupac wasn't going platinum, he was going double-uranium in this win. Zubac had a +35 plus/minus and he played the final 20 minutes excluding a few seconds for situational subs. He played just eight minutes in the last game after coach Luke Walton made a switch to Tyson Chandler to start, but this outstanding game could be enough for Walton to make another switch -- Chandler also tweaked his hand. If Zu starts, he would get a potential dream matchup against the Rockets on Saturday after Jarrett Allen went for 20 and 24 against Houston on Wednesday. Zubac might not stick, but it's hard to leave him on the wire after this strong game, especially when his coach is searching for answers at the five. Fantasy owners can picture Zubac rollin' to the rim and may want to get around to picking him up in standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 12:42 AM

Russell Westbrook struggled shooting on Thursday, making just 7-of-30 shots for 26 points with nine rebounds, 13 assists, one block, one steal and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Lakers.

Westbrook made just 2-of-18 of his 2-point field goals in this one, but did knock down a season-high five triples to help make up for it. He also made 7-of-10 from the free throw line, including three at the end of regulation to tie the game and sent it to overtime. There was just a 26.5% chance of him making all three foul shots based on his season FT%, but the former MVP came up clutch. Russ' FT% is trending up of late, sitting at 75% over the last five games.
Jan 18 - 12:33 AM

Jamal Murray made seven 3-pointers against the Bulls on Thursday, finishing with 25 points, two rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 29 minutes.

He's getting hot again and coincidentally he's made 50.0% from the field in each of his last three, averaging 23.3 points, 3.0 boards, 4.0 dimes, 0.3 steals and 4.0 treys in those outings. The made treys tell the story here, and Murray only made two shots at the rim over these three. The Blue Arrow gets another easy matchup against the Cavs on Saturday, so maybe he'll shoot above 50% in that one. He's trending up.
Jan 17 - 11:54 PM

Lauri Markkanen didn't get much help during a 135-105 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 27 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

He scored 15 of the first 21 points for the Bulls, including a run with 10 points in 90 seconds. The Bulls were actually leading at the end of the first, but their defense fell apart with 42 points given up in the third. Markkanen was in a mini-slump before this strong outing, failing to hit 20 points in five straight. There was some concern that he is still playing through his elbow injury, but e is starting to show more confidence in his shooting. The Bulls are bad, but Lauri should be a mid-round player going forward with some early-round upside.
Jan 17 - 11:31 PM

Deandre Ayton double-doubled against the Raptors on Thursday, scoring 15 points (6-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with 17 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 35 minutes.

Ayton grabbed at least 17 rebounds for the fifth time so far this season. He hasn't been as good of late, posting late-sixth round value over the last two weeks, but he's still comfortably holding top-25 value in 9-category leagues on the season. The number one overall pick is averaging 14.8 points, 11.0 boards and 1.6 blocks over his last five outings. Peaks and valleys are natural for rookies, but Ayton's peaks are higher than most.
Jan 17 - 11:23 PM

Bobby Portis got the start against the Nuggets on Thursday, making 4-of-13 from the field for 10 points with 13 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He even played some garbage time at the four next to Cris Felicio. Portis is not shooting the ball well at all with this dud and a 1-of-11 on Tuesday, so it's possible his elbow injury from last week could be affecting him. Still, Wendell Carter Jr. (thumb) could miss additional time and Portis should be taking plenty of shots, so he's worth owning in standard leagues while WCJ is out.
Jan 17 - 11:16 PM




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