Evan Fournier (hip) played just 20 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday, scoring nine points with three boards, one assist and one steal.
The Magic were in control of this game from the start and easily bested the Celtics, so they were able to limit Fournier's minutes since he was considered questionable to play with a sore hip. Victor Oladipo has really stepped up his play off the bench, but Fournier has been one of coach Scott Skiles' favorite players this season and his role should be relatively safe. His fantasy arrow is pointing down after a blistering start to the campaign, but he is still worth owning in standard leagues. The Magic will take on the Wolves on Wednesday.
Monta Ellis scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Sunday against the Lakers with six assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 37 minutes.
Considering the competition he was up against, his owners should be a little disappointed with this stat line. The Lakers' opponents were averaging 88.2 shots per game (second-most in the league behind the Bulls) prior to Sunday, so it's a little odd that Ellis had just seven field goal attempts. The mercurial guard hasn't been a top-100 player on a per-game basis in standard leagues yet, but he should get it going soon and is a decent buy-low target.
Jordan Hill (back) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday vs. the Lakers and scored six points with 10 boards (three offensive) and one assist in 20 minutes.
It had to feel good for him to get the win over his old squad, and he did mention before the game that his back is doing a lot better. Hill's hustle and offensive rebounding has earned him a consistent role off the Pacers' bench, but he isn't going to be a reliable fantasy asset while he is only seeing minutes in the low 20s.
The Wizards have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent C Ryan Hollins.
Nene recently aggravated his strained left calf, so Hollins will serve as emergency depth behind Marcin Gortat at center. There's no reason to approach Hollins for fantasy purposes.
Paul George stayed hot in a win over the woeful Lakers on Sunday with 39 points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
The NBA keeps on waiting for George to slow down, but he just won't quit and has now led the Pacers to a four-game win streak and they are currently sitting in second place in the East. Additionally, George connected on a season-high 14 free throws on 17 attempts which is just one away from his career high. The Pacers are off until Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers, so George should be fresh and ready to go for that showdown.
Ian Mahinmi played well with eight points, 10 boards, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Sunday.
The Lakers intentionally put him on the charity stripe in the fourth quarter and he responded by sinking four straight free throws. He was shooting just 35.3 percent from the stripe coming into Sunday's game, so it was nice to see him step up when it mattered the most. Mahinmi has been a pleasant surprise this season and his game has come a long away, but he's a low-end asset at best.
Roy Hibbert nearly double-doubled against the Pacers on Sunday with eight points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.
He desperately wanted to beat his old team tonight and he played with a lot of effort, but Jordan Hill and Ian Mahinmi got the best of him in this matchup. Hibbert has been a top-80 player in standard leagues despite averaging less than 27.0 minutes per game, but you have to wonder what kind of role he will have down the stretch considering the Lakers are at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Hibbert is on an expiring deal and he has a history of fading during the second half of the season, so it makes sense to sell high if you can.
Jordan Clarkson double-doubled in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday with 22 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.
The impressive second-year player also added six assists, one steal and two treys, and he has now scored 19 or more points in three of his last four games. Clarkson has benefited from a little extra playing time due to Lou Williams' (personal) absence, but he's easily been the best player on the Lakers this season and his role is only going to grow. Expect the Lakers to prioritize his development with their eyes starting to look towards the draft lottery.