Tyreke Evans plans to undergo surgery on his right knee and will likely miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.
This is a tough blow for Evans and the Pelicans, but it sounds like the wise decision because there is no reason for him to play at less than 100 percent in what has become a lost season for New Orleans. This could have a significant impact on the Pelicans at the trade deadline as they may be more willing to become sellers. If Evans goes through with the surgery, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole look like the primary beneficiaries, while Bryce Dejean-Jones could be signed for the remainder of the season.
Draymond Green got into a little bit of foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring eight points with nine rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.
Incredibly, this was just his fourth game of the season without a 3-pointer, block or steal. Regardless, Green leads the league in triple-doubles this year (10) and is still returning top-15 value on the season, so there's absolutely no reason to be concerned. He gets a cupcake macthup vs. the Suns on Thursday before he makes his first trip to the All-Star game in Toronto.
Stephen Curry helped the Warriors improve to 47-4 on the season in Tuesday's win over the Rockets, scoring 35 points with nine assists.
With the win, the Warriors now have the best start in NBA history through 51 games and they also earned their 42nd-straight regular-season win at home. Curry has been the best player in the NBA and in fantasy basketball this season and this team is determined to beat the Chicago Bulls' all-time record of 72 wins in a season which was set in 1996. Curry added five boards, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes and gets a date with the Suns on Thursday.
Harrison Barnes scored 17 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors defeat the Rockets on Tuesday.
He was 8-of-12 from the field and added seven boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes. Barnes didn't look the same when he returned from his ankle injury back in early January, but he's starting to find his groove again and is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Thunder on Saturday with three treys. He needs to be in all lineups and his fantasy arrow is pointing up.
Andrew Bogut was phenomenal in Tuesday's win over the Rockets with 13 points, 11 boards, six blocks, three steals, and one assist in 29 minutes.
The Blocks were obviously a season high and the 29 minutes were the most he has seen since Jan. 13. The Warriors ramped up his playing time tonight due to the matchup with Dwight Howard, so don't read too much into this line. He was averaging 2.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 19.0 minutes in his previous two games, so he's not a great add in most leagues.
Marreese Speights played well off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring 15 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes.
He scored 15 points in his last outing and has taken firm control of the backup center spot with Festus Ezeli (knee) out indefinitely. However, Speights is only going to play minutes in the teens on most occasions, so he's not a great add outside of deeper formats.
Rodney Hood hit 12-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers for 29 points, five rebounds and five assists in 43 minutes of Tuesday's overtime win against Dallas.
He hit an incredible game-tying 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime (see the link below) and played very well. He's having a fun season and even the eventual return of Alec Burks probably won't slow him down. Hood is averaging 20.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 3-pointers over his last five games.
Ben McLemore (wrist) is doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.
To be clear, he isn't going to play with the All-Star break right around the corner. McLemore hasn't played well this season and is not worth owning in most leagues. Marco Belinelli will continue to benefit in his absence.