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Alexis Ajinca stepped up in his 23 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during an 88-85 win over the Pistons, scoring 10 points with 11 boards, two assists and one block.

Apparently he's still going to get minutes because of Ryan Anderson (knee) being out. Ajinca has arguably been more consistent than Omer Asik and maybe he can play minutes in the 20-24 range. Give him a look in deeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues should be able to do better.
Mar 5 - 2:16 AM

Norris Cole made 2-of-8 from the field against the Pistons on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, three assists and one block in 27 minutes.

The minutes were still a very encouraging sign. Cole did take more shots in his previous games without Anthony Davis, but he'll likely be more of a secondary option now that the Pelicans are getting some players back. He's only worth owning in deep leagues until Jrue Holiday (leg) can return, which might not happen.
Mar 5 - 2:13 AM

Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

Dude has scored in double figures in six straight games and is averaging 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games, making him worth a flier in any league.
Mar 5 - 2:12 AM

Eric Gordon scored just four points with two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Pistons on Wednesday.

He scored at least 18 points each of his three previous games with 3.7 treys per game. Obviously Gordon's usage took a nosedive with the return of Anthony Davis, but he should still be able to score in the teens with over two treys per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 5 - 2:11 AM

Jared Dudley started at shooting guard on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

He was relevant a month ago, but should no longer be owned in fantasy.
Mar 5 - 2:10 AM

Michael Carter-Williams hit just 5-of-14 shots and turned the ball over five times, but still had 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

MCW is finding his way in Milwaukee, but his turnovers and poor shooting are always going to be hanging over the heads of his fantasy owners.
Mar 5 - 2:08 AM

Reggie Jackson played well against the Pelicans on Wednesday during an 88-85 loss with 14 points, five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and four turnovers in 33 minutes.

He made 7-of-16 from the field, which is a huge improvement from making just 33.3 percent from the field in his previous four. Jackson's numbers are still pretty good considering he can't make shots right now, averaging 15.6 points, 5.2 boards 7.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 treys. He's a must-start player.
Mar 5 - 2:07 AM

Zaza Pachulia, who started and played just 13 scoreless minutes on Tuesday, had 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals on 5-of-9 shooting on Wednesday.

He's not going to go crazy on most nights with John Henson around, but played well tonight. But as we saw on Tuesday, he's not exactly reliable right now, either.
Mar 5 - 2:06 AM

Tony Parker hit 8-of-14 shots for 19 points, one rebound, three assists and two steals in Wednesday's win.

Parker has been in an awful slump lately, but finally broke out of it tonight. Some more rebounds and assists would have been nice, but we're not going to complain about this line from a guy who had scored six or fewer points in four of his previous five games.
Mar 5 - 2:01 AM

Jodie Meeks scored 20 points with one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He's been drastically outplayed by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but managed to drop his first 20-point game of 2015. Meeks averaged just 11.0 points and 0.9 treys on 41.5 percent from the field in February, so we'll need to see it again. Keep an eye on him, though. KCP had just eight points in 24 minutes and is the better player to own.
Mar 5 - 2:01 AM

Andre Drummond scored 13 points with 18 boards, one assist, one steal and six blocks against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

It's not a tough argument to make that the Reggie Jackson trade is helping Drummond. In his last five with RJ, Drummond averaged 16.4 points, 13.6 boards, 2.6 blocks and 0.4 steals on 63.2 percent from the field. He's still going to be abysmal from the line, but Drummond is back to being a beast.
Mar 5 - 1:57 AM

Kawhi Leonard hit 9-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win.

Tonight was the night the all-cat freaks came out, as Leonard, Draymond Green and Nicolas Batum all played well, which hasn't happened consistently this season.
Mar 5 - 1:57 AM
Tim Duncan - F/C - Spurs

Tim Duncan had just five points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

He was in foul trouble and finished with five of them, but a 19-minute night is a lot more attractive than a DNP-CD, so hopefully tonight's limited run was enough to avoid a DNP any time soon.
Mar 5 - 1:55 AM

Derrick Williams came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

This was a pretty useless fantasy line, but he is coming on, scoring in double figures in three straight games. The scoring is nice, but is only averaging 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games.
Mar 5 - 1:54 AM

Ray McCallum had 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block on 6-of-12 shooting in 30 minutes on Wednesday.

That's not a bad line, but is also a far cry from his 20-point game last Friday. He's going to start at point guard until further notice, so just keep running him out there and hope that he gets hot.
Mar 5 - 1:51 AM


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