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Will Barton played 26 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring one point on 0-of-2 FG and 1-of-2 FTs with six assists, two rebounds and one block.

The assists were a product of Barton playing some point guard minutes off the bench tonight. Emmanuel Mudiay (back) was out tonight, so Jameer Nelson started at PG with Barton and Jamal Murray picking up the slack. Barton is versatile enough to hold value regardless of Mudiay's health, but his value takes a hit with Gary Harris (ankle) healthy and Murray playing well.
Jan 22 - 11:31 PM

Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points off the Wolves' bench on Sunday, making 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Muhammad did his damage in 33 minutes, but tonight's outburst is no reason to run to the waiver wire. He's had some nice scoring performances in January, averaging 1.2 triples with solid percentages, but he's added a combined total of two assists, three steals and zero blocks in 10 games.
Jan 22 - 10:38 PM

Zach LaVine tied a season-low with four points on Sunday, making 2-of-8 field goals without any free throw attempts in 33 minutes.

He didn't make up for it in other categories, adding just two rebounds, one assist and one steal, but the Wolves' ball-movement wasn't exemplary tonight. LaVine's playing time is never in doubt, and fantasy owners should expect a better return during a three-game week vs. the Suns, Pacers and Nets.
Jan 22 - 10:38 PM

Gorgui Dieng picked up three quick fouls and never got back on track Sunday, finishing with four points on 2-of-3 shooting in only 17 minutes of action.

Dieng added one board, one assist, two steals and one block without any turnovers. Shabazz Muhammad was excellent tonight and the Wolves found success with smaller lineups, all of which added to Dieng's disappointing output. There are more small-ball teams on the horizon this week, with matchups vs. the Suns, Pacers and Nets, but Dieng's owners shouldn't hesitate to deploy him.
Jan 22 - 10:30 PM

Kris Dunn thrived as a starter in place of Ricky Rubio (personal) on Sunday, finishing with 10 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Dunn averaged just 4.4 points on 28.0 percent shooting in five starts earlier this season, but he's come a long way since then, and tonight's assists and rebounds were both career-highs. Rubio suffered a hip injury recently, and he's a prime trade target, all of which makes Dunn an appealing stash both short- and long-term, especially after tonight's showing.
Jan 22 - 10:28 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns carried the Wolves to a 111-108 home win on Sunday, racking up 32 points (13-of-19 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), 12 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks, one steal and six turnovers in 40 minutes.

The offense ran through Towns a lot tonight, which was no surprise with Ricky Rubio (personal) out of commission -- before the game, former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau referred to running Chicago's offense through Joakim Noah when Derrick Rose was injured. KAT is the second Wolves player with consecutive 30/10/5 games (Kevin Garnett did it five times), and he's simply on fire as we cruise into the latter half of the regular season.
Jan 22 - 10:15 PM

Ryan Anderson (illness) is expected to play in Monday's game against Milwaukee.

Ryno has missed three of his last four games due to a stomach virus. He told ESPN that he was not able to eat for three days, but has eaten over the last two days and "feels better." Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer will lose some minutes when Ryno returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 22 - 10:14 PM

Jusuf Nurkic was an apparent DNP-CD vs. the Wolves on Sunday.

Darrell Arthur was terrific in 21 minutes off the bench, and the Wolves ran with plenty of small lineups, so there wasn't much room for Nurk in the rotation tonight. He's no stranger to disappearing acts (having averaged 3.3 points prior to Saturday's 12-point game), and his owners can only hope for a trade to a better situation.
Jan 22 - 10:12 PM

Danilo Gallinari scored 14 points with six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Timberwolves.

Gallo has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury and was considered questionable heading into this game. However, he and teammate Gary Harris (ankle) finished with the most minutes for Denver tonight, which suggests that Gallo's ankle is fine. Barring any setbacks, it will be business as usual for him on Tuesday against the Jazz.
Jan 22 - 9:58 PM

Jamal Murray was terrific in 20 minutes during Sunday's loss, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and just one turnover.

The rookie played some point guard tonight and looked good doing it, although he was marginalized down the stretch in favor of (ineffective) veteran Jameer Nelson. Murray is shooting 36.9 percent on the season, with minimal supporting stats, so there's no need to own him while Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is day-to-day.
Jan 22 - 9:52 PM

Jameer Nelson made another start on Sunday in place of Emmanuel Mudiay (back), posting nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with two boards, two assists and four costly turnovers in 28 minutes.

Mudiay was ruled out early for tonight's game, so Nelson could earn more starts beginning with Tuesday's home game vs. the Jazz. He was awful down the stretch of a close game tonight, however, while both Jamal Murray and Will Barton looked proficient as backup PGs, so his playing time isn't written in stone even if he does earn more starts.
Jan 22 - 9:51 PM

Gary Harris (ankle) scored a team-high 22 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes on Sunday against the Timberwolves.

Harris returned after missing three games with a sprained right ankle and did not appear to have any lingering effects. He was supposed to be on minutes restrictions tonight, but the 35 minutes he played suggests otherwise. The 22 points were the most he has scored in a game since Dec. 19. With Harris back in the lineup and playing his full allotment of minutes, Will Barton played 26 minutes and Jamal Murray played 20 minutes.
Jan 22 - 9:49 PM

Darrell Arthur (leg) returned to action on Sunday with 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, three blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes off the bench.

Arthur has been in and out of the lineup for weeks due to injury, and he'll be limited in practices and games for the duration of the season. Even a trade clearing more minutes in the frontcourt might not help him, and he belongs on the waiver wire in most formats despite tonight's all-around performance.
Jan 22 - 9:48 PM

Marquese Chriss scored four points with one rebound, two steals and one block in 17 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

Dragan Bender (ankle), who has been cutting into Chriss' minutes, exited tonight's game with an ankle injury. If he misses any time, Chriss could be in for a boost in minutes. That being said, he is a stash at best at this time.
Jan 22 - 9:17 PM

Lucas Nogueira looked great in his return from a concussion on Sunday, posting 13 points, five boards, one assist, one steals and two blocks in 35 minutes.

Nogueira returned to the starting lineup tonight, displacing fill-in starter Norman Powell. He proceeded to make 5-of-5 shots with a 3-pointer, with all of his shot attempts coming in the first quarter -- Toronto probably should have looked his way a bit more tonight. He's worth a look for boards and strong FG percentages, but keep in mind that Patrick Patterson (knee) was out tonight and Jared Sullinger is still getting up to speed after foot surgery.
Jan 22 - 9:02 PM


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