News for Free Agent Players - 2019 Ezra Stiles NBA League

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Wed Dec 814:16Caleb Martin Should Sit Out WednesdayCaleb MartinNAHornetsFree Agent
Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. However, both Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro are back, which means Martin won't have as big of a role off the bench. Gabe Vincent could see additional playing time if Martin is unable to play. Regardless, neither are reliable options while Butler and Herro are healthy.
Source: NBA Injury
Wed Dec 813:52Kyle Anderson Tagged As Doubtful For WednesdayKyle AndersonSFGrizzliesFree Agent
Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson (back) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. It sounds like Anderson is in danger of missing his fourth straight contest. Santi Aldama and John Konchar have picked up the slack in his absence. However, neither of them are reliable enough to start in basically any fantasy formats. Fantasy managers should check back later on Wednesday for an update on Anderson, but it sounds like he is headed towards another absence.
Source: Brett
Wed Dec 813:48Andre Iguodala Upgraded To QuestionableAndre IguodalaSFWarriorsFree Agent
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Head coach Steve Kerr mentioned on Tuesday that Iguodala could return for this contest. It's uncertain if the team plans to limit the veteran forward. His return would mean less minutes for Otto Porter Jr. who wasn't a great fantasy option anyway. Iguodala won't have much streaming appeal even if he does play on Wednesday.
Source: NBA Injury
Wed Dec 808:56LeBron James Drops Very Efficient 30 Points On BostonLeBron JamesPFLakersFree Agent
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James enjoyed a very good night against Boston on Tuesday, scoring 30 points on 13-for-19 shooting in a 117-102 win. He hit 2-for-5 from downtown and picked up four rebounds and five assists with three turnovers in 36 minutes. The King will celebrate his 37th birthday this month, and he's heading towards the special day in great form, having scored 30-plus points in four of his past five outings. It was a great start to a week, which includes meetings against the struggling Magic and the Thunder, so James' hot spell might continue for a while.
Wed Dec 808:29RJ Barrett Hits Career-High Seven Triples Versus SpursRJ BarrettSFKnicksFree Agent
New York Knicks shooting guard RJ Barrett produced a big night against the Spurs on Tuesday, hitting a career-high seven triples with eight attempts en route to a game-high 32 points. He was 11-for-20 overall from the field in a 121-109 win, notching five rebounds with two assists, two steals and two turnovers. Barrett can heat up in a hurry, but he's struggled to make 40 percent of his shots this season and it's limited his effectiveness on the offensive end. He meets the Pacers next, a team against whom Barrett has shot only 36.4 percent from the field this season.
Wed Dec 808:22Kristaps Porzingis Grabs A Double-Double In Comeback GameKristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis ended a two-game absence with a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double in Tuesday's loss to the Nets, shooting 6-for-17 from the field and 1-for-5 from behind the arc. He also recorded five assists with one steal, one block and two turnovers. Porzingis now has six double-doubles in 16 games for the season. He's sadly very injury-prone, and the big guy could get a rest day on Wednesday, as the Mavericks face a battle against Memphis. There's another back-to-back set on the horizon as well and the team will definitely want to play it safe with Porzingis.
Tue Dec 721:12Kevin Porter Jr. Won't Be Available On WednesdayKevin PorterSGCavaliersFree Agent
Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (thigh) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. Fantasy managers are certainly frustrated with how frequently Porter pops up on the injury report. He continues to deal with this lingering thigh issue that won't go away. His absence should mean more minutes for Eric Gordon and Garrison Mathews. Also, Armoni Brooks will see extended playing time off the bench. All of them could be possible deep league streaming options while Porter is out.
Source: Jonathan
Tue Dec 721:06Romeo Langford Won't Be Limited On TuesdayRomeo LangfordSGCelticsFree Agent
Boston Celtics guard Romeo Langford (ankle) won't be limited during Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The organization is calling his ankle injury a pain tolerance type of issue. Head coach Ime Udoka mentioned Langford won't have a minutes restriction for this contest. Right now, Langford is averaging 18.6 minutes per game on the season. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to go over that on Tuesday. That means, he'll be a low-end streaming option for Tuesday's small slate.
Source: Boston
Tue Dec 720:59Nassir Little Questionable For WednesdayNassir LittleSFTrailblazersFree Agent
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Golden State Warriors. He has missed each of his last four games due to a left ankle sprain. The Blazers could certainly use him out there with Damian Lillard (abdominal) and C.J. McCollum (lung) already ruled out. Also, Anfernee Simons (ankle) and Ben McLemore (hip) are questionable for Wednesday. CJ Elleby could be a tempting streaming option and Little would be asked to pick up the slack, assuming he's able to play on Wednesday.
Source: NBA Injury
Tue Dec 720:00Romeo Langford Available For Celtics On TuesdayRomeo LangfordSGCelticsFree Agent
Boston Celtics guard Romeo Langford (ankle) is ready to play on Tuesday against the Lakers. He's back after missing Saturday's 145-117 dismantling of the Blazers. The 22-year-old doesn't play a big role for Boston, but with Jaylen Brown (hamstring) unavailable, there's an opportunity to log some more minutes. Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard, who both enjoyed Saturday's blowout win, will have to settle for less playing time with Langford back in the mix and might not even feature at all.
Source: NBA Injury
Tue Dec 719:24Tim Hardaway Jr. Good To Go On TuesdayTim HardawaySGKnicksFree Agent
Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) is in the lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Nets. The 29-year-old sniper popped up on the injury report with a right knee contusion, but he's good to go. Hardaway Jr. exploded for a season-high 29 points off the bench at the weekend against the Grizzlies, so he's carrying some good momentum ahead of the tough matchup. The Mavs offense will run through Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, who are both back on the court, but Hardaway Jr. should see plenty of the ball as well coming off the bench.
Source: NBA Injury
Tue Dec 719:16Kristaps Porzingis Returns From A Two-Game AbsenceKristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis will be back on the court in Tuesday's fascinating matchup against Brooklyn, ending a two-game absence. Maxi Kleber has logged 30-plus minutes in back-to-back games with Porzingis unavailable, but the German will now head back to the bench. It's likely that we sadly won't be seeing any Boban Marjanovic either. Brooklyn has defended well against opposing bigs this season, so this isn't a great comeback spot for Porzingis, but his presence will at least give Dallas a much better chance to get the win.
Source: NBA Injury
Tue Dec 709:04Dejounte Murray Extends Double-Double StreakDejounte MurrayPGSpursFree Agent
San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray collected a seventh consecutive double-double in Monday's loss to the Suns, scoring 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting and delivering 14 assists with four turnovers in 34 minutes. He hit both attempts from deep and finished things off with six rebounds and two steals. Murray has looked awesome all year and this was the start of a huge week for him. The Spurs have a whopping five games to play. It will be interesting to see how San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich handles the situation. Murray has some injury history, so his minutes might be limited or he might even not feature in every game.
Tue Dec 708:28Derrick Jones Jr. Gets Near A Double-Double In First StartDerrick JonesSFHeatFree Agent
Chicago Bulls small forward Derrick Jones Jr. logged his first start of the campaign in Monday's win over the Nuggets, going for 12 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes on the floor. He shot 5-for-12 from the field with a 1-for-5 record from deep and completed his line with one assist, one block and one turnover. Jones Jr. replaced DeMar DeRozan (health and safety protocols) in the starting five. DeRozan might be missing for a while now, so Jones Jr. could be a nice short-term option for fantasy managers. Although, the Bulls sadly play just two more times this week.
Tue Dec 708:11Tyler Herro Leads All Scorers With 24 PointsTyler HerroSGHeatFree Agent
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro came through with a game-high 24 points in 29 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss to Memphis, shooting 11-for-19 from the field and 2-for-4 from downtown. He added four assists to his line with five turnovers and three rebounds. Herro was back on the bench as Jimmy Butler returned from a four-game absence, but he got injured again and should be considered questionable for Wednesday's match against the Bucks. Bam Adebayo (thumb) is already on the shelf, so Herro could carry a lot of the offensive burden Wednesday night.
Tue Dec 708:01Dillon Brooks Pulls The Strings Offensively Monday NightDillon BrooksSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks played a big part on the offensive end in Monday's win over Miami, scoring 21 points and delivering eight assists. He notched three rebounds as well and had two steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes with 8-for-21 shooting. Brooks' shooting was disappointing here, but he actually went a solid 3-for-6 from behind the arc. The 25-year-old had managed just 22 points in his first two outings of the month and he certainly got going here again. Brooks and the Grizzlies have three more games this week, starting with Wednesday's matchup against Dallas. The Mavericks can look very good at times on the defensive end and they limited Brooks to just 5-for-12 shooting and 11 points at the weekend.
Tue Dec 707:42Malcolm Brogdon Has 17 Points, Eight Assists Monday NightMalcolm BrogdonSGBucksFree Agent
Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon had a solid game in Monday's win over Washington, finishing with 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists. He shot 6-for-13 from the field and 5-for-5 at the charity stripe with two turnovers in 38 minutes. Brogdon had a miserable 4-for-14 night from the field in the previous game against Miami, so he will have regained some rhythm from this performance. The Heat have been one of the best defensive teams in the league against point guards this season and Brogdon will face another such side on Wednesday in the Knicks. They have limited point guards to just 38.3 percent shooting this season.
Mon Dec 623:31Kelly Oubre Jr. Scores 35 Points In Loss To 76ersKelly OubreSFSunsFree Agent
Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Kelly Oubre Jr. erupted for a team-high 35 points during a 127-124 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. The 25-year-old shot 13-for-24 from the field, including 6-for-13 from behind the arc, and 3-for-4 from the line. The Kansas product also added five rebounds, three assists, four steals, and a block across 43 minutes. Oubre Jr. earned a second-consecutive start with point guard LaMelo Ball entering the league's health and safety protocols on Saturday. When given steady minutes, Oubre Jr. is capable of putting up terrific numbers. Over the past three games, he is averaging over 29 points, 2 steals, 3.3 rebounds, and two assists per game while seeing over 37 minutes per game.
Mon Dec 617:35Al Horford Will Return On TuesdayAl HorfordC76ersFree Agent
Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (back) will return to the floor for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He sat out during the second leg of the back-to-back set on Saturday. This is normal for the Celtics as they tend to rest their veteran forward in most back-to-back sets. His return should move Grant Williams back to the second unit. Fantasy managers should expect Horford to resume his normal role in the rotation on Tuesday.
Source: Jay
Mon Dec 617:26Solomon Hill Ruled Out For MondaySolomon HillSFGrizzliesFree Agent
Atlanta Hawks forward Solomon Hill (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is not shocking considering Hill was forced to exit early during Sunday's game. Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) and Cam Reddish (wrist) are listed as questionable for this contest. That means, Kevin Huerter could be asked to play heavy minutes on Monday. He'll be worth using in DFS contests, assuming the Hawks remain shorthanded.
Source: Kevin