Player Notes

  • Domantas Sabonis records triple-double vs. Spurs
    Domantas Sabonis recorded a triple-double on Thursday with 22 points (11-of-15 FGs), 11 rebounds, 11 assists and one block in a 127-122 win over San Antonio.

    Advice: Sabonis extended his double-double streak to 38 games, which is the longest streak of his career. In fact, it is currently the 23rd-longest double-double streak in NBA history. If he were to play in Sacramento’s final 27 games and record a double-double in all of them, he would move into a tie with Elvin Hayes and Jerry Lucas for the 9th-longest streak in league history. That has allowed for dominance in fantasy basketball, and his recent improvement from the free throw line has also helped. He has shot 79.5% from the line over the last month, which is a massive leap up from his season-long number of 69.7%. Rotoworld 52 minutes ago
  • Posts 20 points in return
    Leonard ended Thursday's 129-107 loss to the Thunder with 20 points (9-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard led the Clippers in scoring with an efficient shooting effort, though his overall stat line fell below his usual standard. The superstar forward sat out Los Angeles' final game before the All-Star break due to a left adductor injury, but he suited up for the All-Star Game and exceeded the 30-minute mark Thursday, so his health doesn't appear to be an issue as the second half of the season gets underway. Leonard needs to play just four more contests to record his highest game tally in a regular season since the 2019-20 campaign. Rotowire.com 55 minutes ago
  • Victor Wembanyama records 19/13/4/5/5 line
    Victor Wembanyama stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points (8-of-21 FGs), 13 rebounds, four assists, five steals, five blocks and a 3-pointer in a 127-122 loss to the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Wemby fell just one assist shy of recording a 5x5. There have only been 21 instances of a player finishing with at least five points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals and five blocks, with Jusuf Nurkic being the player to do it most recently when he did it in 2019. In 20 of those 21 games, the players played at least 37 minutes, with Marcus Camby doing it in 34 minutes in 2004. Wemby played 31 minutes on Thursday. This is the closest that he has come to a 5x5, and it is safe to assume that he will reach those marks sooner rather than late. Rotoworld 59 minutes ago
  • Michael Porter Jr. scores 22 with 11 rebounds
    Michael Porter Jr. shot 9-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line in Thursday’s 130-110 win over the Wizards, scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Porter’s production on the boards has improved considerably, averaging 1.5 rebounds per game more than last season. The double-double on Thursday was his tenth of the season and first since January 12. For the season, Porter has been a considerably better option in 9-cat formats than 8-cat, providing 7th-round value in the former and 9th-round in the latter. He’ll look to build on Thursday’s performance on Friday as the Nuggets visit the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld Today, 10:18 pm
  • Logs 14 minutes in OKC debut
    Hayward totaled zero points (0-2 FG) and four rebounds over 14 minutes during Thursday's 129-107 victory over the Clippers.

    Advice: Prior to Thursday, Hayward hadn't played since Dec. 26 due to a calf injury, so it's no surprise that he received limited run in his first game with the Thunder. Though he did well on the boards, the veteran looked rusty on offense, going scoreless during his time on the court. Hayward's playing time should increase as he gets his legs back under him and becomes more familiar with OKC's system, but he may not reach the 30-minutes-per-game mark that he was posting with Charlotte before being traded unless he's able to work his way into the Thunder's starting unit. Rotowire.com Today, 10:13 pm
  • Devin Vassell leads Spurs with 32 points, 7 dimes
    Devin Vassell led the Spurs with 32 points (13-of-18 FGs), one rebound, seven assists and three 3-pointers against Sacramento on Thursday

    Advice: Vassell struggled in their final game before the All-Star break, but he made sure to bounce back in a big way on Thursday. He had his second 30-point game of the month and his highest-scoring game since January 4th. His scoring outburst over the past month has gotten most of the attention, but he has quietly also been a solid source of assists. He has at least six dimes in each of his last three games, and he tied his second-highest assist mark of the season in this game. Vassell continues to improve, and he has been a top-50 player in fantasy basketball over the past two months. Rotoworld Today, 10:11 pm
  • Swats three shots in double-double
    Holmgren ended with 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks over 33 minutes during Thursday's 129-107 win over the Clippers.

    Advice: Holmgren led OKC on the boards in the victory and tied for the team lead with three blocks. He added a healthy 17 points, ranking fourth on the team in that category. Holmgren finished with the 15th double-double of his impressive rookie campaign. Rotowire.com Today, 10:06 pm
  • Bilal Coulibaly offers little in start vs. Nuggets
    Bilal Coulibaly shot 2-of-6 from the field and 0-of-1 from the foul line in Thursday’s loss to the Nuggets, scoring four points with two assists, one steal, and one blocked shot in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Wizards interim coach Brian Keefe changed the starting lineup on Thursday, moving Jordan Poole to the bench with Coulibaly replacing him. The rookie didn’t have much impact, but the starting job may be his for the foreseeable future. Given how bad the Wizards have been, there’s no excuse not to stick with Coulibaly. As for Poole, he shot 4-of-17 from the field and 7-of-9 from the foul line, scoring 18 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals, and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Starting should boost Coulibaly’s fantasy value, so fantasy managers should stick with him. Rotoworld Today, 10:05 pm
  • John Collins hauls in 18 rebounds vs. Charlotte
    John Collins dominated the glass on Thursday and finished with nine points (4-of-10 FGs), 18 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hornets.

    Advice: JC set a new season-high for rebounds in this game, which ended up being the most boards that he has had in a game since February of 2022. He has at least 10 rebounds in three straight games and in five of his last seven, which has contributed to him averaging 8.4 rebounds per game this season. That is his highest rebounding average since the 2019-20 season, which was the best statistical season of his career. He hasn’t contributed as much value in other categories as he did that season, but he has still been a solid source of boards. Rotoworld Today, 10:02 pm