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  • Exercises player option
    House has picked up his $4.3 million player option for the 2023-24 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Advice: House's numbers in most statistical categories have steadily declined over the past few seasons, but he'll remain with the 76ers for another season after exercising his player option. During his first year in Philadelphia, he averaged 4.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game. Today, 8:09 am
  • Jamal Murray goes 26/10/6, Nugs open Finals w/ win
    Jamal Murray posted a 26-point, 10-assist double-double Thursday against the Heat, adding six rebounds, a steal and two triples.

    Advice: He shot 11-of-22 from the field and incredibly, Murray did most of his damage in the first three quarters. Dating back to Game 6 against Phoenix, he's now scored at least 25 in six straight games, and he's provided two double-doubles in his last four outings. Much like his counterpart Nikola Jokic, Murray has broken out this postseason, averaging nearly 28 points per game to go with 5.5 boards and 6.1 dimes. Murray and Jokic will look to handle their business at home in Game 2 on Sunday and take a 2-0 series lead before heading back to Miami for Game 3 on Wednesday. Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Nikola Jokic casually posts another triple-double
    Nikola Jokic finished Thursday’s victory over the Heat with 27 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and a triple.

    Advice: What else can we say about the two-time MVP who’s taken this postseason run as an opportunity to silence all of his doubters? We’re honestly out of superlatives for the Serbian superhuman. Joker delivered his ninth triple-double of the 2023 playoffs, becoming the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his Finals debut (Jason Kidd, 2002). He had just 15 points through three quarters but delivered 12 big ones in the fourth to hold off a late Miami rally and keep the Heat from getting too close for comfort. Jokic led all scorers, and his monster triple-double is one of the quietest you’ll ever see. We’ve gotten to the point that double-digit points, rebounds and assists are the expectation every single time he’s on the court. That’s absurd. Yesterday, 11:19 pm
  • Bam Adebayo leads Heat with 26/13/5 line in loss
    Bam Adebayo delivered 26 points, 13 rebounds and five assists Thursday as the Heat fell to the Nuggets 104-93 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Adebayo was solid in this one, shooting 13-of-25 from the floor and leading Miami’s offense on a night that the team desperately needed it. Jimmy Butler scored 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting, while Caleb Martin disappeared and finished with three points on 1-of-7 shooting. Max Strus was a wretched 0-of-10 from the field and scored no points, and Duncan Robinson went 1-of-6 for three points. Adebayo and Gabe Vincent (19 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five triples) were the only members of the usual rotation who could get it going on offense, but the Heat just couldn’t hang with the Nuggets at Ball Arena. Miami will look to even up the series Sunday with a win in Denver, and Adebayo will look to keep up the good work on offense. Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Grabs team-high 13 boards
    Porter produced 14 points (5-16 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 43 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 victory over the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Porter hauled in a team-high 13 rebounds in the win, continuing what has been a solid postseason to this point. While his shot certainly wasn't a thing of beauty, he found other ways to contribute on both ends of the floor. He appears to be fully healthy after a number of back issues over the past few years, something that should have Nuggets fans very excited. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Haywood Highsmith drops 18 in Game 1 loss to Nugs
    Haywood Highsmith finished Thursday’s loss to Denver with 18 points, two rebounds, two steals and two triples.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-10 on the night and logged 23 minutes off the bench, marking his second game with at least 15 points and 20 minutes in his last three appearances. Highsmith logged some extra minutes due to Denver's big lead, but he and Kyle Lowry helped get Miami back within striking distance in the fourth quarter, and Highsmith scored 12 in the final frame. Highsmith hasn't been a big part of Miami's rotation for most of the season and postseason, but he's delivered when given the opportunity. Perhaps Erik Spoelstra gives him a little extra playing time in Game 2. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Muted performance Thursday
    Butler racked up 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal in 38 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 loss to the Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Butler filled the box score in the loss but was noticeably passive on the offensive end. He has been arguably the best player throughout the playoffs to this point, meaning there is likely to be some fatigue setting in, and the 13 points was his lowest output in this postseason. He will be doing everything he can to keep the Heat alive, starting with Game 2 in Denver on Monday. Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Goes missing in Game 1 loss
    Martin contributed three points (1-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one block and one steal in 25 minutes during Thursday's 104-93 loss to the Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Martin was unable to maintain his momentum Thursday, scoring just three points on 1-of-7 shooting. Coming off a heroic 26-point performance in Game 7 against the Celtics, he came crashing back to earth against a much more well-rounded Nuggets outfit. Given what we know about Martin, he was always going to regress after putting together a historic shooting performance thus far in the playoffs. With that said, look for him to deliver an improved effort Monday. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Aleksej Pokusevski suffers fractured right arm
    Aleksej Pokusevski suffered a small fracture of his right humerus bone during a workout in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. 

    Advice: Pokusevski's 2022-23 season came to a premature end due to a left knee contusion, and now he's dealing with another injury. Poku suffered a small fracture of his right humerus bone (upper arm) and will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks. Given the timeline, Pokusevski should not be at risk of missing the start of training camp in September. However, the recent injury issues are a concern regarding his ability to consistently contribute to the Thunder rotation and be of value to fantasy managers. Yesterday, 7:06 pm