• Avoids injury, near triple-double
    Sabonis (undisclosed) produced 21 points (7-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-10 FT), 15 rebounds, eight assists and three blocks over 41 minutes before fouling out of Friday's 124-120 overtime win over the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Sabonis briefly left the contest and went to the locker room for an undisclosed reason, but he returned and nearly posted another triple-double. He also tied his season high with three blocks. Since the All-Star break, Sabonis is averaging 17.4 points, 13.0 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 1.6 steals-plus-blocks in 36.4 minutes per game. Rotowire.com 15 minutes ago
     
  • Back to Charlotte on two-way deal
    Bolden signed a two-way contract with the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: Bolden signed a 10-day deal with the Hornets on Feb. 20 and made one appearance, totaling one rebound in five minutes, before being waived to make room for Aleksej Pokusevski. However, Bolden will return to Charlotte via a two-way contract and report immediately to the G League's Greensboro Swarm, where he'll presumably spend most of his time. In a corresponding move, the Hornets waived Nathan Mensah. Rotowire.com 48 minutes ago
  • Improving, could play by season's end
    Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said Feb. 22 that Clarke (Achilles) has been taking part in more minimal contact work on the court and is expected to play before the end of the season, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.

    Advice: Jenkins offered up no concrete timeline for Clarke's return, but since he's not taking full contact just yet, the veteran big man can probably be viewed as week-to-week rather than day-to-day at this stage of his recovery from the left Achilles' tendon tear he suffered just under a year ago. Given that the 20-40 Grizzlies aren't shaping up as playoff contenders, the team has little incentive to rush Clarke back on the court until they're fully confident in his health. Rotowire.com Today, 7:00 am
  • Ekes out double-double
    Bagley provided 10 points (5-9 FG) and 10 rebounds across 28 minutes during Friday's 140-115 loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Bagley produced in line with his seasonal averages in the defeat, but his move to the Wizards has given the Duke product more output as a full-time starter. The Wizards didn't have to part with much to acquire Bagley, and they felt confident enough with him to send Daniel Gafford packing. The 24-year-old has plenty of potential and despite the team's current woes, he has some rebounding value as a waiver-wire target. Rotowire.com Today, 6:42 am
  • Makes return Friday
    Brown (wrist) tallied seven points (3-3 FG, 1-3 FT) and one rebound in nine minutes Friday in the Trail Blazers' 122-92 win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Brown had been sidelined since early January after requiring surgery to address a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist, but he was back in action Friday and ended up slotting into the rotation with Deandre Ayton (hand) sidelined. He ended up playing ahead of Ibou Badji as the primary backup to fill-in starting center Duop Reath, but if Ayton is back in action for Saturday's game in Memphis, Brown would likely drop back out of the Trail Blazers' rotation. Rotowire.com Today, 6:33 am
  • Grabs 10 boards in loss
    Drummond ended with nine points (4-11 FG, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one block and one steal across 24 minutes during Friday's 113-97 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Depending on the opponent, Drummond will ind himself playing with the first unit to increase the teams overall size, and while using him was a wise move against Cleveland's imposing frontcourt, the Bulls reverted back to Alex Caruso to negative effect. The team has beaten the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves using the oversized set, so it will be interesting to see how Drummond will be used as they push for a playoff spot. Rotowire.com Today, 6:02 am
  • Flirts with double-double in win
    Portis finished Friday's 113-97 win over the Bulls with 11 points (4-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals across 26 minutes.

    Advice: While it wasn't a stellar shooting night for Portis, he provided solid rebound totals in the win and finished second behind Giannis Antetokounmpo in the category. He's had a nice three-game run with the second unit, averaging 15..3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals over the span. Rotowire.com Today, 5:33 am
  • Dominates with 46 points
    Antetokounmpo recorded 46 points (16-22 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 12-16 FT), 16 rebounds, six assists, one block and one steal over 37 minutes during Friday's 113-97 victory over Chicago.

    Advice: The Bucks were in control throughout the game, and Antetokounmpo looked effortless against Chicago's defense. His 46-point effort marked his best performance since a 48-point total against Dallas 27 days ago. The All-Star has also recorded double-doubles in seven of his past 10 games. Rotowire.com Today, 2:06 am
  • Brook Lopez hits four triples in win over Bulls
    Brook Lopez played 29 minutes in Friday’s 113-97 win over the Bulls and recorded 12 points (4-of-8 FGs), three rebounds, one assist, and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lopez is averaging 2.8 blocks per game on the season. However, in Friday’s game against Chicago, he did not record a single block. He contributed with four threes, so Friday’s game wasn’t a total wash. He is one of those players who find a way to provide value year after year, but at 35 years old, there is bound to be some regression. Rotoworld Yesterday, 10:46 pm