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Player Notes

  • Millsap plays good defense but has bad stat line
    Paul Millsap returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with P.J. Dozier (adductor) joining a plethora of Denver players on the inactive list and finished with six points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal over 24 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap shot just 3-of-13 from the floor tonight, but his defense was superb, as he helped hold Julius Randle to just 5-of-15 shooting and finished with a plus/minus rating of plus-17. At this stage in his career, Millsap is a lot more valuable to the Nuggets than any fantasy team. Michael Porter Jr. finished with a team-best plus/minus of plus-24 on his way to 17 points, six rebounds, three triples, three assists and one turnover in 25 minutes. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Nikola Jokic posts dominant double-double in win
    Nikola Jokic dominated the Knicks on Wednesday, tallying 32 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals, two swats and four turnovers across 29 minutes in a 113-97 win.

    Advice: Jokic set a new career-high for points in a quarter when he netted 24 on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 8-of-10 at the stripe over his first 12 minutes, and in typical Jokic fashion, he deflected from his amazing performance during his postgame interview and instead heaped praise on head coach Mike Malone. "The guy gave me everything. The guy gave me the freedom," said the MVP candidate of his coach. "He led me. He showed me the way. And we built a great relationship... it’s more than basketball. It’s six years of building something together." NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Noel (ankle) brings the defensive stats in return
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) ripped away two steals and sent six shots packing in his return to action on Wednesday.

    Advice: Noel was moving around fine after missing Monday's game, which was the second of a back-to-back, so he should be good to go for Friday's game in Pheonix. He added five points (2-of-3 FG, 1-of-2 FT), five rebounds and two turnovers in his 30 minutes of floor time, but the defensive stats are why you have him on your roster. Taj Gibson returned to the second unit and finished with two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block over 12 minutes; while Norvel Pelle saw just five minutes off the bench and contributed two points and one rebound in the loss. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Kevin Love posts +/- of -45 for Cavaliers
    Kevin Love hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 26 minutes of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Blazers. 

    Advice: We weren't even going to blurb him tonight and while it's not really fantasy related, it's not every night we have the privilege of blurbing a player with a +/- of -45, which is what Love accomplished tonight. If you don't know, that means his team was outscored by 45 points while he was on the floor tonight. And that was the lowest +/- by a Cavs player since Antawn Jamison in 2012. And if you would have told us that both 32-year-old Kevin Love and 38-year-old Anderson Varejao would play in a meaningless game for the Cavs on May 6 back in December, we would have probably lost a lot of money.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:55 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas struggles in matchup with KAT
    Jonas Valanciunas had a rough night on Wednesday, contributing just nine points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals before fouling out in 20 minutes.

    Advice: JV balled out in his previous two meetings with Karl-Anthony Towns this season, but tonight, KAT got the best of him — although the Grizzlies still came away with the win. This was just the fifth time this season that JV has been held to single-digits in the scoring column, and the first time since March 17, but we'd anticipate him having a big bounce-back performance against the tanking Pistons on Thursday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm

NBA Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
May 4
Activated
May 2
Activated
May 2
Activated
May 2
Deactivated
Apr 28
Activated
Apr 28
Activated
Apr 27
Activated
Apr 26
Deactivated
Apr 26
Activated
Apr 24
Deactivated

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Norman Powell Por - SG,SFRight knee tendinopathyGTDMay 5, 2021
Rui Hachimura Was - SF,PFIllnessOMay 5, 2021
Brandon Ingram NO - SF,PFSprained left ankleOMay 5, 2021
Christian Wood Hou - PF,CSore right ankleGTDMay 5, 2021
Tristan Thompson Bos - PF,CStrained left pectoralGTDMay 5, 2021
Wendell Carter Jr. Orl - CLeft eye abrasionGTDMay 5, 2021
Jaylen Brown Bos - SG,SFSprained right ankleGTDMay 4, 2021
Josh Jackson Det - SG,SFToothOMay 4, 2021
Tyrese Haliburton Sac - PG,SGLeft kneeINJMay 3, 2021
Darius Garland Cle - PGSprained left ankleINJMay 3, 2021
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