Player Notes

  • Excels with 22 points
    Barnes chipped in 22 points (8-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 36 minutes during Sunday's 123-107 victory over the Clippers.

    Advice: Players like Kevin Huerter and Keegan Murray have endured their share of struggles recently, but Barnes' veteran presence has kept the ship upright at the wing. The pure shooter remains effective although he also has the tendency to underperform with the occasional single-digit total. Barnes can achieve his upside with a dialed-in three-point shot, and he drilled four from downtown in the win. Rotowire.com Today, 4:00 am
  • Records 20th triple-double in win
    Sabonis ended Sunday's 123-107 win over the Clippers with 17 points (7-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, 12 assists and three steals across 36 minutes.

    Advice: If you assumed Nikola Jokic led the league in triple-doubles, you'd be incorrect. Sabonis has two more triple-doubles than Jokic currently, with Luke Doncic ranking a distant third with 10. Although Sabonis' 8.4 assists per game is lower than Jokic's total, he's actually pulling down an average of one rebound more than the former MVP, a surprising metric when you consider Jokic's dominance. Rotowire.com Today, 3:56 am
  • Quiet again in loss
    Osman finished with three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound over 15 minutes during Sunday's 128-109 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Osman finished with just three points in 15 minutes, continuing his stretch of single-digit performances. He has now scored fewer than 10 points in 11 consecutive games, falling well and truly off the fantasy radar. He is barely a top 300 player this season and can be safely ignored in all but the deepest of formats. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard does it all in loss to Sacramento
    Kawhi Leonard compiled 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Sunday’s 123-107 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: Ho-hum. Yawn. Just another boring effort from Leonard, whose production Sunday looks almost identical to the 20/8/4/3/1 line he posted against Memphis on Friday. Leonard’s elite stat lines have become so commonplace that we take them for granted. He’s been a top-6 player in fantasy hoops for the 2023-24 campaign, but there are rarely any peaks or valleys for this guy. It’s tough to point to a more consistent option among fantasy’s top 10, and those who were able to snag Leonard at a discount on draft day are laughing all the way to the bank. Rotoworld Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Jerami Grant racks up five turnovers in defeat
    Jerami Grant tallied 15 points (6-of-18 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes in Sunday’s 93-80 loss to Charlotte.

    Advice: Portland shot 34.7% from the field and 3-of-32 from three on Sunday, and the numbers are even worse if you remove Deandre Ayton’s 11-of-16 night. Grant was inefficient, shooting 33.3% from the field while finishing with more turnovers (five) than rebounds (two). While he continues to hover just outside the top 100 in 8- and 9-cat formats, the lack of production outside points and 3-pointers has been disappointing. Grant will look to bounce back when Portland hosts Miami on Tuesday. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Miles Bridges scores 18 with 10 rebounds vs. POR
    Miles Bridges amassed 18 points (8-of-18 FGs, 0-of-1 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes in Sunday’s win over Portland.

    Advice: Bridges has recorded a double-double in three straight and four of his last five games and has been an elite fantasy option over the past month. Averaging 23.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 2.9 3-pointers in 38.0 minutes, he has provided top 25 per-game value in 9-cat formats. With the Hornets boasting a 5-1 record since the trade deadline, Bridges may be safe from a potential shutdown, which would be a favorable situation for those who have him rostered with the fantasy playoffs on the horizon. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Benched after playing four minutes
    Johnson notched no counting stats across four minutes during Sunday's 128-109 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Johnson fouled Lauri Markkanen on a three-point attempt in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup and didn't see the floor again after being benched, resulting in a season-low four minutes of playing time. However, assistant coach Mitch Johnson expressed optimism after the game that the 2019 first-rounder would be able to bounce back. Before Sunday's matchup, Johnson had averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game over eight appearances in February. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • John Collins delivers full 20/8/1/2/2 line in win
    John Collins contributed 20 points, eight rebounds, an assist, two steals, two blocks and three triples in Sunday’s victory over the Spurs.

    Advice: Collins finished behind only Lauri Markkanen (26 points) and Jordan Clarkson (20) in the scoring department, as he turned in yet another strong performance. Since Simone Fontecchio and Kelly Olynyk were traded, Collins has averaged 16.0 points, 11.3 boards, 0.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 triples while shooting 54.3% from the field and 89.5% from the charity stripe. The extra frontcourt opportunities have done wonders for him, as he’s posted third-round value in that span. Fantasy managers frustrated with his early-season production can breathe a sigh of relief that they practiced patience and enjoy his strong numbers for the final stretch of the fantasy campaign. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Jonathan Kuminga scores 19 points in 25 minutes
    Jonathan Kuminga recorded 19 points (5-of-10 FGs, 9-of-13 FTs), six rebounds, and three assists in Sunday’s loss to the Nuggets, playing 25 minutes.

    Advice: After being limited to six points in Friday’s win over the Hornets, Kuminga was more productive as a scorer on Sunday. However, if there is anything for fantasy managers to be concerned about, it’s the playing time. With the Warriors getting closer to full strength, Kuminga has played 25 minutes or less in three of his last four outings. Before this stretch, he had logged at least 27 minutes in 14 straight games. Over the past two weeks, Kuminga is ranked just inside the top 200 in 9-cat formats. By comparison, he was a top 75 player during that 14-game stretch in which heavy minutes were the norm. Some of the minutes that were going to Kuminga have been given to Gary Payton II, who, in 14 minutes on Sunday, contributed five rebounds, one assist, and two steals. While Jonathan is worth holding onto in standard leagues, shallow league managers may have a decision to make. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:01 pm