NBA News

Giannis Antetokounmpo    G/F  Bucks



Giannis Antetokounmpo went 6-of-18 from the field and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe on his way to 20 points in Sunday's 123-121 loss to the Pelicans. Antetokounmpo added four rebounds, six assists, two steals and zero turnovers in the 40 minutes he was out there, and he also did a nice job of keeping Anthony Davis in check on the other end of the floor. On Friday, the Bucks pulled off an impressive overtime win against the No. 1 seeded Raptors, but unfortunately, they weren't able to cobble together a win in their second consecutive overtime game on Sunday evening.


Feb 25 - 6:30 PM

Wayne Selden    G  Grizzlies



Wayne Selden (right knee soreness) will not play vs. Boston on Monday. The Grizzlies are also playing without Chandler Parsons (illness) and Tyreke Evans (ribs), so minutes should be plentiful for guys like Dillon Brooks, Jarell Martin and even Kobi Simmons, who logged 23 minutes on Saturday.


Feb 25 - 6:28 PM

Chandler Parsons    F  Grizzlies



Chandler Parsons (illness) will not play vs. the Celtics on Monday. Parsons returned for the Grizzlies' final game before the break, but he's now been sidelined by an illness since Thursday. The oft-injured veteran will be on a suffocating minute-limit whenever he is cleared to play, and there's no fantasy value here.


Feb 25 - 6:26 PM

Khris Middleton    G/F  Bucks



Khris Middleton scored a team-high 25 points in Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, adding one 3-pointer, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 38 minutes. Middleton hit a huge, step-back jumper over E'Twaun Moore with under a minute left to tie up the game for Milwaukee, and he was the lead dog during the overtime period, posting a crazy 50.0 usage rate. Unfortunately, he went iso against Nikola Mirotic on one of the Bucks' final few possessions, which ended with him getting swatted and Milwaukee went on to lose the game.


Feb 25 - 6:26 PM

Tyreke Evans    G/F  Grizzlies



Tyreke Evans (right ribs) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Boston. Evans was due to have an MRI on Sunday and owners should sit tight while we await the results. He was reportedly feeling good on Saturday and this could be a simple precaution, as Memphis has zero incentive to play Evans -- they're headed to the draft lottery and he's headed to unrestricted free agency. Andrew Harrison and Mario Chalmers stand to benefit with more ball-handling duties, and Jarell Martin could earn another start if Memphis opts to go big.


Feb 25 - 6:22 PM

Eric Bledsoe    G  Bucks



Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, two 3-pointers, five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes. Bledsoe was also a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, and he came through with some clutch shots down the stretch to push the game into overtime, but New Orleans was simply too good to overcome in OT. As for Bledsoe's left wrist, it was a complete non-issue through the entirety of Sunday's game, so he should be fine moving forward.


Feb 25 - 6:19 PM

Ersan Ilyasova    F  Hawks



Once Ersan Ilyasova's buyout is completed with Atlanta, he's expected to sign a deal with Philadelphia. Ilyasova spent time in Philly last year, so he's familiar with Brett Brown's system, and he'll help add some depth and 3-point shooting to the 76ers' frontcourt. However, it's unlikely he'll earn enough minutes with the 76ers to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all leagues.


Feb 25 - 5:03 PM

Antonius Cleveland    G  Hawks



Antonius Cleveland (left ankle surgery rehab) will not play Monday against the Lakers. Cleveland is on a 10-day deal with the Hawks, but he's running out of time to make an impression with the Atlanta franchise. It's extremely unlikely he'll establish himself as a factor in fantasy hoops this season.


Feb 25 - 4:59 PM

Malcolm Delaney    G  Hawks



Malcolm Delaney (knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Lakers. This will be Delaney's second straight game on the shelf, which will translate to more minutes for guys like Isaiah Taylor and Tyler Dorsey. Delaney belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.


Feb 25 - 4:56 PM

Tyler Cavanaugh    F/C  Hawks



Tyler Cavanaugh (right ankle) will remain on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with the Lakers. He hasn't played since mid-January, and is still without an official return date. Leave him on the wire.


Feb 25 - 4:54 PM