NBA News

Derrick Rose    G  Knicks

 

 

Derrick Rose has a sore right ankle and is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Jazz. It looked like he tweaked his ankle on a drive to the basket. Rose stayed in the game and shot the free throws, but he checked out and went to the locker room. While it didn't look bad, the Knicks will probably play it safe with their point guard. If he's out, it'll be Ron Baker and Chasson Randle getting the PG minutes.

Ian Begley on Twitter

Mar 23 - 12:30 AM

Derrick Rose    G  Knicks

 

 

Derrick Rose has a sore ankle and is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Jazz. It looked like he tweaked his ankle on a drive to the basket. Rose stayed in the game and shot the free throws, but he checked out and went to the locker room. While it didn't look bad, the Knicks will probably play it safe with their point guard. If he's out, it'll be Ron Baker and Chasson Randle getting the PG minutes.

Ian Begley on Twitter

Mar 23 - 12:30 AM

Russell Westbrook    G  Thunder

 

 

Russell Westbrook turned in his 35th triple-double of the season during a 122-97 win over the 76ers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, 14 assists, two blocks and five turnovers. Westbrook was 6-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line to make him the first player in NBA history to drop a triple-double on perfect shooting. Westbrook only had a 19.5 usage rate in this game, which is less than half his season average and is also a season low by a mile. In fact, this was only the second time this season he had a usage rate under 30 in a game. He gets a triple-double date with James Harden on Sunday afternoon.

Elias Sports

Mar 23 - 12:21 AM

Enes Kanter    F/C  Thunder

 

 

Enes Kanter scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, one block and one steal against the 76ers on Wednesday. It's usually a fun time for a big man to go up against Jahlil Okafor and that was the case for Kanter today. He also had a double-double against the Warriors on Monday and did play 25 minutes in that loss. The arrival of Taj Gibson hasn't hurt Kanter too much, averaging 16.8 points, 7.4 boards, 0.6 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in his last five games. Plus, Steven Adams struggling has also helped get Kanter going.

Mar 23 - 12:09 AM

Gary Harris    G  Nuggets

 

 

Gary Harris had another strong game during Wednesday's win vs. Cleveland, scoring 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting with three 3-pointers, four assists and three rebounds. The Nuggets took it to the Cavs tonight, racking up 126 points on 53.1 percent shooting, and Harris got his slice of the cake. In his past four games he's averaging 21.5 points on 56.6 percent shooting, 2.5 triples, 3.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals. Despite being perpetually banged up to start the season, Harris was worth the wait.

Mar 23 - 12:05 AM

Jamal Murray    G  Nuggets

 

 

Jamal Murray thrived in 20 minutes vs. the Cavs, coming off the bench with 15 points (5-of-11 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three 3-pointers, three assists and zero turnovers. Starting PG Jameer Nelson had three points and nine dimes in 28 minutes, as the two continue to share the position. Mike Malone likes to play the rookie alongside Will Barton (20 points in 33 minutes), to take pressure off him as a ball-handler, and the tandem displayed terrific chemistry tonight. Murray is trending up and he makes sense as a cheap pickup for 3-pointers, steals and a trickle of other stats.

Mar 23 - 12:04 AM

Kenneth Faried    F  Nuggets

 

 

Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Wednesday for 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes vs. the Cavaliers. Faried was on a strict 20-minute limit as the Nuggets try to preserve his troublesome back, which cost him nearly a month before returning last Thursday. He was great tonight, but with his minutes down and the Nikola Jokic/Mason Plumlee frontcourt playing well, there's no reason to expect much from Faried down the stretch.

Mar 23 - 12:03 AM

Jerami Grant    F  Thunder

 

 

Jerami Grant scored three points with three rebounds and two assists against the 76ers on Wednesday. No revenge game for Grant here. Before this game, coach Billy Donovan joked that he wished coach Brett Brown did a better job with Grant, but Donovan also added Grant has to refine his offensive game. With OKC fairly healthy, Grant doesn't have much value in fantasy.

Brian Seltzer on Twitter

Mar 23 - 12:02 AM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets

 

 

Juan Hernangomez moved to the bench vs. the Cavaliers, finishing Wednesday's home win with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 12 minutes. Wilson Chandler (groin) was back in action tonight, which bumped Denver's promising young forward to the second unit. In eight starts this year he's averaging 11.6 points, 1.8 threes, 6.0 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocks, but his numbers take a big hit coming off the bench. If you're holding him, just remember that his role will be threatened even more once Danilo Gallinari (knee) gets back on the court.

Mar 23 - 12:02 AM

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Wilson Chandler (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, making 8-of-14 shots to score 18 points with one 3-pointer, five boards, three assists and one steal. Chandler had missed the past four games, but he sure didn't appear rusty while playing a game-high 41 minutes tonight. He was slumping offensively prior to the injury, and it looks like the extended rest could lead to renewed efficiency over Denver's final 11 games. Make sure he's not floating on your waiver wire.

Mar 23 - 12:01 AM