10:23 AM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
Priority Pickups: Hield, Portis and other post-deadline adds

Priority Pickups: Hield, Portis and other post-deadline adds

Occasionally, the NBA trade deadline is a kind of a dud … but not this year. After a noisy deadline, fantasy owners have some adding and dropping to do. It’s basically impossible to argue that Sacramento maximized its potential return on DeMarcus Cousins, one of the league’s elite bigs and best scorers.
numberFire 10 mins ago

Omri Casspi suffers a broken thumb in debut with Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Omri Casspi suffered a broken thumb in Thursday night's loss to the Houston Rockets, per Justin Verrier of ESPN. What It Means: This was Casspi's first game since being traded to New Orleans from the Sacramento Kings, and he played 24 minutes before suffering the injury, which is likely to keep him out for most of the remainder of the regular season. Look for Solomon Hill and Hollis Thompson to pick up some additional minutes with Casspi out. Casspi has averaged 6.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.3 minutes per game this season. He ranks...
Breanna Stewart gave a thoughtful response to Candice Wiggins’ comments about the WNBA

Breanna Stewart gave a thoughtful response to Candice Wiggins’ comments about the WNBA

The top pick in the draft hails the league's inclusiveness and says the WNBA's popularity is rising. On Monday former WNBA star Candice Wiggins told The San Diego Union-Tribune that she had been bullied due to her sexuality throughout her career. Breanna Stewart, the top pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft appeared on SportsCenter on Thursday to discuss Wiggins’ claims, but wanted to further clarify some things that didn’t air.
numberFire 35 mins ago

Jusuf Nurkic fills up the stat-sheet as Portland beats Orlando

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic made his first start as a Blazer on Monday, exploding for 12 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in 34 minutes of action as the Blazers beat the Orlando Magic 112-103 What It Means: This was only his second game since the Denver Nuggets traded him to Portland, and he seems to be fitting in well in his new home. He averaged 8.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.8 blocks in 17.9 minutes per game in 45 games with the Nuggets to start the year. Nurkic finished third among Blazers players with a 9.6 nERD in...
numberFire 47 mins ago
Daily Fantasy Basketball Game Scripts to Target on 2/24/17

Daily Fantasy Basketball Game Scripts to Target on 2/24/17

The Denver-Brooklyn game easily has the highest over/under on the slate. What does that mean for Brook Lopez's outlook?
numberFire 52 mins ago
Nerlens Noel Is Exactly What Dallas Needed

Nerlens Noel Is Exactly What Dallas Needed

Was the swap between Dallas and Philadelphia as clear of a win for the Mavericks as it looks?
numberFire 1 hour ago
3 Under-the-Radar Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays for 2/24/17

3 Under-the-Radar Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays for 2/24/17

At first glance, a matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks isn't anything to get excited about for Rudy Gobert, but he has unique upside on Friday.
numberFire 1 hour ago
Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 2/23/17

Yesterday's Perfect NBA DFS Lineups: Thursday 2/23/17

Overtime between Detroit and Charlotte got plenty of players into the perfect lineup. Who joined them?
3 waived NBA players that can make a difference for playoff teams

3 waived NBA players that can make a difference for playoff teams

The NBA trade deadline is over, and teams are now able to assess the mess they’ve fixed, created, or left untouched. The good news is that more players are still available, as the NBA moves into its post-deadline buyout phase to shed the unwanted pieces after the weeks’ deals. Once players’ contracts are bought out, they are placed on waivers for 48 hours.
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Smith may be 'slightly ahead' of schedule - J.R. Smith (G/F) Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs general manager David Griffin said that J.R. Smith is doing very well and may be slightly ahead of schedule.
Hoops Hype 1 hour ago
Trending stories: Trades, James Dolan and more

Trending stories: Trades, James Dolan and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Knicks’ James Dolan is NBA outsider for $300G donation to Trump – via nydailynews.com February 23 03:23 PM Supporting Donald Trump’s campaign has politically put James Dolan at odds with the NBA’s biggest figures. Shares Trade grades: Bulls or Thunder win Gibson, Payne deal? – via insider.espn.com February 23 04:18 PM Do Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott make OKC dangerous playoff contenders? Will Cameron Payne become the Bulls’ starting PG? Kevin Pelton grades...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Bucks to sign Axel Toupane to 10-day contract - Axel Toupane (F) Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are planning to sign Axel Toupane of the Raptors 905 to a 10-day contract.
What if the Kings actually won the Buddy Hield trade?

What if the Kings actually won the Buddy Hield trade?

No major stars moved at the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, with Serge Ibaka, DeMarcus Cousins and multiple Plumlees havng already been traded by then. The Paul George rumors were hot and heavy, but Indiana kept him. New Orleans had Cousins and Anthony Davis teamed up and scaring the hell out of everyone ... but losing by 30 to Lou Williams and the Rockets.
NBA scores 2017: DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will be monsters — give them time

NBA scores 2017: DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will be monsters — give them time

If the New Orleans Pelicans had anticipated making franchise history heading into the fourth quarter on Thursday night, this wasn’t the record they expected. The Pelicans trailed 100-67 to the Houston Rockets after three frames, the largest deficit in that situation in the team’s history. After Thursday’s loss — the final score was a 129-99 Rockets win — we can pretty clearly determine two things.
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

- Maurice Ndour (F) New York Knicks

Maurice Ndour was signed by NY on Thursday February 23.

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    Doug McDermott

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    Andrew Bogut

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