Monta Ellis G DAL 2 Hrs
Monta Ellis turned in a gem against the Blazers during Friday's 103-98 win with 17 points, eight boards, seven assists, three steals and four turnovers.
He's coming off his worst shooting month of the season in February, making just 42.4 percent from the field for 17.3 points per game -- also a season-low average for a month. Ellis has been a great pickup for the Mavericks this year and he's also been extremely durable, failing to miss a game in either of his last two seasons. He'll get a tough matchup on Sunday against a struggling Pacers team at American Airlines Center.
Stephen Curry PG GS 2 Hrs
Stephen Curry (leg) played in the Warriors' 111-97 win over the Hawks on Friday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one three over 30 minutes.
Only Curry and Andre Iguodala (13 points, five assists, one steal, one three) eclipsed 30 minutes in this cakewalk, but David Lee (18 points, six rebounds, one steal) and Andrew Bogut (10 points, nine boards, three assists, two steals, one block) were productive as well.
Jermaine O'Neal C GS 2 Hrs
Jermaine O'Neal scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Hawks.
The Warriors rolled in this game and O'Neal did his damage against a reeling Hawks team with no depth. Unless your league has a category for postgame interviews, he can be ignored in most formats.
Paul Millsap PF ATL 2 Hrs
Paul Millsap (knee contusion) returned to action in Friday's loss to the Warriors, scoring 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and six turnovers in 24 minutes.
The game wasn't all that close and Millsap was the most productive player on the court for the Hawks, despite the rust. He can be ushered back into lineups if he isn't there already. Jeff Teague (nine points, six assists, one three), Kyle Korver (seven points, one three, 25 minutes) and DeMarre Carroll (nine points, five boards, 28 minutes) all struggled in the blowout, so we don't want to weigh this game too heavily -- though Teague's owners will want to know if he's about to turn the aggression off.
Mike Scott PF ATL 2 Hrs
Mike Scott scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-14 shots (including a three) with three rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.
The Hawks have a great fantasy playoff schedule but on a per-game basis he'll be a borderline value in 12-14 team leagues barring a major change in production.
Jose Calderon PG DAL 2 Hrs
Jose Calderon hit three 3-pointers against the Blazers on Friday night with 19 points, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 30 minutes.
He ranks third in the NBA for 3-point percentage among qualifiers and ranks first among point guards in adjusted field goal percentage. Calderon doesn't handle the ball much, but low turnovers to go with those impressive percentages make him a must-own player.
Brandan Wright PF DAL 2 Hrs
Brandan Wright disappeared against the Blazers on Friday with six points, two boards, one assist and one block in 16 minutes.
He went off with an 18-point game on Wednesday, but that game turned out to be one of his frequent teases. Rick Carlisle's random dislike of Samuel Dalembert has helped right on occasion, but Wright's potential fantasy owners will want to temper expectations.
James Harden SG HOU 2 Hrs
James Harden scored 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Rockets wiped the floor with the Pacers on Friday by the score of 112-86.
The Demolition Man was all up in Evan Turner's grill and flexing after big makes, showing more fierce enthusiasm than we've ever seen in his career. The box wasn't overly kind to the usual suspects, but everybody played well in this route. Dwight Howard went for 15 and seven with four assists and a block, Chandler Parsons scored 11 points with five rebounds, six assists and a three, and Terrence Jones had seven points, four boards, one steal and a three of his own.