JaVale McGee C PHI 18 Mins
McGee is nearing a deal with the Celtics, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.
McGee has already appeared in 23 games this season for the Nuggets and Clippers, posting averages of 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game -- both of which represent career-lows at the moment. If the proposed deal stands, McGee will help bolster a banged up frontcourt that has already lost Jared Sullinger (foot) for the season. Per Goodman's report, the offer would keep the 27-year-old under contract through the 2015-16 season.
Tyler Zeller PF/C BOS 2 Hrs
Zeller hit the game winning bank shot as time expired versus the Jazz on Wednesday.
Despite starting the last eight games for the C's, Zeller is only averaging 10.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 26 minutes of work per game. Regardless, his winning shot in Utah keeps Boston's playoff hopes alive. His minutes may decline now that Kelly Olynyk has returned from injury.
Marcus Smart PG BOS 2 Hrs
Smart led the Celtics in minutes played Wednesday in the win against Utah.
The arrival of Isaiah Thomas has not affected Smart's time on the court. The rookie has averaged 31 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 made treys in his eight games with Thomas. Expect the development of Smart to remain a top priority for the C's.
Giannis Antetokounmpo SF MIL 3 Hrs
Antetokounmpo scored 16 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 41 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
Since the All-star break, Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 steals. The break out is slowly happening and he will be a hot commodity come draft time next season.
Zaza Pachulia C MIL 3 Hrs
Pachulia scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT) with 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
Pachulia played just 13 minutes in the previous game and consequently his fluctuating playing time makes him very difficult to trust and own in 10-12 team leagues.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 3 Hrs
Wade scored 25 points (7-17 FG, 11-12 FT) with five rebounds, six assists, one block and two steals in 31 minutes during Wednesday's victory over the Lakers.
This was a vintage Wade performance. It is great to see him put up lines like this and he is averaging 2.4 steals over his last five games. As always, he is a huge injury risk, so owners need to prepare themselves accordingly.
Shaun Livingston G GS 3 Hrs
Livingston played 27 minutes and scored 16 points (7-of-10 FG) with six assists in Wednesday night's win over the Bucks. He's averaging 24 minutes over the last four games, seven more minutes than his season average.
The Warriors have been going to a smaller lineup for greater portions of games as of late and that arrangement features Livingston on the floor with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Livingston is making it work for him; he's averaged 11.3 points and 5.0 assists during the four-game run.
Hassan Whiteside PF/C MIA 3 Hrs
Whiteside scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 6-13 FT) with 25 rebounds and four blocks in 33 minutes during Wednesday's victory over the Lakers.
Whiteside has been incredible on the glass with 59 rebounds in his last three games. He has been one of the waiver wire finds of the season and will win many an owner a championship this season.
Draymond Green SF GS 3 Hrs
Green posted a double-double with a game-high 23 points and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes in Wednesday night's win over the Bucks. He added five assists and three blocks to his line.
Green celebrated his 25th birthday in style. He played center during the fourth quarter when the Warriors pulled away from Bucks. The Warriors have been relying more and more on their small lineup, which features Green at center. That's how they erased a 26-point deficit earlier this week against the Celtics.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 3 Hrs
Hill scored 13 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with 10 rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Heat.
Hill has been consistent offensively of late with seven consecutive games in double digit scoring. If you need scoring and rebounding from a big then give him some consideration, just realise that his efficiency has been poor, as has his defensive stats.