Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 12 Mins
Johnson scored 17 points (8-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt) with four rebounds and three assists in 46 minutes during Friday's OT loss to the Raptors.
The rest provided by Monday's postponement seems to have provided Johnson with a spark, and he's scored 43 points on 18-for-35 shooting in the two games since. Given his age and lingering knee tendinitis, however, don't expect him to be able to keep up this hot streak for long.
Brook Lopez C BKN 16 Mins
Lopez scored 35 points (15-28 FG, 5-6 FT) with 12 rebounds (including eight on the offensive glass), three steals and three blocks in 41 minutes off the bench during Friday's OT loss to the Raptors.
It was a huge night for Lopez, but he'll likely only remember the wide-open 20-footer he missed at the end of regulation that would have won the game for the Nets. Kevin Garnett continues to get the starts in the frontcourt, but so long as Lopez sees starter's minutes his owners shouldn't have any complaints about his production.
Jarrett Jack G BKN 20 Mins
Jack scored a career-high 35 points (13-30 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 8-8 FT) with 13 assists, eight rebounds and a steal in 52 minutes during Friday's OT loss to the Raptors.
He did everything he could to drag the Nets to a win over his former club, but fell just a little short in the end. Jack's now had back-to-back games with 13 assists, and over his last seven games is averaging 19.4 points, 8.4 assists, 4.7 boards, 1.9 steals and 1.0 threes. Unless Jack cools down, Deron Williams may have a hard time getting back into the starting lineup once he returns to action from his rib injury.
Jonas Valanciunas C TOR 31 Mins
Valanciunas was spotted limping and wearing an ankle wrap after Friday's game, raising questions about his availability to play Saturday, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
The injury didn't seem to impact Valanciunas during Friday's game, however, as he posted a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) and chipped in a pair of blocks while playing 33 minutes. For now, consider him day-to-day heading into Saturday night's game against Washington.
Lou Williams G TOR 31 Mins
Williams scored 25 points (6-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 10-11 FT) with four rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes off the bench Friday.
That's back-to-back games with 25+ points for the Raptors' sixth man, and Williams is now averaging a career-high 15.4 points per game on the season.
Jonas Valanciunas C TOR 34 Mins
Valanciunas scored 14 points (7-7 FG) with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes during Friday's OT win over the Nets.
He once again sat on the bench during crunch time due to his defensive limitations, otherwise Valanciunas might have had an even stronger fantasy line. Even so, over his last four games, he's averaging a very solid 13.8 points, 9.8 boards and 2.0 blocks.
Amir Johnson PF/C TOR 38 Mins
Johnson scored 24 points (10-11 FG, 4-4 FT) with seven rebounds in 35 minutes during Friday's OT win over the Nets.
After scoring a combined 12 points in his previous two games, Johnson came through with a huge performance to help claw out a road win. Until he starts providing more consistency, however, Johnson is a tough player to use in most fantasy leagues.
DeMar DeRozan SG/SF TOR 42 Mins
DeRozan scored 26 points (9-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-9 FT) with nine assists, four rebounds and a steal in 41 minutes during Friday's OT win over the Nets.
Over his last four games, DeRozan is averaging 21.8 points, 5.3 boards, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals. His groin injury kept him from making a repeat appearance in the All-Star Game, but his current level of play is certainly worthy.
Nikola Mirotic PF CHI 1 Hr
Mirotic will come off the bench Friday, the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports.
He played just 12 minutes and scored zero points despite getting the start Thursday, so that experiment appears to be over for now. Look for him to see 10-20 minutes off the bench Friday.
Tony Snell SG/SF CHI 1 Hr
Snell will get the start at small forward Friday, the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports.
Nikola Mirotic got the start in the Bulls' previous game as the team still tries to make up for Mike Dunleavy being out. Snell typically sees between 20 and 25 minutes, regardless of his role, and offers middling scoring and three-point production.