Jameer Nelson PG ORL 17 Hrs
Jameer Nelson returned from an illness on Saturday but hit just 3-of-10 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for nine points and five assists.
Tony Parker blistered him for 30 points tonight, but the good news is that Nelson was able to return. He's having a good season and should be better than this on most nights now that he's healthy.
Manu Ginobili SG SA 17 Hrs
Manu Ginobili came off the bench to hit 10-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 24 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 27 minutes on Saturday.
Ginobili is heating up, averaging 14.2 points, 5.4 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five games, but that probably means that Gregg Popovich is ready to cool him off. Ginobili has played in nine straight games after missing eight straight with a hamstring injury, so it would not be surprising to see him take a night off in the near future. But if he's in the Spurs' lineup, he should probably be in yours.
Boris Diaw PF/C SA 17 Hrs
Boris Diaw moved from the starting lineup to the bench on Saturday and hit 3-of-5 shots for eight points, eight rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.
We've been getting a lot of questions about dropping decent players to pick up Diaw, and tonight's line is a reason why we've been reluctant to recommend doing so. Diaw came into this one hot and still put up some numbers, but the 22 minutes and move to the bench are both a concern. And as long as he plays for the league's best coach, things aren't likely to change.
Ersan Ilyasova F MIL 17 Hrs
Ersan Ilyasova returned from a one-game suspension on Saturday with 13 points, eight boards, one steal, one block and one turnover.
His shot selection was as bad as ever, but he did manage to make 4-of-10 from the field. Ilyasova has to be frustrated by his terrible play and it doesn't help his team has the worst record in the NBA. His body of work this season suggests he's probably not going to have any season-saving miracles at this point.
Danny Green SG/SF SA 17 Hrs
Danny Green hit 4-of-4 shots (all 3-pointers) for 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes on Saturday.
It would be nice to see him score more points and play more consistently, but his 3-point shooting and shot blocking makes him worth owning in any league. He's averaging 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.2 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games.
Carmelo Anthony F NY 17 Hrs
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points during Saturday's 107-97 win over the Cavs, adding seven boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
He is on cruise control for the Knicks with 29.0 points and 3.5 triples per game over his last four. Melo had 2.8 steals per game and has put up some eye-popping stats since the All-Star break. The Knicks have won three games in a row and are just four games back of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Tony Parker PG SA 17 Hrs
Tony Parker took advantage of the Magic, who were without Victor Oaldipo, and had a season-high 30 points, five assists and a 3-pointers on 11-of-19 shooting in Saturday's win.
He was also going against Jameer Nelson, who was coming off an illness, and simply dominated tonight's game. He's been great since returning from overall soreness, averaging 19.0 points and 5.3 assists on 51 percent shooting in four games.
Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 17 Hrs
Tiago Splitter returned to the starting lineup on Saturday (sorry, Boris Diaw) and hit 5-of-9 shots for 14 points, six rebounds and a block in 18 minutes.
The minutes weren't great, but his line was decent. You never know how many minutes Splitter will get from Gregg Popovich every night, or what his role will be. He's probably worth owning in most leagues, but is far from an automatic fantasy starter, whether he's starting for the Spurs or coming off the bench.
Kawhi Leonard SG/SF SA 17 Hrs
Kawhi Leonard stayed hot on Saturday, hitting 5-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.
He's stealth, as he continues to rack up great fantasy lines without scoring a ton of points or drawing much attention to himself. He's been outstanding since returning from a broken hand and should be in fantasy lineups any time the Spurs are in action.
Tobias Harris F ORL 17 Hrs
Tobias Harris came off the bench behind Kyle O'Quinn on Saturday and hit 11-of-16 shots for 23 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in a loss to the Spurs.
He should move back into the starting five soon, but even coming off the bench tonight, the minutes were right where owners need them to be. He's been hot since Glen Davis left for the Clippers, and is a must-start in most formats.