Mason Plumlee C BKN 12 Hrs
Plumlee started for Thaddeus Young (knee) and had two points (1-3 FG) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes in the win over Cleveland on Friday.
Plumlee saw a slight bump in minutes and has his highest rebounding total in his last six games. The days of Plumlee being a fantasy asset in shallower leagues are all but over, but he can be a rebounder in deeper leagues.
Nerlens Noel C PHI 12 Hrs
Noel exploded for 30 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 39 minutes of action Friday against the Clippers.
Noel has been impressive of late, averaging 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 3.0 blocks per game over the last five. He's making a strong case for breaking into the top-5 fantasy centers this season, and owners who bought low (or picked him up from the wire) earlier in the season are certainly reaping rewards now.
Iman Shumpert G CLE 12 Hrs
Shumpert had nine points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and six rebounds in 30 minutes in the loss to the Nets on Friday.
Shumpert has been getting major minutes with the Cavs of late, but hasn't been producing viable fantasy numbers. In his last five games, he has averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 12 Hrs
Wade will have fluid drained from his left knee when he returns to Miami on Saturday, the Miami Herald reports.
Wade was able to play Friday after sitting out the previous game, but he made just 5-of-13 shots and was limited to 22 minutes, so he may have been dealing with some soreness. He will undergo the procedure on his knee Saturday in an effort to suit up for Miami's next game Sunday against the Pistons.
Luc Mbah a Moute F PHI 12 Hrs
Mbah a Moute (shoulder) posted a solid line Friday against the Clippers, contributing 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block, and thee treys in 22 minutes of action.
Mbah a Moute is averaging 10.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers made in March. While those numbers don't stand out, he's still producing enough value to be owned in competitive 14-man leagues. His percentages may be weak, but he's certainly getting enough minutes on a weak Sixer squad to contribute.
Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 12 Hrs
Thompson provided eight points (4-6 FG, 0-2 FT) and nine rebounds in the loss to the Nets on Friday.
Thompson has grabbed 20 rebounds in his last two games, but is generally the fifth option on offense. He had just two points in the Wednesday win over Memphis. Thompson has not played more than 24 minutes in this last five games.
Matt Barnes SF LAC 13 Hrs
Barnes stuffed the stat sheet Friday against the Sixers, posting 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals, and three treys in 27 minutes of action.
Barnes is averaging 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 2.5 three-pointers made over the last four games. While he doesn't necessarily explode too often, his subtle contribution in all categories makes him a solid low-end player in standard leagues.
Blake Griffin PF LAC 13 Hrs
Griffin posted just 10 points, five rebounds, and eight assists in 29 minutes of action Friday against the Sixers.
Griffin has been struggling of late, averaging just 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.0 assists over the last five games. He came back from a month-long injury just two weeks ago, and it's a good likelihood that its lingering effects are still bothering him. That being said, he's still worth owning in all leagues.
DeAndre Jordan C LAC 13 Hrs
Jordan posted 17 points, 20 rebounds, and two blocks in 28 minutes of action Friday against the Sixers.
Jordan dominating the glass is no longer a surprise to anyone, as he's been doing it all year long. Neither are his free-throw shooting woes, which have prickled to a whopping 26 percent over the last five games, many thanks to Friday's 5-for-17 showing. It's difficult to hate on the center when he's been contributing so heavily in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentages. That being said, owners will need to take the good with the bad moving forward.
Monta Ellis G DAL 13 Hrs
Ellis is doubtful to return to Friday's game agains the Spurs due to a knee injury, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Ellis tweaked his knee in the third quarter of Friday's game and was able to limp off the court, but it appears he will not return to action. Expect an update on Ellis' status as more details become available.