Jodie Meeks SG DET 2 Hrs
Meeks had 20 points (8-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one assist, and two steals in 28 minutes Wednesday against New Orleans.
Meeks hadn't scored 20 points in a game since Detroit's final game of 2014, where he scored 34. He also hadn't attempted more than 10 field goals since Feb. 6 against Denver. Although Meeks gets a decent amount of run, he's too inconsistent on a night-to-night basis to be counted on in most formats.
Josh Smith F HOU 2 Hrs
Smith had 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes off the bench against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Nice production for playing just 21 minutes. Over his last five games he's averaging 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.6 steals in 27 minutes per contest. He's likely to continue his role unless their is an injury that leads to more playing time.
Alexis Ajinca C NO 2 Hrs
Ajinca had 10 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
Ajinca's production Wednesday remained in line with his recent numbers despite Anthony Davis' return to the lineup. He now has two consecutive double-doubles and is averaging 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five.
Anthony Davis PF/C NO 2 Hrs
Davis (shoulder) showed no ill-effects in his return Wednesday. The young super star finished with 39 points, 13 rebounds, and eight blocks in 42 minutes in the Pelicans' 88-85 win over the Pistons.
Davis had been sidelined for a week and a half with a shoulder injury, but didn't show any rust in his first game back. His return likely spells the end of fantasy relevance for guys like Dante Cunningham, but Alexis Ajinca and Omer Asik both had double-digit rebounds alongside Davis.
James Harden SG HOU 2 Hrs
Harden had 18 points (7-16, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 assists, four rebounds, two blocks, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes in a 102-100 loss at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Nice all-around game for Harden who was returning from a one-game suspension for kicking LeBron James in the groin on Sunday. He's put up point-assist double-doubles in four of his last five games played. If he's on your team he's in your lineup.
Gorgui Dieng C MIN 2 Hrs
Dieng narrowly missed out on a double-double Wednesday, putting up eight points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes against Denver. He also had a steal and two blocks.
Dieng moved back to the bench with Nikola Pekovic's return, but Pekovic was on the floor for just 15 minutes. The Louisville product could continue to see big minutes of Pekovic's ankle continues to be a hindrance.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 2 Hrs
Pekovic (ankle) was held to 15 minutes on the floor Wednesday. During his truncated outing, Pekovic had six points, five rebounds, and two steals.
Pekovic was a game-time decision after missing Monday's contest with ankle soreness and Flip Saunders was conservative with his deployment of his starting center. The ankle injury has been a recurring problem for Pekovic for some time now, and his workload prior to Saturday's game, where he exited after just 12 minutes, put a lot of strain on it. It looks as though his ankle soreness isn't going away any time soon, so owners would be wise to stash Gorgui Dieng on their roster if he's still available.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 2 Hrs
Allen had 12 points (6-9 FG), eight rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes on Wednesday.
Allen sat out Tuesday's game with the Utah Jazz because of a physical altercation he had with backup guard Nick Calathes during practice. He came back with his one of his best games since the start of February. He can give you steals but is very inconsistent in other areas of his game.
Gary Neal SG MIN 2 Hrs
Neal moved back to the bench Wednesday, but still managed to put up 13 points in 29 minutes on the floor. He added three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in the loss.
Neal returned to his role coming off the bench as Kevin Martin returned from a one-game absence. The fifth-year man out of Towson has reached double figures in three straight games and is getting nearly 30 minutes of action over his last five.
Beno Udrih PG MEM 2 Hrs
Udrih had four points (2-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt) in 15 minutes against the Rockets in Wednesday's 102-100 win.
Like teammate Zach Randolph, Udrih came down with an illness and was unable to play against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, but was well enough to go against the Rockets. Leave him on the wire until he's getting more minutes and you're desperate.