Manu Ginobili posted nine points (2-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 29 minutes Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Ginobili has dealt with various ailments over the past year (most recently a sore hip), and he's well past his prime to be dependable for consistency from a fantasy perspective. That being said, he does have the ability to contribute points, assists, steals, and threes off the bench, so when he's healthy, he does provide enough value in deeper formats.
Tim Duncan scored a season-low two points (1-4 FG) to go with nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 28 minutes Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Duncan has now scored in single-digits three times over the last four games, and it appears he's exerting himself a little more passively on the offensive end than usual. He's already 39 years old, and with the San Antonio Spurs set on getting a strong seed for the regular season, it wouldn't be surprising to see Duncan's numbers take a dip. If there's a time to sell him at a decent price before it's too late, now may be ideal.
Rick Nash tallied the New York Rangers ' lone goal on a second-period power play in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Montreal.
The tally originally went to Ryan McDonagh, but was given to Nash after a review found that he'd tipped it past Carey Price. It may be a cheap one, but it's still the fifth goal in three games for the 31-year-old winger. He's still sitting on disappointing season stats, but things have certainly been trending upward for Nash since the end of October.
Max Pacioretty scored on the power play for the second consecutive game Wednesday, adding an assist and a plus-2 rating in a 5-1 win over the Rangers.
His mid-third-period tally was just the final nail in the coffin with the Habs already sitting on a nice lead, but it's no accident when Pacioretty gets on the scoresheet. He's been particularly on fire over the last nine games, racking up five goals and seven assists. With all the shots he piles up as well as strong plus-minus, there are few fantasy assets as well rounded as the Habs' 27-year-old star.
Raymond Felton logged a season-high 37 minutes Wednesday against the Spurs but failed to capitalize, posting just five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five assists, four rebounds, and one steal.
Felton stared for the resting Chandler Parsons, but couldn't find his shot in extended minutes when given the opportunity. He's been quietly producing stray points steals, and threes occasionally this season, but isn't locked in for a significant role in the rotation when the Dallas Mavericks are healthy. That being said, he still has some potential to contribute in deeper formats due to his overall ability to rack up various numbers when given more minutes.